Juan Luis Guerra Tops Latin Grammys

Posted in News on November 9, 2007

Dominican singer/songwriter Juan Luis Guerra dominated the eighth annual Latin Grammys, held November 8 in Las Vegas, winning five awards, including Album of the Year for La Llave De Mi Corazon (The Key to My Heart), which was also named Best Merengue Album of the Year. The album’s title track won for Record of the Year, Song of the Year and Best Tropical Song. Guerra was named a BMI Icon at the 2006 BMI Latin Awards and tops the list of BMI 2007 Latin Grammy winners.

Ricky Martin, Calle 13 and Caetano Veloso each garnered three awards. Martin won Best Male Pop Vocal Album for MTV Unplugged and Best Long Form Music Video for “MTV Unplugged”; Calle scored a Best Urban Music Album award for Residente O Visitante and Best Urban Song award for “Pal Norte”; and Caetano Veloso won Best Singer-Songwriter album for and Best Brazilian Song for “Não Me Arrependo.”

  • Ricky Martin
  • Calle 13
  • Caetano Veloso

Mexican artist Pepe Aguilar won the Best Ranchero Album for Enamorado, while Bobby Cruz’s Románticos De Ayer, Hoy y Siempre was named Best Traditional Tropical Album of the Year.

Sebastian Krys added a sixth Latin Grammy to his list of accolades with this year’s Producer of the Year honor for his work with such artists as Luis Fonsi, Daniela Guzmán and Jennifer Peña., while Los Tigres del Norte were honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award for their three-decade career and influential multi-genre music.

Additional BMI Latin Grammy winners include Freddie Martinez, Sr. (Best Regional Mexican Song); Los Horoscopos De Durango (Best Banda Album); Chick Corea & Bela Fleck (Best Instrumental Album); and Rabanes (Best Rock Album by a Duo or Group with Vocal).

BMI Latin Grammy Winners

Juan Luis Guerra
Record of the Year
Album of the Year
Song of the Year
Best Tropical Song
Best Merengue Album of the Year

Los Tigres Del Norte
Lifetime Achievement Award

Ricky Martin
Best Male Pop Vocal
Best Long Form Music Video

Calle 13
Best Urban Music Album
Best Urban Song

Caetano Veloso
Best Singer-Songwriter Album
Best Brazilian Song

Oscar D’Leon
Best Contemporary Tropical Album of the Year

Bobby Cruz
Best Traditional Tropical Album of the Year

Freddie Martinez, Sr.
Best Regional Mexican Song

Marcos Witt
Best Christian Album (Spanish Language)

Pepe Aguilar
Best Ranchero Album

Los Horoscopos De Durango
Best Banda Album

Chick Corea
Best Instrumental Album

Béla Fleck
Best Instrumental Album

Sebastian Krys
Producer of the Year

Best Rock Album by a Duo or Group with Vocal