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Latin Grammy Award for Record of the Year

The Latin Grammy Award for Record of the Year is an honor presented annually at the Latin Grammy Awards, a ceremony that recognizes excellence and creates a wider awareness of cultural diversity and contributions of Latin recording artists in the United States and internationally.[1] The award is given to the performers, producers, audio engineers and mastering engineer for new songs in Spanish or Portuguese language. The songs included on an album released the previous year of submission are also eligible only if they have not been submitted to competition before. Instrumental songs are also eligible.[2] Due to the increasing musical changes in the industry, from 2012 the category includes 10 nominees, according to a restructuration made by the academy for the four general categories: Song of the Year, Album of the Year, Best New Artist and Record of the Year.[3]

Latin Grammy Award for Record of the Year
Awarded forquality vocal or instrumental recording tracks
CountryUnited States
Presented byThe Latin Recording Academy
First awarded2000
Currently held byJorge Drexler, "Telefonía" (2018)

14 of the eighteen awarded songs have also earned the Latin Grammy for Song of the Year, which unlike this category, is given to the songwriters.[2] The exceptions to this were in 2000, 2009, 2013 and 2014 when "Dímelo" by Marc Anthony, "Aquí Estoy Yo" by Luis Fonsi featuring David Bisbal, Noel Schajris and Aleks Syntek, "Volví a Nacer" by Carlos Vives, and "Bailando" by Enrique Iglesias featuring Descemer Bueno and Gente De Zona, respectively, received the Song of the Year award without earning Record of the Year.

Alejandro Sanz has won the most awards in the category with five wins out of nine nominations, including the award received for "La Tortura", his collaboration with Colombian singer-songwriter Shakira. Sanz is followed by Calle 13, Jorge Drexler, Juanes and Shakira with two winning songs.[4] "Livin' la Vida Loca" by Puerto Rican singer Ricky Martin is the only song to be nominated for this award in its Spanish-language version and to receive the same distinction for the English language version at the 42nd Grammy Awards.[5] Most nominated songs were recorded in Spanish language, though "Esperando Na Janela" by Gilberto Gil, "Ja Sei Namorar" by Tribalistas, "A Festa" by Maria Rita, "Dois Rios" by Skank, "Arlequim Desconhecido" by Ivan Lins and The Metropole Orchestra, "Tua" by Maria Bethânia, "Atrás de Porta" by Ivete Sangalo, "Um Abraçaço" by Caetano Veloso, "Vidas Pra Contar" by Djavan, and "É Fake (Homem Barato)" by Anaadi, recorded in Portuguese language, were also nominated. In 2017, Colombian artist Maluma became the first performer to have three nominated songs in the same year.[6] Rafael Arcaute, Gustavo Santaolalla and Lulo Pérez are the most awarded producers, with two wins, while Benny Faccone, Anibal Kerpel and Thom Russo have received the most awards as engineers/mixers, with two each.



An asterisk (*) indicates the composition won Song of the Year as well.

