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Belinda Tops ’Los Premios MTV Latinoamerica 2007’ With Five Nominations


Alejandro Sanz and Babasonicos Follow with Four Nominations and Division
Minuscula, Gustavo Cerati, Julieta Venegas, Kudai, Mana, Miranda!, Panda and
Paulina Rubio Nab Three Nominations Each

Pop Super Star Hilary Duff Joins Previously Announced Live Performances by Avril Lavigne, Cafe Tacvba and The Cure

Los Premios MTV 2007 will introduce Three New Award Categories Including Fashionista, Best Urban Artist, and Influencia

MTV Tr3s Viewer Choice Awards Expand to Three Categories: Best Urban Artist, Best Pop Artist and Best New Artist

MTV Latin America and MTV Tr3s Viewers will Select Winners by Casting their Votes Beginning September 12th

Los Premios MTV Latin America 2007 will Broadcast live from El Palacio de Los Deportes in Mexico City, on Thursday, October 18th at 10.00 pm

MIAMI.- MTV Latin America announced today the nominees for the sixth annual “Los Premios MTV Latin America 2007.” Mexican pop artist Belinda tops the list with five nominations, followed by Spain’s Alejandro Sanz and Argentina’s Babasonicos with four nominations. Mexico’s Division Minuscula, Julieta Venegas, Mana, Panda, and Paulina Rubio, together with Argentina’s Gustavo Cerati and Miranda! and Chile’s Kudai follow with three nominations each. In addition, pop superstar Hilary Duff signs on to perform live at the show. The event will air from El Palacio de Los Deportes in Mexico City, on Thursday, October 18th at 11:00 p.m. ET (10:00 p.m. Mexico, 11:00 p.m. Argentina and Chile).

“Los Premios MTV Latin America” brings together a variety of regional and local Latin American pop and rock artists, as well as international acts to reflect the music and attitude of youth in Latin America today. This year marks the second time the annual awards ceremony will take place in Mexico City. The event will air live on MTV Latin America to more than 24 countries. In addition, it will be seen on MTV Tr3s and MTV2 in the U.S., reaching an additional 90 million households. It will also be available on other MTVs around the world, as well as on various select broadcast stations throughout Latin America, details of which will be announced.

“Los Premios MTV” is the biggest musical celebration of the year for our fans in the region,“ commented Jose Tillan, Senior Vice President of Creative, Content and Music for MTV Networks Latin America. ”This year’s nominee line- up reflects our audience’s diverse taste and speaks to the incredible talent in Latin America. As always, we are delighted to be able to offer an extremely musical platform to showcase and bring together such a wide variety of established and up and coming talent in a fun an irreverent manner that only MTV can do".

This year, pop superstar Hilary Duff will fire up the audience joining previously announced chart topper Avril Lavigne, Cafe Tacvba and internationally renowned The Cure, to perform live in the premiere celebration of local and international music in Latin America. In 2007, Duff released her third album, Dignity which reached the top five in the U.S. and Canada, the top twenty in Australia and the top forty in the UK. Her first single from this album, “With Love”, made the U.S. Hot 100 hit list and topped Billboard’s Hot Dance Club Play chart.

Additional performers and presenters for Los Premios MTV 2007 will be announced shortly.

This year’s show adds three new award categories, including the “Fashionista Award,” for best dressed celebrity; “Best Urban Artist Award” for best R&B, rap, hip hop or reggaeton; and the “Influencia Award” honoring an artist for their influence and trajectory in the music industry.

The nominees in 19 of the total 23 categories were selected by a combination of MTV viewers and industry professionals; while the nominees in the four remaining categories were selected by a specialized panel of MTV Latin America executives.


Starting September 12th through October 5th, 2007, the winners of “Los Premios MTV 2007” will be selected by MTV Latin American viewers, who will cast their votes online at or via their cell phones by sending the text message VOTA to 33933 in Mexico and VOTA to 25252 in the rest of Latin America. The winners for the categories of “Best Independent Artist”, “Promising Artist”, and “Influencia” will be selected by a Los Premios committee of MTV Music and Talent executives. Nominees for the “Fashionista Award” will be selected live during the red carpet arrivals by a fashion expert; and the winner will be chosen by viewers online during the show and announced in the online post show.


