Latin Grammys – Rafa Sardina wins Best Engineered Album
Posted on: Wednesday 21st of November 2018
The 19th annual Latin GRAMMY Awards, broadcast live by Univision from Las Vegas on November 15, recognised the recording, mixing and mastering engineers behind some of the past year’s biggest hits. The awards recognise Spanish and Portuguese-language artists in 49 categories, and are voted on by Recording Academy members in over 40 countries. Rafa Sardina won the prestigious award for Best Engineered Album – his 13th win!
This year’s engineering, mixing and mastering Latin GRAMMY winners are:
Best Engineered Album 50 Años Tocando Para Ti (Orquesta Filarmónica De Bogotá) Rafa Sardina (interview Resolution V5.2), engineer; Rafa Sardina, mixer; Eric Boulanger, mastering engineer
Record of the Year Telefonía / Jorge Drexler
Carles Campi Campón & Jorge Drexler, producers; Carles Campi Campón & Ernesto García, recording engineers; Matías Cella, mixer; Fred Kevorkian, mastering engineer
Album of the Year ¡México Por Siempre! Luis Miguel; Luis Miguel & David Reitzas, album producers; David Reitzas & Jess Sutcliffe, album recording engineers; David Reitzas, album mixer; José Alfredo Jiménez, songwriter; Eric Boulanger & David Reitzas, album mastering engineers
Jorge Drexler, a Uruguayan artist known for his finely-crafted music, took home an armful of awards this year, capturing song and record of the year awards for his single ‘Telefonía’ and the best singer/songwriter album for Salvavidas de hielo.
Rosalía, the Spanish singer/songwriter, whose surprising fusion of flamenco and urban music has a surprisingly broad appeal, won best alternative song and best urban/fusion performance for “Malamente.” Also taking home two Latin Grammys was salsa star Victor Manuelle, who won best tropical song and best salsa album. Mexican megastar Luis Miguel also won two awards for his album ¡MÉXICO Por Siempre! The album won best ranchero/mariachi album as well as album of the year.