By Fredwill Hernandez
Hollywood ,CA(Hollywood Today)2/12/13/–On Sunday-Feb. 10, 2013 during the 55TH annual Grammy Awards held at the Staple Center, Los Angeles, Columbian Pop/Rock Latin singer and songwriter Juanes, who performed and sang Elton John’s romantic hit “Your Song,” broke the record for the most GRAMMY’s wins by a Latin Act.
Juanes who has recorded 5 studio albums and 1 live album won the tie breaking record GRAMMY for “Best Latin Pop Album,” for his album MTV Unplugged Deluxe Edition, he previously was tied with Puerto Rican rap act CALLE 13 with 19 Latin GRAMMYs.
Juanes MTV tr3’s presents: MTV Unplugged who was produce by Dominican singer, songwriter and producer Juan Luis Guerra, was recorded on February 1, 2012, at New World Symphony Center, Miami, Fl., accompanied with 16 musicians, including guitarists, pianists, trumpeters, etc. also a choir of 32 people to perform the song released on 2008 “Odio por Amor”. On the cd, the singer recorded14 songs live, 3 of these are new exclusively for the MTV Unplugged, the first named “Todo En Mi Vida Eres Tú”, “La Señal” and “Azul Sabina,” featuring Spanish musician Joaquin Sabina and the participation also of Brazilian singer Paula Fernandes who also accompanied him with the song “Hoy Me Voy” on a bilingual version recorded in both Portuguese and Spanish.
Other Latin artists who shined during the Grammy’s included folk singer Lila Downs who won the GRAMMY for best Regional Mexican album for her record titled “Pecados y Milagros,” while Marlow Rosado y La Riqueña won in the best tropical Latin album category for “Retro,” Quetzal won the Grammy for best Latin rock, alternative, urban album for “Imaginaries,” and The Clare Fischer Latin Jazz Big Band won Best Latin Jazz Album for “¡Ritmo!.” Mexican-American Esperanza Spalding also took home two Grammys, for best instrumental arrangement accompanying vocalists (“City of Roses”), and best Jazz vocal album (Radio Music Society).
Besides his GRAMMY performance, Juanes also performed Wednesday evening, at USC during the fourth annual “Grammy in the Schools Live! — A Celebration of Music & Education,” which showcased several high school music-training and education initiatives that are supported by the Grammy Foundation and was also the only Latin act to perform on Friday- Feb 8, during the 2013 MusiCares Person of the Year tribute to Bruce Springsteen.
During a press conference held on Wed.- Nov. 14, 2012, by Universal Music Latin Entertainment a day before the 13th Annual Latin Grammy’s in Las Vegas, Nevada, music record label head would predict Juanes achievement by telling the press, “I hope Juanes brakes the record for the most Latin Grammy’s tomorrow,” said Jesus Lopez, Chairman, Universal Music Latin Entertainment for Latin America/Iberian Peninsula. “If not, I am confident he will eventually become the Latin artist with the most GRAMMY wins.”
Juanes Photography Reuters.