Latin Grammys 2011Colombian singer Shakira arrives at the 12th annual Latin Grammy Awards in a golden-caramel, jewel-encrusted gown. Looking like a whimsical princess, Shakira strikes a pose the night after she was honored as the Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year.
Latin Grammys 2011Urban cool was the look these Calle 13 boys went for last night. Visitante (Eduardo Cabra) opted for a side-tilted staw fedora, embroidered shirt, and black vest. Residente (René Perez) wore a public service announcement black T-shirt, rosary necklace, and pin-striped pants. Visitante (L) and Residente of Calle 13 pose backstage with the awards they won at the 12th annual Latin Grammy Awards in Las Vegas, Nevada November 10, 2011.
Latin Grammys 2011Actress Sofia Vergara opted for an ornately detailed, white and gunmetal Reem Acra gown with fishtail train. She wore her hair in long flowing curls and carried a delicate silver clutch. Always beautiful, Vergara makes sure to show off her exquisite figure. The "Modern Family" stunner presented an award during the show.
Latin Grammys 2011Zoe Saldana was a true vision in emerald at the 12th annual Latin Grammy Awards in Las Vegas. The sparkling green, floor-length Elie Saab dress was superbly demure with a thin green waist belt, cap-sleeves, and high neckline. Saldana presented the award for record of the year to Calle 13 for "Latinoamerica.”
Latin Grammys 2011Actress and singer Adrienne Bailon looked ravishing in a metallic Houndstooh, cut-out gown with open back, complete with red lipstick and slicked-back bun. Bailon formerly dated Kardashian brother and "Dancing with the Stars" contestant, Rob Kardashian.
Latin Grammys 2011Super sexy Mexican actress Blanca Soto was not afraid to show a little skin last night. The actress appeared on the red carpet in this side-split black gown. "Blanca Soto made sure she'd be in all the papers today by wearing a dress that had no sides. She didn't wear no drawers under there, neither," wrote Guanabee.com.
Latin Grammys 2011Showing off her amazing curves, Venezuelan model Chiquinquira Delgado wears a body-hugging gold gown. She smiles for the photographers after arriving at the 12th Annual Latin Grammy Awards. She is currently the host of ¡Despierta América!, the morning show on the Univision network in the United States.
Latin Grammys 2011Model and TV host Julie Ferretti arrives at the 12th annual Latin Grammy Awards in Las Vegas in a jaw-dropping, orange gown with open bodice and thigh-high split. Va-va-voom.
Latin Grammys 2011Paulina Rubio waves to photographers backstage as she walks in a sequined body suit and gold pumps after performing "Golpes En El Corazon" with the Los Tigres del Norte band. Earlier in the night, Rubio wore a similar bronze-colored dress with loads of sequins, but that version had a floor length skirt.
Latin Grammys 2011The always stylish Usher poses on the red carpet at the Latin Grammy Awards in a rather casual outfit. Sometimes the dapper singer goes more sophisticated, but Thursday night he kept it cool. Here he flashes a peace sign while wearing mocha-tinted sunglasses, a black leather jacket, and motorcycle rings.
Latin Grammys 2011Singer D'Manti arrives at the 12th annual Latin Grammy Awards in Las Vegas. This dress, with its green, purple, and black coloring, voluminous skirt, and long, trailing train, makes D'Manti look like a fashionable peacock.
Latin Grammys 2011Brazilian singer Paula Fernandes poses backstage in an elaborate, embellished gold gown. The rich embroidered texture looks absolutely stunning against Fernandes' dark hair and complexion.
Latin Grammys 2011How very ladylike. Spanish singer Natalia Jimenez arrived in a Creamsicle-colored, 1950s vintage satin gown. She paired with dainty silver heels and a regal bun. TR3S.com cited her as having the most put-together look of the night. A very polished choice, indeed. Ms. Audrey Hepburn would be proud.
Latin Grammys 2011Model and singer Mayra Veronica works her curves in a red, lace gown with mermaid bottom.
Latin Grammys 2011Mexican actress and singer Sandra Echeverria kept it short and sexy in this purplish-metallic, draped number. The off-the-shoulder look proved to be quite bodacious. She matched her shoes and purse with her dress as well!
