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Shakira on Top at Billboard Latin Awards

Posted in News on May 2, 2006
BMI Award-winning songwriter/artist Shakira was the top winner at the 2006 Billboard Latin Music Awards, held April 27 at Hard Rock Live in Hollywood, Fla. The Colombian superstar took home five trophies, including four for the chart-topping smash "La Tortura" from her Spanish-language release Fijacion Oral Vol. 1, named Latin Pop Album of the Year in the female category.

Shakira Juanes Los Horóscopos De Durangos

Fellow Colombian rocker Juanes and nuevo bachata artist Andy Andy both picked up three awards, with Juanes wearing the Songwriter of the Year crown, a title he also earned at this year's BMI Latin Awards ceremony.

Luny Tunes Andy Andy

Los Horóscopos De Durango's two wins included Regional Mexican Album of the Year for Y Seguimos Con Duranguense!!! and Regional Mexican Airplay Song of the Year for the album's single, "Si La Quieres."

Reggaetón production duo Luny Tunes was named Producer of the Year, marking the first time a producer in that genre has won the prestigious title. Luny Tunes produced and wrote "Mayor Que Yo" performed by BMI artists Baby Ranks, Tonny Tun Tun, Wisin y Yandel and Hector "El Father," which also won the newly created Reggaetón Song of the Year award.

The Billboard Latin Music Awards, which honor the most popular albums, songs and performers in Latin music on the Billboard charts, are part of the annual Billboard Latin Music Conference, held April 24-27 in Miami's South Beach.

BMI's 2006 Billboard Latin Music Awards winners:

Hot Latin Song of the Year
"La Tortura"
Shakira

Hot Latin Song of the Year, Vocal Duet
"La Tortura"
Shakira

Hot Latin Songs Artist of the Year
Juanes

Latin Pop Album of the Year, Male
En La Luna
Reyli (SACM)

Latin Pop Album of the Year, Female
Fijacion Oral Vol. 1
Shakira

Latin Rock/Alternative Album of the Year
Consejo
La Secta AllStar

Tropical Album of the Year, Male
Ironía
Andy Andy

Tropical Album of the Year, New Artist
Ironía
Andy Andy

Regional Mexican Album of the Year, Male Duo or Group
Y Sigue La Mata Dando
Grupo Montez De Durango

Regional Mexican Album of the Year, Female Group or Female Solo Artist
Y Seguimos Con Duranguense!!!
Los Horóscopos De Durango

Latin Pop Airplay Song of the Year, Male
"La Camisa Negra"
Juanes

Latin Pop Airplay Song of the Year, Duo or Group
"La Tortura"
Shakira

Tropical Airplay Song of the Year, Male
"Que Ironía"
Andy Andy

Tropical Airplay Song of the Year, Duo or Group
"Ella Y Yo"
Featuring Don Omar

Regional Mexican Airplay Song of the Year, Male Group
"Eres Divina"
Patrulla 81

Regional Mexican Airplay Song of the Year, Female Group or Female Solo Artist
"Si La Quieres"
Los Horóscopos De Durango

Latin Tour of the Year
Luis Miguel

Reggaeton Song of the Year
"Mayor Que Yo"
Baby Ranks, Tonny Tun Tun, Wisin y Yandel, Hector "El Father"

Latin Ringtone of the Year
"La Tortura"
Shakira

Latin Dance Club Play Track of the Year
"I Don't Care/Que Más Da (Dance Remixes)"
Ricky Martin featuring Fat Joe

Latin Rap/Hip-Hop Album of the Year
"Kickin' It...Juntos"
Akwid

Latin Christian/Gospel Album of the Year
Dios Es Bueno
Marcos Witt

Songwriter of the Year
Juanes

Producer of the Year
Luny Tunes

Publisher of the Year
EMI Blackwood