Grammy Award for Best Mexican/Mexican-American Album

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Grammy Award for Best Mexican/Mexican-American Album
Awarded for quality albums in the Mexican music genre
Country United States
Presented by National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences
First awarded 1984
Last awarded 2008
Official website grammy.com

The Grammy Award for Best Mexican/Mexican-American Album was an honor presented to recording artists for quality albums in the Mexican music genre at the Grammy Awards, a ceremony that was established in 1958 and originally called the Gramophone Awards.[1] 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]

Since its inception, the award category has had several name changes. From 1984 to 1991 the award was known as Best Mexican-American Performance. From 1992 to 1994 it was awarded as Best Mexican-American Album. In 1995 it returned to the title Best Mexican-American Performance. From 1996 to 1998 it was awarded as Best Mexican-American/Tejano Music Performance. In 1999, the category name was changed to Best Mexican-American Music Performance, and in 2000 it returned to the title Best Mexican-American Performance once again. From 2001 to 2008 the award was presented as Best Mexican/Mexican-American Album. In 2009, the category was split into two new fields: Best Norteño Album and Best Regional Mexican Album.

Tejano Pop Star Selena is the youngest singer to receive this Award. She also was the very first Tejano artist to win a Grammy.

The American singer-songwriter Pepe Aguilar holds the record for the most wins, with three. Two-time award recipients include the American singer Vikki Carr, the groups La Mafia and Los Lobos, Linda Ronstadt, and the Mexican singers Luis Miguel and Joan Sebastian.

Recipients[edit]

Members of the two-time award-winning band Los Lobos performing at the White House in 2009
Jorge Hernández of the 1988 award-winning group Los Tigres del Norte, performing in 2008
Oscar de la Rosa of the two-time award-winning band La Mafia
Three-time award winner Pepe Aguilar performing in 2010
Year[I] Performing artist(s) Work Nominees Ref.
1984 Los Lobos "Anselma" [3]
1985 Easton, SheenaSheena Easton and Luis Miguel "Me Gustas Tal Como Eres"
1986 Carr, VikkiVikki Carr Simplemente Mujer
  • Rocío DúrcalCanta a Juan Gabriel
  • Los Humildes – 13 Aniversario/13 Album/13 Exitos
  • Santiago Jiménez Jr. – Santiago Strikes Again
  • Juan Valentín – 20 Exitos Románticos con Juan Valentín
1987 Jiménez, FlacoFlaco Jiménez Ay Te Dejo en San Antonio y Más!
1988 Tigres del Norte, LosLos Tigres del Norte Gracias!... América... Sin Fronteras
  • Antonio Aguilar15 Exitos con Tambora, Vol. 2
  • Chavela y su Grupo Express – El Rey del Barrio
  • Little JoeTimeless
  • Los Diablos – Celebración
1989 Ronstadt, LindaLinda Ronstadt Canciones de Mi Padre
1990 Los Lobos La Pistola y El Corazón
1991 Texas Tornados "Soy de San Luis"
  • Vicente FernándezLas Clásicas de José Alfredo Jiménez
  • Santiago Jiménez Jr. – Familia y Tradición
  • Los Diablos – Nuestro Tiempo
  • Mazz – "Amor con Amor"
[4]
1992 Little Joe 16 de Septiembre
1993 Ronstadt, LindaLinda Ronstadt Mas Canciones
  • Los Diablos – Un Nuevo Comienzo
  • Los Tigres del NorteCon Sentimiento y Sabor
  • Emilio NavairaUnsung Highways
  • Mingo Saldivary y sus Tremendos Cuatro Espadas – I Love My Freedom, I Love My Texas
1994 Selena Selena Live! [5]
1995 Carr, VikkiVikki Carr Recuerdo a Javier Solís [6]
1996 Jiménez, FlacoFlaco Jiménez Flaco Jiménez
1997 Mafia, LaLa Mafia Un Millón de Rosas
  • Ramón Ayala y sus Bravos del Norte – Arráncame el Corazón
  • Fandango USA – 10th Anniversary
  • Vicente FernándezVicente Fernández y sus Canciones
  • Jaime y los Chamacos – En Vivo... Puro Party Live!
[7]
1998 Mafia, LaLa Mafia En Tus Manos
1999 Super Seven, LosLos Super Seven Los Super Seven
2000 Domingo, PlácidoPlácido Domingo 100 Años de Mariachi
2001 Aguilar, PepePepe Aguilar Por Una Mujer Bonita
  • Ramón Ayala y Sus Bravos del Norte – Quémame Los Ojos
  • Vicente FernándezLobo Herido
  • Grupo Atrapado – Atrapando Tu Corazón
  • Los Terribles del Norte – Décimo Aniversario
2002 Ayala, RamónRamón Ayala y sus Bravos del Norte En Vivo... El Hombre y su Música
  • Pepe AguilarLo Mejor de Nosotros
  • Vicente FernándezMás con el Número Uno
  • Grupo Atrapado – Muévete, Muévete Más
  • La MafiaContigo
  • Los Terribles del Norte – Sangre Caliente
2003 Sebastian, JoanJoan Sebastian Lo Dijo el Corazón
2004 Sebastian, JoanJoan Sebastian Afortunado
2005 Intocable Intimamente
2006 Luis Miguel México En La Piel [8]
2007 Aguilar, PepePepe Aguilar Historias de Mi Tierra
2008 Aguilar, PepePepe Aguilar 100% Mexicano

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Grammy Awards at a Glance". Los Angeles Times (Tribune Company). Retrieved January 18, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Overview". National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. Retrieved January 18, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Complete List of the Nominees for 26th Annual Grammy Music Awards". Schenectady Gazette (The Daily Gazette Company). January 9, 1984. Retrieved May 14, 2014. 
  4. ^ "List of Grammy nominations". Times-News (Hendersonville, North Carolina: The New York Times Company). January 11, 1991. Retrieved February 24, 2015. 
  5. ^ "36th Grammy Awards – 1994". Rock on the Net. Retrieved June 24, 2010. 
  6. ^ "The 37th Grammy Nominations". Los Angeles Times (Tribune Company). January 6, 1995. p. 3. Retrieved March 5, 2015. 
  7. ^ "The Complete List of Nominees". Los Angeles Times (Tribune Company). January 8, 1997. p. 4. Retrieved March 5, 2015. 
  8. ^ "The Complete List of Grammy Nominations". The New York Times (The New York Times Company). December 8, 2005. Retrieved May 13, 2014. 

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