Latin Grammy Highlights

Latin Grammy Emphasizes

Charles Ventura of U.S.A. TODAY records on the 2019 Latin Grammy Awards that had performances by Alicia Keys, Juanes as well as Vincente Fernández. ––.

” Latin songs’s largest stars got on hand to commemorate the Latin Grammy Awards, as well as they didn’t let down with a jam-packed three-hour program Thursday evening.

The Latin Grammys commemorated its 20th anniversary with a multi-artist opening act– including Royal prince Royce, Anitta, Fito Páez, Natalia Jiménez, Beto Cuevas, Calibre 50, Carlos Rivera, Draco Rosa, Leonel García, Milly Quezada, Olga Tañón, Reik and also Tony Succar — in a massive tribute to Latin songs’s legacy.

The six-minute opener commemorated symbols Celia Cruz, Juan Gabriel, Joan Sebastian as well as Gustavo Cerati, with Cruz’s anthem “La Vida Es Un Carnaval” getting individuals on their feet which was efficiently adhered to by covers of Gabriel’s “Querida” and also Sebastian’s “Secreto de Amor.”

Brazilian star Anitta, left, joins merengue legends Olga Tañon and Milly Quezada as they kick-start the 2019 Latin Grammys covering Celia Cruz's “La Vida es un Carnaval."

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Host Ricky Martin, who opened the initial Latin Grammys in 2000 vocal singing a homage to Tito Puente with Cruz and also Gloria Estafan, ended up off the opening act with a cover of Cerati’s hit “De Musica Ligera.”

From psychological homages to scintillating performances, here are five star-studded moments that attracted attention at the MGM Grand Garden Sector in Las Vega:

Bad Bunny blasts Latin Grammys for reggaeton, Latin trap slight

The Puerto Rican star really did not mince words when resolving the Latin Recording Academy’s choice to leave out reggaeton and also Latin trap artists in the leading categories. “To all musicians, to all members of the academy, with all due respect, reggaeton becomes part of Latino culture,” said Bad Bunny after getting the best-urban music cd honor for” X 100Pre, “” To my fellow reggaetoneros: Keep offering it your all and we will certainly proceed to bring creativity and also resourcefulness. Our style has actually become sights, numbers, as well as let’s maintain going and also offering individuals brand-new things.

‘‘ For the society as well as movement’: J Balvin, Dad Yankee as well as others call out Latin Grammys

for sidelining reggaeton, catch VIEW GALLERY The evening’s biggest ovation belongs to Vicente Fernández

For the very first time, epic ranchera vocalist Fernández performed alongside his child, Alejandro, and also grandson, Alex, with the crooners matching in typical charro outfits as well as finalizing “Volver, Volver,” which received the night’s loudest ovation and repetition calls from the Vegas group.

” I still required to sing 50 even more tracks, but I’ll owe it to you,” said Vicente Fernández after the unforgettable performance. ” All I wish to say to God as well as my public is that you recognize you belong of me up until the day they bury me. Thanks.”

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Alex Fernandez, left, Vicente Fernandez and Alejandro Fernandez  share a laugh after their performance at the 2019 Latin Grammys. Etienne Laurent, EPA-EFE. Alicia Keys and Miguel include even more seasoning to coastline anthem ‘ Calma’

Keys, that put on a brilliant pink one-piece suit to execute her brand-new solitary, “Program Me Love” featuring Miguel as well as 21 Savage, attempted her hand at Spanish as she signed up with Pedro Capó as well as Farruko for a feel-good efficiency of “Calma.”

Capó, that caught track of the year earlier in the night for “Calma,” struck presents with Keys while Miguel played acoustic guitar as the performers hemmed and haw the stage.

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Farruko, left, Alicia Keys, Pedro Capo and Miguel perform a feel-good performance of "Calma"  during the 20th Annual Latin Grammy Awards.

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Male of the hr Juanes obtains a hefty (metal) shockhttp://

Prior to accepting the Latin Recording Academy person of the year honor, Colombian rocker-activist Juanes played some of his biggest hits, including “A Dios Le Pido” as well as “Camisa Negra.”

Juanes, one of Latin America’s the majority of significant artists, has used his voice on behalf of peace and social justice through his songs as well as different foundation jobs. Metallica’s Lars Ulrich surprised Juanes after the singer’s final performance, granting the 23-time Latin Grammy Award-winner his brand-new honor.


” First off, I wish to inform you something, guy: Among the factors why I’m making songs is since of you individuals. … You individuals altered my life,” an emotional Juanes informed the famous hefty steel drummer.

Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich presents Juanes with the 2019 Latin Recording Academy person of the year award.

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Rosalía signs up with exclusive business with glossy cosmetic devices

The Spanish vocalist, who won 3 awards Thursday evening, consisting of Album of the Year as well as Ideal Contemporary Pop Singing album, brought down the home as she did “A Palé” and also her summertime struck “Disadvantage Altura” with a brilliant red attire, enchanted nails and a glossy grill.

” To my fans, I like you with all my heart. Many thanks for welcoming my music,” said Rosalía, who became the first solo female performer to win album of the year considering that Shakira’s accomplishment 13 years earlier, according to the Associated Press.”

Rosalía poses with her Latin Grammys after winning three awards on Thursday night.

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Contributing: Associated Press

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