Sardina, Café Tacuba Score at Latin Grammys

Posted in News on September 1, 2004
BMI Latin songwriters, producers and composers were among the top winners at the 5th annual Latin Grammy Awards held September 1 at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. Producer Rafa Sardina was BMI's big winner of the night, taking home three Latin Grammys, including Album of the Year and Best Engineered Album for Alejandro Sanz's No Es Lo Mismo, while the album's title track earned Sardina the Record of the Year trophy.

Café TacubaRafa Sardina

Emmanuel Del Real, keyboardist/songwriter of rock en español group Café Tacuba, won two Latin Grammys out of five nominations, including one with the band for Best Alternative Album (Cuatro Caminos), and one as a songwriter for their smash hit "Eres," which was named Best Rock Song.

Other Latin Grammy winners included Banda El Recodo de Cruz Lizrraga, Soraya, Jimmy Gonzalez y Grupo Mazz and Bebo Valdés. BMI composers José Serebrier and Paulo Jobim tied for Best Classical Album.

BMI songwriter/artist Carlos Santana, who performed with newcomers Los Lonely Boys, was feted the previous evening as the Latin Recording Academy's Person of the Year. This prestigious award honors the important musical, social and philanthropic accomplishments of leading members of the Latin music community.

BMI's 2004 Latin Grammy winners:

Rafa Sardina
Record of the Year
"No Es Lo Mismo"
Album of the Year
No Es Lo Mismo
Best Engineered Album
No Es Lo Mismo

Emmanuel Del Real (Café Tacuba)
Best Rock Song

Café Tacuba
Best Alternative Music Album
Cuatro Caminos

Fernando Osorio
Best Tropical Song
"Ríe Y Llora"

Bebo Valdés
Best Traditional Tropical Album
Lãgrimas Negras

Best Singer-Songwriter Album

Best Contemporary Tropical Album
Albita Llegó

Banda El Recodo de Cruz Lizrraga
Best Banda Album
Por Ti

Jimmy Gonzalez y Grupo Mazz
Best Tejano Album
Live En El Valle

Los Tigres Del Norte
Best Norteño Album
Pacto De Sangre

José Serebrier
Best Classical Album (tie)
Carmen Symphony

Paulo Jobim
Best Classical Album (tie)
Jobim Sinfônico

Robi Draco Rosa
Best Music Video
"Mas y Mas"


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