Alejandro Sanz led the list of winners with four tropies for the second annual Latin Grammys, announced today (Oct.30) during a press conference at the Conga Room in Los Angeles. The Spanish pop singer took the honors for album and best pop male vocal album of the year for the WEA Latina set “El Alma Al Aire,” while the album’s title track won for record and song of the year.
Columbian rock artist Juanes, who led with seven nominations, ended up with three awards: best new artist, best rock solo vocal album for “Fijate Bien” (Surco/Universal), and best rock song for the set’s title track. The artist was also the sole performer during the brief ceremony.
Webcast on the official Grammy Web site and hosted by actor Jimmy Smits and comedian Paul Rodriquez, today’s event took the place of the planned Sept. 11 gala ceremony at the city’s Great Western Forum. Originally scheduled for Miami and moved to L.A., the Latin Grammy ceremony was postponed following the terrorist attacks on the U.S., and later officially canceled because it was “simply not practical nor advisable to attempt to reschedule a live, international event of this magnitude,” according to Recording Academy president/CEO Michael Greene.
For the full list of winners, visit the Recording Academy Web site at Grammy.com.
Here is partial list of 2001 Latin Grammy award winners:
Record of the year: Alejandro Sanz, “El Alma Al Aire” (WEA Latina)
Album of the year: Alejandro Sanz, “El Alma Al Aire” (WEA Latina)
Song of the year: Alejandro Sanz, “El Alma Al Aire,” from the album “El Alma Al Aire” (WEA Latina)
Best new artist: Juanes
Best female pop vocal album: Christina Aguilera, “Mi Reflejo” (BMG Latin)
Best male pop vocal album: Alejandro Sanz, “El Alma Al Aire” (WEA Latina)
Best pop album by a duo or group with vocal: Armando Manzanero, “Duetos” (Warner Music Mexico)
Best pop instrumental album: Nestor Torres, “This Side of Paradise” (Shanachie)
Best rap/hip-hop album: Sindicato Argentino Del Hip Hop, “Un Paso A La Eternidad” (Interdisc)
Best rock solo vocal album: Juanes, “Fijate Bien” (Surco/Universal)
Best rock album by a duo or group with vocal: Aterciopelados, “Gozo Poderoso” (BMG Mexico)
Best rock song: Juanes, “Fijate Bien,” from “Fijate Bien” (Surco/Universal)
Best salsa album: Tito Puente & Eddie Palmieri, “Obra Maestra” (RMM Records)
Best traditional tropical album, Celia Cruz, “Siempre Vivire” (Sony Discos)
Producer of the year: KC Porter
Video of the year: Ricky Martin, “She Bangs” (directed by Wayne Isham)