This afternoon the awards were given to the categories that will not be in the night gala. The Rosario won for Best Album and Best Pop / Rock Song.
The day finally arrived: starting at 17 this Thursday, the 21st edition of the annual delivery ofl Latin Grammy, the now classic ceremony that reviews the best of latin music According to the record industry, and Fito Páez was one of those who struck a point, with the Spanish Rosalía, by staying with two categories of which were delivered, each one.
As admitted in his speech by the Gabriel Abaroa Jr., president and CEO of the Latin Recording Academy: “At the Academy we discuss alternatives and canceling was an option, but we decided to continue, we modified our system and digitized the system. The change was a success and there was more than 18 thousand registrations, quite a record ”.
In the middle of the world taken by the pandemic, then, the Latin Grammys went ahead, without a live audience, not even a red carpet, but with some artists singing live and with many nominees connected to give their speech in case of winning.
As is usual in these great awards with so many categories (more than 50), only a handful are delivered in the great ceremony, which will be seen here at 10 pm. All other winners were announced starting at 5:00 p.m. live from Miami, with actress, singer and former model Jackie Cruz conducting.
There was everything from classical music to Tejano and Salsa, to awards for best arrangement, design and production. The local expectation was very great because there was important names of Argentines nominated, among them Fito Paez, Eruca Sativa, Miguel Mateos Y Knowing Russia.
Also part of the Argentine Legion are Vetamadre, Duki, Barbi Recanati, Wos, Cazzu, Nicki Nicole, Nathy Peluso, Nahuel Pennisi, Gustavo Santaolalla, producer Rafa Arcaute, Rodolfo Mederos and Emilio Solla.
One by one, the nominees and winners were announced, interspersing every so often with a live number of artists such as the Texan Gina Chávez, the Dominican Daniel Santacruz, the Spanish Naike Ponce and the romantic Kurt. There were also guests to announce some items, such as Gaby Moreno and Lupita Infante.
The connected winners gave a short speech, while others were conspicuous by their absence, perhaps preparing to attend the evening’s grand ceremony. There was euphoria, many tuxedos and long dresses, but also home scenes like the friendly Uruguayan poodle Gustavo Casanave, which triumphed in the category of Best Tango Album.
Of the entire list of Argentines, the biggest winner was Fito Paéz, which won the Latin Grammy for Best Pop / Rock Album (for The conquest of space) and another for Best Pop / Rock Song (The song of the beasts).
In turn, in the category of Best Latin Jazz / Jazz Album, the group triumphed Emilio Solla Tango Jazz Orchestra, led by the talented Argentine pianist who has lived in New York for a long time.
They awarded their album Puertos: Music from International Waters, and connecting said: “This really is a surprise that we did not expect much. Thank you for this immense joy in this 2020 that is costing us so much ”.
For now, then, three statuettes for Argentina. It remains to be seen at night what happens in the categories Best New Artist (where Cazzu, Nicki Nicole, Knowing Russia, Nathy Peluso and Wos compete), Record of the Year (appears The conquest of space, produced by Fito Páez, Gustavo Borner and Diego Olivero) and Recording of the Year (with Gustavo Santaolalla and Anibal Kerpel for the theme Solari and Yacumenza, from Bajofondo with Cuareim1080, as well as Nahuel Pennisi with Kany Garcia for What I see in you).
In the complete list of winners this afternoon appear many names little known to the Argentine public, but also figures as beloved as Ricky Martin, Molotov, Bad Bunny, Natalia Lafourcade, Rosalía with Ozuna, Resident, My Laferte, Prophetic Culture, Ilé Y Carlos Vives.
“China”, Anuel AA, Daddy Yankee and Karol G with Ozuna and J Balvin.
“When you are here”, Pablo Alboran.
“Vete”‘, Bad Bunny.