Best Latin Pop Album went to last year's Latin Grammy sweeper Juanes, for his "La Vida Es…Un Ratico." Producer Gustavo Santaolalla accepted the award on behalf of the Colombian pop star today (Feb. 8) during the Grammy pre-telecast awards at Los Angeles' Staples Center.
The most well known artists dominated almost every Latin category at the awards.
In the best Latin rock or alternative album category, the nod went to Mexican rockers Jaguares, while José Feliciano, not known for his tropical renditions, nevertheless won for best tropical album with "Señor Bachata," his elegant foray in the genre.
Stalwarts Los Tigres del Norte took home Best Norteño album honors for "Raíces." Surprisingly, no other marquee names were up for this category, typically one of the most contested in the Grammys and Latin Grammys.
In the more competed best banda album category, the winner was Joan Sebastian, who bested tough opponents, including Banda El Recodo and Alacranes Musical with "No Es de Madera."
Ruben Ramos & The Mexican Revolution won for best tejano album with "Viva La Revolución" while Mariachi Divas and Mariachi Los Camperos de Nati Cano tied for the best regional Mexican album award. Beyond the Latin categories, produce Andres Levin took home the best musical show album award for "In The Heights."
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