New York, NY–(HISPANIC PR WIRE)–December 11, 2007–MTV Tr3s today announced that megastar Will Smith, America’s Next Top Model Jaslene Gonzalez and reggaeton sensation Wisin y Yandel, have joined the star studded line up of artists appearing on “The 1st Annual Mi TRL Awards” (http://www.mtvtr3s.com/mitrl/awards/) that will air on Saturday, December 15th at 3 PM. The “Mi TRL Awards” will recognize and honor the people and music that make “Mi TRL” the “must watch” show for U.S. Latinos and send the winners home with a shiny “Gallo” (rooster) trophy.
Wisin y Yandel, one of today’s biggest selling reggaeton artists and nominee in two “Mi TRL Awards” categories, will perform “Ahora Es” from their chart-topping album “Los Extraterrestres.”
Previously announced artists that will participate in the awards special are RBD, who will perform a hit song from their new album “Empezar Desde Zero,” Jessica Alba, Juanes, Paulina Rubio, Menudo, Adrienne Bailon, Omarion, Snoop Dogg, Chris Brown, and Zuleyka Rivera.
Hosted by “Mi TRL” VJ Carlos Santos and co-hosted by Karli Henriquez (“Karlifornia), the “Mi TRL Awards” will celebrate the most exciting artists and moments from the show’s first year.
Fans will also be able to check out a flipbook covering the event, including a gallery of the best of the red carpet action, on stage highlights and more, by logging onto mitrl.com starting December 15th.
Following are the nominees for the “The 1st Annual Mi TRL Awards”:
CHICO OF THE YEAR (Male artist of the year)
CHICA OF THE YEAR (Female artist of the year)
“YOU COMPLETE ME” AWARD (Co-host of the year)
SO YOU THINK YOU CAN ACT? AWARD
Obsessed with Jennifer Lopez
Ask Papi: George Lopez
The Musical: Zuleyka Rivera
Bathroom Etiquette: Enrique Iglesias
“THEY KILLED IT” AWARD (Performance of the year)
Wisin Y Yandel
Mi TRL PEPSI VIEWERS CHOICE AWARD
Aventura – “Los Infieles”
Enrique Iglesias – “Dimelo”
RBD – “Tu Amor”
Ricky Martin featuring La Mari de Chambao & Tommy Torres – “Tu Recuerdo”
“IT’S ALL FUN AND GAMES UNTIL SOMEONE LOSES AN EYE”
Changing Babies: Wisin Y Yandel
The Latin Inquizition: Beyoncé
Dibujonary: Residente (Calle 13)
Playing golf with Carlos: Jessica Alba
“SHOULD HAVE DVR’D IT” AWARD ( Surprising moment of the year)
Aventura surprises Carlos with Mom
Obie Bermudez surprises Jennifer Peña with a serenade
Belinda discovers 3-way kissing
Carlos teaches Beyoncé how to salsa
MTV Tr3s is in 6.2 million Hispanic TV households and 31.9 million total TV households, making it the most-widely distributed TV network dedicated to superserving today’s bicultural Latino youth. MTV Tr3s’ programming is rooted in the fusion of American and Latino music, cultures, lifestyles and languages. Music programming is at the core of MTV Tr3s and the channel features hitmakers, emerging artists and new sounds that resonate with young U.S. Latinos. In addition to music programming, MTV Tr3s programming slate also features lifestyle series, news, documentaries and other long-form programs that celebrate US Latino hybrid identity and culture.