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Enrique Iglesias is a triple winner at Latin Grammys

Enrique Iglesias nabbed three trophies at the 15th annual Latin Grammy Awards on Thursday (20Nov14) and accepted his prizes from halfway around the world.

The Hero hitmaker was the big winner at the prizegiving at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, but he was not able to pick up his honors in person because he was in Antwerp, Belgium as part of his ongoing Sex and Love tour.


Iglesias claimed the night's Best Urban Performance and Best Urban Song prizes before the ceremony for his hit Bailando, and during the main show, he scored the coveted Song of the Year accolade.


He was able to give an acceptance speech live via satellite from the Sportpaleis Antwerpen venue and later, a pre-taped performance of his Grammy-winning track with Descemer Bueno and Gente De Zona during his concert in Madrid last week (15Nov14) ended the ceremony.


Puerto Rican rappers Calle 13 were up for nine awards but only walked away with two - Best Urban Music Album for MultiViral and Best Alternative Song for El Aguante, which they performed at the beginning of the show.


Other multiple-trophy winners included Carlos Vives (Best Contemporary Tropical Album and Best Tropical Song) and the late Paco de Lucia, who died in February (14), aged 66. His wife, Gabriela Carrasco, and her children accepted his prizes for Album of the Year and Best Flamenco Album.


Spanish singer/songwriter Joan Manuel Serrat was named the Person of the Year in recognition of his career achievements.


Meanwhile, the night was filled with 20 performances from some of Latin music's biggest artists, including memorable collaborations between Pitbull, Wisin and Chris Brown, Ricky Martin and Camila, Marc Anthony and Magic!, and Pepe Aguilar and Miguel Bose, while Pitbull also joined forces with Carlos Santana, and Anthony returned for a duet with Vives.


The ceremony, which was hosted by actors Eugenio Derbez and Jacqueline Bracamontes, was delayed by almost 20 minutes as organizers had to wait for the end of President Barack Obama's televised speech to the nation about immigration reform.


The full list of 2014 Latin Grammy Awards winners is:


Record Of The Year - Universos Paralelos by Jorge Drexler featuring Ana Tijoux


Album of the Year - Cancion Andaluza by Paco de Lucia


Song of the Year - Bailando by Enrique Iglesias


Best New Artist - Mariana Vega


Best Contemporary Pop Vocal Album - Elypse by Camila


Best Musica Popular Brasileira Album - Coracao A Batucar by Maria Rita


Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album - Fonseca Sinfonico by Fonseca


Best Urban Performance - Bailando by Enrique Iglesias


Best Urban Music Album - MultiViral by Calle 13


Best Urban Song - Bailando by Enrique Iglesias


Best Rock Album - Agua Maldita by Molotov


Best Pop/Rock Album - Loco De Amor by Juanes


Best Rock Song - Cuando No Estas by Andres Calamaro


Best Alternative Music Album - Romantisismico by Babasonicos


Best Alternative Song - El Aguante by Calle 13


Best Salsa Album - 3.0 by Marc Anthony


Best Cumbia/Vallenato Album - Celedon Sin Fronteras 1 by Jorge Celedon & Varios Artistas


Best Contemporary Tropical Album - Mas + Corazon Profundo by Carlos Vives


Best Traditional Tropical Album - Grandes Exitos De Las Sonoras, Con La Mas Grande, La Sonora Santanera by La Sonora Santanera


Best Tropical Song - Cuando Nos Volvamos a Encontrar by Carlos Vives


Best Singer-Songwriter Album - Bailar En La Cueva by Jorge Drexler


Best Ranchero Album - Lastima Que Sean Ajenas by Pepe Aguilar


Best Banda Album - Haciendo Historia by La Banda el Recodo


Best Tejano Album - Forever Mazz by Jimmy Gonzalez y Grupo Mazz


Best Norteno Album - Amor, Amor by Conjunto Primavera


Best Regional Song - De Mil Amores by Marco Antonio Solís


Best Instrumental Album - Final Night At Birdland by Arturo O'Farrill & The Chico O'Farrill Afro-Cuban Jazz Orchestra


Best Folk Album - Raiz by Lila Downs, Nina Pastori and Soledad


Best Tango Album - Tangos by Ruben Blades


Best Flamenco Album - Cancion Andaluza by Paco de Lucia


Best Latin Jazz Album - Tie: The Vigil by Chick Corea and Song For Maura by Paquito D'Rivera & Trio Corrente


Best Christian Album (Spanish Language) - La Carta Perfecta - En Vivo by Danilo Montero


Best Christian Album (Portuguese Language) - Graça by Aline Barros


Best Brazilian Contemporary Pop Album - Multishow Ao Vivo - Ivete Sangalo 20 by Ivete Sangalo


Best Brazilian Rock Album - Gigante Gentil by Erasmo Carlos


Best Samba/Pagode Album - Coracao A Batucar by Maria Rita


Best MPB (Musica Popular Brasileira) Album - Verdade, Uma Ilusao by Marisa Monte


Best Sertaneja Music Album - Questao De Tempo by Sergio Reis


Best Brazilian Roots Album - Amigo Velho by Falamansa


Best Brazilian Song - A Bossa Nova É Foda by Caetano Veloso


Best Latin Children’s Album - Coloreando: Traditional Songs For Children In Spanish by Marta Gomez & Friends


Best Classical Album - Verdi by Placido Domingo


Best Classical Contemporary Composition - Concierto Para Violín y Orquesta De Cuerdas by Claudia Montero


Best Recording Package - Wed 21


Best Engineered Album - De Repente


Producer of the Year - Sergio George


Best Short Form Music Video - Flamingo by La Vida Boheme


Best Long Form Music Video - El Objeto Antes Llamado Disco - La Pelicula by Cafe Tacvba


Person of the Year - Joan Manuel Serrat