The 2019 Premios de la Radio took place Thursday night in Dallas with a star-studded lineup of presenters, performers and nominees, who gathered to not only recognize the best of Regional Mexican music, but also celebrate the event’s 20th anniversary.
The top winners of the night were Christian Nodal, who nabbed male artist of the year and mariachi song of the year for his single “De Los Besos Que Te Di,” and Banda MS, taking home artist of the year and banda of the year.
Gloria Trevi was the night’s opening act, performing a cumbia version of her single “Abranse Perras,” produced exclusively for the event by producer Toy Selectah of Control Machete. Trevi was also recognized with a special award for Highest Rated Female Mexican Star in the World.
Various tributes to place Thursday night, including a heartfelt homage by Banda MS to the late Mexican singer José José. Grupo Bronco, Los Huracanes del Norte and Pancho Barraza also received tributes.
Following performances by La Adictiva, Los Angeles Azules, Legado 7, and others, the awards show came to an end with a special cumbia tribute to the late Selena Quintanilla with a medley performance by Belinda (“Baila Esta Cumbia”), Chiquis (“Techno Cumbia”), Edith Marquez (“No Debes Jugar”) and Ana Barbara (“Fotos y Recuerdo”).
See the complete winner’s list below:
Artist of the Year: Banda MS
Female Artist of the Year: Ana Bárbara
Male Artist of the Year: Christian Nodal
Banda of the Year: Banda MS
Banda Song of the Year: “A través del vaso” Banda los Sebastianes
Mariachi Song of the Year: “De los besos que te di” Christian Nodal
Norteño Song of the Year: “Simplemente Gracias” Calibre 50
Sierreña Song of the Year: “Llu en tus pestañas” Virlán García
Collaboration of the Year: “Amor a Primera Vista” Los Ángeles Azules, Belinda, Horacio Palencia y Lalo Ebratt
Corrido of the Year: “Aerolíneas Carrillo” Gerardo Ortiz y T3r Elemento
Urban Corrido of the Year: “El de la Codeína” Natanael Cano
From social media to the radio: Herencia de Patrones
Norteño Group of the Year: Grupo Firme
Sierreño Group or Artist of the Year: Fuerza Régida
Orgullo Latino Award presented by Honda: El Fantasma
Revelation of the Year presented by AutoZone: Carín León