On November 15 the Latin Recording Academy presented the 19th annual Latin Grammy Awards; but before the big gala celebration, the Academy presented the Lifetime Achievement and Trustees Awards to artists whose musical careers have made significant contributions to Latin music.

Erasmo Carlos, Dyango, Andy Montanez, Jose Maria Napoleon, Chucho Valdes, Wilfrido Vargas, and the only female recipent Yuri were all presented with Awards.

Horacio Malvicino and Tomas Munoz received Trustees Awards for their significant contributions to Latin music as non-performers.

Winners of the 2018 Latin Garmmy Awards:
Record of the Year: “Telefonia” by Jorge Drexler
Album of the Year: “¡MÉXICO Por Siempre!” by Luis Miguel
Song of the Year: “Telefonia” written by Jorge Drexler
Best New Artist: Karol G
Best Contemporary Pop Vocal Album: “F.A.M.E.” by Maluma
Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album: “Hazte Sentir” by Laura Pausini
Best Urban Fusion/Performance: “Malamente” by Rosalia
Best Urban Music Album: “Vibas” by J Balvin
Best Urban Song: “Dura” written by Daddy Yankee, Urbani Mota Cedeño, Juan G. Rivera Vazquez, and Luis Jorge Romero
Best Rock Album: “Expectativas” by Bunbury
Best Pop Rock Album: “Geometria del Ravo” by Manolo Garcia
Best Rock Song: “Tu Vida Mi Vida” written by Fito Paez
Best Alternative Music Album: “Claroscua” by Aterciopelados
Best Alternative Song: “Malamente” written by Antón Alvarez Alfaro, Pablo Diaz-Reixa, and Rosalía
Best Salsa Album: “25/7” by Victor Manuelle
Best Cumbia/Vallenato Album: by Silvestre Dangond
Best Contemporary Tropical Album: “Vives” by Carlos Vives
Best Traditional Tropical Album: A Mí Qué – Tributo A Los Clásicos Cubanos by José Alberto El Canario and El Septeto Santiaguero
Best Tropical Fusion Album: “Como Anillo Al Dedo” by Aymee Nuviola
Best Tropical Song: “Quiero Tiempo” written by Juan Carlos Luces and Víctor Manuelle
Best Singer-Songwriter Album: “Salvavidas De Hielo” by Jorge Drexler
Best Ranchero/Mariachi Album: “¡MÉXICO Por Siempre!” by Luis Miguel
Best Banda Album: “Los Gustos Que Me Doy” by Banda Los Recoditos
Best Tejano Album: “Tex Mex Funk” by Roger Velásquez and The Latin Legendz
Best Norteño Album: “Guerra De Poder” by Calibre 50
Best Regional Song: “Probablemente” written by Christian Nodal
Best Instrumental Abum: “Identidad” by Miguel Siso
Best Folk Album: “Musas (Un Homenaje Al Folclore Latinoamericano En Manos De Los Macorinos), Vol. 2” by Natalia Lafourcade
Best Tango Album: “Vigor Tanguero” by Pedro Giraudo
Best Flamenco Album: “Al Este Del Cante” by Arcángel
Best Latin Jazz/Jazz Album: “Natureza Universal” by Hermeto Pascoal and Big Band
Best Spanish Language Christian Album: “Setenta Veces Siete” by Alfareros
Best Portuguese Language Christian Album: “Som Da Minha Vida” by Fernanda Brum
Best Portuguese Language Contemporary Pop Album: “Noturno” by Anaadi
Best Portuguese Language Rock or Alternative Album: “Lenine Em Trânsito” by Lenine
Best Samba/Pagode Album: “Amor E Música” by Maria Rita
Best MPB (Musica Popular Brasileira) Album: “Caravanas” by Chico Buarque
Best Sertaneja Music Album: “Elas Em Evidências” by Chitãozinho & Xororó
Best Portuguese Language Roots Album: “+AR” by Almir Sater and Renato Teixeira
Best Portuguese Language Song: “As Caravanas” written by Chico Buarque
Best Latin Children’s Album: “Imaginare” by Claraluna
Best Classical Album: “Mágica y Misteriosa” by Claudia Montero
Best Classical Contemporary Composition: “Luces y Sombras. Concierto Para Guitarra y Orquesta De Cuerdas” composed by Claudia Montero
Best Arrangement: “Se Le Ve’ arranged by Milton Salcedo
Best Recording Package: “Diferentes Tipos De Luz” with Carlos Sadness as art director
Best Engineered Album: “50 Años Tocando Para Ti” engineered by Rafa Sardina
Producer of the Year: Linda Briceño
Best Short Form Music Video: “Pa Dentro” by Juanes
Best Long Form Music Video: the documentary “En Letra De Otro” directed by Diego Álvarez and produced by Vicente Solís

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