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Latin Grammy Award for Record of the Year

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Country  United States
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Category of  Latin Grammy Award
First awarded  2000
Instituted  2000
Latin Grammy Award for Record of the Year
Awarded for  quality vocal or instrumental recording tracks
Currently held by  Carlos Vives & Shakira, "La Bicicleta" (2016)
Presented by  Latin Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences
People also search for  Latin Grammy Award for Song of the Year
Winners & Nominees  La BicicletaShakira - Carlos Vives - Sony Music Latin -, La Bicicleta, Winner, Si volveréConcha Buika - WM Spain - Martin Terefe -, Si volveré, Nominee, Duele el CorazónEnrique Iglesias - Wisin - RCA Records -, Duele el Corazón, Nominee, IgualesDiego Torres - Sony Music Latin - Julio Reyes Copello -, Iguales, Nominee, Lado derecho del corazónLaura Pausini - Paolo Carta - Warner Music Italy -, Lado derecho del corazón, Nominee, Me Faltarás (De "El Cartero Y Pablo Neruda")Andrea Bocelli - David Foster - Tony Renis -, Me Faltarás (De "El Cartero Y Pablo Neruda"), Nominee, Se Puede AmarPablo Alborán - WM Spain - Óscar Clavel, Se Puede Amar, Nominee, Ecos de AmorJesse & Joy - Jesse Huerta - Warner Music México -, Ecos de Amor, Nominee, Vidas Pra ContarDjavan - Sony Music Brazil - Marcelo Sabóia -, Vidas Pra Contar, Nominee, Cuestión de EsperarPepe Aguilar - Francisco Durán - Mauricio Durán -, Cuestión de Esperar, Nominee, Hasta la RaízNatalia Lafourcade - Cachorro López - Sony Music México -, Hasta la Raíz, Winner, Ella esJorge Drexler - Leonel García - Sony Music México -, Ella es, Nominee, Un Zombie a la IntemperieAlejandro Sanz - Universal Music Spain - SL - Tom Coyne -, Un Zombie a la Intemperie, Nominee, FiestaBomba Estéreo - Ricky Reed - Manny Marroquin -, Fiesta, Nominee, Ese CaminoJulieta Venegas - Cachorro López - Greg Calbi -, Ese Camino, Nominee, Será (Vida de hombre)Café Quijano - WM Spain - Manuel Quijano -, Será (Vida de hombre), Nominee, La Vida EnteraMarco Antonio Solís - Camila - Mario Domm -, La Vida Entera, Nominee, Tus besosJuan Luis Guerra - Juan Luis Guerra y 440 - Universal Music Latin Entertainment -, Tus besos, Nominee, Disparo al CorazónRicky Martin - Sony Music Latin - Julio Reyes Copello -, Disparo al Corazón, Nominee, EncantoMiguel Bosé - WM Spain - Andrew Frampton -, Encanto, Nominee, Universos ParalelosJorge Drexler - Ana Tijoux - WM Spain -, Universos Paralelos, Winner, Cuando Nos Volvamos a EncontrarMarc Anthony - Carlos Vives - Sony Music Latin -, Cuando Nos Volvamos a Encontrar, Nominee, Llegaste TúJuan Luis Guerra - Luis Fonsi - Martin Terefe -, Llegaste Tú, Nominee, Bailando - English VersionEnrique Iglesias - Universal Music Group - Gente De Zona -, Bailando - English Version, Nominee, Decidiste DejarmeCamila - Columbia Records - Mario Domm -, Decidiste Dejarme, Nominee, Cambio de PielMarc Anthony - Carlos Álvarez - Sony Music Latin -, Cambio de Piel, Nominee, El Mar de Sus OjosCarlos Vives - ChocQuibTown - Sony Music Latin -, El Mar de Sus Ojos, Nominee, Darte un BesoPrince Royce - Carlos Álvarez - Sony Music Latin -, Darte un Beso, Nominee, Respira el momentoCalle 13 - Michael Brauer - Joe LaPorta -, Respira el momento, Nominee, Dónde Está el AmorPablo Alborán - Jesse & Joy - Parlophone -, Dónde Está el Amor, Nominee, Vivir Mi VidaMarc Anthony - Carlos Álvarez - Sony Music Latin -, Vivir Mi Vida, Winner, Más y másRicky Martin - Draco Rosa - Bob Ludwig -, Más y más, Nominee, Mi marcianaAlejandro Sanz - Universal Music Spain - SL - Sebastian Krys -, Mi marciana, Nominee, Bachata RosaJuan Luis Guerra - Natalie Cole - Verve Records -, Bachata Rosa, Nominee, Lo mejor que hay en mi vidaAndrés Cepeda - José Gaviria - Lee Levin -, Lo mejor que hay en mi vida, Nominee, TantoPablo Alborán - Manuel Illán - Bori Alarcón -, Tanto, Nominee, La nave del olvidoConcha Buika - Carlos Álvarez - WM Spain -, La nave del olvido, Nominee, Um AbraçaçoCaetano Veloso - Universal Music Publishing Group - Moreno Veloso -, Um Abraçaço, Nominee, Desde LejosSony Music - Santiago Cruz - Nacho Mañó -, Desde Lejos, Nominee, Volví a NacerCarlos Vives - Sony Music Latin - Tom Coyne -, Volví a Nacer, Nominee, ¡Corre!Jesse & Joy - Martin Terefe - Thomas Juth -, ¡Corre!, Winner, Bésame MuchoZoé - Phil Vinall - Gustavo Borner -, Bésame Mucho, Nominee, CalenturaTego Calderón - ChocQuibTown - Slow -, Calentura, Nominee, Atrás da PortaIvete Sangalo - Vitor Farias - Iuri Cunha, Atrás da Porta, Nominee, No Me ComparesAlejandro Sanz - Sebastian Krys - Julio Reyes Copello -, No Me Compares, Nominee, Hasta Que Te ConocíManá - Fher Olvera - Sergio Vallín -, Hasta Que Te Conocí, Nominee, Fuiste TúRicardo Arjona - Tommy Torres - Gaby Moreno -, Fuiste Tú, Nominee, Que Te Vaya MalKany García - Julio Reyes Copello - Javier Garza -, Que Te Vaya Mal, Nominee, En El Cielo No Hay HospitalJuan Luis Guerra - Janina Rosado - Allan Leschhorn, En El Cielo No Hay Hospital, Nominee, Azul SabinaJoaquín Sabina - Juanes - Juan Luis Guerra -, Azul Sabina, Nominee

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. 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. 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.

Eleven of the thirteen awarded songs have also earned the Latin Grammy for Song of the Year, which unlike this category, is given to the songwriters. 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 Juanes with two winning songs, "Es Por Ti" and "Me Enamora". "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. 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, and "Vidas Pra Contar" by Djavan, recorded in Portuguese language, were also nominated. 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.


Latin Grammy Award for Record of the Year Wikipedia