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A Normal Day

Juanes sweeps Latin Grammys. He wins all five awards he was nominated for, including Record and Album of the Year

Juanes, Latin Grammy Awards | JUANES NEVER ENOUGH The Latin crooner was the night's top winner
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JUANES NEVER ENOUGH The Latin crooner was the night's top winner

His album is called ''Un Dia Normal'' (A Normal Day), but Colombian rocker Juanes called Wednesday ''the most impressive day of my life.'' On Wednesday, he won all five Latin Grammys for which he was nominated, including Record of the Year and Song of the Year for ''Es Por Ti'' and Album of the Year and Best Rock Solo Vocal Album for ''Un Dia Normal.''

Also winning big were Miami rockers Bacilos, celebrating in their hometown for the first time (the fourth annual awards gala enjoyed its first Miami engagement Wednesday at the city's American Airlines Arena). The band won Best Pop Album by a Duo or Group for ''Cataluna,'' and frontman Jorge Villamizar, who co-composed ''Mi Primer Millon'' (My First Million), shared the Best Tropical Song award with producer/co-composer Sergio George. Jazz vet Paquito D'Rivera won Best Latin Jazz Album (''Brazilian Dreams'') and Best Classical Album (''Historia del Soldado''). David Bisbal, a TV talent contest runner-up who is Spain's answer to Clay Aiken, was named Best New Artist.

George Lopez hosted the ceremony, which aired live on CBS. A partial list of winners is below.

Song of the Year
''Es Por Ti,'' Juanes

Best Pop Album by a Duo or Group with Vocal
''Caraluna,'' Bacilos

Best Male Pop Vocal Album
''Quizas,'' Enrique Iglesias

Best Female Pop Vocal Album
''Sobrevivir,'' Olga Tanon

Best Rock Album by a Duo or Group with Vocal
''Revolucion de Amor,'' Mana

Album of the Year
''Un Dia Normal,'' Juanes

Record of the Year
''Es Por Ti,'' Juanes

Best Rap/Hip-Hop Album

Best Rock Song
''Mala Gente,'' Juanes

Best Rock Solo Vocal Album
''Un Dia Normal,'' Juanes


''Emigrante,'' Orishas

Best New Artist
David Bisbal

Best Music Video
''Frijolero,'' Molotov

Originally posted Sep 04, 2003