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Wednesday June 5, 2013

Top Latin Grammy Award Winners

Top Latin Grammy Award Winners

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Since 2000, The Latin Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences has recognized top performers in the latin music industry.

Latin Grammys are only given for music recorded in Spanish or Portuguese.

48 awards were given out last November, Jesse & Joy won Record of the Year and Song of the Year for ”¡Corre!”, Juanes took the Album of the Year for MTV Unplugged, and 3BallMTY was named Best New Artist.

Below you will find the top Latin Grammy Award winners. 

1. Calle 13 and Juanes 19 awards
Calle 13 is a Puerto Rican band formed by stepbrothers René Pérez Joglar who calls himself Residente and Eduardo José Cabra Martínez, who calls himself Visitante and their sister Ileana aka PG-13.  They have won 19 Latin Grammy Awards.

Juanes is a Colombian musician who was a member of heavy metal band Ekhymosis and is now a solo artist.  He has sold more than 15 million albums worldwide and has won 19 Latin Grammy Awards.

2. Juan Luis Guerra and Alejandro Sanz 15 awards
Juan Luis Guerra is a singer, songwriter and producer from the Dominican Republic who has sold over 30 million records, and won numerous awards including 15 Latin Grammy Awards, two Grammy Awards, and two Latin Billboard Music Awards.

Alejandro Sanz is a Spanish singer-songwriter and musician. Sanz has won a total of fifteen Latin Grammy Awards and three Grammy Awards.

3. Gustavo Santaolalla 12 awards
Gustavo Santaolalla is an Argentine musician, film composer and producer. He has won two Academy Awards for Best Original Score for Brokeback Mountain and Babel.  He has also won 12 Latin Grammy Awards.

4. Thom Russo 12 awards
Thom Russo is an American record producer, engineer, mixer and songwriter has won 12 Latin Grammy awards through his work on albums from artists such as Juanes and Alejandro Sanz.

5. Rafa Arcaute and Aníbal Kerpel 10 awards
Rafael “Rafa” Arcaute is a songwriter, record producer, audio engineer and mix engineer who has won 10 Latin Grammy Awards through his work on albums from artists such as Calle 13 and Calamaro. 

Aníbal Kerpel is a mixing engineer who has won 10 Latin Grammy Awards through his work on albums from artists such as Gustavo Santaolalla and Juanes.