Saturday, November 04, 2006

Shakira scoops the Latin Grammys

If the idea of the Latin Grammy awards is to suggest there's much more to American latin pop than just Shakira, it might not have been such a good idea to give all the prizes to Shakira. We recognise they do have a bit of a problem, though - give prizes away from the few crossovers, and nobody would take any notice of the awards at all; but if you give prizes to stars who already have made the leap across, you're not really promoting anyone else. (Of course, this does make the cynical assumption that awards ceremonies are about selling more records rather than awarding artistic achievement.)

The winners in full, then:

Record Of The Year
La Tortura
Shakira, producer; Gustavo Celis & Rob Jacobs, engineers/mixers
Track from: Fijación Oral Vol. 1
[Sony BMG Music]

Album Of The Year
Fijación Oral Vol. 1
Gustavo Cerati, Lester Mendez, Luis F. Ochoa, Rick Rubin & Shakira, producers;
Gustavo Celis, Serban Ghanea, Mauricio Guerrero, Mauricio Guerrero, Rob Jacobs,
Kevin Killen & Dave Way, engineers/mixers; Vlado Meller, mastering engineer
[Sony BMG Music]

Song Of The Year
La Tortura
Luis F. Ochoa, Alejandro Sanz & Shakira, songwriters (Shakira)
[Sony BMG Music]

Best New Artist
Calle 13

Best Female Pop Vocal Album
Fijación Oral Vol. 1
[Sony BMG Music]

Best Male Pop Vocal Album
Ricardo Arjona
[Sony BMG Music]

Best Pop Album By A Duo Or Group With Vocal
La Oreja De Van Gogh
[Columbia Records/Sony BMG Music]

Best Urban Music Album
Calle 13
Calle 13
[White Lion/Sony BMG Music]

Best Rock Solo Vocal Album
Ahi Vamos
Gustavo Cerati
[Norte/Sony BMG Music]

Best Rock Album By A Duo Or Group With Vocal
Natalia y La Forquetina
[Norte/Sony BMG Music]

Julieta VenegasBest Alternative Music Album
Limón y Sal
Julieta Venegas
[Norte/Sony BMG Music]

Best Rock Song
Gustavo Cerati, songwriter (Gustavo Cerati)
Track from: Ahi Vamos
[Norte/Sony BMG Music]

Best Salsa Album
Directo Al Corazón
Gilberto Santa Rosa
[Norte/Sony BMG Music]

Best Cumbia/Vallenato Album
Cien Días De Bohemia
Los Hermanos Zuleta
[Sony BMG Music Entertainment]

Best Contemporary Tropical Album
Una Nueva Mujer
Olga Tañón
[Sony Discos]

Best Traditional Tropical Album
AM/PM Líneas Paralelas
Andy Montañez & Pablo Milanés
[Morocho Records]

Best Tropical Song
Te Mando Flores
Juan Fernando Fonseca, songwriter (Fonseca)
Track from: Corazón
[Capitol Records/EMI Music]

Milly QezadaBest Merengue Album
Milly Quezada
[J&N Records]

Best Singer-Songwriter Album
Como Un Campo De Maíz
Pablo Milanés
[Universal Music Mexico]

Best Ranchero Album
Historias De Mi Tierra
Pepe Aguilar
[Norte/Sony BMG Music]

Joan SebastianBest Banda Album
Más Allá Del Sol
Joan Sebástian
[Balboa Records/Discos Musart]

Best Grupero Album
En El Auditorio Nacional
Joan Sebástian
[Balboa Records]

Best Tejano Album
La Mafia
[Univision Records/Urbana Records]

Best Norteño Album
Historias Que Contar
Los Tigres Del Norte
[Fonovisa Records]

Best Tropical Regional Mexican Album
Kumbia Kings Live
A.B. Quintanilla III y Los Kumbia Kings

Best Regional Mexican Song
Aun Sigues Siendo Mia
Osvaldo Villarreal, songwriter (Conjunto Primavera)
Track from: Algo De Mí

Best Instrumental Album
Bebo Valdés
[RCA/Calle 54 Records/BMG Spain]

Best Folk Album
Corazón Libre
Mercedes Sosa
[Edge Music]

Best Tango Album
Café De Los Maestros
Varios Artistas
Gustavo Santaolalla & Gustavo Moz, producers
[Surco / Seminal / Universal Music Latin/AADI Capif]

Best Flamenco Album
Picasso En Mis Ojos
Diego El Cigala

Best Latin Jazz Album
Gonzalo Rubalcaba
[Blue Note]

Best Christian Album (Spanish Language)
Dios Es Bueno
Marcos Witt

Best Christian Album (Portuguese Language)
Aline Barros & Cia
Aline Barros
[MK Music]

Best Brazilian Contemporary Pop Album
Sergio Mendes
[Concord Records / Hear Music / Music Group]

Best Brazilian Rock Album
Os Paralamas do Sucesso
[EMI Music Brazil]

Marisa MonteBest Samba/Pagode Album
Universo Ao Meu Redor
Marisa Monte
[EMI/Phonomotor Records]

Best MPB (Musica Popular Brasileira) Album
Maria Rita
[Warner Music Brasil]

Best Romantic Music Album
Roberto Carlos
Roberto Carlos
[Amigo Records/Sony BMG Music Entertainment]

Best Brazilian Roots/Regional Album
Vida Marvada
Chitãozinho & Xororó
[Mercury Records/Universal Music]

Best Brazilian Song (Portuguese Language)
Caminho das Águas
Rodrigo Maranhão, songwriter (Maria Rita)
Track from: Segundo
[Warner Music Brasil]

Best Latin Children's Album
Adriana Partimpim - O Show
Adriana Partimpim
[Ariola/Sony BMG Music Entertainment]

Best Classical Album
Rhapsody In Blue
Michel Camilo & Ernest Martínez Izquierdo; Elaine Martone, producer
[Telarc Jazz]

Best Recording Package
Café De Los Maestros
Laura Varsky, art director (Café De Los Maestros)
[Surco / Seminal / Universal Music Latin]

Best Engineered Album
Fijación Oral Vol. 1
Gustavo Celis, Serban Ghanea, Mauricio Guerrero, Rob Jacobs, Kevin Killen & Dave Way, engineers (Shakira)

Producer Of The Year
Cachorro López
• Dias Felices (Christian Castro) (A)
• Diego (Diego) (A)
• Dulce Beat (Belanova) (A)
• Limón y Sal (Julieta Venegas) (A)
• Vanessa Colaiutta (Vanessa Colaiutta) (A)

Best Short Form Music Video
¡Atrévete Te, Te!
Calle 13
Fish, video director; Gabriel Coss, video producer
[Sony BMG Music]

Best Long Form Music Video
Blanco Y Negro En Vivo
Bebo & Cigala
Fernando Trueba, video director; Fernando Trueba & Nat Chediak, video producers
[Calle 54 Records/Bluebird/RCA Victor Group/BMG]

Un Viaje
Café Tacuba
Tito Lara, video director; Gerardo Gutiérrez, video producer
[Universal Music Latino]


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