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The Latin Grammys? ¡Si!

Latin grammy awards logoOne of the most highly anticipated music awards shows of the season, the Latin Grammys puts the spotlight center stage on the past year's most famous music artists -- in such categories as Pop, Salsa, and Tango including top awards for Song of the Year and Album of the Year.

This year, watch for the19th edition of the Latin Grammy awards to be televised on Univision beginning at 8PM ET on Thursday, November 15, 2018 live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena Las Vegas, Nevada.

Meanwhile, keep it here for more updates including who will host, a list of presenters and performers, plus the announcement of winners at one of Latin music's biggest nights.

2017 Latin Grammy rewind

Nominations for the 2017 Latin Grammys were revealed on Tuesday September 26, 2017 (see below). Leading the pack this year is Puerto Rican rapper Residente, whose first solo album received nine nods. including for record, song and album of the year.

Performers at the 2017 Latin Grammy Awards included
Luis Fonsi, Residente, Mon Laferte and Juanes.

Colombian singer Maluma received seven nominations, followed by Shakira with six and Juanes, Mon Laferte and producer Kevin Jimenez ADG with five nominations. For their megahit "Despacito", Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee's received four nominations including record and song of the year. The song is also up for best urban fusion/performance for its remix with Justin Bieber.

Performing on the big night were Ruben Blades, Diplo, Bomba Estereo, Alejandro Fernández, Vicente García, Los Marrcorinos, Victor Manuelle, Carlos Rivera, Mau Y Ricky and Danay Suarez.

More peformances included Balvin, Bad Bunny, Flor De Toloache, Luis Fonsi, Juanes, Mon Laferte, Natalia Lafourcade, Maluma, Residente, and Sofía Reyes along with 2017 Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year Alejandro Sanz.

This year, honors for the Lifetime Achievement Award went to Lucecita Benitez, Joao Bosco, Ilan Chester, Victor Heredia, Los Del Rio, Guadalupe Pineda and Cuco Valoy.

Broadway composer Lin-Manuel Miranda, for his release of "Almost Like Praying," (his single to benefit Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria) was also honored with the Latin Recording Academy President's Merit Award for his "outstanding and numerous contributions to the Latin community".

Presenters on the big night include dAnavictoria, Camila Cabello, Disney’s Descendants 2 star Sofía Carson, Chocquibtown, Marco de la O, Erika Ender, Flo Rida, Leslie Grace, Maribel Guardia, Juan Luis Guerra, Martina “La Peligrosa”, Rudy Mancuso, Debi Nova, Alexandre Pires, Lele Pons, Edgar Ramirez, Rosalía, Olga Tañón and Wilmer Valderrama.

Just up ahead, check out all the nominees and big winners on awards night. And, around the Web, also check out Latin as well as the official Univision Network for lots more related video clips, star profiles, fun facts, and photos.

Sean Cosgrave is a frequent editorial contributor to

DID YOU KNOW? Latin Grammy fun facts & trivia

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Most wins ever: Calle 13

• In 2000, the first-ever Latin Grammy Awards ceremony aired on CBS to become the first Spanish program to be broadcast on an English-language American television network.

• Calle 13 holds the record for most wins, bringing home 25 Latin Grammy Awards. With a total of 20 awards, Juanes holds the record for most awards won by a solo artist.

• Shakira leads among female artists, winning 11 Latin Grammy Awards. She is also the youngest artist to have received the Person of the Year award.

• Christina Aguilera won Best Female Pop Vocal Album for “Mi Reflejo” in 2001 and made history by becoming the first ever American artist to win a Latin Grammy.

