Latin Grammy Awards of 2012

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13th Latin Grammy Awards
Latin Grammy Awards of 2012 poster.jpg
Date November 15, 2012
Venue Mandalay Bay Events Center, Las Vegas, Nevada
Hosts Lucero and Cristián de la Fuente
Highlights
Person of the Year Caetano Veloso
Television/Radio coverage
Network Univision
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The 13th Annual Latin Grammy Awards was held on Thursday, November 15, 2012 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. It was the fifth time the awards was held at this venue and in Las Vegas. It also marks the last year in the Latin Recording Academy's contract where the Mandalay Bay Events Center hosted. It is unknown if the awards will continue to be held at this location beyond 2012.

Recordings must have been released between July 1, 2011 and June 30, 2012 in order to be eligible for the 13th Latin Grammy Awards. Nominations were announced on September 25, 2012.[1] Juan Luis Guerra led the nominations field with six; Jesse & Joy earned five nods; Ricardo Arjona, Edgar Barrera, Juanes, Carla Morrison, Arturo Sandoval, Ivete Sangalo, and Caetano Veloso each received four nominations.[2] The telecast was aired on Univision at 8pm/7c.[1] Caetano Veloso was honored as the Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year on November 14, 2012.[3]

Jesse & Joy won four awards including Record of the Year and Song of the Year for "¡Corre!", Juanes took the Album of the Year for MTV Unplugged and 3BallMTY was named Best New Artist.[4][5][6]

Changes to award categories[edit]

On May 10, 2012 the Latin Recording Academy announced that The Academy's Trustees approved changes in the general and pop fields and expanded the Rock and Tropical fields, bringing the total number of categories from 46 to 47:[7]

Awards[edit]

The following is a list of nominees:[8]

Bold indicates winner.

General[edit]

Record of the Year

Jesse & Joy — "¡Corre!"

Album of the Year

JuanesJuanes MTV Unplugged

Song of the Year

Jesse & Joy and Tommy Torres — "¡Corre!" (Jesse & Joy)

Best New Artist

3Ball MTY

Pop[edit]

Best Contemporary Pop Album

Jesse & Joy¿Con Quién Se Queda El Perro?

Best Traditional Pop Album

David BisbalUna Noche en el Teatro Real

Urban[edit]

Best Urban Music Album

Don OmarDon Omar Presents MTO²: New Generation

Best Urban Song

Don Omar — "Hasta Que Salga el Sol"

Rock[edit]

Best Rock Album

MolotovDesde Rusia Con Amor

Best Pop/Rock Album

El Cuarteto de NosPorfiado

  • JotdogTurista de Amor
  • Leiva — Diciembre
  • Los ClaxonsCamino A Encontrarte
  • VegaLa Cuenta Atrás
Best Rock Song

Roberto Musso — "Cuando Sea Grande" (El Cuarteto de Nos)

  • Manuel Diquez — "Anti Idolo"
  • Leo Felipe Campos and Ulises Hadjis — "Dónde Va" (Ulises Hadjis)
  • Doctor Krápula — "Exigimos"
  • Luis Jiménez — "Indeleble" (Los Mesoneros)

Alternative[edit]

Best Alternative Music Album

Carla MorrisonDéjenme Llorar

  • Lisandro Aristimuño — Mundo Anfibio
  • ChocQuibTownEso Es Lo Que Hay
  • Ulises Hadjis — Cosas Perdidas
  • KinkySueño de la Máquina
Best Alternative Song

Carla Morrison — "Déjenme Llorar"

Tropical[edit]

Best Salsa Album

Luis EnriqueSoy y Seré

Best Cumbia/Vallenato Album

Juan Piña — Le Canta A San Jacinto

Best Contemporary Tropical Album

Milly QuezadaAquí Estoy Yo

Best Traditional Tropical Album

Eliades Ochoa — Un Bolero Para Tí

  • Miguel García — Guarachando
  • Plenealo — Soy Yo
  • Quinteto Criollo — La Trova de Siempre
  • Son de Tikiza — Bolero
Best Tropical Fusion Album

