Puerto Rican hip-hop duo Calle 13 dominated Thursday night’s 12th annual Latin Grammy Awards in Las Vegas, winning nine awards including Album of the Year, Record of the Year and Song of the Year. The duo of Residente (Rene Perez Joglar) and Visitante (Eduardo Jose Cabra Martinez, Joglar’s stepbrother) won in every category in which they were nominated. (They were nominated twice for album of the year thanks to their work on Shakira’s “Sale el Sol.”)
Calle 13 has now won a record 19 Latin Grammys, including Best New Artist in 2006 and Album of the Year in 2009. The band’s 2010 album “Entren Los Que Quieran” was praised for its politically-charged songs that deftly sounds from across the globe, from Bollywood to reggaeton.
More Calle 13 in The Washington Post: Album review of “Entren Los Que Quieran,”a May interview with Residente, and a review of the band’s show at Galaxy Sports Bar and Grill.