The Awards show was broadcast live on the Univision Network from 8–11 p.m. ET/PT (7 p.m. Central).
Here are the complete winners list of the 12th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards 2011:
Person of the Year:
Shakira – WINNER
Record of the Year:
Calle 13 – “‘Lationamerica” – WINNER
Album of the Year:
Calle 13 – “Entren Los Que Quieran” – WINNER
Song of the Year:
Rafa Arcaute and Calle 13 – “Lationamerica” – WINNER
Best New Artist:
Sie7e – WINNER
Best Female Pop Vocal Album:
Shakira – “Sale El Sol” – WINNER
Best Male Pop Vocal Album:
Franco De Vita – “En Primera Fila” – WINNER
Best Pop Vocal Album by a Duo or Group:
Alex, Jorge, y Lena – “Alex, Jorge Y Lena” – WINNER
Best Urban Music Album:
Calle 13 – “Entren Los Que Quieran” – WINNER
Best Urban Song:
Rafa Arcaute and Calle 13 – “Baile De Los Pobres” – WINNER
Best Rock Album:
Maná – “Drama y Luz” – WINNER
Best Rock Song:
Leon Larregui and Zoe – “Labios Rotos” – WINNER
Best Alternative Music Album:
Zoe – “Musica De Fondo – MTV Unplugged” – WINNER
Best Alternative Song:
Rafa Arcaute and Calle 13 – “Calma Pueblo” – WINNER
Best Salsa Album:
Ruben Blades y Seis Del Solar – “Todos Vuelven Live” – WINNER
Best Cumbia/Vallenato Album:
Juan Carlos Coronel – “Tesoros” – WINNER
Best Contemporary Tropical Album:
Tito El Bambino – “Invencible” – WINNER
Best Traditional Tropical Album:
Cachao – “The Last Mambo” – WINNER
Best Tropical Song:
Calle 13 – “Vamo A Portarnos Mal” – WINNER
Best Singer-Songwriter Album:
Gian Marco – “Dias Nuevos” – WINNER
Best Ranchero Album:
Vicente Fernadez – “El Hombre Que Mas Te Amo” – WINNER
Best Banda Album:
La Arrolladora Banda El Limon De Rene Camacho – “Todo Depende De Ti” – WINNER
Best Tejano Album:
Little Joe and La Familia – “Recuerdos” – WINNER
Best Norteño Album:
Los Tigres Del Norte – “Los Tigres Del Norte and Friends – MTV Unplugged” – WINNER
Best Regional Mexican Song:
Marco Antonio Solis – “Tu Me Vuelves Loco” – WINNER
Best Instrumental Album:
Chick Corea, Stanley Clarke and Lenny White – “Forever” – WINNER
Best Folk Album:
Mercedes Sosa – “Deja La Vida Volar En Gira” – WINNER
Best Tango Album:
Diego El Cigala – “Cigala & Tango” – WINNER
Best Flamenco Album:
Nina Pastori – “La Orilla De Mi Pelo” – WINNER
Best Latin Jazz Album:
Paquito D’Rivera – “Panamericana Suite” – WINNER
Best Spanish Language Christian Album:
Alex Campos – “‘Lenguaje De Amor” – WINNER
Best Portugese Language Christian Album:
Aline Barros – “Extraordinario Amor De Deus” – WINNER
Best Brazilian Contemporary Pop Album:
Jota Quest – “Quinze” – WINNER
Best Brazilian Rock Album:
Caetano Veloso – “Zii E Zie – Ao Vivo” – WINNER
Best Samba/Pagode Album:
Exaltasamba – “Exaltasamba 25 Anos – Ao Vivo” – WINNER
Best Musica Popular Brasileira Album:
Djavan – “Aria” – WINNER
Best Sertanja Music Album:
Joao Bosco and Vinicius – “Joao Bosco & Vinicius” – WINNER
Best Native Brazilian Roots Album:
Nana Vasconcelos – “Sinfonia & Batuques” – WINNER
Best Portuguese Language Brazilian Song:
Nando Reis and Samuel Rosa – “‘De Repente (Versao Estudio)” – WINNER
Best Latin Children’s Album:
Pato Fu – “Musica De Brinquedo” – WINNER
Best Classical Album:
Brazilian Guitar Quartet – “Brazilian Guitar Quartet Plays Villa-Lobos” – WINNER
Best Classical Contemporary Composition:
Paquito D’rivera – “Panamericana Suite” – WINNER
Best Recording Package:
Javier Mariscal – “Chico & Rita” – WINNER
Best Engineered Album:
Benny Faccone and Thom Russo – “Drama Y Luz” – WINNER
Producer of the Year:
Rafael Arcaute and Calle 13 – WINNER
Best Short Form Music Video:
Calle 13 – “Calma Pueblo” – WINNER
Best Long Form Music Video:
Franco De Vita – “En Primera Fila” – WINNER
About The Latin Recording Academy: Is an international, membership-based organization comprised of Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking recording artists, musicians, songwriters, producers and other creative and technical recording professionals. The organization is dedicated to improving the quality of life and cultural condition for Latin music and its makers. In addition to producing the Latin GRAMMY Awards to honor excellence in the recorded arts and sciences, The Latin Recording Academy provides educational and outreach programs for the Latin music community. For more information about The Latin Recording Academy, please visit www.latingrammy.com.
