Latin Grammy Award for Producer of the Year

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Latin Grammy Award for Producer of the Year
Awarded for extraordinary creativity in record production
Country United States
Presented by Latin Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences
First awarded 2000
Last awarded 2014
Official website latingrammy.com

The Latin Grammy Award for Producer of the Year 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.[1] The award is given to a producer whose recordings released during the eligibility period represent extraordinary creativity in the area of record production. Six individual songs, or 51% of the duration of an album, are the minimum for a producer to be eligible. Two or more producers can participate as a team only if they have worked together during the period of eligibility.[2]

The award for Producer of Year was first presented to the Cuban songwriter Emilio Estefan in 2000.[3] In that year Estefan produced the albums Ciego de Amor by Charlie Zaa, El Amor de Mi Tierra by Carlos Vives and the song "Da la Vuelta", performed by Marc Anthony,[4] and was awarded as the first Person of the Year by the Latin Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences.[3] Italian singer-songwriter Laura Pausini became the first female artist to be nominated for this category, for producing her album Entre Tu y Mil Mares.[5][6] At the 2010 ceremony, joint winners were announced for the first time, when Jorge Calandrelli and Gregg Field were honored for their work on A Time for Love by Cuban trumpeter Arturo Sandoval;[7] they shared the award with Sergio George, who holds the record for the most wins with four accolades, and most nominations with eight. Cachorro López has earned seven nominations which resulted in two wins. Gustavo Santaolalla has been nominated six times and received the award in 2005. Since its inception, the award has been presented to musicians originating from Argentina, Colombia, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Spain, and the United States.

Recipients[edit]

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Laura Pausini, the first female performer nominated for Producer of the Year
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*
Indicates a joint award for that year
Year[I] Recipient Nationality Nominees Ref.
2000 Estefan, EmilioEmilio Estefan  Cuba [8]
2001 Porter, K. C.K. C. Porter  United States [5]
2002 Santander, KikeKike Santander  Colombia [9]
2003 Silvetti, BebuBebu Silvetti  Argentina [10]
2004 Limón, JavierJavier Limón  Spain [11]
2005 Santaolalla, GustavoGustavo Santaolalla  Argentina [12]
2006 López, CachorroCachorro López  Argentina [13]
2007 Krys, SebastianSebastian Krys  Argentina [14]
2008 George, SergioSergio George  United States [15]
2009 López, CachorroCachorro López  Argentina [16]
2010* Calandrelli, JorgeJorge Calandrelli, Gregg Field  Argentina
 United States
  • Rafael Arcaute, Diego Torres
  • Noel Pastor
  • Julio Reyes Copello
[17]
2010* George, SergioSergio George  United States
  • Rafael Arcaute, Diego Torres
  • Noel Pastor
  • Julio Reyes Copello
[17]
2011 Arcaute, RafaelRafael Arcaute, Calle 13  Puerto Rico
2012 Guerra, Juan LuisJuan Luis Guerra  Dominican Republic [18]
2013 George, SergioSergio George  United States [19]
2014 George, SergioSergio George  United States

^[I] Each year is linked to the article about the Latin Grammy Awards held that year.

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References[edit]

General
Specific
  1. ^ "Sobre La Academia Latina de la Grabación" (in Spanish). Latin Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences. Retrieved January 25, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Manual de Categorías: Producción" (in Spanish). Latin Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences. Retrieved January 25, 2011. 
  3. ^ a b "Emilio Estefan honored as pioneer producer". CNN. September 18, 2000. Retrieved January 25, 2010. 
  4. ^ Valdes-Rodriguez, Alisa (July 8, 2000). "The Spotlight's on La Musica". Los Angeles Times. Tribune Company. Retrieved January 25, 2011. 
  5. ^ a b "The Full List of Nominations". Los Angeles Times (Tribune Company). July 18, 2001. Retrieved January 25, 2011. 
  6. ^ "Entre Tu y Mil Mares – Laura Pausini". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved January 25, 2011. 
  7. ^ "2010 Latin Grammy Awards winners". Los Angeles Times. Tribune Company. November 11, 2010. Retrieved January 25, 2011. 
  8. ^ "Complete List Of Nominations For First-ever Latin Grammy Awards". AllBusiness.com. July 29, 2000. Retrieved January 25, 2011. 
  9. ^ "Selected Nominees For The Third Latin Grammy Awards". AllBusiness.com. August 3, 2002. Retrieved January 25, 2011. 
  10. ^ "The nominees are ...". Los Angeles Times (Tribune Company). July 23, 2003. Retrieved January 25, 2011. 
  11. ^ "Lista de nominados al los Grammy Latinos" (in Spanish). Terra Networks México. Retrieved January 25, 2011. 
  12. ^ "Complete list of 6th annual Latin Grammy nominations". USA Today (Gannett Company). November 2, 2005. Retrieved January 25, 2011. 
  13. ^ Faber, Judy (September 26, 2006). "Shakira Leads Latin Grammy Nominations". CBS News. Retrieved January 25, 2011. 
  14. ^ "Nominados al Latin Grammy 2007" (in Spanish). Terra Networks México. p. 14. Retrieved January 25, 2011. 
  15. ^ "9th Annual Latin Grammy Awards". Los Angeles Times (Tribune Company). September 10, 2007. Retrieved January 25, 2011. 
  16. ^ Cobo, Leila (October 3, 2009). "Repeat Performance: Producer Of The Years Nominations Echoes Past Nods". Billboard (Nielsen Business Media, Inc) 121 (39): 46. Retrieved January 25, 2011. 
  17. ^ a b "Latin Grammy nominees announced: Alejandro Sanz and Camila among top contenders". Los Angeles Times (Tribune Company). September 8, 2010. Retrieved January 25, 2011. 
  18. ^ Romero, Angie (September 25, 2012). "Latin Grammy Awards 2012 Full List of Nominees". ABC News (Tribune Company). p. 2. Retrieved November 15, 2012. 
  19. ^ "Premios Latin Grammy 2013: conozca la lista de nominados". Terra Networks (in Spanish) (Telefónica). September 25, 2013. Retrieved September 25, 2013. 

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