Julieta Venegas, Karol G, Shakira, and Natalia Lafourcade took the program, kept in Spain for the very first time
There was plenty of unpredictability surrounding the Latin Grammys this year. For the very first time, the award program was prepared in Sevilla, Spaina cross-continental relocation that triggered a lot of dispute.
The European nation has actually had a complex location with the awards reveal, and prior to the event, fans mentioned it’s not part of Latin America– though the Latin Grammys have actually constantly thought about all music, as long as it’s 51 percent in Spanish. Still, others stressed that hosting the program throughout the world would trigger logistical concerns for artists attempting to make the occasion.
Still, the program went on, and numerous individuals collected in Sevilla, Spain on Nov. 16 for the occasion. Throughout the night, there were a lot of tributes to the host nation: Flamenco shows, an opening efficiency from Rosaliaa tribute to star Antonio Banderas (who is from Andalusia.)
In the end, the most significant surprise wasn’t logistical or geographical: It came as a powerhouse group of females won a few of the most significant awards of the night. In addition, lots of entertainers kept the audience on their feet.
Here are a few of our leading highlights:
Mujeronas of the Night
In the past, critics have actually explained that females are frequently missing out on from the significant classifications at the Latin Grammys– and have actually been even harder to discover in winner’s listsThis year was refreshingly various: Women eliminated significant prizes the whole night throughout categories. Shakira won Song of the Year and Pop Song of the Year for her memorable Bizzarap session, and likewise shared Best Urban/Fusion efficiency with Karol GNatalia Lafourcade scored Record of the Year, Singer-Songwriter Song, and Singer-Songwriter Album awards. And in pleased surprises, long time Mexican indie-darling Julieta Venegas won a Contemporary Pop Vocal Album prize, and a tearful Karol G accepted the Album of the Year award at the end of the night.
Laura Pausini, honored as the Latin Grammy’s Person of the Year throughout the night, discharge a little cheer backstage and applauded the “mujeronas” winning huge. — J.L.
Biza + Shak = Best Performance of the Night
A high-energy efficiency backed by Bizarrap‘s tunes got the whole theater leaping for the very best set of the night. At just 17, Spanish rap artist Milo J opened the efficiency with an intense rap verse of the current”Bzrp Music Sessionsbefore a choir turned Quevedo’s session on its head for a ballad performance of the TikTok-favorite track. The crowd went wild when Shakira, who struck the phase for the 2nd time accompanied by a tango dancer, sang hot lyrics about her split from Piqué in the soccer gamer’s own nation. Now that’s a collection. — T.M.
Latin Songwriters Get Their Shine
With the intro of the Songwriter of the Year classification, Latin songwriters truly got their shine at the 2023 event. While Shakira was carrying out the international hit “BZRP Music Sessions, Vol. 53,” she headed out into the crowd to dance with co-writer Kevyn “Keityn” Mauricio Cruz. Later on, Mexican hit-maker Edgar Barrera carried out on his keyboard together with Iza, Camilo, and Manuel Carrasco. Barrera won both Songwriter and Producer of the Year. Next year, both awards must be offered throughout the telecast. — L.V.
Numerous derided this year’s elections for leaving out the huge música Mexicana wave that made international waves this year, a couple of minutes onstage offered the category much-needed attention. Peso Pluma and Eslabon Armado joined onstage for their first-ever telecasted efficiency of “Ella Baila Sola,” selecting to sing the summer season smash over a sophisticated, white set. (On the red carpet, Nicki Nicole informedWandererthat she ‘d be yelling every word.)
Christian Nodal and Carin Leon likewise flaunted their singing skill throughout efficiencies throughout the night. Here’s hoping the Latin Recording Academy took notification and provides these artists area in the elections next year. — J.L.
They are staying peaceful on their reported love, Karol G and Feid put their fans into a craze with sweet interactions they shared at the awards this year. When Karol G’s Mañana Será Bonito beat Feid’s LP in the very best Urban Music Album classification, she ran over to him and provided him a huge hug. He likewise appeared to kiss her on the cheek. Karol G was later on smitten and seen dancing and singing along to Feid’s closing efficiency. Post-Rauwsalia, love is still alive in reggaeton. — L.V.
Latin Music’s It-Couple Debuts on Red Carpet
You can’t assist however smile when you see Nicki Nicole blushing after a compliment from Peso Pluma. The Argentinian vocalist and Mexican star strolled their very first red carpet together, together as they gushed over each other’s musical jobs this year. “I’m so pleased to be accompanied this evening,” Nicole stated coyly in an interview with Wanderer“I’m supporting the queen!” Peso joked. — T.M.
Karol G Makes Música Urbana History
Mañana Será Bonitomade history. Before accepting the prize forAlbum of the YearKarol G commemorated ending up being just the 2nd female to win the award for Best Urban Music Album, precisely 10 years after Mala Rodriguez, who won in 2013 for Bruja“I can’t think that this year the Urban Music Album winner is a lady,” Karol stated after hugging Feid and taking the phase. — T.M.
Andrea Bocelli made a remarkable look onstage and made a standing ovation when he sang “Granada,” the traditional tune by popular Mexican author Agustin Lara. Around him, the set admired cultures throughout Iberoamerica, with a variety of dancers supporting him. As the Italian huge vocalized notes that appeared to shake the whole auditorium, the audience leapt to its feet and cheered him on. — J.L.
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