The Spanish Rosalía, the Puerto Rican Ozuna and the Colombian Carlos Vives dominated this Thursday, with three, two and two awards, respectively, the Latin Grammy pregala, which was held virtually due to the global coronavirus pandemic.
Rosalía took two golden gramophones with Ozuna to Best Urban Fusion / Performance Y Best urban song, both for Me x you, you x me (with Ozuna); and one that he shares with American Travis Scott to Best Short Version Music Video by TKN.
For his part, Carlos Vives received the recognition of Best Contemporary / Tropical Fusion Album for his album Cumbiana already Best Long Version Music Video by The lost world of cumbiana.
Other artists who took two gramophones were Natalia Lafourcade, in the Best Alternative Song categories (In how many, with iLe) and Best Regional Mexican Song for (My religion); and Fito Páez, in the categories of Best album (The conquest of space) and Best Pop / Rock Song (The song of the beasts).
Bad Bunny obtuvo un Latin Grammy a Best Reggaeton Performance by I dog aloneResident to Best Rap / Hip Hop Song by Before the world endsRicky Martin a Best Pop Vocal Album by Pause, and the Mexican Chiquis Rivera took over the gramophone at Best Band Album by Playlist.
None of them, except Chiquis Rivera, entered by video call upon receiving her award during the pre-gala presented by the actress, singer and former Dominacan-American model Jackie Cruz, who was very excited to present the event despite some small technical problems that occurred due to the complex virtual organization.
During the pre-gala, the president of the Latin Recording Academy, Gabriel Abaroa Jr., recalled that this edition of the Latin music festival is not about competition, but about celebration of Ibero-American music: “Today we will all win, it is about the community and the common good”, said.
After the controversy caused the previous year by its low participation, reggaeton occupies this year the top of the nominations to the Latin Grammys, which will inaugurate three categories: best pop / rock song, best reggaeton performance and best rap / hip-hop song.
Colombian J Balvin leaves as a favorite to the 2020 Latin Grammy by competing in 13 categories for the disk Colors, in addition to by Oasis, his joint production with Bad Bunny, who follows him in nominations with a total of nine mentions and will perform at the gala.
Ozuna, with eight; Anuel AA, with seven; Camilo and Carlos Vives, with six each; Kany García, with five, and Rosalía, Karol G, Residente, Sky and Tainy, with four per head, complete the list of artists with more options to take away the golden gramophone.
The Latin Grammys, which will be broadcast by the Hispanic network Univisión, Televisa and the cable channel TNT, carried in this year’s edition the slogan “Music humanizes us.”