Explore 5 Latin GRAMMY Best Singer-Songwriter Album Winners
The term "singer/songwriter" has come to represent artists devoted to crafting and performing their own songs. The personal connection these artists establish with their material was first recognized by the Latin Recording Academy with the addition of the Best Singer-Songwriter Album category for the 5th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards in 2004.
The winners in this category have come from diverse geographic and stylistic places. There's the debut album by Columbian pop sensation Manuel Medrano, Afro-Cuban jazz/pop artist and Best New Artist winner Alex Cuba, and Uruguay's multi-talented and critically acclaimed artist/actor Jorge Drexler — and that's only the past three years!
As we gear up for this year's Latin GRAMMY Awards, take a quick look back at five of the noteworthy previous winners in the Best Singer/Songwriter Album category.
Gian Marco, "Resucitar," Resucitar (2004)
Caetano Veloso, "Um Abraçaço," Abraçaço (2014)
Jorge Drexler, "Universos Paralelos," Bailar En La Cueva (2014)
Alex Cuba, "Sarah," Healer (2015)
Manuel Medrano, "Bajo El Agua," Manuel Medrano (2015)