Grammy Award for Best Tropical Latin Album

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Grammy Award for Best Tropical Latin Album
Awarded forquality vocal or instrumental tropical latin albums
CountryUnited States
Presented by National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences
First awarded1984
Last awardedpresent
Website grammy.com

The Grammy Award for Best Tropical Latin 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 tropical latin musicgenres. 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.

Tropical music is a category used in the music industry to denote Latin music from the Caribbean. It encompasses music from the Spanish-speaking islands and coasts of the Caribbean, as well as genres rooted in this region such as salsa.

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According to the 54th Grammy Awards description guide the award is intended "for albums containing at least 51% playing time of new vocal or instrumental tropical Latin recordings". This category includes all forms of traditional tropical music, salsa and merengue. [3]

Salsa music Latin American dance music genre

Salsa music is a popular dance music genre that initially arose in New York City during the 1960s. Salsa is the product of various musical genres including the Cuban son montuno, guaracha, cha cha chá, mambo, and to a certain extent bolero, and the Puerto Rican bomba and plena. Latin jazz, which was also developed in New York City, has had a significant influence on salsa arrangers, piano guajeos, and instrumental soloists.

Merengue music music genre originating in the Dominican Republic

Merengue is a type of music and dance originating in the Dominican Republic, which has become a very popular genre throughout Latin America, and also in several major cities in the United States which have Hispanic communities.

This award has been handed out since 1984 and has had several name changes:

The Grammy Award for Best Salsa Album was awarded from 2000 to 2003. In its first year the award was titled Best Salsa Performance. In 2004 this award was combined with the award for Best Merengue Album as the Grammy Award for Best Salsa/Merengue Album.

The Grammy Award for Best Merengue Album was awarded from 2000 to 2003. In its first year the award was titled Best Merengue Performance. In 2004 this award was combined with the award for Best Salsa Album as the Grammy Award for Best Salsa/Merengue Album.

The Grammy Award for Best Salsa/Merengue Album was first awarded in 2004. Before 2004 the awards for Best Salsa Album and Merengue Album were separate.

Rubén Blades has the record for most wins in this category with five accolades. He is followed by Israel López "Cachao" with four wins (one of which was a posthumous one, in 2012). Gloria Estefan, Eddie Palmieri, and Tito Puente all have three wins. Two-time winners include Juan Luis Guerra and Bebo Valdés. Blades holds the record for most nominations with ten. Willie Colón holds the record for most nominations without a win, with eight.

Rubén Blades Panamanian singer, actor, politician and activist

Rubén Blades Bellido de Luna, known professionally as Rubén Blades, is a Panamanian singer, songwriter, actor, musician, activist, and politician, performing musically most often in the Afro-Cuban, salsa, and Latin jazz genres. As a songwriter, Blades brought the lyrical sophistication of Central American nueva canción and Cuban nueva trova as well as experimental tempos and politically inspired Nuyorican salsa to his music, creating "thinking persons' (salsa) dance music". Blades has written dozens of hit songs, including "Pedro Navaja", "El Cantante", and "Patria", which many Panamanians consider their second national anthem. He has won eight Grammy Awards and five Latin Grammy Awards.

Cachao Cuban musician

Israel López Valdés, better known as Cachao, was a Cuban double bassist and composer. Cachao is widely known as the co-creator of the mambo and a master of the descarga. Throughout his career he also performed and recorded in a variety of music styles ranging from classical music to salsa. An exile in the United States since the 1960s, he only achieved international fame following a career revival in the 1990s.

Gloria Estefan Cuban-American singer-songwriter, actress and entrepreneur

Gloria Estefan is a Cuban-American singer, songwriter, actress, and businesswoman. She started her career as the lead singer in the group "Miami Latin Boys" which later became known as Miami Sound Machine.

