April 11, 2008 06:36:31 GMT
Daddy Yankee and Gloria Estefan take double wins while Juan Luis Guerra thrives with three.
Daddy Yankee was named the double winner at 2008 Billboard Latin Music Awards on Thursday, April 10. The reggaeton's win is not particularly dominating for more than five other acts also received two wins at the event broadcast live by Telemundo from Miami. Juan Luis Guerra, in particular, received a single honor for Producer of the Year plus two others that he shared with his band 440.
Beside Yankee, others taking double trophies are Gloria Estefan; urban bachata group Aventura; Mexican singer Valentin Elizalde; duranguense group Alfredo Ramirez y Los Creadorez del Pasito Duranguense; reggaeton duo R.K.M. & Ken-Y; and new pop acts Kany Garcia and Camila. Special awards was given to Juanes whose humanitarian work with Mi Angre foundation made him honored with the Spirit of Hope Awards.
Winners were selected based on their performance on the Billboard charts. There are 54 categories in total and the complete list can be found here.