BMI Congratulates its 2017 Latin GRAMMY Winners

Posted in News on November 17, 2017

BMI is exceptionally proud of its Latin affiliates whose work shined last night at the 18th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards held at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Building on its immense popularity, “Despacito,” Luis Fonsi’s powerhouse single, made the biggest noise of the evening, earning Fonsi awards for Record of the Year, Song of the Year, Best Urban Performance and Best Short Form Music Video. Beyond that accolade, BMI songwriters across many musical styles assumed the stage to take home Latin GRAMMY gold. Among the evening’s multiple winners, the Dominican Republic’s Vincent Garcia claimed Best New Artist, Best Tropical Song for “Bachata En Kingston,” and Best Singer/Songwriter album for A La Mar. Residente took home both Best Urban Music Album for his eponymous solo debut and Best Urban Song for “Somos Anormales.” Rockers Diamante Electrico won Best Rock Album La Gran Oscilación and Best Rock Song for “Déjala Rodar.”

In addition to the distribution of the awards, last night’s event saw some amazing performances, including Residente’s show-opener “Letra de “Hijos del Cañaveral,” a stirring airing of “Amarrame” by Mon Laferte, a Juanes’ collaboration with Logic and Alessia Cara on “1800,” guest-studded versions of “Si tu Novio te Deja Sola,” “Unforgettable” and “Mi Gente” by J Balvin, a dramatic rendition of “Despacito” by Luis Fonsi with Victor Manuelle, Bomba Estereo and Diplo, and so much more.

Here is the complete list of BMI winners. Congratulations to all!

Record of the Year
Luis Fonsi, “Despacito”
Andres Torres (recording engineer)

Song of the Year
Luis Fonsi, “Despacito”

Best New Artist
Vicente Garcia

Best Contemporary Pop Vocal Album
Shakira, El Dorado

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album
Lila Downs, Salon, Lagrimas y Deseo

Best Urban Performance
Luis Fonsi, “Despacito” (Remix)

Best Urban Music Album
Residente, Residente

Best Urban Song
Residente, “Somos Anormales”

Best Rock Album
Diamante Electrico, La Gran Oscilación

Best Pop/Rock Album
Juanes, Mis Planes Son Amarte

Best Rock Song
Diamante Electrico, “Déjala Rodar”

Best Alternative Music Album
Café Tacvba, Jei Beibi

Best Alternative Song
Mon Laferte, “Amárrame”

Best Traditional Tropical Album
Jon Secada, To Beny Moré With Love

Best Tropical Song
Vicente Garcia, “Bachata En Kingston”

Best Singer/Songwriter Album
Vicente Garcia, A La Mar

Best Ranchero Solo or Duo Album
Flor De Toloache, Las Caras Lindas

Best Banda Album
Banda El Recodo De Cruz Lizárraga, Ayer y Hoy

Best Regional Song
Juan Treviño, Siempre Es Asi

Best Instrumental Album
Michel Camilo & Tomatito, Spain Forever

Best Latin Jazz Album
Elaine Elias, Dance of Time

Best Tango Album
Fernando Otero, Solo Buenos Aires

Best Christian Spanish Language Album
Alex Campos, Momentos

Best Latin Children’s Album 
Carlos Escalona & Miguel Ignacio Mendoza, Marc Anthony for Babies

Best Engineered Album
Josh Gudwin, Mis Planes Son Amarte

Best Short Form Music Video
Luis Fonsi, “Despacito” 


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