Despite the fact that Latin music has its own awards, the Latin Grammys, a good number of Hispanic musicians managed to prevail in the general and technical categories, such as the composer Carlos Rafael Rivera, winner of the best soundtrack for visual media for ” The Queen’s Gambit”.
In the Latin categories, the Puerto Rican Bad Bunny added his second golden gramophone for “The Last Tour of the World”, crowned the best urban music album, a category inaugurated this year in which Rauw Alejandro’s “Aphrodisiac” also competed; “Jose”, by J Balvin; “KG0516”, by Karol G, and “Without fear (of love and other demons)”, by Kali Uchis.
Last year, Bad Bunny won the Grammy for the best Latin or urban pop album (both genres competed together) for “YHLQMDLG”.
On this occasion, the winner for the best Latin pop album was the Cuban-Canadian Álex Cuba for “Mendó”, which was imposed on “Vertigo”, by Pablo Alborán; “My loves”, by Paula Arenas; “Made the old way”, by Ricardo Arjona; “My hands”, by Camilo, and “Revelation”, by Selena Gómez.
For its part, “Origen”, the cover album recorded by Colombian Juanes, won the award for best Latin rock or alternative music album, for which “Deja” by Bomba Estéreo was also nominated; “Look What You Made Me Do” by Electric Diamond; “Cramp”, by Nathy Peluso; “El madrileño”, by C. Tangana, and “Sounds of karmatic resonance” by Zoé.
The Panamanian Ruben Blades He repeated his victory with “Salswing”, which in the last Latin Grammy was honored as the album of the year and this Sunday won the Grammy for best tropical album.
In the section dedicated to Latin jazz, Eliane Elias, Chick Corea and Chucho Valdés were the winners for “Mirror Mirror”.
The winners also left a posthumous award for Vicente Fernández, who won in the category of best regional Mexican music album for “A Mis 80’s”the last work he published before his death last December.