The 13th annual Latin Grammy Awards was an explosive evening for heavy-hitters like Juanes and Juan Luis Guerra as well as newcomers like Jesse y Joy and 3Ball MTY.
The Colombian rocker won the coveted “Album of the Year” award and “Best Long Form Music Video for his MTV Unplugged album. The 40-year-old singer now has a total of 19 Latin Grammys in his collection. Talk about impressive.
While onstage, Juanes said, “Here’s to the maestro Juan Luis Guerra for making this possible.” The legendary Dominican singer was one of the top honorees and took home the “Producer of the Year” award.
While Jesse y Joy previously won a Latin Grammy for “Best New Artist” in 2007, they certified their domination in the business by winning “Best Contemporary Pop Vocal Album” for ¿Con Quién Se Queda El Perro? and “Best Short Film Music Video” for their track “Me Voy.” “Viva Mexico!” said Jesse when they took the stage for their emotional acceptance speech.
Our favorite Mexican trio 3Ball MTY rightfully took home the “Best New Artist” for their debut album Intentalo. We hope they produce even more tribal guarachero beats for us to enjoy!
Congrats to all of our amazing artists! Some of the night's winners also included:
Best Traditional Pop Album: David Bisbal — Una Noche en el Teatro Real
Best Urban Music Album: Don Omar — Don Omar Presents MTO²: New Generation
Best Urban Song: Don Omar — “Hasta Que Salga el Sol”
Best Rock Album: Molotov — Desde Rusia Con Amor
Best Pop/Rock Album: El Cuarteto de Nos — Porfiado
Best Rock Song: Roberto Musso — “Cuando Sea Grande” (El Cuarteto de Nos)
Best Alternative Music Album: Carla Morrison — Déjenme Llorar
Best Alternative Song: Carla Morrison — “Déjenme Llorar”
Best Salsa Album: Luis Enrique — Soy y Seré
Best Cumbia/Vallenato Album: Juan Piña — Le Canta A San Jacinto
Best Contemporary Tropical Album: Milly Quezada — Aquí Estoy Yo
Check out a full list of the 2012 Latin Grammy winners here.