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Juanes scoops five Latin Grammys

Juanes
Colombian star Juanes won the most awards on the night

Colombian rock singer Juanes walked away with five prizes at the ninth annual Latin Grammy awards in Houston.

His awards included best album of the year and best male pop vocal album for La Vida... Es Un Ratico.

The 36-year-old star said: "I can't believe it. I am very, very happy, very grateful to life, to music, to God, to the academy."

Gloria Estefan scooped three prizes, including the 2008 Latin Recording Academy person of the year award.

Estefan, who is the first female artist to receive the prize, said: "The only thing left for me to do is to sing in a free Cuba."

Her other awards were for best traditional tropical album for 90 millas and best tropical song.

Juanes' song, Me Enamora, won record of the year, song of the year and best short form music video.

The night's other winners included Puerto Rican singer Kany Garcia, who walked away with two gongs.

She scooped best new artist honours and best female pop vocal album for Cualquier Dia.

"How do I feel? Super-happy," she said.

"This has been a marvellous year."

Mexican alternative rock group Cafe Tacuba, which led the night's nominations with six, picked up awards for rock song of the year for Esta Vez and alternative song of the year for Volver a Comenzar.

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