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October 30, 2001

Christina wins her second Grammy Award

Christina and Rudy Perez
Christina with 'Mi Reflejo' producer Rudy Perez -
her first Latin recording
continues to garner
industry accolades

Christina can now add another title to her list of accomplishments - 'Two-Time Grammy Award Winner.' She has won the 2001 Latin Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Album for 'Mi Reflejo.'

Actor Jimmy 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 were announced.

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 deserved.'

Christina was also nominated for Record of The Year for 'Pero Me Acuerdo De Ti.'

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.'

The Latin 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.

The press 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.

Additionally, the Recording Academy scheduled a live, exclusive video stream of the event at the Latin Grammy Webcast site.

The winners in the remaining 23 categories are available at

Meanwhile, Recording 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.'

The 2nd 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.

In 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.

Major nominees 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.

-Al Gomes with reports from

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At the Latin Grammy press conference, Jimmy Smits accepted the award for Christina and said, 'So, Christina, it's here waiting for you - well deserved.'

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