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BMI Star Juanes Earns Five Statues at 2008 Latin Grammys

Posted in News on November 14, 2008

International star Juanes led the BMI charge at the 2008 Latin Grammy Awards. Staged in Houston, Texas, on Thursday, November 13, the ceremony honored the movers and shakers in Latin music, the fastest-growing format in the United States.

Juanes walked away with a win in every category within which he was nominated: Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best Short Form Music Video for “Me Enamora,” along with an Album of the Year trophy for La Vida…Es Un Ratico and Best Male Pop Vocalist.

Legendary cross-over queen Gloria Estefan also enjoyed a big night, as she earned Best Tropical Album and Best Tropical Song honors in addition to becoming the first woman named 2008 Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year.

Café Tacvba, Gustavo Santaolalla, Julieta Venegas (SGAE), and Anibal Kerpel each took home two Latin Grammy Awards. Café Tacvba claimed Best Rock Song for “Esta Vez” and Best Alternative Song for “Volver A Comenzar.” 2008 BMI Latin Icon Gustavo Santaolalla earned statues for Record and Album of the Year thanks to his production role on both Juanes projects, while Mexican singer/songwriter Julieta Venegas garnered honors for Best Alternative Music Album and Best Long Form Music Video. Esteemed producer Anibal Kerpel’s two trophies honored his co-production of the Record and Album of the Year alongside frequent collaborator Gustavo Santaolalla.

Other BMI artists celebrating big wins at the 2008 Latin Grammys included genre-bender Flex for Best Urban Song, Rap-metal synergists Molotov for Best Rock Album by a Duo or Group, 2008 BMI Latin Songwriters of the Year Wisin & Yandel for Best Urban Music Album, and salsa legend Sergio George for Producer of the Year.

All 2008 BMI Latin Grammy Award Winners

JUANES
Record of the Year
Album of the Year
Song of the Year
Best Male Pop Vocalist
Best Short Form Music Video

GLORIA ESTEFAN
Person of the Year
Best Traditional Tropical Album
Best Tropical Song

CAFÉ TACVBA
Best Rock Song
Best Alternative Song

GUSTAVO SANTAOLALLA
Record of the Year
Album of the Year

JULIETA VENEGAS (SGAE)
Best Alternative Music Album
Best Long Form Music Video

ANIBAL KERPEL
Record of the Year
Album of the Year

EMILIO ESTEFAN, JR.
Best Tropical Song

FLEX
Best Urban Song

MOLOTOV
Best Rock Album by Duo or Group

BELANOVA
Best Pop Album By a Duo or Group

ALBERTO GAITAN
Best Tropical Song

RICARDO GAITAN
Best Tropical Song

SERGIO GEORGE
Producer of the Year

LOS HORÓSCOPOS DE DURANGO
Best Banda Album

Vince Norman (Caribbean Jazz Project)
Best Latin Jazz Album

SIGGNO
Best Norteño Album

WISIN Y YANDEL
Best Urban Music Album