17th Latin Grammy Awards 2016

The Latin Grammys recognize outstanding achievement in music that is mostly in Spanish or Portuguese.

17th Annual Latin Grammys 2016 Performers

Latin Grammy nominees were announced September 21, 2016.

The 17th Annual Latin Grammys are at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Thursday, November 17, 2016. Argentine-Mexican actor Sebastián Rulli and Puerto Rican singer-songwriter Roselyn Sánchez host the show. Watch it live on Univision at 8pm. A red carpet special “Noche de Estrellas” starts at 7pm.

17th Annual Latin Grammys 2016 Performers

Performers include Alexis y Fido; J Balvin; Banda Los Recoditos; Los Fabulosos Cadillacs; Farruko featuring Ky-Mani Marley; Joss Favela, Fonseca, Gente De Zona, Jesse & Joy, Juanes; Mon Laferte; Pablo López; Manuel Medrano; Laura Pausini; Prince Royce featuring Gerardo Ortiz; Las Tres Grandes: Eugenia León, Tania Libertad, and Guadalupe Pineda; Diego Torres featuring Rachael Platten; Carlos Vives; Wisin; and Yandel.

17th Annual Latin Grammys 2016 Presenters

Presenters include nominees Bebe, Marilina Bertoldi, Paula Fernandes, Jacob Forever, Enrique Iglesias, ile, Poncho Lizarraga (Banda El Recodo), La Marisoul (La Santa Cecilia), Jesús “Chino” Miranda (Chino y Nacho), Niña Pastori, Luciano Pereyra, Sin Bandera, Tommy Torres, Julieta Venegas, and Charlie Zaa.

Additional presenters include Chicago Cubs infielder Javier Báez and pitcher Aroldis Chapman, actress Angelique Boyer, “Orange Is The New Black” actress Jackie Cruz, singer Becky G, Kany García, award-winning actor Diego Luna, legendary music arranger Eduardo Magallanes, Draco Rosa, and “Velvet” series actor Miguel Ángel Silvestre.

17th Annual Latin Grammy Nominees

Nominees were announced on September 21, 2016. Winners are bold.

1. Record of the Year

Record of the Year is awarded to singles or tracks.

  • “La Bicicleta” by Carlos Vives & Shakira (Colombian)
  • “Cuestión De Esperar” by Pepe Aguilar (Mexican-American)
  • “Se Puede Amar” by Pablo Alborán (Spanish)
  • “Me Faltarás” by Andrea Bocelli (Italian)
  • “Si Volveré” by Buika (Portuguese)
  • “Vidas Pra Contar” by Djavan (Brazilian)
  • “Duele El Corazón” by Enrique Iglesias (Spanish) Featuring Wisin (Puerto Rican)
  • “Ecos De Amor” by Jesse & Joy (Mexican)
  • “Lado Derecho Del Corazón” by Laura Pausini (Italian)
  • “Iguales” by Diego Torres (Argentine)

2. Album of the Year

Album of the Year is awarded to albums with mostly new material.

  • “Los Dúo 2” by Juan Gabriel (Mexican)
  • “Tour Terral Tres Noches En Las Ventas” by Pablo Alborán (Spanish)
  • “Cinema (Edición En Español)” by Andrea Bocelli (Italian)
  • “Mil Ciudades” by Andrés Cepeda (Colombian)
  • “Vidas Pra Contar” by Djavan (Brazilian)
  • “Conexión” by Fonseca (Colombian)
  • “Un Besito Más” by Jesse & Joy (Mexican)
  • “¿Donde Están?” by José Lugo & Guasábara Combo (Puerto Rican)
  • “Buena Vida” by Diego Torres (Argentine)
  • “Algo Sucede” by Julieta Venegas (Mexican-American)

3. Song of the Year

Song of the Year is a songwriter’s award. The song has to be sung mostly in Spanish or Portuguese.