Recipients

Year [I] Performing artistWorkNomineesRef.
1984 Tito Puente and his Latin EnsembleOn Broadway
1985 Eddie Palmieri Palo Pa' Rumba
[4]
1986 Eddie Palmieri Solito
[5]
1987 Rubén Blades Escenas
[6]
1988 Eddie Palmieri La Verdad – The Truth
[7]
1989 Rubén Blades and Son del SolarAntecedente
[8]
1990 Celia Cruz and Ray Barretto Ritmo en el Corazón
[9]
1991 Tito Puente Lambada Timbales
[10]
1992 Juan Luis Guerra Bachata Rosa
[11]
1993 Linda Ronstadt Frenesí
[12]
1994 Gloria Estefan Mi Tierra
[13]
1995 Israel López "Cachao" Master Sessions Vol. 1
[14]
1996 Gloria Estefan Abriendo Puertas
[15]
1997 Rubén Blades La Rosa de los Vientos
[16]
1998 Ry Cooder Buena Vista Social Club [17]
1999 Marc Anthony Contra La Corriente
[18]
2000 Tito Puente Mambo Birdland
[19]
2001 Gloria Estefan Alma Caribeña
[20]
2002 Carlos Vives Déjame Entrar
[21]
2003 Bebo Valdés with Israel López "Cachao" and Carlos "Patato" Valdés El Arte del Sabor
[22]
2004 Ibrahim Ferrer Buenos Hermanos
  • Poetas del Son – Septeto Nacional Ignacio Pineiro
  • Pasado y Presente – Soneros de Verdad presents Rubalcaba
  • Barbarito TorresBarbarito Torres
  • Bajando GervasioAmadito Valdés
[23]
2005 Israel López "Cachao" Ahora Si!
  • Angel Meléndez and the 911 Mambo Orchestra – Angel Meléndez and the 911 Mambo Orchestra
  • Inólvidable – Cándido & Graciela
  • Flor de AmorOmara Portuondo
  • Recuerda a Beny Moré – Tropicana All Stars
[24]
2006 Bebo Valdés Bebo de Cuba
[25]
2007 Gilberto Santa Rosa Directo al Corazón
[26]
2008 Juan Luis Guerra La Llave de Mi Corazón
[27]
2009 José Feliciano Señor Bachata
[28]
2010 Luis Enrique Ciclos
[29]
2011 Spanish Harlem Orchestra Viva La Tradición [30]
2012 Israel López "Cachao" The Last Mambo
  • Edwin Bonilla – Homenaje A Los Buenos
  • José Rizo's Mongorama – Monograma
[31]
2013 Marlow Rosado and La RiqueñaRetro
[32]
2014 Pacific Mambo Orchestra Pacific Mambo Orchestra
[33]
2015 Carlos Vives Más Corazón Profundo
[34]
2016 Rubén Blades with Roberto Delgado & Orquesta Son de Panamá
[35]
2017 Jose Lugo & Guasábara ComboDonde Están?
[36]
2018 Rubén Blades con Roberto Delgado & Orquesta Salsa Big Band
[37]
2019 Spanish Harlem Orchestra Anniversary
  • Charlie Aponte - Pa' Mi Gente
  • Formell Y Los Van Van - Legado
  • Orquesta Akokán - Orquesta Akokán
  • Felipe Peláez - Ponle Actitud
[38]

See also

The Latin Grammy Award for Best Traditional Tropical Album is an honor presented annually at the Latin Grammy Awards, a ceremony that recognizes excellence and creates a wider awareness of cultural diversity and contributions of Latin recording artists in the United States and internationally. The award goes to solo artists, duos, or groups for releasing vocal or instrumental albums containing at least 51% of new recordings in the traditional tropical music category which includes genres such as son, danzón, guaracha and bomba interpreted in a traditional style.

The Latin Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Tropical Album is an honor presented annually at the Latin Grammy Awards, a ceremony that recognizes excellence and promotes a wider awareness of cultural diversity and contributions of Latin recording artists in the United States and internationally. According to the category description guide for the 13th Latin Grammy Awards, the award is for vocal or instrumental contemporary tropical albums containing at least 51 percent playing time of newly recorded material. It is awarded to solo artists or groups; if the work is a tribute album or collection of live performances, the award is presented only to the directors or producers.

The Lo Nuestro Award for Tropical Album of the Year is an honor presented annually by American television network Univision at the Lo Nuestro Awards. The accolade was established to recognize the most talented performers of Latin music. The nominees and winners were originally selected by a voting poll conducted among program directors of Spanish-language radio stations in the United States and also based on chart performance on Billboard Latin music charts, with the results being tabulated and certified by the accounting firm Deloitte. However, since 2004, the winners are selected through an online survey. The trophy awarded is shaped in the form of a treble clef.

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