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MTV triumph for Mexican Venegas
Julieta Venegas
Julieta Venegas was presented with one of her awards by Lenny Kravitz
Singer and songwriter Julieta Venegas was the toast of the Latin American MTV Awards on Thursday, picking up three awards at the Miami ceremony.

Venegas, who also plays accordion, won solo act of the year as well as best video and best Mexican artist.

Several acts picked up two awards, including US band Maroon 5 and Mexican rock act Cafe Tacuba.

U2's Bono kicked off the ceremony, held at the Jackie Gleason Theater, addressing the audience in Spanish.

Other success stories on the night included Alejandro Sanz, who was named best pop artist. He also won four Latin Grammys in September.

The Black Eyed Peas walked away with the inaugural international hip hop/R&B award.

Black Eyed Peas
US group The Black Eyed Peas won the hip-hop award
Canadian teen singer Avril Lavigne was named best international pop act, while Maroon 5 collected the international new artist award.

There were performances on the night from Diego Torres, who was named best Argentine act, plus Paulina Rubino and Cartel De Santa.

There was also Spanish language renditions of hip-hop hits including the Black Eyed Peas' Oh Mama, OutKast's Hey Ya and Usher's Yeah.

Platinum-selling Chilean rock trio La Ley were named best rock artist, while Argentine rockers Airbag were also winners.

Other guests at the ceremony included Lenny Kravitz and the Beastie Boys.

The awards will be broadcast on 44 worldwide MTV networks on 30 October.


SEE ALSO:
Latin Grammys honour singer Sanz
02 Sep 04  |  Entertainment
Triumph for hip-hop at MTV Awards
30 Aug 04  |  Entertainment
Martin sweeps Latin music awards
30 Apr 04  |  Entertainment
MTV lauds Latin stars in Miami
24 Oct 03  |  Entertainment


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