Latin Grammy Awards

  1. Latin Recording Academy President/CEO Gabriel Abaroa Extends Contract Five Years

    March 25, 2014 7:57 PM EDT Despite hinting last year to Billboard that his tenure with The Latin Recording Academy could come to an end after 2014, Gabriel Abaroa, the organization’s president/CEO, has extended his contract with the Academy five more years, through 2019. R ...

  2. Sergio George, Natalia Lafourcade Early Winners at Latin Grammy Pre-Telecast

    November 21, 2013 8:26 PM EST Despite rain and the cancellation of the famous green carpet, the 2013 Latin Grammy pre-telecast opened with a highly spirited performance by Venezuelan band La Vida Bohème, who later took the prize for best rock album. Sergio George was crowned p ...

  3. Latin Recording Academy and Eventus Join for Third Annual Acoustic Sessions

    September 20, 2013 3:26 AM EDT The Latin Grammy Acoustic Sessions, a series of invitation-only shows by well known Latin artists, will take place in five cities leading up to the Nov. 21 Latin Grammys.   On the night of Sept. 25, after Latin Grammy nominations are announced t ...

  4. Jesse & Joy Win Big at Latin Grammys

    November 16, 2012 12:18 AM EST LAS VEGAS--Mexican pop/rock duo Jesse & Joy ran with the night as four-time winners at the Latin Grammys, taking home trophies for best record, song and contemporary pop vocal album. "Thanks to the best fans in the world," said Jessi ...

  5. Latin Grammy Pre-Telecast: Juan Luis Guerra Wins Producer of the Year, Don Omar Scores Best Urban Album

    November 15, 2012 8:14 PM EST The 13th annual Latin Grammy pre-telecast opened with a soothing ballad by Peruvian singer Gian Marco Zignago and Cuban crooner Amaury Gutierrez in an early awards showcase that set the tone for some of the most celebrated music of the year. Backb ...

  6. Latin Music's Big Night

    October 08, 2012 1:54 PM EDT Nominations expanded in key categories as Latin Grammys return to Las Vegas. The 13th edition of the Latin Grammy Awards returns to Las Vegas this year and will air live from the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino on Univision on Nov. 15. The Span ...

  7. Juan Luis Guerra Leads Latin Grammy Nominations

    September 25, 2012 1:20 PM EDT A slew of Latin artists, from pop star Ricardo Arjona to Brazilian icons Caetano Veloso and Gilberto Gil, trumpeter Arturo Sandoval and rockers Carla Morrison and Juanes, are nominated for Album of the Year for the 13th annual Latin Grammy Awards, ...

  8. Latin Recording Academy Honoring Luz Casal and Rita Moreno, Among Others

    September 13, 2012 6:15 PM EDT The Latin Recording Academy is honoring several artists from around the globe, including Spanish singer/songwriter Luz Casal, Argentinian crooner Leo Dan, Puerto Rican-born Rita Moreno and Brazil's Milton Nascimento during a November ceremony ...

  9. Univision to Keep Latin Grammys Through 2018

    June 27, 2012 4:42 PM EDT The Latin Recording Academy and Univision have signed a six-year deal that will keep the Latin Grammys on the Spanish-language network until 2018, according to LARAS officials. The Latin Grammys, scheduled to air later this year on Nov. 15, will a ...

  10. Adele's Big Night: Where It Ranks in Grammy History

    February 13, 2012 1:53 AM EST Adele backstage at the Grammmy Awards holding her six trophies (Getty Images) Adele's big night at the Grammys doesn't set any new records, but it does enroll the British singer in an elite club of triple-crown winners for the Recording ...

  11. Latin Grammys: Calle 13 Makes History in Star-Studded Night

    November 10, 2011 8:20 PM EST The 12th annual Latin Grammys, which were telecast live from the Mandalay Bay, made it a night the Puerto Rican rapping duo Calle 13 will not soon forget as they dominated the awards show with a staggering nine wins including record of the year, b ...

