Juan Luis Guerra and his Shure mic.Las Vegas (November 29, 2007)--If he played roulette that night, hopefully Dominican singer Juan Luis Guerra put his money on “5” on the night of the recent Latin Grammy Awards at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. The longtime Shure user was nominated in five categories and swept them all.
Guerra walked away with Latin Grammy awards for Album of the Year, Song of the Year, Record of the Year, Tropical Song, and Best Merengue Album for the single and album La Llave de Mi Corazon. In addition, Guerra was honored the night before the awards as the 2007 Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year for his artistic and humanitarian efforts.
"What a great night for Juan," said Gabe Benitez, regional artist relations manager for Shure. "It was incredible that he won five awards. We were thrilled to see him get that recognition."
In addition to Guerra, several artists performed during the evening using Shure UHF-R wireless systems with Beta 58A microphones, including Pepe Aguilar, Miguel Bose with Bimba, Camila, Daddy Yankee, Shaila Durcal, and Jesse & Joy.
"One of the highlights of the night for me was watching Calle 13 perform with Orishas," added Benitez. "They performed with the Vegas Stomp cast from Stomp Out Loud and it was simply amazing. They really brought down the house."
Shure endorsers Gustavo Cerati and Marcos Witt won Latin Grammy Awards--Cerati for Best Rock Song and Witt for Best Christian Album (Spanish Language)--and three others were nominated: Miguel Bose for Record of the Year, Album of the Year, and Best Male Pop Vocal Album; Alejandro Sanz for Album of the Year; and Mana for Best Short Form Music Video.