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2022 Latin GRAMMYs: Angela Alvarez & Silvana Estrada Tie For Latin GRAMMY For Best New Artist

Angela Alvarez and Silvana Estrada have tied for the Latin GRAMMY for Best New Artist at the 2022 Latin GRAMMYs.

GRAMMYs/Nov 18, 2022 - 03:07 am

Angela Alvarez and Silvana Estrada jointly won the Latin GRAMMY for Best New Artist at the 2022 Latin GRAMMYs.

Sofía Campos, Cande y Paulo, Clarissa, Pol Granch, Nabález, Tiare, Vale, Yahritza y Su Esencia, and Nicole Zignago were the other nominees in the prestigious category.

At age 95, Alvarez made history as the oldest musician to be nominated for Best New Artist at the Latin GRAMMYs. At 25, Estrada received a nomination for Best Singer-Songwriter Album in addition to her Best New Artist win.

As the artists shared the stage and gave their moving acceptance speeches, the audience gave a standing ovation.

Check out the complete list of winners and nominees at the 2022 Latin GRAMMYs.

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GRAMMY Rewind: Christina Aguilera Celebrates Her Latin Heritage After Winning Her First Latin GRAMMY In 20 Years

In May 2022, Christina Aguilera made a stunning return to Latin music with ‘Aguilera.’ Six months later, she won her second Latin GRAMMY — and she made sure to thank everyone who was part of the journey.

GRAMMYs/Nov 17, 2023 - 06:01 pm

Last year, pop diva Christina Aguilera returned to her Ecuadorian roots with Aguilera, her first full Spanish-language album since Mi Reflejo (2000). By the end of the year, she snagged multiple awards for the LP, including Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album at the 2022 Latin GRAMMY Awards.

In this episode of GRAMMY Rewind, revisit the moment Aguilera took the stage to accept her gramophone for her self-titled project.

"This is so important to me, and it's been amazing to come back to this home," Aguilera shared before expressing gratitude to her collaborators and longtime supporters.

"The fans, the Fighters, thank you so much!" She squealed. "We've been on this journey for so long, so I couldn't thank you more."

It was quite an eventful night for Aguilera. She received seven nominations in total — including Album Of The Year and Record and Song Of The Year for "Pa Mis Muchachas" — and delivered a show-stopping performance of "Cuando Me Dé la Gana" with Christian Nodal.

Press play on the video above to watch Christina Aguilera's complete acceptance speech for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album at the 2022 Latin GRAMMYs, and check back to for more new episodes of GRAMMY Rewind.

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GRAMMY Rewind: Kendrick Lamar Honors Hip-Hop's Greats While Accepting Best Rap Album GRAMMY For 'To Pimp a Butterfly' In 2016

Upon winning the GRAMMY for Best Rap Album for 'To Pimp a Butterfly,' Kendrick Lamar thanked those that helped him get to the stage, and the artists that blazed the trail for him.

GRAMMYs/Oct 13, 2023 - 06:01 pm

Updated Friday Oct. 13, 2023 to include info about Kendrick Lamar's most recent GRAMMY wins, as of the 2023 GRAMMYs.

A GRAMMY veteran these days, Kendrick Lamar has won 17 GRAMMYs and has received 47 GRAMMY nominations overall. A sizable chunk of his trophies came from the 58th annual GRAMMY Awards in 2016, when he walked away with five — including his first-ever win in the Best Rap Album category.

This installment of GRAMMY Rewind turns back the clock to 2016, revisiting Lamar's acceptance speech upon winning Best Rap Album for To Pimp A Butterfly. Though Lamar was alone on stage, he made it clear that he wouldn't be at the top of his game without the help of a broad support system. 

"First off, all glory to God, that's for sure," he said, kicking off a speech that went on to thank his parents, who he described as his "those who gave me the responsibility of knowing, of accepting the good with the bad."

