April 28, 2007 02:55:25 GMT
RBD as a long runner in Latin music industry substantially won 3 nominations, an equal portion that was won by virtually unknown artist named Mariano Barba.
Mexican pop group RBD led the number of winning in 2007 Billboard Latin Music Awards with 3 counts. They took home most of the top nominations such as Tour of the Year, Latin Pop Album of the Year for "Celestial" and also Top Latin Album Artist of the Year.
Shakira who appeared this year with her best hit "Hips Don't Lie" featuring Wyclef Jean was named Hot Latin Song of the Year, Vocal Duet after defeating Ricky Martin's duet with La Mari and other two contenders. Hot Latin Song Artist of the Year went to Puerto Rican reggaeton duo Wisin & Yandel that beat other strong reggaeton Daddy Yankee.
The Latin pro Andrea Bocelli meanwhile, only brought home one award which is Latin Pop Album of the Year, Male for 2006's English version album "Amor". On the female side, Paulina Rubio easily slipped as the winner after a double chance in the nomination for the same album "Ananda". Yuridia whom she beat in that category won the Latin Pop Album of the Year, New Artist through "La Voz De Un Angel".
However, the highlight of the night was actually pointed to new indie artist from Mexico Mariano Barba who gave strong competition. The virtually unknown singer was noted in the awards show mainly for his "Aliado Del Tiempo" hit that started to rule the chart this year. Miguel Bose also added the limelight by being honored with Billboard Lifetime Achievement award for his career span of 30 years.