Latin Grammy Award for Best Urban Song

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Latin Grammy Award for Best Urban Song
Awarded for new songs that contain at least 51% of the lyrics in Spanish or Portuguese
Country United States
Presented by Latin Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences
First awarded 2007
Official website latingrammy.com

The Latin Grammy Award for Best Urban Song is an honor presented annually at the Latin Grammy Awards, a ceremony that recognizes excellence and promotes 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 for new songs that contain at least 51% of the lyrics in Spanish or Portuguese. The accolade is awarded to the songwriter(s) of said song. Instrumental recordings and cover songs are not eligible for the category.[2]

The award was first presented to Puerto Rican musicians Eduardo Cabra and René Pérez of the duo Calle 13 in 2007.[3] The award has been presented three times to Puerto Rican songwriters and once to a Panamian, Spaniard and Argentine songwriter in 2008, 2010, and 2011 respectively. The only songwriter to receive this award in more than one occasion is René Pérez. In 2010, Spanish rapper La Mala Rodríguez became the first female artist to win in this field. Daddy Yankee holds the record of most nominations in general and most nominations without a win with eight. Also, he is the only artist who has been nominated every year since the category's inception (except in 2014). In 2014, "Bailando" by Enrique Iglesias featuring Descemer Bueno & Gente De Zona became the first urban song to win this award and Song of the Year.

Recipients[edit]

A black and white image with a white male, shaved, shirtless, holding a microphone with his right hand while lifting his left hand. On his neck hangs a necklace.
René Pérez of Calle 13 the first winner of this category.
A woman with a white blouse holding a microphone.
The first and so far only female winner La Mala Rodriguez.
Year[I] Songwriter(s) Work Performing artist(s)[II] Nominees[III] Ref.
2007 Eduardo Cabra
Panasuyo
René Pérez
"Pa'l Norte" Calle 13 [3]
2008 Flex "Te Quiero" Flex [4]
2009 Marcos Masis "Tainy"
Wisin & Yandel
"Abusadora" Wisin & Yandel [5]
2010 La Mala Rodríguez "No Pidas Perdón" La Mala Rodríguez [6]
2011 Rafa Arcaute
Calle 13
"Baile de los Pobres" Calle 13 [7]
2012 Ramón Enrique Casillas &
Don Omar
"Hasta Que Salga el Sol" Don Omar
2013 Illya Kuryaki and the Valderramas "Ula Ula" Illya Kuryaki and the Valderramas
2014 Descemer Bueno, Gente De Zona, & Enrique Iglesias "Bailando" Enrique Iglesias featuring Descemer Bueno & Gente De Zona
2015 J Balvin, Rene Cano, Alejandro "Mosty" Patiño and Alejandro "Sky" Ramírez "Ay Vamos" J Balvin
2016 Egbert Rosa Cintrón, Farruko, Eduardo A. Vargas Berrios and Yandel "Encantadora" Yandel [8]

All-time table[edit]

# Artist / Group Wins Loss Years winner Years nominated
1 Calle 13 2 2 2007, 2011 2014
2 Don Omar 1 5 2012 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012
3 Wisin & Yandel 1 2 2009 2009, 2011
4 J Balvin 1 1 2015 2014
Mala Rodríguez 1 1 2010 2013
6 Enrique Iglesias 1 2014
Illya Kuryaki and the Valderramas 1 2013
Flex 1 2008
9 Daddy Yankee 8 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015
10 Alexis & Fido 3 2008, 2012, 2015
11 Tego Calderón 2 2008, 2015
Ana Tijoux 2 2013, 2014
Pitbull 2 2011, 2013
14 Prince Royce 1 2015
Sensato 1 2012
Cartel de Santa 1 2010
Vico C 1 2010
Marcelo D2 1 2009
Miguelito 1 2008
Tito El Bambino 1 2008
Orishas 1 2007
Tres Coronas 1 2007

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  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. ^ 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. ^ "The Latin Recording Academy Nominees". The Latin Recording Academy. September 4, 2010. Retrieved August 25, 2011. 
  7. ^ "Nominees: From the Latin Grammy Awards 2011". Altamiramusic.net. September 14, 2011. Retrieved September 16, 2011. 
  8. ^ Cobo, Leila (September 21, 2016). "Latin Grammys 2016 Nominations: See the Full List". Billboard. Retrieved September 21, 2016. 

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