J Balvin affirms that the Latin Grammy does not value the urban genre

(CNN Spanish) – “They don’t value us, but they need us. We give them ratings but they don’t give us respect,” that was J Balvin’s harsh criticism of the Latin Grammy, hours after the nominees for the 22nd edition of the awards were announced.

In two tweets, the Colombian singer asks members of the urban genre do not attend the ceremony on November 18.

The comments come two years after members of the urban genre, including J Balvin, expressed a similar complaint through the hashtag #SinReggaetonNoHayLatinGrammys.

The request of the reggaeton artists to the Latin Grammy 2:20

Back then, the Latin Recording Academy responded to the interpreters saying that the 2019 nominations resulted from a voting process by its members, they also invited the artists to get involved with the Academy, be active members and participate in the debates within the Academy.

Also, in 2020, the Academy included reggaeton as an official category within the awards. I also create the best rap / hip hop song category, in which they also reward trap work.

Balvin is nominated for the 22nd edition of the Latin Grammy in the song of the year categories and best urban song with “Agua” and another nomination in the category of best reggaeton performance with “Tu veneno”.

Have urban artists gotten involved with the Latin Grammys?

Latin Grammy President and CEO Manuel Abud told Zona Pop CNN in an interview this week that there are artists who have become involved with the Academy.

“There is always room for improvement. We begin a process of clear inclusion by the organization. They have responded very favorably. They are much more active. I insist, there is still room for improvement, because also participating in the academic world is not easy. They have a I work daily, “Abud told Zona Pop CNN.

“We are very respectful of their spaces, but we want them to always know that they have the Academy here. I am very excited to see the reaction that there has been and you see it in the results. There is still a long way to go but in general terms very good, “added Abud.

In the top categories – Song of the Year, Album of the Year, Record of the Year, and Best New Artist – there are a variety of genres and artists represented. Of the urban genre are Rauw Alejandro, Bad Bunny, C. Tangana, Maluma, Descemer Bueno, Yotuel, El Funky, Maykel Osorbo, María Becerra, Bizarrap, Boza and Paloma Mami.

The nominations of the urban genre to the Latin Grammy 2021

These are the nominees in the urban and main categories of the 22nd edition of the Latin Grammy Awards.

Record of the year

  • “If you had wanted”, Pablo Alboran
  • “All of you”, Rauw Alejandro
  • “An eternal love” (ballad version), Marc Anthony
  • “By your side”, Paula Arenas
  • “Bohemio”, Andrés Calamaro and Julio Iglesias
  • “Rich life”, Camilo
  • “Let go of Bogotá”, Electric Diamond
  • “Amen”, Ricardo Montaner, Mau and Ricky, Camilo, Evaluna Montaner
  • “God so wanted it”, Ricardo Montaner and Juan Luis Guerra
  • “You forgot”, C. Tangana and Omar Apollo
  • “Maybe”, Caetano Veloso and Tom Veloso

Album of the year

  • “Vertigo”, Pablo Alboran
  • “My loves”, Paula Arenas
  • “The last tour of the world”, Bad Bunny
  • “Salswing!”, Rubén Blades and Roberto Delgado & Orquesta
  • “My hands”, Camilo
  • “Nana, Tom, Vinicus”, Nana Caymmi
  • “Privé”, Juan Luis Guerra
  • “Origin”, Juanes
  • “A song for Mexico, Vol. II”, Natalia Lafourcade
  • “El Madrileño”, C. Tangana

Song of the year

  • “By your side”, Paula Arenas
  • “Sometimes”, Electric Diamond
  • “Water”, J Balvin
  • “Beautiful Song”, Carlos Vives and Ricky Martin
  • “God so wanted it”, Ricardo Montaner and Juan Luis Guerra
  • “Hawaii”, Maluma
  • “My guitar”, Javier Limón, Juan Luis Guerra and Nella
  • “Homeland and life”, Yotuel, Gente de Zona, Descemer Bueno, Maykel Osorbo and El Funky
  • “Let our love be known”, Mon Laferte and Alejandro Fernández
  • “If you had wanted”, Pablo Alboran
  • “All of you”, Rauw Alejandro
  • “Rich life”, Camilo

Best New Artist

  • Giulia Be
  • Maria Becerra
  • Bizarrap
  • Boza
  • Zoe gotusso
  • Humbe
  • Rita Indiana
  • Lasso
  • Paloma Mami
  • Marco Mares
  • Juliana Velasquez

Best Urban Fusion / Performance

  • “Love is a fashion”, Alcover, Juan Magan & Don Omar
  • “Tattoo (remix)”, Rauw Alejandro & Camilo
  • “Nathy Peluso: BZRP Music Sessions Vol. 36”, Bizarrap & Nathy Peluso
  • “Diplomático”, Major Lazer Featuring Guaynaa
  • “Hawaii (remix)”, Maluma & The Weeknd

Best Reggaeton Performance

  • “Your poison”, J. Balvin
  • “The toxic”, Farruko
  • “Bichota”, Karol G
  • “Caramelo”, Ozuna
  • “Curiosity”, Jay Wheeler, DJ Nelson & Myke Towers

Best Urban Music Album

  • “Goldo Funky”, Akapellah
  • “The last tour of the world”, Bad Bunny
  • “Monarch”, Eladio Carrion
  • “ENOC”, Ozuna
  • “Lyke Myke”, Myke Towers

Best Rap / Hip Hop Song

  • “Booker T”, Bad Bunny
  • “Damned”, Akapellah
  • “The Pleasure Saleswoman”, Lito MC Cassidy
  • “Sana sana”, Nathy Peluso
  • “Snow Tha Product: BZRP Music Sessions Vol. 39”, Snow Tha Product

Best urban song

  • “A fire”, Farina
  • “Water”, J Balvin
  • “Dákiti”, Bad Bunny
  • “Curiosity”, Jay Wheeler, DJ Nelson & Myke Towers
  • “Homeland and life”, Yotuel, Gente De Zona, Descemer Bueno, Maykel Osorbo, El Funky

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J Balvin affirms that the Latin Grammy does not value the urban genre

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