J Balvin, Rosalía, Ozuna win Latin Grammys; Karol G performs

13-time nominee J Balvin picked up the primary award right through the reside telecast of the 2020 Latin Grammys, and the Colombian famous person has an opportunity to make historical past if he wins the highest prize, album of the 12 months, later within the display

NEW YORK — 13-time nominee J Balvin picked up the primary award right through the reside telecast of the 2020 Latin Grammys, and the Colombian famous person has an opportunity to make historical past if he wins the highest prize, album of the 12 months, later within the display.

Balvin gained best possible city tune album for his 5th solo unlock, “Colores.” He used to be nominated two times within the class, additionally competing together with his collaborative album with Unhealthy Bunny, “Oasis.”

He wore a masks as he accredited the consideration at Thursday’s match, airing live to tell the tale Univision. On account of the pandemic, the Latin Grammys is not going to have a reside target audience and didn’t have a purple carpet.

Grammy, Emmy and Tony winner Lin-Manuel Miranda kicked off the display with a robust message about Latin tune. Talking in Spanish and English, he mentioned Latin tune “unites all folks and makes us human.”

“That is our evening,” he added.

That used to be adopted through an all-star efficiency that includes Ricardo Montaner, Victor Manuelle, Jesús Navarro, Ivy Queen, Rauw Alejandro and Sergio George.

Karol G, nominated for document and track of the 12 months, carried out along classical musicians to provide a brand new edge to her world hit “Tusa,” which options Nicki Minaj rapping in Spanish and English. Karol G gave a shout-out to the rapper right through the efficiency, similar to she does at the unique track.

One of the most performances Thursday – maximum of them pre-taped – featured band individuals and dancers wearing mask as they entertained onstage.

Hours ahead of the display right through the pre-telecast, Spanish singer Rosalía — who made historical past when she gained album of the 12 months eventually 12 months’s Latin Grammys — endured her successful streak, selecting up 3 extra honors. She gained best possible city track and best possible city fusion efficiency for the hit “Yo X Ti, Tu X Mi,” sharing each wins together with her track’s co-star, Ozuna.

She additionally gained best possible quick shape tune video for “TKN,” which options rapper Travis Scott.

It marked the primary Latin Grammy wins for Scott and Ozuna, probably the most a number of standard reggaeton and Latin entice musicians who have been close out of the highest classes eventually 12 months’s display however discovered redemption this 12 months. Ozuna scored 8 nominations and he used to be most effective at the back of Latin entice kings J Balvin and Unhealthy Bunny.

Unhealthy Bunny used to be additionally an early winner Thursday, selecting up best possible reggaeton efficiency — a brand new class — for “Yo Perreo Sola.” Double winners right through the pre-telecast incorporated Natalia Lafourcade, Fito Paez and Carlos Vives, whilst Ricky Martin and Residente — essentially the most adorned act within the historical past of the Latin Grammys — additionally gained honors.

Balvin and Unhealthy Bunny have an opportunity to make historical past on the 2020 Latin Grammys. Each performers are double nominees for album of the 12 months due to their collaborative challenge “Oasis” in addition to their solo albums — Unhealthy Bunny’s “YHLQMDLG” and Balvin’s “Colores.”

Balvin may be a double nominee for document of the 12 months: His track “Rojo” is nominated as is “China,” his collaboration with Anuel AA, Daddy Yankee, Karol G and Ozuna. Unhealthy Bunny’s “Vete” will even compete for document of the 12 months.

It is a a ways cry from the 2019 Latin Grammys, the place standard reggaeton and Latin entice musicians comparable to Balvin, Unhealthy Bunny, Ozuna, Karol G, Daddy Yankee, Nicky Jam, Maluma and extra have been dissed in best classes like album, track and document of the 12 months. Because of this social media exploded as Latin artists posted photographs of the Grammy brand with a big purple “X″ throughout it, with phrases at the symbol studying in Spanish: “With out reggaeton, there’s no Latin Grammys.”

Balvin even skipped the reside display closing 12 months and Unhealthy Bunny, who gained best possible city tune album right through the telecast, informed the target audience: “With all due appreciate, reggaeton is a part of the Latin tradition.”

However this 12 months the Latin Grammys have modified its track. They added new classes like best possible reggaeton efficiency and best possible rap/hip-hop track, whilst fresh stars like Balvin, Unhealthy Bunny and Ozuna scored main nominations. Karol G earned 4 nominations and her fiance, Puerto Rican rapper-singer and first-time nominee Anuel AA, earned seven nominations together with one for best possible new artist.

Rosalía gained 3 of 4 awards she used to be nominated for Thursday. Remaining 12 months she gained 3 honors together with album of the 12 months for “El Mal Querer,” turning into the primary solo feminine performer to win the highest prize since Shakira’s triumph 13 years in the past. Up to now she’s gained a complete of 8 Latin Grammys and collected her first Grammy Award previous this 12 months.

Lots of the 53 awards have been passed out on the pre-ceremony. The display will come with performances (maximum of them pre-taped) through Balvin, Camilo, Ricky Martin, Prince Royce, Anuel AA, Marc Anthony, Pedro Capó, Kany García and Sebastián Yatra. Unhealthy Bunny will carry out from San Juan, Anitta will sing from Rio de Janeiro and Pitbull shall be joined through frontline employees to honor their brave paintings right through the coronavirus pandemic.

The display is being hosted through Oscar-nominated actor Yalitza Aparicio, actor-singer Ana Brenda Contreras and salsa singer Victor Manuelle, who has changed singer Carlos Rivera after he mentioned he used to be uncovered to the coronavirus.

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