Alumni Win Ten Latin Grammy Awards

Margot Edwards
November 23, 2010
Juan Luis Guerra
Photo by Nick Balkin

Berklee alumni won a total of 10 awards at the 11th Annual Latin Grammy Awards, held in Las Vegas. Alumni were recognized in some of the top categories, including Album of the Year, Record of the Year, and Best Pop Album—Male. Juan Luis Guerra '83 and Benny Faccone '78 won multiple awards this year, while Tommy Torres '94 and Gustavo Borner '89 added one award each to the Latin Grammys they already have at home.  Gavin Lurssen '91 won his first Latin Grammy, which will join his three previously earned Grammy Awards. Rodrigo Cuevas '05 and Gael Hedding '05 are first-time winners for their work with Aida Cuevas.

Since the Latin Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences founded the awards in 2000, 19 Berklee alumni have received 54 Latin Grammy Awards. 74 Berklee alumni have received 192 Grammy Awards. Read complete lists of award-winners from the Berklee community. 

A complete list of Berklee alumni winners at the 11th Annual Latin Grammy Awards follows. 

• Record of the Year


Camila. Benny Faccone, engineer

Track from: Dejarte De Amar [Sony Music]


• Album of the Year

A Son de Guerra

Juan Luis Guerra. Juan Luis Guerra, producer [Capitol Latin]


• Best Ranchero Album 

Necesito de Ti 

Vicente Fernández. Gustavo Borner, engineer/mixer [Sony Music Latin]


• Best Pop Album—Male

Paraiso Express

Alejandro Sanz. Tommy Torres, producer; Tommy Torres, engineer [Warner Music Latina] 

• Best Pop Album—Duo or Group

Dejate De Amar

Camila. Benny Faccone, engineer [Sony Music Latin]


• Best Contemporary Tropical Album

A Son de Guerra

Juan Luis Guerra 4.40 [Capitol Latin]


• Best Tropical Song

Bachata en Fukuoka

Juan Luis Guerra, songwriter (Juan Luis Guerra 4.40)

Track from: A Son De Guerra [Capitol Latin]


• Best Tango Album

De Corazón a Corazón Mariachi Tango

Aida Cuevas. Rodrigo Cuevas, producer; Gael Hedding, engineer [E-35]


• Best Engineered Album


Diego Torres. Gavin Lurssen, mastering engineer [Universal Music Group]