Music’s biggest night gathered renowned artists of the past and present at the 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards in Los Angeles, Calif.
Many awards were announced prior the event in a pre-telecasted ceremony that was streamed on the Internet.
This included five Latino artists who can proudly take home a golden phonograph to mama, papa, los abuelitos and their country!
Puerto Rican and ex-Menudo, Robi ‘Draco’ Rosa, took home the GRAMMY for Best Latin Pop Album with “Vida,” beating Frankie J’s “Faith, Hope y Amor,” Aleks Syntek’s “Syntek,” Ricardo Montaner’s “Viajero Frecuente” and Tommy Torres’ “12 Historias.”
The award for Best Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Album goes to first-time winners, La Santa Cecilia, with their work in “Treinta Dias,” who happily tweeted the news to their fans and followers on Twitter.
Mariachi Divas de Cindy Shea beat out Banda Los Recoditos, Intocable, Paquita la del Barrio and Joan Sebastian for Best Regional Mexican Music Album (Including Tejano), with their production “A Mi Manera.”
The award for Best Tropical Latin Album did not go to Los Angeles Azules, Marc Anthony, Carlos Vives or Sergio George and the Salsa Giants; instead, Pacific Mambo Orchestra nailed the strong competitive win with their self-titled album.
The 19-piece Latin orchestra also tweeted their accomplishment.
The final Latino winners of the night were Paquito D’Rivera and Trio Corrente who took home the GRAMMY for Best Latin Jazz Album, surpassing Buika, Roberto Fonseca, Omar Sosa and Wayne Wallace Latin Jazz Quintet.
Although she was nominated in two categories, Latin salsa queen, Gloria Estefan, was unfortunate to not walk away with a GRAMMY this year.
In the end, the pre-telecast GRAMMY ceremony was a success, making many Latino artists first-time winners or winners once more.