This year, MTV Tr3s has expanded its Viewer Choice Awards from one to three categories: Best Pop Artist, Best New Artist and Best Urban Artist. Starting September 12th, MTV Tr3s viewers can cast their vote for the “MTV Tr3s Viewers’ Choice Awards” by logging onto, calling 1-877-MTVVOTE or by sending a PREMIOS text message to 66333. MTV Tr3s viewers will also be able to vote for all “Premios” nominees by following a link at All winners will be announced during the live telecast on October 18th.

“By expanding the ’MTV Tr3s Viewer Choice Awards’ to three categories, we seek to better represent the musical preferences of our U.S. Latino audience,” said Jesus Lara, Senior Vice President, Talent and Music for MTV Tr3s and MTV/VH1 Latin America. “We are proud of the platform MTV Tr3s provides both established and emerging artists and are excited to discover who young U.S. Latinos vote for as best urban, pop and new artist!”

Tillan will serve as Executive Producer for the “Los Premios MTV Latinoamerica 2007” and Audrey Morrissey (a veteran of many MTV productions and award shows, and producer of “Alejandro Sanz MTV Unplugged,” “La Ley MTV Unplugged” and four previous Los Premios MTV), will produce the show.

MTV has a long history of creating exciting music events with 22 locally produced award shows annually around the world. Additional MTV award ceremonies include the MTV India Excellence Awards (India), MTV Russia Music Awards (Russia), Australia Video Music Awards (Australia), MTV Romania Music Awards (Romania), MTV India Style Awards (India), MTV China Style Awards (China), MTV Philippines Style Awards (Philippines), MTV Indonesia Movie Awards (Indonesia), MTV Video Music Awards Japan (Japan), MTV Asia Awards (Singapore), CCTV-MTV Mandarin Music Honors (China), MTV Philipinas (Philippines), MTV Penghargaan (Indonesia), MTV Europe Music Awards, Video Music Brazil Awards, TRL Awards (US), MTV Movie Awards (US), MTV Video Music Awards (US).

MTV Networks Latin America, Inc., a unit of Viacom Inc. (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), owns and operates MTV Latin America, Nickelodeon Latin America, VH1 Latin America, Viacom Networks Brazil and the MTV Networks Digital Suite, a package of three digital services -- MTV Jams, MTV Hits, and VH1 Soul. Customized versions of the brands in Spanish and Portuguese can be seen throughout Latin America in more than 20 countries. MTV Networks Latin America also connects with its audiences interactively through its websites:, and, as well as through its broadband and community sites:, and

MTV Tr3s is the most-widely distributed TV network dedicated to superserving today’s bicultural Latino youth. MTV Tr3s’ programming is rooted in the fusion of American and Latino music, cultures, lifestyles and languages. Music programming is at the core of MTV Tr3s and the channel features hitmakers, emerging artists and new sounds that resonate with young U.S. Latinos. In addition to music programming, MTV Tr3s programming slate also features lifestyle series, news, documentaries and other long-form programs that celebrate US Latino hybrid identity and culture.

Following is a tally of artists who were nominated three or more times:

Belinda 5
Alejandro Sanz 4
Babasonicos 4
Division Minuscula 3
Gustavo Cerati 3
Julieta Venegas 3
Kudai 3
Mana 3
Miranda! 3
Panda 3
Paulina Rubio 3

Following are all the categories and the nominees for “Los Premios MTV 2007” listed alphabetically (by first name) within each category.

Babasonicos Universal
Kudai EMI
Mana Warner
Miranda! Pelo Music/EMI
Panda Movic Records/Warner

Alejandro Sanz Warner
Belinda EMI/Televisa
Julieta Venegas SonyBMG
Miranda! Pelo Music/EMI
Paulina Rubio Universal

Babasonicos Universal
Bersuit Universal
Catupecu Machu EMI
Gustavo Cerati SonyBMG
Moderatto EMI/Televisa

Anita Tijoux Oveja Negra
Calle 13 SonyBMG
Daddy Yankee Universal
Don Omar Machete Music/Universal
Mala Rodriguez Machete Music/Universal

