Singer Prince Royce won 8 awards during the ninth annual ceremony Miami. (Photo Credit: Reuters)
Last night at the Premios Juventud Prince Royce won the top prizes.
Univision presented the 9th annual Premios Juventud which gathered some of the most popular latino artists. Some of the high lights of the night included performances by Pitbull who sang his latest hit "Back in time" and Chino y Nacho who performed "Bebé Bonita" Featuring Jay Sean.
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The awards ceremony was broadcast live from the BankUnited Center at the University of Miami, and was themed after superheros. The awards show included 25 singular categories that celebrate Hispanic youth's tastes on everything from music, film and sports, to fashion, novelas, pop culture and more.This year's biggest winner was Prince Royce who took home eight awards in categories including "Red Hot Artist," "Catchiest Tune," "My Favorite Video," and "My Ringtone."
The awards show was hosted by La Que no Podia Amar star Anna Brenda Contreras. During the broadcast, two "Premios Juventud" scholarships were awarded to two high school seniors of Hispanic heritage. Based on academic achievement, financial need and a short essay submission, the scholarship was given to Stephanie Perez from Florida with $50,000 and Margarita Bolaños from California with $25,000, sponsored by State Farm.
One of the aspects that make the awards show so popular is the fact that the winners are chosen by the public through the online page premiosjuventud.com. This year users also decided which song Juanes played during this performance. Another new feature this year was that they were able to see live backstage streaming during the broadcast. The stream was hosted by Paola Pedroza ("El Talismán"), and featured real-time fan commentary from Twitter and Facebook. Winners were also given the opportunity to thank those they weren't able to on stage on the exclusive "Thank You Cam". Users were also able to view photos from "Premios Juventud" fan parties around the country, and vote in live interactive polls during key moments of the show on the "Premios Juventud" forum.
Before the awards Univision broadcast their annual blue carpet event which hosted some of the year's hottest fashion, with the arrival of superstar performers, presenters and guests. Hosts Alejandra Espinoza ("Sábado Gigante"), Ana Patricia González ("Despierta América"), Veronica Bastos ("Sal y Pimienta"), celebrity fashion guru Rodner Figueroa ("Sal y Pimienta") and comedian Omar Chaparro, reported from the blue carpet.
The list of the complete winners.
Síganme los Buenos (Follow Me): Prince Royce
¡Qué Actorazo! (Best Actor!): Antonio Banderas
Actriz Que se Roba la Pantalla (She Steals the Show): Sofia Vergara
Película Más Padre (Favorite Flick): "Puss in Boots"
MUSIC CATEGORY:La Combinación Perfecta (The Perfect Combo): "Promise" (Romeo Santos & Usher)
¡Qué Rico Que Se Mueve! (Best Moves): Shakira
Voz del Momento (Red Hot Artist): Prince Royce
La Más Pegajosa (Catchiest Tune): "Las Cosas Pequeñas" (Prince Royce)
Lo Toco Todo (Just Play It All): "Formula Vol. 1" (Romeo Santos)
Mi Video Favorito (My Favorite Video): "Las Cosas Pequeñas" (Prince Royce)
El Súper Tour (The Super Tour): "Euphoria" (Enrique Inglesias, Pitbull & Prince Royce)
Canción Corta-Venas (Heart-Wrenching Song): "Las Cosas Pequeñas" (Prince Royce)
Mi Ringtone (My Ringtone): "Las Cosas Pequeñas" (Prince Royce)
Mi Artista Pop (My Pop Artist): Camila
Mi Artista Regional Mexicano (My Regional Mexican Artist): Espinosa PazMi
Artista de Rock (My Rock Artist): Maná
Mi Artista Tropical (My Tropical Artist): Prince Royce
Mi Artista Urbano (My Urban Artist): Pitbull
Deportista de Alto Voltaje (Most Electrifying Athlete): Javier "Chicharito" Hernández
La Nueva Promesa (Promising New Player): Canelo Álvarez
SOAP OPERA CATEGORY:
¡Está Buenísimo! (He's so HOT!): David Zepeda (Abismo de Pasión & Triunfo del Amor)
Chica Que Me Quita El Sueño (Girl of My Dreams): Ana Brenda Contreras (La Que No Podía Amar)
Mejor Tema Novelero (Best "Novela" Theme Song): "Día de Suerte" (Alejandra Guzmán, Una Familia con Suerte)