BMI Writers Win Big at 2005 Latin Grammys

Posted in News on November 6, 2005
BMI Latin songwriters, artists and producers were once again at the top of the winner's list for the 6th Annual Latin Grammy Awards, taking home nearly 60% of the night's big awards. Almost 30% of the winners were represented by foreign societies -- such as Spain's SGAE and Mexico's SACM -- and just over 10% was won by members of the other American performing rights organizations.

JuanesIvan LinsJuan Luis Guerra

Latin Grammy favorite Juanes continued his red hot streak winning all three of the awards for which he was nominated, including Best Rock Song for "Nada Valgo Sin Tu Amor," Best Music Video for "Volverte a Ver" and Best Rock Solo Vocal Album for Mi Sangre. The Colombian rocker, whose duet "Fotografía" was named the 2005 BMI Latin Song of the Year, has earned a total of 12 Latin Grammy Awards to date.

OzomatliBanda el Recodo De Cruz Lizárraga

Veteran Brazilian jazz singer Ivan Lins added two more trophies to his collection, including the coveted Album of the Year for his "Cantando Histórias," which also won Best MPB (Musica Popular Brasileira) Album. Dominican merengue artist Juan Luis Guerra also took home two Latin Grammys, one for "Las Avispas," named Best Tropical Song, and the other for Best Christian Album (Spanish Language) for Para Ti.

IntocableBebo Valdés

Other BMI Latin Grammy winners included Intocable, Banda El Recodo De Cruz Lizárraga, Josue Contreras, Bebo Valdés, David Sánchez, Ozomatli, Carlos Vives, Rafa Sardina, Bacilos, Molotov, David Lee Garza, Sunny Sauceda, Joel Guzman, Elvis Crespo, Cachao, Lila Downs, Luis Miguel, Paquito D'Rivera, Lina Luna and Gustavo Santaolalla, who picked up his sixth award.

David SánchezCarlos VivesSunny Sauceda

Held November 3 at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, the 6th Annual Latin Grammy Awards featured an expanding range of genres including pop, salsa, reggaeton and rock, and was broadcast live for the first time exclusively in Spanish on the Univision Network.


As part of Latin Grammy week, the Latin Recording Academy (LARAS) honored Mexican crooner José José as its 2005 Person of the Year at a gala dinner and concert on November 1. Known as the "Prince of Song," the legendary singer was feted for his humanitarian contributions and for his more than 40 year music career that includes album sales of over 40 million, six Grammy nominations and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Latin Recording Academy.

José JoséJosue Contreras

BMI's 2005 Latin Grammy Winners:

Best Rock Solo Vocal Album
Best Rock Song
Best Music Video

Ivan Lins
Album of the Year
Best MPB (Musica Popular Brasileira) Album

Juan Luis Guerra
Best Tropical Song
Best Christian Album (Spanish Language)

MolotovLuis Miguel

Best Pop Album by Duo or Group

Banda El Recodo De Cruz Lizárraga
Best Banda Album

Best Traditional Tropical Album

Lina LunaGustavo SantaolallaDavid Lee Garza

Elvis Crespo
Best Merengue Album

Josué Contreras
Best Regional Mexican Song

Lila Downs
Best Folk Album

Joel GuzmanLila Downs

David Lee Garza
Best Tejano Album

Joel Guzman
Best Tejano Album

Best Norteño Album

Rafa SardinaPaquito D'Rivera

Lina Luna
Best Latin Children's Album

Best Rock Album by Duo or Group

Luis Miguel
Best Ranchero Album

Best Alternative Music Album

Paquito D'Rivera
Best Classical Album

Johnny Lee Rosas
Best Regional Mexican Song

David Sánchez
Best Instrumental Album

Gustavo Santaolalla
Producer of the Year

Rafa Sardina
Record of the Year

Sunny Sauceda
Best Tejano Album

Bebo Valdés
Best Latin Jazz Album

Carlos Vives
Best Contemporary Tropical Album


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