  12. Shakira, Calle 13, Marco Antonio Solis To Perform at Latin Grammys

    October 24, 2011 4:10 PM EDT Multi-nominee Calle 13, Venezuelan troubadour Franco de Vita with Mexican rocket Alejandra Guzman, rockers Mana with Prince Royce (who performed last year but is featured in a remake of Mana's current single, "El Verdadero Amor Perdona&q ...

  13. Backbeat: Official Latin Grammy Artist Miguel Paredes' Painting Gets Big Reception

    September 21, 2011 6:01 PM EDT State of the Art: (From left:) Recording Academy CEO Neil Portnow, artist Miguel Paredes and Latin Recording Academy President Gabriel Abaroa Jr. at the Latin Grammy Nominations Press Conference. (Photo John Shearer/WireImage) Miguel Paredes is th ...

  14. Calle 13 Sweeps Latin Grammy Nominations

    September 14, 2011 1:02 PM EDT Calle 13, the Puerto Rican urban duo and Latin Grammy favorites who cull multiple nominations for the award with every album they release, have done it again. The duo made up of Eduardo Cabra and Rene Perez-which already has 10 Latin Grammy awards ...

  15. Juan Luis Guerra, Gustavo Cerati, Camila Win Big At 2010 Latin Grammys

    November 12, 2010 12:00 AM EST Latin Grammy voters gave a big thumbs up to developing acts by awarding Mexican trio Camila -- a group that has taken Latin pop in a new direction -- major awards during the 11th annual Latin Grammys. The act's hit single, "Mientes," ...

  16. Mala Rodriguez, Ruben Blades Nab Early Wins At Latin Grammys

    November 11, 2010 12:00 AM EST A happy mix of artists co-existed as winners in the 11th Annual Latin Grammy Awards pretelecast in Las Vegas, with several notable upsets. They included Mala Rodriguez's "No Pidas Perdón" besting songs by Don Omar and Daddy Yankee i ...

  17. Gardel Music Awards Nominations Unveiled

    September 21, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Nominations to Argentina's annual Gardel Music Awards (Premios Gardel) had a touch of nostalgia. Rocker Gustavo Cerati, who is in a coma, leads with seven nominations. Cerati's nominations are on the strength of his album "Fuerza Na ...

  18. Producer Franco Giordani Dies

    April 22, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Franco Giordani, a Grammy winner with a 25-year career as a producer, engineer and mixer who worked with such artists as regional Mexican star Joan Sebastian, died Monday, according to his publicist. He was 45. The cause of death could not be imme ...

  19. La Quinta Estación, Calle 13 Among Early Grammy Winners

    January 31, 2010 12:00 AM EST Few surprises were in store Sunday in the Latin category at the 52nd Grammy Awards, with Spanish pop group La Quinta Estación winning a Grammy for Latin pop album and Calle 13 winning for Latin rock, alternative or urban album. Calle 13's &qu ...

  20. Juan Gabriel Steals Show, Calle 13 Sweep Latin Grammys

    November 05, 2009 12:00 AM EST Urban duo Calle 13, which led nominations for the 10th annual Latin Grammys, were also the lead winners of the evening, taking home five Latin Grammys. Those included album of the year and best urban music album for “Los de Atrás Vienen Conmigo” ( ...

  21. Latin Briefs: Alicia Keys, Latin Grammys, EMI, UMLE

    November 03, 2009 12:00 AM EST --Alicia Keys will perform with Alejandro Sanz on Thursday’s Latin Grammy telecast, the lineup of which now also includes Mexican pop group Reik, Brazilian songstress Daniela Mercury, and performances by Cirque du Soleil and “Le Rêve.” Keys’ and S ...

  22. Latin Stars Give 'Life' To City Of Hope Project

    November 02, 2009 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Group will promote and distribute an original song, "La Gota de la Vida," ("the drop of life") to benefit Los Angeles cancer research center City of Hope and its Hispanic outreach campaign for bone marrow donati ...

