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GRAMMY Rewind: Witness Salsa Legend Celia Cruz Shine At The 2002 Latin GRAMMYs

Celia Cruz at the 2002 Latin GRAMMYs

 

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GRAMMY Rewind: Witness Salsa Legend Celia Cruz Shine At The 2002 Latin GRAMMYs

¡Azucar!

GRAMMYs/Nov 14, 2020 - 03:07 am

In the latest edition of GRAMMY Rewind, witness the magic and joy of the late GRAMMY- and Latin-GRAMMY-winning salsa great Celia Cruz during her acceptance speech for Best Salsa Album for La Negra Tiene Tumbao at the 3rd Latin GRAMMY Awards.

At 76, the prolific and charismatic artist still effortlessly stole the show, looking stunning in a floor-length red gown with billowing sleeves and gold nails that perfectly matched the Latin GRAMMY she won.

After being helped up the stairs by both her husband/manager Pedro Knight and presenter Justin Timberlake, Cruz offered smiles and gratitude to the audience. "Ladies and gentleman, excuse my English, because it's not very good-looking. But I want to say thank you to all of you," the Cuban superstar said with a smile, offering one of her famous sayings.

After someone in the audience shouted her most famous catchphrase, "¡Azucar!" (or "sugar"), she finished her speech with a triumphant "¡Azucar! I love you!" back to the crowd.

La Negra Tiene Tumbao was also nominated for Album Of The Year and Record Of The Year at the 2002 Latin GRAMMYs; the album's title track got a nod for Best Short Form Music Video, to. The 2001 LP—her 59th album!—also won Best Salsa Album at the subsequent 2003 GRAMMYs.

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How The Latin GRAMMYS Brought Latin Music Excellence To The 2024 GRAMMYs
Peso Pluma attends the 2024 GRAMMYs

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How The Latin GRAMMYS Brought Latin Music Excellence To The 2024 GRAMMYs

Latin music was celebrated throughout GRAMMY Week and on Music's Biggest Night. Read on for the many ways Latin music excellence was showcased at the 204 GRAMMYs.

GRAMMYs/Feb 9, 2024 - 09:56 pm

The 2023 Latin GRAMMYs may have occurred months ago and thousands of miles away, but the leading lights in Latin music also shined at the 66th GRAMMY Awards. From historic wins and meaningful nominations, to electric performances and interesting installations, Latin music excellence was everywhere. 

In anticipation of the 25th anniversary of the Latin GRAMMYs in 2024, the exclusive GRAMMY House — the site of multiple GRAMMY Week events — included a significant installation dedicated to the Biggest Night In Latin Music.

The cylindrical display showcased some of the biggest moments in Latin GRAMMY history, including images, facts, and even a real Latin GRAMMY award. 

The celebration of Latin music continued throughout GRAMMY Week, with several Latin GRAMMY-winning artists also winning on the GRAMMY stage. Among the major moments at the 2024 GRAMMYs, Karol G won her first golden gramophone for her 2023 LP Mañana Será Bonito. "This is my first time at GRAMMYs, and this is my first time holding my own GRAMMY," the Colombian songstress exclaimed during her acceptance speech. 

Música Mexicana star Peso Pluma also took home his first GRAMMY; his album GÉNESIS won in the Best Música Mexicana Album (Including Tejano) Category.

Premiere Ceremony presenter Natalia Lafourcade — whose Todas Las Flores won big at the 2023 Latin GRAMMYs — also took home the GRAMMY Award for Best Latin Rock or Alternative Album. She tied in the Category with Juanes

Premiere Ceremony performer Gabby Moreno also took home a GRAMMY Award for Best Latin Pop Album for her album X Mí (Vol. 1)

Beyond the stage, Latin artists graced the red carpet and the nominations list. For example, producer and songwriter Edgar Barrera was the only Latino nominated in the Songwriter Of The Year, Non-Classical Category.

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GRAMMY Rewind: Watch Beyoncé's Heartfelt Speech For Her Record-Breaking Win In 2023
Beyoncé at the 2023 GRAMMYs.

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GRAMMY Rewind: Watch Beyoncé's Heartfelt Speech For Her Record-Breaking Win In 2023

Relive the night Beyoncé received a gramophone for Best Dance/Electronic Album for 'RENAISSANCE' at the 2023 GRAMMYS — the award that made her the most decorated musician in GRAMMY history.

GRAMMYs/Feb 2, 2024 - 05:12 pm

Six years after her last solo studio album, Beyoncé returned to the music industry with a bang thanks to RENAISSANCE. In homage to her late Uncle Johnny, she created a work of art inspired by the sounds of disco and house that wasn't just culturally impactful — it was history-making.

