Latin Grammy Award for Record of the Year

Latin Grammy Award for Record of the Year

Latin Grammy Award for Record of the Year
Awarded for quality vocal or instrumental recording tracks
Country United States
Presented by Latin Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences
First awarded 2000
Last awarded 2015
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The Latin Grammy Award for Record of the Year is an honor presented annually at the Latin Grammy Awards, a ceremony that recognizes excellence and creates a wider awareness of cultural diversity and contributions of Latin recording artists in the United States and internationally.[1] The award is given to the performers, producers, audio engineers and mastering engineer for new songs in Spanish or Portuguese language. The songs included on an album released the previous year of submission are also eligible only if they have not been submitted to competition before. Instrumental songs are also eligible.[2] Due to the increasing musical changes in the industry, from 2012 the category includes 10 nominees, according to a restructuration made by the academy for the four general categories: Song of the Year, Album of the Year, Best New Artist and Record of the Year.[3]

Eleven of the thirteen awarded songs have also earned the Latin Grammy for Song of the Year, which unlike this category, is given to the songwriters.[2] The exceptions to this were in 2000, 2009, 2013 and 2014 when "Dímelo" by Marc Anthony, "Aquí Estoy Yo" by Luis Fonsi featuring David Bisbal, Noel Schajris and Aleks Syntek, "Volví a Nacer" by Carlos Vives, and "Bailando" by Enrique Iglesias featuring Descemer Bueno and Gente De Zona, respectively, received the Song of the Year award without earning Record of the Year.

Alejandro Sanz has won the most awards in the category with five wins out of nine nominations, including the award received for "La Tortura", his collaboration with Colombian singer-songwriter Shakira. Sanz is followed by Juanes with two winning songs, "Es Por Ti" and "Me Enamora". "Livin' la Vida Loca" by Puerto Rican singer Ricky Martin is the only song to be nominated for this award in its Spanish-language version and to receive the same distinction for the English language version at the 42nd Grammy Awards.[4] Most nominated songs were recorded in Spanish language, though "Esperando Na Janela" by Gilberto Gil, "Ja Sei Namorar" by Tribalistas, "A Festa" by Maria Rita, "Dois Rios" by Skank, "Arlequim Desconhecido" by Ivan Lins and The Metropole Orchestra, "Tua" by Maria Bethânia, "Atrás de Porta" by Ivete Sangalo and "Um Abraçaço" by Caetano Veloso, recorded in Portuguese language, were also nominated.

Mexican singer-songwriter Julieta Venegas is the most nominated performer without a win, with four unsuccessful nominations. Rafael Arcaute, Gustavo Santaolalla and Lulo Pérez are the most awarded producers, with two wins, while Benny Faccone, Anibal Kerpel and Thom Russo have received the most awards as engineers/mixers, with two each.


  • Recipients 1
  • Notes 2
  • See also 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5


An asterisk (*) indicates the composition won Song of the Year as well.

