Grammy Award for Best Regional Mexican Music Album (including Tejano)

Grammy Award for Best Regional Mexican Music Album (including Tejano)
57th Annual Grammy Awards
Awarded for quality vocal or instrumental regional mexican or tejano albums
Country United States
Presented by National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences
First awarded 2012
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The Grammy Award for Best Regional Mexican Music Album (including Tejano) is an award presented at the Grammy Awards, a ceremony that was established in 1958 and originally called the Gramophone Awards, [1] to recording artists for releasing albums in the regional Mexican or tejano genres. Honors in several categories are presented at the ceremony annually by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences of the United States to "honor artistic achievement, technical proficiency and overall excellence in the recording industry, without regard to album sales or chart position".[2]

In 2012, the award - then known as "Best Regional Mexican or Tejano Album" - was one of the new categories that resulted from the Recording Academy's wish to decrease the list of categories and awards for that year. According to the Academy, "it was determined that musical distinctions among some of the regional Mexican subgenres were often very difficult to draw, so the restructuring in categories was warranted". [3] This award combined the previous categories for Best Regional Mexican Album and Best Tejano Album. Other Latin categories were also either merged or discontinued.

Further restructuring took place in 2012 and was implemented in the 2013 Grammy Award season. As of 2013, this category was merged with the Best Banda or Norteño Album category which had been created in 2012. According to the Academy, "Best Banda or Norteño Album and Best Regional Mexican or Tejano Album are now merged into one category: "Best Regional Mexican Music Album (including Tejano)", for albums containing at least 51 percent playing time of new vocal or instrumental regional Mexican (banda, norteño, corridos, gruperos, mariachi, ranchera, and Tejano) recordings."[4] As a result, this category is now named Best Regional Mexican Music Album (including Tejano).

In 2015, Mexican singer Vicente Fernández became the first non—American performer to win the accolade.


Year Performing artist Work Nominees Ref.
2012 Pepe Aguilar Bicentenario [5]
2013 Lila Downs Pecados y Milagros [6]
2014 Mariachi Divas de Cindy Shea A Mi Manera
2015 Vicente Fernandez Mano a Mano - Tangos a la Manera de Vicente Fernández [7][8]
2016 Los Tigres del Norte Realidades (Deluxe Edition)
  • Banda El Recodo De Don Cruz Lizarraga - Mi Vicio Mas Grande
  • La Maquinaria Norteña - Ya Dime Adiós
  • Los Cojolites - Zapateando
  • Mariachi Los Camperos De Nati Cano - Tradición, Arte y Passión

See also


  1. "Grammy Awards at a Glance". Los Angeles Times. Tribune Company. Retrieved April 24, 2010.
  2. "Overview". National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. Retrieved November 11, 2010.
  3. Grammy Awards Restructuring
  4. NARAS Press Release, 8 June 2012
  5. "2011 - 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards Nominees And Winners: Latin Field". The Recording Academy. November 30, 2011.
  6. "Grammys 2013: Complete list of nominees". Los Angeles Times. December 5, 2012. Retrieved January 24, 2013.
  7. "Final Nominations List" (PDF). Grammy. National Academy of Recording Arts & Science, Inc. Retrieved 9 February 2015.
  8. Vulpo, Mike (February 8, 2015). "2015 Grammy Award Winners: The Complete List". E! Online. Retrieved 9 February 2015.

External links

Official Site of the Grammy Awards

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