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Grammy Award for Best Latin Pop Album


Grammy Award for Best Latin Pop Album

Grammy Award for Best Latin Pop Album
Awarded for quality vocal or instrumental Latin pop albums
Country United States
Presented by National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences
First awarded 1984
Last awarded 2015
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The Grammy Award for Best Latin Pop Album is an award presented at the Grammy Awards, a ceremony that was established in 1958 and originally called the Gramophone Awards,[1] to recording artists for releasing albums in the Latin pop genre. Honors in several categories are presented at the ceremony annually by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences of the United States to "honor artistic achievement, technical proficiency and overall excellence in the recording industry, without regard to album sales or chart position".[2]

Throughout its history, this award has had minor name changes: "Best Latin Pop Performance" (1984—1991, 1995—2000) and "Best Latin Pop Album" (1992—1994, 2001 to date). In 2012 the award was not presented due to a major overhaul of Grammy categories. That year recordings in this category were shifted to the newly formed "Best Latin Pop, Rock or Urban Album".[3] However, later that year, the Board of Trustees announced that it would be bringing back the category for the 55th Grammy Awards in 2013 with the following description: "for albums containing at least 51 percent playing time of new vocal or instrumental Latin pop recordings".[4] From 1984 to 1991, the category allowed single tracks or albums, and starting 1992 to date includes only albums.[4][5]

Puerto Rican American singer José Feliciano was the first awarded in the category for his album Me Enamoré (1984), and became the biggest winner with four accolades. The most nominated performer is Mexican singer Luis Miguel with eleven nominations that resulted in three wins, including his consecutive awards for Aries (1994) and Segundo Romance (1995). In 1998, Spanish artists Enrique Iglesias and Julio Iglesias, father and son, where nominated against each other for their albums Vivir and Tango, respectively, losing both to Miguel's Romances.[6] Guatemalan singer-songwriter Ricardo Arjona and Mexican musician Julieta Venegas tied in 2007 for their albums Adentro and Limón y Sal, respectively.[7]

Panamanian artist Rubén Blades has received the award twice, in 2000 and 2015, and also has been recognized in other fields, with winning albums for Tropical Latin Album and World Music Album.[8] Laura Pausini became the first Italian female artist to win a Grammy Award with the album Escucha in 2006.[9] No Es lo Mismo by Spanish singer Alejandro Sanz, La Vida... Es un Ratico and MTV Unplugged by Colombian artist Juanes, and Vida by Puerto Rican singer-songwriter Draco Rosa won the Grammy Award for Best Latin Pop Album and also received the Latin Grammy Award for Album of the Year.[10][11][12][13] As of 2015, Mexican singer José José is the most nominated performer without a win with six unsuccessful nominations.


  • Winners and nominees 1
  • See also 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4

Winners and nominees

A man sitting, holding a guitar, with a microphone in front of him.
Puerto Rican American singer José Feliciano, the most awarded performer with four wins.

Three-time winner, Spanish artist Alejandro Sanz
Luis Miguel, performing.
Three-time winner, Mexican performer Luis Miguel

Two-time winner, Panamanian singer-songwriter Rubén Blades
Two-time winner, Colombian artist Juanes
Cuban-American singer Jon Secada, winner in 1993 and 1996.
A man sitting.
Spanish performer Plácido Domingo, winner in 1985.

A woman, wearing a dress, holding a microphone.
American artist Vikki Carr, winner in 1992.

Enrique Iglesias, facing front, holding a microphone.
Spanish singer Enrique Iglesias, winner in 1997

Ricky Martin, wearing a white shirt with an orange strip.
Puerto Rican American artist Ricky Martin, winner in 1999

Shakira smiling.
Colombian performer Shakira, winner in 2001

Ricardo Arjona, performing.
Guatemalan singer-songwriter Ricardo Arjona, winner in 2007

