Shakira Shines at Latin Music Awards

Shakira Shines at Latin Music Awards
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04/28/2006 08:00AM

Colombian crossover star Shakira took home an evening's best of six prizes from Thursday's annual Latin Billboard Music Awards in Hollywood, Fla.

Her album Oral Fixation Vol. 1 (which was released in both Spanish and English) was named best female Latin pop album of the year – with the album's top song, a sexy duet with Spanish singer Alejandro Sanz called "The Torture," taking four other awards, including hot Latin song of the year, the Associated Press reports.

Shakira, 29, also received the Spirit of Hope award, in recognition of her work to improve living conditions for Colombian children.

One of the highpoints of the lively evening, reports the Miami Herald, was Shakira's duet with Wylef Jean of "Hips Don't Lie," in which she bellydanced, ''Let me see you move like you're from Colombia,'' Jean urged her during the number. He was successful in his request.

Puerto Rican reggae singer Daddy Yankee was among the other big winners, taking three prizes including top Latin album artist. Dominican singer Andy Andy and Mexican pop group RBD also won three awards each.

Singer-songwriter Joan Sebastian received the Hall of Fame Award after 30 years as a leading figure on the Mexican music scene.

The show was held at Seminole Hard Rock Live and honored the most popular albums, songs and performers in Latin music as determined by sales and radio airplay data published on Billboard's weekly charts.
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