Rosalía is the great phenomenon of pop music or whatever you want to call it because of her chameleonic style, always open to innovation. The Catalan touched glory this Thursday (Friday morning in her city, Sant Esteve Sesrovires) by winning the Latin Grammy jackpot in Las Vegas. your disk motomami he took the most precious award, that of Album of the Year. Once can be luck (he won it in 2019 for the evil will), but two means consistency. The awards for Best Alternative Music Album, Best Recording and Best Production rounded off a great night.
Upon receiving the jackpot, Rosalía took the stage visibly moved, with tears in her eyes. “motomami It is the album that I have had to fight the most to make, that it has cost me the most to make, but that I pushed forward and that has given me the most joy ”, it started, amid shouts of exaltation from the public.
Rosalía came down from the stage to dance ‘Despechá’ with her boyfriend, Rauw Alejandro
“Thank you for always supporting my music, even though my music is always changing, thanks to Latin America for so much inspiration, thanks to my country for continuing to give me love and for not letting me down and thanks to my family, my team, God, love of my life (addressing Rauw Alejandro, in the front row), I love you,…, and all those who are behind this album, all tireless, I love you, thank you very much”, he concluded in his thanks.
That was his fourth award of an evening (he had nine nominations) in a night in which Jorge Drexler and Ángela Álvarez stood out, who appropriated the show.
The other face
Bad Bunny, the great favourite, was relegated and even stood up by not attending the gala
The Uruguayan, together with C.Tangana, monopolized six gramophones, the most, with his album Touch you. Among these, two of the main ones. When she went up to take possession of the award for best recording of the year, she assured that it was something unforeseen.
A few minutes later, after winning the song of the year award, he insisted on the presenter: “Are you sure? I look at the cardboard and saw that yes, it was him. “They don’t get the idea of how unexpected this is.” And he congratulated “all those who make urban music in Spanish because they have taken Spanish to unexpected corners,” she said.
Bad Bunny, the most nominated, in ten categories, lost the three highest awards, but took five. And despite that condition of maximum nominee, the Puerto Rican stood up to the party and was not seen at the Michelob ULTRA Arena of the Mandalay Bay hotel in the city of sin.
The baptized as the best night of Latin music had in this 23rd edition a moment of authenticity rarely seen. In the midst of so much tattooing, outlandish poses, Botox, so much stereotype, perhaps so much “plastic” as the great Ruben Blades would say, the gala crowned Ángela Álvarez in the category of best new artist. At 95 years old, she is the oldest nominee and winner in this section.
Picking up her gramophone, shared with Silvana Estrada, who at 25 could well be her great-granddaughter, the veteran novice remembered her daughter Marucha (who died in 1999), “who I know is enjoying that moment and is proud of her mother”, and had words for “those who have not realized their dreams”. She told them: “Although life is difficult, there is always a way out, with faith and love it can be achieved, it is never too late.”
He spoke the experience. He wanted to be an artist and his father didn’t let him. She then fled Cuba and in the United States she worked hard, never stopping singing the songs that she herself wrote, but only for her family, as her father ordered her to do when she was a teenager. Eight years ago, her grandson, Carlos José Álvarez, a musician by profession, decided to record her songs as her family legacy. And so on until the Latin Grammy.
One of the highlights of the night was the performance of Rosalía
His story has no more point in common than music with the rest of the winners of the night, all of them musicians by profession and dedication. Carlos Vives, Christina Aguilera, Fito Páez, Sebastián Yatra, Marc Anthony and Christian Nodal were among the winners.
The gala began with a tribute to Mexican singer-songwriter Marco Antonio Solís -chosen as Person of the Year by the Latin Recording Academy- in which artists such as Laura Pausini, Carin Leon or Luis Fonsi participated.
The party had an endless number of live performances, among which those of Christina Aguilera with Christian Nodal, Jorge Drexler sharing the stage with Elvis Costello, Karol G, Los Bukis, Rauw Alejandro, Romeo Santos (pathetic praising drunkenness) or Sebastián Yatra with John Legend.
Undoubtedly, one of the highlights was Rosalía’s performance, which aroused a fervor that seemed to anticipate what came next. She started, in red and at the piano, with Hentai, the story of a fuck, and afterwards, clad in a black latex jumpsuit, she danced with Fame Y get rid of, a moment that she took advantage of to get off the stage and dance with her boyfriend and dance to the world. According to him The New York TimesRosalía is the “pop breaker”.
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