02:43 AM EDT 12/22/2014
Originally posted 11/14/2008 08:30AM
Colombian rock star Juanes was crowned the new king of the Latin Grammys Thursday night, sweeping the five awards for which he was nominated and becoming the new record holder – with 17 to his name overall.
"It really has been an amazing night," Juanes said when his hit, "La Vida ... Es Un Ratico," was named Record of the Year.
Gloria Estefan, who performed two songs during the three-hour ceremony, took home two awards: for Best Tropical Song and Best Traditional Tropical Album, for her 90 Millas. She was also honored Wednesday as the Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year.
Originally posted 04/30/2004 9:00AM
Salsa got even hotter Thursday night, with Colombian heartthrob Juanes, late entertainer Celia Cruz and Latin chart-topper Ricky Martin sharing a three-way split for top honors at the Billboard Latin Music Awards broadcast live by Telemundo from the Miami Arena.
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