Juanes, Juan Luis Guerra, Carla Morrison and Don Omar were among BMI’s top winners at the XIII Annual Grammy Awards on Thursday, November 15 in Las Vegas. Juanes took home Album of the Year & Best Long Form Video for “MTV Unplugged” while Juan Luis Guerra was honored with Producer of the Year for his incredible work on the same project. Carla Morrison & Don Omar garnered two awards each: Morrison was crowned the Queen of Alternative by nabbing Best Alternative Album and Best Alternative Song for “Dejenme Llorar” while Don Omar was crowned Urban King by winning Best Urban Music Album and Best Urban Song for “Hasta Que Salga El Sol.”
Other big awards went to Molotov for Best Rock Album with “Desde Rusia Con Amor” and Alex Cuba who walked away with Best Tropical Song for “Toma Mi Vida.”
The Regional Mexican field also saluted a handful of BMI’s best: Pepe Aguilar was honored with Best Ranchero Album-Regional Mexican for “Mas De Un Camino,” La Arrolladora Banda El Limon De Rene Camacho won Best Banda Album – Regional Mexican for their work on “Irreversible…2012,” Los Tucanes de Tijuana’s “365 Dias” took Best Norteño Album – Regional Mexican, and Luis Carlos Monroy & Adrian Pieragostino rounded off the wins with Best Regional Mexican Song for “El Mejor Perfume.”
It was also a big night for Chick Correa, Eddie Gomez and Paul Motian who won Best Instrumental Album for “Further Explorations;” in the Folk Category for Lila Downs who won Best Folk Album for Pescados Y Milagros; and for Best Christian Album (Spanish) the award went to Marcos Witt for “25 Concierto Conmemotativo.”
Caetano Veloso, Gilberto Gil, and Ivete Sangalo also took home hardware with Best MPB (Musica Popular Brasileira Album) for their work on “Especial Ivete, Gil E Caetano.”
For more information and photos, please visit www.latingrammy.com.