Watch Shakira Win Best Pop Vocal For "Ojos AsÍ" At The First-Ever Latin GRAMMYs | GRAMMY Rewind


Watch Shakira Win Best Pop Vocal For "Ojos AsÍ" At The First-Ever Latin GRAMMYs | GRAMMY Rewind

"I want to dedicate this award to that country that is going through a difficult time right now but never never forget how to smile. For you, Columbia," the singer said in her 2000 acceptance speech

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Shakira, Shakira! 

Though she's been recording in her native Spanish since the early '90s, today Shakira is one of the most recognizable Latin crossover success stories of the modern music era. And she's got the trophies to prove it: The Colombian pop powerhouse has 13 Latin GRAMMYs and three GRAMMYs to her name. 

In the year 2000, at the first-ever Latin GRAMMY Awards, she pulled in a golden gramophone for her late '90s single "Ojos AsÍ" ("Eyes Like That"). Walking onto the stage to accept her award, Shakira dedicated her win to her home country. "I want to dedicate this award to that country that is going through a difficult time right now but never never forget how to smile. For you, Columbia," she said. 

Watch the Super Bowl 2020 Halftime Show performer accept one of her first Latin GRAMMYs above in this special edition of GRAMMY Rewind, and catch the 20th Annual Latin GRAMMYs live from Las Vegas on Univision on Nov. 14.

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Luis Fonsi To Maluma: Who Will Win Record Of The Year Latin GRAMMY?


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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?

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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.

17th Latin GRAMMYs Slated For Nov. 17

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17th Latin GRAMMYs Slated For Nov. 17

The Biggest Night in Latin Music returns to Las Vegas at T-Mobile Arena; Latin GRAMMY nominations to be announced Sept. 21

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The 17th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards will take place at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Thursday, Nov. 17, and will broadcast live on the Univision Network from 8–11 p.m. ET/PT (7 p.m. Central). The Road To The Latin GRAMMYs will kick off with the announcement of this year's nominees on Sept. 21.

Latin GRAMMY Week will launch Nov. 15 with the third annual En La Mezcla, an event spotlighting nominees in the producing and engineering fields. On Nov. 16 The Latin Recording Academy will host the Special Awards Presentation, which honors Lifetime Achievement and Trustees Award recipients, followed by the 2016 Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year gala.

Wrapping the week will be the highly anticipated Latin GRAMMY Premiere — where 85 percent of the Latin GRAMMY Awards will be presented live on — leading into the 17th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards telecast. Culminating the excitement is the Official Latin GRAMMY After-Party following the telecast on Nov. 17.

For more information, follow The Latin Recording Academy on Twitter and Facebook.

Rosalía Cries A Literal River In "Bagdad"


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Rosalía Cries A Literal River In "Bagdad"

In the video for her first release since she took home two Latin GRAMMYs last month, the Spanish artist makes the pop classic "Cry Me A River" beat on the track come to life

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Back on Nov. 15, Rosalía took home her first two Latin GRAMMY Awards for "Malamente," the lead single from her sophomore album El Mal Querer, showcasing the wide appeal of her unique pop-infused and hip-hop-inspired take on classic Spanish Flamenco music. Fast-forward to Dec. 4, when the rising star dropped the fourth single from the album, "Bagdad," complete with another stunning visual accompaniment. The song builds off the beat from Justin Timberlake's 2002 GRAMMY-winning classic "Cry Me A River," so it seems only fitting that Rosalía would fill an entire room with her tears.

In her Tweet announcing the video, she shares (in both Spanish and English) that it is, "For all those who were heartbroken and drowned in their sorrow."

The video, directed by French artist Helmi, shows Rosalía donning a long blonde wig and red spandex bodysuit in a dimly lit adult entertainment club, with approximately three minutes of the video dedicated to her sobbing in the bathroom until it fills completely with her tears. While the video is stylistically simpler than her others from the album, in which she highlights plenty of Spanish cultural subjects, it too finds inspiration from her native Barcelona, with religious undertones and the inspiration of a specific club, also named Bagdad.

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In a track-by-track of the album, Rosalia told Beats 1 about the inspiration behind the song, which shines through in the video, and about her excitement that Timberlake approved her interpretation of on his song. "I was very inspired by an erotic club in Barcelona called Bagdad and by 'Cry Me a River' by Justin Timberlake. He heard the song and said, 'Yes, you can use the melody'; I was so excited because he never approves anything."

"Cry Me A River" was Timberlake's second single released as a solo artist, from his debut solo album Justified. Both the single and the album earned him his first GRAMMY wins at the 46th GRAMMY Awards, where he took home Best Male Pop Vocal Performance and Best Pop Vocal Album for each, respectively.

Timberlake has made news recently for having to unfortunately postpone shows on his Man Of The Woods Tour due to bruised vocal chords. Hopefully he sees a speedy recover after some rest and doesn't have to cry anyone any rivers in the meantime.

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Listen to's Hispanic Heritage Month 2022 Playlist: Featuring Latin Music Hits & Classics From Anitta, Selena, Bad Bunny, Shakira & More

In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, highlights the riveting, celebratory sounds of Latin music in a genre- and era-spanning playlist featuring iconic songs from Jennifer Lopez, Karol G, Maná, Marco Antonio Solís, and many more.

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Latin music isn't a genre — it's a culture. And 80 years of thriving Ibero-American sounds spanning across the Americas, the Caribbean, Spain, and Portugal are evidence of its ever-growing prominence. That's reflected in our 61-track playlist celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month 2022.

Unbeknownst to nearly no one, Latin music, in both the Hispanophone and Lusophone styles, exploded onto the global mainstream in the last five years. When Luis Fonsi's and Daddy Yankee's GRAMMY-nominated global hit "Despacito" broke the internet, the sound crossed into international borders — and markets — like never before. Today, Bad Bunny is one of the biggest stars on the planet, with his glorious, record-breaking, chart-topping, and hit-making streak still going strong.

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Yet formidable contributions Stateside have continued since the golden age of boleros: New York's Mexican/Puerto Rican trio Los Panchos pioneered the romantic, nylon-driven ballad style in the '40s. In 1958, 17-year-old Ritchie Valens turned a son jarocho song into a rockabilly classic ("La Bamba"); Carlos Santana has played a key role in the evolution of Latin rock since Woodstock in the late-'60s; New York Latin troupe Fania All-Stars globalized salsa and Caribbean-rooted rhythms in the late '60s. Lest anyone forget Tejano icon Selena and her techno cumbia or the so-called "Latin explosion," led by Jennifer Lopez, Ricky Martin, Shakira, and Marc Anthony, both in the '90s.

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Although reggaeton and música urbana superstars like Bad Bunny, J Balvin and Karol G continue to reign almighty on the global Latin pop scene, there is a growing number of promising, diverse voices within the Latin music soundscape bubbling up today. Honduran-born SoundCloud creator Isabella Lovestory is spearheading a provocative neo-reggaeton style of her own; Colombia's Ela Minus is giving her defiant electronic sound an exciting darkwave edge; and Mexican viral rapper Santa Fe Klan is resurrecting cumbia sonidera within the rap en español circuit.

The Latin beat goes on, and you can explore its ongoing sonic evolution in our Hispanic Heritage Month 2022 playlist on Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music, and Pandora. Playlist powered by GRAMMY U.