FonsecaIlusión+

Best Tropical Song

Yoel Henríquez and Alex Puentes — "Toma Mi Vida" (Milly Quezada featuring Juan Luis Guerra)

Singer-Song Writer[edit]

Best Singer-Song Writer Album

Gian Marco20 Años

Regional Mexican[edit]

Best Ranchero Album

Pepe AguilarMas de Un Camino

Best Banda Album

La Arrolladora Banda El LimónIrreversible... 2012

  • Cristina — Golpes de Pecho
  • La Adictiva Banda San José de Mesillas — Nada Iguales
  • Fidel Rueda — Sinaloense Hasta Las Chachas
  • Beto Zapata — Prisionero de tus Brazos
Best Tejano Album

Joe Posada — Algo Esta Pasando

  • Avizo — Mas Amigos
  • Los Desperadoz — Sunset Run
  • Los Hermanos Farías — Back On Track
  • Jay Pérez — The Voice of Authority
Best Norteño Album

Los Tucanes de Tijuana365 Días

  • Regulo Caro — Amor En Tiempos de Guerra
  • DueloVuela Muy Alto
  • Implakable — Simplemente
  • Gerardo Ortiz — Entre Dios Y El Diablo
  • Siggno — Lo Que Me Dejastes
Best Regional Mexican Song

Luis Carlos Monroy and Adrian Pieragostino — "El Mejor Perfume" (La Original Banda El Limón de Salvador Lizárraga)

Instrumental[edit]

Best Instrumental Album

Chick Corea, Eddie Gomez and Paul MotianFurther Explorations

Traditional[edit]

Best Folk Album

Lila DownsPecados y Milagros

Best Tango Album

Arturo SandovalTango Como Yo Te Siento

  • Carlos Bosio — El Tango Lo Siento Así
  • Cuartetango String Quartet — Masters of Bandoneon
  • Susana RinaldiExperimentango
  • Tango VIP — Grandes Varones del Tango
Best Flamenco Album

Paco de LucíaEn Vivo Conciertos España 2010

  • Antonio Cortés — Cuando Quieras
  • Niño JoseleEl Mar de Mi Ventana
  • Diana Navarro — Flamenco
  • Various Artists — México Flamenco

Jazz[edit]

Best Latin Jazz Album

Arturo SandovalDear Diz (Every Day I Think of You)

Christian[edit]

Best Christian Album (Spanish Language)

Marcos Witt25 Concierto Conmemorativo

  • Paulina AguirreRompe El Silencio
  • Carlos Carcache — Aquí En Tu Presencia
  • Generasion — Yo Soy Generasion
  • Jacobo Ramos — Dile Al Corazón Que Camine
  • Tercer Cielo — Lo Que El Viento Me Enseñó
Best Christian Album (Portuguese Language)

Aline Barros — Aline Barros & Cia 3

  • Paulo César Baruk e Banda Salluz — Eletro Acústico 3
  • Cantores de Deus — Mulheres Ao Vivo
  • Grupo Chamas — Inquieto Coraçao
  • Ministério de Louvor Diante do TronoDiante do Trono 14 - Sol da Justiça

Brazilian[edit]

Best Brazilian Contemporary Pop Album

Seu JorgeMúsicas Para Churrascos Vol. 1

  • CéuCaravana Sereia Bloom
  • Zeila Duncan — Pelo Sabor do Gesto em Cena
  • Rita LeeReza
  • Mart'náliaNão Tente Comprender
Best Brazilian Rock Album

Beto Lee — Celebração & Sacrificío

  • CPM 22Depois de Um Longo Inverno
  • Ira! e Ultraje A Rigor — Ao Vivo no Rock in Rio
  • NX ZeroMultishow ao Vivo NX Zero 10 Anos
  • RPMElektra
Best Samba/Pagode Album

