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Latin Grammys 2010 Winner

Mexican pop-rock group Camila and Dominican singer-songwriter Juan Luis Guerra topped the Latin Grammys on Thursday night with three awards each.

Camila won recording of the year and song of the year for "Mientes" and for best group vocal album for Dejarte de amar.

Guerra, whose career stretches over more than two decades, won album of the year and best contemporary tropical album for A son de guerra, and best tropical song "Bachata en Fukuoka," adding to his previous 12 Latin Grammys.

Spanish singer Alejandro Sanz won the first major award of the evening -- best male pop vocal album -- for Paraiso Express, bringing his career total to 17 Latin Grammys, whileVenezuelan reggaeton duo Chino y Nacho won for best urban album.

Also during the show, Ricky Martin sang his first single after two years, "Lo mejor de mi vida eres tu," with Natalia Jimenez, of the Spanish pop band La Quinta Estacion, as the couple strolled the aisles of the theater and people frantically snapped photos with their phones.

Martin also presented the Person of the Year Award to Spanish opera singer Placido Domingo.

"Sadly, many artists who I shared the stage with are no longer with us; that's why it gives me such happiness to keep on singing and living days like this," the 69-year-old tenor said.

Gustavo Cerati, lead singer of '80s sensation Soda Stereo, who has been in a coma since he suffered a stroke after a concert in Venezuela in May, was honored for his recent solo work. He won best rock song for "Deja Vu" and best rock album for Fuerza Natural.

Alex Cuba, a Cuban-Canadian songwriter and producer who has worked with Nelly Furtado, won for best new artist. Furtado's Mi Plan won for best female vocal album.

Awards in 47 categories were handed out during the preshow and ceremony, hosted by Mexican comedian Eugenio Derbez and actress Lucero. The ceremony, which took place at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, was broadcast live on Univision in the United States.

11-12-2010 01:13 AM
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