59th Grammy Awards (2017)

Demi Lovato, Andrea Bocelli, and Louie Vega were among the 2017 Latin nominees for the 59th Grammy Awards (2017) announced December 6, 2016.

Cuban pianist Chucho Valdés, Mexico pop duo Jesse & Joy, Puerto Rican singer Ile, Mexican Ranchero Vicente Fernández, and Puerto Rican salseros Jose Lugo & Guasábara Combo were among 2017’s Grammy winners.

The Grammy Awards were broadcast live from Staples Center in Los Angeles, Sunday, February 12, 2017 at 8 pm on CBS.

Best Latin Jazz Album

Best Latin Jazz Album nominees were:

Puerto Rican New Yorker Andy González Entre Colegas, 
Brian Lynch & Various Artists (including Pedrito Martinez & Johnny Rivero) Madera Latino: A Latin Jazz Perspective On The Music Of Woody Shaw, 
Michael Spiro/Wayne Wallace La Orquesta Sinfonietta Canto América, 
Brazilian Trio Da Paz 30, 

The winner was Cuban piano legend Chucho Valdés Tribute To Irakere: Live In Marciac

Best Latin Pop Album

Best Latin Pop Album nominees were:
Guatemalan singer-songwriter Gaby Moreno Ilusión,
Italian singer-songwriter Laura Pausini Similares,
Colombian rockers Sanalejo Seguir Latiendo,
Argentine singer-songwriter Diego Torres, Buena Vida.

Mexican pop duo Jesse & Joy won with Un Besito Mas from Warner Music Mexico.

Best Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Album

Best Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Album nominees were:
Argentine duo Illya Kuryaki & The Valderamas L.H.O.N. (La Humanidad O Nosotros),
Mexican-American band La Santa Cecilia Buenaventura,
Panamanian-American hip-hoppers Los Rakas Los Rakas,
Mexican indie-pop singer-songwriter Carla Morrison Amor Supremo.

Puerto Rican singer-songwriter Ile (Calle 13) won for iLevitable on Sony Music Latin.

Best Regional Mexican Music Album (Including Tejano)

Best Regional Mexican Music Album (Including Tejano) nominees were:

Banda El Recodo De Cruz Lizárraga Raíces,
Joss Favela Hecho A Mano,
La Maquinaria Norteña Generación Maquinaria Est. 2006,
Mariachi Divas De Cindy Shea Tributo A Joan Sebastian Y Rigoberto Alfaro.

Vicente Fernández won for Un Azteca En El Azteca, Vol. 1 (En Vivo) on Sony Music Entertainment Mexico.

Best Tropical Latin Album

Best Tropical Latin Album nominees were:

Colombian singer-songwriter Fonseca Conexión,
Cuban dance rockers Formell Y Los Van Van La Fantasia Homenaje A Juan Formell,
Classic Colombian salseros Grupo Niche 35 Aniversario,
Classic Mexican son orchestra La Sonora Santanera La Sonora Santanera En Su 60 Aniversario.

Puerto Rican salseros Jose Lugo & Guasábara Combo won for Donde Están? on En Grande Music.

Best Pop Vocal Album

Mexican-American singer Demi Lovato’s Confident and Italian-American singer Ariana Grande’s Dangerous Woman were both nominated for Best Pop Vocal Album. That’s half the category. Not bad.

Adele won this category and was the night’s big winner.

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album

Italian classical tenor Andrea Bocelli’s Cinema was nominated for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album.

Willie Nelson took the trophy for Summertime: Willie Nelson Sings Gershwin.

Best Dance/Electronic Album

Legendary house DJ and Puerto Rican New Yorker Louie Vega had his first solo record Louie Vega Starring…XXVIII nominated for Best Dance/Electronic Album. It’s a great record that you can dance to, listen to, or just leave in the background.

Flume won for Skin.

Best Rap Song

Cuban, Puerto Rican New Yorker Fat Joe’s All the Way Up was nominated for Best Rap Song.

Hotline Bling was the winner.


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