The inaugural Premios Los Angeles awarded trophies to some of the most trending musical acts in Mexican music including Luis Coronel, the popular 18-year-old singer who was crowned the newcomer of the year.

“I want to thank all of the L.A. fans,” Coronel said, as he picked up his trophy during the pre-taped ceremony. “You’ve never failed me. I live through you.”

Luis Coronel: Backstage at the 2014 Billboard Latin Music Awards
The show, which opened with a performance by the Grammy winning band La Santa Cecilia during the live taping (May 28), was hosted by singer/songwriter Aleks Syntek. The program will air June 1 on MundoFox.

The awards, which included an online voting system available to fans, included 10 other winners including Spanish Latin singer Enrique Bunbury for best pop/rock album, Regulo Caro for best regional Mexican artist, La Arrolladora Banda El Limon for best banda artist and El Trono de Mexico for best artist tierra caliente.