Year Performing artist(s) Work Nominees Ref.
1984 Feliciano, JoséJosé Feliciano Me Enamoré [14]
1985 Domingo, PlácidoPlácido Domingo Siempre en Mi Corazón — Always in My Heart [14]
1986 Hall, LaniLani Hall Es Fácil Amar [14]
1987 Feliciano, JoséJosé Feliciano "Le Lo Lai" [14]
1988 Iglesias, JulioJulio Iglesias Un Hombre Solo [14]
1989 Carlos, RobertoRoberto Carlos Roberto Carlos [14]
1990 Feliciano, JoséJosé Feliciano "Cielito Lindo" [14]
1991 Feliciano, JoséJosé Feliciano "¿Por Qué Te Tengo Que Olvidar?" [14]
1992 Carr, VikkiVikki Carr Cosas del Amor [14]
1993 Secada, JonJon Secada Otro Día Más Sin Verte [14]
1994 Miguel, LuisLuis Miguel Aries [14]
1995 Miguel, LuisLuis Miguel Segundo Romance [14]
1996 Secada, JonJon Secada Amor [14]
1997 Iglesias, EnriqueEnrique Iglesias Enrique Iglesias [14]
1998 Miguel, LuisLuis Miguel Romances [14]
1999 Martin, RickyRicky Martin Vuelve [14]
2000 Blades, RubénRubén Blades Tiempos [14]
2001 Shakira[A] MTV Unplugged [14]
2002 Fender, FreddyFreddy Fender[B] La Música de Baldemar Huerta [14]
2003 Bacilos[C] Caraluna [14]
2004 Sanz, AlejandroAlejandro Sanz[D] No Es lo Mismo [14]
2005 Anthony, MarcMarc Anthony[E] Amar Sin Mentiras [14]
2006 Pausini, LauraLaura Pausini[F] Escucha [14]
2007 Arjona, RicardoRicardo Arjona[G] Adentro [14]
Venegas, JulietaJulieta Venegas[H] Limón y Sal
2008 Sanz, AlejandroAlejandro Sanz[I] El Tren de los Momentos [14]
2009 Juanes[J] La Vida... Es un Ratico [14]
2010 Quinta Estación, LaLa Quinta Estación[K] Sin Frenos [14]
2011 Sanz, AlejandroAlejandro Sanz[L] Paraíso Express [14]
2012 Not awarded [42]
2013 Juanes[M] MTV Unplugged: Deluxe Edition [14]
2014 Rosa, DracoDraco Rosa[N] Vida [14]
2015 Blades, RubénRubén Blades[O] Tangos [14]

^[I] Each year is linked to the article about the Grammy Awards held that year.
^[II] Award was merged with the Best Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Album into the newly created Grammy Award for Best Latin Pop, Rock or Urban Album.

Also awarded
A : Adam Blackburn, Eric Schilling, Marcelo Añez and Sebastián Krys, engineers; Tim Mitchell, producer.
B : Joe Reyes, Michael Morales and Ronald Morales, engineers and producers.
C : Bob St. John, Eric Schilling, Gonzalo Vasquez, Gustavo Afont, Iker Gastraminsa, Jaime Lagueruela and Jon Fausty, engineers/mixers; Gonzalo Vasquez and Luis Fernando Ochoa, producers.
D : Pepo Sherman and Rafa Sardina, engineers; Mick Guzauski, engineer/mixer; Lulo Pérez, producer.
E : Gustavo "Pichon" Dal Pont and Sebastián Krys, engineers/mixers; Estéfano, producer.
F : Jon Jacobs, engineer; Dado Parisini, producer.
G : Ben Wisch, engineer/mixer.
H : Cesar Sogbe, Coti Sorokin, Demian Nava, Juan Blas Caballero, Matías Sorokin and Sebastián Schon, engineers/mixers; Cachorro López, producer.
I : Carlos Alvarez, Lulo Perez, Pepo Sherman, Rafa Sardina and Thom Russo, engineers; Lulo Pérez, producer.
J : Gustavo Santaolalla, producer.
K : Armando Avila, Juan Carlos Moguel and Pepe Ortega, engineers/mixers; Armando Avila, producer.
L : Bob Clearmountain, engineer/mixer; Tomás Torres, producer.
M : Gustavo Borner, engineer/mixer; Juan Luis Guerra, producer.
N : Seth Horan Atkins, Benny Faccone and Sadaharu Yagi, engineers/mixers.
O : Chris Sulit, engineer/mixer; Carlos Franzetti, producer.

See also


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  6. ^ Picolli, Sean (January 7, 1998). "Are Top-selling Sons Ready To Hop On Pops?".  
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  8. ^ Chávez Candelaria, Cordelia (2004). Blades, Rubén. Encyclopedia of Latino Popular Culture 1 ( 
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  11. ^ Ayala, Ben-Yehuda (November 14, 2008). "Juanes Wins Big At Latin Grammy Awards".  
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  39. ^ "Grammy Scorecard".  
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  44. ^ "Grammy Awards 2014: Full Nominations List".  
  45. ^ "Grammys 2015 Preview: The Lowdown on the Best Latin Pop Album and Best Latin Rock, Urban, or Alternative Album Nominees".  

External links

  • Official Site of the Grammy Awards
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