“Mientes,” by the Mexican rockers Camila, was named both Song and Record of the Year at the 11th Latin Grammy Awards Thursday night. However, the trio lost their Album of the Year bid — for “Dejarte De Amar” — to Dominican crooner Juan Luis Guerra (“A Son De Guerra”).
Guerra, the winner of two Grammys, had nine Latin Grammys heading into the evening. Among those others he edged out for the top prize were 14-time Latin Grammy and two-time Grammy winner Alejandro Sánz (“Paraíso Express”), Bebe (“Y.”) and Miguel Bosé (“Cardio”). Sanz did win Pop Male Vocalist.
Camila’s disc was named Pop Album while the ailing Argentian singer-songwriter Gustavo Cerati won both Rock Album (“Fuerza Natural”) and Rock Song (“Déjà Vu”).
Canadian singer Nelly Furtado took home Female Pop Vocalist for her first Spanish-language album “Mi Plan” and one of her collaborators, fellow Canadian Alex Cuba, was named New Artist.
Opera tenor Placido Domingo was feted as the Person of the Year. He asked that his musical tribute be of the songs that drew him to music. Among these, The Lettermen performed “Put Your Head on my Shoulder” and Patti Austin sang “Moon River.” Ricky Martin, a previous honoree, presented the award to an emotional Domingo.
In its second decade, the Latin Grammys have grown to 48 categories, many of which parallel those handed out at the Grammys, including the top four prizes — Album, Record, Song and New Artist. The ceremony aired live on Univision from Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas.
The official Latin Grammy Awards website has all the winners and nominees.
Photo: Camila celebrating their wins at the Latin Grammy Awards (Univision)