2018 Latin Grammys winners: Carlos Vives, Camila, Shakira and more

Last week, the ceremony held on the CBS Broadcast Network concluded a weekend of events in Los Angeles that celebrated the Latin Recording Academy’s 85th anniversary.

The 2019 Latin Grammys focused on the popularity of Latin music on the North American market and honors performers and producers who were invited to take part in the ceremony. Below is a complete list of winners in some of the 24 categories. The rest will be announced on Tuesday, Jan. 8.

Lifetime Achievement Award

Lucian Msamati – Artistic Director & Executive Producer – In fact, for several years, Msamati has made such a steady, consistent and diverse contribution to the Latin market that he was profiled by Billboard as one of its Immigrant Music Stars of the Year in 2003. The Mercury Music Prize 2014 winner (“Happy Sons”) is recognized among the many contemporaries who have left the city of his birth — over the years, he has released six albums and toured across the globe — to find a wider audience for his work.

In fact, for several years, Msamati has made such a steady, consistent and diverse contribution to the Latin market that he was profiled by as one of its Immigrant Music Stars of the Year in 2003. The Mercury Music Prize 2014 winner (“Happy Sons”) is recognized among the many contemporaries who have left the city of his birth — over the years, he has released six albums and toured across the globe — to find a wider audience for his work. Best Collaboration

Carlos Vives and Shakira – “Nativo,” a tribute to the Latin community living in the United States — highlighted a music and presence that is increasingly changing the landscape of Latin music as seen today. “Nativo” would eventually be nominated for Record of the Year, Album of the Year and Song of the Year and would win for Record of the Year.

Carlos Vives and Shakira – “Nativo,” a tribute to the Latin community living in the United States — highlighted a music and presence that is increasingly changing the landscape of Latin music as seen today. “Nativo” would eventually be nominated for Record of the Year, Album of the Year and Song of the Year and would win for Record of the Year. Best Latin Pop Song

Nicky Jam – “Paraíso,” a previously released track, would wind up winning the awards for Best Latin Pop Song and Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals. The song would become a commercial success, yet also an unexpected one. Labels rejected the single because they didn’t appreciate the use of a sexual connotation, causing problems for the New York singer. Still, he was left with a track that actually sold more than 50,000 copies and received its first major American airplay on American radio with the help of Univision.

Nicky Jam – “Paraíso,” a previously released track, would wind up winning the awards for Best Latin Pop Song and Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals. The song would become a commercial success, yet also an unexpected one. Labels rejected the single because they didn’t appreciate the use of a sexual connotation, causing problems for the New York singer. Still, he was left with a track that actually sold more than 50,000 copies and received its first major American airplay on American radio with the help of Univision. Best Latin Pop Album

Alesso – El Anímolo, a record made in a short period of time in the producer’s single studio in Spain, would become an international hit, selling over 300,000 copies. The record shot up the Billboard Latin Airplay chart and was released in the U.S. by Univision Radio and Univision Records — something not even recorded by a previous nominee.

Alesso – El Anímolo, a record made in a short period of time in the producer’s single studio in Spain, would become an international hit, selling over 300,000 copies. The record shot up the Billboard Latin Airplay chart and was released in the U.S. by Univision Radio and Univision Records — something not even recorded by a previous nominee. Best Alternative Song

Camila – “Hasta Que Te Conoci,” the crossover hit that hit #1 on the Latin Billboard 200 and stayed there for four weeks, would wind up winning the awards for Best Alternative Song and Best Latin Pop Song. Notable artists would credit Camila and their collaborators, including DNCE and Cobra Starship, with fostering a Latina fanbase in their lifetimes.

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