Grammy Award for Best Banda Album

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Grammy Award for Best Banda Album
Awarded for quality banda music albums
Country United States
Presented by National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences
First awarded 2007
Last awarded 2011
Official website

The Grammy Award for Best Banda Album was an award presented at the Grammy Awards, a ceremony that was established in 1958 and originally called the Gramophone Awards,[1] to recording artists for quality albums in the banda music genre. Honors in several categories are presented at the ceremony annually by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences of the United States to "honor artistic achievement, technical proficiency and overall excellence in the recording industry, without regard to album sales or chart position".[2]

The award was first presented to Joan Sebastian in 2007 for the album Más Allá del Sol. Two posthumous nominations were announced for the 50th Grammy Awards (2008) following the deaths of three banda musicians in Mexico within one week.[3] Shortly following the murders of Sergio Gómez, a singer with the group K-Paz de la Sierra, and Zayda Peña of the band Zayda Y Los Culpables, Los Conde trumpet player Jose Luis Aquino was found dead. In December 2007, Grammy organizers announced that Gomez along with singer Valentín Elizalde, who was killed in November 2006, were nominated for awards.[3] Categorized under the Latin field, the award is presented for vocal or instrumental banda albums.[4] As of 2011, Sebastian is the only artist to win the award more than once. The award has been presented to artists or groups originating from Mexico each year to date.

The award was discontinued in 2012 due to a major overhaul of Grammy categories. The Best Banda Album category merged with the Best Norteño Album category to form the new Best Banda or Norteño Album category.


Year[I] Performing artist(s) Work Nominees Ref.
2007 Sebastian, JoanJoan Sebastian Más Allá del Sol [4]
2008 El Chapo Te Va a Gustar [6]
2009 Sebastian, JoanJoan Sebastian No es de Madera [7]
2010 Rivera, LupilloLupillo Rivera Tu Esclavo y Amo [8]
2011 El Güero y Su Banda Centenario Enamórate De Mí [9]

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

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  1. ^ "Grammy Awards at a Glance". Los Angeles Times. Tribune Company. Retrieved April 24, 2010. 
  2. ^ "Overview". National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. Retrieved April 24, 2010. 
  3. ^ a b "Murdered Mexican trumpeter 3rd musician killed in a week". CBC News. December 7, 2007. Retrieved December 5, 2010. 
  4. ^ a b "49th Annual Grammy Awards Winners List". National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. Archived from the original on December 20, 2006. Retrieved December 5, 2010. 
  5. ^ "Complete list of Grammy nominees". San Francisco Chronicle. December 8, 2006. p. 7. Retrieved December 5, 2010. 
  6. ^ "Grammy nominees – albums". Iowa State Daily. The Iowa State Daily Publication Board. February 8, 2008. Retrieved December 5, 2010. 
  7. ^ "51st annual Grammy nominations". Variety. Reed Business Information. December 3, 2008. Retrieved December 5, 2010. 
  8. ^ "Complete List of Nominees for the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards". E!. December 2, 2009. Retrieved December 5, 2010. 
  9. ^ "53rd Annual Grammy Awards nominees list". Los Angeles Times. Tribune Company. Retrieved December 5, 2010. 

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