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Winner of the 17th annual Latin Grammy Awards

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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 Winner of the 17th annual Latin Grammy Awardstelevision 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 LopezMarc Anthony  (who won Person of the Year), J BalvinPharrellJuanes and many more.

List of the Winners

Record of the YearCarlos Vives & Shakira for “La Bicicleta”
Album of the YearJuan 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 AlbumLos Fabulosos Cadillacs, La Salvación De Solo Y Juan
Best Pop/Rock AlbumJulieta Venegas, Algo Sucede
Best Rock Song“La Tormenta,” Flavio Cianciarulo, songwriter (Los Fabulosos Cadillacs)
Best Alternative Music AlbumIllya 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 AlbumFonseca, Homenaje (A La Música De Diomedes Díaz)
Best Contemporary Tropical AlbumGuaco, Guaco Histórico 2
Best Traditional Tropical AlbumLa Sonora Santanera, La Sonora Santanera En Su 60 Aniversario
Best Tropical Fusion AlbumGente De Zona, Visualízate
Best Tropical Song“Vine A Buscarte,” Omar Alfano, Fonseca & Yadam González Cárdenas, songwriters (Fonseca)
Best Singer-Songwriter AlbumManuel Medrano, Manuel Medrano
Best Banda AlbumBanda El Recodo De Cruz Lizárraga, Raíces
Best Tejano AlbumMichael Salgado, Por Cielo Y Tierra
Best Norteño AlbumLos Tigres Del Norte, Desde El Azteca
Best Regional Song“Ataúd,” Erika Ender, Manu Moreno & Mónica Vélez, songwriters (Los Tigres Del Norte)

Latin Grammy Award 

  • 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.