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Vicente García Wins Best New Artist Latin GRAMMY | 18th Latin GRAMMYs
Dominican native Vicente García has just earned his third career Latin GRAMMY win of the night at the 18th Latin GRAMMY Awards.
"I feel happy and honored. I feel that with this award, I should celebrate, but I also have a responsibility to make music with dignity — make music that represents our countries, Latin America and above all my Dominican Republic where I'm from. Thank you." — Vicente García
After leaving his role as the lead singer of the Dominican alternative rock band Calor Urbano, he worked with artists such as Juan Luis Guerra, Alejandro Sanz, Juanes, and Maná as he launched his solo career. Now he's reaping the rewards of his efforts.
García took home his third Latin GRAMMY of the night for Best New Artist, a coveted General Field win. In addition, the singer/songwriter took home the Latin GRAMMY for Best Singer-Songwriter Album for A La Mar and Best Tropical Song for "Bachata En Kingston." He is also nominated for Album Of The Year.
The other nominees for Best New Artist were Paula Arenas, Cnco, Martina La Peligrosa, Mau Y Ricky, Rawayana, Sofía Reyes, Rosalía, Danay Suarez, and Sebastián Yatra.