  23. Latin Stars Sign On For Latin Grammys

    October 28, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Pepe Aguilar, Oscar D'León, Mariachi Reyna de Los Angeles, Gilberto Santa Rosa, Los Tucanes de Tijuana, Wisin & Yandel and Juan Gabriel have joined the roster of acts performing at the 10th annual Latin Grammys, taking place Nov. 5. Other ...

  24. Latin Recording Academy Announces 2009 Lifetime Awards

    September 24, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The Latin Recording Academy will honor Cuban percussionist Candido Camero, samba icon Beth Carvalho, Argentine rock pioneer Charly Garcia, world music artist Tania Libertad, romantic singer Marco Antonio Muñiz and Christian preacher/artist Juan Ro ...

  25. Calle 13 Leads Latin Grammy Nods

    September 17, 2009 12:00 AM EDT With five nods to their name, Latin Grammy darlings Calle 13 led the list of esoteric nominees for the 10th annual Latin Grammy awards. The eclectic Puerto Rican urban group, which has already won several Latin Grammys in the past, is up for award ...

  26. Latin Grammys Back In Vegas

    April 29, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The Latin Grammys will return to Las Vegas for their 10th anniversary celebration, organizers have announced. The 10th annual Latin Grammy Awards will take place at the Mandalay Bay Events Center on Thursday Nov. 5, marking the second time the awa ...

  27. Juanes, Luis Miguel, Luis Fonsi Up For Grammys

    December 04, 2008 12:00 AM EST Fresh off his Latin Grammy sweep, Juanes was nominated for best Latin Pop album at this year's Grammys along with Luis Miguel, Jorge Drexler, Luis Fonsi and Tommy Torres. The nominations spanned both traditional and contemporary sounds within ...

  28. Grammys Turning Nominations Into TV Special

    October 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Grammys are turning a dry nominations announcement into an hourlong TV special. "The Grammy Nominations Concert Live! -- Countdown to Music's Biggest Night" will air Dec. 3. The Grammy Awards are scheduled for Feb. 8 on CBS. The ...

  29. Cafe Tacvba Leads Latin Grammy Nods

    September 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Alternative Mexican band Cafe Tacvba is the leading nominee for the ninth annual Latin Grammy Awards , garnering six nods including album of the year (for "Sino") and song of the year (for "Esta Vez"). Juanes netted five nomina ...

  30. Latin Grammys Head To Houston

    April 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The 9th annual Latin Grammy Awards will be broadcast live from the Toyota Center in Houston on Nov. 13. This will mark the first year the awards show is held in Houston. Previous Latin Grammy shows were held in Miami, Los Angeles, New York and Las ...

  31. Santaolalla To Be Honored As BMI Icon

    March 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Argentine composer and producer Gustavo Santaolalla, whose scores for "Brokeback Mountain" and "Babel" won him Oscar Awards, will be honored as the BMI Icon during BMI's 15th annual Latin Awards Ceremony. Santaolalla will ...

  32. Latin Grammys Name Artists, Performers

    October 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Person of the year and five-time nominee Juan Luis Guerra is one of the artists confirmed to perform at the 8th annual Latin Grammy Awards, taking place Nov. 8 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas. Other confirmed performers are regional ...

  33. Latin Recording Academy To Salute Cortez, Gatica

    September 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Alberto Cortez, Lucho Gatica, Olga Guillot, Los Tigres del Norte, Os Paralamas do Sucesso and Chavela Vargas will receive the 2007 Latin Recording Academy's Lifetime Achievement Award. João Araújo, Leopoldo Federico and Fernando Hernandez wil ...

  34. Latin Acadcemy Names Del Rio To Membership Team

    August 07, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Betty Del Rio has been appointed membership manager for the Latin Recording Academy (LARAS). Del Rio is based out LARAS' Miami office and reports to the group’s president Gabriel Abaroa. Del Rio's responsibilities will include the recrui ...

  35. Latin Grammys Slated For Las Vegas

    June 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Latin Grammys will take place in Las Vegas for the first time in its 8-year history. This year's edition of the awards is slated for Nov. 8 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center. Nominations for the eighth Latin Grammys will be announced on A ...

