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Calle 13 Rock 12th Annual Latin Grammys

Posted in News on November 14, 2011
Calle 13 win big at the 2011 Latin Grammys in Las Vegas.
Calle 13 win big at the 2011 Latin Grammys in Las Vegas. Photo: GETTY

Calle 13 stormed the 2011 Latin Grammys, taking home golden hardware in eight of their record-breaking 10 nominations during the ceremony November 10 in Las Vegas. The Puerto Rican duo took home top prizes in the general field, including Record and Song of the Year for “Latinoamérica,” as well as Album of the Year for Entren Los Que Quieran. Calle 13’s eclectic reggaeton veers into hip-hop, traditional, and quirky styles, which led to an impressive domination of multiple award categories, from urban to alternative to tropical.

While Calle 13 led the charge, numerous other BMI songwriters also took home red-letter awards hauls.

Best New Artist went to Sie7e, whose latest album Mucha Cosa Buena has not only ensnared listeners in his native Puerto Rico but throughout the continental U.S. as well.

In the pop field, Shakira took home Best Female Pop Vocal Album honors for Sale el Sol, while Alex, Jorge y Lena’s self-titled release was named Best Pop Album by a Duo or Group with Vocal. Drama y Luz, the eighth studio album from giants Maná, earned Best Rock Album by a Duo or a Group with Vocal.

In addition to Calle 13, the tropical category honored José Alberto “El Canario,” whose Original garnered Best Salsa Album honors, and Cachao, whose The Last Mambo was named Best Traditional Tropical Album.

The Regional Mexican field saluted BMI favorites as well. Little Joe & La Familia’s Recuerdos scored the Best Tejano Album win, while legends Los Tigres Del Norte earned Best Norteño Album for their contribution to the MTV Unplugged series.

Paquito D’Rivera walked away with a pair of wins: Best Latin Jazz Album and Best Classical Contemporary Composition for “Panamericana Suite,” which he wrote.

Shakira was named the Latin Grammys Person of the Year, while the inimitable Linda Ronstadt received the academy’s Lifetime Achievement Award.

For more information, visit www.latingrammy.com.

2011 Latin Grammys
BMI Winners

GENERAL

Record of the Year
“Latinoamérica”
Calle 13

Album of the Year
Entren Los Que Quieran
Calle 13
Produced by Edgar Abraham Marrero and René Perez

Song of the Year
“Latinoamérica”
Calle 13
Co-written by René Perez

Best New Artist
Sie7e

POP

Best Female Pop Vocal Album
Sale el Sol
Shakira

Best Pop Album by a Duo or Group with Vocal
Alex, Jorge y Lena
Alex, Jorge y Lena

URBAN

Best Urban Music Album
Entren Los Que Quieran
Calle 13

Best Urban Song
“Baile De Los Pobres”
Calle 13
Co-written by René Perez

ALTERNATIVE

Best Alternative Song
“Calma Pueblo”
Calle 13
Co-written by René Perez

ROCK

Best Rock Album by a Duo or a Group with Vocal
Drama y Luz
Maná

TROPICAL

Best Salsa Album
Original
José Alberto “El Canario”

Best Traditional Tropical Album
The Last Mambo
Cachao

Best Tropical Song
“Vamó A Portarnos Mal”
Calle 13

REGIONAL MEXICAN

Best Tejano Album
Recuerdos
Little Joe & La Familia

Best Norteño Album
MTV Unplugged: Los Tigres del Norte and Friends
Los Tigres Del Norte

INSTRUMENTAL

Best Instrumental Album
Forever
Chick Corea, Stanley Clarke & Lenny White

JAZZ

Best Latin Jazz Album
Panamericana Suite
Paquito D’Rivera

BRAZILIAN

Best Brazilian Rock Album
ZII e ZIE Ao Vivo
Caetano Veloso

Best MPB (Música Popular Brasileira) Album
Ária
Djavan

CLASSIC

Best Classical Contemporary Composition
“Panamericana Suite”
Paquito D’Rivera
Written by Paquito D’Rivera

MUSICAL VIDEO

Best Short Form Music Video
“Calma Pueblo”
Calle 13

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Linda Ronstadt

PERSON OF THE YEAR
Shakira

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