Colombian musicians Juanes and Shakira each take home the prize of best Latin American artist in their respective fields from the Lo Nuestro music awards, Vive reports Friday.
The Lo Nuestro award ceremony, which was held in Miami, celebrates the best in Latin American talent and was the 23rd edition of the event.
Juanes was rewarded with the artist of the year prize in the category of alternative rock, while his further win for song of the year, with his hit “Yerbatero,” means that the Medellin native was successful in both the categories in which he competed.
The same cannot be said of Shakira, whose song “Lo hecho esta hecho” (What’s done is done) was beaten to the title of best song by Mexican trio Camila.
Nevertheless, the Colombian songstress did manage to fend off competition including Nelly Furtado to be named the Female Artist of the Year.
The ceremony also featured the worldwide premiere of Juanes’ song “Regalito,” which he performed live.
In his ground-breaking acceptance speech, Juanes dedicated his awards to “my beautiful wife Karen, to my children. To all the fans, wherever you are, this is for you.”