Winners Of The Billboard Latin Music Awards

Spirit Of Hope: Emmanuel
El Premio Billboard/Lifetime Achievement: Herb Albert
Hall Of Fame: José José

POP
ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Male: "Tango" Julio Iglesias (Columbia/Sony)
Female: "Pies Descalzos" Shakira (Sony)
Group: "Macarena Non Stop" Los Del Rio (Ariola/BMG)
New Artist: "Pies Descalzos" Shakira (Sony)

HOT LATIN TRACK OF THE YEAR
"Amame Una Vez Más" Amanda Miguel
(Karen/PolyGram Latino)

TROPICAL/SALSA
ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Male: "Auténtico" Manny Manuel (Merengazo/RMM)
Female: "Dicen Que" Albita (Crescent Moon/Sony)
Group: "La Makina…A Mil" La Makina (J&N/Sony)
New Artist: "Dark Latin Groove" DLG featuring Huey (Sir George/Sony)

HOT LATIN TRACK OF THE YEAR
"Ironía" Frankie Ruiz (PolyGram/Rodven)

REGIONAL MEXICAN
ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Male: "Pedro Fernández" Pedro Fernández (PolyGram Latino)
Female: "Siempre Selena" Selena (EMI Latin)
Group: "Unidos Para Siembre" Los Tigres Del Norte (EMI Latin)
New Artist: "Por Puro Amor" Grupo Limite (FonoVisa)

HOT LATIN TRACK OF THE YEAR
"El Príncipe" Grupo Limite (PolyGram Latino)

HOT LATIN TRACK ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Enrique Iglesias (FonoVisa)
RAP ALBUM OF THE YEAR
"In Da House" Proyecto Uno (J&N/EMI Latin)
ROCK ALBUM OF THE YEAR
"Si El Norte Fuera El Sur" Ricardo Arjona (Sony)
CONTEMPORARY LATIN JAZZ ALBUM OF THE YEAR
"Jazzin" Tito Puente & India with the Count Basie Orchestra (TropiJazz/RMM)
LATIN DANCE SINGLE OF THE YEAR
"Cuba" El Mariachi (Strictly Rhythm)
LATIN DANCE ALBUM OF THE YEAR
"Verano '96" Various Artists (Ariolo/BMG)
SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR
Marco Antonio Solís (FonoVisa)
PUBLISHER OF THE YEAR
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PUBLISHING CORPORATION OP THE YEAR
Fonomusic
PRODUCER OF THE YEAR
Marco Antonio Solís

VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Pop: "Un Poco De Amor" Shakira (Sony)
Rock: "Madre Tierra" Robi Draca Rosa (Sony)
Tropical/Salsa: "Oye Coma Va" Tito Puente Jr. (EMI Latin)
Regional Mexican: "Juan Sabor" La Tropa F (EMI Latin)
Source: Billboard Newpaper May 3, 1997