The winners of the 2001 Latin Grammys were announced at a press conference in the Conga Room in Los Angeles on October 30th. Christina Aguilera, who had been announced to present the awards along with Jimmy Smits, was unable to attend the event due to a bout with the flu. Nonetheless, the singer still picked up an award for Best Female Pop Vocal Album for her Spanish language release, Mi Reflejo.
But Spanish singer Alejandro Sanz was the big winner. Sanz walked away with four awards: Record of the Year, Best Pop Male Vocal Album and Album of the Year for El Alma Al Aire, and Song of the Year for the title track from that album.
Columbian rock singer Juanes took home an award for Best Rock Solo Vocal Album for Fijate Bien. The track earned Juanes the Best Rock Song Award as well. Juanes was on hand at the ceremony to accept the award as well as perform.