Camilo sweeps the Latin Grammys and takes four awards

Ricardo Montaner and his daughter Evaluna were in charge of introducing Camilo in the first minutes of the ceremony of the Latin Grammy of 2021.

The father-in-law and the wife of the Colombian recalled that last year only Camilo obtained a statuette. In contrast, this time he arrived in Las Vegas with ten nominations. In fact, when you go up on the stage of the broadcast to sing Rich life had already harvested three statuettes, delivered in the prelude to the ceremony, and soon the fourth would come: the one for the best pop vocal album, for My hands.

Camilo dedicated this triumph to Indigo, his unborn baby, to his family and to Colombia. “This album is a celebration of the sounds of my country, one of the most biodiverse in the world and that’s where I am from. Let’s celebrate that, ”he said at the end of his speech.

Hours before, it had won the statuettes of ‘best pop song’, in addition to that of ‘urban performance’ for Tattoo (remix), next to Rauw Alejandro, and the one with the best tropical song, for God wanted it that way.

In the latter, he shared credits with several artists, including his father-in-law, and Montaner was the one who gave thanks and surprised the public by saying that it was his first Latin Grammy. According to his children, it seemed incredible that he had not won more of these awards.

When the television broadcast began with a version of Brazilian airs of the classic Opening doors by Gloria Estefan, and other Colombians had obtained the famous golden gramophone. In the category of best music album for children, the Tu Rockcito group and the Medellín Philharmonic Orchestra had celebrated for Your little Philharmonic Rock.

Also Juanes, who had won best pop / rock album for his album of covers Origin, had his moment on the show. In accordance with this musical work, he sang in collaboration with the members of Café Tacvba the song I have no money, in tribute to the late Juan Gabriel.

Another deceased honored during the ceremony was Armando Manzanero.

In the category of cumbia vallenato, Silvestre Dangond won an expected award for Las locuras mías, recorded in pandemic. Vallenato’s voice broke when he asked for more family union and among the Vallenato community. Some time later, as the winner, on the television broadcast Dangond would present the award for ‘best traditional pop album’ to Juan Luis Guerra.

Also moving was the speech given by Mayte Montero, upon receiving the award of Petrona Martinez, for best folklore album for Ancestors.

Juan Luis Guerra received more than one award: to the one for pop album he added the one for best musical arrangement for I hope it rains coffee version Privé.

Also significant was the award for the best ranchera music album for Vicente Fernández, for his album In my 80’s.

Bad Bunny won an urban music album with The last tour of the world.

Karol G he won best reggaeton performance, when the award was about to deliver his last awards. Another Colombian who won a statuette was Juliana Velasquez. He was awarded the trophy for best new artist.

Throughout the ceremony, great artists disappeared during the last year such as Johnny Ventura, Armando Manzanero or Marilia Mendonça were remembered.

The song of the year was Homeland and life, the recording of the year was Maybeby Caetano and Tom Veloso. The album of the year was Salswing! by Rubén Blades and Roberto Delgado and his orchestra. “Winning an award in exchange for someone else losing has never pleased me. So this award we accept on behalf of all those who are nominated,” said Blades upon receiving the most important statuette of the night.

This is how the pre-show ceremony went

The countdown was about to end around 4 pm in Colombia. The premiere broadcast, with the first winners of the Latin Grammy in which the bulk of the awards are given was expected by Latin American artists and their followers.

The anteroom ceremonies had already been set the day before: The delivery of the special awards, in which the accordion player and vallenato king Egidio Cuadrado became the first Colombian artist to caress the most appreciated statuette in music, the golden gramophone of base vinotinto of the Latin Grammy.

On the other hand, Egidio himself, accompanied by Carlos Vives, would be part of the tribute to the Person of the Year, Ruben Blades, with a live performance, during the night before the great ceremony that the Latin American public will be able to see on Univisión.

Camilo started winning

Among the awards that began to be awarded before the television show, the Colombian Camilo -the most nominated this year-, began to win awards. One of the first was the Latin Grammy in the category of best pop song, by Rich life. It should be remembered that this award is given to the composer. In this case, Camilo shares credits with Édgar Barrera.

Best Children’s Music Album

Your Little Philharmonic Rock, of the grouping Your Rockcito and the Bogotá Philharmonic Orchestra won in the category of best children’s music album. Colombians Victoria Sur and Cantoalegre also competed in this category.

Vicente Fernández wins an award

In the category of best ranchera / mariachi music album, Colombian Farina announced the award for Vicente Fernández, who remains in poor health. ‘Chente’ won with the album titled In my 80’s

Best singer-songwriter album

During the previous ceremony, which was broadcast on the official Latin Grammy Facebook page, there were also live performances, in an acoustic format. In addition, several of the nominees were in charge of presenting the awards given to their colleagues.

In best singer-songwriter album the winner was work Six from Mon Laferte. The Chilean singer received the Latin Grammy with a striking outfit that revealed her pregnancy. During his speech of thanks, he also referred to Rozalén, who was his competitor, to point out that this category has a male majority.

