Calle 13 Goes 13-For-13 At Latin Grammy Awards

Calle 13, a hip-hop tandem from Puerto Rico, took home all 13 of the awards they were nominated for — including record and album of the year — at Thursday’s 10th Annual Latin Grammy Awards held at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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“This award, I have to dedicate to many people,” René Pérez, who raps in Calle 13 as Residente, said, adding the recently-deceased Argentine folk singer Mercedes Sosa was a major source of inspiration for the pair. “We love her very much… her music will live forever.”

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More of the night’s winners included Laura Pausini, whose Primavera Anticipada won best female pop vocal album; Luis Enrique, whose Ciclos won best salsa album and Wisin y Yandel, who won best urban song for Abusadora.

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The Latin Grammy Awards was broadcast on Univision.

The 2010 Grammy Awards will take place at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Jan. 31.

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