The Premiere Ceremony took place on November 17, 2016, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.The three-hour celebration of Latin music and its top performers was hosted by actors Roselyn Sánchez and Sebastián Rulli.
- The show was also broadcasted live on Univision, a Spanish language American television network, which boosted the Spanish-language network’s ratings, gaining them third place, behind NBC and ABC, with over three million total viewers.
- The function was marked by unforgetable performances from Jennifer Lopez, Marc Anthony (who won Person of the Year), J Balvin, Pharrell, Juanes and many more.
List of the Winners
|Record of the Year||Carlos Vives & Shakira for “La Bicicleta”|
|Album of the Year||Juan Gabriel, Los Dúo 2|
|Song of the Year||“La Bicicleta,” Andrés Castro, Shakira & Carlos Vives, songwriters (Carlos Vives & Shakira).|
|Best New Artist||Manuel Medrano|
|Best Contemporary Pop Vocal Album||Jesse & Joy, Un Besito Más|
|Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album||Juan Gabriel, Los Duo 2|
|Best Urban Fusion/Performance||Yandel, “Encantadora”|
|Best Urban Music Album||J Balvin, Energia|
|Best Urban Song||“Encantadora,” Egbert Rosa Cintrón, Farruko, Eduardo A. Vargas Berrios & Yandel, songwriters (Yandel)|
|Best Rock Album||Los Fabulosos Cadillacs, La Salvación De Solo Y Juan|
|Best Pop/Rock Album||Julieta Venegas, Algo Sucede|
|Best Rock Song||“La Tormenta,” Flavio Cianciarulo, songwriter (Los Fabulosos Cadillacs)|
|Best Alternative Music Album||Illya Kuryaki & The Valderramas, L.H.O.N.|
|Best Alternative Song||“Vez Primera,” Carla Morrison, songwriter (Carla Morrison)|
|Best Salsa Album||India, Intensamente India Con Canciones De Juan Gabriel|
|Best Cumbia/Vallenato Album||Fonseca, Homenaje (A La Música De Diomedes Díaz)|
|Best Contemporary Tropical Album||Guaco, Guaco Histórico 2|
|Best Traditional Tropical Album||La Sonora Santanera, La Sonora Santanera En Su 60 Aniversario|
|Best Tropical Fusion Album||Gente De Zona, Visualízate|
|Best Tropical Song||“Vine A Buscarte,” Omar Alfano, Fonseca & Yadam González Cárdenas, songwriters (Fonseca)|
|Best Singer-Songwriter Album||Manuel Medrano, Manuel Medrano|
|Best Banda Album||Banda El Recodo De Cruz Lizárraga, Raíces|
|Best Tejano Album||Michael Salgado, Por Cielo Y Tierra|
|Best Norteño Album||Los Tigres Del Norte, Desde El Azteca|
|Best Regional Song||“Ataúd,” Erika Ender, Manu Moreno & Mónica Vélez, songwriters (Los Tigres Del Norte)|
Latin Grammy Award
- A Latin Grammy Award is an award by The Latin Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences to recognize outstanding achievement in the Latin music industry.
- The Latin Grammy honors works produced anywhere around the world that were recorded in either Spanish or Portuguese and is awarded in the United States.
- The first annual Latin Grammys ceremony was held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on September 13, 2000. Broadcast by CBS, that first ceremony became the first primarily Spanish language primetime program carried on an English-language American television network. Currently the awards are broadcast in the United States by the television network Univision.