  • “La Bicicleta” by Carlos Vives & Shakira (Colombian)
  • “A Chama Verde” by John Finbury (American) Featuring Marcella Camargo (Brazilian-American)
  • “Bajo El Agua” by Manuel Medrano (Colombian)
  • “Céu” by Celso Fonseca (Brazilian)
  • “Duele El Corazón” by Enrique Iglesias (Spanish) Featuring Wisin (Puerto Rican)
  • “Ecos De Amor” by Jesse & Joy (Mexican)
  • “En Ésta No” by Sin Bandera (Mexican)
  • “Es Como El Día” by Kevin Johansen (American-Argentine) + The Nada (Argentine)
  • “Hermanos” by Fito Páez (Argentine) & Moska (Brazilian)
  • “La Tormenta” by Los Fabulosos Cadillacs (Argentine)

4. Best New Artist

Best New Artist is awarded to artists whose albums are successful in regional markets, but have not yet gone global.

  • Manuel Medrano (Colombian)
  • Sophia Abrahão (Brazilian)
  • Alex Anwandter (Chilean)
  • The Chamanas (Mexican-American)
  • Esteman (Colombian)
  • Joss Favela (Mexican)
  • iLe (Puerto Rican)
  • Mon Laferte (Chilean)
  • Morat (Colombian)
  • Ian Ramil (Brazilian)

Pop Field

These are Spanish-language albums only.

5. Best Contemporary Pop Vocal Album

  • “Un Besito Más” by Jesse & Joy (Mexican)
  • “Tour Terral Tres Noches En Las Ventas” by Pablo Alborán (Spanish)
  • “El Mundo y Los Amantes Inocentes” by Pablo López (Spanish)
  • “#Tumano” by Luciano Pereyra (Argentine)
  • “Des/Amor” by Reik (Mexican)

6. Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album

  • “Los Dúo 2” by Juan Gabriel (Mexican)
  • “Lleno De Vida” by Adrián
  • “Cinema (Edición En Español)” by Andrea Bocelli (Italian)
  • “Mil Ciudades” by Andrés Cepeda (Colombian)
  • “Buena Vida” by Diego Torres (Argentine)

Urban Field

7. Best Urban Fusion/Performance

Best Urban Fusion/Performance is for singles or tracks.

  • “Encantadora” by Yandel (Puerto Rican)
  • “Una En Un Millón” by Alexis y Fido (Puerto Rican)
  • “Cumbia Anthem” by El Dusty (American) Featuring Happy Colors (Dominican)
  • “Hasta Que Se Seque El Malecón” by Jacob Forever (Cuban)
  • “Pra Todas Elas” by Tubarão Featuring Maneirinho & Anitta (Brazilian)

8. Best Urban Music Album

  • “Energía” by J Balvin (Colombian)
  • “Luz” by El B (British)
  • “Sobre Crianças, Quadris, Pesadelos E Lições De Casa…” by Emicida (Brazilian)
  • “Visionary” by Farruko (Puerto Rican)
  • “Despierta” by Arianna Puello (Dominican-Spanish)

9. Best Urban Song

Best Urban Song is a songwriter’s award.

  • “Encantadora” by Yandel (Puerto Rican)
  • “A Donde Voy” by Cosculluela Featuring Daddy Yankee (Puerto Rican)
  • “Acérate” by De La Ghetto (New York Puerto Rican)
  • “12 Rosas” by David Rolas Featuring Fulanito (Dominican-American) & Sito Rocks (American)
  • “Hardcore & Feroz” by Arianna Puello (Dominican-Spanish)

Rock Field

Portuguese-language recordings are eligible in the Portuguese Language Field.

10. Best Rock Album

Note how Argentines dominate this category. When Rock started in Spanish, there were Mexican cover bands, but it was Argentines who started writing Rock songs in Spanish.

  • “La Salvación De Solo y Juan” by Los Fabulosos Cadillacs (Argentine)
  • “Y Lo Dejamos Venir” by Andrea Álvarez (Argentine)
  • “Sexo con Modelos” by Marilina Bertoldi (Argentine)
  • “Biblia Ovni” by Massacre (Argentine)
  • “Los Amigo” by Spinetta (Argentine)

11. Best Pop/Rock Album

  • “Algo Sucede” by Julieta Venegas (Mexican-American)
  • “8” by Carmelos De Cianuro (Venezuelan)
  • “Universos Paralelos” by Jotdog (Mexican)
  • “Buenaventura” by La Santa Cecilia (Mexican-American)
  • “Meteoros” by Meteoros (Argentine) Hi Didi!

