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The Latin Grammys 22nd edition: Who were the winners of these prestigious awards?
These Latin Grammys of 2021 were the first edition that will be present after the Covid-19 pandemic began. Gloria Estefan was in charge of opening the show with an emotional melodic display.
This event was one of the most anticipated awards of this 2021 and had the interpretation of several artists. It is considered one of the most prestigious ceremonies in Latin music. The event was held at the "MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas" in the United States.
The artists with the most nominations at the Latin Grammy 22nd edition
The Colombian artist Camilo, with ten nominations, is the artisan with the most designations in these Latin Grammys. Then in the following places are the renowned artist Juan Luis Guerra, with six nominations and the famous Spanish singer C. Tangana, with five options for awards.
Latin Grammy presenters
The presenters for this occasion were Ana Brenda Contreras, Carlos Rivera and Roselyn Sánchez, the celebrities were in charge of conducting the event and carrying out the distribution of the awards.
The Latin Recording Academy returns to face-to- face mode in Las Vegas.
The Latin Grammys presented the Award for Musical Excellence to the Argentine Fito Páez, the Spanish singer Joaquín Sabina, the Mexican Emmanuel, the Brazilian Martinho da Vila.
They also awarded the Americans Sheila E. in addition to Pete Escovedo, the Dominican Milly Quezada and the Puerto Rican Gilberto Santa Rosa.
Rubén Blades won the honorary award of "Person of the Year" at the Latin Grammy
In this edition of the Latin Grammy Awards it was dedicated to the Latin American legend "Rubén Blades" who is one of the best singers in the history of Latin American music.
This was something quite impressive and motivating for the artist, since, it is the first time that a Panamanian obtains this award at the Latin Grammy gala, it was a well-deserved award for Rubén Blades for all his efforts throughout his artistic career.
The award for this honorable mention was given to him by one of the greatest exponents of the urban genre in Latin America, the rapper "Residente", who is also one of the greatest admired of the legendary singer from Panama.
Resident makes an honorary speech to Rubén Blades
The Puerto Rican rapper has always had great admiration for Rubén Blades and has always seen him as a source of inspiration. That is why he mentioned a few words in honor of the Person of the Year of the 22nd Edition of the Latin Grammy to show his gratitude.
"You taught me that art goes above all things, I'm really shaking, you left me a universe full of characters that are my family" "You raised me with your music, and you educated me with your lyrics, you gave me what I most needed, you are my teacher, my friend, and you are like a father to me, thank you, Rubén."
This is how the author of the song "Latin America" ended in giving his speech in praise of his idol.
These words greatly moved the great artist winner of the “Person of the Year” award. During the awards, it was possible to see in his expressions the satisfaction and brotherhood that exists between Residente and him, then they hugged each other and each one went to their seating.
Juliana Velásquez won the award for "Best New Artist"
Colombian Juliana Velásquez took the honor of "Best New Artist" and during their meeting she thanked her group and sang a verse of her song "Joaquín".
This theme was inspired by the life of a fisherman from San Andrés y Providencia, whose name is "this is Colombia".
In addition, it was one of the most successful songs of the famous, exceeding 50 million reproductions, as was her video clip that was published on her official YouTube channel.
The grand prize of the night went to Rubén Blades with the Album of the Year "Salswing"!
It should be noted that the famous artist from Panama swept the Latin Grammy gala, since he not only won the mention of the "Person of the Year" but also won the "Album of the Year" award thanks to his album "Salswing!", This being his second award.
At the moment when Rubén Blades received his precious award, he stood in front of the microphone and mentioned these words:
"I have never liked winning an award at the expense of others losing, so I receive it on behalf of everyone, because here everyone has won, this award is not only mine but my country Panama."
Song of the Year Award at the 2021 Grammy Awards
The song of the year was for the theme "Patria y vida", a dissident anthem in Cuba performed by El Funky, Descemer Bueno, Yadam González, Beatriz Luengo, Gente De Zona, Maykel Osorbo and Yotuel.
It is important to mention that this song was the first multiple song starring Yotuel that has managed to obtain a Latin Grammy nomination, this is affirmed by the Cuban artist while he is happily receiving his award on November 17 at the awards gala.
The famous “Bad Bunny” was awarded the Best Urban Music Album
The reggaeton singer "Bad Bunny" has been a worldwide trend lately for his amazing albums and songs he has made in 2021. That great appearance to receive his award for Best Urban Music Album at the 2021 Latin Grammy Awards.
Bad Bunny closed the Latin Grammy Awards 2021
The night closed with the exhibition of Bad Bunny before the public, in which he performed one of his most acclaimed songs "Damn poverty", a quite important song for Bunny that is part of his album "The last world tour".