Year Winner(s) Nationality Work Nominees Ref.
2000 Santana featuring Maná
 · engineered/mixed by Benny Faccone
 · produced by Fernando Olvera and K. C. Porter
 United States
"Corazón Espinado" [5]
2001 Sanz, AlejandroAlejandro Sanz
 · engineered/mixed by Roberto Cantele and Roberto Maccagno
 · produced by Emanuele Ruffinengo
 Spain "El Alma al Aire" * [6]
2002 Sanz, AlejandroAlejandro Sanz
 · engineered/mixed by Chris Brook and Eric Schilling
 · produced by Humberto Gatica
 Spain "Y Sólo Se Me Ocurre Amarte" * [7]
2003 Juanes
 · engineered/mixed by Anibal Kerpel and Thom Russo
 · produced by Gustavo Santaolalla
 Colombia "Es Por Ti" * [8]
2004 Sanz, AlejandroAlejandro Sanz
 · engineered/mixed by Mick Guzauski and Rafa Sardina
 · produced by Lulo Pérez
 Spain "No Es Lo Mismo" * [9]
2005 Sanz, AlejandroAlejandro Sanz
 · engineered/mixed by Carlos Alvarez, Oscar Vinader and Rafa Sardina
 · produced by Lulo Pérez
 Spain "Tu No Tienes Alma" * [10]
2006 Shakira featuring Alejandro Sanz
 · engineered/mixed by Gustavo Celis, Kevin Killen and Ron Jabobs
 · produced by Léster Méndez
"La Tortura" * [11]
2007 Guerra, Juan LuisJuan Luis Guerra
 · engineered/mixed by Luis Mansilla and Ronnie Torres
 · produced by Allan Leschhorn
 Dominican Republic "La Llave de Mi Corazón" * [12]
2008 Juanes
 · engineered/mixed by Anibal Kerpel and Thom Russo
 · produced by Gustavo Santaolalla
 Colombia "Me Enamora" * [13]
2009 Calle 13 featuring Café Tacvba
 · engineered/mixed by Ivan Gutiérrez, Edgardo Matta and Omar Vivoni
 · produced by Rafael Arcaute
 Puerto Rico
"No Hay Nadie Como Tú" [14]
2010 Camila
 · engineered/mixed by Gabriel Castañón, Benny Faccone and Peter Mokran
 · produced by Mario Domm
 Mexico "Mientes" * [15]
2011 Calle 13 featuring Totó la Momposina, Susana Baca and Maria Rita
 · engineered/mixed by Felipe Alvarez, Arcaute, Eduardo Cabra, David Cárdenas, Iván Gutiérrez, Ramón Martínez, Edgardo Matta, Daniel Ovie and Carlos Velazquez
 · produced by Rafa Arcaute and Calle 13
 Puerto Rico
"Latinoamérica" * [16]
2012 Jesse & Joy
 · engineered/mixed Ainsley Adams, Dyre Gormsen, Thomas Juth
 · produced by Martín Terefe
"¡Corre!" * [17]
2013 Marc Anthony
 · engineered/mixed Juan Mario Aracil, Julio Reyes Copello, Carlos Alvarez, Sergio George & Tom Coyne
 · produced by Marc Anthony, Sergio George & Julio Reyes Copello
 United States
 Puerto Rico
"Vivir Mi Vida" [18]
2014 Ana Tijoux
 · engineered/mixed Carlos Barros, Carles Campi Campón, Néstor Cifuentes, Héctor Quídea, José María Rosillo, Simón Vélez & Bori Alarcón
 · produced by Carles Campi Campón, Jorge Drexler, Mario Galeano & Sebastián Merlín
"Universos Paralelos"
2015 TBA TBA TBA [19]


^[I] Each year is linked to the article about the Latin Grammy Awards held that year.
^[II] Showing only the nationality(ies) of the performing artist(s).
^[III] Showing the name of the performer, the nominated song and in parentheses the record producer, and engineers/mixers name(s).

See also


  • "Latin Grammy Award Winners". Note: User must select the "General Field" category as the genre under the search feature.  
  1. ^ "Sobre La Academia Latina de la Grabación" (in Spanish).  
  2. ^ a b "Manual de Categorías: Area General (1–4)" (in Spanish). Latin Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences. Retrieved July 18, 2011. 
  3. ^ "The Latin Recording Academy Continues Its Evolution of Latin Grammy Categories and Elects New Trustees". Latin Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences. May 10, 2012. Retrieved June 25, 2012. 
  4. ^ "The Nominees for the Grammy Awards".  
  5. ^ "Complete List Of Nominations For First-ever Latin Grammy Awards".  
  6. ^ "The Full List of Nominations". Los Angeles Times (Tribune Company). July 18, 2001. Retrieved January 28, 2011. 
  7. ^ "Selected Nominees For The Third Latin Grammy Awards".  
  8. ^ "The nominees are ...".  
  9. ^ "Lista de nominados al los Grammy Latinos" (in Spanish). Terra Networks México. Retrieved January 28, 2011. 
  10. ^ "Complete list of 6th annual Latin Grammy nominations".  
  11. ^ Faber, Judy (September 26, 2006). "Shakira Leads Latin Grammy Nominations".  
  12. ^ "Lista completa de nominados al Latin Grammy" (in Spanish). Terra Networks México. August 29, 2007. Retrieved February 3, 2011. 
  13. ^ "9th Annual Latin Grammy Awards".  
  14. ^ "Conoce a los nominados a los Grammy Latinos" (in Spanish). Terra Networks México. September 19, 2009. Retrieved January 28, 2011. 
  15. ^ "Latin Grammy nominees announced: Alejandro Sanz and Camila among top contenders".  
  16. ^ "Calle 13 leads Latin Grammy nominations".  
  18. ^ "Premios Latin Grammy 2013: conozca la lista de nominados".  
  19. ^ "La lista completa de nominados a los Latin Grammy 2015" (in Spanish). infobae. September 23, 2015. Retrieved October 2, 2015. 

External links

  • Official site of the Latin Grammy Awards