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Enrique Iglesias wins big at the Latin American Music Awards

Published 07/10/2016

Enrique Iglesias
Enrique Iglesias

Enrique Iglesias, Justin Bieber, Calvin Harris, Rihanna and Becky G were among the winners at the Latin American Music Awards on Thursday night (06Oct16).

Enrique Iglesias took home five gongs at the Latin American Music Awards on Thursday night (06Oct16).

The 41-year-old singer was the big winner at the ceremony at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, claiming prizes including the prestigious Artist of the Year and Favourite Male Artist. He also emerged victorious thanks to his summer hit Duele El Corazon, featuring Wisin, which was named Favourite Collaboration, Song of the Year and Favourite Song - Pop/Rock.

Enrique wasn't the only multiple winner of the evening, however. Banda MS completed their haul with three awards, for Favourite Duo or Group - Regional Mexican, Favourite Album - Regional Mexican and Favourite Song - Regional Mexican.

Becky G was named Favourite Female Artist - Pop/Rock and appeared to be struggling to control her emotions as she took to the stage to collect her award.

Other winners on Thursday evening included Justin Bieber, who won Favourite Crossover Artist and Favourite Crossover Song for his track Love Yourself. Calvin Harris and Rihanna, meanwhile, took home the Favourite Dance Song gong for their catchy hit This Is What You Came For.

Performances on the evening came from stars including Pitbull, Becky G and Nicky Jam, while the most emotional point of the night was a tribute to the late Latin legend Juan Gabriel.

Artists Lila Downs, Aida Cuevas and Shaila Durcal teamed up to remember veteran crooner, who passed away from a suspected heart attack in Santa Monica, California on in August (16).

Gabriel was in the middle of his massive MeXXico Es Todo Tour at the time of his death. The singer, also known as the El Divo de Juarez, sold more than 100 million records throughout his 40-year career, and his 32nd and final studio album, Vestido De Etiqueta Por Eduardo Magallanes, was released on 12 August (16).

The full list of winners at the Latin American Music Awards 2016 is as follows -

Artist of the Year: Enrique Iglesias

Favourite Male Artist - Pop/Rock: Enrique Iglesias

Favourite Collaboration: Enrique Iglesias feat. Wisin, Duele El Corazon

Song of the Year: Enrique Iglesias feat. Wisin, Duele El Corazon

Favourite Song - Pop/Rock: Enrique Iglesias feat. Wisin, Duele El Corazon

Favourite Duo or Group - Regional Mexican: Banda MS

Favourite Album - Regional Mexican: Banda MS, Que Bendicion

Favourite Song - Regional Mexican: Banda MS, Solo con Verte

New Artist of the Year - Pop/Rock: CNCO

Favourite Duo or Group - Pop/Rock: CNCO

Favourite Artist - Urban: J Balvin

Favourite Song - Urban: J Balvin, Ginza

Favourite Crossover Artist: Justin Bieber

Favourite Crossover Song: Justin Bieber, Love Yourself

Favourite New Artist - Regional Mexican: Adriel Favela

Favourite Female Artist - Pop/Rock: Becky G

Favourite Dance Song: Calvin Harris and Rihanna, This Is What You Came For

Favourite Album - Urban: Farruko, Visionary

Favourite Album - Tropical: Gente de Zona, Visualazate

Favourite Artist - Regional Mexican: Gerardo Ortiz

Favourite New Artist - Urban: Jacob Forever

Favourite New Artist - Tropical: Pirulo y La Tribu

Album of the Year: Yandel, Dangerous

Favourite Duo or Group - Urban: Zion Y Lennox

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