Grammy Award for Best Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Album

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Grammy Award for Best Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Album
Awarded forBest Latin rock, urban or Latin alternative albums
CountryUnited States
Presented by National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences
First awarded1998
Last awarded2019
Website grammy.com

The Grammy Award for Best Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Album is an award presented at the Grammy Awards, a ceremony that was established in 1958 and originally called the Gramophone Awards, [1] to recording artists for releasing albums in the Latin rock, alternative or urban genres. Honors in several categories are presented at the ceremony annually by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences of the United States to "honor artistic achievement, technical proficiency and overall excellence in the recording industry, without regard to album sales or chart position". [2]

Grammy Award accolade by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences of the United States

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Latin rock is a term to describe a music subgenre consisting in melting traditional sounds and elements of Latin American and Caribbean folk with rock music. However, it is widely used in the English-language media to refer any kind of rock music featuring Spanish or Portuguese vocals. This fact lead into a controversy about the scope of the terminology.

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The category was originally known as the Grammy Award for Best Latin Rock/Alternative Performance, and was first presented in 1998 to the Argentinian group Los Fabulosos Cadillacs for the album Fabulosos Calavera . In 2009, this category joined the Latin Urban Album category to become known as Best Latin Rock, Alternative or Urban Album.

Los Fabulosos Cadillacs ska and rock band from Argentina

Los Fabulosos Cadillacs is an Argentine ska band from Buenos Aires.

<i>Fabulosos Calavera</i> 1997 studio album by Los Fabulosos Cadillacs

Fabulosos Calavera Released in 1997 is the eleventh album by Argentine band Los Fabulosos Cadillacs. This album has a much darker theme than the previous album of the band talking about death, the devil and hidden messages. This fact, however, didn't stop it for getting gold disc and latter platinum on remastering and the Carlos Gardel Award. The best example of the tone of the album is the fourth track "Sábato", a tribute to Ernesto Sábato and his books El Túnel and Sobre Heroes y Tumbas, while track 11 is a homage to Argentine tango musician and composer Ástor Piazzolla. Track 7, "Hoy Lloré Canción", features famous salsa songwriter Rubén Blades.

The Grammy Award for Best Latin Urban Album has been awarded since 2008. Years reflect the year in which the Grammy Awards were presented, for works released in the previous year. In 2009, this category was joined with the Latin Rock field, to be renamed Best Latin Rock, Alternative or Urban Album.

The award was temporarily discontinued for the 2012 Grammy season due to a major overhaul of Grammy categories. That year, recordings in this category were shifted to the newly formed Best Latin Pop, Rock or Urban Album category. [3] However, in June 2012 the Recording Academy announced that the category was to be brought back for the 55th Grammy Awards in 2013 under the (slightly revised) name of Best Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Album. [4]

Mexican group Maná are the biggest winners in this category having won the award three times. Ozomatli and Calle 13 are the other multiple award winners having won twice.

Maná Mexican rock band

Maná is a Mexican pop rock band from Guadalajara, Jalisco. The group's current line-up consists of vocalist/guitarist Fher Olvera, drummer Alex González, guitarist Sergio Vallín, bassist Juan Calleros, and second vocalist Punisher Limas. Maná has earned four Grammy Awards, eight Latin Grammy Awards, five MTV Video Music Awards Latin America, six Premios Juventud awards, nineteen Billboard Latin Music Awards and fifteen Premios Lo Nuestro awards. It is considered by many as the most influential and successful Latin American band of all time with over 40 million albums sold worldwide.

Ozomatli American band

Ozomatli are an American six-piece band playing primarily Latin, hip hop, and rock music, formed in 1995 in Los Angeles. They are known both for their vocal activist viewpoints and their wide array of musical styles - including salsa, jazz, funk, reggae, rap, and others. The group formed in 1995 and has since released seven studio albums. The group is also known for advocating for farm-workers' rights and immigration reform. The band has performed in various countries all over the world, including China, Tunisia, Jordan, and Burma. Although the band has had many member changes over the years and has sometimes had as many as ten members, the current six members have been in the band since its debut album.

Calle 13 (band) Puerto Rican band

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 half-sister Ileana Cabra Joglar aka PG-13 or recently ILE.

Recipients

Two-time winners Ozomatli. Ozomatli in Edmonton 2007.jpg
Two-time winners Ozomatli.
2004 winners Cafe Tacvba. Cafe Tacuba Pontevedra.jpg
2004 winners Café Tacvba.
2006 winner Shakira. Shakira2009.jpg
2006 winner Shakira.
Calle 13 won the award in 2010. Calle13residente.jpg
Calle 13 won the award in 2010.
Year [I] Performing artistNationalityWorkNomineesRef.
1998 Los Fabulosos Cadillacs Argentina Fabulosos Calavera
[5]
1999 Maná Mexico Sueños Líquidos [6]
2000 Chris Pérez Band United States Resurrection [7]
2001 La Ley Chile Uno
[8]
2002 Ozomatli United States Embrace the Chaos [9]
2003 Maná Mexico Revolución de Amor [10]
2004 Café Tacvba Mexico Cuatro Caminos
[11]
2005 Ozomatli United States Street Signs
[12]
2006 Shakira Colombia Fijación Oral Vol. 1 [13]
2007 Maná Mexico Amar Es Combatir [14]
2008 Black Guayaba Puerto Rico No Hay Espacio [15]
2009 Jaguares Mexico 45
[16]
2010 Calle 13 Puerto Rico Los de Atrás Vienen Conmigo [17]
2011 Grupo Fantasma United States El Existential
[18]
2013 Quetzal United StatesImaginaries
[19]
2014 La Santa Cecilia MexicoTreinta Días [20]
2015 Calle 13 Puerto Rico Multi Viral
[21]
2016 Natalia Lafourcade 'Mexico Hasta la Raíz
  • Bomba EstéreoAmanecer
  • La Cuneta Son Machin – Mondongo
  • Monsieur Periné – Caja de Musica
[22]
2017 Ile Puerto RicoIlevitable
[23]
2018 Residente Puerto Rico Residente
[24]
2019 Zoé MexicoAztlán
[25]

See also

The Grammy Award for Best Latin Pop Album is an award presented at the Grammy Awards, a ceremony that was established in 1958 and originally called the Gramophone Awards, to recording artists for releasing albums in the Latin pop genre. Honors in several categories are presented at the ceremony annually by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences of the United States to "honor artistic achievement, technical proficiency and overall excellence in the recording industry, without regard to album sales or chart position".

The Grammy Award for Best Latin Pop, Rock or Urban Album was an award presented at the Grammy Awards, a ceremony that was established in 1958 and originally called the Gramophone Awards, to recording artists for releasing albums in the latin pop, rock, alternative or urban genres. Honors in several categories are presented at the ceremony annually by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences of the United States to "honor artistic achievement, technical proficiency and overall excellence in the recording industry, without regard to album sales or chart position".

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