Latin Grammys 2011Tito El Bambino was probably the best-dressed man last night, echoing an Old Hollywood vibe. He expertly paired his heather gray suit with a pink tie and matching pink pocket square. His diamond and gold watch added some modern Hollywood flair.
Latin Grammys 2011Actress and singer Angelique Boyer went with a mixed lace and satin ensemble. The white lace and blush satin make for a sweet pair. The see-through fabric of the lace adds that little bit of spice.
Latin Grammys 2011Celebrity Rossmary Gomez arrives at the 12th annual Latin Grammy Awards in Las Vegas, Nevada November 10, 2011 in a white tulle gown. What is particularly lovely about this dress is the flowy, floating skirt.
Latin Grammys 2011Mexican singer and actress Alejandra Guzman strikes a fierce pose, in a twisted sky blue mini dress with sheer, black lace over-skirt.
Latin Grammys 2011Spanish singer Merche worked an edgier look for the Latin Grammys. Her camel-colored gown had a bit of a vixen vibe with the black belt and halter strap and the inset, rhinestone cross.
Latin Grammys 2011Television journalist Miriam Hernandez arrives at the 12th annual Latin Grammy Awards in Las Vegas in a demure, black lace gown and loose waves. The loose waves were a perfect compliment to the outfit. Straight or pulled-back hair would make this ensemble look too stuffy.
The 12th Annual Latin Grammys was burning hot Thursday night.
The red carpet sizzled Nov. 10 at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, Nev. Gorgeous Latina singers and actresses dressed in third-degree attire.
Shakira, who was honored as the Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year on Wednesday night, wore a stunning golden-caramel gown with jewel-encrusted bodice.
Sofia Vergara looked drop-dead gorgeous in an embellished, strapless silver gown with flowing curled locks; and Zoe Saldana shined in an emerald green sparkler.
The theme of the night seemed to be super sexy as many Latina singers and actresses opted for some quite revealing ensembles. Noticeable trends were cut-outs, thigh-high slits, trailing trains, and heavy sparkle.
Big winner, hip-hop duo Calle 13, just added fuel to the fire.
The Puerto Rican sensation, made up of members Eduardo Cabra (Visitante) and René Perez (Residente), took home a whopping 9 awards last night.
Sweeping the ceremony, Vistante and Residente added 9 Grammy Awards to their trophy case - totaling in at 19.
The night was a memorable one for the brothers, who broke the record for most awards won over a career as well as most awards won in a single night, according to The AP.
It's a triumph for music and art, said Joglar, the group's frontman, in Spanish after accepting the honor. For me, this is a gift I'm giving to everyone so that they can feel proud of their roots, of their homeland. That's really lacking here in the United States.
The group performed Latinoamerica, a song dedicated to the Latin American people, their culture, and their pride.
May this transport you to your roots, your streets ... and may you feel it here in your heart, Joglar said in Spanish before performing the song.
Calle 13, the Puerto Rican hip-hop duo acclaimed for its politically charged lyrics, Afro-Caribbean beats and raunchy dance anthems, emerged as the new darling of Latin music Thursday night, writes The AP's Christina Silva.
Latin music gains increasing popularity year after year. The Latin American community it vibrant, powerful, and prideful.
The Latin Grammys recently gained recognition in the fashion world, by none other than iconic fashion house Gucci.
Gucci, in recognition of the growth and influence of the Latin community, has launched an exclusive line inspired by the Latin Grammy Awards, according to FOX News.
We have great admiration for the important contribution Gucci has made to the restoration and preservation of cinema in recent years, and are naturally delighted that it has now chosen to extend those efforts into music through this new partnership with The Recording Academy, said Neil Portnow, President/ CEO of The Recording Academy and GRAMMY Foundation and Chair of the Board of the GRAMMY Museum.
With the increasing intersection between music and fashion, we are proud to collaborate with one of the world's most iconic and philanthropic fashion houses.
The line features two exclusive pieces, one of which is a bracelet to be given to emerging artists. The items will be available in stores within the next few weeks.
Check out some of the looks from the 2011 Latin Grammy Awards.
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