Residente, Calle 13


All roads lead to Calle 13.

The Puerto Rican hip-hop duo went 5-for-5 at the 10th Annual Latin Grammy Awards, held tonight at the Mandalay Bay Events Center on the Las Vegas Strip.

Along with their second straight win for Best Urban Music Album, Calle 13's René "Residente" Joglar and Eduardo "Visitante" Cabra picked up golden gramophones for Album of the Year, for Los De Atrás Vienen Conmigo, Record of the Year, Best Alternative Song and Best Short Form Music Video.

"To all the people who make music in this moment of independent music, to hell with record labels!" Residente said in accepting the alternative song honor for "No Hay Nadie Como Tu." "This is the moment for those of us who make real music."

An inspirational sentiment, indeed.

Calle 13 also brought the house down with salsa star Rubén Blades on their hit song "La Perla," backed by performers from Cirque du Soleil's Mystère.

Enrique Iglesias, who promised a bilingual album for his next studio effort, presented the 2009 Person of the Year Award to Mexican artist Juan Gabriel. Alicia Keys broke out her musical Spanish for her duet with Alejandro Sanz on "Looking for Paradise." Eva Longoria Parker was also a presenter.

For the complete list of winners, go to


Check out the goings-on across the pond in our 2009 MTV Europe Music Awards gallery.

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