HOLLYWOOD, Fla. – Juan Luis Guerra took home three Latin Billboard awards on Thursday night, including artist of the year and producer of the year, as the Dominican singer dominated the competition.
Guerra has been on a winning streak in the last year, claiming a Grammy and five Latin Grammys, among other awards.
He added to his accolades Thursday, also receiving with his group 4.40 the 2008 Latin Billboard award tropical album of the year by a duo or group for "La Llave de Mi Corazon." He was nominated in four other categories.
The Latin Billboard awards ceremony, held this year at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, honors performers with the best sales and airplay as determined by Nielsen SoundScan and Nielsen Broadcast Data Systems.
Colombia's Fanny Lu took home an award for the song "Y Si Te Digo," after receiving six nominations.
Other winners included the Dominican group Aventura, which snagged two awards, including song of the year for "Mi Corozoncito."
Mexican singer Vicente Fernandez took home a greatest hits album award for his "Historia de un Idolo, Vol. 1."
New York-born Jennifer Lopez won for pop album of the year for "Como Ama Una Mujer."
Colombian rocker Juanes took male pop album of the year honors for "La Vida Es Un Ratico."
Puerto Rican reggaeton stars Wisin & Yandel won the award for vocals duo or collaboration for "Pegao."