Friday, November 04, 2005

THE OTHER GRAMMYS...

Seriously, you'd have to assume that being at the Latin Grammys would have been a whole heap more fun than watching Ali G (sorry, "Borat") make producer-approved/pr-approved jokes about how Madonna is a transvestite. They've got a best Tropical Song category, dammit. For what it's worth, these are the winners:

Record: Tu No Tienes Alma by Alejandro Sanz.

Album: Cantando Historias by Ivan Lins.

Urban album: Barrio Fino by Daddy Yankee.

Rock song: Nada Valgo Sin Tu Amor by Juanes.

Song: Tu No Tienes Alma by Alejandro Sanz.

Grupero album: Two winners: Loca de Amar by Ana Barbara and Para el Pueblo by Oscar de la Rosa y la Mafia.

Male pop album: Todo el Ano by Obie Bermudez.

Regional Mexican song: Aire by Intocable.

New artist: Bebe for album Malo.

Tropical song: Las Avispas by Juan Luis Guerra.

Banda album: En Vivo by Banda el Recodo de Cruz Lizarraga.

Norteno album: Diez by Intocable.

Music video: Volverte a Ver by Juanes.

Female pop album: Escucha Laura Pausini.

The following awards were presented before Thursday's night telecast:

Christian album (Portuguese language): Deixa O Teu Rio Me Levar - Ao Vivo, Soraya Moraes.

Brazilian contemporary pop album: Incite, Lenine.

Brazilian rock album: Tamo Ai Na Atividade, Charlie Brown Jr.

Samba/pagode: Brasilatinidade, Martinho da Vila.

MPB (Musica Popular Brasileira): Cantando Historias, Ivan Lins.

Romantic music: Pra Sempre Ao Vivo No Pacaembu, Roberto Carlos.

Brazilian roots/Regional Album: MTV Ao Vivo, Ivete Sangalo.

Brazilian song (Portuguese language): Ninguem Faz Ideia, Lenine & Ivan Santos, songwriters (Lenine, artist).

Folk album: One Blood Una Sangre, Lila Downs.

Tango album: Bajo Cero, Pablo Ziegler, Quique Sinesi & Walter Castro.

Flamenco album: Aguadulce, Tomatito.

Latin jazz album: Bebo De Cuba, Bebo Valdes.

Christian album (Spanish language): Para Ti, Juan Luis Guerra.

Latin children's album: Lina Luna, Lina Luna.

Classical album: Riberas, Cuarteto De Cuerdas Buenos Aires & Paquito D'Rivera (Andrea Merenzon, producer).

Salsa album: Valio La Pena, Marc Anthony.

Merengue album: Saborealo, Elvis Crespo.

Contemporary tropical album: El Rock De Mi Pueblo, Carlos Vives.

Traditional tropical album: Ahora Si!, Cachao.

Ranchero album: Mexico En La Piel, Luis Miguel.

Tejano album: Polkas, Gritos y Acordeones, David Lee Garza, Joel Guzman & Sunny Sauceda.

Instrumental album: Coral, David Sanchez.

Pop album by a duo or group with vocal: Sinverguenza, Bacilos.

Rock solo vocal album: Mi Sangre, Juanes.

Rock album by a group or duo: Con Todo Respeto, Molotov.

Alternative music album: Street Signs, Ozomatli.

Singer-songwriter album: Resucitar, Gian Marco.

Engineered album: MTV Unplugged, Gustavo Borner, engineer.

Producer: Gustavo Santaolalla


Just like the non-Latin Grammys, they do go on a bit, don't they?


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