15 Fun Facts About Latinos at the Grammys!
02/08/2013 - 17:22 ||
In honor of the upcoming 2013 Grammy Awards this Sunday, we are celebrating fun facts of past Latino winners. Sharpen your Grammys trivia skills about your favorite artists below:
1. Juanes is making Grammy history! The Colombian singer will become the fifth Latino musician to perform live in the show's 55-year history. Shakira, Ricky Martin, Jennifer Lopez, and Marc Anthony have previously graced the stage to represent Latinos in the past.
2. The American Idol judge, Mariah Carey has been nominated for a Grammy Award 34 times! She managed to take home five of the coveted awards including one for "Best Female Pop Vocal Performance" for "Vision of Love."
3. Tito Puente is one of the only Latin artists to ever receive the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. He was honored in 2003; three years after his tragic death.
4. Luis Miguel is the second youngest winner in Grammy history! He won the gramophone for “Best Mexican American Performance” for his duet "Me Gustas Tal Como Eres" (I Like You Just The Way You Are) with Sheena Easton when he was just 14 years old.
5. Fergie and The Black Eyed Peas hold 7th place for the most Grammys won by a group with a total of six wins.
6. In 2000, Carlos Santana snagged eight Grammys including, “Record of the Year” and “Best Rock Album” for the hit album “Supernatural.” The Mexican musician managed to tie the record with Michael Jackson for the most Grammys won by a single performer for that year.
7. It was the battle of the pop princesses back in 2000! Besides launching her Spanish-language album titled “Mi Reflejo,” Christina Aguilera also beat out Britney Spears in the “Best New Artist” category at the Grammys.
8. In 1994, Gloria Estefan won the Grammy Award for “Best Tropical Latin Album.” The Cuban singer, who has received a total of 8 Grammy nominations, beat out some tough competition including legendary singers Celia Cruz and Juan Luis Guerra.
9. Two-time Grammy winner Marc Anthony performed the romantic duet “Escapémonos" with former spouse Jennifer Lopez at the Grammy Awards in 2005. They were the first Latin married couple to grace the stage together.
10. Shakira proved she is a force to be reckoned with after winning the Grammy for “Best Latin Pop Album” for her 2001 “MTV Unplugged” album. The Colombian pop star managed to beat Christina Aguilera to the punch, which was nominated for the same category. In 2006, Shakira also won the “Best Latin Rock/Alternative” album for “Fijación Oral Vol. 1.”
11. Ricky Martin officially became a crossover sensation after his explosive performance of his hit track and the 1998 World Cup song “The Cup of Life” at the 1999 Grammys.
12. In 1994, Selena Quintanilla was the only female artist nominated in the Grammy category for “Best Mexican/Mexican-American Album.” The “Como la Flor” singer won the award and managed to beat out industry veterans Vicente Fernandez and Los Tigres del Norte.
13. Legendary Dominican singer Juan Luis Guerra has won countless of awards and recognitions including two Grammys for “Best Tropical Latin Album” for “La Llave de Mi Corazón” and “Best Tropical Latin Album” for “Bachata Rose.”
14. Wisin y Yandel blew out the rest of the reggaeton competition by winning the 2008 Grammy for “Best Latin Album of the Year” for their hit album “Los Extraterrestres.”
15. Juanes makes the list again! He proved to be the number one roquero while up against Café Tacuba and Julieta Venegas at the 2008 Grammys and won “Best Latin Pop Album” for “La Vida...Es Un Ratico.”