Jennifer Lopez
Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony react after kissing each other after she presented him with award honouring him as Latin Recording Academy person of the year at the 17th Annual Latin Grammy Awards in Las Vegas.REUTERS

Late Mexican singer Juan Gabriel finally won his first ever Latin Grammy Award on November 17.

Gabriel, one of world's best-selling Latin singer-songwriters, won three Grammys, including one for best traditional pop/vocal album, three months after his death.

Marc Anthony, the 48-year-old salsa singer, was named Person of the Year at the Latin Grammys in recognition of his lifetime achievement.

Some of the biggest names in Latino music, from Becky G and Pharrell Williams to Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony, attended the gala at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

Colombian singer Manuel Medrano was named best new artiste. J Balvin took home the best urban album award for Energía.

Manuel Medrano
Manuel Medrano poses with his awards during the 17th Annual Latin Grammy Awards in Las Vegas.REUTERS

Singers Shakira and Carlos Vives were the other big winners, bagging two Latin Grammys for their summer song La Bicicleta as song of the year.

Mexican sibling duo Jesse & Joy's Un Besito Mas was declared the best contemporary pop/vocal album while Los Fabulosos Cadillacs's La Salvación De Solo Y Juan was announced the best rock album.

The three-hour show was filled with performances by Jennifer Lopez, Marc Anthony, Prince Royce, Gilberto Santa Rosa and others.

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