At the 2023 GRAMMYs, RENAISSANCE won Best Dance/Electronic Album. Marking Beyoncé's 32nd golden gramophone, the win gave the superstar the record for most gramophones won by an individual act.

In this episode of GRAMMY Rewind, revisit the historic moment Queen Bey took the stage to accept her record-breaking GRAMMY at the 65th Annual GRAMMY Awards.

"Thank you so much. I'm trying not to be too emotional," Beyoncé said at the start of her acceptance speech. "I'm just trying to receive this night."

With a deep breath, she began to list her praises that included God, her family, and the Recording Academy for their continued support throughout her career. 

"I'd like to thank my Uncle Johnny, who is not here, but he's here in spirit," Beyoncé proclaimed. "I'd like to thank the queer community for your love and inventing this genre."

Watch the video above for Beyoncé's full speech for Best Dance/Electronic Album at the 2023 GRAMMYs. Check back to GRAMMY.com for more new episodes of GRAMMY Rewind. 

Tune into the 2024 GRAMMYs on Sunday, Feb. 4, airing live on the CBS Television Network (8-11:30 p.m. LIVE ET/5-8:30 p.m. LIVE PT) and streaming on Paramount+ (live and on-demand for Paramount+ with SHOWTIME subscribers, or on-demand for Paramount+ Essential subscribers the day after the special airs).

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GRAMMY Rewind: Dr. Dre Takes Home The Inaugural Global Impact Award, Named In His Honor, In 2023
Dr. Dre at the 2023 GRAMMYs.

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GRAMMY Rewind: Dr. Dre Takes Home The Inaugural Global Impact Award, Named In His Honor, In 2023

In homage to Dr. Dre's trailblazing achievements in music, the Recording Academy presented the first-ever Dr. Dre Global Impact Award at the 2023 GRAMMY Awards ceremony — to the rapper himself.

GRAMMYs/Jan 26, 2024 - 04:07 am

Dr. Dre has proven that an artist's job can go far beyond writing lyrics and performing at venues. In his nearly 40-year career, he has founded his own record label, Aftermath Entertainment, co-founded Beats Electronics, endowed the USC Jimmy Iovine and Andrew Young Academy, and much more.

To celebrate his massive achievements, the Recording Academy and Black Music Collective created the Global Impact Award, named in his honor. Relive the moment Dr. Dre accepted the inaugural gramophone in this episode of GRAMMY Rewind.

"I know everybody in here probably knows this already, but this is the 50th anniversary of hip-hop," Dr. Dre said at the beginning of his speech. "Make some noise for hip-hop!"

In his eyes, one of the most rewarding parts of his work is the collaboration. "Assembling a team with talented artists, engineers, and musicians with gifts different from mine and who shine in ways that I don't have been both inspiring and crucial to my success," he recalled. 

"I'm extremely grateful to all of those who have comprised that team over the years, and I would not be here accepting this award without their contribution."

Before heading off the stage, Dr. Dre gave one encouraging message to the next wave of music's changemakers: "What I love about this award is that it uses my name to inspire the next generation of producers, artists, and entrepreneurs to reach for their greatness and demand that from everybody around you. Never compromise your vision. Pursue quality over quantity. And remember everything is important."

Watch the video above for Dr. Dre's complete acceptance speech for the Dr. Dre Global Impact Award at the 2023 GRAMMYs.

Check back to GRAMMY.com for more new episodes of GRAMMY Rewind, and be sure to tune into the 2024 GRAMMYs on Sunday, Feb. 4, airing live on the CBS Television Network (8-11:30 p.m. LIVE ET/5-8:30 p.m. LIVE PT) and streaming on Paramount+ (live and on-demand for Paramount+ with SHOWTIME subscribers, or on-demand for Paramount+ Essential subscribers the day after the special airs).

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Justin Timberlake's Memphis Homecoming: 5 Best Moments
Justin Timberlake performs at the Orpheum Theatre in Memphis on Jan. 19, 2024.

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Justin Timberlake's Memphis Homecoming: 5 Best Moments

To kick off his next album era, Justin Timberlake returned home to Memphis for a special "One Night Only" show. Get an inside look at the superstars hit-filled homecoming, which also featured a first listen of new music.

GRAMMYs/Jan 22, 2024 - 06:28 pm

More than 30 years into his career, Justin Timberlake has played practically every famous stage in the world. Yet, on Jan. 19, the multi-hyphenate star performed on perhaps the most meaningful one so far: the Orpheum Theatre in Memphis, Tennessee.

