List of Cuban Grammy Award winners and nominees

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The following is a list of Grammy Awards winners and nominees from Cuba:

Cuba Country in the Caribbean

Cuba, officially the Republic of Cuba, is a country comprising the island of Cuba as well as Isla de la Juventud and several minor archipelagos. Cuba is located in the northern Caribbean where the Caribbean Sea, Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic Ocean meet. It is east of the Yucatán Peninsula (Mexico), south of both the U.S. state of Florida and the Bahamas, west of Haiti and north of both Jamaica and the Cayman Islands. Havana is the largest city and capital; other major cities include Santiago de Cuba and Camagüey. The area of the Republic of Cuba is 110,860 square kilometres (42,800 sq mi). The island of Cuba is the largest island in Cuba and in the Caribbean, with an area of 105,006 square kilometres (40,543 sq mi), and the second-most populous after Hispaniola, with over 11 million inhabitants.

YearCategoryNominees(s)Nominated forResult
1976 Best Latin Recording Mongo Santamaría Afro-IndioNominated
1977 SofritoNominated
1978 DawnWon
1979 Mongo A La CarteNominated
1980 Irakere IrakereWon
1981 Irakere 2Nominated
1984 Best Tropical Latin Performance Mongo Santamaría Mongo MagicNominated
1986 Espiritu LibreNominated
1988 Best Latin Pop PerformanceMaria Conchita Alonso [1] Otra Mentira MasNominated
1990 Best Tropical Latin Performance Celia Cruz and Ray Barretto Ritmo en el CorazónWon
1993 Best Latin Pop Album Jon Secada Otro Día Más Sin Verte Won
1994 Maria Conchita Alonso ImáginameNominated
1996 Jon Secada AmorWon
Best Contemporary Jazz Album Pat Metheny Group [lower-alpha 1] We Live Here Won
1999 Best Tropical Latin Performance Chucho Valdés and Irakere Babalú AyéNominated
2003 Best Salsa Album Celia Cruz La Negra Tiene Tumbao Won
Best Salsa/Nerengue Album Regalo del Alma Won
Best Latin Pop Album Jorge Moreno MorenoNominated
2004 Best Salsa/Merengue Album Celia Cruz Regalo del Alma Won
2007 Best Latin Pop Album Fulano [2] IndividualNominated
2010 Best Contemporary World Music Album Omar Sosa Across the Divide: A Tale of Rhythm & AncestryNominated
2011 Best Latin Pop Album Alex Cuba Alex Cuba Nominated
2015 Best World Music Album Wu Man, Luis Conte and Daniel Ho [lower-alpha 2] Our World in SongNominated
2016 Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award Celia Cruz Won
Best Latin Pop Album Alex Cuba HealerNominated
2018 Lo Único ConstanteNominated
2019 Best Pop Vocal Album Camila Cabello Camila Nominated
Best Pop Solo Performance Havana (Live)Nominated

Notes

  1. The Pat Metheny Group is an American jazz fusion group. Luis Conte was one of the percussionists that performed on the album.
  2. Wu Man is a Chinese musician and Daniel Ho is an American musician.

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