Latin Grammy Award for Best Alternative Song

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Latin Grammy Award for Best Alternative Song
Awarded for quality alternative music songs
Country United States
Presented by Latin Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences
First awarded 2007
Official website latingrammy.com

The Latin Grammy Award for Best Alternative 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.[1] 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.[2]

The award has been presented to songwriters originating from France, Mexico, Colombia and Puerto Rico. It was first earned by French musician Manu Chao for the song "Me Llaman Calle" in 2007.[3] The band members of Café Tacvba and Calle 13 are the only songwriters to have received this award more than once.

Recipients[edit]

Year[I] Songwriter(s) Work Performing artist(s)[II] Nominees[III] Ref.
2007 Manu Chao "Me Llaman Calle" Manu Chao [3]
2008 Rubén Albarrán
Emmanuel del Real
Enrique Rangel
Joselo Rangel
"Volver a Comenzar" Café Tacvba [4]
2009 René Pérez
Eduardo Cabra
Rubén Albarrán
Emmanuel del Real
Enrique Rangel
Joselo Rangel
"No Hay Nadie Como Tú" Calle 13 featuring Café Tacvba
  • Fernando Burgos, Gabriel Galvan and Denise Gutierrez — "Bestia" (Hello Seahorse!)
  • Cucu Diamantes, Andrés Levin, Beatriz Luengo and Yotuel Romero — "Más Fuerte" (CuCu Diamantes)
  • Camila Moreno — "Millones" (Camila Moreno)
  • Daniel 'Mono Loco' Carbonell, Jules Bikôkô, Miki Ramirez, Tomas Tirtha Rundquist, DJ Helios, Didak Fernandez and Steffan Rundquist — "Moving" (Macaco)
  • Alex Pérez and Juan Son — "Nada" (Son)
[5]
2010 Gloria "Goyo" Martinez
Miguel "Slow" Martinez
Carlos "Tostao" Valencia
"De Donde Vengo Yo" ChocQuibTown
  • Fernando Burgos, Gabriel Galvan and Denise Gutierrez — "Criminal" (Hello Seahorse!)
  • Ceci Bastida — "Cuando Vuelvas a Caer" (Bastida)
  • Roberto Musso — "El Hijo de Hernandez" (El Cuarteto de Nos)
  • Gustavo Cortes, Ricardo Cortes and Nicolas Gonzalez — "Resistencia Indigena" (Sig Rigga)
[6]
2011 Rafa Arcaute
Calle 13
"Calma Pueblo" Calle 13
  • Pascual Reyes — "Salgamos de Aquí" (San Pascualito Rey)
  • Doctor Krápula — "Somos" (Doctor Krápula)
  • DJ Blass and Fidel Nadal — "Te Robaste Mi Corazón" (Nadal)
  • Sie7e — "Tengo Tu Love" (Sie7e)
[7]
2012 Carla Morrison "Déjenme Llorar" Carla Morrison
2013 Bajofondo "Pena En Mi Corazón" Bajofondo
2014 Calle 13 "El Aguante" Calle 13
  • Gustavo Cortés and Sig Ragga — "Chaplin" (Sig Ragga)
  • Jesús Báez Caballero and Siddhartha — "El Aire" (Siddhartha)
  • Adrián Rodríguez and Diego Rodríguez — "La Lanza" (Babasónicos)
  • Yayo González — "Vamos A Morir" (Pate de Fua featuring Catalina García)
2015 Lafourcade, NataliaNatalia Lafourcade
Leonel García
"Hasta la Raíz" Lafourcade, NataliaNatalia Lafourcade [8]
2016 TBA TBA TBA
  • Gustavo Cortés, Ricardo Cortés and Nicolas González — "Ángeles y Serafines" (Sig Ragga)
  • Vicentico — "Averno, El Fantasma" (Los Fabulosos Cadillacs)
  • Felipe Antunes and Otávio Carvalho — "Deus" (Vitrola Sintética)
  • Kevin Johansen — "Es Como El Día" (Kevin Johansen + The Nada)
  • Carla Morrison — "Vez Primera" (Morrison)
[9]


  • ^[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]

  1. ^ "Sobre La Academia Latina de la Grabación" (in Spanish). Latin Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences. Retrieved January 28, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Category Guide: Alternative Field". Latin Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences. Retrieved January 28, 2011. 
  3. ^ a b "Lista de nominados al Grammy Latino 2007" (in Spanish). Mujer Activa. August 31, 2007. Retrieved August 25, 2011. 
  4. ^ "9th Annual Latin Grammy Awards". Los Angeles Times. Tribune Company. September 10, 2007. Retrieved January 28, 2011. 
  5. ^ "Conoce a los nominados a los Grammy Latinos" (in Spanish). Terra Networks México. September 19, 2009. Retrieved January 28, 2011. 
  6. ^ "Latin Grammy nominees announced: Alejandro Sanz and Camila among top contenders". Los Angeles Times. Tribune Company. September 8, 2010. Retrieved January 28, 2011. 
  7. ^ "2011 Latin Grammys: Nominations (FULL LIST) Revealed". manila-paper.net. September 15, 2011. Retrieved September 15, 2011. 
  8. ^ "La lista completa de nominados a los Latin Grammy 2015" (in Spanish). infobae. September 23, 2015. Retrieved October 2, 2015. 
  9. ^ Cobo, Leila (September 21, 2016). "Latin Grammys 2016 Nominations: See the Full List". Billboard. Retrieved September 21, 2016. 

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