Allison SonyBMG
Division Minuscula Sones del Mexside/Universal
Kinky Universal
Panda Movic Records/Warner
Zoe Noiselab/EMI

Alejandro Sanz Warner
Belinda EMI/Televisa
Daddy Yankee Universal
Gustavo Cerati SonyBMG
Paulina Rubio Universal

Belinda EMI/Televisa
Division Minuscula Universal
Julieta Venegas SonyBMG
Paulina Rubio Universal
Zoe Noiselab/EMI

Bengala Universal
Camila SonyBMG
Maria Jose Warner
Masappan SonyBMG
Pambo SonyBMG

Aterciopelados Nacional Records
Caramelos de Cianuro Libero Iaizzo Producciones
Kudai EMI
Libido Circus Music
Los Bunkers Feria La Oreja

Anita Tijoux Oveja Negra
Juan Fernando Velasco Union Music Group
Naty Botero SonyBMG
PopCorn Nueva Granada Records
Six Pack Feria La Oreja

Airbag Warner
Babasonicos Universal
Catupecu Machu EMI
La Vela Puerca Surco/Universal
Miranda! Pelo Music/EMI

Bicicletas Estamos Felices
Ella es Tan Cargosa PopArt Discos
Inmigrantes SonyBMG
Las Pastillas del
Abuelo Crack Discos
Panico Ramirez Independiente/PopArt

Avril Lavigne SonyBMG
Gwen Stefani Universal
Hilary Duff Universal
Justin Timberlake SonyBMG
Rihanna Universal

30 Seconds to Mars EMI
Evanescence SonyBMG
Maroon 5 Universal
My Chemical Romance Warner
Panic! At the Disco Warner

+ 44 Universal
Lily Allen EMI
Amy Winehouse Universal
Fergie Universal
Klaxons Universal

Camila SonyBMG
Division Minuscula Sones del Mexside/Universal
Estelares PopArt
Jesse & Joy Warner
PopCorn Nueva Granada Records

Bengala Universal
Inmigrantes SonyBMG
Mala Rodriguez Machete Music/Universal
Naif La Tina Records
No Te Va Gustar Bizarro Records

L.E.G.O. Osso Records
Los Dynamite Noiselab
No lo soporto Independiente/PopArt
No Te Va Gustar Bizarro Records
The Hall Effect Self release
Turbina Discos Burbuja / Discos Intolerancia

Avril Lavigne - Girlfriend SonyBMG
Enrique Iglesias - Dimelo Universal
Julieta Venegas con Anita
Tijoux - Eres Para Mi SonyBMG
Ricky Martin con La Mari de
Chambao y Tommy Torres -
Tu Recuerdo SonyBMG
Rihanna con Jay-Z - Umbrella Universal

Alejandro Sanz con Shakira -
Te Lo Agradezco Pero No
(Jaume de Laiguana) Warner
Belinda - Bella Traicion
(Scott Speer) EMI/Televisa
Calle 13 - Tango del Pecado
(Israel Lugo, Gabriel Coss) SonyBMG
Gustavo Cerati- Adios (Joaquin
Cambre) SonyBMG
Mana - Manda Una Senal (Wayne
Isham) Warner
Panda - Los Malaventurados
No Lloran (Rodrigo Guardiola) Movic Records/Warner

Alejandro Sanz Warner
Babasonicos Universal
Belinda EMI/Televisa
Kudai EMI
Mana Warner

Following are all the categories and the nominees for the “MTVTr3s Viewer Choice Awards” listed alphabetically (by first name) within each category.

MTVTr3s Best Pop Artist
Aventura Premium Latin
Daddy Yankee Interscope
Enrique Iglesias Interscope
Jennifer Lopez Epic
Rakim and Ken-Y Universal Latino

MTVTr3s Best Urban Artist
Calle 13 Sony/BMG Latino
Don Omar Machete
Hector “El Father” Machete
Joell Ortiz Koch
Wisin and Yandel Machete

MTVTr3s Best New Artist
Kat DeLuna Epic
Notch Machete
Xtreme La Calle Records
Down aka Kilo Machete
Gustavo Laureano Universal Latino

* The winner of this category will be chosen by MTV Latin America Music
and Talent executives

** The winner of this category will be chosen by a group of MTV music
executives from all over the world


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