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Shakira takes home five Latin Grammy Awards
Written by Ozzie Gonzalez, Hispanicsurf.com
3, 2006 -- Colombian pop singer, Shakira had her hands full
by the end of the night when she took home five Latin Grammy Awards last
night at a star-studded event which took place at Madison Square Garden in
New York City.
The hip-shaking beauty picked up "Record Of The Year"
and "Song Of The Year" for the single, La Tortura - which she performed
with Spanish heart-throb Alejandro Sanz, "Album Of The Year" and "Best
Female Pop Vocal Album" for Fijacion Oral Vol. 1, and a behind the scenes
acknowledgement in "Best Engineered Album" also for Fijacion Oral Vol. 1.
(click here for a
complete and accurate list of the awards Shakira won).
one of her awards to hard-working Latin immigrants in search of a dream, and
another to the city where she grew up, Barranquilla, Colombia.
"Everything I learned, I learned in my pueblo, so this goes to my gente, to
my town Barranquilla in Colombia," she said.
Shakira performed twice toward the first half of the show. She sang a sultry
ballad called “La Pared” in a long, black dress, alone with a pianist, then
returned with her famous bare hips and pulsing chest moves to perform “La
"I love you all. You have made me very happy tonight,"
she said after picking up her fourth award.
It was the first time a female artist had won in any of the top three Latin
Reggaeton group Calle 13 took home three awards - Best New Artist, Best Urban
Music Album and Best Short Music Video for Atrevete Te, Te. Argentine rock star
Gustavo Cerati triumphed in two categories, Best Rock Song for Crimen and Best
Rock Vocal Album for Ahi Vamos, while Brazilian music legend Sergio Mendes was
named Best Brazilian Contemporary Pop Album for Timeless.