wins her second Grammy
Christina with 'Mi Reflejo' producer Rudy Perez -
her first Latin recording
continues to garner
can now add another title to her list of accomplishments - 'Two-Time
Grammy Award Winner.' She has won the 2001 Latin Grammy Award
Best Female Pop Vocal Album for 'Mi Reflejo.'
Smits, the originally scheduled co-host of the cancelled 2nd
Annual Latin Grammy Awards, made the announcement at the much-anticipated
press conference where this year's Latin Grammy Award winners
Jimmy Smits accepted the award for Christina and
said: 'Christina couldn't be here, but she asked us to convey this
message:' Christina: 'I'm sorry that I cannot be here in
person. It's an honor for me to receive this award and I would like
to thank everyone at the Latin Recording Academy for their support.'
Jimmy concluded: 'So, Christina, it's waiting here for you. Well
was also nominated for Record
of The Year for 'Pero Me Acuerdo De
Says the New York Post, 'With her Latin CD 'Mi
Reflejo' ... no other artist has realized English to Spanish crossover
dreams with this kind of grace.'
Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences held the high-profile
celebrity press conference on Tuesday, October 30 at the
Conga Room in Los Angeles with many artists and other celebrities
as well as Latin Academy President/CEO Michael Greene and
Latin Academy Senior VP/Executive Director Enrique Fernandez
in attendance. Additionally,
seven-time nominee Juanes performed.
conference featured the presentation of Latin Grammys
in 15 categories, including the four general categories -
Record, Album and Song Of The Year, and Best New Artist.
the Recording Academy scheduled a live, exclusive video stream of
the event at the Latin Grammy Webcast site.
in the remaining 23 categories are available at www.grammy.com
Academy President/CEO Michael Greene announced that a one-hour
television special surrounding this year's Latin Grammy Awards was
being developed and that there is 'something planned already for
the US Grammy Awards on February 27.'
Annual Latin Grammy telecast was originally scheduled to air on
September 11 but was quickly cancelled after that morning's attacks
on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon brought an abrupt halt
to most regularly scheduled activities.
the aftermath, the Latin Academy looked into appropriate alternate
dates and venues to stage the telecast, but ultimately recognized
that the Herculean task of reassembling the nominees, many of whom
reside outside the U.S., would be extremely difficult.
for the awards included Colombian rocker Juanes, who led all nominees
with his seven nods, Spanish singer Alejandro Sanz, who has five,
and Aterciopelados, Gilberto Gil, Fito Paez and Caetano Veloso who
each earned three.
Gomes with reports from Grammy.com
2001 Latin Grammy info