Juliana Velásquez wins the Latin Grammy for best new artist

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The Colombian Juliana Velásquez won the award for the best new artist on Thursday at the Latin Grammy gala that is being held in Las Vegas (USA).

Velásquez beat out Giulia Be, María Becerra, Bizarrap, Boza, Zoe Gotusso, Humbe, Rita Indiana, Lasso, Paloma Mam and Marco Mares in this prestigious category.

The young Colombian began her speech of thanks by singing a cappella some verses from her song “Joaquín.”

Very excited, Velásquez explained that she composed this song inspired by a fisherman from her country who “went to work and did not return.”

The singer dedicated the award to Colombia and to all the people she has “come across on the way”, something that allowed her to create and tell stories with her music.

The 22nd edition of the Latin Grammy is being celebrated this Thursday with a ceremony at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in the city of the game.

This is the first face-to-face edition of the Latin Recording Academy party since the pandemic began.

In 2020, the Latin Grammys had to be celebrated with a virtual act to avoid the coronavirus, but this year they bet on a great musical show and a red carpet with a multitude of Hispanic and Latin music artists.

The son of Brazilian musician Caetano Veloso, TomVeloso, this afternoon during his performance on the second day of the 53rd San Sebastian Jazz Festival.

(Javier Etxezarreta / EFE)

“Maybe” by Caetano and Tom Veloso won the award for the record of the year at the 22nd edition of the Latin Grammy, which is being held in Las Vegas (USA).

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Juliana Velásquez wins the Latin Grammy for best new artist