For the third time in its history, the Latin Grammys went to a Colombian in its annual ceremony held in Las Vegas on Thursday night. It was a big night for singer J Balvin who won four of his six nominations including record of the year, song of the year, artist of the year and best male pop vocal album.
Although he wasn’t up for song of the year, Ester Dean, of Colombia, took home best album of the year for her solo effort, Caracol Esqueleto. Colombian music trio Los Horoscopos De Durango won best alternative album for their 2016 record, “Cuando Más Mas Sigue.”
The Latin Recording Academy is the branch of the Recording Academy that awards the Grammys. Proceeds from the Latin Grammys go to the “Latin Recording Academy Scholarship Fund,” according to the organization’s website.
Among the other winners:
Best urban music album for J Balvin
Record of the year for J Balvin featuring Ozuna
Song of the year for Fijacion Oral Vol II by CNCO featuring French Montana
Album of the year for “VIVA LA ZORRO” by José Luis Guerra and Willy William
Latin pop album for “Mi Gente” by Beyoncé
Latin rock, urban or alternative album for “MultiIndependencia” by Omara Portuondo
Best tropical music album for “Juan Gabriel: Querida” by Juan Gabriel
Regional Mexican song of the year for “No Baileras Nada” by Los Cojolites
Regional Mexican album for “Pa’ Fuera” by Pa’ Fuera de Salsa
Traditional Tropical Album for “3:00 AM” by Tommy Torres