Iglesias, Calle 13 clean up at Latin Grammys

By Mary Papenfuss  |  Updated Nov. 21, 2014 at 10:32 AM
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LAS VEGAS, Nov. 21 (UPI) -- Heartthrob Enrique Iglesias scooped up his first Latin Grammy in more than a decade and Calle 13 broke a record with the most wins ever at 21.

Iglesias won three awards, including one for Song of the Year for his hit "Bailando," and one for Best Urban Song and Best Performance.

Calle 13 grabbed Producer of the Year, along with Latin Grammys for Best Alternative Song ("El Aguante") and Best Urban Music Album ("Multiviral)." But the late Mexican guitarist Paca de Lucia won Album of the Year for "Canción Andaluza," which also won Best Flamingo Album.

Juanes won Best Pop/Rock Album for "Loco De Amor."

"We are happy. We have 21 Latin Grammys and it is a dream. We never thought we would have this in our lives," Calle 13 singer Rene Perez said backstage.

A taped performance of "Bailando" by Iglesias closed the three-hour show, which was delayed 17 minutes because of President Obama's immigration speech.

"Bailando" has sold more than 1.2 million tracks in the United States. The song is the longest-running No. 1 hit on Billboard's Hot Latin Songs. Iglesias accepted his awards from Paris, where he's currently touring.

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