Not like remaining 12 months’s rite — which discovered Spanish phenom Rosalía sweeping a number of carefully watched classes — no large winner emerged from this 12 months’s telecast. However Lafourcade’s perfect album victory is particularly notable as a result of male artists generally tend to dominate that class — when Rosalía gained perfect album remaining 12 months, she changed into the primary girl to take action in 13 years. This 12 months, Rosalía gained 3 awards (two of them with Ozuna for his or her reggaeton duet “Yo x Ti, Tu x Mi”), tying with Lafourcade and Carlos Vives for many wins of the evening.
File of the 12 months went to Spanish singer Alejandro Sanz for “Contigo.” Residente, of Calle 13 repute, took house track of the 12 months for his deeply non-public observe “René,” which displays at the Puerto Rican rapper’s personal psychological well being struggles.
Like different awards presentations this 12 months, the Latin Grammys shifted its structure because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Whilst there have been a couple of hosts and a few are living performances, many artists seemed just about from puts on the planet. That are compatible with the worldwide theme of the night time — los angeles música nos humaniza (track makes us human) — which used to be presented by means of “Hamilton” writer Lin-Manuel Miranda forward of the display.
According to standard, many awards have been introduced ahead of the telecast together with perfect reggaeton efficiency, a brand new class unveiled in accordance with grievance over the award display’s remedy of the preferred Latin hip-hop style. A number of reggaeton artists — together with Daddy Yankee and J Balvin — boycotted remaining 12 months’s rite over repeated snubs.
It used to be Unhealthy Bunny who took house the inaugural reggaeton trophy — for “Yo Perreo Sola,” an addictive anthem a couple of girl who unearths freedom in dancing by means of by myself within the membership. However the famous person, who made historical past at the pop charts along with his sophomore album “YHLQMDLG,” misplaced to J Balvin in the most productive city album class.
We’ve rounded up a couple of notable performances and moments from the display, with main points at the primary winners beneath.
A full of life tribute to Hector Lavoe
Ricardo Montaner, Ivy Queen, Jesús Navarro, Rauw Alejandro and Victor Manuelle kicked off the rite with a spirited tribute to the Puerto Rican salsa legend, who died in 1993.
The efficiency benefited from the artist’s various backgrounds: Montaner is a Latin pop megastar who used to be born in Argentina, however grew up in Venezuela; Navarro is the lead singer of the Mexican pop-rock band Reik; Manuelle, a co-host of this 12 months’s rite, is a Puerto Rican salsa singer from the Bronx. Ivy Queen, a (reggaeton) legend in her personal proper, and Rauw Alejandro — an rising urbano singer, who used to be up for perfect new artist — are each natives of Puerto Rico.
Yalitza Aparicio made her internet hosting debut
The awards display had a pair host shake-u.s.within the days main as much as the rite. Final week, the Latin Recording Academy introduced that actress Roselyn Sánchez — who used to be set to co-host for the 5th time — had suffered an damage and would get replaced by means of Yalitza Aparicio, the Indigenous Mexican actress who won an Oscar nod for her leap forward position in Alfonso Cuarón’s 2018 movie “Roma.”
And simply sooner or later ahead of the rite, Mexican singer Carlos Rivera bowed out after being uncovered to COVID-19; Manuelle used to be named as his substitute, becoming a member of Aparicio and Ana Brenda Contreras.
J Balvin carried out “Rojo” — with a bleeding middle
“My middle breaks and I pray for the arena,” J Balvin stated in Spanish ahead of acting “Rojo,” from his album “Colores.” A video montage highlighted quite a lot of problems — the covid-19 pandemic, a psychological well being disaster and protests in opposition to inequality — as Balvin stood beneath an enormous sculpture of praying palms. Towards the top of the efficiency, a dripping rainy bleeding middle seemed on his crisp white swimsuit.
Unhealthy Bunny carried out in Puerto Rico
Unhealthy Bunny wasn’t on the rite however staged an elaborate efficiency in his local San Juan. Presented by means of Miranda, he opened with “Bichiyal,” which he carried out after stepping out of a graceful white Buggati, surrounded by means of ladies on bikes. He adopted that up with “Si Veo a Tu Mamá”
Unhealthy Bunny wasn’t the one artist who carried out faraway — Brazilian pop megastar Anitta carried out a fascinating rendition of the vintage “Mas Que Nada” and her personal fresh unmarried “Me Gusta” in Rio de Janeiro.
Pitbull commemorated entrance line employees
Mr. 305 seemed with a band of entrance line employees — actually — acting his pandemic-inspired anthem “I Imagine We Will Win” with first responders on bass, drums and guitar. As he concluded the efficiency, he and his dancers grew to become to applaud the band.
Natalia Lafourcade, “Un Canto Por Mexico, Vol. 1″
“Contigo” by means of Alejandro Sanz
Perfect reggaeton efficiency
Unhealthy Bunny, “Yo Perreo Sola”
See the whole record of winners right here.