In a city with such a large Latino audience, LAist is surprised at the lack of coverage of the 6th Annual Latin Grammys. Perhaps the awards are still ahead of the curve. After being aired on CBS for several years (and garnering low ratings) this year the Latin Grammys moved to Univision, the leading domestic Spanish-speaking language network. The awards were broadcast in Spanish for the first time, which makes perfect sense to us--and perhaps explains why they failed on CBS.
Spaniards were the big winners, especially Alejandro Sanz (pictured above), who walked away with two of the biggest awards: Record of the Year and Song of the Year for "To No Tienes Alma," which appeared on his Grandes Exitos (Greatest Hits) album. Click here for a full list of winners.
The three-hour long Grammy gala was held at The Shrine Auditorium on November 3, and included live performances from Don Omar, La Ley and Bebe. After the commercial explosion of 1999, the Latin music scene has settled into a more predictable growth pattern. With the number of Spanish-speaking Americans on the rise, we wouldn't be surprised if the Latin Grammys rear their heads again on one of the bigger American broadcast nets. In the meantime, we think Univision might be the best thing that happened to the show. It's a more natural fit.