The twenty third Latin Grammy Awards have been introduced final night time (Thursday 17) on the Mandalay Bay Resort and On line casino in Las Vegas, USA.
It was a star-studded night time of surprises, historic wins and dazzling performances from a number of the world’s greatest artists.
Though Puerto Rican rapper Dangerous Bunny got here out on prime with probably the most Latin Grammy nominations (10), it was Uruguayan singer-songwriter Jorge Drexler who took dwelling probably the most awards – six in whole, together with the Track of the Yr award for “Tocarte”.
The 58-year-old musician, who unexpectedly carried out the tune stay with British singer Elvis Costello in the course of the ceremony, devoted his award “to all those that make city music in Spanish.”
Dangerous Bunny, who was not current on the ceremony, nonetheless received 5 of the awards, claiming all of the prizes within the city music part, together with Greatest Rap/Hip Hop Track for “De museo” and Greatest City Music Album for ‘Un verano sin ti’.
Flamenco-pop celebrity Rosalía received the coveted Album of the Yr award for ‘Motomami’, changing into the primary girl to win the prize twice – she beforehand claimed the award in 2019 for her sophomore album, ‘El Mal Querer’.
Visibly stunned at profitable the award, Rosalía mentioned it was the album that she needed to battle probably the most to make, however which has given her “probably the most pleasure.”
Rosalía thanked Latin America, Spain, her crew and “the love of my life,” she mentioned wanting on the Puerto Rican artist, Rauw Alejandro, who was within the entrance row.
For the primary time within the historical past of the Latin Grammys, a tie was introduced within the class of Greatest New Artist, with 95-year-old Cuban singer-songwriter Ángela Álvarez sharing the award with 25-year-old Mexican singer-songwriter Silvana Estrada.
In an emotional second, the younger Mexican singer mentioned the award for greatest new artist “was already ours” as a result of many of the candidates this yr have been ladies and “much more so as a result of I’ve right here this glorious girl who has introduced tears to my eyes ever since I noticed her.”
The “Grammy Granny” Álvarez took to the stage with an enormous smile, accompanied by her grandson Carlos Álvarez, who produced her self-titled debut album.
If there was an award for many cute artist, Álvarez will surely have received.
Christina Aguilera joined Mexico’s Christian Nodal in a robust interpretation of their ranchera tune “Cuando me dé la gana” from her album ‘Aguilera’, which took the award for Greatest Conventional Pop Vocal Album.
After tying with Drexler for Greatest Pop Track, Colombian star Sebastián Yatra received the second Latin Grammy of his profession for ‘Dharma’ within the class of Greatest Pop Vocal Album.
“I need to proceed inviting composers, younger folks, all of the individuals who make music to make the music that’s at all times a mirrored image of their coronary heart,” mentioned Yatra.
Try the video above to see all of the highlights from the ceremony.