12. Best Rock Song

Best Rock Song is a songwriter’s award for singles or tracks.

  • “La Tormenta” by Los Fabulosos Cadillacs (Argentine)
  • “Abismo” by Caramelos De Cianuro (Venezuelan)
  • “Fantasma Soy” by Gustavo Cordera (Argentine)
  • “Nada Salvaje” by Eruca Sativa (Argentine)
  • “Niña Dios” by Massacre (Argentine)

Alternative Field

The Alternative Field is supposed to be for music outside the mainstream music consciousness.

13. Best Alternative Music Album

  • “L.H.O.N.” by Illya Kuryaki & The Valderramas (Argentine)
  • “Cambio De Piel” by Bebe (Spanish)
  • “Caótica Belleza” by Esteman (Mexican)
  • “Mon Laferte – Vol. 1” by Mon Laferte (Mexican)
  • “Amor Supremo” by Carla Morrison (Mexican)

14. Best Alternative Song

  • “Vez Primera” by Carla Morrison (Mexican)
  • “Ángeles y Serafines” by Sig Ragga (Argentine)
  • “Averno, El Fantasma” by Los Fabulosos Cadillacs (Argentine)
  • “Deus” by Vitrola Sintética (Brazilian)
  • “Es Como El Día” by Kevin Johansen (American-Argentine) + The Nada (Argentine)

Tropical Field

Tropical is Caribbean. Portuguese-language music is not eligible in this field.

15. Best Salsa Album

  • “Intensamente India Con Canciones De Juan Gabriel” by India (Puerto Rican)
  • “35 Aniversario” by Grupo Niche (Colombian)
  • “¿Dónde Están?” by José Lugo & Guasábara Combo (Puerto Rican)
  • “Mi Ritmo Es Bueno” by Bobby Valentín (Puerto Rican)
  • “Tronco Viejo” by Johnny Ventura (Dominican)

16. Best Cumbia/Vallenato Album

  • “Homenaje (A La Música De Diomedes Díaz)” by Fonseca (Colombian)
  • “Imparables” by El Gran Martín Elías y Rolando Ochoa (Colombian)
  • “Desde El Fondo” by Kuisitambó (Colombian)
  • “Vestirte De Amor” by Pipe Peláez (Venezuelan) y Manuel Julián (Colombian)
  • “Mujeres Por Colombia – Vallenato Volúmen 2” produced by José Gaviria & Fernando Tobón (Colombian)

17. Best Contemporary Tropical Album

  • “Guaco Histórico 2” by Guaco (Venezuela)
  • “Merengue Y Sentimiento” by Héctor Acosta “El Torito” (Dominican)
  • “Vivito y Coleando” by David Calzado y Su Charanga Habanera (Cuban)
  • “En La Sala Con El Joe” by Toño Restrepo (Colombian)
  • “Toda La Vida” by Daniel Santacruz (Dominican-American)
  • “Mi Mejor Regalo” by Charlie Zaa (Colombian)

18. Best Traditional Tropical Album

Best Traditional Tropical Album is for music in the Son, Danzón, Guaracha, or Bomba styles.

  • “La Sonora Santanera En Su 60 Aniversario” by La Sonora Santanera (Mexican)
  • “Pa’ Tío Simón” by Rafael Pollo Brito (Venezuelan)
  • “El Malquerido: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack” by Jesús “Chino” Miranda (Venezuelan)
  • “El Más Grande Y Universal” by Septeto Nacional Ignacio Piñeiro (Cuban)
  • “Cuba Y Puerto Rico Son…” produced by Luis Amed Irizarry (Puerto Rican)

19. Best Tropical Fusion Album

Best Tropical Fusion Album is for classic tropical rhythms such as Salsa, Merengue, Vallenato, Cumbia, and Bachata, mixed with cutting edge sounds such as Electronic, Rock, and Pop.

