ENRIQUE IGLESIAS nabbed three trophies at the 15th annual Latin Grammy Awards on Thursday (20Nov14) and accepted his prizes from halfway around the world.
The Hero hitmaker was the big winner at the prizegiving at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, but he was not able to pick up his honours in person because he was in Antwerp, Belgium as part of his ongoing Sex and Love tour.
Iglesias claimed the night's Best Urban Performance and Best Urban Song prizes before the ceremony for his hit Bailando, and during the main show, he scored the coveted Song of the Year accolade.
He was able to give an acceptance speech live via satellite from the Sportpaleis Antwerpen venue and later, a pre-taped performance of his Grammy-winning track with Descemer Bueno and Gente De Zona during his concert in Madrid last week (15Nov14) ended the ceremony.
Puerto Rican rappers Calle 13 were up for nine awards but only walked away with two - Best Urban Music Album for MultiViral and Best Alternative Song for El Aguante, which they performed at the beginning of the show.
Other multiple-trophy winners included Carlos Vives (Best Contemporary Tropical Album and Best Tropical Song) and the late Paco de Lucia, who died in February (14), aged 66. His wife, Gabriela Carrasco, and her children accepted his prizes for Album of the Year and Best Flamenco Album.
Spanish singer/songwriter Joan Manuel Serrat was named the Person of the Year in recognition of his career achievements.
Meanwhile, the night was filled with 20 performances from some of Latin music's biggest artists, including memorable collaborations between Pitbull, Wisin and Chris Brown, Ricky Martin and Camila, Marc Anthony and Magic!, and Pepe Aguilar and Miguel Bose, while Pitbull also joined forces with Carlos Santana, and Anthony returned for a duet with Vives.
The ceremony, which was hosted by actors Eugenio Derbez and Jacqueline Bracamontes, was delayed by almost 20 minutes as organisers had to wait for the end of U.S. President Barack Obama's televised speech to the nation about immigration reform.
The full list of 2014 Latin Grammy Awards winners is:
Record Of The Year - Universos Paralelos by Jorge Drexler featuring Ana Tijoux
Album of the Year - Cancion Andaluza by Paco de Lucia
Song of the Year - Bailando by Enrique Iglesias
Best New Artist - Mariana Vega
Best Contemporary Pop Vocal Album - Elypse by Camila
Best Musica Popular Brasileira Album - Coracao A Batucar by Maria Rita
Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album - Fonseca Sinfonico by Fonseca
Best Urban Performance - Bailando by Enrique Iglesias
Best Urban Music Album - MultiViral by Calle 13
Best Urban Song - Bailando by Enrique Iglesias
Best Rock Album - Agua Maldita by Molotov
Best Pop/Rock Album - Loco De Amor by Juanes
Best Rock Song - Cuando No Estas by Andres Calamaro
Best Alternative Music Album - Romantisismico by Babasonicos
Best Alternative Song - El Aguante by Calle 13
Best Salsa Album - 3.0 by Marc Anthony
Best Cumbia/Vallenato Album - Celedon Sin Fronteras 1 by Jorge Celedon & Varios Artistas
Best Contemporary Tropical Album - Mas + Corazon Profundo by Carlos Vives
Best Traditional Tropical Album - Grandes Exitos De Las Sonoras, Con La Mas Grande, La Sonora Santanera by La Sonora Santanera
Best Tropical Song - Cuando Nos Volvamos a Encontrar by Carlos Vives
Best Singer-Songwriter Album - Bailar En La Cueva by Jorge Drexler
Best Ranchero Album - Lastima Que Sean Ajenas by Pepe Aguilar
Best Banda Album - Haciendo Historia by La Banda el Recodo
Best Tejano Album - Forever Mazz by Jimmy Gonzalez y Grupo Mazz
Best Norteno Album - Amor, Amor by Conjunto Primavera
Best Regional Song - De Mil Amores by Marco Antonio Solís
Best Instrumental Album - Final Night At Birdland by Arturo O'Farrill & The Chico O'Farrill Afro-Cuban Jazz Orchestra
Best Folk Album - Raiz by Lila Downs, Nina Pastori and Soledad
Best Tango Album - Tangos by Ruben Blades
Best Flamenco Album - Cancion Andaluza by Paco de Lucia
Best Latin Jazz Album - Tie: The Vigil by Chick Corea and Song For Maura by Paquito D'Rivera & Trio Corrente
Best Christian Album (Spanish Language) - La Carta Perfecta - En Vivo by Danilo Montero
Best Christian Album (Portuguese Language) - Graça by Aline Barros
Best Brazilian Contemporary Pop Album - Multishow Ao Vivo - Ivete Sangalo 20 by Ivete Sangalo
Best Brazilian Rock Album - Gigante Gentil by Erasmo Carlos
Best Samba/Pagode Album - Coracao A Batucar by Maria Rita
Best MPB (Musica Popular Brasileira) Album - Verdade, Uma Ilusao by Marisa Monte
Best Sertaneja Music Album - Questao De Tempo by Sergio Reis
Best Brazilian Roots Album - Amigo Velho by Falamansa
Best Brazilian Song - A Bossa Nova É Foda by Caetano Veloso
Best Latin Children’s Album - Coloreando: Traditional Songs For Children In Spanish by Marta Gomez & Friends
Best Classical Album - Verdi by Placido Domingo
Best Classical Contemporary Composition - Concierto Para Violín y Orquesta De Cuerdas by Claudia Montero
Best Recording Package - Wed 21
Best Engineered Album - De Repente
Producer of the Year - Sergio George
Best Short Form Music Video - Flamingo by La Vida Boheme
Best Long Form Music Video - El Objeto Antes Llamado Disco - La Pelicula by Cafe Tacvba
Person of the Year - Joan Manuel Serrat