The "La Vida ... Es Un Ratico" singer has a record 17 to his name!

By Stephen M. Silverman
Updated November 14, 2008 08:30 AM
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Colombian rock star Juanes was crowned the new king of the Latin Grammys Thursday night, sweeping the five awards for which he was nominated and becoming the new record holder – with 17 to his name overall.

“It really has been an amazing night,” Juanes said when his hit, “La Vida … Es Un Ratico,” was named Record of the Year.

Gloria Estefan, who performed two songs during the three-hour ceremony, took home two awards: for Best Tropical Song and Best Traditional Tropical Album, for her 90 Millas. She was also honored Wednesday as the Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year.

Mexican alt-rockers Café Tacvba also proved a double winner: Best Rock Song (“Esta Vez”) and Best Alternative Song (“Volver a Comenzar”).

Prior to Juanes’s new benchmark, Spanish balladeer Alejandro Sanz had won the most Latin Grammys, 14.

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