Colombian artist Shakira and Chilean band La Ley triumphed at the first ever MTV Video Music Awards Latin America (VMALA), broadcast LIVE on MTV Latin America, and on MTV2 in the United States.

Clear Channel Entertainment announced that global superstar Shakira will embark on her first world-tour visiting 30 countries and 50 cities throughout 2002 and 2003.

Arista recording artist Carlos Santana makes his eagerly-anticipated return to the charts with SHAMAN, his second album for the label, heralded by the brand new single "The Game Of Love," featuring multi-platinum singer Michelle Branch, the powerful #1 most-added track this week across the board

"The Ketchup Song (Hey Hah)" by Las Ketchup is the surprise hit of 2002. Not since the rise of the fabled "Macarena" in 1996 has a dance, a song, and a sound captivated the dance floors and imagination of the world like "The Ketchup Song (Hey Hah)."

Nearly three-quarters of teens do not have an ethical issue over the downloading of music from the Internet, according to a national survey conducted by Edison Media Research for the trade publication Radio & Records.

MTV Networks Latin America announced the nominees for the first annual "MTV Video Music Awards Latin America." Tied with five nominations each are Colombians Juanes, Shakira and Diego Torres from Argentina, followed by Mexican Band Kinky, Chilean band La Ley and Mexican Paulina Rubio, with four n

Nearly three-quarters of teens do not have an ethical issue over the downloading of music from the Internet, 10.1% of 12-17-year-olds who actively download music from the Internet did not purchase a single CD or cassette in the last 12 months and 53% of 12-17-year-olds have burned someone else’s

Marc Anthony and Carlos Vives will perform live on the 3rd Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards telecast set for September 18, it was announced by the Latin Recording Academy®. Jon Secada, Daisy Fuentes, and Nick Carter will be among the presenters.

Weekly "Streamies" - people who have watched or listened to streaming media online in the past week - bought more than one and a half times the number of compact discs (CDs) in the past year than the average American, according to a new study by Arbitron Inc. and Edison Media Research.

For the first time ever fans from around the world can experience the legacy of their beloved "Queen of Salsa" with the launch of the Celia Cruz Official Website. This high-tech bilingual site was created to bring Celia's incomparable presence from on-stage to online.

Contrary to protests from record labels, piracy is not responsible for the 15 percent drop in music sales in the past two years.

Consumers will continue to flock to unlicensed file sharing services such KaZaa, Morpheus, and LimeWire because of their unlimited content and zero cost. Consumers aged 14 and older downloaded 5.16 billion audio files in the United States via unlicensed file-sharing services in 2001.

Showtime Event Television (SET) Pay Per View will present "Viva La Música," a 90-minute Latin music concert featuring four time Grammy winner Tito Puente in one of his final performances.

The Youth Orchestra of the Americas is tuning up to strike a common chord across North, South and Central America.

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Record Of The Year
La Negra Tiene Tumbao - Celia Cruz
Mentira - La Ley
Se Me Olvido - Gian Marco
Y Solo Se Me Ocurre Amarte - Alejandro Sanz
Déjame Entrar- Carlos Vives