BMI Congratulates Latin GRAMMY Winners

Posted in News on September 19, 2002

BMI Latin songwriters, producers and composers were among the top winners at the 3rd annual Latin GRAMMY Awards held September 18 in Los Angeles. Producers Humberto Gatica and Kenny O'Brien, nominated for four and three Latin GRAMMYS respectively, took home two trophies each; one for Record of the Year for "Y Solo Se Me Ocurre Amarte" by Alejandro Sanz* from his MTV Unplugged album, which earned each a second Latin GRAMMY for Album of the Year. BMI producer/songwriter Kike Santander earned the Producer of the Year award, bringing his Latin GRAMMY total to three.

Humberto Gatica

Kike Santander

Other winners included Colombian rock artist Juanes, who finally got to showcase his talent to the world after last year's show was cancelled due to the terrorist attacks on September 11. Latin diva Shakira took home the Video of the Year Latin GRAMMY for "Suerte," the Spanish-language version of her US smash hit, "Wherever, Whenever."

BMI's Latin Grammy winners 2002:

Humberto Gatica
Record of the Year
Album of the Year

Kenny O'Brien
Record of the Year
Album of the Year

Best Rock Song

Freddie Martinez, Sr.
Best Regional Mexican Song

Bebo Valdés
Israel Lopez "Cachao"
Carlos "Patato" Valdés
Best Traditional Tropical Album

Jimmy Gonzalez y El Grupo Mazz
Best Tejano Album

Ramon Ayala y Sus Bravos Del Norte
Best Norteño Album

Edu Lobo
Best MPB (Música Popular Brasileira) Album

Gilberto Gil
Best Brazilian Roots/Regional Album

Kike Santander
Producer of the Year

Video of the Year

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