25 Memorable Latino Grammy Winners!

There’s no doubt about Latinos’ impact on music. From Celia Cruz’s contagious salsa act to Maxwell’s honey-like voice, Latinos come in all musical genres and have a history of Grammy wins. In anticipation of the 55th Grammy Awards this Sunday, we bring you 25 of the greatest winners.  

1. Grammy Winners: Carlos Santana

Carlos Santana: The king of barrio rock tied the record with Michael Jackson in 2000 for most Grammys won by a single performer. He snagged eight awards that year and has 10 total. 

2. Grammy Winners: Christina Aguilera

Christina Aguilera: The part-Ecuadorian singer rose to fame after winning a Grammy for Best New Artist in 2000. 

3. Grammy Winners: Gloria Estefan

Gloria Estefan: In 1994, the Cuban singer beat out legendary acts like Celia Cruz and Juan Luis Guerra for Best Tropical Latin Album.  

4. Grammy Winners: Marc Anthony

Marc Anthony: Who can forget the two-time Grammy Award winner’s romantic duet “Escapémonos" with then-wife Jennifer Lopez at the 2005 Grammy Awards? 

5. Grammy Winners: Shakira

Shakira: Colombian superstar (and new mom) Shakira won Best Latin Pop Album in 2000 for her super successful MTV Unplugged. In 2005, her Fijación Oral Vol. 1 earned her another one. 

6. Grammy Winners: Ricky Martin

Ricky Martin: It was a defining moment in Latin music history when Ricky Martin performed his official World Cup song “The Cup of Life” at the 1999 Grammys. That same year, he took home the award for Best Latin Pop Album for Vuelve.  

7. Grammy Winners: Selena

Selena: The Tejana singer won Best Mexican-American Album at the 1994 Grammy Awards for Selena Live!, marking the start of successful crossover cut short when she was tragically murdered the following year by her former fan club president. 

8. Grammy Winners: Wisin Y Yandel

Wisin y Yandel: The reggaetoneros won Best Latin Album of the Year at the 2008 Grammys for their sixth studio album Los Extraterrestres.

9. Grammy Winners: Juanes

Juanes: The Colombia megastar, who’s performing at this year’s Grammys, won Best Latin Pop Album at the 2009 award show. 

10. Grammy Winners: Alejandra Sanz

Alejandro Sanz: The sexy, raspy-voiced Spanish singer and guitarist is a three-time Grammy Award winner. 

11. Grammy Winners: The Black Eyed Peas

The Black Eyed Peas: In 2005, Will Adams (will.i.am), Allan Pineda (apl.de.ap), Stacy Ferguson (Fergie), and Jaime Gomez (Taboo) won their very first Grammy for “Let’s Get It Started,” followed by five more including three in 2010 for their fifth album The E.N.D.

12. Grammy Winners: Esperanza Spalding

Esperanza Spalding: The part-Latina jazz artist stunned everyone when she won Best New Artist in 2011, beating out Drake and Justin Bieber. This year, she’s up for three awards. 

13. Grammy Winners: Maxwell

Maxwell: Part-Puerto Rican R&B singer Maxwell knows how to bring the ladies to the yard. Songs like "Whenever, Wherever Whatever" and "Matrimony: Maybe You" helped make him a 12-time Grammy Award-winning artist.  

14. Grammy Winners: Kid Cudi

Kid Cudi: The part-Mexican hip hop artist won two Grammys last year for his “All of the Lights,” which featured Kanye West, Rihanna, and Fergie. 

15. Grammy Winners: Mana

Maná: Mexican rockeros Maná have been in the game since 1986, wooing enough fans to earn them four Grammy awards.  

16. Grammy Winners: Gustavo Dudamel

Gustavo Dudamel: Born in Venezuela to a trombonist father and a voice teacher mother, L.A.’s wild-haired Philharmonic conductor was made for music. In 2012, Dudamel won a Grammy Award for Best Orchestral Performance for his recording of Brahms Symphony No. 4. 

17. Grammy Winners: Calle 13

Calle 13: When Puerto Rican stepbrothers René Pérez Joglar (Residente) and Eduardo José Cabra Martínez (Visitante) make music, it packs a punch. The artists and activists, who are passionate about promoting education in Puerto Rico, are also two-time Grammy Awards winners. 

18. Grammy Winners: Lin Manuel Miranda

Lin-Manuel Miranda: The Puerto Rican performer, writer, and actor wowed audiences so much with his Broadway musical In the Heights, it’s set to become a film. In 2009, he earned a Grammy for Best Musical Show Album. 

19. Grammy Winners: Julieta Venegas

Julieta Venegas: Mexican pop-rock artist Julieta Venegas won her very first Grammy in a historic tie with Ricardo Arjona in 2006 for her album Limón Y Sal.

20. Grammy Winners: Mariah Carey

Mariah Carey: The African-American, Venezuelan, and Irish pop princess not only attracts viewers as an American Idol judge, but five Grammy Awards total. 

21. Grammy Winners: Los Lonely Boys

Los Lonely Boys: When these Chicano rockers (and brothers) won a Grammy in 2005, everybody was talking about the boys from East L.A.’s melancholy song “Heaven.” 

22. Grammy Winners: Ozomatli

Ozomatli: Mash-up masters Ozomatli are the epitome of multicultural music. Their fusions of everything from cumbia to Indian raga have garnered them two Grammy Awards. 

23. Grammy Winners: Celia Cruz

Celia Cruz: The Queen of Salsa was overdue for a Grammy. Making music since 1950, the late Cuban artist won her first Grammy in 1989, followed by six more from 2000-2004. 

24. Grammy Winners: Bruno Mars

Bruno Mars: Born Peter Gene Hernández, Bruno Mars earned his stripes. The part-Puerto Rican singer moved to L.A. at 17 from his native Hawaii, where he was an Elvis impersonator, and said he wouldn't return until he made it big. Fast forward eight years and Mars won his very first Grammy in 2011 for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance, one of six nominations he received for his successful debut Doo-Wops & Hooligans.

25. Grammy Winners: Caetano Veloso

Caetano Veloso: The Brazilian composer, singer, guitarist, and writer was a founding member of the Tropicalismo movement that rose in the late 60s and combined theatre, poetry, and music to make change.