List of Latin Grammy Awards categories

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The Latin Grammy Awards are awarded in a series of categories, each of which isolate a specific contribution to Latin music. The standard awards list nominees in each category from which a winner is selected. These categories have been added and removed over time.

General Field[edit]

The General Field consists of four standard awards representing the best over-all achievements in performance, production, and songwriting in Spanish and Portuguese languages:

Genre-specific fields[edit]

Pop[edit]

Previously awarded:

Urban[edit]

Rock[edit]

Previously awarded:

Alternative[edit]

Tropical[edit]

Previously awarded:

Singer-Songwriter[edit]

Regional Mexican[edit]

Previously awarded:

Instrumental[edit]

Traditional[edit]

Jazz[edit]

Christian[edit]

Portuguese Language[edit]

Previously awarded:

  • Best Romantic Music Album

Note: The field was originally called "Brazilian" before it was changed to "Portuguese Language" in 2016.

Children's[edit]

Classical[edit]

Arrangement[edit]

Recording Package[edit]

Production[edit]

Music video[edit]

Special awards[edit]

There are special awards which are awarded without nominations, typically for achievements of longer than the past year, which the standard awards apply to:

  • Person of the Year is a Special Merit Award presented to an individual who has had a significant effect on Latin music and has taken part in extensive philanthropy.
  • Lifetime Achievement Award: is a Special Merit Award presented to performers who have made creative contributions of outstanding artistic significance to the field of recording during their careers.
  • Trustees Awards: is a Special Merit Award presented to individuals who have made significant contributions, other than performance, to the field of recording during their careers.
  • Hall of Fame Award honors recordings that are at least twenty-five years old that have made significant contributions

References[edit]