Surprises & Snubs at the 2023 Latin Grammys

Snubs & Surprises at 2023 Latin Grammys

The 2023 Latin Grammys are a wrap. This 12 months, there was nobody massive winner. Karol G, Shakira and Natalia Lafourcade tied with three main awards every. Venezuelan singer-songwriter Joaquina gained finest new artist. So you can say that girls have been the massive winners of the evening, though Edgar Barrera additionally gained three awards.

Karol gained album of the 12 months and finest city album for Mañana Será Bonito, and “TQG,” her collaboration with Shakira, gained finest city/fusion efficiency. In the meantime, Shakira gained track of the 12 months and finest pop track together with Bizarrap for “Shakira: Bzrp Music Sessions, Vol. 53.” As for Lafourcade, she gained finest singer-songwriter album for De Todas Las Flores and finest singer-songwriter track for the observe of the identical title. She additionally gained document of the 12 months for “De Todas Las Flores.”

See the whole listing of winners right here.

The present, co-hosted by Danna Paola, Sebastián Yatra, Roselyn Sánchez and Paz Vega, was held for the primary time outdoors the USA in Seville, Spain, on Thursday (Nov. 16). The twenty fourth annual awards present occurred on the Convention and Exhibition Centre (FIBES) and aired on Univision, UniMás and Galavisión.

Most of the awards went as anticipated. Mexican hitmaker Edgar Barrera gained the first-ever songwriter of the 12 months award and producer of the 12 months. Shakira and Bizarrap’s “BZRP Music Sessions #53” took track of the 12 months. And Karol G gained album of the 12 months for her history-making Mañana Será Bonito. “I want to say that it is an honor to receive this in front of so many people that I admire in music,” Karol mentioned in her speech, visibly emotional. “To have the album of the year is too cool. This album is super special, it changed my life. Thank you all very much.”

Whereas the Latin Recording Academy bought it proper in most of the classes, there have been a couple of snubs and surprises. See beneath:

  • Snub: Camilo

    A seven-time nominee, Camilo was, surprisingly, not one of many massive winners of the evening. Surprisingly as a result of he’s a Grammy darling and had formidable initiatives, together with his album De Adentro Pa Afuera and his track “NASA” with Alejandro Sanz in high classes, he didn’t win. Whereas he had a lesser shot at profitable album of the 12 months and track of the 12 months, two extraordinarily robust classes, it was nearly a certain wager he’d at the least win finest pop vocal album. He didn’t. As a substitute, the award went to Julieta Venegas for Tu Historia.

    Out of his seven nominations, Camilo gained finest lengthy type music video for El Primer Tour De Mi Vida.

  • Shock: Bizarrap & Quevedo

    Bizarrap and Quevedo’s “BZRP Music Sessions #52” profitable finest city track (an award given to songwriters) was sudden however a pleasing shock. The much less “urban” of all the opposite nominated songs, together with “Coco Chanel” by Eladio Carrión and Unhealthy Bunny and Karol G and Shakira’s “TQG,” Biza and Quevedo’s music session was undoubtedly a world smash hit when it was unleashed final 12 months. “Impressive the recognition given to this project that I started in my room with a computer,” the Argentine producer mentioned in his speech whereas accepting the award. “I want to dedicate it to all the boys and girls who are starting out, so that they can see that with very little you can achieve a lot.”

  • Shock: Julieta Venegas

    Even Julieta Venegas expressed that she was shocked she had gained the class for finest pop vocal album. It was in spite of everything a troublesome one with all bets on Camilo to win for his critically and commercially acclaimed De Adentro Pa Afuera. As shocked as she was, Venegas was additionally being modest. Her profitable album, Tu Historia, produced by Chilean artist Alex Anwandter, is a beautiful and formidable finest pop vocal album.

  • Snub: Shakira & Bizarrap

    Sure, Shakira and Bizarrap gained track of the 12 months for his or her now iconic collab “BZRP Music Sessions #53,” however they have been handed over within the document of the 12 months class — which really made sense for the track to win. As Billboard‘s Leila Cobo put it in our predictions put up: “The way Bizarrap produced this track is really masterful — what he did here, just like quoting her old songs and making the references that are both lyrical and musical, is so clever. He was able to read her. There’s a lot to discover in that song, and I think from a production standpoint, it was brilliantly done.”

    The profitable track was Natalia Lafourcade’s “De Todas Las Flores,” a beautiful recording produced by Adan Jodorowsky, the French-Mexican producer and musician.

  • Shock: Tego Calderón

    Protected to say that nobody noticed this one coming. In a class that included nominees Karol G, Feid, Maria Becerra and Ozuna, style pioneer Tego Calderon took house finest reggaeton efficiency because of his comeback single “La Receta.” Shocking? Sure. But additionally deserving.

  • Shock: Luis Fernando Borjas

    Maybe the outlier of the pack, Venezuelan artist Luis Fernando Borjas vas victorious in one of the best up to date tropical album class — shared with nominees Make Bahía, Silvetre Dangond, Gusi and Ilegales. Previously a member of group Guaco, he gained together with his debut album as a soloist, 5:10. “It was a challenge to reinvent myself and create a new path in my music after so many years of performing a different genre,” Borjas mentioned whereas accepting the award.

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