The Latin Grammy Awards took place in Las Vegas on Thursday night, giving Enrique Iglesias his first Latin Grammy wins since his award for Best Male Pop Vocal Album for Quizás in 2003.
As the Associated Press reported, Iglesias won for Song of the Year, Best Urban Song, and Best Urban Performance for Bailando, accepting his awards from Paris while on tour. Opening act Calle 13 led the night with nine nominations (and 10 solo nominations for group member Eduardo Cabra). The group ended up with trophies for Best Urban Music Album and Best Alternative Song, giving them a career total of 21 Latin Grammys.
The late Paco de Lucia’s album, Canción Andaluza, won for Album of the Year, while the award for record of the year went to the album Universos Paralelos by Jorge Drexler, featuring Ana Tijoux; Drexler also won for Best Singer/Songwriter album for Bailar En La Cueva. Venezuelan singer/songwriter Mariana Vega won for Best New Artist, while Marc Anthony’s album 3.0 won for Best Salsa Album.
A number of the nominated artists collaborated with musicians of various genres for the performances in the show. Anthony performed “Rude” with the reggae-pop band Magic! and Chris Brown performed with Pitbull and Wisin.
This year, the awards were notably delayed on broadcast for East Coast viewers due to President Obama’s speech on immigration, which aired at the same time as the start of the awards.
See a full list of the winners at the Latin Grammys website.
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