Latin Grammy Award

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Latin Grammy Award
18th Annual Latin Grammy Awards
Awarded for Outstanding achievements in the Latin music industry, primarily for works recorded in either Spanish or Portuguese
Presented by The Latin Recording Academy
Country United States
First awarded September 13, 2000; 17 years ago (2000-09-13)
Official website
Television coverage
Network CBS: 2000-2004
Univision: 2005-present

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 that comes from 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.

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

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