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Shakira tops MTV Latin kudos

Reik takes home 3 prizes while Juanes, Miranda take 2

After Hurricane Wilma forced MTV Latin America to scuttle its glitzy live awards show in Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula in October, the feevee finally announced the winners with little ceremony on Saturday.

Colombian rocker Shakira topped the kudos list with five awards, including artist of the year and video of the year for “La tortura” with Alejandro Sanz.

Mexican pop band Reik followed with three awards, including group or duo, while Colombian singer-songwriter Juanes and Argentine pop act Miranda! each received two.

New international artist nod went to My Chemical Romance, while the Black Eyed Peas drew the hip-hop and R&B prizes.

MTV Latin America announced in November that it would not resked the kudocast, which was to have included live perfs from many of the winners.

Instead it will air a three-part “Video Music Awards” special at 10 p.m. on Thursday that will include behind-the-scenes footage from the canceled kudos and artist interviews. MTV tapped Mexican rock group Molotov to deliver awards to unsuspecting winners for the spec, which will also showcase special performances by winners.

Show will air in Spanish-language countries across Latin America.

With Hurricane Wilma bearing down on Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula, MTV had to evacuate crew, execs and talent from Playa del Carmen, from which the kudocast was to air live on Oct. 20.

The first three Latin American awards were held in Miami Beach.

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