"I've been dreaming for a long time to come back to my hometown and play the Orpheum," Timberlake, a born-and-raised Memphian, told the crowd. "My mother used to bring me here to see shows, and everything looks so much bigger. But this city and this venue is very, very special to me."

As much as the homecoming meant to Timberlake, the show was also equally exciting for fans: it means an album and a tour are on the way.

Two days before the concert — which was free for fans who won tickets through a Ticketmaster lottery — Timberlake teased the acronym "EITIW" in a cryptic Instagram post. (The letters also graced a T-shirt for sale at the venue.) Following the show, he revealed the letters to mean "Everything I Thought It Was," seemingly the title of his forthcoming sixth studio album. 

While the 90-minute set list was largely dedicated to JT classics, Timberlake's latest Memphis performance wasn't just a celebration of his discography — it was an indication that he's ready to get the next chapter started.

As Timberlake gears up for his latest "Saturday Night Live" appearance on Jan. 27, check out five of the most memorable moments from his Memphis homecoming. 

His Mom Was In The Crowd

It wouldn't be a hometown show without Mom there. But Timberlake's mom, Lynn, wasn't just in attendance — she was in the middle of the crowd, dancing and singing to every song.

"She's not proud at all," Timberlake joked after pointing her out. 

To top things off, her birthday was the next day, so the singer instructed the Orpheum audience to sing "Happy Birthday." "She's gonna start celebratin' at midnight, I just know it," he quipped. "So we gotta kick this off the right way."

His Hometown Love Was Palpable

As Timberlake displayed in his social media post announcing the Orpheum performance, he has been proclaiming his hometown pride since the beginning of his career. And throughout all 90 minutes of the show, there was no denying that his love for Memphis — which he kept fondly referring to as "M-town" — is still very much alive.

While cheers indicated that the majority of the Orpheum crowd were from the area, Timberlake had one message for those who traveled to the show: "Welcome to the greatest city on Earth."

After that, he "couldn't resist" paying tribute to one of the city's soul legends (and one of his biggest inspirations), Al Green, with a breezy cover of "Let's Stay Together."

He Did Every Ad Lib (And Then Some)

Those who have seen Timberlake live know that he doesn't shy away from his signature falsetto in concert. That was no different at the Orpheum, but it felt like he was on another level on a hometown stage. 

Along with hitting the high notes in "Like I Love You" and "Cry Me a River," he added little improvised moments to several songs. For "My Love" alone, he busted out a freestyle rap verse and some a cappella before diving into the full song.

One of the most stunning performances of the night was a stripped-down version of "What Goes Around… Comes Around." Though he's sung it acoustic a number of times, the dimly lit, harmony-driven rendition was mesmerizing the whole way through.

He Celebrated The Hits And The Deep Cuts

Timberlake's Memphis homecoming may have been a kickoff to "Everything I Thought It Was," but the set list was dedicated to everything fans knew.

From "Senõrita" to "Suit & Tie" to "Can't Stop the Feeling," the 17-song set list consisted of every chart-topping or beloved hit in Timberlake's catalog. He also showed love to some of his star-studded collabs, singing his verse of Jay-Z's "Holy Grail" and jamming to his Three 6 Mafia/Timbaland team-up "Chop Me Up" and his part of 50 Cent's "Ayo Technology" during a mid-show breakdown with the night's DJ, Andrew Hypes.

Even the *NSYNC fans in the crowd had a moment, as Timberlake pointed out that bandmate Chris Kirkpatrick was in attendance. And though the two didn't sing the group's frenzy-stirring new track, "Better Place," Timberlake did honor his boy band roots by dancing to snippets of "Gone" and "Girlfriend."

He Premiered Not One, But Two New Songs

As Timberlake hinted in his pre-show posts, new music is coming — and, of course, Memphis got the first taste. 

A clip of one track, an electro-pop jam titled "No Angels," was played by Hypes as Timberlake bounced along. "Y'all better dance!" the singer declared. 

He hopped back up on stage for the other new song, "Selfish," a heartfelt midtempo ballad reminiscent of his 20/20 Experience – 2 of 2 hit "Not a Bad Thing." ("Selfish" is seemingly the lead single from the new album, as it's the first song available to pre-save.) 

Both songs were more in line with the vibes of 2006's silky, techno-driven FutureSex/Love Sounds and 2013's neo soul-inspired The 20/20 Experience — and judging by the fact that Timberlake didn't play any songs from his most recent LP, 2018's more subdued Man of the Woods, this next project could be just what fans have been waiting for.

As for where Timberlake left things before signing off from Memphis? "I love you so much — we'll see you on tour."

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