Paulina Rubio and Los Temerarios to Receive Special Awards at this Year’s...

Paulina Rubio and Los Temerarios to Receive Special Awards at this Year’s ‘Premio Lo Nuestro’

Univision’s 17th annual Latin music awards ceremony will honor these best-selling artists with the 'Jóvenes con Legado' trophy and the 'Excellence Award,' respectively


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MIAMI, FL–(HISPANIC PR WIRE)–February 18, 2005–Univision, the nation’s leading Spanish-language television network, announced today that Mexican pop singer Paulina Rubio will be recognized with the Premio Lo Nuestro 2005 “Jóvenes con Legado” (Legendary Young Artists) award, while popular music group Los Temerarios will receive the “Premio a la Excelencia” (Excellence Award). Both honors will be bestowed on the artists during the LIVE telecast of the “Premio Lo Nuestro a la Música Latina” awards ceremony on the Univision Network on Thursday, February 24, 8-11 pm ET/PT (7-10 pm Central/Mountain).

The “Jóvenes con Legado” award is given to exceptional recording artists who began their musical careers at an early age and have gone on to achieve remarkable success as adults, becoming internationally famous superstars. Past recipients include Lucero, Cristian Castro, Chayanne, and Pedro Fernández.

“I’m extremely honored to receive this special award from the Univision family—it’s an important confirmation of the fact that after all these years, I’m still passionate about my music,” expressed Rubio. “I have to thank everyone who has supported me along the way, especially my faithful fans.”

Born in Mexico, daughter of renowned actress Susana Dosamantes, Paulina Rubio had her first taste of fame at the age of 11, when she was selected to join the immensely popular teen group Timbiriche. She grew up on the stage and in the spotlight, performing with the group for over a decade. When she went solo in 1991, Paulina’s first album, “La Chica Dorada” (The Golden Girl), went platinum. Since then, this talented artist has launched 6 more albums, all of which have had extraordinary worldwide success. Her 2001 production, “Paulina,” produced several #1 hits and established her as the uncontested Latin “Pop Queen” and a major international star. Her crossover production, “Border Girl,” introduced her talent to new markets such as Australia, Japan and Korea. Recognized and admired throughout the Spanish-speaking world, the U.S., Europe and Asia, Paulina Rubio truly embodies the spirit of the “Jóvenes con Legado” award.

The “Premio a la Excelencia” is a special distinction bestowed upon extraordinary Latin music artists who have maintained a level of professional excellence throughout their careers. Previous winners include Julio Iglesias, Plácido Domingo, Gloria Estefan, Marco Antonio Solís, Los Panchos, Antonio Aguilar, Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlán, Luis Miguel, and Ricky Martin.

As one of the Latin music’s most popular bands, Los Temerarios has been captivating loyal followers for over twenty years. The group was started in Zacatecas, Mexico in the early 80’s by talented brothers Adolfo and Gustavo Angel Alba. Today Los Temerarios is a revered icon among fans of traditional Mexican music, selling over 18 million records and performing at sold-out concerts throughout Latin America and the U.S. Their 22 albums have produced numerous chart-topping hits that have become classics of the romantic ballad genre.

“We’re thrilled and proud to receive this recognition,” said Temerarios leader Adolfo Angel Alba. “It means so much to us because when we were young and starting out in our home town, we dreamed of one day reaching this level in our careers. This award makes us feel much younger and inspires us to continue succeeding.”

Celebrating its 17th year honoring the best in Latin music, “Premio Lo Nuestro” is the highest-rated television program among Hispanics in the U.S., watched by more than five million Hispanic viewers, and beats all other English or Spanish language TV programs, including the Super Bowl. Year to year, it consistently out delivers other awards shows, including the Academy Awards and Golden Globes in all key Hispanic audience demos.

Music fans can go to http://www.univision.com for more information on both honorees, as well as exclusive coverage of all “Premio Lo Nuestro” nominees, including artist profiles, photo galleries, videos and the latest in news. Visit Univision.com, Uniclave (Keyword) Premio for further details.

Univision Communications Inc. is the premier Spanish-language media company in the United States. Its operations include Univision Network, the most-watched Spanish-language broadcast television network in the U.S. reaching 98% of U.S. Hispanic Households; TeleFutura Network, a general-interest Spanish-language broadcast television network, which was launched in 2002 and now reaches 80% of U.S. Hispanic Households; Univision Television Group, which owns and operates 27 Univision Network television stations and 1 non-Univision television station; TeleFutura Television Group, which owns and operates 33 TeleFutura Network television stations; Galavisión, the country’s leading Spanish-language cable network; Univision Radio, the leading Spanish-language radio group which owns and/or operates 68 radio stations in 17 of the top 25 U.S. Hispanic markets and 4 stations in Puerto Rico; Univision Music Group, which includes Univision Records, Fonovisa Records, and a 50% interest in Mexico-based Disa Records labels as well as Fonomusic and America Musical Publishing companies; and Univision Online, the premier Spanish-language Internet destination in the U.S. located at http://www.univision.com. Univision Communications also has a 50% interest in TuTv, a joint venture formed to broadcast Televisa’s pay television channels in the U.S., and a non-voting 27% interest in Entravision Communications Corporation, a public Spanish-language media company. Univision Communications is headquartered in Los Angeles with television network operations in Miami and television and radio stations and sales offices in major cities throughout the United States.

For more information, please visit http://www.univision.net

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Paulina Rubio and Los Temerarios to Receive Special Awards at this Year’s ‘Premio Lo Nuestro’