We present the artists who swept the Latin Grammy and took the applause of all
This Thursday, the 19th celebration of the Latin Grammy Awards, which awards the best of Latin and Latin American music last year, was held in Las Vegas. This year was very diverse in terms of musical genres and nationalities of the winners. Here we bring you the highlights of the ceremony.
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Jorge Drexler Telephony, Best Recording of the Year
This Uruguayan song Jorge Drexler won the two most important awards of the night: Song of the Year and Best Recording of the Year. These two categories differ because the first is directed to the author of the song and the second to the producers, that is, to the authors of the final product, the recording.
In any case, this love song won both awards, showing that romantic songs still win in the heart of Latin America. In his acceptance speech, the Uruguayan singer celebrated Latin American authors such as Pessoa and Borges, and also said "¡Que que viva reguetón live!", Making it clear that he is not interested in criticizing this new genre.
Mexico forever! by Luis Miguel, Best Album of the Year
After 13 years 'El Sol de México' returns to take a gramophone. He won it this year, the same year in which the Netflix series went about his life, so it has been a great year for the singer. He won the album Vibras, by J Balvin, the artist with the most nominations and undoubtedly the favorite of the night. This award was presented by Thalía, also a Mexican singer, who did not disguise the happiness that caused him to win the award Luis Miguel.
The singer, however, was not at the ceremony, which caused boos from the audience and an uncomfortable moment for Thalia, who said she would hand the prize to Luis Miguel personally.
Karol G, Best New Artist
Reggaeton artist beat her co-nominees ranging from popular music, such as Cristian Nodal, to rap jazz, as LosPetitFellas. This Colombian has already had several hits on the radio and her career took off surprisingly this year, in which she collaborated with urban greats. His biggest success was at the beginning of last year with his song "Ahora me llama" in collaboration with Bad Bunny.
The artist announced her debut album, Unstoppable, at a concert by J Balvin. It has collaborations with Ozuna, Bad Bunny, Cosculluela and Kevin Roldán. This was the first Grammy that this singer wins, and gave a very touching speech. The singer has changed the landscape of the genre and has included feminist and empowering lyrics in her songs.
During the ceremony she presented and sang her hit "Mi Cama", but, according to El Nuevo Heraldo, the singer had to be hospitalized after the award due to a fall she had suffered at a show in this city a few days ago.
FAME de Maluma, Best Contemporary Pop Vocal Album
The also Colombian Maluma was also present at the Latin Grammy Awards. It is curious that this reggaeton singer, which has even caused controversy with his songs of obscene lyrics, has been nominated for a category of pop and not urban genre. And the most curious of all is that he won. He beat Drexler himself, who would have taken the two most important awards of the evening
Malamente de Rosalía, Best Fusion / Urban Interpretation
This is a phenomenon that has been growing in recent months. Rosalía's flamenco fusion has already left Spain and taken over all of Latin America. His success Malamente won in two different categories: Best Fusion / Urban Performance, for his mix of flamenco with an urban genre, and Best Alternative Song.
According to Playground magazine, it is the first time that a Spanish artist wins in two different categories in the Latin Grammy with a single theme. Malamente's video already has more than 33 million views on YouTube and his album El Mal Querer just came out last week.
The singer also appeared during the ceremony leaving them all with their mouths open not only for her voice but for her dance steps. In her acceptance speech, Rosalía honored the female artists who inspired her.
Vibras by J Balvin, Best Urban Music Album
J Balvin is undoubtedly a worldwide phenomenon. He was the most nominated of the night, with eight nominations. However, he has taken only one gramophone, the Best Urban Music Album for Vibras, which came out this year.
This album, produced by Universal Latin Music, contains many hits from the singer and collaborations with Carla Morrison, Willy William, Zion & Lennox, Wisin y Yandel, Jeon, Anitta and Rosalía herself. It is undoubtedly the top album of the reggaeton, who also appeared during the delivery.
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Translated from: 'Conoce los nombres de los ganadores de los Latin Grammy'
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