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La Quinta Estacion, Calle 13 Are Grammy Winners

February 01, 2010

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LOS ANGELES – Spain’s La Quinta Estacion and Puerto Rico’s Calle 13 walked away with the Grammys for Best Latin Pop Album and Best Latin Rock, Alternative or Urban Album, respectively, at the 52nd edition of the music industry’s awards festival in Los Angeles.

La Quinta Estacion took its first Grammy for the album “Sin Frenos” (No Brakes) in a category in which they were competing against Paulina Rubio with “Gran City Pop” and Natalia Lafourcade with “Hu Hu Hu,” Francisco Cespedes with “Te Acuerdes ...” (You Remember...) and Ricardo Arjona with “5to Piso” (5th Floor).

For Puerto Rico’s Calle 13, the disc “Los de Atras Vienen Conmigo” (Those Behind Are Coming with Me) took the second Grammy for the group after its win in 2007 with “Residente o Visitante” (Resident or Visitor).

Calle 13 won out over Aterciopelados with “Rio” (River), Bebe with “Y,” Los Fabulosos Cadillacs with “La luz del Ritmo” (The Light of Rhythm) and Wisin & Yandel with “La Revolucion” (Revolution).

Nicaragua’s Luis Enrique won with “Ciclos” (Cycles) the Grammy for Best Tropical Latin Album while the Mexican Vicente Fernandez with “Necesito de Ti” (I Need You) took the prize for Best Regional Mexican Album.

The Texmaniacs with “Borders y Bailes” (Borders and Dances) won in the category of Best Tejano Album, while Los Tigres del Norte won with “Tu noche con... Los Tigres del Norte” (Your Night with...Los Tigres del Norte) the prize for Best Norteño Album.

Lupillo Rivera with “Tu Esclavo y Amo” (Your Slave and Master) took the Grammy for Best Banda Album.

The Cubans Bebo Valdes and Chucho Valdes got the Grammy for Best Latin Jazz Album with “Juntos para Siempre” (Together Forever). EFE