In this 2022 we will celebrate a new edition (the seventeenth) of our awards: LOS40 Music Awards. But they did not always receive that name since they were born as the 40 Principales Awards. The biggest music festival of the year in Spain that could overcome even a global pandemic has these and other curiosities that we are going to try to summarize for you by making a direct call to your nostalgia.
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2006: The 40 Principales Awards are born
First edition on the occasion of the celebration of the 40th anniversary of LOS40. For the first time in the history of our station, awards are given to the best national and international artists, songs and albums. The crazy’s song won three 40 Awards and that year Shakira His idyll with our prizes was already beginning.
History of LOS40 Music Awards / LOS40
The Awards they would soon cross the pond. In 2007during the second edition of our awards, Mexico, Colombia, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Argentina and Chile they choose, through our stations in those countries and by popular vote, the best artists of each nation. That year, the Madrid Sports Palace collapsed with Tokio Hotel.
In 2008 A record was set that is still intact today. El Canto del Loco swept winning five categories and never has an artist won such a number of trophies. Panama and Ecuador made the 40th Awards grow even more, but if there was a highlight, it was when Beyoncé stepped on the Madrid stage.
A year later, in 2009for the first time a jury will decide some of the categories of some Top 40 Awards which are marked by the tragic deaths of Michael Jackson and Antonio Vega. Both the King of Pop and one of the most recognized composers of Spanish music received a Special Mention that year.
2010: Fifth edition and voting record
Lady Gaga, Alejandro Sanz and Maldita Nerea share the leading role in the awards ceremony Top 40 Awards 2010. An unforgettable night in which LOS40 broke the voting record for its awards with almost one and a half million votes cast online.
The iconic Cher attended that gala and received a tribute award for her entire career from Puerto Rican Ricky Martin. The versatile actress and singer was in Spain those days promoting the movie Burlesque that she starred in with Christina Aguilera.
Perhaps nowadays it is easier to achieve it thanks to the work of the CM’s of LOS40 but in 2011 Being a Trending Topic was not an easy task. The sixth edition of #Principal40Awards He achieved it during the more than three hours that the gala lasted. Shakira and Enrique Iglesias share the final victory but one name breaks into the Spanish music scene with force, winning the Revelation Artist Award: Pablo Alborán.
2012: The 40 Principales América Awards are born
In 2012 the Top 40 America Awards in Veracruz (Mexico) in which our stations celebrate for the first time an awards ceremony for all of Latin America. In Spain, Pablo Alborán and Alejandro Sanz discuss the leading role of the gala to Taylor Swift and Alicia Keys. What a poster!
One Direction were the masters of ceremonies of the eighth edition of the 40 Principales Awards, the one of the year 2013. The biggest boyband of the moment presented the most important musical awards to the world’s press. That year they attended as nominees for several categories. It only took a year for them to come back and monopolize the poster of the biggest musical show in our country.
The ceremony of Top 40 Awards 2014 It was presented, for the first time, by all the stars of LOS40: Tony Aguilar, Cristina Boscá, Xavi Martínez, Ingrid Sunyer, Dani Moreno, Gema Hurtado, Óscar Martínez, Uri Sabat and Daniela Blume. They were the voice and the image of the thousands of people who work so that each year the 40 Awards come out perfectly.
In 2015a year before the 40 Principales Awards celebrate 10 years and changed forever, a sound that has ended up being unstoppable began to reclaim its prominence. That year we danced to exhaustion with Gente de Zona and J Balvin. Reggaeton entered through the front door.
2016: The 50th Anniversary Awards
A decade after its birth and on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of LOS40, the Premios 40 Principales gave way to LOS40 Music Awards. This eleventh edition of the awards also saw the LOS40 logo and its claim (which became “Music Inspires life”) renewed.
In addition, the event was held for the first time at the Palau Sant Jordi in Barcelona. There Shakira, who has been present at 3 editions of the Awards, was accompanied by her entire family: Gerad Piqué and her children Milan and Sasha. The Colombian was the top winner of all time with 10 Awards.
History of LOS40 Music Awards / LOS40
THE40 Music Awards of 2017 premiered their new name in Madrid with a change in scenery: the nominated artists shared the limelight at the award ceremony sitting at tables next to the stage. The occasion deserved it. Who can bring together Luis Fonsi, Rag n Bone Man, Camila Cabello, Malú, Thirty Seconds to Mars, Pablo Alboran, Alejandro Sanz, Kygo or U2 in the same event? Only LOS40!