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He also extended his love and gratitude to his fiancée, Whitney Alford, and shouted out his Top Dawg Entertainment labelmates. Lamar specifically praised Top Dawg's CEO, Anthony Tiffith, for finding and developing raw talent that might not otherwise get the chance to pursue their musical dreams.

"We'd never forget that: Taking these kids out of the projects, out of Compton, and putting them right here on this stage, to be the best that they can be," Lamar — a Compton native himself — continued, leading into an impassioned conclusion spotlighting some of the cornerstone rap albums that came before To Pimp a Butterfly.

"Hip-hop. Ice Cube. This is for hip-hop," he said. "This is for Snoop Dogg, Doggystyle. This is for Illmatic, this is for Nas. We will live forever. Believe that."

To Pimp a Butterfly singles "Alright" and "These Walls" earned Lamar three more GRAMMYs that night, the former winning Best Rap Performance and Best Rap Song and the latter taking Best Rap/Sung Collaboration (the song features Bilal, Anna Wise and Thundercat). He also won Best Music Video for the remix of Taylor Swift's "Bad Blood." 

Lamar has since won Best Rap Album two more times, taking home the golden gramophone in 2018 for his blockbuster LP DAMN., and in 2023 for his bold fifth album, Mr. Morale & the Big Steppers.

Watch Lamar's full acceptance speech above, and check back at every Friday for more GRAMMY Rewind episodes. 

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Latin GRAMMYs 2023: Listen To The Nominees For Best Singer-Songwriter Song

The five nominees for Best Singer-Songwriter Song span genre and country of origin. Listen to the nominated works and tune in to the 2023 Latin GRAMMYs on Nov. 16.

GRAMMYs/Oct 10, 2023 - 02:01 pm

The Latin GRAMMYs have always been about celebrating the diversity of Latin music. This year’s awards ceremony will recognize an even greater diversity of music with three new categories: Songwriter Of The Year, Best Singer-Songwriter Song, and Best Portuguese-Language Urban Performance.

The Best Singer-Songwriter Song must be a single or track from an album currently competing in the Best Singer-Songwriter Album category.

The five artists with songs in the running for Best Singer-Songwriter Song reflect a broad spectrum of songwriting talent from across the Spanish speaking world. The nominees are: Natalia Lafourcade ("De Todas Las Flores"), Valeria Castro ("La Raíz"), Santiago Cruz ("1.200 Kilómetros"), Silvana Estrada ("Si Me Matan"), and Juan Carlos Pérez Soto ("Tu Historia, La Mía y La Verdad").

The 24th Latin GRAMMY Awards will be held on Nov. 16 in Sevilla, Spain. Learn about the inaugural nominees for this new category, then don’t miss the broadcast on Univision at 8 p.m. ET/PT (7 p.m. CT).

"De Todas Las Flores" – Natalia Lafourcade

Nominated for both Album Of The Year and Singer-Songwriter Album Of The Year, Mexican singer/songwriter Natalia Lafourcade’s De Todas Las Flores was her first collection of original songs since 2015’s, Hasta la Raíz — a hit album that netted her multiple GRAMMY Awards.

Musically restrained and folklorically inspired, De Todas Las Flores has been hailed as a quietly triumphant return. The saudade filled title track is the brightest bloom in the flower crown. "De Todas Las Flores" seems to be blown back and forth by bossa nova and bolero breezes that cushion the song’s bittersweet sentiments.

"La Raíz" – Valeria Castro

Valeria Castro’s music is rooted in the folk songs of her native Canary Islands, but the 23 year-old Spanish singer approaches her craft with a Gen-Z independence that makes it hard to classify under a genre. The songs on her debut full-length Con Cariño y Con Cuidado feature electronic production subtly blended with acoustic instrumentation to create a moody backdrop for her soulful vocals.

Castro’s ability to translate hallowed Iberian musical traditions into the digital present invites comparisons to Rosalía, but the fairytale melody and deeply empathetic lyrics of "La Raíz" make it clear Castro has her own statements to make. Don’t underestimate her delicate vibrato. That’s the sound of a remarkable new talent arriving on the scene.