  • “Visualízate” by Gente De Zona (Cuban)
  • “Full Hd” by Cali Flow Latino (Colombian)
  • “Pregoneros De La Calle” by Cosa Nuestra (Puerto Rican)
  • “Levántate” by Explosión Negra (Colombian)
  • “Genera” by Treo (Venezuelan)

20. Best Tropical Song

Best Tropical Song is a songwriter’s award.

  • “Vine A Buscarte” by Fonseca (Colombian)
  • “Esta Noche Hay Fiesta” by Maia (Colombian)
  • “La Bala” by Johnny Ventura (Dominican) Featuring Gilberto Santa Rosa (Puerto Rican)
  • “La Carretera” by Prince Royce (Dominican New Yorker)
  • “No Me Daba Cuenta” by Gabriel C

Singer-Songwriter Field

21. Best Singer-Songwriter Album

Best Singer-Songwriter Album is for solo artists and duos.

  • “Manuel Medrano” by Manuel Medrano (Mexican)
  • “Todavía” by Francisco Céspedes (Cuban)
  • “Vidas Pra Contar” by Djavan (Brazilian)
  • “Arde Estocolmo” by Pedro Guerra (Spanish)
  • “Mis Américas, Vol. 1/2” by Kevin Johansen (American-Argentine) + The Nada (Argentine)
  • “Auténtico” by Alejandro Lerner (Argentine)

Regional Mexican Field

Regional Mexican is the most popular Latin music in the United States.

22. Best Ranchero/Mariachi Album

Best Ranchero/Mariachi Album is not being awarded this year because of a lack of entries.

23. Best Banda Album

  • “Raíces” by Banda El Recodo De Cruz Lizárraga (Mexican)
  • “Mis Ídolos, Hoy Mis Amigos!!!” by Julión Álvarez (Mexican)
  • “Me Está Gustando” by Banda Los Recoditos (Mexican)
  • “Tengo Ganas De Ser Fiel” by Banda Troyana (Mexican)
  • “A Todo Volumen” by La Séptima Banda (Mexican)

24. Best Tejano Album

  • “Por Cielo Y Tierra” by Michael Salgado (Mexican)
  • “Mucho Mas Que Amor” by Ram Herrera (Mexican)
  • “La Historia De La Musica Tejana” by The Legends (Mexican)
  • “Vulnerable A Ti” by Marian y Mariel (Mexican)
  • “Un Amigo Tendrás” by Jay Pérez (Mexican)

25. Best Norteño Album

  • “Desde El Azteca” by Los Tigres Del Norte (Mexican)
  • “Hecho A Mano” by Joss Favela (Mexican)
  • “Highway” by Intocable (Mexican)
  • “Tierra Mojada” by Los Ramones De Nuevo León (Mexican)
  • “Tributo A Los Alegres De Terán” by Pesado (Mexican)

26. Best Regional Mexican Song

  • “Ataúd” by Los Tigres Del Norte (Mexican-American)
  • “Amor De Los Pobres” by La Original Banda El Limón De Salvador Lizárraga (Mexican)
  • “Me Está Gustando” by Banda Los Recoditos (Mexican)
  • “Te Dirán” by La Adictiva Banda San José De Mesillas (Mexican)
  • “Volví Pa’l Pueblo” by Joan Sebastian (Mexican)

Instrumental Field

27. Best Instrumental Album

  • “Samba De Chico” by Hamilton de Holanda (Brazilian)
  • “Mercosul” by Víctor Biglione (Brazilian)
  • “Donato Elétrico” by João Donato (Brazilian)
  • “Argentum” by Carlos Franzetti (Argentine)
  • “Mosaico” by Bruno Miranda (Brazilian)

Traditional Field

28. Best Folk Album

  • “En Armonías Colombianas” by Palo Cruza´O (Colombian)
  • “En Las Islas Canarias” by (Puerto Rican)
  • “Gira” by Los Huayra (Argentine)
  • “Primavera” by Nahuel Pennisi (Argentine)
  • “Fados Do Fado” by Marco Rodrigues (Portuguese)

