Las Vegas, NV (November 19, 2018)—The 19th annual Latin GRAMMY Awards, broadcast live by Univision from Las Vegas on November 15, recognized the recording, mixing and mastering engineers behind some of the past year’s biggest hits.
The awards recognize Spanish- and Portuguese-language artists in 49 categories and are voted on by Recording Academy members in over 40 countries. This year, nominations in the four top categories, including Record of the Year and Album of the Year, were increased from five to 10 for the first time.
Two winners in the categories recognizing engineering talent also won in other categories. Jorge Drexler, a Uruguayan musician, actor and doctor, also picked up two songwriting awards, including Song of the Year for “Telefonía” and Best Singer-Songwriter Album for Salvavidas De Hielo. Puerto Rico-born Mexican music megastar Luis Miguel also won in the Best Ranchero/Mariachi Album category for ¡México Por Siempre!
Producer of the Year went to Venezuelan trumpeter Linda Briceño.
This year’s engineering, mixing and mastering Latin GRAMMY winners are:
Record of the Year
Carles Campi Campón & Jorge Drexler, producers;
Carles Campi Campón & Ernesto García, recording engineers;
Matías Cella, mixer;
Fred Kevorkian, mastering engineer
Track from: Salvavidas De Hielo
[Warner Music Spain]
Album of the Year
¡México Por Siempre!
Luis Miguel & David Reitzas, album producers;
David Reitzas & Jess Sutcliffe, album recording engineers;
David Reitzas, album mixer;
José Alfredo Jiménez, songwriter;
Eric Boulanger & David Reitzas, album mastering engineers
[Warner Music México, S.A. de C.V.]
Best Engineered Album
50 Años Tocando Para Ti
Rafa Sardina, engineer;
Rafa Sardina, mixer;
Eric Boulanger, mastering engineer
(Orquesta Filarmónica De Bogotá)
[Orquesta Filarmónica De Bogotá]
Recording Academy • www.grammy.com