Latin Grammy Award for Best Salsa Album

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Latin Grammy Award for Best Salsa Album
Latin Grammy Awards of 2012
Awarded for vocal or instrumental salsa albums containing at least 51% of newly recorded material
Country United States
Presented by Latin Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences
First awarded 2000
Official website latingrammy.com

The Latin Grammy Award for Best Salsa Album is an honor presented annually by the Latin Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences at the Latin Grammy Awards, a ceremony that recognizes excellence and promotes a wider awareness of cultural diversity and contributions of Latin recording artists in the United States and internationally.[1] According to the category description guide for the 2012 Latin Grammy Awards, the award is for vocal or instrumental salsa albums containing at least 51 percent of newly recorded material. It is awarded to solo artists, duos or groups.[2]

The accolade for Best Salsa Album was first presented to Cuban singer Celia Cruz at the 1st Latin Grammy Awards ceremony in 2000 for her album Celia Cruz and Friends: A Night of Salsa (1999). She also holds the record for the most wins in the category, with three. Gilberto Santa Rosa holds the record for most nominations, with nine. Venezuelan musician Oscar D'León holds the record for most nominations without a win, with five. Puerto Rican artists have received this award more than any other nationality.

Recipients[edit]

A woman in a white feathers' dress holding a microphone up her neck.
Celia Cruz is the most awarded performer in this category, with three wins.
Three aged men dressed with a yellow stripes shirt singing to a microphone.
A man in a black suit and white shirt singing to a microphone with his eyes closed.
Marc Anthony has won the award twice, in 2005 and 2007.
A man holding a microphone to his mouth with his right hand and pointing at the frotn with his left hand.
Luis Enrique is the first and so far only Nicaraguan to win the award.
Year[I] Performing artist(s) Nationality[II] Work Nominees[III] Ref.
2000 Celia Cruz  Cuba Celia Cruz and Friends: A Night of Salsa [3]
2001 Tito Puente and Eddie Palmieri  United States Obra Maestra [4]
2002 Celia Cruz  Cuba La Negra Tiene Tumbao [5]
2003 El Gran Combo de Puerto Rico  Puerto Rico 40 Aniversario En Vivo [6]
2004 Celia Cruz  Cuba Regalo del Alma
  • Tito NievesTito Nieves canta con el Conjunto Clásico: 25 Aniversario Recuerdos
  • Jerry RiveraCanto a Mi Ídolo… Frankie Ruiz
  • Los Van Van — Van Van Live at Miami Arena
  • Víctor Manuelle — Travesía
[7]
2005 Marc Anthony  United States Valió la Pena [8]
2006 Gilberto Santa Rosa  Puerto Rico Directo Al Corazón
  • La India — Soy Diferente
  • Tito Nieves — Hoy, Mañana y Siempre
  • Gilberto Santa Rosa and El Gran Combo de Puerto Rico — Asi Es Nuestra Navidad
  • Victor Manuelle — Decisión Unánime
[9]
2007 El Gran Combo de Puerto Rico  Puerto Rico Arroz Con Habichuela [10]
2008 Marc Anthony  United States El Cantante
  • Grupo Galé — Auténtico
  • Maelo RuizPuro Corazón...
  • Gilberto Santa Rosa — Contraste
  • Victor Manuelle — Soy
[11]
2009 Luis Enrique  Nicaragua Ciclos
  • Oscar D'León — Tranquilamente... Tranquilo
  • Issac Delgado — Así Soy
  • José Lugo Orchestra — Guasábara
  • Gilberto Santa Rosa — Contraste en Salsa
[12]
2010 Gilberto Santa Rosa  Puerto Rico Irrepetible
  • Huey DunbarHuey Dunbar IV
  • La India — Unica
  • Orquesta Guayacan — Bueno y Mas
  • Mario Ortiz All Star Band — Tributo 45 Aniversario
[13]
2011 Rubén Blades and Seis Del Solar  Panama Todos Vuelven Live
  • Edwin Bonilla — Homenaje A Los Rumberos
  • José Alberto El CanarioOriginal
  • Spanish Harlem Orchestra — Viva La Tradición
  • Various Artists — Salsa: Un Homenaje a El Gran Combo
[14]
2012 Luis Enrique  Nicaragua Soy y Seré
2013 Various Artists; Sergio George, producer  United States Sergio George Presents: Salsa Giants

Notes[edit]

^[I] Each year is linked to the article about the Latin Grammy Awards held that year.
^[II] The nationality of the performing artist(s).
^[III] The name of the performer and the nominated album

References[edit]

General

  • "Past Winners Search". Latin Grammy Awards (United States: Latin Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences). 2012. Archived from the original on October 6, 2012. Retrieved October 6, 2012. 

Specific

  1. ^ "Sobre La Academia Latina de la Grabación". Latin Grammy Awards (in Spanish) (United States: Latin Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences). Archived from the original on July 17, 2011. Retrieved July 17, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Category Guide". Latin Grammy Awards (United States: Latin Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences). Archived from the original on October 1, 2012. Retrieved October 1, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Complete List Of Nominations For First-ever Latin Grammy Awards". AllBusiness.com. July 29, 2000. Archived from the original on November 12, 2007. Retrieved January 28, 2011. 
  4. ^ "The Full List of Nominations". Los Angeles Times (Tribune Company). July 18, 2001. Retrieved January 28, 2011. 
  5. ^ "3rd Annual Latin Grammy Awards – Winners". Latin Grammy Awards. Latin Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences. September 18, 2002. Archived from the original on December 1, 2002. Retrieved December 1, 2012. 
  6. ^ "The nominees are ...". Los Angeles Times (Tribune Company). July 23, 2003. Retrieved January 28, 2011. 
  7. ^ "Lista de nominados al los Grammy Latinos". Terra Networks (in Spanish). Telefónica. Retrieved August 25, 2011. 
  8. ^ Espinoza, Ramón (November 2, 2005). "Complete list of 6th annual Latin Grammy nominations". USA Today (Gannett Company). Archived from the original on October 5, 2012. Retrieved January 28, 2011. 
  9. ^ "7th Annual Latin Grammy Winners List". Latin Grammy Awards (Latin Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences). 2006. Archived from the original on June 4, 2009. Retrieved October 5, 2012. 
  10. ^ "Nominados al Latin Grammy: secciones general y pop" (in Spanish). El Universo. Associated Press. August 30, 2007. Retrieved March 1, 2011. 
  11. ^ "9th Annual Latin Grammy Awards". Los Angeles Times (Tribune Company). September 10, 2007. Retrieved January 28, 2011. 
  12. ^ "2009 Nominados > Tropical". Latin Grammy Awards (in Spanish). Latin Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences. 2010. Archived from the original on February 10, 2010. Retrieved October 5, 2012. 
  13. ^ "Latin Grammy nominees announced: Alejandro Sanz and Camila among top contenders". Los Angeles Times (Tribune Company). September 8, 2010. Retrieved January 28, 2011. 
  14. ^ "Latin Grammys: The complete list of nominees". Los Angeles Times. Tribune Company. November 10, 2011. Archived from the original on October 6, 2012. Retrieved October 5, 2012. 

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