Fri, April 30, 2010
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9 Billboard Latin Music Awards for Aventura

2010-04-30 03:16:35 GMT2010-04-30 11:16:35 (Beijing Time)  SINA.com

Spain's musician David Bisbal performs at the 2010 Billboard Latin Music Awards in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Thursday, April 29, 2010.(Photo/AP)

Puerto Rico's Luis Fonsi, fourth from right, performs with the Puerto Rico's group Nota during the 2010 Billboard Latin Music Awards in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Thursday, April 29, 2010. Fonsi won awards for Theme of the Year for Latin Pop Airplay and Solo Artist of the Year for Latin Pop Album.(Photo/AP)

Mexico's singer Paulina Rubio, left, receives her Billboard Award for Latin Pop Airplay Female Artist of the Year at the 2010 Billboard Latin Music Awards in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Thursday, April 29, 2010.(Photo/AP)

Members of the Latin musical group Aventura collect a Billboard Award for Tropical Album Group of the Year, at the 2010 Billboard Latin Music Awards, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Thursday April 29, 2010.(Photo/AP)

Mexican musician Marco Antonio Solis receives his Billboard Award for Artist of the Decade at the 2010 Billboard Latin Music Awards in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Thursday, April 29, 2010.(Photo/AP)

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – The New York bachata band Aventura has won nine Billboard Latin Music Awards, including Latin artist and album of the year.

In a close second is Puerto Rican reggaeton artist Tito "El Bambino," who finished Thursday night's ceremony with seven awards, including hot Latin song for "El Amor" and hot Latin song male artist of the year.

Puerto Rican pop singer Luis Fonsi ended up with four awards, while reggaeton duo Wisin y Yandel got three.

Larry Hernandez was tapped as Latin artist of the year, while Alejandro Sanz featuring Alicia Keys won hot Latin song in the vocal event for "Looking for Paradise."

The awards were held for the first time in the U.S. Caribbean territory of Puerto Rico.

(Agencies)

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