It looked like it was going to be a reggaeton night at the Latin Grammy Awards, but the quintessential urban genre went unnoticed during the big party of Latin music, which split its awards between genres such as pop, regional on Thursday, November 19, 2020. Mexican and the author’s song.
After nominations that suggested the genre that dominates nightclubs and homes around the world may become the protagonist of the night after complaints about its low presence last year, the big reggaeton stars have returned home with very little money. o no golden gramophone under his arm.
J Balvin started off as the favorite with 13 nominations, becoming the star with the most nominations in a single year. However, he only managed to win in the Best Urban Music Album category with his album ‘Colores’.
Bad Bunny, meanwhile, was a candidate for recognition in six categories and was crowned along with Yo perreo sola in Best Reggaeton Performance.
Puerto Rican Ozuna triumphed for his song with Rosalía Yo x ti, tú x me in the categories Best Urban Fusion / Performance and Best Urban Song.
Rosalía also won the award with “TKN”, with rapper Travis Scott, for the best short version of the music video.
Despite the few recognitions, where reggaeton was the protagonist was on the Miami stage, where the partial headquarters of this edition was located.
Karol G with ‘Tusa’, J Balvin with Rojo, Guaynaa and Sebastián Yatra with Ideal Girl or Bad Bunny with If I See Your Mom, remembered songs that, in this difficult year, have converted the living rooms of homes around the world in nightclubs.
A heterogeneous cast
Recognition for the song of the year went to René, the Puerto Rican resident’s most intimate song.
Natalia Lafourcade won in the Album of the Year category for Un canto por México, Vol 1, in addition to Best Mexican Regional Song with
My religion and in the best alternative song for En Cantos with iLe.
Latin pop had its place in the Latin Recording Academy awards, rewarding young artist Camilo with Pedro Capó for Tutu as best pop song and the best new artist according to the Academy was Mike Bahía.
Classic winners from previous editions such as Alejandro Sanz, Alejando Fernández, Carlos Vives or Ricky Martin also won their prizes.
The Spaniard added one more Latin Grammy to the 23 he already had, winning in the Recording of the Year category with the song Contigo, while the Mexican took home the award for Best Ranchera / Mariachi Music Album for Made in Mexico.
Colombian Carlos Vives demonstrated his validity by obtaining three gramophones: Best Contemporary Album / Tropical Fusion for Cumbiana, Best Tropical Song for Rubén with Rubén Blades and Best Long Music Video for El mundo perdidos de Cumbiana.
Ricky Martin won the Latin Grammy for his album ‘Pausa’ in the Best Pop Vocal Album category, winning five Oscars during his prolific career.
The singer-songwriter’s music also had his recognition and Fito Páez was one of the winners of the evening, taking home the Latin Grammy for Best Pop Rock Album (La conquista del Espacio) and Best Pop Song. / rock (The song of the beasts).
Puerto Rican singer-songwriter Kany García’s album “Mesa para dos” won in the category Best Singer-Songwriter’s Album and Biutiful from Chilean Mon Laferte was crowned Best Rock Song.
The 21st edition of the Latin Grammy was held this Thursday, November 19, 2020 in virtual format due to the coronavirus pandemic, in a gala that recognized the work of health workers to fight contagion and help as many people as possible recovering from covid-19.
The event was presented by Puerto Rican singer Víctor Manuelle, Mexican actress and activist Yalitza Aparicio, and Mexican-born actress, singer and model Ana Brenda Contreras.