BURBANK, CA – October 11, 2016 – (HISPANICIZE WIRE) – Estrella TV, owned by LBI Media, Inc., the largest privately held, minority-owned Spanish broadcasting company in the U.S. announces the nominees and date for its “2016 Premios de la Radio” awards ceremony.

On Tuesday, October 11th, Estrella TV announced the nominees for the largest and single-handedly most important awards show that honors, recognizes and celebrates regional Mexican music in the U.S. According to the 2015 RIAA Year-End Latin Sales & Shipments Data Report, regional Mexican music still accounts for 48% of all Latin music sales in the U.S.(1)

The announcement took place at a press conference at Fenomeno Studios headquarters, located in Burbank, California, and was hosted by internationally renowned music producer and star maker Pepe Garza. Special guests, who joined Garza in announcing this year’s nominees, included some of today’s hottest regional Mexican recording superstars such as Calibre 50, Regulo Caro, Alfredo Olivas, La Séptima Banda and Joss Favela.

Premios de la Radio, now in its seventeenth year, will take place on Thursday, November 3rd at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood, California and will be televised live by Estrella TV Network. The show has consistently been a #1 ratings success for Estrella TV. Premios De La Radio is the highest rated show of the year for the network.

The public will have an opportunity to vote online for their favorite artists starting October 11th through the 23rd by visiting http://premios.estrellatv.com/vota. Official event hash tag is #PDLR2016.

The recording artists nominated to this year’s “Premios de la Radio” Awards are:

ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Banda Ms
Gerardo Ortiz
Julión Alvarez
La Arrolladora Banda El Limón

BEST BANDA GROUP
Banda Carnaval
Banda Ms
Banda Los Recoditos
La Arrolladora Banda El Limón
La Séptima Banda

BEST NORTEÑO GROUP
Calibre 50
Código Fn
Enigma Norteño
Los Nuevos Rebeldes
Máximo Grado

BEST SIERREÑO GROUP OR SOLO ARTIST
Alta Consigna
Crecer Germán
Jesús Ojeda
Hijos De Barrón
Plebes Del Rancho

BEST SOLO ARTIST
Alfredo Olivas
Gerardo Ortiz
Julión Alvarez
Regulo Caro
Remmy Valenzuela

BEST BANDA SONG
Cicatrices – Regulo Caro
Me Vas a Extrañar – Banda Ms
Me Va a Pesar – La Arrolladora Banda El Limón
Por Qué Terminamos – Gerardo Ortíz
Si No Es Contigo- Banda El Recodo
Ya No Vives En Mi – Bandononona Clave Nueva

BEST NORTEÑA/ SIERREÑA SONG
Préstamela A Mi – Calibre 50
Cuando Fuimos Nada – Joss Favela
Juro Quererte – Hijos De Barrón
Pero Sin Enamorarse – Jesús Ojeda
Todo o Nada – Alfredo Olivas

BEST CORRIDO
Del Negociante – Los Plebes Del Rancho
El Americano – Omar Ruiz
El Hijo Del Ingeniero – La Septima Banda
Nada Que Hacer “Chuy Verduras” – H100
Tomen Nota – Adriel Favela
Yo Soy Iván – Máximo Grado

BEST ALBUM
Calibre 50 – Historias De La Calle
Bandononona Clave Nueva – Puras Pa’ Pistear
Banda Ms – Qué Bendición
Joss Favela – Hecho a Mano
La Arrolladora Banda El Limón – Libre Otra Vez

BEST NEW ARTIST
Alta Consigna
Banda Los Sebastianes
Crecer Germán
H100
Omar Ruiz

BEST MUSIC VIDEO
Banda Ms – Me Vas a Extrañar
Banda La Trakalosa De Mty – Broche de Oro
Chiquis – La Necia
Gerardo Ortiz – Fuiste Mía
Regulo Caro – Cicatrices

“FROM SOCIAL MEDIA TO RADIO”
Alta Consigna
Crecer Germán
Cuitla Vega
Los Perdidos De Sinaloa
Ulises Chaidez

BEST YOUNG ARTIST
Alfredo Olivas
Cheyo Carrillo
Joss Favela
Kevin Ortiz
Luis Coronel

“ORGULLO LATINO” (LATINO PRIDE) AWARD PRESENTED BY HONDA
Banda El Recodo
Joss Favela
Roberto Tapia

(1) http://www.riaa.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/2015-year-end-Latin-stats-Final.pdf

About LBI Media, Inc.
LBI Media, Inc., is the largest privately held, minority-owned Spanish-language broadcaster in the United States, with ten television stations and seventeen radio stations operating in top U.S. Hispanic markets. LBI Media, Inc. is the parent company to the Estrella TV Network, Don Cheto Radio Network, Fenomeno Studios MCN, Que Buena Radio and La Raza Radio. The company produces over 50 hours of original television programming at its Burbank Television Studios each week. The Estrella TV programming catalog consists of over 7,500 hours of original, Spanish-language television programming in genres including talk, drama, comedy, variety, reality, music and more.