It seemed that it was going to be the night of reggaeton at the Latin Grammy Awards, but the urban genre par excellence went unnoticed at the great Latin music party, which distributed its awards this Thursday between genres such as pop, regional Mexican and the song of Author.
After nominations that suggested that the genre that dominates the world’s discos and homes could become the protagonist of the night after complaints about its low presence last year, the big stars of reggaeton went home with very few o no gold gramophone under his arm.
J Balvin started as a favorite with 13 nominations, becoming the star with the most nominations in a single year. However, he only managed to win in the category Best Urban Music Album with his album “Colores”.
Bad Bunny, for his part, was a candidate for recognition in six categories and was crowned with “Yo perreo sola” in Best Reggaeton Performance.
The Puerto Rican Ozuna triumphed for his song with Rosalía “Yo x ti, tú x mi” in the categories of Best urban fusion / performance and Best Urban Song.
Rosalía also won the award with “TKN”, along with rapper Travis Scott, for Best Short Version Music Video.
Despite the few recognitions, where reggaeton was the protagonist was on the stage in Miami, 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”, they remembered with great performances songs that in this difficult year turned the salons from houses around the world in nightclubs.
A HETEROGENEOUS CAST
Recognition for the Song of the Year went to “René”, the most intimate song by the Puerto Rican Residente.
Natalia Lafourcade won in the category of Album of the year for “Un canto por México, Vol 1”, as well as in the category of Best Mexican regional song with “My religion” and in the category of Best alternative song for “En Cantos” together with iLe.
Latin pop had its place in the Latin Recording Academy awards, rewarding the young artist Camilo with Pedro Capó for “Tutu” as Best Pop Song and the Best New Artist according to the Academy was Mike Bahía.
The classic winners of previous editions such as Alejandro Sanz, Alejando Fernández, Carlos Vives or Ricky Martin also took their awards.
The Spanish 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 won the award for Best Ranchera / Mariachi Music Album for “Made in Mexico”.
Colombian Carlos Vives demonstrated his validity by achieving three gramophones: Best contemporary album / tropical fusion for “Cumbiana”, Best tropical song for “Song for Rubén” with Rubén Blades and Best long version music video for “The lost world of Cumbiana”.
Ricky Martin won the Latin Grammy for his album “Pausa” in the category Best Pop Vocal Album, garnering five Academy Awards in his prolific career.
The music of the singer-songwriter also had its recognition and Fito Páez was one of the winners of the night, achieving the Latin Grammy for Best Pop Rock Album (“The Conquest of Space”) and Best Pop / Rock Song (“The Song of the Beasts “).
The album “Mesa para dos” by the Puerto Rican singer-songwriter Kany García won in the category of Best singer-songwriter album and “Biutiful” by Chilean Mon Laferte was crowned Best Rock Song.
The 21st edition of the Latin Grammys was held this Thursday in virtual format due to the coronavirus pandemic, at a gala that recognized the work of health workers to combat contagion and help as many people as possible recover from covid-19.
The event was presented by the singer of Puerto Rican origin Víctor Manuelle, the Mexican actress and activist Yalitza Aparicio and the actress, singer and model of Mexican origin Ana Brenda Contreras.