"200 Kilómetros" – Santiago Cruz

With his socially aware and always pensive songwriting, Colombian artist Santiago Cruz humbly carries forward the banner of Latin American songwriting once hoisted by Victor Jara and Silvio Rodríguez and netted several Latin GRAMMY nominations.

His nomination for the song "1.200 Kilómetros" from his latest album Nueve brings the total to five. Cruz describes his ninth full-length as "reflective, narrative and nostalgic."  With its gentle acoustic percussion and finger-picked guitar "1.200 Kilómetros" sounds sweet and nostalgic as can be, but in reality the song is a thorough indictment of injustice and inequality in Colombian society.

"Si Me Matan" – Silvana Estrada

"Si Me Matan" from Silvana Estrada’s 2023 EP Abrazos is a quiet song, its theme conveyed entirely through her pure, lilting voice with minimal accompaniment from her finger plucked Venezuelan cuatro made by her father.

The hush is deceptive. It is, in fact, a fearless roar in defiance of femicide and violence against women. Her bold cry of protest has been taken up and heard echoing at 8M marches and other demonstrations for the rights of women.

The singer/songwriter from Vercruz, Mexico took home the Latin GRAMMY for Best New Artist in 2022 – an honor she shared with Angela Alvarez that year. That was the year Estrada released her debut album Marchita.

"Tu Historia, La Mía y La Verdad" – Juan Carlos Pérez Soto

Juan Carlos Pérez Soto earned this GRAMMY nomination for "Tu Historia, La Mía y La Verdad," a standout track from his album El Equilibrista. 

The singer and songwriter from Venezuela was known in the 1980s as one half of the duo Fernando & Juan Carlos, with Fernando Osorio. Since, he’s been a producer and written for other musicians, including Luis Fonsi and Ricky Martin, but he neglected his own music for almost 30 years. 

El Equilibrista is the result of his recent return to the studio as a solo musician to record the tender, reflective songs he wrote many years ago.

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Clarissa, Giulia Be & Maria Rita Performed At The Best New Artist Showcase In São Paulo: See Images & Watch Videos

With musical direction by Wilson Simoninha, the exclusive event was held in partnership with Mastercard and attended by members of the Latin Recording Academy, artists and entertainment industry figures.

GRAMMYs/Jul 13, 2023 - 02:50 pm

The Latin Recording Academy presented its Best New Artist Showcase featuring Clarissa and Giulia Be — both Latin GRAMMY nominees in the Best New Artist category in 2022 and 2021, respectively — and Maria Rita, the Best New Artist winner in 2004.

The event, with musical direction by Wilson Simoninha, was held at Espaço Priceless located in the historic city center of São Paulo.

See images and videos from the event below.

"We are very proud to celebrate the careers of Clarissa, Giulia Be and Maria Rita through the Best New Artist Showcase tour — for the first time in São Paulo —i nspiring the next generation of music creators in Brazil and around the world," Manuel Abud, CEO of The Latin Recording Academy, said in a statement.

Added Sarah Buchwitz, Vice President of Marketing and Communications at Mastercard Brazil: "Music is a universal passion that inspires, nurtures and unites us. We have sponsored the Latin GRAMMYs for years and support the Best New Artist Showcase to increase visibility and growth opportunities for the next generation of artists, uniting passion and purpose.

"This is the first time that we are bringing the event to Brazil at Espaço Priceless," she continued, "our complex of multisensory experiences."

The Best New Artist Showcase tour of Latin America kicked off last November during Latin GRAMMY Week in Las Vegas. The series — which held its second event in Mexico City last month — is an important element of the partnership between Mastercard and The Latin Recording Academy.

Mastercard, the category sponsor, has a longstanding relationship with the music industry and has played a significant role in driving success and recognition of emerging artists globally.

Keep watching this space for more information about the Latin Recording Academy and Latin GRAMMYs!

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