Nelly Furtado wins Best Pop Vocal Album, Female, and Alejandro Sanz takes home Best Pop Vocal Album, Male.
Mexican rockers Camila and Dominican singer/songwriter Juan Luis Guerra were triple threats at the 2010 Latin Grammy Awards on Thursday, November 11 when they scooped three top honors each. Camila claimed Record of the Year for Mientes, triumphing over Alejandro Sanz and Jorge Drexler, while the band beat the pair again when their title track was named Song of the Year, ahead of other entries including Enrique Iglesias' duet with Guerra ("Cuando Me Enamoro").
"Mientes" was also honored as Best Pop Vocal Album, Duo or Group. Guerra, who had been up for a total of four honors, landed two awards in the Tropical field, as well as the coveted Album of the Year for "A Son de Guerra". It wasn't all bad for Sanz - the other quadruple nominee walked away with the first prize of the night for Best Pop Vocal Album, Male for "Paraiso Express", and Nelly Furtado took home the same accolade in the female category for "Mi Plan", the Portuguese/Canadian star's first full-length project in Spanish.
Spanish tenor Placido Domingo was honored as the Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year, collecting his award from Ricky Martin. His iconic career was celebrated in a star-studded concert on the eve of the Latin Grammys on Wednesday, November 10. Performances on the night came from the likes of Martin, Marc Anthony, Furtado, Camila and Guerra, but it was Iglesias who turned the Sin City ceremony into a party with energetic renditions of "No Me Digas Que No" with Wisin & Yandel and his club hit "I Like It".
The event at the Mandalay Bay Events Center was also attended by Anthony's superstar wife Jennifer Lopez, and was presented by actress/singer Lucero and comedian Eugenio Derbez.
The main list of winners at the 11th Annual Latin Grammy Awards is as follows:
- Best Pop Vocal Album, Male: Alejandro Sanz, "Paraiso Express"
- Best Pop Vocal Album, Female: Nelly Furtado, "Mi Plan"
- Best Pop Vocal Album, Duo or Group: Camila, "Dejarte de Amar"
- Best Urban Music Album: Chino & Nacho, "Mi Nina Bonita"
- Best Contemporary Tropical Album: Juan Luis Guerra, "A Son de Guerra"
- Best Tropical Song: Juan Luis Guerra, "Bachata en Fukuoka"
- Best Ranchero Album: Vicente Fernandez, "Necesito de Ti"
- Best Regional Mexican Song: Pedro Fernandez, "Amarte a La Antigua"
- Best New Artist: Alex Cuba
- Song of the Year: Camila, "Mientes"
- Album of the Year: Juan Luis Guerra, "A Son de Guerra"
- Record of the Year: Camila, "Mientes"
- Person of the Year: Placido Domingo