Bachata Star Juan Luis Guerra Sweeps Latin Grammy Awards

Juan Luis Guerra - La Llave de Mi Corazón
Juan Luis Guerra – La Llave de Mi Corazón

Las Vegas (Nevada), USA – Dominican musician Juan Luis Guerra won several of the top awards at the Latin Grammy Awards which were held last night in Las Vegas (Nevada). The bachata idol won the awards for Record Of The Year, Album Of The Year, Song Of The Year, Best Merengue and Best Tropical Song for La Llave de Mi Corazón (EMI/Televisa Music). The CD also won the Best Engineered Album award. The winners of the engineering award are Allan Leschhorn, Luis Mansilla & Ronnie Torres, engineers; Adam Ayan, mastering engineer.

World music acts, listed under various categories fared well. The world music albums that won awards are listed below:

Best Salsa Album
Arroz Con Habichuela (Sony BMG Music/Norte) by El Gran Combo De Puerto Rico

Best Cumbia/Vallenato Album
Son…Para El Mundo (Sony BMG Music/Norte) by Jorge Celedón y Jimmy Zambrano

Best Contemporary Tropical Album
Fuzionando (Sony BMG Music/Norte/ Discos 605) by Oscar D’León

Best Traditional Tropical Album
Romanticos De Ayer Hoy Y Siempre (Tropisounds) by Bobby Cruz

Best Singer-Songwriter Album
(Mercury/Universal Music) by Caetano Veloso

Best Instrumental Album
The Enchantment (Concord Records) by Chick Corea & Béla Fleck

Best Folk Album
Un Fuego de Sangre Pura (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings) by Los Gaiteros De San Jacinto From Colombia

Best Tango Album
Te Amo Tango (Soundbrush Records) by Raúl Jaurena

Best Flamenco Album
Techarí (Six Degrees Records/ Diquela Records) by Ojos De Brujo

Best Latin Jazz Album
Rumba Palace (Telarc) by Arturo Sandoval

Best Brazilian Contemporary Pop Album
Acústico MTV Lenine (Sony BMG Music Brasil) by Lenine

Best Samba/Pagode Album
Acustico MTV (Mercury/Universal Music) by Zeca Pagodinho

Best MPB (Musica Popular Brasileira) Album
Ao Vivo (Albatroz — Bossa 58)  by Leny Andrade & Cesar Camargo Mariano

Best Brazilian Roots/Regional Album
Balé Mulato Ao Vivo (EMI Music Brasil) by Daniela Mercury

Best Recording Package
Los Vallenatos De Andrés (Codiscos)
Catalina Díez, art director

Best Urban Music Album
Residente o Visitante (Sony BMG Music/Norte) by Calle 13

Complete list of winners and nominees, www.grammy.com

Author: World Music Central News Department

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