The show carried on with such a convivial spirit, permeating the broadcast with so much peace, love and good vibes that one could almost forget that Latin Grammys are a competition. All thanks to the cheerleading of the hosts, a United Nations of pop superstars: Anitta, from Brazil; Thalía, from Mexico; Luis Fonsi, from Puerto Rico; and Latin America’s most beloved Italian, Laura Pausini.
The three kicked off the festivities with an operatic rendition of “Si No Te Hubieras Ido,” originally performed by Mexican balladeer Marco Antonio Solís, the 2022 Person of the Year.
Flamenco-pop singer Rosalía stole the spotlight on Thursday by walking off with the coveted album of the year award at the 23rd Latin Grammys.With her victory for “Motomami” LP, Rosalía became the first woman to win for album of the year twice.
“Motomami” landed like a cherry bomb in the Latin pop world. It is a progressive fusion of reggaetón, bachata and flamenco that upended conventions in both sound and gender. The 30-year-old Barcelona native won album of the year in 2019 previously, for her sophomore effort, “El Mal Querer.” also read:- Mastodon replacing Twitter or it’s more than that?
Singer and Rapper Puerto Rican won in four out of 10 categories
The specter of Bad Bunny, skipped Thursday night’s ceremony to perform in Medellín, Colombia, then haunted the Michelob Ultra Arena in Las Vegas. The most nominated artist of the night, the Puerto Rican singer and rapper won in four out of 10 categories.
All in the field of música urbána which included urban song and urban fusion/performance for “Titi Me Preguntó,” rap/hip-hop song for “De Museo” and reggaeton performance for “Lo Siento Bb:/,” with Tainy and Julieta Venegas. Jorge Drexler, an Uruguayan doctor took home seven awards, upping his lifetime Latin Grammy count to 14 who went rogue as a singer- songwriter in the 90s .
Drexler received honors for both record and song of the year
Drexler asked the presenters on Thursday,“Are you sure?” on receiving the honors for both record and song of the year for “Tocarte,” which is his percussive collaboration with Spanish rapper C. Tangana.
Back in 2018, his song “Telefonía” captured the same two honors, Drexler appeared bewildered at his fortune, having shut out his chart-topping competitors Bad Bunny and Rosalía. H then declared that “I want to dedicate this award to those who make urban music,” . “You have taken the language, the Spanish language, to places on the planet that we had never reached before.”