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Juanes on Top with 5 at Latin Grammys

Posted in News on September 3, 2003
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BMI singer/songwriter Juanes was the big winner at this year's 4th Annual Latin Grammy Awards, held last night (9/3) at the American Airlines Arena in Miami. The Colombian-born Latin rock singer, who already has four Latin Grammys, added five of the coveted statuettes to his collection, winning every award for which he was nominated. His Gold-certified album, Un Día Normal (A Normal Day), which has been on the Billboard Top Latin Albums chart for a record 67 weeks (currently #10), earned him awards for Album of the Year and Best Rock Solo Vocal Album, while his songs "Es Por Ti" ("It's For You") won Record and Song of the Year, and "Mala Gente" ("Bad People") was named Best Rock Song.


Juanes

Gustavo Santaolalla

Anibal Kerpel

BMI Latin rock producer Gustavo Santaolalla, also nominated for five awards this year, captured three wins including Album of the Year for producing Juanes' Un Día Normal and Record of the Year for production on the album's chart-topping single, "Es Por Ti." The Surco Records co-founder also won in the Best Pop Instrumental Album category for Bajofondo Tango Club, a unique collection of Latin tango/dance/electronica songs by various artists.


Paquito D'Rivera

Jorge Villamizar

Molotov

Other BMI stars who took home multiple awards included producer Anibal Kerpel, who earned two Latin Grammys for Album and Record of the Year, and Cuban jazzman Paquito D'Rivera, who won for Best Classical Album for Historia Del Soldado (History of the Soldier) and Best Latin Jazz Album for Brazilian Dreams. Latin alternative pop band Bacilos also captured two wins: one for Best Pop Album by a Duo or Group with Vocal for Caraluna, and the other to the band's lead singer and main songwriter, Jorge Villamizar, who earned a Best Tropical Song trophy for the album's hit, "Mi Primer Millón" ("My First Million"). Mexican rap-metal band Molotov, who received four nominations, took home the Best Music Video Latin Grammy for their controversial song, "Frijolero" ("Bean Picker").

BMI's 2003 Latin Grammy Winners

FIVE AWARDS
Juanes
Record of the Year
Album of the Year
Song of the Year
Best Rock Solo Vocal Album
Best Rock Song

THREE AWARDS
Gustavo Santaolalla
Record of the Year
Album of the Year
Best Pop Instrumental Album

TWO AWARDS
Anibal Kerpel
Record of the Year
Album of the Year

Paquito D'Rivera
Best Latin Jazz Album
Best Classical Album

ONE AWARD
Atrapado
Best Grupero Album

Bacilos
Best Pop Album by a Duo or Group

Jimmy González y El Grupo Mazz
Best Tejano Album

Molotov
Best Music Video

Orishas (SACEM)
Best Rap/Hip-Hop Album

Caetano Veloso
Best Música Popular Brasileira Album

Jorge Villamizar
Best Tropical Song

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