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|Latin Grammy Award for Best Traditional Tropical Album|
|Awarded for||quality albums of the traditional tropical music genre|
|Presented by||The Latin Recording Academy|
The Latin Grammy Award for Best Traditional Tropical Album is an honor presented annually at the Latin Grammy Awards, a ceremony that recognizes excellence and creates a wider awareness of cultural diversity and contributions of Latin recording artists in the United States and internationally. The award goes to solo artists, duos, or groups for releasing vocal or instrumental albums containing at least 51% of new recordings in the traditional tropical music category which includes genres such as son, danzón, guaracha and bomba interpreted in a traditional style.
Musicians originating from Cuba have dominated the category though the award has also been presented to artists from Puerto Rico, Spain and the United States. It was first earned by Tito Puente with Mambo Birdland at the 1st Latin Grammy Awards ceremony held in 2000.
Cachao is the only artist to have won this category three times, the last one posthumously (the first one to be awarded in this fashion). Cachao also leads in number of nominations with four, followed by Ibrahim Ferrer and Eliades Ochoa with three nominations each. It is worth mentioning that Buena Vista Social Club members have been nominated ten times combined, excluding the two nominations by Juan de Marcos González (with Afro-Cuban All Stars and Sierra Maestra, respectively). →
|2000||Tito Puente||United States||Mambo Birdland|||
|2001||Celia Cruz||Cuba||Siempre Viviré|||
|2002||Bebo Valdés Trio with Israel López "Cachao" and Carlos "Patato" Valdés||Cuba||El Arte del Sabor|||
|2003||Ibrahim Ferrer||Cuba||Buenos Hermanos|||
|2004||Bebo Valdés and Diego El Cigala||Cuba
|2006||Andy Montañez and Pablo Milanés||Puerto Rico
|AM/PM Líneas Paralelas|||
|2007||Bobby Cruz||Puerto Rico||Románticos De Ayer, Hoy y Siempre||
|2008||Gloria Estefan||United States||90 Millas|||
|2009||Gilberto Santa Rosa||Puerto Rico||Una Navidad Con Gilberto|||
|2010||Concha Buika||Spain||El Último Trago||.|
|2011||Cachao||Cuba||The Last Mambo|||
|2012||Eliades Ochoa||Cuba||Un Bolero Para Tí||
|2013||Arturo Sandoval||Cuba||Un Siglo De Pasión|
|2014||Sonora Santanera||Mexico||Grandes Éxitos de las Sonoras: Con la Más Grande, La Sonora Santanera|
|2015||José Alberto "El Canario" and Septeto Santiaguero||Dominic Republic||Tributo A Los Compadres No Quiero Llanto||
|2016||Sonora Santanera||Mexico||La Sonora Santanera En Su 60 Aniversario||
|2017||Jon Secada featuring The Charlie Sepúlveda Big Band||Cuba||To Beny Moré with Love||
^[I] Each year is linked to the article about the Latin Grammy Awards held that year.
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