Latin Grammy Award for Song of the Year

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Latin Grammy Award for Song of the Year
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Awarded for excellence in Latin music songwriting
Country United States
Presented by Latin Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences
First awarded 2000
Official website latingrammy.com

The Latin Grammy Award for Song of the Year is an honor presented annually at the Latin Grammy Awards, a ceremony that recognizes excellence, 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 the songwriters of new songs containing at least 51% of lyrics in Spanish or Portuguese language. Instrumental songs or a new version of a previously recorded track are not eligible.[2] Due to the increasing musical changes in the industry, from 2012 the category includes 10 nominees, according to a restructuration made by the academy for the four general categories: Album of the Year, Record of the Year, Best New Artist and Song of the Year.[3]

Eleven of the thirteen awarded songs have also earned the Latin Grammy for Record of the Year, which unlike this category, is given to songs that were released on a promotional level, and the prize is given to the performer, producer and audio engineer.[2] The exceptions to this were in 2000 and 2009, when "Corazón Espinado" by Santana featuring Maná and "No Hay Nadie Como Tú" by Calle 13 featuring Café Tacvba, respectively, received the award without a nomination for Song of the Year.

Alejandro Sanz is the most awarded songwriter in the category with four wins out of eight nominations. Sanz is followed by Juanes with two winning songs, "Es Por Ti" and "Me Enamora". Jorge Luis Piloto and Jorge Villamizar are the only lyricists to be nominated twice in the same year: Piloto in 2009 for songs performed by Andrés Cepeda and Luis Enrique, while Villamizar wrote songs for the band Bacilos. Claudia Brant, Angie Chirino, Joy Huerta (of the Mexican band Jesse & Joy), Shakira, and Mónica Vélez are the only female writers to be awarded. The current holders are Andrés Castro and Carlos Vives for the song "Volví a Nacer".

Recipients[edit]

Year[I] Songwriter(s) Nationality Work Performing artist(s)[II] Nominees[III] Ref.
2000 Blades, RobertoRoberto Blades
Angie Chirino
Marc Anthony
Cory Rooney
 United States "Dímelo" Marc Anthony [4]
2001 Sanz, AlejandroAlejandro Sanz  Spain "El Alma al Aire" Sanz, AlejandroAlejandro Sanz [5]
2002 Sanz, AlejandroAlejandro Sanz  Spain "Y Sólo Se Me Ocurre Amarte" Sanz, AlejandroAlejandro Sanz [6]
2003 Juanes  Colombia "Es Por Ti" Juanes [7]
2004 Sanz, AlejandroAlejandro Sanz  Spain "No Es Lo Mismo" Sanz, AlejandroAlejandro Sanz [8]
2005 Sanz, AlejandroAlejandro Sanz  Spain "Tu No Tienes Alma" Sanz, AlejandroAlejandro Sanz [9]
2006 Shakira
Luis F. Ochoa
 Colombia "La Tortura" Shakira featuring Alejandro Sanz [10]
2007 Guerra, Juan LuisJuan Luis Guerra  Dominican Republic "La Llave de Mi Corazón" Guerra, Juan LuisJuan Luis Guerra [11]
2008 Juanes  Colombia "Me Enamora" Juanes [12]
2009 Claudia Brant
Luis Fonsi
Gen Reuben
 Argentina
 Puerto Rico
"Aquí Estoy Yo" Fonsi, LuisLuis Fonsi featuring David Bisbal, Noel Schajris and Aleks Syntek [13]
2010 Domm, MarioMario Domm
Mónica Vélez
 Mexico "Mientes" Camila [14]
2011 Rafa Arcaute
Calle 13
 Argentina
 Puerto Rico
"Latinoamérica" Calle 13 featuring Totó la Momposina, Susana Baca and Maria Rita [15]
2012 Jesse & Joy
Tommy Torres
 Mexico
 Puerto Rico
"¡Corre!" Jesse & Joy [16]
2013 Andrés Castro
Carlos Vives
 Colombia "Volví a Nacer" Carlos Vives [17]
  • ^[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).

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  1. ^ "Sobre La Academia Latina de la Grabación" (in Spanish). Latin Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences. Retrieved January 28, 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "Manual de Categorías: Area General (1–4)" (in Spanish). Latin Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences. Retrieved May 17, 2011. 
  3. ^ "The Latin Recording Academy Continues Its Evolution of Latin Grammy Categories and Elects New Trustees". Latin Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences. May 10, 2012. Retrieved June 25, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Complete List Of Nominations For First-ever Latin Grammy Awards". AllBusiness.com. July 29, 2000. Retrieved January 28, 2011. 
  5. ^ "The Full List of Nominations". Los Angeles Times (Tribune Company). July 18, 2001. Retrieved January 28, 2011. 
  6. ^ "Selected Nominees For The Third Latin Grammy Awards". AllBusiness.com. August 3, 2002. Retrieved January 28, 2011. 
  7. ^ "The nominees are ...". Los Angeles Times (Tribune Company). July 23, 2003. Retrieved January 28, 2011. 
  8. ^ "Lista de nominados al los Grammy Latinos" (in Spanish). Terra Networks México. Retrieved January 28, 2011. 
  9. ^ "Complete list of 6th annual Latin Grammy nominations". USA Today (Gannett Company). November 2, 2005. Retrieved January 28, 2011. 
  10. ^ Faber, Judy (September 26, 2006). "Shakira Leads Latin Grammy Nominations". CBS News. Retrieved January 28, 2011. 
  11. ^ "Lista completa de nominados al Latin Grammy" (in Spanish). Terra Networks México. August 29, 2007. Retrieved February 3, 2011. 
  12. ^ "9th Annual Latin Grammy Awards". Los Angeles Times (Tribune Company). September 10, 2007. Retrieved January 28, 2011. 
  13. ^ "Conoce a los nominados a los Grammy Latinos" (in Spanish). Terra Networks México. September 19, 2009. Retrieved January 28, 2011. 
  14. ^ "Latin Grammy nominees announced: Alejandro Sanz and Camila among top contenders". Los Angeles Times (Tribune Company). September 8, 2010. Retrieved January 28, 2011. 
  15. ^ "2011 Latin Grammys: Nominations (FULL LIST) Revealed". manila-paper.net. September 15, 2011. Retrieved September 15, 2011. 
  16. ^ "JUAN LUIS GUERRA LEADS LATIN GRAMMY® NOMINATIONS WITH SIX". Latin Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences. September 25, 2012. 
  17. ^ "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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