Shakira shakes it up with 4 wins at Latin Grammys
'La Tortura' is song, record of yearSurprising no one, Shakira was the big winner at the seventh annual Latin Grammy Awards, taking home four statues during the ceremony at Madison Square Garden (HR 11/3).
The Colombian pop star won song and record of the year awards for "La Tortura," a duet with Spaniard Alejandro Sanz. She also received trophies for female pop vocal album and album of the year for her Spanish-language "Fijacion Oral, Vol. 1."
"Fijacion Oral" also was named best engineered album, collecting honors for Vlado Meller and his team.
Shakira wasn't the only artist going home with multiple awards as reggaeton duo Calle 13 took home three trophies. The Puerto Ricans were named best new artist, won for shortform music video with "Atrevete Te, Te!" and beat out reggaeton stars Daddy Yankee and Don Omar to win best urban music album with their self-titled debut.
Popular Mexican singer Joan Sebastian received two awards in the regional Mexican field, taking the nod for best banda album with "Mas Alla del Sol" and winning for best grupero album with "En el Auditorio Nacional."
Argentine rocker Gustavo Cerati, who was nominated for four awards, also took home two statues: rock solo vocal album for "Ahi Vamos" and rock song for the piano ballad "Crimen."
Socially conscious Guatemalan singer-songwriter Ricardo Arjona took the nod for male pop vocal album with his "Adentro."
Mexican chanteuse Julieta Venegas, also nominated for four awards, won the alternative music album trophy for "Limon y Sal."
A complete list of winners is at www.hollywoodreporter.com.