Last night was an exciting night for Latin music. In a show defined by colorful and innovative performances, the winners of the 2012 Latin Grammy Awards are finally here. Unlike last year, the XIII edition of these awards did not have any artist sweeping the event. That said, however, the Mexican duo Jesse & Joy topped the list of winners taking home four trophies including awards for Record of the Year, Song of the Year, Best Contemporary Pop Vocal Album and Best Short Form Music Video.
Behind the Latin Pop duo, there were several artists who received some of the most prestigious trophies of the night. For instance, Colombian superstar Juanes was honored with the Album of the Year Award thanks to his outstanding work JUANES MTV Unplugged. Similarly, while Mexican sensation singer Carla Morrison took everything that was available in the Latin Alternative field with her album Dejenme Llorar, Don Omar did the same in the Urban category with his album MTO2 New Generation.
Additional winners include artists like Pepe Aguilar (Best Ranchero Album), David Bisbal (Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album), Molotov (Best Rock Album), Milly Quezada (Best Contemporary Tropical Album), Fonseca (Best Tropical Fusion Album), Gian Marco (Best Singer-Songwriter Album), Arturo Sandoval (Best Latin Jazz Album), Caetano Veloso (Best MPB Album), Chico Buarque (Best Brazilian Song) and Juan Luis Guerra (Producer of the Year).
Besides the lucky winners, the XIII edition of these prestigious awards featured outstanding performances. Some of them included the duet between Mexican music artists Joan Sebastian and Bachata singer Prince Royce, Lila Downs and Juan Piņa's colorful and traditional show, and the unique act featuring Brazilian singer Michel Telo next to the Blue Man Group. All things considered, the Latin Grammy Awards proved once again this event is the hottest night of the year for Latin music.
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