The song which created hype and waves on the internet earlier this year has completed rocked the show or in other words, you can say that it just own the show.
A pop-reggaeton single by Puerto Rican singer Luis Fonsi featuring Puerto Rican rapper Daddy Yankee from Fonsi’s album named “Despacito” was the most nominated song on the evening which received total four nominations for — Record of The Year, Song of The Year, Short Form Music Video & Urban Fusion Remix. More interestingly and impressively, the song managed to win in each category it was nominated and becomes the top winner of the night at the 18th Annual Latin Grammy Awards on Thursday.
In the acceptance speech at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, Fonsi said, “What a privilege to make songs, to communicate through music.” He continued, “Long live music in Spanish.”
On the other hand, Puerto Rican alt-rapper Residente who received total nine nominations eventually managed to win in only two categories — Urban Music Album & Urban Song.
He dedicated a jazzy rap number to Puerto Rico and kicked off the show with his song, “Hijos de Cañaveral.” he said, “Puerto Rico doesn’t need to rise up,” added, “because Puerto Rico has always been on its feet.”
Vicente García who is a Dominican singer-songwriter also rocked the evening with his single “Bachata en Kingston” for which he received three Latin Grammy Awards which includes best new artist, singer-songwriter album, and tropical song.
Ruben Blades earned two Latin Grammy Awards for his album named “Salsa Big Band” which is a successful collaboration between Panamanian big band Roberto Delgado, Orquesta and him.
Blade winning award for album of the year was the most surprising part of the night as it was a very competitive category that included big nominations such as Juanes, Residente, Shakira and Nicky Jam.
Blades was himself so much surprised which led him to halt for few seconds before going to the stage and accept the award for album of the year. When he reached out to stage in order to accept the award, orchestra’s members were celebrated around him, he said, “Success is never the work of just one person. I have the common sense to work with people who know more than me and who are better than me.”