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Latin Grammy Award
Awarded for Outstanding achievements in the record industry
Presented by Latin Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences
Country USA
First awarded 2000
Official website http://www.latingrammy.com/en/home

The Latin Grammy Awards were launched in 2000 with a telecast aired on CBS. It was the first primarily Spanish language primetime program carried on an English-language television network. Like the Grammy Awards, the Latin Grammys recognize artistic and technical excellence in the recording arts and sciences by peer vote (the Latin Grammy Awards Process). It has already come to represent the height of achievement in Latin music recording.

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History

The Latin Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences was formed by the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences in 1997. It was founded by Michael Greene and Mauricio Abaroa. In 2000 it was announced that the 1st Annual Latin Grammy Awards would take place at the Staples Center on September 13, 2000. On July 7, 2000 the nominations were announced in Miami. The first telecast took place at the Staples Center and was broadcasted on CBS. The following year's show was cancelled due to the September 11, 2001 attacks, which was the same day the show was to take place. In 2002 the academy elected its first independent Board of Trustees. In 2005 the broadcast was moved from CBS to Univision where the whole telecast was in Spanish. Voting members live in various regions in the US and outside of the US in regions such as Latin America. To be eligible a recording must have been recorded in Spanish or Portuguese. The eligibility period is July 1 to June 30 for a respective awards ceremony. Recording are first entered and are reviewed to determine which awards they are eligible for. Following that nominating ballots are mailed to voting member of the academy. The votes are tabulated and the five recordings in each category with the most votes become the nominees. Final voting ballots are sent to voting members and the winners are determined. Winners are later announced at the Latin Grammy Awards. The current President of the Latin Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences is Gabriel Abaroa.

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Awards

At the first Latin Grammy Awards the award categories and fields were similar and different from that of the Grammy Awards. Like the Grammy Awards the Latin Grammy Awards had a pop, rock, Jazz, children's classical, production & music video fields. These are fields that are still presented at the Latin Grammy Awards. The first telecast had a Rap/Hip Hop field that was later changed to the urban field as of 2004. The show also has various fields for specific styles of Latin music. Like the Grammy Awards there is also a general field (Record, Album & Song of the Year and Best New Artist). The awards presented at the first telecast gave awards to specific performances by an artist (i.e. Best Male Pop Vocal Performance), similar to that of the Grammy Awards. The following year in 2001 the awards were significantly different. Most of the awards presented were for a particular album and in various cases a song. The first telecast had 40 awards presented however the following year 38 awards were presented. The most recent telecast in 2009 had a total of 49 award presented.

Host Cities and Venues

In 2003 the show took place at the American Airlines Arena in Miami. The marked the first time the show took place outside of Los Angeles. Since then the show has also taken place in New York, Las Vegas and Houston. The last time the show took place in Los Angeles was in 2005. Unlike the Grammy Awards which are usually held in Los Angeles, the Latin Grammys have been held in different cities more often. Los Angeles has held it five times while Las Vegas held it twice. Miami, New York and Houston have each hosted one telecast.

Host Cities and Venues by Year

Awards by artists' country of origin

Country 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 Total
 Brazil 13 10 8 8 9 9 9 9 11 11 97
 Mexico 16 10 8 9 10 9 11 6 8 10 97
 Colombia 4 4 3 5 1 5 7 3 10 3 46
 Spain 2 7 7 5 9 5 3 4 2 1 45
 Puerto Rico 1 3 2 2 2 4 6 6 6 9 41
 Argentina 3 2 2 2 2 3 7 3 4 5 32
 Cuba 4 3 5 3 4 2 4 1 2 2 30
 United States - 1 - 3 3 3 - 5 5 1 21
 Dominican Republic 3 1 - - 1 2 2 6 - - 15
 Venezuela 1 1 - - - - - 3 1 1 7
 Panama - - - 1 - - - 1 2 1 5
 Italy - - - - - 1 - 1 - 1 3
 Peru - - 1 - - 1 - - - - 2
 France - - - - 1 - - 1 - - 2
 Chile - - 1 - 1 - - - - - 2
 Guatemala - 1 - - - - 1 - - - 2
 Ecuador - - - - - - - - - 1 1
 Nicaragua - - - - - - - - - 1 1
 Uruguay - - - - 1 - - - - - 1

See Also

References

  • "Spanish broadcast for Latin Grammys". (November 5, 2005). New Straits Times, p. 26.

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