The Latin Grammys will celebrate tomorrow, Thursday, his big party in a particularly tough year due to the coronavirus pandemic, but at the same time positive for Latin music, which has sounded like never before around the world to accompany in difficult times.

Under the motto ‘music humanizes us’, this edition of the Latin Grammy will be very special: the artists will not be able to meet as in other years and will connect with Miami (United States), partial venue of the event, from cities around the world to broadcast their speeches and performances.

Alejandro Fernandez, Christian Nodal and Caliber 50 will perform from Guadalajara (Mexico); Fito Paez Y Nathy Peluso They will do it from Buenos Aires; Jose Luis Perales, From Madrid; Bad Bunny, from San Juan; Y Anitta, from Rio de Janeiro (Brazil). Interestingly, the pandemic has made the Latin music festival more global never.

The world, scene of a gala marked by the pandemic

It will not be the first awards gala that this virtual model follows, as September’s Emmys already brought Hollywood stars together from afar, with cameras installed in their own homes.

But the Latin Grammy they will have the challenge of incorporating music, with performances of all kinds, from very different spaces that will try to imitate that energy that is created when the same scenario is shared.

In addition, the coronavirus has forced last minute changes.

The Mexican singer Carlos Rivera will not be able to present the gala after a person from his team, “very close” to him, tested positive in the Covid-19 test twenty-four hours before the event.

“Even though I tested negative, I cannot put anyone at risk, especially my colleagues Ana Brenda Contreras and Yalitza Aparicio“, explained Rivera himself. For that reason, he will not be able to participate in the tribute to Julio Iglesias that he was going to share with Natalia Jiménez.

In the rest of the tributes, Leslie Grace and Prince Royce will shake hands to pay tribute to Juan Luis Guerra; Juanes will take care of a tribute to Roberto Carlos; and Rauw Alejandro, Ivy Queen, Víctor Manuelle, Ricardo Montaner and Jesús Navarro will join forces to celebrate the legacy of Héctor Lavoe.

J Balvin, Bad Bunny and Ozuna dominate the nominations

Regarding the awards, the Colombian J Balvin is a favorite at the Latin Grammy thanks to his thirteen nominations, followed by the Puerto Rican Bad Bunny with nine.

After the controversy caused last year by its low participation, reggaeton occupies this year the top of the nominations thanks to the opening of the Latin Academy, which even created new categories for reggaeton, hip-hop and pop-rock genres.

Ozuna, with eight; Anuel AA, with seven; Camilo and Carlos Vives, with six each; Kany García, with five; Y Rosalía, Karol G and Residente, with four each one, they complete the list of artists with more options to take the golden gramophone.

Compete in the Album of the Year category: Bad Bunny by YHLQMDLG, Camilo for For the first time, Kany García by Table for dos, J Balvin by Colors, J Balvin and Bad Bunnand by Oasis, Jesse & Joy by Air (Day version) Y Natalia Lafourcade by A song for Mexico, Vol. 1. They complete the list Pause from Ricky Martin, The conquest of space from Earn Y Cumbiana from Carlos Vives.

For the Record of the year, the candidates are Tusa by Karol G and Nicky Minaj; China by Anuel AA, Daddy Yankee, Karol G with Ozuna and J Balvin; René Resident; self de Bad Bunny; Red by J Balvin; Y Tutu with Camilo and Pedro Capó.

They also aspire to this award When you are here by Pablo Alborán, What I see in you by Kany García and Nahuel Pennisi, With you by Alejandro Sanz and Solar Yacumenza from Bajofondo with Cuareim 1080.