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GRAMMY Rewind: Watch A Stunned Alejandro Sanz Win The Latin GRAMMY For Best Record Of The Year For 'Tu No Tienes Alma' In 2005
In the latest episode of GRAMMY Rewind, watch Alejandro Sanz win the Latin GRAMMY for Record Of The Year for "Tu No Tienes Alma" at the 6th Latin GRAMMY Awards in 2005
Few people can boast of a hot streak quite as scorching as Alejandro Sanz, who won five of the first six Latin GRAMMYs for Record Of The Year.
The Spanish balladeer had already cemented his legendary career by the ceremony's launch in 2000, and would go on to win 16 more Latin GRAMMYs and four GRAMMYs — but his run of gold statues at the turn of the century remains a highlight of Latin GRAMMYs history.
Even Sanz seems amazed at his own run of good fortune, holding his face in his palms before heading to the stage to accept the Latin GRAMMY for Record Of The Year for "Tu No Tienes Alma" in 2005.
"I'm very ashamed to collect this award because all those that were nominated and the many who aren't nominated deserve it more than I do," Sanz says in near disbelief. "But I want to dedicate it precisely to them."
See above for the entirety of Sanz's humble, charming acceptance speech in the newest episode of GRAMMY Rewind. If you're looking for more inspiring moments, click here to enjoy more episodes of the throwback video series.
And make sure to watch the Biggest Night in Latin Music: The 2021 Latin GRAMMYs Awards, officially known as the 22nd Latin GRAMMY Awards, take place Thursday, Nov. 18.
Will Smith at the 1999 GRAMMYs
GRAMMY Rewind: Watch Will Smith Dedicate His 1999 Best Rap Solo Performance GRAMMY To His Son
In his acceptance speech, he offers thanks to his family and "the jiggiest wife in the world, Jada Pinkett Smith"
Today, Sept. 25, we celebrate the birthday of the coolest dad—who else? Will Smith! For the latest episode of GRAMMY Rewind, we revisit the Fresh Prince's 1999 GRAMMY win for Best Rap Solo Performance for "Gettin' Jiggy Wit It."
In the below video, watch rappers Missy Elliott—donning white leather—and Foxy Brown present the GRAMMY to a stoked Smith, who also opted for an all-leather look. In his acceptance speech, he offers thanks to his family and "the jiggiest wife in the world, Jada Pinkett Smith." He dedicates the award to his eldest son, Trey Smith, joking that Trey's teacher said he (then just six years old) could improve his rhyming skills.
The classic '90s track is from his 1997 debut studio album, Big Willie Style, which also features "Miami" and 1998 GRAMMY winner "Men In Black," from the film of the same name. The "Está Rico" rapper has won four GRAMMYs to date, earning his first back in 1989 GRAMMYs for "Parents Just Don't Understand," when he was 20 years old.
Rob Thomas And Carlos Santana
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GRAMMY Rewind: Watch Santana & Rob Thomas Self-Assuredly Win Record Of The Year For "Smooth" In 2000
In the newest episode of GRAMMY Rewind, watch Santana and Rob Thomas win Record Of The Year at the 42nd GRAMMY Awards for "Smooth," the unlikely smash-hit pairing of the classic rock legend and Matchbox Twenty leader
By all accounts, Santana's and Rob Thomas' 1999 megahit "Smooth" almost didn't happen. In its embryonic stages, Carlos Santana was skeptical of the tune; the AM-radio effect on Thomas's voice alone engendered its own smattering of arguments.
But in a quintessential lesson about why you should never, ever give up, "Smooth" became the second-biggest single of all time, second only to Chubby Checker's "The Twist." It also led to the 2000 GRAMMY Awards, where the unlikely pair won the GRAMMY for Record Of The Year.
In the newest episode of GRAMMY Rewind, revisit the moment 21 years ago when an unlikely gambit paid off in dividends, putting a feather in the cap of Matchbox Twenty's leader and landing a classic rocker back on the airwaves.
Check out the throwback GRAMMY moment above and click here to enjoy more episodes of GRAMMY Rewind.
GRAMMY Rewind: Watch Celine Dion Win Record Of The Year For "My Heart Will Go On"
Two decades before Billie Eilish's 2020 win, Celine Dion stepped onto the GRAMMY stage to take home Record Of The Year for her smash hit "My Heart Will Go On"
Long before Billie Eilish's 2020 Record Of The Year win, French-Canadian pop sensation Celine Dion stepped onto the GRAMMY stage to take home Record Of The Year for her smash hit "My Heart Will Go On."
It was 1999: two years after Dion's ballad was prominently featured in James Cameron's star-crossed epic "Titanic," a song placement that forever impacted the way music was used in film. The Canadian vocal powerhouse was up against the Goo Goo Dolls ("Iris"), Monica and Brandy ("The Boy Is Mine"), Madonna ("Ray Of Light") and Shania Twain ("You're Still The One").
During her acceptance speech, it was only fitting that Dion, who took home the golden gramophone along with Walter Afanasieff, Simon Franglen and James Horner, thank the person who made her own heart, well, go on.
Watch the GRAMMY Rewind video above to hear Dion's speech, which thanked her late husband and manager, René Angélil.
Who's Performing On The Latin GRAMMYs?
From Ricky Martin and Pitbull to Natalie Cole and Jesse & Joy, view a complete list of 14th Latin GRAMMY performers
With the 14th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards quickly approaching, it's time to think about finalizing your to-do list for your official Latin GRAMMY party. Snacks? Check. Favorite beverage? Check. Dessert? Check.
Now, all you have to do is tune in to the Univision Network on Nov. 21 from 8–11 p.m. ET/PT (7 p.m. Central). To help you get Latin GRAMMY-ready, we've compiled a handy alphabetical guide to artists who will be taking the Latin GRAMMY stage.
And the performers for the 14th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards are:
Banda Carnaval with Calibre 50
Willy Chirino, Oscar D'Leon, Jose Alberto "El Canario," Sergio George, Ismael Miranda, and Tito Nieves in a special segment celebrating salsa
El Dasa with Wisin (of Wisin Y Yandel)
Leslie Grace with Zarkana by Cirque du Soleil
Enrique Iglesias featuring India Martínez
Jesse & Joy featuring Mario Domm
Juanes, Ricky Martin and Laura Pausini paying tribute to 2013 Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year Miguel Bosé
Maluma with Becky G
Gian Marco with Yandel (of Wisin Y Yandel)
Paquita La Del Barrio with Mariachi Sol De México De José Hernández
Pitbull with El Cata
Alejandro Sanz with 29 students from Berklee College of Music