On Wednesday, July 6, 2011 Facebook announced on their company blog a new feature called “Video Calling Facebook”. Here is what it states: Video chat has been around for years now, but it’s still not an everyday activity for most people. Sometimes it’s too difficult to set up, or the friends you want to talk to are on different services.
So a few months ago, we started working with Skype to bring video calling to Facebook. We built it right into chat, so all your conversations start from the same place. To call your friend, just click the video call button at the top of your chat window.
For those of us who have been working on this, it’s particularly exciting to bring video calling to over 750 million people. We’re making this available in over 70 different languages, so friends can stay in touch all over the world.
Skype posted on their Facebook fan page on Tuesday, July 5, 2011 ”Today, we are excited to announce that Skype’s partnership with Facebook goes even further, as we are now making it possible to video chat with your friends right from within Facebook. This is an exciting step for us as it represents Skype’s first big step on the Web” Video calling will be available to everyone over the next few weeks, but if you don’t want to wait, you can get it now.
About Facebook: Founded in February 2004, Facebook is a social utility that helps people communicate more efficiently with their friends, family and coworkers. The company develops technologies that facilitate the sharing of information through the social graph, the digital mapping of people’s real-world social connections. Anyone can sign up for Facebook and interact with the people they know in a trusted environment.
Photo credit to: Facebook.com Source: http://blog.facebook.com
On Wednesday, June 29, 2011 Specific Media, a digital media company, announced its acquisition of Myspace, a leading social networking destination for consumers, celebrities and artists. As part of the deal, Emmy and Grammy winning artist Justin Timberlake will also take an ownership stake and play a major role in developing the creative direction and strategy for the company moving forward. Specific Media and Timberlake plan to unveil their vision for the site in an exclusive press conference later this summer.
“There’s a need for a place where fans can go to interact with their favorite entertainers, listen to music, watch videos, share and discover cool stuff and just connect. Myspace has the potential to be that place,” says Timberlake. “Art is inspired by people and vice versa, so there’s a natural social component to entertainment. I’m excited to help revitalize Myspace by using its social media platform to bring artists and fans together in one community.”
Myspace has created a robust social networking infrastructure that connects people with the artists and content they love. Specific Media and Timberlake plan to evolve Myspace into the premiere digital destination for original shows, video content and music.
Specific Media will also leverage the Myspace social networking infrastructure to deploy socially-activated advertising campaigns, enabling brands to turn their campaigns viral by allowing users to share their favorite ads with friends.
Brothers Tim, Chris and Russell Vanderhook founded Specific Media in 1999 to address the needs of the burgeoning online advertising space. Since then, the company has developed into one of the world’s largest online advertising companies, with capabilities spanning addressable advertising, original programming and cross-media distribution. By bringing its advertising technology and Fortune 500 client base to Myspace, Specific Media is creating a digital hub where consumers, content and brands connect based on mutual interest and relevance.
“We’re thrilled about the opportunity to rebuild and reinvigorate Myspace,” said Tim Vanderhook, CEO of Specific Media. “We look forward to partnering with someone as talented as Justin Timberlake, who will lead the business strategy with his creative ideas and vision for transforming Myspace. This is the next chapter of digital media, and we are excited to have a hand in writing the script.”
As part of the agreement, News Corporation will take a minority equity stake in Specific Media. Additional terms of the agreement are confidential and will not be disclosed.
About Myspace: Myspace, Inc. is a leading social entertainment destination powered by the passions of fans. Aimed at a Gen Y audience, Myspace drives social interaction by providing a highly personalized experience around entertainment and connecting people to the music, celebrities, TV, movies, and games that they love. These entertainment experiences are available through multiple platforms, including online, mobile devices, and offline events.
Myspace is also the home of Myspace Music, which offers an ever-growing catalogue of freely streamable audio and video content to users and provides major, independent, and unsigned artists alike with the tools to reach new audiences. The company is headquartered in Beverly Hills, CA.
About Justin Timberlake: Justin Timberlake is an actor-singer/songwriter/producer, and entrepreneur. He has become an accomplished artist who is now widely-considered one of pop culture’s most influential entertainers. Timberlake came to fame as a member of the pop group, *NSYNC and, through a successful solo career, has gone on to win six Grammy Awards, two Emmy Awards and dozens of accolades from around the world. As an entrepreneur, Timberlake co-created the popular denim lifestyle brand, William Rast; launched a spirits company with 901 Silver Tequila; runs the Tennman Records label and founded the award-winning Mirimichi Golf course located outside Memphis, TN.