Artists of the stature of Beyoncé, Taylor Swift, Camila Cabello, Take That, David Guetta, Kylie Minogue, James Blunt, El Canto del Loco, Shakira, Robbie Williams, Alejandro Sanz, Maluma, Alicia Keys, Pablo Alborán, Luis Fonsi, One Direction, Enrique Iglesias, Anne-Marie, Thirty Seconds to Mars or Ellie Goulding to name just a few of them.
In the edition of LOS40 Music Awards 2018 appears the phrase that accompanied the campaign and continues in the current one: “Music is in our nature”, a statement shared by all listeners of good music. The Tickets Sold Out poster was hung almost as soon as they were put on sale, exemplifying the solidarity side of this show with the support shown to UNICEF, the United Nations Agency that works to defend children’s rights, allocating a part of collecting from the sale of tickets for the gala and developing an awareness campaign.
2019 and the revolution of Okuda San Miguel
The great particularity of the awards of the 14th edition was the participation of Okuda Saint Michael in the design of the image of the awards. The internationally renowned ‘street art’ artist, whose works are clearly recognizable by their color and geometry, reflected in his proposal animals and plants that inhabit his characteristic works and that are in tune with the spirit of the LOS40 Music Awards and the commitment of the issuer for the environment and biodiversity. In addition, Okuda San Miguel also designed the statuette of the Golden Music Award, an unpublished work that bears the name of “chaos star“, since the artist sought to highlight with a star “the values that a musician has: taking risks and following your path, that is different from the rest”.
Precisely this year LOS40 Music Awards donated part of their proceeds to the Jane Goodall Institute and WWF for their work with animals in danger of extinction. All this, within the framework of the campaign, Unite against climate change, #IDo, which is being carried out by the radio station in favor of the environment.
Rosalía was one of the proper names of that edition in which she also Sam Smith, Jonas Brothers, Manuel Carrasco, Aitana, Ava Max, Mabel, Leiva, Beret, J Balvin or Nicky Jam took home Okuda’s revamped design for the LOS40 Music Awards.
The 1920s: the year of the pandemic and LOS40 MAs 2021 Illes Balears
The delivery ceremony LOS40 Music Awards 2020 it was an unforgettable event. The global pandemic caused by the coronavirus prevented us from sharing the biggest musical festival in our country with our live audience, but it did not stop our passion for music or our awards.
Aitana, David Bisbal, Dua Lipa and Maluma They were the big winners of the night receiving 2 awards in a night full of spectacular performances. It was the return to the stage of many artists. The first major musical event in months that could have been possible thanks to an impeccable protocol against Covid-19. The delivery ceremony served as entertainment for a few hours for millions of people throughout Spain and Latin America.
The 40 Principales Awards were born and grew up in Madrid. We celebrate 50 years of LOS40 in Barcelona with the LOS40 Music Awards 2016. And for the first time in the history of our awards, we are opening a third stage. LOS40 Music Awards 2021 Balearic Islands were held on November 12 at the Palma de Mallorca Velodrome.
It was a festival of music as we live 40 days of music with events and ‘secret shows’ scattered throughout the Balearic Islands in a paradisiacal environment. In both the 2020 and 2021 editions, Pablo Alborán won the award and thus became the top winner of our awards with 12 trophies.
That was the night Ed Sheeran took England to 4 LOS40 Music Awards in a single night, becoming the most awarded international male soloist in our history.
LOS40 Music Awards 2022
The great festival of music is getting closer (November 4 at the Wizink Center in Madrid). LOS40 Music Awards 2022 already know their candidate artists to win, who were announced at a beautiful nominees dinner in the Balearic Islands. A list of maximum nominees with a marked feminine flavor since Rosalía is the maximum nominee with 7 possibilities for the prizes.
Following in the footsteps of one of our most international artists appears Harry Styles with 5 and Shakira, Camila Cabello, Karol G, David Guetta, Imagine Dragons and Sebastián Yatra with 4. Who will manage to become the big winner of the night?
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The modern history of LOS40, marked by the Premios 40 Principales – LOS40 Music Awards
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