4th Annual “Premios Juventud” Awards on Univision Constructs an All-Star Musical Factory


premios_juventudMiami, FL–(HISPANIC PR WIRE)–July 20, 2007–A dazzling, effects-filled, industrial “musical factory” was the setting for the fourth edition of Univision’s “Premios Juventud” youth awards show at the BankUnited Center at the University of Miami.
“Premios Juventud 2007” gave awards in 27 unconventional categories. Among the night’s biggest winners were international pop mega-sensation RBD, with five statuettes (“I Hear Them Everywhere,” “CD to Die For,” “My Favorite Concert,” “Best Ballad,” and “Favorite Pop Artist”), Puerto Rican reggaetón superstars Daddy Yankee and duo Wisin y Yandel tied with three awards each, Colombian singer/songwriter Shakira, who received two awards (“Best Moves” and “My Idol”) and motion picture/recording artist Jennifer López who
also received two awards for “She’s Got Style” and “Girl of my Dreams.” Other winners included the popular singer Alejandro Fernández (“Favorite Regional Mexican Artist”) who also was awarded a special 15th Anniversary award, bachata artists Aventura (“Favorite Tropical Artist) and Mexican supergroup Maná (“Favorite Rock Artist”). In Sports, Mexican track and field phenom Ana Guevara (“Most Electrifying Girl Jock”) and countryman soccer star Rafael Márquez (“Most Electrifying Guy Jock”) each received statuettes. The show’s co-hosts, the stars of Univision’s wildly successful novela “La Fea más Bella,” Angélica Vale and Jaime Camil, welcome her as a fellow host.
Kicking off the show, Cruz Martínez, leader and keyboardist of the urban fusion group Cruz Martínez presenta: Los Super Reyes, descends from the rafters onto the stage for their worldwide debut performance, featuring Martínez singing for the first time ever. Maintaining his reputation for exciting entrances, Puerto Rican reggaetón superstar Daddy Yankee flew down onto the stage among fireworks in a hovercraft and was joined by an army of dancing robots to perform his two hits “Impacto” and “Ella me Levanto.” Later in another number, a set of cryogenic chambers come down from above the stage into a smoke-filled laboratory setting and opened up to reveal reggaetón duo Wisin y Yandel joined by fellow artist Don Omar performing two exciting numbers for the first time ever together on television. In still another dramatic entrance, Romeo of Dominican bachata group Aventura is lowered down to the stage in a gigantic metallic heart to join the others amid a maze of industrial scaffolding for a performance of “Mi Corazoncito.” Breaking the mold, Spanish pop star David Bisbal began his performance of “Amar es lo que Quiero” and “Torre de Babel” in a simple, intimate manner but finished the number being drenched in a cascade of water surrounded by dancers, much to the sold-out crowd’s roaring approval.
In what was the most emotionally charged moment of the evening, Mexican pop and ranchera star Alejandro Fernández was honored with a special award honoring his 15th anniversary as one of Latin music’s most popular recording artists.
The finale of the program featured the night’s biggest winners, international pop sensations RBD, performing “Bésame sin Miedo.”

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