Beth CarvalhoNosso Samba Tá na Rua
Emilio Santiago — So Danço Samba ao Vivo

  • AlcioneDuas Faces ao Vivo na Mangueira
  • Sorriso Maroto — 15 Anos ao Vivo
  • Thiaguinho — Ousadia & Alegria
Best MPB Album

Caetano Veloso, Gilberto Gil and Ivete SangaloEspecial Ivete, Gil e Caetano

Best Sertaneja Music Album

Chitãozinho & XororóChitãozinho & Xororó - 40 Anos - Sinfônico

Best Brazilian Roots Album

DominguinhosIluminado

Best Brazilian Song

Chico Buarque — "Querido Diário"

Children's[edit]

Best Latin Children's Album

María Teresa ChacínMaría Teresa Chacín Canta Cuentos

  • MiguelitoTiempo de Navidad
  • Rita Rosa y Amigos — Canciones de Agua
  • Various Artists — Disney's Los Muppets Banda Sonora Original de Walt Disney Records
  • XuxaXuxa só para Baixinhos 11 - Sustentabilidade

Classical[edit]

Best Classical Album

Cuarteto LatinoamericanoBrasileiro: Works of Francisco Mignone

  • Guillermo Figueroa, I Solisti di Zagreb and Pepe RomeroCordero: Caribbean Concertos For Guitar and For Violin
  • Javier Perianes and Josep PonsDa Falla: Noches En Los Jardines de España
  • Jose SerebrierDvorak Symphony No. 7; In Nature's Realm, Scherzo Capriccioso
  • Gabriel Castagna — Fiesta Criolla: Latin-American Orchestal Works
  • Quarteto Radamés Gnattali — Prelúdio 21: Quartetos das Ordas
Best Classical Contemporary Composition

Yalil Guerra — "Seducción" (Elizabeth Rebozo)

  • Tania León — "Inura"
  • Gustavo Casenave — "Miñoqui"
  • Aurelio de la Vega — "Preludio No. 1" (Elizabeth Rebozo)
  • Leo Brouwer — "Quartet No. 4 - Rem Tene Verba Sequentur (Know the Matter and the Word Will Follow)" (Havana String Quartet)
  • Tim Rescala — "Quarteto Circular"
  • Carlos Franzetti — "Stringazo" (Cuartetango String Quartet)

Recording Package[edit]

Best Recording Package

Miguel Masa — Cambié de Nombre (Viniloversus)

  • MZK — Bixinga 70 (Bixiga70)
  • Alejandro Ros — Canciones Para Aliens (Fito Páez)
  • Pablo Martínez — Indeleble (Los Mesoneros)
  • Ma+go — Ves Lo Que Quieres Ver (Bareto)

Production[edit]

Best Engineered Album

Gregg Field, Don Murray and Paul Blakemore — Dear Diz (Every Day I Think of You) (Arturo Sandoval)

  • Madre Música and André DiasBrasilianos 3 (Hamilton de Holanda)
  • Bruno Giorgi and Carlos Freitas — Chão (Lenine)
  • Julio Boscher, Walter Costa, Duda Mello, Leonel Pereda, Carlos Toré and Ricardo Garcia — Liebe Paradiso (Celso Fonseca e Ronaldo Bastos)
  • Alexandre Gaiotto — O Canto da Sereia (Regina Benedetti)
Producer of the Year

Juan Luis Guerra

Music Video[edit]

Best Short Form Music Video

Jesse & Joy — "Me Voy"

  • Catupecu Machu — "Metrópolis Nueva"
  • Georgina — "Rara"
  • Nevilton — "Tempos de Maracujá"
  • Rakel — "En El Tiempo"
Best Long Form Music Video

JuanesJuanes MTV Unplugged

Special Awards[edit]

Lifetime Achievement Award
Trustees Award
Person of the Year

Performers[edit]

Presenters[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]