Sony Music’s Artists Shine at the 2009 Latin Grammys!
CALLE 13 SWEEPS THE 2009 LATIN GRAMMY AWARDS
WINNING IN FIVE CATEGORIES!
VICENTE FERNÁNDEZ, GILBERTO SANTA ROSA, FITO PÁEZ AND MERCEDES ALSO WON LATIN GRAMMYS DURING LAST NIGHT’S PRESENTATION!
AND REIK TOOK HOME THEIR FIRST LATIN GRAMMY!
CAPTIVATING THE AUDIENCE AT THE CEREMONY HELD IN LAS VEGAS, NEVADA, WERE CALLE 13, REIK AND LA QUINTA ESTACIÓN
CALLE 13’S RESIDENTE AND VISITANTE PERFORMED THEIR SONG
‘LA PERLA’ WITH RUBÉN BLADES, IN WHAT TURNED
OUT TO BE A HISTORIC PERFORMANCE!
ONE OF LATIN AMERICA’S MOST IMPORTANT VOICES, MERCEDES SOSA,
WAS ALSO REMEMBERED WITH A SPECIAL TRIBUTE
A SPECIAL TAPED THE NIGHT OF NOVEMBER 4 IN HONOR OF THE 2009 PERSON OF THE YEAR FEATURED PERFORMANCES BY FRANCO DE VITA,
LA QUINTA ESTACIÓN AND GILBERTO SANTA ROSA!
AMONG THE 2009 LATIN GRAMMY PRESENTERS
WERE KANY GARCÍA AND AMAIA MONTERO
Miami, FL (November 6, 2009) – Last night the stars were out for the 10th edition of the Latin Grammy awards ceremony, and shining brighter than ever were Sony Music’s talents!
Taking home more awards than anyone else, five in all, were the members of Puerto Rican duo Calle 13. Also winning the 2009 Latin Grammy were Vicente Fernández, Gilberto Santa Rosa, Fito Páez, Mercedes Sosa and, for the first time, Reik!
The Mandalay Bay hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada, was the setting for the most important awards in Latin music, given by the Latin Recording Academy. And captivating audiences that night with their songs were Spanish duo La Quinta Estación, performing Me Dueles; Mexican group Reik, powerful with their hit Inolvidable; and, in what turned out to be a historic performance, the irreverent Residente and Visitante of Calle 13, singing La Perla with renowned Panamanian singer/songwriter and actor Rubén Blades.
Blades also led a beautiful tribute to one of Latin America’s most beloved artists, the recently deceased Argentine singer Mercedes Sosa, who won posthumously a Latin Grammy for her new album Cantora 1 in the Best Folk Album category.
Participating in the ceremony as presenters were Puerto Rican singer and songwriter Kany García and Amaia Montero from Spain.
Gilberto Santa Rosa and Oscar D’ León also had everyone on their feet dancing to their various hits!
And on November 4, the night before this magnificent event, another very special evening took place in honor of the Latin Academy’s 2009 Person of the Year, with performances by Sony Music artists Franco De Vita, La Quinta Estación, and Gilberto Santa Rosa.
Latin Grammy’s night, Sony Music’s night!
What follows is the complete list of Sony Music artists who won awards in the 10th edition of the Latin Grammys:
– Record of the Year: No Hay Nadie Como Tú, Calle 13 featuring Café Tacvba
– Album of the Year: Los de Atrás Vienen Conmigo, Calle 13
– Best Urban Album: Los de Atrás Vienen Conmigo, Calle 13
– Best Alternative Song: No Hay Nadie Como Tú, Calle 13 featuring Café Tacvba
– Best Music Video Short Version: La Perla, Calle 13 featuring Rubén Blades; Gabriel Coss & Israel Lugo, directors; Rojo Chiringa, producer
– Best Album Vocal Pop Duo or Group: Un Día Más, Reik
– Best Ranchera Album: Primera Fila, Vicente Fernández
– Best Male Pop Album: No Sé Si Es Baires o Madrid, Fito Páez
– Best Tropical Album Traditional: Una Navidad con Gilberto, Gilberto Santa Rosa
– Best Flamenco Album: Esperando Verte, Niña Pastori
– Best Folk Album: Cantora 1, Mercedes Sosa
– Best Packaging Design: Cantora 1, Mercedes Sosa; Alejandro Ros, art director
– Best Music Video Long Version: E a Música, Roberto Carlos & Caetano Veloso; Monique Gardenberg & Felipe Hirsch, directors; Guto Graca Mello, producer
– Best Latin Jazz Album: Juntos para siempre, Bebo Valdés & Chucho Valdés