Special Awards

Lifetime Achievement Awards

This Special Award is presented by vote of The Latin Recording Academy ' s Trustees to performers who have made creative contributions of outstanding artistic significance to the field of recording during their careers.

 

2019

20th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards

Eva Ayllón

Joan Baez

José Cid

Lupita D’alessio

Hugo Fattoruso

Pimpinela

Omara Portuondo

José Luis Rodríguez "El Puma"

 

2018

19th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards

Erasmo Carlos

Dyango

Andy Montañez

José María Napoleón

Chucho Valdés

Wilfrido Vargas

Yuri

 

2017

18th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards

Lucecita Benítez

João Bosco

Ilan Chester

Víctor Heredia

Los Del Río (Antonio Romero Monge and Rafael Ruiz Perdigones)

Guadalupe Pineda

 

2016

17th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards

El Consorcio (Mocedades)

Eugenia León

Ricardo Montaner

Ednita Nazario

Piero

 

2015

16th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards

Gato Barbieri

Ana Belén & Víctor Manuel

Angela Carrasco

Djavan

El Gran Combo de Puerto Rico

Pablo Milanés

 

2014

15th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards

Willy Chirino

César Costa

Carlos Do Carmo

Dúo Dinámico

Los Lobos

Valeria Lynch

Ney Matogrosso

 

2013

14th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards

Oscar D'León. Singer, Musician

Juan Formell. Musician, Arranger and Songwriter

Roberto Menescal. Musician, Songwriter and Producer

Totó La Momposina. Singer and Interpreter

Palito Ortega. Singer, Actor and Producer

Eddie Palmieri. Pianist, Music Director and Musician

Miguel Ríos. Singer, Songwriter, Actor and Producer

 

2012

XIII Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards

Luz Casal. Singer

Leo Dan. Singer/songwriter

Rita Moreno. Singer/actress

Milton Nascimento. Singer/songwriter

Daniela Romo. Singer

Poncho Sánchez. Percussionist

Toquinho. Songwriter/guitar player

 

2011

12th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards

Joe Arroyo. Singer/ songwriter

Gal Costa. Singer

José Feliciano. Singer/songwriter

Les Luthiers. Humorous group/musicians

Alex Lora. Singer/songwriter

Rubén Rada. Singer/songwriter/percussionist

Linda Ronstadt. Singer

2010

11th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards

Lifetime Achievement Award

João Donato . Singer/songwriter and pianist

Armando Manzanero. Composer

Las Hermanas Márquez. Singers

Joseíto Mateo. Singer

Jorge Oñate. Singer

Susana Rinaldi. Singer

2009

10th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards

Lifetime Achievement Award

Cándido Camero. Conguero.

Beth Carvalho. Singer.

Charly Garcia. Pianist, singer, and songwriter.

Tania Libertad. Singer.

Marco Antonio Muñiz. Singer.

Juan Romero. Songwriter

2008

9th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards

Lifetime Achievement Award

Angélica María. Singer and actress.

Vikki Carr. Singer

Cheo Feliciano. Singer and songwriter.

Astrud Gilberto. Singer

María Dolores Pradera. Singer and actress.

Estela Raval. Singer

 

2007

8th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards

Lifetime Achievement Award

Alberto Cortez. Singer and songwriter.

Lucho Gatica. Singer

Olga Guillot. Singer and actress.

Os Paralamas do Sucesso. Rock/reggae/ska/pop trio

Los Tigres del Norte. Norteño music quintet

Chavela Vargas. Singer

 

2006

7th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards

Lifetime Achievement Award

Graciela. Singer.

Paloma San Basilio. Singer.

León Gieco. Singer and songwriter.

César Camargo Mariano. Pianist, songwriter, and producer.

Richie Ray & Bobby Cruz. Pianist and singer, respectively.  Songwriters.

Alberto Vázquez. Singer and actor.

Johnny Ventura. Singer and songwriter.

 

2005

6th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards

Lifetime Achievement Award

Johnny Pacheco. Composer, multi-instrumentalist and producer.

Sandro. Singer and actor.

Generoso Jiménez. Trombonist and arranger.

Sergio Mendes. Pianist, composer, arranger, and producer.

Jorge Ben Jor. Singer and songwriter.

Rocío Dúrcal. Singer and actress.

 

2004

5th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards

Mercedes Sosa. Singer

José José. Singer

Roberto Carlos. Singer and songwriter

Willie Colón. Singer, trombonist, songwriter, and producer.

Antonio Aguilar. Singer, songwriter, actor and film producer.

 

Trustees Awards

This Special Award is presented by vote of The Latin Recording Academy's Trustees to individuals who have made significant contributions, other than performance, to the field of recording during their careers.

 

2019

20th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards

Mario Kaminsky

 

2018

19th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards

Horacio Malvicino

Tomás Muñoz

 

2017

18th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards

Jon Fausty

Lalo Schifrin

 

2016

17th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards

Carlos Mejía Godoy

Nelson Motta

Rafael Solano Sánchez

 

2015

16th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards

Federico Britos

Humberto Gatica

Chelique Sarabia

 

2014

15th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards

André Midani

Juan Vicente Torrealba

 

2013

14th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards

Mario Kreutzberger "Don Francisco". Entertainer, TV Personality

Pedro Ramírez Velázquez. Musician, Songwriter, Arranger and Music Director

 

2012

XIII Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards

Juan Carmona Habichuela. Flamenco guitar performer

Yomo Toro. Cuatro performer

 

2011

12th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards

Manuel Alejandro. Songwriter

Jesùs Chucho Ferrer. Interpreter/orchestrator

Ray Santos. Composer/orchestrator/musician

2010

11th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards

Manuel Bonilla. Singer and songwriter

Juan Carlos Calderón. Producer, composer, and arranger

Hebe Camargo. Television host and Singer



2009

10th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards

José Antonio Abreu. Music educator.

Roberto Cantoral García. Songwriter



2008

9th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards

Simón Díaz. Singer and songwriter.

Larry Harlow. Pianist, composer, arranger and producer

Juanito Márquez. Guitarist, songwriter, and arranger.

 

 

2007

8th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards

João Araujo. Record company executive.

Leopoldo Federico. Bandoneón player, songwriter, and bandleader.

Fernando Hernández. Record company executive

 

2006

7th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards

Alejandro Quintero. Publisher and record label executive.

Rafael Escalona. Songwriter and poet.

  

2005

6th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards

Eduardo Magallanes. Producer and arranger.

Rafael Pérez Botija. Songwriter.

Pierre Cossette. Television producer.

  

2004

5th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards

Manuel Esperón. Composer and pianist.