List of Spanish Grammy Award winners and nominees

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

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Winner(s) or Nominees(s) Year Category Nominated for Result
Alejandro Sanz 2004 Best Latin Pop Album No Es lo Mismo Won
2008 El Tren de los Momentos Won
2011 Paraiso Express Won
2016 Sirope Nominated
Braulio García 1988 En Bancarrota Nominated
1988 Best Latin Pop Performance Lo Bello y lo Prohibido Nominated
Yo-Yo Ma & The Silk Road Ensemble [lower-alpha 1] 2017 Best World Music Album Sing Me HomeWon
Duncan Dhu 1991 Best Latin Pop Album AutobiografiaNominated
Dyango 1989 Cae la Noche Nominated
1990 SuspirosNominated
Enrique Iglesias 1997 Enrique Iglesias Won
1998 Vivir Nominated
1999 Cosas del Amor Nominated
2001 Best Dance Recording Be With YouNominated
Gipsy Kings 1990 Best Contemporary Folk Recording BamboleoNominated
1992 Best World Music Album Este MundoNominated
1993 Gipsy Kings LiveNominated
1995 Love And LiberteNominated
1997 Tierra GitanaNominated
1998 CompasNominated
2005 Best Contemporary World Music Album Roots Nominated
2014 Best World Music Album [2] Savor Flamenco Won
Isabel Pantoja 1991 Best Latin Pop Album Se Me Enamora el AlmaNominated
José Luis Perales 1989 Sueño de LibertadNominated
Julio Iglesias [3] 1981 Best Latin Recording Hey Nominated
1983 Momentos Nominated
Willie Nelson [lower-alpha 2] and Julio Iglesias 1986 Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal "As Time Goes By" Nominated
Julio Iglesias 1988 Best Latin Pop Album Un Hombre Solo Won
1993 Calor Nominated
1995 La Carretera Nominated
1997 Tango Nominated
La Oreja de Van Gogh 2004 Lo Que te Conté Mientras te Hacías la Dormida Nominated
La Quinta Estacion 2010 Sin Frenos Won
Miguel Bosé 2008 Papito Nominated
Miguel Gallardo 1990 AmericaNominated
Niña Pastori 2015 RaizNominated
Pablo Alborán 2016 Terral Nominated
Paco de Lucía 2005 Best World Music Album Cositas Buenas Nominated
Plácido Domingo 1984 Best Latin Pop Album Besame Mucho Nominated
1985 Siempre en Mi Corazón — Always in My Heart Won
1995 De Mi Alma Latina Nominated
Raphael 1989 Las AparienciasNominated
1993 Ave FenixNominated
Rocío Dúrcal 1986 Best Mexican/Mexican-American Album Canta A Juan Gabriel Nominated
1996 Best Latin Pop Album Hay Amores Y Amores Nominated
2005 Best Mexican/Mexican-American Album Alma Ranchera Nominated
Vicente Amigo 2018 Best World Music Album Memoria de los SentidosNominated
Concha Buika 2013 Best Latin Jazz Album La Noche Más LargawasNominated
2018 Best World Music Album Para MiNominated
Camilo Sesto 1976 Best Latin Recording "Quieres Ser Mi Amante" Nominated
Shaila Durcal 2010 Best Regional Mexican Album Corazon RacheroNominated
Bebe 2010 Best Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Album Y. Nominated
The Three Tenors [lower-alpha 3] 1995 Album of the Year The Three Tenors in Concert 1994 Nominated
Best Pop Album Nominated
1991 Best Classical Vocal Performance Carreras Domingo Pavarotti in Concert Won
Best Classical Album Nominated
John McClure [lower-alpha 4] 1986 Best Cast Show Album West Side Story Won


  1. Christina Pato [1] was a member of a large musical collective, who performed on the album.
  2. Willie Nelson is an American musician.
  3. The Three Tenors consisted of José Carreras, Plácido Domingo and Luciano Pavarotti. Whilst Carreras and Domingo are Spanish nationals, Pavarotti was an Italian national, as such they are not necessarily a Spanish Act.
  4. The Grammy was awarded to McClure, an American producer, for the revival of West Side Story , written and conducted by Leonard Bernstein with performances by José Carreras and Kiri Te Kanawa.

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<i>Carreras Domingo Pavarotti in Concert</i> 1990 live album by The Three Tenors

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<i>The Three Tenors in Concert 1994</i> 1994 live album by The Three Tenors

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