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Press Play At Home: Álvaro Díaz And Sebastián Yatra Team Up For A Fittingly Somber Performance Of "Online ;("
In the latest episode of Press Play At Home, Puerto Rican rapper Álvaro Díaz pairs up with Sebastián Yatra to deliver a gloomy rendition of their pensive 2021 collaboration "Online ;("
Shot in black and white, the clip's frames reveal unhooked phones, crumpled-up pieces of paper, a rose, and a lighter — which paint the picture of heartache almost as well as the track's heart-rending lyrics themselves.
Watch below to see Díaz pair up with a projection of Yatra for a grim-yet-captivating performance of "Online ;(."
Before "Online ;(," Díaz and Yatra collaborated in 2020 on the more upbeat yet similarly somber single "A Dónde Van." Much like their 2021 collaboration, the track features Díaz and Yatra on the wrong end of unreciprocated love.
Created at the beginning of quarantine, "Online ;(" was featured on Díaz's 2021 album, Felicilandia. The genre-fusing album earned the Puerto Rican rapper the number one spot on Apple Music's Mexico Albums chart and a Top 10 Global Albums debut on Spotify.
Diaz's status as a chart-topper isn't limited to his own work, though. His writing ability also earned him two top spots on Billboard's Latin Airplay chart in 2021 for Selena Gomez's and Rauw Alejandro's "Baila Conmigo" and Tainy & Yandel's "Deja Vu."
Check out more episodes of Press Play At Home.
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Press Play: Watch Tish Melton Preview Debut EP With A Stripped-Down Performance Of "Sober"
Indie pop newcomer — and Brandi Carlile's mentee — Tish Melton premieres "Sober," an emotional track from her upcoming EP, 'When We're Older,' out March 1.
Beneath the empty bottles, Tish Melton wants to know if her love is true; to her, drunken confessions of love mean nothing. It's what happens when the party's over and no one is watching — that's when she sees that person at their most authentic.
"You're standing close/ But you're so far away/ Your eyes are closed/ But you see me anyway," Melton sings on the bridge of her emotional track "Sober." "And I swear you told me you love me on the walk home/ If you meant it, I'll never know/ I think we should stay sober."
In this episode of Press Play, the indie pop newcomer premieres "Sober" with a raw and intimate acoustic performance.
"Sober" is an unreleased track from her upcoming first EP, When We're Older, which arrives on March 1. Melton previously released three singles in 2023, "Damage," "The Chase," and "Michelle."
As she prepares her debut project, Melton already has a major supporter in her corner: nine-time GRAMMY winner Brandi Carlile, who has been a mentor to Melton since recognizing her talent at her debut show at the Troubadour in Los Angeles.
"Tish is so young and so brilliant," Carlile, who produced When We're Older, revealed in a press statement. "Like most lessons in life, I learned this one while I thought I was teaching it. We should guide youth in music, but there is no question that it should lead."
Watch the video above to hear Tish Melton's honest performance of "Sober," and check back to GRAMMY.com for more new episodes of Press Play.
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Press Play: Babygirl Deliver An Emotional Performance Of Their Honest Single, "Born With A Broken Heart"
With just their voices and a burning electric guitar, Toronto-based duo Babygirl bring out the melancholy of "Born With A Broken Heart," the lead single from their latest EP, "Be Still My Heart."
Tainted by years of endless sadness, Babygirl frontwoman Kiki Frances fears she might be "Born with a Broken Heart." As she declares in the chorus, "It's almost like I'm built to fall apart."
In this episode of Press Play, Babygirl deliver an acoustic performance of their track, with bandmate Cameron Bright supporting Frances's vocals with a melancholy electric guitar.
"Born with a Broken Heart" is the lead single from Babygirl's latest EP, Be Still My Heart, released earlier this year via Sandlot Records.
"This is one of our favorite pieces of music we've ever made together," they revealed to Broadway World. "A lot of our writing is character-driven or based on some fantasy, and those are personal in a more subconscious way, but this one feels very directly personal."
Watch the video above to view Babygirl's tender performance of "Born with a Broken Heart," and check back to GRAMMY.com for more new episodes of Press Play.
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2023 Latin GRAMMYs Red Carpet Fashion: See Pics Of Rosalía, Karol G, Peso Pluma, Shakira, Bizarrap, & More
For the 24th Latin GRAMMYs Awards, Latin music's biggest artists graced Sevilla, Spain’s royal red carpet in their most dazzling outfits.