29. Best Tango Album

  • “Cuando Llora La Milonga” by Nicolás Ledesma y Su Orquesta (Argentine)
  • “Gardel Sinfónico” by Ariel Ardit & Filarmónica De Medellín (Colombian). Medellín, Colombia has a strong Tango culture.
  • “Sax To Tango” by Julio Botti, Pablo Ziegler & Saul Zaks Conducting The University Of Southern Denmark Symphony Orchestra (Argentine)
  • “… Tangamente” by Omar Mollo (Argentine)
  • “Carlos Gardel Original” by Leonardo Pastore (Argentina)

30. Best Flamenco Album

  • “Ámame Como Soy” by Niña Pastori (Spanish)
  • “Rompiendo El Silencio” by Remedios Amaya (Spanish)
  • “Doy La Cara” by José Mercé (Spanish)
  • “Directo En El Círculo Flamenco De Madrid” by Antonio Reyes y Diego Del Morao (Spanish)
  • “Magnética” by María Toledo (Spanish)

Jazz Field

31. Best Latin Jazz Album

  • “Cuba: The Conversation Continues” by Arturo O’Farrill & The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra (Cuban New Yorkers)
  • “Jobim Jazz (Ao Vivo)” by Mario Adnet (Brazilian)
  • “Tropical Infinito” by Antonio Adolfo (Brazilian)
  • “Between Brothers” by Raul Agraz (Venezuelan)
  • “Big Band” by Carrera Quinta (Colombian)

Christian Field

32. Best Christian Album (Spanish Language)

  • “25 Años” by Marcos Vidal (Spanish)
  • “Eterno (Live)” by Christine D’Clario (American)
  • “Ciudad De Luz” by Generasion (Venezuelan)
  • “Alex Sampedro” by Alex Sampedro (Spanish)
  • “Deseo Tu Gloria” by Emir Sensini (Argentine)

33. Best Portuguese Language Christian Album

  • “Deus Não Te Rejeita” by Anderson Freire (Brazilian)
  • “Graça Quase Acústico {rs}” by Paulo César Baruk (Brazilian)
  • “A Vida Num Segundo” by Ceremonya (Brazilian)
  • “Deus No Esconderijo Do Verso” by Padre Fabio De Melo (Brazilian)
  • “Reaprender” by Adelso Freire (Brazilian)

Portuguese Language Field

34. Best Portuguese Language Contemporary Pop Album

  • “Tropix” by Céu (Brazilian)
  • “Troco Likes” by Tiago Iorc (Brazilian)
  • “Território Conquistado” by Larissa Luz (Brazilian)
  • “Mundo” by Mariza (Portuguese)
  • “Leve Embora” by Thiago Ramil (Brazilian)

35. Best Portuguese Language Rock Album

Best Portuguese Language Rock Album was a tie.

 

  • “Derivacivilização” by Ian Ramil (Brazilian)
  • “Éter” by Scalene (Brazilian)

 

 

  • “Manual” by Boogarins (Brazilian)
  • “Canções De Exílio” by Jay Vaquer (Brazilian)
  • “Distante Em Algum Lugar” by Versalle (Brazilian)

36. Best Samba/Pagode Album

  • “De Bem Com A Vida” by Martinho da Vila (Brazilian)
  • “Notícias Dum Brasil 4” by Eduardo Gudin (Brazilian)
  • “Tem Mineira No Samba” by Corina Magalhães (Brazilian)
  • “Na Veia” by Rogê & Arlindo Cruz (Brazilian)
  • “Sambas Para Mangueira” produced by Rildo Hora (Brazilian)

37. Best Musica Popular Brasileira Album

  • “A Mulher Do Fim Do Mundo” by Elza Soares (Brazilian)
  • “Dilúvio” by Dani Black (Brazilian)
  • “Todo Caminho É Sorte” by Roberta Campos (Brazilian)
  • “Like Nice” by Celso Fonseca (Brazilian)
  • “Delírio” by Roberta Sá (Brazilian)

38. Best Sertaneja Music Album

Sertaneja is Brazilian country music.

