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    Latin Grammys Shake Things Up

    Things were different this year at the Sixth Annual Latin Grammy Awards.

    For starters, the telecast was entirely in Spanish and broadcast on Univision instead of CBS.

    And an Italian vocalist won one of the evening's biggest honors.

    Laura Pausini took home the prize for Best Female Pop Vocal Album for Escucha, beating out the favorite, Spanish singer-songwriter Bebe, in an upset that shocked even Pausini.

    "Thank you so much. I haven't prepared anything because I thought that Bebe was going to win," Pausina said. "I don't have the list of who to thank because it's at home."

    But Bebe did not go home empty-handed at the Thursday ceremony, which was held at Los Angeles' Shrine Auditorium. She stepped up to accept an award for Best New Artist, telling audience members she "didn't expect it. That's the truth."

    Although she was also up for Album of the Year for her Pafuera Telaranas, that honor went to Brazilian Ivan Lins' Cantando Historias.

    Record and Song of the Year accolades were reserved for perennial winner Alejandro Sanz of Mexico, with "Tu No Tienes Alma," bringing his career Latin Grammy haul to 13.

    Another Latin Grammy favorite that had repeat success was Juanes. The Colombian rocker, who dominated the 2003 Latin Grammys, won three awards--Best Rock Solo Vocal Album, Rock Song and Video--to bring his career Latin Grammy count to 12.

    But it wasn't all foreign passport holders at the Shrine. Los Angeles' own Ozomatli scored a Grammy for their well-reviewed Street Signs, which received an award for Best Alternative Music Album.

    And while this year's ceremony was lacking the star power of previous Latin Grammy Awards (Christina Aguilera and Santana have performed on the show in the past), Marc Anthony gave the evening a bit of music industry glamour.

    His Valio La Pena snagged him a Best Salsa Album award.

    The much-hyped new music genre reggaeton was represented by a performance from Don Omar, who wound up losing in the Best Urban Album race to another reggaeton rising star Daddy Yankee. The "Gasolina" rapper's Barrio Fino ultimately beat out Omar's The Last Don.

    Model Rebecca de Alba and actor Eduardo Santamarina cohosted the show, which included English-language captions.

    Here's the complete list of winners:

    Record: "Tu No Tienes Alma," Alejandro Sanz Album: Cantando Historias, Ivan Lins Urban Album: Barrio Fino, Daddy Yankee Rock Song: "Nada Valgo Sin Tu Amor," Juanes Song: "Tu No Tienes Alma," Alejandro Sanz Grupero Album: (tie) Loca de Amar, Ana Barbara; Para el Pueblo, Oscar de la Rosa y la Mafia Male Pop Album: Todo el Ano, Obie Bermudez Regional Mexican Song: "Aire," Intocable New Artist: Bebe Tropical Song: "Las Avispas," Juan Luis Guerra Banda Album: En Vivo, Banda el Recodo de Cruz Lizarraga Norteno Album: Diez, Intocable Music Video: "Volverte a Ver," Juanes Female Pop Album: Escucha, Laura Pausini Christian Album (Portuguese language): Deixa O Teu Rio Me Levar--Ao Vivo, Soraya Moraes Brazilian Contemporary Pop Album: Incite, Lenine Brazilian Rock Album: Tamo Ai Na Atividade, Charlie Brown Jr Samba/Pagode: Brasilatinidade, Martinho da Vila MPB (Musica Popular Brasileira): Cantando Historias, Ivan Lins Romantic Music: Pra Sempre Ao Vivo No Pacaembu, Roberto Carlos Brazilian Roots/Regional Album: MTV Ao Vivo, Ivete Sangalo Brazilian Song (Portuguese language): "Ninguem Faz Ideia," Lenine & Ivan Santos, songwriters (Lenine, artist) Folk Album: One Blood Una Sangre, Lila Downs Tango Album: Bajo Cero, Pablo Ziegler, Quique Sinesi & Walter Castro Flamenco Album: Aguadulce, Tomatito Latin Jazz Album: Bebo De Cuba, Bebo Valdes Christian Album (Spanish language): Para Ti, Juan Luis Guerra Latin Children's Album: Lina Luna, Lina Luna Classical Album: Riberas, Cuarteto De Cuerdas Buenos Aires & Paquito D'Rivera (Andrea Merenzon, producer) Salsa Album: Valio La Pena, Marc Anthony Merengue Album: Saborealo, Elvis Crespo Contemporary Tropical Album: El Rock De Mi Pueblo, Carlos Vives Traditional Tropical Album: Ahora Si!, Cachao Ranchero Album: Mexico En La Piel, Luis Miguel Tejano Album: Polkas, Gritos y Acordeones, David Lee Garza, Joel Guzman & Sunny Sauceda Instrumental Album: Coral, David Sanchez Pop Album, Duo or Group with Vocal: Sinverguenza, Bacilos Rock Solo Vocal Album: Mi Sangre, Juanes Rock Album, Duo or Group : Con Todo Respeto, Molotov Alternative Music Album: Street Signs, Ozomatli Singer-Songwriter Album: Resucitar, Gian Marco Engineered Album: MTV Unplugged, Gustavo Borner, engineer Producer: Gustavo Santaolalla

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