45 categories were submitted and there were 4 musical numbers in the premiere of the 21st edition of the Latin Grammys, which was broadcast exclusively through the Official facebook page from the Latin Recording Academy. Hosted by actress, singer, and businesswoman Jackie Cruz, the nominees gathered in their homes to celebrate Latin music.
The first prize of the afternoon went to Alex Campos for his album Soldiers in the Best Christian Album category. The artists had 30 seconds to give their speech through a video call and if a group won, only one member spoke on behalf of all. And not all of them appeared on camera, in some cases there was only a reference photo of the artist.
Of the Venezuelan representation at the Latin Recording Academy awards, only two won the long-awaited gramophone: the trombonist Domingo Pagliuca for Best Classical Music Album for Eternal Gratitude, an album he made together with the pianist Paulina Leisring; and the graphic designer Pedro Fajardo in the Best Packaging Design section for I am pure theater – Tribute to La Lupe of Mariaca Semprún.
“Thank God, my parents and my friends, the Academy for allowing this award and for allowing graphic design and music to come together and create graphic pieces that new generations can see and enjoy. This award goes to Venezuela, my country ”, said Fajardo.
Pagliuca, for his part, thanked God, his family and the Academy and, above all, the record’s producer, Samuel Pilafian, who passed away in 2019, and his partner Paula. Trombonist who was part of the Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela, lives in the United States and is part of the Boston Brass.
Among the rest of the nominees, the song “Yo x ti, tu x mi”, by Rosalía and Ozuna stood out, which won two awards: Best Urban Fusion / Interpretation and Best Urban Song; as well as Fito Páez who won Best Pop / Rock Album for The conquest of space and Best Pop / Rock Song for “The song of the beasts.”
The musical numbers were starred by Gina Chávez (whom the Venezuelan Linda Briceño produced The one who’s in charge, his first album in Spanish), Daniel Santacruz, Naike Pone and Kurt.
At the end of the prelude to the Grammy Awards, which lasted about two hours, they gave way to the special ceremony in Portuguese for the Brazilian audience, a milestone in the history of the award, as it had never been done. It is conducted by the model Lais Ribeiro and will feature the musical participation of Emicida, Marcos Valle and Melim.
The general categories, the most important of the awards, have yet to be announced in a ceremony that will be broadcast by TNT. There will be no red carpet or public and it will have the necessary biosecurity measures to consider due to the covid-19 pandemic.
Yordano (Best Singer Songwriter Album), Ricardo Montaner (album producer For the first time of his son-in-law Camilo Echeverry) and Oscarcito (one of the composers of the song “Sharks” by Ricky Martin) compete at the gala.
Among the musical numbers of the Latin Grammy awards ceremony, the Academy confirmed Alejandro Fernández, Christian Nodal and Caliber 50 from Guadalajara (Mexico); Fito Páez and Nathy Peluso from Buenos Aires; José Luis Perales, from Madrid; Bad Bunny, from San Juan; and Anitta, from Rio de Janeiro.