For the 21st edition of the Latin Grammy, the artist received 13 selections, including in the categories “Record of the Year”, “Album of the Year” and “Best Reggaeton Performance”.
“What works for you is your work. All discipline over the years is the cause and the effect, “he told Billboard before the gala. “That’s really nice because I’m a dreamer from Medellin, Colombia, who wanted to say something and he did it.”
The record was previously held by the Puerto Rican duo Calle 13, with 10 nominations received in 2011.
“It would be nice to be the big winner of the evening, but I have already proved it and that is the most important thing,” said Balvin, who dedicated his success to young people, dreamers, the reggaeton genre and the ramifications of urban music.
🌎🇨🇴🏆The Colombian artist @JBALVIN established a title of #GWR for the largest number of nominations to the #LatinGRAMMY in one year. A record that previously belonged to the Puerto Rican duo Calle 13 with a total of 10, for the 12th annual ceremony in 2011. 🌎🇨🇴🏆 #JBalvin pic.twitter.com/0bBSh1Ae03
– Guinness World Records LatAm (@gwr_es) November 19, 2020
This is the second Guinness record set by J Balvin. In 2017, he broke the record for the longest-lived presence of a solo artist on the Billboard Hot Latin Songs chart with the song “Ginza”.
The Latin Grammy Awards Gala took place on Thursday night, in virtual format.
Alejandro Sanz won the “Record of the Year” category, with the song “Contigo”. The album of the year was named “Un Canto Por México, Vol. 1” by Natalia Lafourcade, and “René” – Residente was chosen the song of the year.
The title of best new artist went to Mike Bahía, and Ricky Martin won the “Best Pop Vocal Album” category with “Pause”, while the rock album of the year was chosen “Dónde Jugarán Lxs Niñxs?” – Molotov.
J Balvin won only one trophy, in the “Best Urban Music” category, for “Colores”.