Calle 13 Sweeps 2009 Latin Grammys

Posted in News on November 6, 2009

Puerto Rican power duo Calle 13 walked away with trophies in all five of their nominated categories last night at the 2009 Latin Grammys, staged at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas. Reggaetón has emerged as a powerful global trend, garnering more nominations than any other genre, and Calle 13, comprising rapper Residente (René Pérez) and the producer Visitante (Eduardo Cabra), are at the forefront of the genre. The politically and socially conscious duo garnered Album of the Year honors for Los De Atrás Vienen Conmigo, as well as Record of the Year for “No Hay Nadie Como Tú,” which the pair recorded and composed with fellow BMI heavyweights Café Tacvba. “No Hay Nadie Como Tú” also earned Best Alternative Song, while the pair’s “La Perla” received Best Short Music Video honors.

Cachorro López earned the prestigious Producer of the Year crown, underscoring the Latin Alternative pioneer’s top-tier status. Duo Wisin & Yandel’s “Abusadora,” co-written with Marcos Masis “Tainy,” received Best Urban Song honors, while Draco Rosa’s Teatro garnered Best Rock Solo Vocal Album of the Year. Caetano Veloso won Best Singer-Songwriter Album for his Zii E Zie in addition to Best Long Form Music Video for his “E a Música de Tom Jobim.”

The wildly popular Regional Mexican category featured winners from the BMI family as well. In a testament to broad appeal of the genre, Grupo Pesado and Costumbre shared Norteño Album of the Year honors for their Sólo Contigo and Siempre, respectively. Jimmy González y Grupo Mazz’s The Legend Continues…La Continuacion was named Best Tejano Album.

Additional BMI 2009 Latin Grammy winners include Jorge Villamizar, who co-wrote Best Tropical Song “Yo No Sé Mañana”; Carlos Franzetti & Eddie Gómez’s Duets for Best Instrumental Album; Bebo Valdés’ Juntos Para Siempre for Best Latin Jazz Album; Paulina Aguirre’s Esperando Tu Voz for Best Christian Album (Spanish Language); and Pombo Musical, featuring BMI songwriters Carlos Vives, Juanes, Santiago Cruz, Adriana Lucia, Ivan Benavides and Cabas, for Best Latin Children’s Album.

For more information on the 2009 Latin Grammy Awards and to view a complete list of winners, please visit

2009 BMI Latin Grammy Award Winners

Record of the Year
“No Hay Nadie Como Tu”
Calle 13 con Café Tacvba
Engineer/mixer Omar Vivoni

Album of the Year
Los De Atrás Vienen Conmigo
Calle 13

Best Urban Music Album
Los de Atrás Vienen Conmigo
Calle 13

Best Urban Song
Co-written by Marcos Masis “Tainy”, with Wisin & Yandel

Best Rock Solo Vocal Album
Draco Rosa

Best Alternative Song
“No Hay Nadie Como Tú”
Co-written by Rubén Albarrán Ortega, Eduardo Cabral, Emmanuel Del Real Díaz, Enrique Rangel Arroyo and Jose Alfredo Rangel Arroyo

Best Norteño Album

Sólo Contigo
Grupo Pesado

Best Tejano Album
The Legend Continues…La Continuacion
Jimmy González y Grupo Mazz

Best Tropical Song
“Yo No Sé Mañana”
Co-written by Jorge Villamizar

Best Instrumental Album
Carlos Franzetti & Eddie Gómez

Best Latin Jazz Album
Juntos Para Siempre
Bebo Valdés

Best Singer-Songwriter Album
Zii E Zie
Caetano Veloso

Best Christian Album (Spanish Language)
Esperando Tu Voz
Paulina Aguirre

Best Latin Children’s Album
Pombo Musical
Featuring Carlos Vives, Juanes, Santiago Cruz, Adriana Lucia, Ivan Benavides and Cabas

Producer of the Year
Cachorro López

Best Short Form Music Video
“La Perla”
Calle 13

Best Long Form Music Video
“E a Música de Tom Jobim”
Caetano Veloso


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