Year[I] Winner(s) Work Nominees[II] Ref.
2000 Santana featuring Maná
 · engineered/mixed by Benny Faccone
 · produced by Fernando Olvera and K. C. Porter
"Corazón Espinado" [7]
2001 Alejandro Sanz
 · engineered/mixed by Roberto Cantele and Roberto Maccagno
 · produced by Emanuele Ruffinengo
"El Alma al Aire" * [8]
2002 Alejandro Sanz
 · engineered/mixed by Chris Brook and Eric Schilling
 · produced by Humberto Gatica
"Y Sólo Se Me Ocurre Amarte" * [9]
2003 Juanes
 · engineered/mixed by Anibal Kerpel and Thom Russo
 · produced by Gustavo Santaolalla
"Es Por Ti" * [10]
2004 Alejandro Sanz
 · engineered/mixed by Mick Guzauski and Rafa Sardina
 · produced by Lulo Pérez
"No Es Lo Mismo" * [11]
2005 Alejandro Sanz
 · engineered/mixed by Carlos Alvarez, Oscar Vinader and Rafa Sardina
 · produced by Lulo Pérez
"Tu No Tienes Alma" * [12]
2006 Shakira featuring Alejandro Sanz
 · engineered/mixed by Gustavo Celis, Kevin Killen and Ron Jabobs
 · produced by Léster Méndez
"La Tortura" * [13]
2007 Juan Luis Guerra
 · engineered/mixed by Luis Mansilla and Ronnie Torres
 · produced by Allan Leschhorn
"La Llave de Mi Corazón" * [14]
2008 Juanes
 · engineered/mixed by Anibal Kerpel and Thom Russo
 · produced by Gustavo Santaolalla
"Me Enamora" * [15]
2009 Calle 13 featuring Café Tacvba
 · engineered/mixed by Ivan Gutiérrez, Edgardo Matta and Omar Vivoni
 · produced by Rafael Arcaute
"No Hay Nadie Como Tú" [16]
2010 Camila
 · engineered/mixed by Gabriel Castañón, Benny Faccone and Peter Mokran
 · produced by Mario Domm
"Mientes" * [17]
2011 Calle 13 featuring Totó la Momposina, Susana Baca and Maria Rita
 · engineered/mixed by Felipe Alvarez, Arcaute, Eduardo Cabra, David Cárdenas, Iván Gutiérrez, Ramón Martínez, Edgardo Matta, Daniel Ovie and Carlos Velazquez
 · produced by Rafa Arcaute and Calle 13
"Latinoamérica" * [18]
2012 Jesse & Joy
 · engineered/mixed by Ainsley Adams, Dyre Gormsen, Thomas Juth
 · produced by Martín Terefe
"¡Corre!" * [19]
2013 Marc Anthony
 · engineered/mixed by Juan Mario Aracil, Julio Reyes Copello, Carlos Alvarez, Sergio George & Tom Coyne
 · produced by Marc Anthony, Sergio George & Julio Reyes Copello
"Vivir Mi Vida" [20]
2014 Jorge Drexler featuring Ana Tijoux
 · engineered/mixed by Carlos Barros, Carles Campi Campón, Néstor Cifuentes, Héctor Quídea, José María Rosillo, Simón Vélez & Bori Alarcón
 · produced by Carles Campi Campón, Jorge Drexler, Mario Galeano & Sebastián Merlín
"Universos Paralelos" [21]
2015 Natalia Lafourcade
 · engineered/mixed by Andrés Borda, Eduardo Del Águila, Demián Nava, Alan Ortiz Grande, Alan Saucedo, Sebastián Schon, Cesar Sogbe & José Blanco
 · produced by Natalia Lafourcade & Cachorro López
"Hasta la Raíz"* [22]
2016 Carlos Vives & Shakira
 · engineered/mixed by Luis Barrera Jr, Andrés Castro, Gustavo Celis, Carlos Hernández Carbonell, Andre Nascimbeni, Dave Clauss & Adam Ayan
 · produced by Andrés Castro, Luis Fernando Ochoa, Shakira & Carlos Vives
"La Bicicleta"* [23]
2017 Luis Fonsi featuring Daddy Yankee
 · engineered/mixed by Jaycen Joshua and Dave Kutch
 · produced by Mauricio Rengifo & Andrés Torres
 · Mauricio Rengifo, Luis Saldarriaga & Andrés Torres, recording engineers
"Despacito" [6]
2018 Jorge Drexler
 · mixed by Matías Cella
 · produced by Carles Campi Campón and Drexler
 · Carles Campi Campón and Ernesto García, recording engineers · Fred Kevorkian, mastering engineer
"Telefonía" [24]


^[I] Each year is linked to the article about the Latin Grammy Awards held that year.
^[II] Showing the name of the performer, the nominated song and in parentheses the record producer, and engineers/mixers name(s).

See alsoEdit



  • "Latin Grammy Award Winners". National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. Retrieved May 20, 2011. Note: User must select the "General Field" category as the genre under the search feature.


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