Juan Luis Guerra
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GRAMMY Rewind: Relive Juan Luis Guerra's Latin GRAMMY Win For Best Tropical Song For "Las Avispas" In 2005
The latest episode of GRAMMY Rewind travels back to the 6th Latin GRAMMY Awards in 2005 to celebrate 25-time Latin GRAMMY winner Juan Luis Guerra's Latin GRAMMY win for Best Tropical Song for "Las Avispas"
Dominican musician and Latin music icon Juan Luis Guerra has won multiple Latin GRAMMYs in each of the last three decades, including his four recent wins at the 2021 Latin GRAMMYs. As if three decades of golden gramophones weren't enough, Guerra's streak further stretches across four consecutive decades when counting his multiple GRAMMYs, starting with his first-ever GRAMMY win, for Best Tropical Latin Album for Bachata Rosa, at the 34th GRAMMY Awards in 1992.
The latest episode of GRAMMY Rewind travels back in time to Guerra's early days to revisit his Latin GRAMMY win for Best Tropical Song for "Las Avispas" at the 6th Latin GRAMMY Awards in 2005. Watch below.
"Las Avispas" was featured on Guerra's 2004 album, Para Ti. The project, which earned the singer/composer a Latin GRAMMY Award for Best Christian Album (Spanish Language) that same night, served as the predecessor to Guerra's 2007 album, La Llave de Mi Corazón, which won six Latin GRAMMYs, including Album Of The Year, at the 8th Latin GRAMMY Awards in 2007 as well as the GRAMMY for Best Tropical Latin Album at the 50th GRAMMY Awards in 2008.
Fast-forward to today, and Guerra is still at the center of the Biggest Night in Latin Music. The 25-time Latin GRAMMY winner added four more Latin GRAMMYs to his name at the 22nd Latin GRAMMYs, taking home awards for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album, Best Tropical Song, Best Arrangement, and Best Long Form Music Video.
Relive Juan Luis Guerra's magical Latin GRAMMY moment above and check down below for more episodes of GRAMMY Rewind.
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.
Nelly Furtado, Juan Luis Guerra, Mala Rodríguez Join Caetano Veloso Tribute Celebration
Additional performers announced for 2012 Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year concert celebrating Caetano Veloso
Latin GRAMMY-winning artists Nelly Furtado, Natalia Lafourcade, and Mala Rodríguez and previous Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year Juan Luis Guerra, and Latin GRAMMY-nominated artists Maria Gadú and Alexandre Pires are the latest performers announced for the 2012 Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year gala celebrating Caetano Veloso on Nov. 14 in Las Vegas.
They join previously announced performers Enrique Bunbury, Natalie Cole, Lila Downs, Seu Jorge, Juanes, Tania Libertad, and Ivete Sangalo.
A portion of the net proceeds from the gala will benefit Veloso's chosen charity, Fundación Viva Cazuza in Brazil — a not-for-profit HIV prevention and treatment organization for children and young people — as well as The Latin Recording Academy's outreach and education programs.
For information on purchasing tickets or tables to the 2012 Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year celebration, please contact The Latin Recording Academy ticketing office at 310.314.8281 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year celebration will precede the XIII Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards, which will be held at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas and will be broadcast live on the Univision Network on Thursday, Nov. 15 at 8 p.m. Eastern/7 p.m. Central.
The 2012 Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year tribute is an official Latin GRAMMY Week event. Mario Ruiz is executive producer, Greg Fera is producer. Cheche Alara is musical director (with support from Moon Moosic), Moogie Canazio is music supervisor, and Gustavo Borner is sound engineer.