Latin Grammy Award for Best Singer-Songwriter Album

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Latin Grammy Award for Best Singer-Songwriter Album
Latin Grammy Awards of 2013
Awarded for quality albums composed at least 75 percent by a solo artist or duo
Country United States
Presented by Latin Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences
First awarded 2004
Official website Latingrammy.com

The Latin Grammy Award for Best Singer-Songwriter Album 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] According to the category description guide for the 13th Latin Grammy Awards, the award is reserved for solo artists or duos and they "must compose and interpret 75 percent of the album on their own to be eligible in this category". Additionally, live albums are eligible if they contain at least 51 percent of new unreleased material released within the eligibility period.[2][3]

The accolade for Best Singer-Songwriter Album was first presented to American performer and musician Soraya at the 5th Latin Grammy Awards in 2004 for her eponymous fourth studio album (2003). Caetano Veloso and Gian Marco Zignago have received the most wins in this category, with three. Guatemalan singer Ricardo Arjona has the highest number of nominations without a single win, with three unsuccessful nominations. For the first time in the category's history, in 2011, a tie was declared with the award given to Zignago for Días Nuevos and to Cuban artist Amaury Gutiérrez for Sesiones Intimas.

Recipients[edit]

A white man with glasses, wearing a white T-shirt.
Argentinian singer-songwriter Fito Páez received the award in 2008 for Rodolfo.
A a white man with gray hair, wearing a striped shirt with white and pink colors, holding an acoustic guitar with two microphones in front of him.
Brazilian performer Caetano Veloso was awarded in 2007, 2009 and 2013.
Key
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Indicates a joint award for that year
Year[I] Performing artist(s) Nationality[II] Work Nominees[III] Ref
2004 Soraya  United States  Colombia Soraya [4]
2005 Zignago, Gian MarcoGian Marco Zignago  Peru Resucitar [5]
2006 Milanés, PabloPablo Milanés  Cuba Como un Campo de Maíz [6]
2007 Veloso, CaetanoCaetano Veloso  Brazil [7]
2008 Páez, FitoFito Páez  Argentina Rodolfo [8]
2009 Veloso, CaetanoCaetano Veloso  Brazil Zii e Zie [9]
2010 Blades, RubénRubén Blades  Panama Cantares del Subdesarrollo [10]
2011* Gutiérrez, AmauryAmaury Gutiérrez  Cuba Sesiones Intimas [11]
Zignago, Gian MarcoGian Marco Zignago  Peru Días Nuevos [11]
2012 Zignago, Gian MarcoGian Marco Zignago  Peru 20 Años [12]
2013 Caetano Veloso  Brazil Abraçaço [13]

Notes[edit]

^[I] Each year is linked to the article about the Latin Grammy Awards held that year.
^[II] Showing only the nationality(ies) of the performing artist(s).
^[III] Showing the name of the performer and the nominated album

References[edit]

General

  • "Past Winners Search". Latin Grammy Awards (United States: Latin Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences). 2012. Archived from the original on October 6, 2012. Retrieved October 6, 2012. 

Specific

  1. ^ "Sobre La Academia Latina de la Grabación". Latin Grammy Awards (in Spanish) (United States: Latin Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences). Archived from the original on July 17, 2011. Retrieved July 17, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Category Guide". Latin Grammy Awards (United States: Latin Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences). Archived from the original on October 1, 2012. Retrieved October 1, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Manual de Categorías: Area Cantautor (19)". Latin Grammy Awards (in Spanish) (United States: Latin Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences). Archived from the original on July 17, 2011. Retrieved August 22, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Lista de nominados al los Grammy Latinos". Terra Networks (in Spanish) (Mexico: Telefónica). Archived from the original on October 5, 2012. Retrieved January 28, 2011. 
  5. ^ Espinoza, Ramón (November 2, 2005). "Complete list of 6th annual Latin Grammy nominations". USA Today (United States: Gannett Company). Archived from the original on October 5, 2012. Retrieved January 28, 2011. 
  6. ^ "7th Annual Latin Grammy Winners List". Latin Grammy Awards (United States: Latin Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences). 2006. Archived from the original on June 4, 2009. Retrieved October 5, 2012. 
  7. ^ "Lista completa de nominados al Latin Grammy". Terra Networks (in Spanish) (Mexico: Telefónica). August 29, 2007. Archived from the original on October 6, 2012. Retrieved February 3, 2011. 
  8. ^ "9th Annual Latin Grammy Awards". Los Angeles Times (United States: Tribune Company). September 10, 2007. Archived from the original on October 6, 2012. Retrieved January 28, 2011. 
  9. ^ "2009 Nominados > Cantautor". Latin Grammy Awards (in Spanish) (United States: Latin Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences). 2010. Archived from the original on February 10, 2010. Retrieved October 5, 2012. 
  10. ^ "7th Annual Latin Grammy Winners List". Latin Grammy Awards (United States: Latin Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences). 2010. Archived from the original on November 26, 2010. Retrieved October 5, 2012. 
  11. ^ a b "Latin Grammys: The complete list of nominees". Los Angeles Times. United States: Tribune Company. November 10, 2011. Archived from the original on October 6, 2012. Retrieved October 5, 2012. 
  12. ^ "Singer/Song-Writer". Latin Grammy Awards (United States: Latin Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences). 2012. Archived from the original on November 17, 2012. Retrieved November 17, 2012. 
  13. ^ "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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