Julieta Venegas Tops MTV Video Music Awards Latin America 2004 Winners with Three 'Tongues' Followed by Cafe Tacvba and Maroon 5 with Two Electrifying Latin Hip Hop Performances Opened Show with Diego Torres, La Ley,

Julieta Venegas and Black Eyed Peas



Molotov, Cartel De Santa, Pitbull, Lenny Kravitz, The Rasmus, Tiziano Ferro,

DJ Toy, Juanes, Beastie Boys, and Alex Ubago Also Performed



    MIAMI, Oct. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Hip Hop and Latin music fused MTV style at
 the 3rd Annual MTV Video Music Awards Latin America (VMALA), which broadcast
 tonight from the Jackie Gleason Theater in Miami Beach to MTV Latin America,
 MTV2 and MTV Espanol in the United States and MTV Puerto Rico.  Mexican
 Julieta Venegas dominated, collecting three awards including "Artist of the
 Year".  Mexico's Cafe Tacvba and the US Maroon 5 garnered two 'tongue topped'
 awards each, with one of Cafe Tacvba's win being for "Video of the Year".
 Black Eyed Peas walked away with the show's newest and first ever "Best
 International Hip Hop/R&B Award".
     The show started with U2's Bono welcoming the audience in Spanish.
 Immediately after, Latin superstar and host Paulina Rubio, set the show's
 over-the-top tone early as she made her entrance in a custom designed Roberto
 Cavalli superhero inspired ensemble on a fifteen foot tongued chariot crafted
 to resemble the VMALA award statuette, carried by four chiselled male escorts.
 Ms. Rubio's multiple wardrobe changes throughout the night featured designs
 from Dolce & Gabbana, Valentino, Fornarina, Blue Marine and Missoni, among
 others.
     Diego Torres, La Ley, Julieta Venegas and Black Eyed Peas delivered the
 night's opening performance with a dynamic infusion of hip hop hits
 Spanish-language covers featuring Usher's "Yeah", Outkast's "Hey Ya!" and
 Black Eyed Peas "Oh Mama".  Black Eyed Peas themselves topped the performance
 with their single "Let's get it started".
     The Mexican rap-metal band Molotov debuted their new single "Amateur"
 which is a remake of the early 80's Falco hit, "Rock Me Amadeus", while
 Julieta Venegas and Cartel De Santa joined to sing Julieta's "Lento"; and
 Paulina Rubio, Pitbull and DJ Toy performed "Tequila".  Additional
 performances appealing to Anglo and Latin American music devotees alike
 included Lenny Kravitz, The Rasmus, Tiziano Ferro, Juanes, Alex Ubago and
 Beastie Boys bringing down the house with "Ch-check it out" and "Sabotage" to
 close the night.
 
     The winners of the MTV Video Music Awards Latin America 2004 are:
 
      Artist of the Year:                    Julieta Venegas
      Video of the Year:                     Cafe Tacvba
      Best Solo Act:                         Julieta Venegas
      Best Group or Duo:                     La Oreja de Van Gogh
      Best Pop Artist:                       Alejandro Sanz
      Best Rock Artist:                      La Ley
      Best Alternative Act:                  Cafe Tacvba
      Best Rock Artist - International:      Maroon 5
      Best New Artist - Argentina:           Airbag
      Best Artist - Central:                 TK
      Best Pop Act - International:          Avril Lavigne
      Best New Artist - International:       Maroon 5
      Best International Hip Hop/R&B Artist: Black Eyed Peas
      Best Artist - Mexico:                  Julieta Venegas
      Best New Artist - Mexico:              Belinda
      Best Artist - Argentina:               Diego Torres
      Best New Artist - Central:             Cementerio Club
      Best Independent Act:                  Capri
 
     The VMALA will air on MTV U.S. on Saturday, October 30th at 11:00 p.m.
 PT/ET and the show will also be made available to MTV's 44 channels around the
 world throughout November.
     In true MTV style, the VMALA's award is a tongue - symbolizing the Spanish
 language that unites all Latin Americans throughout the region.
     The third annual "MTV Video Music Awards Latin America is sponsored by
 Coca-Cola, Visa International Latin America, Hewlett Packard, Motorola,
 McDonald's and Ford.
     Charlie Singer, Executive VP of Programming, Creative and Marketing
 Strategy, MTV Networks Latin America served as executive producer.  Audrey
 Morrissey (a veteran of many MTV productions and award shows, and producer of
 "Alejandro Sanz MTV Unplugged," "La Ley MTV Unplugged" and two previous
 VMALAs) served as producer; Manny Rodriguez ("Alejandro Sanz MTV Unplugged,"
 "La Ley MTV Unplugged") directed and Jose Tillan, VP of Music and Artist
 Relations, MTV Networks Latin America supervised the musical content of the
 show.
     The VMALAs 2004 acknowledges the support of the Miami Beach Visitor and
 Convention Authority, the Miami-Dade County Tourist Development Council, the
 Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs, the Cultural Affairs
 Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor, the Board of County Commissioners, and
 the City of Miami Beach.
 
     MTV Networks Latin America, Inc., a unit of Viacom International, owns and
 operates MTV Latin America, Nickelodeon Latin America, Nickelodeon Brazil, VH1
 Latin America and the MTV Networks Digital Suite, a package of five digital
 services - MTV Jams, MTV Hits, VH1 Soul, VH1 Mega Hits and Nickelodeon's GAS
 (Games and Sports for Kids).
     For information, jpegs and the VMALA logo, log onto
 http://www.mtvla.com/prensa/vmala04
 
 

SOURCE MTV Networks Latin America

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