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Residente Wins Best Urban Song | 18th Latin GRAMMYs
"Listen up. Thank you. Thank you. I am going to say some abnormal words. First, I give thanks to the Academy. … I want to remind the whole world … that art has nothing to do with figures. We, the artists, are not numbers, we are not figures, we are not data. We do things that we feel and we throw it out to the scene because we feel it with total honesty, and that's what we are rewarding here. So please, please to the whole world, stop posting the amount of followers, the amount of views, the amount of things, and start talking more about the music, about the producers, and who produced the music — the lyrics, which is what is lacking. Long live Puerto Rico. … To all of the urban people, the rappers for real, the MCs that give it all to the rhyme: Thank you for inspiring me. Kase.O, thank you. To the whole world, thank you with all my heart." — Residente
This is Residente's – née René Pérez – second win of the evening, having earlier won the award for Best Urban Music Album for his self-titled debut solo album.
His fellow nominees in the category tonight were Língua Franca, Nicky Jam, Pitbull & J Balvin, and Lápiz Consciente.