It seemed like it was going to be reggaeton night in the Latin Grammy, but the urban genre par excellence went unnoticed at the great Latin music party, which was handed out this Thursday at a gala held semi-virtual in Miami for the coronavirus pandemic, its awards between genres such as pop, regional Mexican and songwriting.
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 your arm while Residente and Natalia Lafourcade became the winners of the night.
J Balvin He 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 “Colors”.
Bad Bunny, for its 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 along with Rosalía “I x you, you x me” in the categories of Best Urban Fusion / Performance and Best Urban Song.
Rosalía he 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 mother”, they remembered with great performances songs that in this difficult year turned the living rooms of houses around the world into discotheques.
The recognition of Song of the year was taken by “René”, the most intimate song of the Puerto Rican Residente.
Natalia Lafourcade won in the Album of the Year category for “A song for Mexico, Vol 1”, in addition to the Best Mexican Regional Song with “My Religion” and the Best Alternative Song for “En Cantos” 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 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 category Record of the year 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, adding five Academy Awards in his prolific career.
The singer-songwriter music also had its recognition and Fito Paez 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 “Table for two” by the Puerto Rican singer-songwriter Kany García won in the category of Best singer-songwriter album and “Biutiful” by the Chilean Mon Laferte was crowned Best Rock Song.
The event was presented by the singer of Puerto Rican origin Victor Manuelle, the Mexican actress and activist Yalitza Aparicio and the singer and model actress of Mexican origin Ana Brenda Contreras.