  36. Latin Recording Academy Restructures

    January 08, 2007 12:00 AM EST The Latin Recording Academy has restructured positions within its Miami and Los Angeles offices, effective immediately. Aida Scorza has been promoted to VP of awards. She was previously senior director of awards. Luis Dousdebes, former senior dire ...

  37. Latin Grammys Set For New York

    April 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Event to take place Nov. 2. The Latin Grammys are heading to New York for the first time in their seven-year history. The public will be able to purchase tickets to the event—also a first—which is to take place Nov. 2 at Madison Square Garden. The ...

  38. Latin Grammys Coming To NYC?

    April 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Organizers of the Latin Grammys are expected to announce today (April 11) that New York will be the site of the 2006 gala. Laras president Gabriel Abaroa will join New York mayor Michael Bloomberg and Organizers of the Latin Grammys are expected t ...

  39. Latin Notas

    April 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT As part of its ongoing outreach throughout Latin America, the Latin Grammy Awards goes to Mexico City to give out its first President's Award. Read Leila Cobo's column. As part of its ongoing outreach throughout Latin America, the Latin ...

  40. Latin Notas

    April 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT As part of its ongoing outreach throughout Latin America, the Latin Grammy Awards goes to Mexico City to give out its first President's Award. Read Leila Cobo's column. As part of its ongoing outreach throughout Latin America, the Latin ...

  41. Rock Acts Grab Premios Gardel Award Nods

    March 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST Babasónicos garnered seven nominations. Argentina’s 2006 Premios Gardel award nominations were revealed today (March 9) with rock artists leading the charge. The pop/rock outfit Babasónicos garnered a total of seven nods, including album and rock ...

  42. Sanz, Juanes Win At Latin Grammys

    November 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST Spanish superstar Alejandro Sanz, Colombian pop act Juanes and Brazilian singer and pianist Ivan Lins shared top honors yesterday (Nov. 3) at the Latin Grammys at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. Spanish superstar Alejandro Sanz, Colombian po ...

  43. Sony BMG Sur Names President

    October 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Argentine producer Afo Verde to take reins. Argentine producer Afo Verde has been appointed president of Sony BMG Sur, which comprises Argentina and Chile. The announcement was made by Frank J. Welzer, chairman/CEO of Sony BMG's Latin region, ...

  44. Latin Grammys Split CBS

    May 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Academy shifts awards show to Univision. After airing every year on CBS since its inception, the Latin Grammy Award telecast is moving to the Univision Network, beginning this fall, Billboard has learned. The shift by the Latin Academy of Recordin ...

  45. MusiCares To Honor Brian Wilson

    December 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST Award to be presented during Grammy Week. Award to be presented during Grammy Week. News ...

  46. Latin Notas

    September 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Artists' low attendance at the Latin Grammy Awards is cause for concern as it seem they lack support to the Latin music industry and fellow artists. Read Leila Cobo's column. Artists' low attendance at the Latin Grammy Awards is cau ...

  47. Latin Notas

    September 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Artists' low attendance at the Latin Grammy Awards is cause for concern as it seem they lack support to the Latin music industry and fellow artists. Read Leila Cobo's column. Artists' low attendance at the Latin Grammy Awards is cau ...

  48. Producer Capone Killed In Crash

    September 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Recently honored at Latin Grammys. Recently honored at Latin Grammys. News ...

  49. Latin Grammys Ratings Dip

    September 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Ratings were down for the 2004 Latin Grammy Awards, which CBS aired last night (Sept. 1) from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. Ratings were down for the 2004 Latin Grammy Awards, which CBS aired last night (Sept. 1) from the Shrine Auditorium ...

  50. Sanz Top Winner At Latin Grammys

    September 01, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Spanish singer/songwriter Alejandro Sanz was once again the big winner at the Latin Grammy Awards. His album, "No Es lo Mismo" (Warner), and the song of the same name took home five awards at the fift Spanish singer/songwriter Alejandro ...

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