  • “Amanhecer” by Paula Fernandes (Brazilian)
  • “Bar Do Leo” by Leonardo (Brazilian)
  • “Adivinha” by Lucas Lucco (Brazilian)
  • “Baile Do Teló” by Michel Teló (Brazilian)
  • “Sóis” by João Victor (Brazilian)

39. Best Brazilian Roots Album

  • “AR” by Almir Sater & Renato Teixeira (Brazilian)
  • “No Forró Do Seu Rosil” by Lucy Alves & Clã Brasil (Brazilian)
  • “Heraldo Do Monte” by Heraldo do Monte (Brazilian)
  • “Cordas, Gonzaga E Afins” by Elba Ramalho (Brazilian)
  • “A Luneta E Tempo – Trilha Sonora Original De Alceu Valença” by Alceu Valença (Brazilian)

40. Best Portuguese Language Song

Best Portuguese Language Song is a songwriter’s award.

  • “Vidas Pra Contar” by Djavan (Brazilian)
  • “Amei Te Ver” by Tiago Iorc (Brazilian)
  • “D De Destino” by Almir Sater & Renato Teixeira (Brazilian)
  • “Maior” by Dani Black Featuring Milton Nascimento (Brazilian)
  • “Maria Da Vila Matilde (Porque Se A Da Penha É Brava, Imagina A Da Vila Matilde)” by Elza Soares (Brazilian)

Children’s Field

41. Best Latin Children’s Album

  • “Arriba Abajo” by 123 Andrés (Colombian)
  • “1,2,3 Llega Navidad” by ClaraLuna (Spanish)
  • “Canciones De Sol” by Marta Gómez (Colombian)
  • “Canciones De Cri Cri ‘El Grillo Cantor'” by Omara Portuondo (Cuban)
  • “Canciones Y Palabras, Vol. 1” by various artists

42. Best Classical Album

  • “El Hilo Invisible (Cantos Sefaradíes)” by Cuarteto Latinoamericano & Jaramar (Mexican)
  • “Biber: Baroque Splendor”
  • “Danzas En Todos Los Tiempos”
  • “Durón: Lagrimas, Amor. . .”
  • “José Serebrier Conducts Samuel Adler” (Uruguayan)

43. Best Classical Contemporary Composition

  • “Cuarteto Para Buenos Aires” by Claudia Montero (Argentine)
  • “Beyond The Silence Of Sorrow” by Roberto Sierra (Puerto Rican)
  • “Jardín Del Adiós” by Fernando Otero (Argentine)
  • “Mi Familia” by Gustavo Casenave (Uruguayan)
  • “Sonata De Los Viajeros” by Brasil Guitar Duo (Brazilian)

Recording Package Field

44. Best Recording Package

  • “El Poeta Halley” by Sergio Mora (Spanish)
  • “Atlas” by Lisa Akerman Stefanelli (Brazilian)
  • “Impredecible” by Goster
  • “Relevante” by Marcus Mota
  • “Umbral” by Goster

Production Field

45. Best Engineered Album

  • Tropix (Brazilian)
  • Delírio
  • Like Nice
  • Magnética
  • Samba De Chico

46. Producer of the Year

  • Rafa Arcaute (Argentine)
  • Eduardo Cabra (Puerto Rican)
  • Moogie Canazio (Brazilian)
  • “Kim Fanlo” (Spanish)
  • Rafa Sardina (Spanish)

Music Video Field

47. Best Music Video Short Form

Best Music Video Short Form is for individual tracks or promotional clips.

  • “Gallo Negro” by Illya Kuryaki & The Valderramas (Argentine)
  • “Siempre Es Viernes En Mi Corazón” by Alex Anwandter (Chilean)
  • “Verte Ya” by Gustavo Casas y Los Que Buscan (Venezuelan)
  • “Lo Más Bonito Del Mundo” by Delafé (Spanish)
  • “Comix” by El Guincho Featuring Mala Rodríguez (Spanish)

48. Best Music Video Long Form

Best Music Video Long Form is for video albums (albums with more than one video).

  • “Sirope Vivo” by Alejandro Sanz (Spanish)
  • “Desde Adentro – Impuesto De Fe (En Vivo)” by Babasónicos (Argentine)
  • “10 Años Con Bebe” by Bebe (Spanish)
  • “Justo Ahora y Siempre” by Dvicio (Spanish)
  • “Primera Fila” by Las Tres Grandes: Eugenia León, Tania Libertad & Guadalupe Pineda (Mexican)


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