Who Is Jorge Drexler? Latin Grammy Awards Complete Winners List

Uruguayan singer-songwriter Jorge Drexler scooped three awards at the Latin Grammys on Thursday night in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Drexler’s song "Telefonía" picked up Record of the Year and Song of the Year, two of the most sought-after awards, and also Best Singer-Songwriter Album for Salvavidas De Hielo.

The 54-year-old is the son of German Jewish refugees from Adolf Hitler. According to a New York Times profile, Drexler was an ear, nose and throat doctor until the age of the 30 when he chose to pursue music as a career. 

He won an Acadamy Award in 2005 for Best Original Song. The song, "Al Otro Lado del Río," was written for The Motorcycle Diaries, a 2004 movie about Marxist revolutionary Che Guevara.

Drexler has won two Latin Grammys and been nominated for many more. His music has also been nominated several times for the Grammy Awards. 

Here’s a full list of all the Latin Grammy winners for 2018.

Record Of The Year

TELEFONÍA - Jorge Drexler

Album Of The Year

¡MÉXICO POR SIEMPRE! - Luis Miguel

Song Of The Year

TELEFONÍA - Jorge Drexler

Best New Artist

KAROL G

Best Contemporary Pop Vocal Album

F.A.M.E. - Maluma

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album

HAZTE SENTIR - Laura Pausini

Best Urban Fusion/Performance

MALAMENTE - Rosalía

Best Urban Music Album

VIBRAS - J Balvin

Best Urban Song

DURA - Daddy Yankee, Urbani Mota Cedeño, Juan G. Rivera Vazquez & Luis Jorge Romero

Best Rock Album

EXPECTATIVAS - Bunbury

Best Pop/Rock Album

GEOMETRÍA DEL RAYO - Manolo García

Best Rock Song

TU VIDA MI VIDA - Fito Páez

Best Alternative Music Album

CLAROSCURA - Aterciopelados

Best Alternative Song

MALAMENTE - Antón Alvarez Alfaro, Pablo Diaz-Reixa & Rosalía

Best Salsa Album

25/7 - Víctor Manuelle

Best Cumbia/Vallenato Album

ESTO ES VIDA - Silvestre Dangond

Best Contemporary Tropical Album

VIVES - Carlos Vives

Best Traditional Tropical Album

A MÍ QUÉ - TRIBUTO A LOS CLÁSICOS CUBANOS - José Alberto El Canario & El Septeto Santiaguero

Best Tropical Fusion Album

COMO ANILLO AL DEDO - Aymee Nuviola

Best Tropical Song

QUIERO TIEMPO - Juan Carlos Luces & Víctor Manuelle

Best Singer-Songwriter Album

SALVAVIDAS DE HIELO - Jorge Drexler

Best Ranchero/Mariachi Album

¡MÉXICO POR SIEMPRE! - Luis Miguel

Best Banda Album

LOS GUSTOS QUE ME DOY - Banda Los Recoditos

Best Tejano Album

TEX MEX FUNK - Roger Velásquez & The Latin Legendz

Best Norteño Album (tied)

GUERRA DE PODER - Calibre 50

LOS ÁNGELES EXISTEN - Pesado

Best Regional Song

PROBABLEMENTE - Christian Nodal

Best Instrumental Album

IDENTIDAD - Miguel Siso

Best Folk Album

MUSAS (UN HOMENAJE AL FOLCLORE LATINOAMERICANO EN MANOS DE LOS MACORINOS), VOL. 2 - Natalia Lafourcade

Best Tango Album

VIGOR TANGUERO - Pedro Giraudo

Best Flamenco Album

AL ESTE DEL CANTE - Arcángel

Best Latin Jazz/Jazz Album

NATUREZA UNIVERSAL - Hermeto Pascoal & Big Band

Best Christian Album (Spanish Language)

SETENTA VECES SIETE - Alfareros

Best Portuguese Language Christian Album

SOM DA MINHA VIDA - Fernanda Brum

Best Portuguese Language Contemporary Pop Album

NOTURNO - Anaadi

Best Portuguese Language Rock or Alternative Album

LENINE EM TRÂNSITO - Lenine

Best Samba/Pagode Album

AMOR E MÚSICA - Maria Rita

Best MPB (Musica Popular Brasileira) Album

CARAVANAS - Chico Buarque

Best Sertaneja Music Album

ELAS EM EVIDÊNCIAS - Chitãozinho & Xororó

Best Portuguese Language Roots Album

+AR - Almir Sater & Renato Teixeira

Best Portuguese Language Song

AS CARAVANAS - Chico Buarque

Best Latin Children's Album

IMAGINARE - Claraluna

Best Classical Album

MÁGICA Y MISTERIOSA - Claudia Montero; José Manuel Domenech & Claudia Montero

Best Classical Contemporary Composition

LUCES Y SOMBRAS. CONCIERTO PARA GUITARRA Y ORQUESTA DE CUERDAS - Claudia Montero

Best Arrangement

SE LE VE - Milton Salcedo

Best Recording Package

DIFERENTES TIPOS DE LUZ - Carlos Sadness

Best Engineered Album

50 AÑOS TOCANDO PARA TI - Rafa Sardina, engineer; Rafa Sardina, mixer; Eric Boulanger, mastering engineer

Producer of the Year

LINDA BRICEÑO

Best Short Form Music Video

PA DENTRO - Juanes

Best Long Form Music Video

EN LETRA DE OTRO - DOCUMENTARY

This article was updated to include more information about Drexler.

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