The 2023 Latin GRAMMYs are not just The Biggest Night In Latin Music — it was also an occasion for the leading lights in Latin music to don a plethora of eye-catching outfits. Just as many of the nominated artists blend genres and break barriers, so too did their sartorial choices.
Latin GRAMMY performers and nominees demonstrated their individuality and creativity with extravagant, playful styles. Artists including Rosalía, Karol G, Bizarrap, Peso Pluma, Juanes, and Sebastián Yatra donned jaw-dropping award show looks. Daniela Santiago, Liz Trujillo and Sandra Calixto of Música Mexicana group Conexión Divina coordinated their all black and leather ensembles, while singer/songwriter Natalia Lafourcade — who took home multiple Latin GRAMMYs for, including Record Of The Year, for "De Todas Las Flores" — added a satin green touch to the red carpet.
The most-nominated artists at the 2023 Latin GRAMMYs are Camilo, Karol G and Shakira, each of whom have seven nominations. Songwriter and composer Keityn also received seven nominations. Edgar Barrera, who took home the Latin GRAMMY Award for Producer Of The Year, led the night with 13 nominations.
Hosted by Latin GRAMMY winner and performer Sebsatián Yatra, GRAMMY nominee and actress Danna Paola, along with critically-acclaimed actresses Roselyn Sánchez and Paz Vega — who each also made fashion statements — the 2023 Latin GRAMMYs were an aural and visual night to remember.
Here are some of our favorite looks from the red carpet at the FIBES Conference and Exhibition Centre in Sevilla, Spain.
Karol G ┃John Parra/Getty Images for Latin Recording Academy
Rosalía | Patricia J. Garcinuno/WireImage
Bizarrap | Juan Naharro Gimenez/Getty Images
Natalia Lafourcade ┃Juan Naharro Gimenez/Getty Images
Peso Pluma and Nicki Nicole┃Rodrigo Varela/Getty Images for Latin Recording Academy
Sebastian Yatra┃Patricia J. Garcinuno/WireImage
Conexión Divina┃Juan Naharro Gimenez/Getty Images
Karen Martinez and Juanes┃Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for Latin Recording Academy
Mon Laferte┃Rodrigo Varela/Getty Images for Latin Recording Academy
Edgar Barrera┃Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for Latin Recording Academy
Maria Becerra┃Rodrigo Varela/Getty Images for Latin Recording Academy
India Martínez┃Rodrigo Varela/Getty Images for Latin Recording Academy
Joaquina┃Rodrigo Varela/Getty Images for Latin Recording Academy
Kenia OS┃Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for Latin Recording Academy
Sita Abellán┃Patricia J. Garcinuno/WireImage
Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images for Latin Recording Academy
Watch: Sebastián Yatra Lights Up The 2023 Latin GRAMMYs With A Dreamy Performance Of "Energia Bacana" And "Vagabundo"
Taking a break from co-hosting the show, Colombian star Sebastián Yatra took the stage to perform a medley of "Energia Bacana" and "Vagabundo."
Sebastián Yatra pulled double duty at the 2023 Latin GRAMMY Awards. Along with co-hosting this year's ceremony with Mexican singer Danna Paola, Puerto Rican presenter Roselyn Sánchez, and Spanish actress Paz Vega, the Colombian pop star also performed a medley of his hits "Energia Bacana" and "Vagabundo."
Yatra started the performance with a dreamy rendition of his latest single, "Energia Bacana." His voice soared as he belted out the sexy love song.
Yatra then turned the awards into a party with the feel-good "Vagabundo." Though he sang it without his collaborators Manuel Turizo and Beéle, he was joined by a full team of dancers. Flames and pyrotechnics appeared behind Yatra as he brought down the house with his merengue-infused banger.
A 12-time Latin GRAMMY nominee, Yatra received one nod this year for Best Pop Song, for "Contigo" featuring Spanish artist Pablo Alborán. (The award ultimately went to Shakira and Bizarrap for "Shakira: Bzrp Music Sessions, Vol. 53," which was the first Latin GRAMMY awarded on the telecast.)
Yatra won his first two Latin GRAMMYs at the 2022 ceremony, where he took home Best Pop Song for the feel-good hit "Tacones Rojos" and Best Pop Vocal Album for Dharma. The singer also delivered one of the most unforgettable performances of the night when John Legend joined him to perform a Spanglish version of "Tacones Rojos."
As he works on his follow-up to Dharma, Yatra has released four songs in 2023, including the two he brought to the 2023 Latin GRAMMYs stage.