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Mon Laferte Wins Best Alternative Album For 'Norma' At The 2019 Latin GRAMMYs
The singer/songwriter dedicated the win to Chile, her country
Mon Laferte has won Best Alternative Album at the 20th Latin GRAMMYs for Norma.
"What emotion... [Thanks] to my collegues ... and especially to the public, the people, the fans that are there, without people nothing could happen." she said during her acceptance speech about the album recorded in one take. "This is for Chile." The singer/songwriter also read a note from a fellow Chilean singer/songwriter addressing the current socio-political events happening in the country.
Earlier this year, the Chilean singer told the Recording Academy that Norma was meant to represent where she comes from.
"So, Norma is an album created conceptually as the storytelling of 10 chapters of a relationship—in songs. [I wanted to bring in] my roots, not only where I come from, but more Pan-regional sounds—so you have mambo, you have salsa, you have many other genre," she said.
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Alejandro Sanz & Camila Cabello Win Record Of The Year For "Mi Persona Favorita" At The 2019 Latin GRAMMYs
The song also won Best Pop Song earlier in the night
Alejandro Sanz & Camila Cabello picked up their second Latin GRAMMY of the night for "Mi Persona Favorita" after winning the award for Best Record of the Year. The duo won earlier in the night for Best Pop Song.
Sanz dedicated the award to his mother, who passed away about eight years ago and would have celebrated her birthday tonight.
Other nominees in the category included "Parecen Viernes" by Marc Anthony, "Verdades Afiladas" by Andrés Calamaro, "Ahí Ahí" by Vicente García, "Kitipun" by Juan Luis Guerra. "Querer Mejor" by Juanes Featuring Alessia Cara, "La Plata" by Juanes Featuring Lalo Ebratt, "Aute Cuture by Rosalía and "Cobarde" by Ximena Sariñana.
Sanz was also nominated for "No Tengo Nada" in the same category and was nominated in seven other categories for the 20th Latin GRAMMYs.
Celia Cruz, Ricky Martin & Gloria Estefan at the 2000 Latin GRAMMYs
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Ricky Martin To Host The Biggest Night In Latin Music 19 Years After Performing At Inaugural Show
Roselyn Sánchez & Paz Vega will help the iconic singer with hosting duties at the 20th Latin GRAMMY Awards
The Latin Recording Academy has announced the iconic three-time Latin GRAMMY winner/two-time GRAMMY winner Ricky Martin as the co-host of the Biggest Night in Latin music, the 20th Latin GRAMMY Awards.
The show, which celebrates 20 years of excellence in Latin music on Nov. 14 in Las Vegas, will be the first awards show the Latin pop king has ever hosted. Puerto Rican actor/singer Roselyn Sánchez and Spanish actor Paz Vega will take on co-hosting duties with the "Livin' La Vida Loca" singer.
Hey hey! Sleepy face here!— Ricky Martin (@ricky_martin) October 24, 2019
Super exited to let you guys know I will be hosting this year’s @latingrammys alongside @roselyn_sanchez and @pazvegaofficial This year we’re celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Latin Grammy Awards. pic.twitter.com/7MFkMcbRbt
While the 2019 Latin GRAMMYs will mark Sánchez's fourth time hosting the Biggest Night in Latin Music, Vega will also be making her Latin GRAMMY hosting debut.
The 20th anniversary awards show will not only be a big moment for Latin music as a whole, but for Martin himself, who has a long history with the Latin GRAMMYs and performed at the inaugural show. At the first show, the 2000 Latin GRAMMY Awards, he received his first two nominations and, as the Latin Recording Academy themselves put it, "delivered one of the most memorable performances to date" alongside two other legendary artists in the Latin world: Celia Cruz and Gloria Estefan.
"I was just thinking about the first time I walked on to that stage, holding hands with Celia Cruz and Gloria Estefan—and oh my god, it's been 20 years," Martin told Entertainment Weekly remembering back to the moment. "It's been a whirlwind of emotions ever since, but it’s been beautiful. I'm really looking forward to [hosting]."
In 2001, Martin, who earlier this year opened the 61st GRAMMY Awards with a vibrant performance along with J Balvin, Arturo Sandoval, Camila Cabello and Young Thug, took home his first Latin GRAMMY win, for Best Short Form Music Video for the Spanish-language version of "She Bangs." In 2006, his ongoing philanthropic endeavors in his native Puerto Rico and elsewhere earned him the high honor of the Latin Recording Academy's Person of the Year.
A limited number of tickets for the 20th Latin GRAMMY Awards, taking place at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Nov. 14, are still available for purchase at www.axs.com. You can also tune into the show on Univision around the world from 8-11 p.m. ET/PT (7 p.m. CT).
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Pedro Capo Wins Song Of The Year For "Calma" At The 2019 Latin GRAMMYs
The Puerto Rican singer won the coveted award on his birthday
Pedro Capo, Gabriel Edgar González Pérez and George Noriega won Song Of The Year For "Calma" At The 2019 Latin GRAMMYs.
"What a year, what a night," Capo, who was celebrating his birthday, said during his acceptance speech. "Thanks for believing in me." He also gave a shout-out to his colleagues" "I try to emulate you, I share it with you."
The Puerto Rico singer won Best Urban Fusion/Performance earlier for the "Calma (Remix)" featuring Farruko earlier in the evening.
Other nominees included: Rubén Blades for "El País," Juan Luis Guerra for "Kitipun," Camila Cabello & Alejandro Sanz for "Mi Persona Favorita," Alejandro Sanz' "No Tengo Nada," Kany García & Tommy Torres' "Quédate," Rafael Arcaute, Alessia Cara, Camilo Echeverry, Juanes, Mauricio Montaner, Ricardo Montaner & Tainy for "Querer Mejor," Sebastián Yatra for "Un Año," Tiago Iorc for "Desconstrução" and Fonseca for "Ven."
Here Are The Nominees For Best Alternative Music Album | 2020 GRAMMYs
Big Thief, James Blake, Bon Iver, Vampire Weekend and Thom Yorke all receive nominations
The 2020 GRAMMYs are just around the corner, and now the nominations are in for the coveted honor of Best Alternative Music Album. While we'll have to wait until the 62nd GRAMMY Awards air on CBS on Jan. 26 to find out who will win, let's take a look at which albums have been nominated for Best Alternative Music Album.