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GRAMMY Rewind: Watch Juanes Gleefully Win Album Of The Year For 'Un Dia Normal' In 2003
In the latest episode of GRAMMY Rewind, 26-time Latin GRAMMY winner Juanes excitedly takes to the stage to accept one of his five Latin GRAMMY wins of the night at the 4th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards
"Three years ago, I was lost completely in Los Angeles," Juanes says at the top of his acceptance speech for Album of the Year at the 4th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards.
In that relatively short amount of time, the Columbian singer-songwriter went from feeling lost to accepting one of his five Latin GRAMMY wins of the night. Watch Juanes emotionally bounce between English and Spanish to show his appreciation to his family, peers and home country in the newest episode of GRAMMY Rewind.
In addition to winning the Latin GRAMMY for Album of the Year in 2003, Juanes also took home awards for Best Rock Solo Vocal Album, Best Rock Song, Song Of The Year, and Record Of The Year at the 4th Latin GRAMMYs. The Colombian singer-songwriter has won 26 Latin GRAMMYs throughout his career, dating back to his first win in 2001 and his most recent win in 2020.
Relive one of Juanes' Latin GRAMMY wins above, and check below to revisit more GRAMMY moments.
And make sure to watch the Biggest Night in Latin Music later this month: The 2021 Latin GRAMMYs Awards, officially known as the 22nd Latin GRAMMY Awards, take place Thursday, Nov. 18.
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Luis Fonsi To Maluma: Who Will Win Record Of The Year Latin GRAMMY?
Cast your vote. Who will voters choose for Record Of The Year at the 18th Latin GRAMMY Awards?
Including the likes of Shakira and Carlos Vives to Natalia Lafourcade, Marc Anthony, Jesse & Joy, and Alejandro Sanz, the previous Latin GRAMMY winners for Record Of The Year reads like a who's who of Latin music. This year's nominees are no different.
With Rubén Blades' sensual "La Flor De La Canela," Luis Fonsi featuring Daddy Yankee's song of the summer "Despacito," Residente's impactful "Guerra," Ricky Martin with Maluma's Vente Pa' Ca," and Jorge Drexler's "El Surco," among others, this year's class of 18th Latin GRAMMY Awards nominees for Record Of The Year is loaded.
Which song do you think will take home the Latin GRAMMY for Record Of The Year? Cast your vote below.
Will Smith at the 1999 GRAMMYs
GRAMMY Rewind: Watch Will Smith Dedicate His 1999 Best Rap Solo Performance GRAMMY To His Son
In his acceptance speech, he offers thanks to his family and "the jiggiest wife in the world, Jada Pinkett Smith"
Today, Sept. 25, we celebrate the birthday of the coolest dad—who else? Will Smith! For the latest episode of GRAMMY Rewind, we revisit the Fresh Prince's 1999 GRAMMY win for Best Rap Solo Performance for "Gettin' Jiggy Wit It."
In the below video, watch rappers Missy Elliott—donning white leather—and Foxy Brown present the GRAMMY to a stoked Smith, who also opted for an all-leather look. In his acceptance speech, he offers thanks to his family and "the jiggiest wife in the world, Jada Pinkett Smith." He dedicates the award to his eldest son, Trey Smith, joking that Trey's teacher said he (then just six years old) could improve his rhyming skills.
The classic '90s track is from his 1997 debut studio album, Big Willie Style, which also features "Miami" and 1998 GRAMMY winner "Men In Black," from the film of the same name. The "Está Rico" rapper has won four GRAMMYs to date, earning his first back in 1989 GRAMMYs for "Parents Just Don't Understand," when he was 20 years old.
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GRAMMY Rewind: Watch Santana & Rob Thomas Self-Assuredly Win Record Of The Year For "Smooth" In 2000
In the newest episode of GRAMMY Rewind, watch Santana and Rob Thomas win Record Of The Year at the 42nd GRAMMY Awards for "Smooth," the unlikely smash-hit pairing of the classic rock legend and Matchbox Twenty leader
By all accounts, Santana's and Rob Thomas' 1999 megahit "Smooth" almost didn't happen. In its embryonic stages, Carlos Santana was skeptical of the tune; the AM-radio effect on Thomas's voice alone engendered its own smattering of arguments.
But in a quintessential lesson about why you should never, ever give up, "Smooth" became the second-biggest single of all time, second only to Chubby Checker's "The Twist." It also led to the 2000 GRAMMY Awards, where the unlikely pair won the GRAMMY for Record Of The Year.
In the newest episode of GRAMMY Rewind, revisit the moment 21 years ago when an unlikely gambit paid off in dividends, putting a feather in the cap of Matchbox Twenty's leader and landing a classic rocker back on the airwaves.
Check out the throwback GRAMMY moment above and click here to enjoy more episodes of GRAMMY Rewind.
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Logic, Juanes Team For '1-800' Spanish Remix
The Latin GRAMMY winner reveals what attracted him to collaborating with rapper Logic
The positive impact of Logic's "1-800-273-8255" has made a huge difference in the United States since its debut in April. The rapper's first Billboard Hot 100 hit has served as a message of hope for millions of people who have contemplated suicide, so much so that his performance at the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards in August caused a 50 percent increase in calls to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.
Logic has now teamed with 21-time Latin GRAMMY winner Juanes for a Spanish remix of the song, which brings with it the promise of extending that positive message to more people around the world.
"I went to the song on Spotify, and I just played the song. I just liked it so much," Juanes told Billboard. "Then I started to learn more about the song's meanings — the meaning of the video and everything else surrounding the song. I think these days when everything's about dancing and having a good time, it's fresh to find a hit song like this one that’s talking about serious issues."
Juanes' connection to the song led to a meeting with Logic at one of his shows in July in Miami, during which the duo discussed a possible collaboration. The Colombian feels the positive energy they've forged with the remix is an example of music's limitless potential to soothe and inspire.
"Music is always going to be that way to connect with ourselves and the rest of the world, and just find some help through art because art is such a powerful weapon," said Juanes. "Most of the times when I feel sad, I use my own music or the process of creation to feel better. It just makes me feel better somehow."
As for another potential collaboration with Logic?
"I would love to work with him [again]," said Juanes. "Get in the studio someday and do something together. … We clicked immediately, and I think we have a good relationship to keep working together."