The Latin Grammy Awards aired last night Thursday, November 10 live on Univision at 8PM), from the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas. The star-studded event included incredible performances by Demi Lovato, Pitbull, Calle 13, Mana and a slew of other artists.
Some were good enough to be included in our list of the greatest Latin Grammy performances of all time. So sit back, relax, and enjoy the show!
1. Tito Puente Tribute
2000: The first-ever Latin Grammy Awards featured an all-star tribute to Tito Puente. Andy Garcia played the timbales as Ricky Martin, Gloria Estefan and Celia Cruz sang. But let’s face it, the stage belonged to the Queen of Salsa. ¡Azúcar!
2. Alejandro Sanz & Destiny's Child: Quisiera Ser
2002: Alejandro Sanz was joined onstage by Destiny’s Child for this moving rendition of “Quisiera Ser.” We love it when Sanz puts down his guitar to dance with Beyoncé.
3. BEP & Juanes: La Paga
2003: Before taking home five Grammy awards, Juanes teamed up with the Black Eyed Peas for an electrifying performance of "La Paga." Listen for Fergie singing in español.
4. Carlos Santana: La Bamba
2004: Man of the Year Carlos Santana joined Los Lonely Boys for a soaring tribute to Richie Valens by playing “La Bamba.”
5. La Ley: Greatest Hits Medley
2005: Chilean rockers La Ley broke up in 2005, and here they are performing a medley of their biggest hits.
6. Shakira & Alejandro Sanz: La tortura
2006: Shakira sang the song of the year, “La Tortura,” with duet partner Alejandro Sanz and the crowd went wild!
7. Calle 13 & Los Orishas: Pal Norte
2007: Calle 13 created a carnival of sound with the aid of Cuban band Orishas, Arahuaco Indians from Colombia and the cast of Stomp Out Loud when they performed “Pal Norte.”
8. Gloria Estefan: Mi tierra
2008: Person of the Year Gloria Estefan entertained the audience with her hits “Mi Tierra” and “Oye Mi Canto” alongside Carlos Santana and José Feliciano.
9. Calle 13 & Ruben Blades: "La Perla"
2009: Always looking to top their previous performances, Puerto Rican duo Calle 13 picked up five awards and sang “La Perla” with Ruben Blades and the drummers from Cirque du Soleil’s Mystère.
10. Demi Lovato: Latin Grammys
2011: Demi Lovato continued her triumphant comeback with a beautiful duet with Pablo Alboran of the Spanish singer's break out hit "Solamente Tu". It was a romantic triumph, not only because of the difficulty of singing this wide-ranging song, but also given the fact that Demi has openly admitted she doesn't speak Spanish and had to learn the lyrics for the song phonetically.