Grammy Award for Best Mexican/Mexican-American Album
|Grammy Award for Best Mexican/Mexican-American Album|
|Awarded for||quality albums in the Mexican music genre|
|Presented by||National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences|
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. 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".
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.
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.
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