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Latin Grammys: From Sie7e, With Love (and Amor)

November 10, 2011 |  7:26 pm

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The Latin Recording Academy sets pretty strict rules when it comes to the language content of Latin Grammy-nominated songs. Nominees for Song of the Year, for example, must contain at least 51% Spanish or Portuguese lyrics.

But that still leaves 49% that can be in English, Spanglish, Finnish or Yiddish, if you like. What matters is mixing languages poetically, playfully, wittily and expressively, which is what up-and-coming Puerto Rican singer Sie7e, otherwise known as David Rodriguez, manages to do on bilingual songs such as "Tengo tu love," which he performed after winning this year's Best New Artist award. 

Here's the official video:



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Photo: Taboo, left, and Sie7e perform during the 12th annual Latin Grammy Awards at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas. Credit: Kevin Winter / Getty Images for the Latin Recording Academy