Uruguay’s Jorge Drexler has been nominated for seven Latin Grammys, and on Thursday he took home six, surprising those who take Bad Bunny’s win for granted.
The second surprise was that Rosalia won Album of the Year for Motomami (Digital Album).
“You don’t know how unexpected all of this is to me,” said Drexler as he accepted the Song of the Year award for Tocarte (Touch you) from his album Tinta y tiempo (Ink and Time) he performed. with Spanish urban musician C. tangana.
The Uruguayan musician performed Tocarte live with British singer Elvis Costello during a ceremony at the Mandalay Bay Michelob Ultra Arena in Las Vegas. Drexler dedicated his award “to all those who create urban music in Spanish”.
Bad Bunny, who was not present at the ceremony, was the most nominated with ten mentions.
In the end, he won all the awards in the urban music category: best urban/mixed performance with Titi me pregunto (Titi asked me); best reggaeton performance for Lo siento BB :/ (I’m sorry BB :/) he sang with Tainy and Julieta Venegas; best rap/hip hop song for De museo (Of the museum), best urban song for Titi me pregunto (Titi asked me); and best urban album for Un verano sin ti (A summer without you), also nominated for a Grammy in the album of the year category, is the first album sung in Spanish to achieve this.
Obviously surprised to win Album of the Year at the Latin Grammy Awards, Rosalia said Motomami was the album she struggled the most to make, but the one that “gave me the most joy”.
Rosalia, who also won the Latin Grammy for best alternative music album for Motomami, performed Hentai, La Fama and her summer hit Despecha.
Drexler also won the Latin Grammy Award for Best Pop Song for La guerrilla de la concordia (Guerrilla harmonium), best alternative song for El dia que estrenaste el mundo (The day you premiered the world), the album best singer-songwriter for Tinta y tiempo (Ink and Time) and best Portuguese song for Vento sardo with Marisa Monte.
For the first time in the history of the Latin Grammy Awards, a tie was announced in the best new artist category, with 95-year-old Cuban singer-songwriter Angela Alvarez sharing the award with singer-songwriter 25 years old Mexican Silvana Estrada .
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In an emotional moment, the young Mexican singer said the best new artist award was “already ours” because most of this year’s nominees are women and “more so because I’m in this amazing woman who always makes me cry. since I’ve seen her.”
Alvarez took the stage with her grandson Carlos Alvarez, who produced her self-titled debut album.
Christina Aguilera joined Mexico’s Christian Nodal in a powerful rendition of their ranchera song Cuando me de la gana (When I Wanted) from her album Aguilera, which won the award for best traditional pop vocal album.
The Ecuadorian-American singer, whose previous album in Spanish was Mi reflejo in 2000, said she has been looking forward to making another album in Spanish ever since.
After knocking out Drexler for best pop song, Colombian star Sebastián Yatra won the second Latin Grammy of his career for Dharma in the category of Best Pop Vocal Album.
Yatra was recognized in the pop song category for the national anthem Tacones rojo (Red Heels) for which he performed the Spanish and English versions with John Legend.
Mexican singer Angela Aguilar performed En realidad (In Reality) while Chiquis won the Latin Grammy Award for best band album for Abeja Reina (Queen Bee).
https://www.independent.ie/entertainment/music/uruguayan-musician-jorge-drexler-wins-six-latin-grammys-42154121.html Uruguayan musician Jorge Drexler wins six Latin Grammy Awards