Calle 13 Rule the Latin Grammys
Latin Grammy Winners 2011
The 12th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards on Nov. 10
The Latin Grammy’s was opened by Calle 13, Gustavo Dudamel and the Venezuelan Youth Orchestra who performed a powerful and emotioanl rendition of LatinoAmerica, which will no doubt be a classic if it isn’t already. I don’t think you could have chosen a better song or a better combo to open the show, especially when you consider what is happening around the world.
Puerto Rican hip-hop duo Calle 13 took a record nine out of the ten awards that they were nominated for at the Latin American Grammys in Los Angeles. They achieved that even though they were not getting much airtime in several countries as Residente himself pointed out. This is more than likely due to their politicised lyrics.
Residente’s acceptance speech was very much in the same vein, he showed his solidarity to the Colombian and Chilean Students who have been and still are protesting in massive street demonstrations for free education. These students just like calle 13 are another group who get very little airplay.
We at Latino Music UK salute Calle 13 and Residente for winning a record nine grammy awards and most importantly achieving it without the help of mass media.
Calle 13 | Simon Bolivar Orchestra | Gustavo Dudamel | YouTube
Some of who won what at the Latin Grammy’s 2011
- Best Record of the year: “Latinoamerica,” Calle 13
- Best Album of the year: “Entren Los Que Quieran,” Calle 13
- Best Song of the year: “Latinoamerica,” Calle 13
- Best Urban music album: “Entren Los Que Quieran,” Calle 13
- Best Urban song: “Baile de Los Pobres,” Calle 13
- Best Tropical Song: “Vamo’ a Portarnos Mal,” Calle 13
- Best Alternative song: “Calma Pueblo,” Rafa Arcaute and Calle 13
- Best New artist: Sie7e
- Best Female pop vocal album: “Sale el Sol,” Shakira
- Best Male pop vocal album: “En Primera Fila,” Franco De Vita
- Best Pop album by a duo or group with vocal: “Alex, Jorge y Lena,” Alex, Jorge y Lena
- Best Rock album by a duo or group with vocal: “Drama y Luz,” Mana
- Best Rock song: “Labios Rotos,” Zoe
- Best Alternative music album: “Musica De Fondo: MTV Unplugged,” Zoe
- Best Latin jazz album: “Panamericana Suite,” Paquito D’Rivera
- Best Folk album: “Deja La Vida Vola: En Gira,” Mercedes Sosa
- Best Regional Mexican Song: “A Donde Vamos a Parar,” Marco Antonio Solis
- Best Salsa Album: “Todos Vuelven Live” by Ruben Blades y Seis Del Solar
- Best Cumbia/Vallenato Album: “Tesoros” by Juan Carlos coronel
- Best Ranchero Album: “El Hombre Que Mas Te Amo” by Vicente Fernadez
- Best Banda Album: “Todo Depende De Ti” by La Arrolladora Banda El Limon De Rene
- Best Tejano Album: “Recuerdos” by Little Joe and La Familia
- Best Norteño Album: “Los Tigres Del Norte and Friends MTV Unpligged” by Los Tigres Del
- Best Regional Mexican Song: “Tu Me Vuelves Loco” written by Marco Antonio Solis
- Best Instrumental Album: “Forever” by Chick Corea, Stanley Clarke, and Lenny White
- Best Tango Album: “Cigala & Tango” by Diego El Cigala
- Best Flamenco Album: “La Orilla De Mi Pelo” by Nina Pastori
- Best Spanish Language Christian Album: “Lenguaje De Amor” by Alex Campos
- Best Portuguese Language Christian Album: “Extraordinario Amor De Deus” by Aline Barros
- Best Brazilian Contempory Pop Album: “Quinze” by Jota Quest
- Best Brazilian Rock Album: “Zii E Zie – Ao Vivo” by Caetano Veloso
- Best Samba/Pagode Album: “Exaltasamba 25 Anos – Ao Vivo” by Exaltasamba
- Best Musica Popular Brasileira Album: “Aria” by Djavan
- Best Sertanja Music Album: “Joao Bosco & Vinicius” by Joao Bosco and Vinicius
- Best Native Brazilian Roots Album: “Sinfonia & Batuques” by Nana Vasconcelos
- Best Portuguese Language Brazilian Song: “De Repente (Versao Estudio)” written by Nando Reis and Samuel Rosa
- Best Latin Children’s Album: “Musica De Brinquedo” by Pato Fu
- Best Classical Album: “Brazilian Guitar Quartet Plays Villa-Lobos” by the Brazilian Guitar Quartet
- Best Classical Contemporary Composition: “Panamericana Suite” composed by Paquito D’rivera
- Best Recording Package: “Chico & Rita” art by Javier Mariscal
- Best Engineered Album: “Drama Y Luz” engineered by Benny Faccone and thom Russo
- Best Long Form Music Video: “En Primera Fila” by Franco De Vita
- Best Singer-Songwriter Album: “Dias Nuevos” by Gian Marco
- Person of the Year: Shakira
In total 49 awards were handed out at the Latin Grammy’s.
The Latin Grammys was hosted by Mexican singer/actress Lucero and Chilean American actor Cristián De La Fuente.
Performances from Shakira, Pitbull, Marc Anthony, Demi Lovato and Pablo Alborán.