Two Latin Grammys for Vicentico

The Argentine singer Vicentico, with The bright well won for best rock album and immediately received the award as a songwriter in the category of best rock song for Now 1.

Origen de Juanes won on pop / rock album

Juanes, nominated for three statuettes, he won the gramophone corresponding to best pop / rock album, by Origin, a musical exploration of songs that influenced his life, including his versions of vallenatos, boleros, rock ballads and other genres. In a brief intervention, upon receiving his 26th Latin Grammy, the Paisa singer thanked his work team, his mother, Alicia, and “Medallo”.

The documentary Origin, which was nominating for a long video, but the statuette in that field was for the video of Juan Luis Guerra: Between sea and palm trees.

In folk album: Grammy for Petrona Martínez!

Petrona Martinez won a well-deserved accolade for Ancestors, the singer did not receive the statuette personally. The Latin Grammy was received in his name by the bagpiper Mayté Montero, who has been his manager for many years.

“We did not know that this was going to be the last time that Petrona Martinez sang, life wanted to turn off her voice,” Montero said, referring to a cerebral ischemia suffered by this figure of the bullerengue. “I want Petrona, there in Palenquito (Bolívar) receive the applause of all of you. We invite you to know their history and their music. Thank you. ” Upon hearing her, the audience present at the ceremony applauded very loudly in honor of the singer.

Another Grammy for Camilo: urban interpretation

Pedro Capó was one of the presenters of the premier awards. Among these is best urban fusion / interpretation in which he won Tattoo Remix, by Rauw Alejandro and Camilo.

Camilo went to the stage to receive his second trophy of the day. “This Grammy is actually from Rauw,” he said and immediately thanked this artist for having invited him to work on this song that, he said, has brought him many joys. He dedicated this triumph precisely to his parents and his wife, “La flega”, as he affectionately says to Evaluna Montaner, because they love to dance to it.

Latin Grammy Tropical Categories

At best salsa album the winner was Ruben Blades (person of the year 2021) and Roberto Delgado & Orquesta, with Sauce Plus!

Hopefully this Grammy will serve for the family union, the union of vallenato, we need it a lot.

In best cumbia / vallenato album, the winner was expected. Silvestre Dangond he walked to the stage slowly, trying to contain his excitement when they announced the triumph of his musical work The follies of mine.

The urumitero said: “I knew this was going to happen to me. This was an album made in the confinement, in the pandemic. Hopefully this Grammy will serve for the family union, the union of vallenato, that we need it a lot – at that time the Vallenato singer could no longer hold back his tears. “I’m very excited. I would like to say more, but I prefer up to there … I’m going to celebrate today, don’t fuck around!”

The best contemporary tropical album award went to Gloria Estefan, with Brasil 305. In this category, Diana Burco and Juventino Ojito y su Son Mokaná competed.

The best traditional tropical album went to Cha Cha Chá: Tribute To The Traditional, from Alain Pérez, Issac Delgado and Orquesta Aragón.

Another tropical category is that of merengue / bachata. The winner was Sergio Vargas, with his album: It’s Merengue. Any Problem ?.

The third prize for Camilo

Camilo won his third award of the day when they announced the award for tropical song of the year, in which he shared honors with his father-in-law, Ricardo Montaner, for the song God wanted it that way. It was precisely Montaner who made a speech of thanks, although the co-authors of the song came up with him. “I want to share with all these talents that have accompanied me,” said the artist.

A section for music in Portuguese

A section was made at the premiere, in which the awards were given to the artists of the Brazilian categories. At this time, tribute was paid to the recently deceased artist Marilia Mendoca.

Others awards

– Best Rap / Hip Hop Song: Booker T, by Bad Bunny & Marco Daniel Borrero, songwriters (Bad Bunny).

-Best urban song: Homeland and life.

-Best pop / rock song: Hong Kong, by Alizzz, Andrés Calamaro, Jorge Drexler, Víctor Martínez & C. Tangana.

-Best Alternative Music Album: Muscle cramp, scored by Nathy Peluso.

-Best alternative song: Nominate, by Alizzz, Jorge Drexler & C. Tangana.

-Best rap / hip hop song: Booker T, by Bad Bunny & Marco Daniel Borrero

– Producer of the year: Édgar Barrera.

– Best instrumental album: Toquinho and Yamandu Costa – Bachianinha – (Live At Rio Montreux Jazz Festival)

– Best tango album: Tinto Tango Plays Piazzolla, by Tinto Tango.

– Best flamenco music album: A New Universeby Pepe De Lucía.

– Best Latin Jazz Album: Voyagerby Iván Melon Lewis.

– Best Christian album in Spanish: I already saw myself by Aroddy

– Best classical music album: Latin American Classics, by Kristhyan Benitez; Jon feidner

– Best work, contemporary classical composition: Music From Cuba And Spain, Sierra: Sonata For Guitar, by Roberto Sierra, composer. (Manuel Barrueco)

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Camilo sweeps the Latin Grammys and takes four awards