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Sans Sanz

Here are the Latin Grammy winners. No-show Alejandro Sanz earns four trophies

George Lopez, Latin Grammy Awards | HORSING AROUND Comedian George Lopez took the reins as host of the event
Image credit: George Lopez: Chris Pizzello/AP
HORSING AROUND Comedian George Lopez took the reins as host of the event

Over the previous four years of the Latin Grammys, Spanish crooner Alejandro Sanz had won seven trophies. So maybe the thrill was gone, and maybe that's why he didn't show at Wednesday night's ceremony at Los Angeles' Shrine Auditorium. Still, the singer, currently on tour, was the top winner, earning four trophies, including Album of the Year (for ''No Es Lo Mismo'') and Record of the Year and Song of the Year (for the title track).

The other big winner was Brazilian jazz performer Maria Rita, who won Best New Artist and Best Musica Popular Brasileira Album for her self-titled debut. A third trophy went to songwriter Milton Nascimento for composing Rita's ''A Festa.''

George Lopez returned as host of the ceremony, whose performances included several duets between mainstream pop acts and Latin acts -- Jessica Simpson and Spanish flamenco singer David Bisbal, Incubus and Mexican alt-rock/hip-hop act Café Tacuba, and Carlos Santana (named Latin Grammy Person of the Year) and Tex-Mex duo Los Lonely Boys. A list of major award winners is below.

Album Of The Year
Alejandro Sanz, ''No Es Lo Mismo''

Record Of The Year
Alejandro Sanz, ''No Es Lo Mismo''

New Artist
Maria Rita

Female Pop Vocal Album
Rosario, ''De Mil Colores''

Male Pop Vocal Album
Alejandro Sanz, ''No Es Lo Mismo''

Music Video
Robi Draco Rosa, ''Mas y Mas''

Song Of The Year
Alejandro Sanz, ''No Es Lo Mismo''

Pop Album By A Duo Or Group With Vocal
Sin Bandera, ''De Viaje''

Rock Solo Vocal Album
Julieta Venegas, ''Si''

Rock Album By A Duo Or Group With Vocal
La Ley, ''Libertad''

Rock Song
Cafe Tacuba, ''Eres''

Alternative Music Album
Cafe Tacuba, ''Cuatro Caminos''

Banda Album
Banda El Recodo de Cruz Lizarraga, ''Por Ti''

Brazilian Song (Portuguese Language)
Maria Rita, ''A Festa''

Flamenco Album
Paco De Lucia, ''Cositas Buenas''

Folk Album
Kepa Junkera, ''K''

Grupero Album
Alicia Villarreal, ''Cuando El Corazon Se Cruza''

Instrumental Album
Yo-Yo Ma, ''Obrigado Brazil Live In Concert''

Latin Jazz Album
Chucho Valdes, ''New Conceptions''

MPB (Musica Popular Brasileira) Album
Maria Rita, ''Maria Rita''

Merengue Album
Johnny Ventura, ''Sin Desperdicio''

Norteno Album
Los Tigres Del Norte, ''Pacto De Sangre''

Ranchero Album
Vicente y Alejandro Fernandez, ''En Vivo Juntos Por Ultima Vez''

Regional Mexican Song
Marco Antonio Solis, ''Tu Amor O Tu Desprecio''

Salsa Album
Celia Cruz, ''Regalo Del Alma''

Singer-Songwriter Album
Soraya, ''Soraya''

Tango Album
Gerardo Gandini, ''Postangos En Vivo En Rosario''

Tejano Album
Jimmy Gonzalez and Grupo Mazz, ''Live En El Valle''

Contemporary Tropical Album
Albita, ''Albita Llego''

Traditional Tropical Album
Bebo Valdes and Diego El Cigala, ''Lagrimas Negras''

Tropical Song
Celia Cruz, ''Rie y Llora''

Urban Music Album
Vico C, ''En Honor A La Verdad''

Originally posted Sep 02, 2004