About Specific Media: Specific Media is a digital media company driving viewership for content owners, engagement for brands and relevance for consumers. With capabilities spanning original programming, cross-channel distribution and addressable advertising, the company connects audiences, content and brands, adding meaning to each touch-point. As people discover new ways to consume content, Specific Media creates impactful media experiences no matter where they are. For more information visit www.specificmedia.com
Photo credit to: MySpace
Source: Specific Media
Editor’s Note: Good luck to Specific Media as well Justin Timberlake and we hope they can turn MySpace around and become powerful like Facebook. Diversity News Publications our parent company is also on MySpace, visit us at http://www.myspace.com/diversitynewspublications
On Wednesday, March 9, 2011 Human Rights Campaign announced that Scarlett Johansson to receive Ally for Equality Award and Patrick Murphy, former Congressman from Pennsylvania to receive the HRC National Leadership Award at the 2011 HRC Los Angeles Gala.
Also Rabbi Denise Eger and Rev. Canon Susan Russell will receive the HRC Community Equality Award.
The event will be held on Saturday, March 12, 2011 starting at 5:30 pm at Ritz-Carlton/JW Marriott L.A. Live in Los Angeles, CA. Also expected to make an appearance are Jessie Tyler Ferguson (ABC’s “Modern Family”) and Jillian Michaels (NBC’s “Biggest Loser”).
For more information about the event and to purchase tickets visit http://www.hrcladinner.com/
About The HRC Los Angeles Gala:
The HRC Los Angeles Gala is one of the largest LGBT fundraising events in Southern California, drawing more than 1,000 guests in past years, including national LGBT leaders in entertainment, community service, business and politics.
About Human Rights Campaign:
Founded in 1980, The Human Rights Campaign is America’s largest civil rights organization working to achieve lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality. By inspiring and engaging all Americans, HRC strives to end discrimination against LGBT citizens and realize a nation that achieves fundamental fairness and equality for all. For more information about the organization visit http://www.hrc.org
Sources: Pearson Brown, HRC LA & HRC.org
Photos Courtesy of HRC Los Angeles Gala
Editor’s Note: Article first published on Los Angeles County Events Examiner of Examiner.com on March 10, 2011.
On Friday, September 24, 2010 Author, Educator, Speaker and Doctor Aura Imbarus held her third book signing of her most acclaimed memoir tittle “Out of the Transylvania Night: A Story of Tyranny, Freedom, Love and Identity”, that was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize.
First people walked on Friday evening and check with Emily A.M. Yeo in front of Ingrid’s Cafe Restaurant where she escort them inside to meet author and educator Aura Imbarus and offered fresh, yummy sweet treats for taste made by restaurant owner Ingrid Bedrosian (You can see the exclusive photos taken by Actor/Producer, Doctor and Photographer Mark Valinsky. Also some of Aura’s fans took photos, chat with her and congratulated her for her amazing job in writing and sharing her life story. She took time to autographs all the books the were purchase on the night from her fans/readers and friends.
“Out of the Transylvania Night” is an intriguing, compelling and passionate novel, written by one of the up and coming novelists of our time.” Said Fawn; Hit recording artist and songwriter.
The event was another success held and hosted by Ingrid’s Cafe located at 9861 S. Santa Monica Blvd in Beverly Hills, CA from 7:30pm – 10:30pm.
Per Author and Educator Aura Imbarus all this events were the purpose to promote The Official Book signing which will be held at Barnes & Noble,The Grove Mall in the Miracle Mile area by the famous Farmers Market on Saturday, October 23, 2010 from 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm. The Barnes & Noble, at The Grovelocated at 189 Grove Drive Suite K 30 in Los Angeles, CA 90036. Aura’s book was published on 09/27/2010 with ISBN-13: 9780984308125 by Bettie Youngs Book Publishing Company.
After the Official book signing they will held an after party from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm (Information and press release will be available at a later date. Also Diversity News have learned from a private source that they may have a media wall (a step and repeat) and red carpet for media/press and photographers to do interviews and take photos of the event).
Don’t forget that if you are not able to attend this event your can still buy Aura’s book by ordering online at Barnes & Noble http://search.barnesandnoble.com/Out-of-the-Transylvania-Night/Aura-Imbarus/e/9780984308125/?itm=1&USRI=Aura+Imbarus or attend her book signing event, but you must RSVP.
About Aura Imbarus:
Aura Imbarus, PhD, is an educator, professional speaker, a former popular journalist in Europe and the author of the critically acclaimed memoir, Out of the Transylvania Night: A Story of Tyranny, Freedom, Love and Identity, and a book for teens, 101 Great Ways to Make the World a Totally Awesome Place – By Teens For Teens, both are been released during the fall 2010. Aura was born in Sibiu, Romania. Educated at the famed Octavian Goga High School, she earned a Bachelor’s Degree in English and Modern Languages and an MA in English Literature at Lucian Blaga University in Sibiu, Transylvania, Romania. She earned her PhD in Romance Languages-Philology under the tutelage of Professor Dumitru Cicio-Pop, PhD, who writes the Foreword for her book. For more information about Aura Imbarus please visit her official website at http://auraimbarus.com/aura/index.htm
Sources: http://www.diversitynewspublications.com, http://auraimbarus.com, http://www.ingridscafe.com & http://bettieyoungsbooks.com/authors/AuraImbarus/index.htm
Editor’s Note: Once again we wish the best of luck to our friend, Doctor, Author, Educator, Celebrity and professional speaker. In another note please remember to sponsor our advertisers. Thank You.