Latin Grammy Award for Best Alternative Music Album

The Latin Grammy Award for Best Alternative Music Album is an honor presented annually by the Latin Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences at the Latin Grammy Awards, a ceremony that recognizes excellence and promotes a wider awareness of cultural diversity and contributions of Latin recording artists in the United States and internationally.[1] According to the category description guide for the 2012 Latin Grammy Awards, the award is for vocal or instrumental alternative albums containing at least 51 percent newly recorded material. It is awarded to solo artists, duos or groups.[2]

Latin Grammy Award for Best Alternative Music Album
18th Annual Latin Grammy Awards
Awarded foralternative albums containing at least 51% of newly recorded material
CountryUnited States
Presented byThe Latin Recording Academy
First awarded2004
Currently held byCafé Tacuba, Jei Beibi (2017)
Websitelatingrammy.com

Mexican artists have received this award more than any other nationality, though it has also been presented to artists originating from Colombia, the United States, and Venezuela. The award was first given to Mexican group Café Tacuba for the album Cuatro Caminos at the 5th Latin Grammy Awards ceremony held in 2004.[3] Mexican performers Café Tacuba, Natalia Lafourcade, Julieta Venegas and the Colombian duo Aterciopelados are the only artists to have won in this category more than once. The Mexican band Kinky with four nominations is the band with most nominations without a win.

RecipientsEdit

 
Café Tacuba, the first winners in this category.
 
Ozomatli, the first and so far only American ensemble to win this category.
 
Two-time winner Julieta Venegas
Year[I] Performing artist(s) Work Nominees[II] Ref.
2004 Café Tacuba Cuatro Caminos [3]
2005 Ozomatli Street Signs [4]
2006 Julieta Venegas Limón y Sal [5]
2007 Aterciopelados Oye [6]
2008 Julieta Venegas MTV Unplugged [7]
2009 Los Amigos Invisibles Comercial [8]
2010 Ely Guerra Hombre Invisible
  • Banda de Turistas — Magical Radiophonic Heart
  • Bengala — Oro
  • El Cuarteto de Nos — Bipolar
  • Perrozompopo — CPC (Canciones Populares Contestatarias)
[9]
2011 Zoé MTV Unplugged/Música de Fondo
  • Doctor Krápula — Corazón Bombea/Vivo
  • Fidel Nadal — Forever Together
  • Carla Morrison — Mientras Tu Dormias
  • Mr. Pauer — Soundtrack
[10]
2012 Carla Morrison Déjenme Llorar [11]
2013 Natalia Lafourcade Mujer Divina: Homenaje a Agustín Lara [12]
2014 Babasónicos Romantisísmico
  • Caloncho — Fruta
  • Los Cafres — Los Cafres - 25 Años De Música!
  • Siddhartha — El Vuelo Del Pez
  • Sig Ragga — Aquelarre
2015 Natalia Lafourcade Hasta la Raíz [13]
2016 Illya Kuryaki & The Valderramas L.H.O.N. [14]
2017 Café Tacuba Jei Beibi
2018 Aterciopelados Claroscura

NotesEdit

^[I] Each year is linked to the article about the Latin Grammy Awards held that year.
^[II] The name of the performer and the nominated album.

ReferencesEdit

General

  • "Past Winners Search". Latin Grammy Awards. United States: Latin Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences. 2012. Archived from the original on 2012-10-07. Retrieved October 6, 2012.

Specific

  1. ^ "Sobre La Academia Latina de la Grabación". Latin Grammy Awards (in Spanish). United States: Latin Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences. Archived from the original on July 17, 2011. Retrieved July 17, 2011.
  2. ^ "Category Guide". Latin Grammy Awards. United States: Latin Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences. Archived from the original on October 1, 2012. Retrieved October 1, 2012.
  3. ^ a b "Lista de nominados al los Grammy Latinos" (in Spanish). Terra Networks México. Retrieved January 28, 2011.
  4. ^ Espinoza, Ramón (November 2, 2005). "Complete list of 6th annual Latin Grammy nominations". USA Today. Gannett Company. Archived from the original on October 7, 2012. Retrieved January 28, 2011.
  5. ^ "7th Annual Latin Grammy Winners List". Latin Grammy Awards. Latin Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences. 2006. Archived from the original on June 4, 2009. Retrieved October 5, 2012.
  6. ^ "Lista completa de nominados al Latin Grammy". Terra Networks (in Spanish). Telefónica. August 29, 2007. Archived from the original on October 7, 2012. Retrieved February 3, 2011.
  7. ^ "9th Annual Latin Grammy Awards". Los Angeles Times. Tribune Company. September 10, 2007. Archived from the original on August 4, 2014. Retrieved January 28, 2011.
  8. ^ "Conoce a los nominados a los Grammy Latinos". Terra Networks (in Spanish). Telefónica. September 19, 2009. Retrieved January 28, 2011.
  9. ^ "Latin Grammy nominees announced: Alejandro Sanz and Camila among top contenders". Los Angeles Times. Tribune Company. September 8, 2010. Retrieved January 28, 2011.
  10. ^ "Latin Grammys: The complete list of nominees". Los Angeles Times. Tribune Company. November 10, 2011. Archived from the original on October 7, 2012. Retrieved October 5, 2012.
  11. ^ "Alternative". Latin Grammy Awards. Latin Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences. 2012. Archived from the original on March 12, 2013. Retrieved March 31, 2013.
  12. ^ Khoshaba, Christy (November 21, 2013). "Latin Grammys 2013: The complete list of winners and nominees". Los Angeles Times. Tribune Company. Retrieved February 9, 2014.
  13. ^ "La lista completa de nominados a los Latin Grammy 2015" (in Spanish). infobae. September 23, 2015. Retrieved October 2, 2015.
  14. ^ Cobo, Leila (September 21, 2016). "Latin Grammys 2016 Nominations: See the Full List". Billboard. Retrieved September 21, 2016.

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