Latin Grammy Award

accolade by The Latin Recording Academy for music in Spanish and Portuguese language

The Latin Grammy Awards are awards given yearly by the Latin Recording Academy (an association of professionals who work in the Latin music industry) for outstanding work in the Latin music field.[1] The award process is very similar to its American counterpart, the Grammy Awards. The Latin Grammy Awards was created because its organizers thought that the many musical styles of Latin music was too big to fit on the Grammy Awards.[2] The Latin Grammy Awards focuses on music released in Latin America, Spain, Portugal, and the United States.[3] One major difference between the Grammy Awards and the Latin Grammy Awards is that a recording that does not have to be released in the United States. To be considered for a Latin Grammy nomination, the song or album must be sung in Spanish or Portuguese.

Latin Grammy Award
Current: 21st Annual Latin Grammy Awards
Awarded forOutstanding achievements in the Latin music industry, primarily for works recorded in either Spanish or Portuguese
CountryUnited States
Presented byThe Latin Recording Academy
First awardedSeptember 13, 2000; 23 years ago (2000-09-13)
Television/radio coverage
NetworkCBS (2000–2004)
Univision (2005–present)


  1. "FAQ". Latin Recording Academy. Archived from the original on March 3, 2017. Retrieved April 5, 2017.
  2. Valdes-Rodriguez, Alisa (September 12, 2000). "One Little Word, Yet It Means So Much". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved December 25, 2013.
  3. Fernandez, Enrique (March 5, 2000). "After Birthing Pains, Latin Grammys Should Grow Strong". Sun-Sentinel. Archived from the original on August 10, 2017. Retrieved March 9, 2017.

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