Bad Bunny, J Blavin and Ozuna are here to take home the Latin Grammy Awards, for sure. The most amazing thing is the fact that the one’s who were not recognised in the top categories last year are dominating the Awards this year.
J Balvin has been recognised in 13 categories of Latin Grammy Awards. The chances of him taking more than one Grammy Award are as high as a kite. Bad Bunny has gotten 9 and Ozuna has 8 nominations, making them the big deals.
Last year, social media was filled with red crosses over Grammy Logo with words, “Without reggaeton, there are no Latin Grammys”. Due to a lot of chaos over the recognition of Latin music, J Blavin skipped the live show of Latin Grammy Awards. Bad Bunny even addressed the same as he accepted the award for Best Urban Music, “With all due respect, reggaeton is part of the Latin culture.”
The silent protest over social media caused a lot of changes in the current Latin Grammy Awards categories. This year, the Latin Academy has added the best reggaeton performance and best rap/hip-hop song.
The President of Latin Academy spoke about the inclusion of new categories and artist recognition of this year. “Over the last year, we continued engaging in discussions with our members to improve the awards process. And, actively encouraged diverse Latin music creators to join and participate.”
Record Of The Year Nominees
‘China’ by Anuel AA, Daddy Yankee and Karol G featuring Ozuna and Balvin
‘Cuando Estés Aquí’ by Pablo Alborán
‘Vete’ by Bunny
‘Solari Yacumenza’ by Bajofondo featuring Cuareim 1080
‘Rojo’ by Balvin
‘Tutu’ by Camilo featuring Pedro Capó
‘Lo Quen En Ti Veo’ by Kany García and Nahuel Pennisi
‘Tusa’ by Karol G and Nicki Minaj
‘René’ by Residente; and “Contigo” by Alejandro Sanz
Album Of The Year Nominees
Balvin and Bunny’s Oasis
Camilo’s Por Primera Vez, Kany García’s Mesa para Dos, Jesse and Joy’s Aire (Versión Día)
Natalia Lafourcade’s Un Canto Por Mexico Vol. 1
Ricky Matin’s Pausa, Fito Páez’s La Conquista del Espacio and Carlos Vives’ Cumbiana.
Best New Artist Nominees
Mike Bahía, Cazzu
Soy Emilia, Kurt
Well, we love the whole idea of accepting the Latin culture to it’s fullest. From including artists who truly represent the culture to adding categories which appreciate them, it’s a big step and it was long due. Can’t wait to see the worthy artist of Latin Grammy Awards.
By: Aatira Kakroo