Latin music was also honored at the 55th edition of the Grammy Awards. This year, a mix of rising and well-established stars were competing in four different categories featuring some of the most popular genres in Latin music. Thanks to the deluxe edition of his popular album JUANES MTV Unplugged, Colombian superstar Juanes took home the award for Best Latin Pop Album. Similarly, Pecados Y Milagros, the popular album from traditional Mexican music singer Lila Downs was honored with the award for Best Regional Mexican Music Album.
Besides these megastars, the LA group Quetzal received the trophy for Best Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Album while Marlow Rosado y La Riquena were honored with the Best Tropical Latin Album Award. In a different field, Latin Jazz artist Arturo Sandoval took home the award for Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album with Dear Dizzy (Everyday I think of You), a unique tribute to the musical legacy of the iconic Dizzy Gillespie.
Apart from the trophies, Juanes delivered a very special performance honoring Elton John. The Colombian artist took the stage with his guitar to sing a bilingual version of the hit "Your Song." Also, during the segment In memorian, The Recording Academy paid tribute to those artists who passed away last year including the popular singer Jenni Rivera and the legendary cuatro player Yomo Toro. The following are this year's Latin music winners.
Latin Music - 55th Grammy Awards
- Best Latin Pop Album: MTV Unplugged Deluxe Edition - Juanes.
- Best Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Album: Imaginaries - Quetzal.
- Best Regional Mexican Music Album (Including Tejano): Pecados Y Milagros - Lila Downs.
- Best Tropical Latin Album: Retro - Marlow Rosado Y La Riqueña.
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