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Juanes Honored At The 20th Latin GRAMMY Awards' Person Of The Year Ceremony
Taking place at the MGM Grand Convention Center in Las Vegas, the ceremony featured a tribute concert that included renditions of Juanes' repertoire performed by notables like Ozuna, Rosalía, Alessia Cara and more
Taking place at the MGM Grand Convention Center in Las Vegas, the ceremony featured a tribute concert that included renditions of Juanes' repertoire performed by an array of notable artists and friends: Cami, Alessia Cara, Paula Fernandes, Fonseca, Juan Luis Guerra, Mon Laferte, Morat, Ozuna, Draco Rosa, Rosalía, Alejandro Sanz, and Sebastián Yatra. Other guests included Jesse & Joy, Fito Páez, Pablo López and guitarist Orianthil; there was even a special presentation from comedian Andrés López.
A 23-time Latin GRAMMY winner and two-time GRAMMY winner was chosen for the honor, which celebrates its milestone 20th anniversary, for his, "creative artistry, unprecedented humanitarian efforts, support for rising artists, and philanthropic contributions to the world," according to a statement from The Latin Recording Academy.
Even if you couldn't be at the special ceremony, the entire event was captured on social media, the highlights of which we've rounded up below.
Here's a quick peek at Fonseca and Orianthil's set:
17-time Latin GRAMMY winner Alejandro Sanz also took his spot onstage:
Meanwhile, Rosalía sang Juanes' 2002 single "Es por tí."
Mon Laferte covered another 2002 single, "La Paga":
Other performances during the night included Ozuna singing "La camisa negra," Juan Luis Guerra singing "A Dios le pido," Fito Páez singing "Fijate Bien" and Juanes himself singing "No creo en el jamás."
Don't forget to tune in to The Biggest Night in Latin Music on Univision this Thurs., Nov. 14 from 8–11 p.m. ET/PST (7 p.m. Central). Check out our viewer's guide here for more info on the events leading up to the show, including where to see the red carpet. Stay tuned to GRAMMY.com for live coverage of all the magic.
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Rosalía Announces First Solo North American Tour
El Mal Querer Tour, named after the Spanish pop star's latest album, will come to Los Angeles on April 17 in between her Coachella performances
Rosalía is set to perform at some of the most popular music festivals around the globe, including Primavera Sound in Spain, Lollapalooza (Argentina and Chile) and Coachella, but the Spanish pop star isn't stopping there when she gets to the States. Now, she has announced her first solo North American Tour with a string of dates that will bring her to select cities in the U.S. and Canada.
El Mal Querer Tour, named after her latest album, will come to Los Angeles on April 17 in between her Coachella performances. Then she'll play San Francisco on April 22, New York on April 30 and close out in Toronto on May 2.
"I’m so happy to announce my first solo North American tour dates," the singer tweeted.
Rosalía won Best Alternative Song and Best Fusion/ Urban Interpretation at the 19th Latin GRAMMY Awards in November and has been praised for bringing flamenco to the limelight with her hip-hop and pop beats. During her acceptance speech she gave a special shout-out to female artists who came before her, including Lauryn Hill and Bjork.
Rosalía has been getting some love herself lately, most notably from Alicia Keys, who gave the Spanish star a shout-out during an acceptance speech, and Madonna, who featured her on her Spotify International Women's Day Playlist.
Tickets for the tour go on sale March 22. For more tour dates, visit Rosalía's website.
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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.
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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."
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Jennifer Lopez, Ricky Martin To Headline 2018 Calibash Las Vegas
Maluma, Ozuna, Bad Bunny, and Farruko also slated to perform at the second annual Sin City concert on Jan. 27; L.A. concert slated for Jan. 20
Get ready for the second annual Calibash Las Vegas, one of the hottest concert events of the year celebrating Latin urban music.
The 2018 installment of the Sin City show will be headlined by Jennifer Lopez and Ricky Martin, with Maluma, Ozuna, Bad Bunny, and Farruko also slated to perform. It will be held at T-Mobile Arena on Jan. 27, just one week after the Los Angeles event.
"Undoubtedly, this is the best opportunity to enjoy with your loved ones this first-class show, in Las Vegas and as the official Latin party of the beginning of the year," said Lucas Piña, senior vice president of SBS Entertainment, according to Billboard.
The week prior, Los Angeles' 11th annual Calibash will be held at Staples Center on Jan. 20. The L.A. lineup will feature J Balvin, Lopez, Wisin Y Yandel, Bad Bunny, Ozuna, Becky G, Natti Natasha, and French Montana.
Tickets for both the Los Angeles and Las Vegas concerts are on sale now vis AXS.