Grammy Award for Best Regional Mexican Music Album (including Tejano)

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Grammy Award for Best Regional Mexican Music Album (including Tejano)
Awarded forquality vocal or instrumental regional mexican or tejano albums
CountryUnited States
Presented by National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences
First awarded2012
Currently held by Luis Miguel ¡México Por Siempre! (2019)
Website Grammy.com

The Grammy Award for Best Regional Mexican Music Album (including Tejano) 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 regional Mexican or tejano 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

A Grammy Award, or Grammy, is an award presented by The Recording Academy to recognize achievements in the music industry. The annual presentation ceremony features performances by prominent artists, and the presentation of those awards that have a more popular interest. The Grammys are the second of the Big Three major music awards held annually.

Tejano music or Tex-Mex music is various forms of folk and popular music originating among the Mexican-American populations of Central and Southern Texas. With roots in the late 19th century, it became a music genre with a wider audience in the late 20th century thanks to artists such as Selena, Mazz, La Mafia, La Sombra, Elida Reyna, Elsa García, Laura Canales, Oscar Estrada, Jay Perez, Emilio Navaira, Esteban "Steve" Jordan, Gary Hobbs, Shelly Lares, Stefani Montiel, David Lee Garza, Jennifer Peña, and La Fiebre.

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In 2012, the award - then known as "Best Regional Mexican or Tejano Album" - was one of the new categories that resulted from the Recording Academy's wish to decrease the list of categories and awards for that year. According to the Academy, "it was determined that musical distinctions among some of the regional Mexican subgenres were often very difficult to draw, so the restructuring in categories was warranted". [3] This award combined the previous categories for Best Regional Mexican Album and Best Tejano Album. Other Latin categories were also either merged or discontinued.

The Grammy Award for Best Regional Mexican Album was awarded from 2009 to 2011. Previous to this field, Regional Mexican albums were awarded within the Best Mexican/Mexican American Album field.

The Grammy Award for Best Tejano Album was awarded from 1999 to 2011. In its first year the award was titled Best Tejano Music Performance and in 2000 it was awarded as Best Tejano Performance. The current title has been used since 2001. From 1993 to 1998 Tejano was included in the award for Best Mexican-American/Tejano Music Performance.

Further restructuring took place in 2012 and was implemented in the 2013 Grammy Award season. As of 2013, this category was merged with the Best Banda or Norteño Album category which had been created in 2012. According to the Academy, "Best Banda or Norteño Album and Best Regional Mexican or Tejano Album are now merged into one category: "Best Regional Mexican Music Album (including Tejano)", for albums containing at least 51 percent playing time of new vocal or instrumental regional Mexican (banda, norteño, corridos, gruperos, mariachi, ranchera, and Tejano) recordings." [4] As a result, this category is now named Best Regional Mexican Music Album (including Tejano).

Mexican singer Vicente Fernandez holds the record for the most wins in this category, with two. Mariachi Divas de Cindy Shea holds the record for the most nominations, with five. As of 2019, Mexican band Banda el Recodo is the most nominated act without a win, with three unsuccessful nominations.

Mariachi Divas de Cindy Shea

The Mariachi Divas de Cindy Shea is an all-female mariachi band based in Los Angeles, California. The band was founded in 1999 by Cindy Shea. In 2009, they became the first all-female mariachi band ever to be nominated for a Grammy Award, and the first to win one. As of 2016, the band has been nominated for seven Grammy awards, winning twice. They are the official mariachi band of the Disneyland resort. In May 2014, they headlined the opening of a new dinner theater in Anaheim, California dedicated exclusively to mariachi music.

Banda el Recodo Mexican band

Banda Sinaloense el Recodo de Don Cruz Lizárraga, often referred to as Banda el Recodo, is a Mexican banda formed in Mazatlán, Sinaloa, México in 1938; it has been under the direction of the Lizárraga family. Banda el Recodo has performed with such popular artists as Juan Gabriel and Pedro Infante.

Recipients

2013 winner Lila Downs. Lila Downs-Congress Theater2.jpg
2013 winner Lila Downs.
2014 winners Mariachi Divas de Cindy Shea. Mariachi Divas.jpg
2014 winners Mariachi Divas de Cindy Shea.
Two-time winner Vicente Fernandez, including the last one in 2017 in his retirement. Vicente Fernandez.jpg
Two-time winner Vicente Fernández, including the last one in 2017 in his retirement.
YearPerforming artistWorkNomineesRef.
2012 Pepe Aguilar Bicentenario
[5]
2013 Lila Downs Pecados y Milagros
[6]
2014 Mariachi Divas de Cindy Shea A Mi Manera
[7]
2015 Vicente Fernandez Mano a Mano – Tangos a la Manera de Vicente Fernández
[8] [9]
2016 Los Tigres del Norte Realidades (Deluxe Edition)
  • Banda El Recodo De Don Cruz Lizarraga – Mi Vicio Mas Grande
  • La Maquinaria Norteña – Ya Dime Adiós
  • Los Cojolites – Zapateando
  • Mariachi Los Camperos De Nati CanoTradición, Arte y Passión
[10]
2017 Vicente Fernández Un Azteca En El Azteca, Vol. 1
[11]
2018 Aida Cuevas Arrieros Somos – Sesiones Acústicas
[12]
2019 Luis Miguel ¡México Por Siempre!
[13]

See also

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