• Miguelito is the youngest person to win a Latin Grammy. He won the Best Latin Children’s Album in 2008 for “El Heredero” at the age of nine.

also see in Pop Culture -> Billboard Latin Music Awards


2017 Latin Grammy Nominees & * Winners

Album of the Year
* "Salsa Big Band" — Rubén Blades and Roberto Delgado & Orquesta
"Obras Son Amores" — Antonio Carmona
"A La Mar" — Vicente García
"Fénix" — Nicky Jam
"Mis Planes Son Amarte" — Juanes
"La Trenza" — Mon Laferte
"Musas (Un Homenaje al Folclore Latinoamericano en Manos de Los Macorinos, Vol. 1)" — Natalia Lafourcade
"Residente" — Residente
"El Dorado" — Shakira
"Palabras Manuales" — Danay Suarez

Record of the Year
* "Despacito" — Luis Fonsi featuring Daddy Yankee
"La Flor De La Canela" — Rubén Blades
"El Surco" — Jorge Drexler
"Quiero Que Vuelvas" — Alejandro Fernández
"El Ratico" — Juanes featuring Kali Uchis
"Amárrame" — Mon Laferte featuring Juanes
"Felices Los 4" — Maluma
"Vente Pa' Ca" — Ricky Martin featuring Maluma
"Guerra" — Residente
"Chantaje" — Shakira featuring Maluma

Song of the Year (award for the songwriter)

* "Despacito" — Daddy Yankee, Erika Ender and Luis Fonsi, songwriters (Luis Fonsi featuring Daddy Yankee)
"Amárrame" — Mon Laferte, songwriter (Mon Laferte featuring Juanes)
"Chantaje" — Kevin Mauricio Jiménez Londoño, Bryan Snaider Lezcano Chaverra, Joel Antonio López Castro, Maluma and Shakira, songwriters (Shakira featuring Maluma)
"Desde Que Estamos Juntos" — Descemer Bueno and Melendi, songwriters (Melendi)
"Ella" — Ricardo Arjona, songwriter (Ricardo Arjona)
"Felices Los 4" — Mario Cáceres, Kevin Mauricio Jiménez Londoño, Maluma, Servando Primera, Stiven Rojas and Bryan Snaider Lezcano Chaverra, songwriters (Maluma)
"Guerra" — Residente and Jeff Trooko, songwriters (Residente)
"La Fortuna" — Diana Fuentes and Tommy Torres, songwriters (Diana Fuentes featuring Tommy Torres)
"Tú Sí Sabes Quererme" — Natalia Lafourcade, songwriter (Natalia Lafourcade featuring Los Macorinos)
"Vente Pa' Ca " — Nermin Harambasic, Maluma, Ricky Martin, Mauricio Montaner, Ricky Montaner, Lars Pedersen, Carl Ryden, Justin Stein, Ronny Vidar Svendsen and Anne Judith Stokke Wik, songwriters (Ricky Martin featuring Maluma)

Best New Artist

* Vicente García
Paula Arenas
Martina La Peligrosa
Mau y Ricky
Sofía Reyes
Danay Suarez
Sebastián Yatra

Best Urban Fusion / Performance
* "Despacito" (Remix) — Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee featuring Justin Bieber
"Si Tu Novio Te Deja Sola" — J. Balvin featuring Bad Bunny
"El Amante" — Nicky Jam
"Dagombas En Tamale" — Residente
"Chantaje" — Shakira featuring Maluma

Best Alternative Music Album
* "Jei Beibi" — Café Tacvba
"Apocalipsis Zombi" — El Cuarteto de Nos
"La Trenza" — Mon Laferte
"La Promesa De Thamar" — Sig Ragga
"Palabras Manuales" — Danay Suarez

Best Regional Song (award for the songwriter)
* "Siempre Es Así" — Juan Treviño, songwriter (Juan Treviño featuring AJ Castillo)
"Compromiso Descartado" — Espinoza Paz, songwriter (Leonardo Aguilar)
"Ganas De Volver" — Horacio Palencia, songwriter (Horacio Palencia)
"Sentimiento Emborrachado" — Raúl Jiménez E. and Chucho Rincón, songwriters (Santiago Arroyo)
"Vale La Pena" — Edgar Barrera, Martín Castro Ortega and Alfonso Lizárraga, songwriters (Banda El Recodo de Cruz Lizárraga)


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