Grammy Award for Best Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Album

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Grammy Award for Best Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Album
A gold gramophone trophy with a plaque set on a table
Gilded gramophone trophy presented to Grammy Award winners
Awarded for quality vocal or instrumental latin rock, urban or alternative albums
Country United States
Presented by National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences
First awarded 1998
Last awarded 2014
Official website grammy.com

The Grammy Award for Best Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Album is an award presented at the Grammy Awards, a ceremony that was established in 1958 and originally called the Gramophone Awards,[1] to recording artists for releasing albums in the Latin rock, alternative or urban genres. Honors in several categories are presented at the ceremony annually by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences of the United States to "honor artistic achievement, technical proficiency and overall excellence in the recording industry, without regard to album sales or chart position".[2]

The category was originally known as the Grammy Award for Best Latin Rock/Alternative Performance, and was first presented in 1998 to the Argentinian group Los Fabulosos Cadillacs for the album Fabulosos Calavera. In 2009, this category joined the Latin Urban Album category to become known as Best Latin Rock, Alternative or Urban Album.

The award was temporarily discontinued for the 2012 Grammy season due to a major overhaul of Grammy categories. That year, recordings in this category were shifted to the newly formed Best Latin Pop, Rock or Urban Album category.[3] However in June 2012 the Recording Academy announced that the category was to be brought back for the 55th Grammy Awards in 2013 under the (slightly revised) name of Best Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Album.[4]

Mexican group Maná are the biggest winners in this category having won the award three times. American band Ozomatli are the only other multiple award winners having won twice in 2002 and 2005. Colombian duo Aterciopelados hold the record for most nominations without a win, with four.

Recipients[edit]

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Two-time winners Ozomatli.
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2004 winners Café Tacvba.
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2006 winner Shakira.
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Calle 13 won the award in 2010.
Year[I] Performing artist Nationality Work Nominees Ref.
1998 Los Fabulosos Cadillacs  Argentina Fabulosos Calavera [5]
1999 Maná  Mexico Sueños Líquidos [6]
2000 Chris Pérez Band  United States Resurrection [7]
2001 La Ley  Chile Uno [8]
2002 Ozomatli  United States Embrace the Chaos [9]
2003 Maná  Mexico Revolución de Amor [10]
2004 Café Tacvba  Mexico Cuatro Caminos [11]
2005 Ozomatli  United States Street Signs [12]
2006 Shakira  Colombia Fijación Oral Vol. 1 [13]
2007 Maná  Mexico Amar Es Combatir [14]
2008 Black Guayaba  Puerto Rico No Hay Espacio [15]
2009 Jaguares  Mexico 45 [16]
2010 Calle 13  Puerto Rico Los de Atrás Vienen Conmigo [17]
2011 Grupo Fantasma  United States El Existential [18]
2013 Quetzal  United States Imaginaries [19]
2014 La Santa Cecilia  Mexico Treinta Días
2015 Winner TBA on 8 February 2015 [20]
  • ^[I] Each year is linked to the article about the Grammy Awards held that year.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Grammy Awards at a Glance". Los Angeles Times (Tribune Company). Retrieved April 24, 2010. 
  2. ^ "Overview". National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. Retrieved January 19, 2011. 
  3. ^ Grammy Awards restructuring
  4. ^ "The Recording Academy Announces Board Of Trustees Meeting Results". National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. June 8, 2012. Retrieved June 11, 2012. 
  5. ^ Strauss, Neil (January 7, 1998). "Grammy Nominations Yield Surprises, Including Newcomer's Success". The New York Times (The New York Times Company). Retrieved April 24, 2010. 
  6. ^ "Top Grammy nominations". The Register-Guard. Guard Publishing. January 6, 1999. Retrieved April 24, 2010. 
  7. ^ "Santana nominated for 10 Grammy Awards". Lodi News-Sentinel. January 5, 2000. Retrieved April 24, 2010. 
  8. ^ "43rd Grammy Awards". CNN. February 21, 2001. Retrieved July 12, 2010. 
  9. ^ "Complete List Of Grammy Nominees". CBS News. January 4, 2002. Retrieved July 12, 2010. 
  10. ^ "45 Grammy Nom List". 
  11. ^ "They're All Contenders". The New York Times (The New York Times Company). December 5, 2003. Retrieved July 12, 2010. 
  12. ^ "Grammy Award nominees in top categories". USA Today (Gannett Company). February 7, 2005. Retrieved July 12, 2010. 
  13. ^ "The Complete List of Grammy Nominations". The New York Times (The New York Times Company). December 8, 2005. p. 3. Retrieved July 12, 2010. 
  14. ^ "The 49th Annual GRAMMY Awards Roundup: Latin/World Fields". National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. Retrieved December 26, 2011. 
  15. ^ "Grammy 2008 Winners List". MTV. February 10, 2008. Retrieved July 12, 2010. 
  16. ^ "Complete List of Nominees for the 51st Annual Grammy Awards". E! Online. December 8, 2008. Retrieved December 26, 2011. 
  17. ^ "52nd Annual GRAMMY Awards Nominees And Winners: Latin Field". The Recording Academy. Retrieved December 10, 2011. 
  18. ^ "53rd Annual GRAMMY Awards Nominees And Winners: Latin Field". The Recording Academy. Retrieved December 10, 2011. 
  19. ^ List of 2013 nominees
  20. ^ List of Nominees 2015

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