Latin Grammy Award for Best Tropical Song
|Latin Grammy Award for Best Tropical Song|
|Awarded for||quality tropical music songs|
|Presented by||Latin Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences|
The Latin Grammy Award for Best Tropical Song is an honor presented annually at the Latin Grammy Awards, a ceremony that recognizes excellence and creates a wider awareness of cultural diversity and contributions of Latin recording artists in the United States and internationally. The award is reserved to the songwriters of a new song containing at least 51% of the lyrics in Spanish. Instrumental recordings or cover songs are not eligible. Songs in Portuguese may be entered in the Brazilian field.
The award was first presented to Juan Luis Guerra for the song "El Niágara en Bicicleta" at the 1st Latin Grammy Awards held in 2000. He is also the most awarded performer in this category, winning on every occasion he's been nominated, a total of four times. His song "La Llave de mi Corazón" also won the award for Song of the Year in 2007, becoming the first tropical song to do so. Apart from Guerra other multiple winners include Sergio George and Jorge Villamizar, both with two wins.
Colombian songwriters have won this award a total of six times, more than any other nationality though it has also been presented to songwriters originating from the Dominican Republic four times, the United States three times and Puerto Rico once.
|2000||Juan Luis Guerra||Dominican Republic||"El Niágara en Bicicleta"||Juan Luis Guerra 440|||
|2001||Kike Santander||Colombia||"Júrame (Merengue)"||Gisselle|||
|Colombia||"Déjame Entrar"||Carlos Vives|||
| United States
|"Mi Primer Millón"||Bacilos|||
| United States
|"Ríe y Llora"||Celia Cruz|||
|2005||Juan Luis Guerra||Dominican Republic||"Las Avispas"||Juan Luis Guerra 440|||
|2006||Fonseca||Colombia||"Te Mando Flores"||Fonseca|||
|2007||Juan Luis Guerra||Dominican Republic||"La Llave de Mi Corazón"||Juan Luis Guerra 440|||
|2008||Emilio Estefan, Jr.
| United States
|"Píntame De Colores"||Gloria Estefan|||
|2009||Jorge Luis Piloto
| United States
|"Yo No Sé Mañana"||Luis Enrique|||
|2010||Juan Luis Guerra||Dominican Republic||"Bachata en Fukuoka"||Juan Luis Guerra 440|||
|2011||Calle 13||Puerto Rico||"Vamo' A Portarnos Mal"||Calle 13|||
|Puerto Rico||"Toma Mi Vida"||Milly Quezada and Juan Luis Guerra|||
|2013||Andrés Castro and Carlos Vives||Colombia||"Volví a Nacer"||Carlos Vives|||
|2014||Andrés Castro and Carlos Vives||Colombia||"Cuando Nos Volvamos a Encontrar"||Carlos Vives featuring Marc Anthony||
- ^[I] Each year is linked to the article about the Latin Grammy Awards held that year.
- ^[II] The performing artist is only listed but does not receive the award.
- ^[III] Showing the name of the songwriter(s), the nominated song and in parentheses the performer's name(s).
- Latin Grammy Award for Song of the Year
- Latin Grammy Award for Best Traditional Tropical Album
- Latin Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Tropical Album
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