Son By Four, Nominated in 7 Categories, Added To Billboard Latin Music Awards Line-Up

Excitement Mounts as Top Latin Stars MDO, Luis Fonsi, Grupo Limite, Lupillo

Rivera, Banda El Recodo, Alejandro Sanz, Ricardo Montaner and OV7

Join the 2001 Annual Awards Show



Awards Show to Be Broadcast on Telemundo April 29, 2001



Apr 12, 2001, 01:00 ET from Telemundo Network

    MIAMI, April 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Latin sensation Son By Four, nominated in
 seven categories, has been added to the list of performers set to take the
 stage for the "Heineken en Vivo" Presents Billboard Latin Music Awards Show at
 Miami Beach's Jackie Gleason Theater of Performing Arts on April 26. The
 Spanish-language Telemundo Network will air the event as a special on April 29
 at 8:00p.m. (ET/PT).
     Juan Manuel Cardona, "Juan Diablo" from the hit novela "Por Que Diablos,"
 co-hosts this year's award show along with previously announced hosts Candela
 Ferro, co-anchor of "Ocurrio Asi," and Jorge Enrique Abello, "Don Armando"
 from "Betty la Fea." Paying homage to the remarkable year in Latin music and
 celebrating the genre's explosive growth and commercial success, the star-
 studded affair will also feature recently added performances by MDO, Luis
 Fonsi, Grupo Limite, Lupillo Rivera, Banda El Recodo, Alejandro Sanz, Ricardo
 Montaner and OV7.
     Joining the all-star line-up to present awards in 29 categories will be
 Marc Anthony, Shalim, Willy Chirino, Lissette Alvarez, Jose Maria Yazpik and
 Jose Angel Llamas from Telemundo's hit novela "Cara O Cruz," Noelia, Millie
 Corretjer and Graciela Beltran. Other celebrity presenters include Paola Rey
 and Victor Mallarino from the successful novela "La Baby Sister," Yolanda
 Rayo, Mario Duarte from the winning novela "Betty La Fea," and Catherine
 Siachoque from "Amantes del Desierto."*
     Legendary Tito Puente will be honored with a special tribute that evening,
 along with Latin music pop sensation and novela diva Thalia, who will also be
 honored with the distinctive Billboard "Premio de la Estrella" award in
 recognition of her outstanding contributions to the world of Latin music.
     The only show of its kind, the Billboard Latin Music Awards is an annual
 event, honoring the year's biggest and brightest stars. Finalists for the
 awards ceremony are chosen based on their performances on Hot Latin Tracks and
 The Billboard Latin 50 charts, which comprise airplay and sales. The measuring
 period for the nominee selection is January 30, 2000, to January 29, 2001.
     The Billboard Music Awards Show caps Billboard's Latin Music Conference,
 presented by Heineken and in association with HBO, which will be held April
 24-26 at the Eden Roc Hotel in Miami Beach.
     Billboard magazine is the flagship property for the Billboard Music Group,
 which also consists of Airplay Monitor, Amusement Business, Music & Media,
 Billboard Bulletin, Billboard Online and Billboard Licensing. It is a unit of
 BPI Communications, a worldwide media company that provides specialized
 publications, electronically delivered data and marketing services and is
 owned by VNU Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Netherlands-based VNU, an
 international publishing and information company.
     Telemundo, the fastest growing U.S. Spanish-language television network,
 reaches 87% of Hispanic viewers.  Telemundo owns and operates eight U.S. full-
 power UHF stations serving the seven largest Hispanic markets, and also owns
 and operates the leading full-power television station and related production
 facilities in Puerto Rico.  Telemundo Communications Group is owned by Sony
 Pictures Entertainment, Liberty Media, BV Capital, Bastion Capital and Council
 Tree Communications.
     * Presenters and performers subject to change.
 
 

SOURCE Telemundo Network
    MIAMI, April 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Latin sensation Son By Four, nominated in
 seven categories, has been added to the list of performers set to take the
 stage for the "Heineken en Vivo" Presents Billboard Latin Music Awards Show at
 Miami Beach's Jackie Gleason Theater of Performing Arts on April 26. The
 Spanish-language Telemundo Network will air the event as a special on April 29
 at 8:00p.m. (ET/PT).
     Juan Manuel Cardona, "Juan Diablo" from the hit novela "Por Que Diablos,"
 co-hosts this year's award show along with previously announced hosts Candela
 Ferro, co-anchor of "Ocurrio Asi," and Jorge Enrique Abello, "Don Armando"
 from "Betty la Fea." Paying homage to the remarkable year in Latin music and
 celebrating the genre's explosive growth and commercial success, the star-
 studded affair will also feature recently added performances by MDO, Luis
 Fonsi, Grupo Limite, Lupillo Rivera, Banda El Recodo, Alejandro Sanz, Ricardo
 Montaner and OV7.
     Joining the all-star line-up to present awards in 29 categories will be
 Marc Anthony, Shalim, Willy Chirino, Lissette Alvarez, Jose Maria Yazpik and
 Jose Angel Llamas from Telemundo's hit novela "Cara O Cruz," Noelia, Millie
 Corretjer and Graciela Beltran. Other celebrity presenters include Paola Rey
 and Victor Mallarino from the successful novela "La Baby Sister," Yolanda
 Rayo, Mario Duarte from the winning novela "Betty La Fea," and Catherine
 Siachoque from "Amantes del Desierto."*
     Legendary Tito Puente will be honored with a special tribute that evening,
 along with Latin music pop sensation and novela diva Thalia, who will also be
 honored with the distinctive Billboard "Premio de la Estrella" award in
 recognition of her outstanding contributions to the world of Latin music.
     The only show of its kind, the Billboard Latin Music Awards is an annual
 event, honoring the year's biggest and brightest stars. Finalists for the
 awards ceremony are chosen based on their performances on Hot Latin Tracks and
 The Billboard Latin 50 charts, which comprise airplay and sales. The measuring
 period for the nominee selection is January 30, 2000, to January 29, 2001.
     The Billboard Music Awards Show caps Billboard's Latin Music Conference,
 presented by Heineken and in association with HBO, which will be held April
 24-26 at the Eden Roc Hotel in Miami Beach.
     Billboard magazine is the flagship property for the Billboard Music Group,
 which also consists of Airplay Monitor, Amusement Business, Music & Media,
 Billboard Bulletin, Billboard Online and Billboard Licensing. It is a unit of
 BPI Communications, a worldwide media company that provides specialized
 publications, electronically delivered data and marketing services and is
 owned by VNU Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Netherlands-based VNU, an
 international publishing and information company.
     Telemundo, the fastest growing U.S. Spanish-language television network,
 reaches 87% of Hispanic viewers.  Telemundo owns and operates eight U.S. full-
 power UHF stations serving the seven largest Hispanic markets, and also owns
 and operates the leading full-power television station and related production
 facilities in Puerto Rico.  Telemundo Communications Group is owned by Sony
 Pictures Entertainment, Liberty Media, BV Capital, Bastion Capital and Council
 Tree Communications.
     * Presenters and performers subject to change.
 
 SOURCE  Telemundo Network