Vicente García Wins Best New Artist Latin GRAMMY | 18th Latin GRAMMYs
Dominican native Vicente García has just earned his third career Latin GRAMMY win of the night at the 18th Latin GRAMMY Awards.
"I feel happy and honored. I feel that with this award, I should celebrate, but I also have a responsibility to make music with dignity — make music that represents our countries, Latin America and above all my Dominican Republic where I'm from. Thank you." — Vicente García
After leaving his role as the lead singer of the Dominican alternative rock band Calor Urbano, he worked with artists such as Juan Luis Guerra, Alejandro Sanz, Juanes, and Maná as he launched his solo career. Now he's reaping the rewards of his efforts.
García took home his third Latin GRAMMY of the night for Best New Artist, a coveted General Field win. In addition, the singer/songwriter took home the Latin GRAMMY for Best Singer-Songwriter Album for A La Mar and Best Tropical Song for "Bachata En Kingston." He is also nominated for Album Of The Year.
The other nominees for Best New Artist were Paula Arenas, Cnco, Martina La Peligrosa, Mau Y Ricky, Rawayana, Sofía Reyes, Rosalía, Danay Suarez, and Sebastián Yatra.
James Bay Drops Hints On New Album, Says "This Is A New Me"
James Bay made a name for himself on with his 2015 debut LP, Chaos And The Calm. The English singer/songwriter plans to return with a brand-new album in 2018, and if his early hints at the forthcoming record's sound are to be believed, he'll trade in much of his trademark ambient guitar melodies and sultry alt-pop crooning for new energetic textures and "loud f***ing noises."
Bay went on to reveal that he's been listening heavily to artists such as Frank Ocean, David Bowie, LCD Soundsystem, Chance The Rapper, and Lorde, and elements of their sounds have begun to infiltrate his songwriting.
"All of these sounds that don't really relate to the first album but hugely relate to this album," he explained. "I’m really excited for people to hear that."
Details regarding the new album's title and release date are still forthcoming, but Bay has also revealed that a new collaboration with GRAMMY-winning pop songsmith Rod Stewart is "coming out soon."
Cnco To Sofía Reyes: Who Will Win The Best New Artist Latin GRAMMY?
They have each won the prestigious Latin GRAMMY for Best New Artist.
Spanning Colombian pop songstress Paula Arenas, Latin pop band Cnco, Dominican singer/songwriter Vicente García, Colombia's Martina La Peligrosa, and Latin pop duo Mau Y Ricky to Venezuelan reggae collective Rawayana, Mexican singer/songwriter Sofía Reyes, Spain's Rosalía, Cuban R&B/rap artist Danay Suarez, and Colombian singer/songwriter Sebastián Yatra, this year's field of 18th Latin GRAMMY Awards nominees is loaded with talent.
Who will take home the coveted prize? Cast your vote below.
Who's performing? Official 58th GRAMMYs lineup
Music's Biggest Night is only days ahead and set to include show-stopping and unforgettable GRAMMY Moments. The star-studded performance lineup for the 58th Annual GRAMMY Awards promise something for all music fans — including a number of first-time GRAMMY performances, a satellite performance by the Broadway cast of "Hamilton," an experiential performance by Lady Gaga in honor of the late icon David Bowie, Adele's return to the GRAMMY stage, and the best in country, pop, rock, and hip-hop. Two-time GRAMMY winner LL Cool J returns as host for the fifth consecutive year and will be joined by a stellar lineup of presenters.
Are you ready to "Witness Greatness"? The performers on the 58th GRAMMY Awards are:
- Alabama Shakes
- Joey Alexander
- James Bay and Tori Kelly
- Justin Bieber and Jack Ü (Diplo and Skrillex)
- Luke Bryan, John Legend, Demi Lovato, and Meghan Trainor with Lionel Richie
- Andra Day and Ellie Goulding
- Eagles (Don Henley, Bernie Leadon, Timothy B. Schmit, and Joe Walsh) with Jackson Browne in tribute to Glenn Frey
- "Hamilton" Broadway cast
- Hollywood Vampires (Alice Cooper, Johnny Depp and Joe Perry)
- Sam Hunt and Carrie Underwood
- Lady Gaga in tribute to David Bowie
- Kendrick Lamar
- Little Big Town
- Pitbull, Travis Barker and Robin Thicke
- Chris Stapleton, Gary Clark Jr. and Bonnie Raitt in tribute to B.B. King
- Taylor Swift
- The Weeknd
The 58th Annual GRAMMY Awards will take place on Monday, Feb. 15 at Staples Center in Los Angeles and will broadcast live in high-definition TV and 5.1 surround sound on CBS at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT.