Ben Beaumont-Thomas (The Guardian) reviews that Spanish pop star Alejandro Sanz, Mexican folk-pop singer Natalia Lafourcade and Puerto Rican rapper Residente have been the largest winners on the 2020 Latin Grammys, the world’s most prestigious awards for Latin music. J Balvin additionally received his first ever Latin Grammy.
Sanz picked up the file of the yr award for the second time in a row, for Contigo, an earnest love tune set to jazz piano and strings. He received the class 5 occasions between 2001-2006.
Lafourcade received album of the yr for Un Canto por México, Vol 1, launched to profit a cultural centre broken within the 2017 Puebla earthquake. Residente’s René, an autobiographical tune written within the wake of a extreme depressive episode, was named tune of the yr. Lafourcade and Residente picked up additional awards, for greatest rap/hip-hop tune and greatest various tune respectively.
The trio beat big-name pop stars similar to Unhealthy Bunny, J Balvin, Karol G and Maluma, who’re among the many most-streamed artists on the earth, although “city” artists similar to these did discover success in different classes.
Unhealthy Bunny, whose hit Dákiti is at present essentially the most streamed tune globally on Spotify, received greatest reggaeton efficiency for Yo Perreo Sola, whereas J Balvin, who topped the nominations record with 13, received greatest city album for Colores – his first ever Latin Grammy award.
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For unique article, see https://www.theguardian.com/music/2020/nov/20/alejandro-sanz-residente-win-big-2020-latin-grammy-awards