If J Balvin says that reggaeton is the future of music, Jorge Drexler is the present. Everything indicated that the eight Columbian nominations would make it become the center of attention of the Latin Grammy night, but to the surprise! Charrúa and his Ice lifesaver they kidnapped it.
It was a surprise Even the boo of Luis Miguel gave more to tell than a spoiled Obama, who had to settle for Urban Music Album Vibrasa, his two nights with Carla Morrison, Nicky Jam and Steve Aoki, and his optimistic discourse on urban music.
Uruguay's authors managed to set themes. Drexler, a physician by profession, won Telephony short lists of songs (given to composers) and Recordings of the year and the best composer of songwriters Ice lifesaver.
The award ceremony took place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. He left the singing, salsa, Mexican music to perreo.
Nevertheless, Balvin's speech was motivating. He devoted it to his city friends, to all those who represent this genre, "which is sometimes somewhat discriminated against".
Reggaeton saved his life, people who left the streets, condemned the Colombian. He told those who are still in them that it is worth dreaming.
Let's not kill the dreams of new composers. Evaluate the new blood that comes because we are the blood of music, it's time to create new legends.
That people on the street want to be like us, that we are an example of life, "exclaimed the singer My people
In contrast, Drexler was more versatile and modest. He emphasized his admiration for all the characters who were there. He asked that he live his music. "For (Fernando) Pessoa and (Jorge Luis) Borges, for reggaeton and cumbia, for music" – said the musician.
His triumph was shared by the Mexican Natalia Lafourcade. When they mentioned it, she applauded and smiled; an expression opposite to when Maluma raised his turntable to the album "Best contemporary pop vocal" F.A.M.E.
The city had its value. He recognized Karol G as the Best New Artist.
Four years ago I published a post on my Instagram and said that one day, like J Balvin, Grammy also had to be mine. I want to share with women who did important things in the industry and colleagues who helped me and who was 99% responsible for my career, my father, "said the Colombian.
In music performances they were Caliber 50 from Corrido de Juanito; Jorge Drexler invited Mon Laferte, Natalia Lafourcade and El David Aguilar for a joint performance Telephony; Kany García played Forever, while Los Recoditos gave them They will make you want to see me.
Ozuna, the most-watched artist on YouTube in 2018. With over 87 billion views, he did it with a mix Farsante and unique; while J Balvin and Carla Morrison joined their genres Vibras and the environment.
The Spanish sensation Rosalia stood on the stage with her success Wrong, while Víctor Manuelle made him happy I want time
Ángela Aguilar offered an emotional presentation La Lloronahidden in a Mexican dress with candles in the background. Finally, her father, Pepe, stood up to applaud her with a face full of joy.
Nicky Jam and J Balvin were singing Xand Portorykańczyk joined Steve & Aoki in Jaleo
Bad Bunny gave other entities a different touch than Chambea and I'm worse with Godspell choirs.
During the ceremony, Mana was again recognized as the Person of the Year 2018. The situation they took advantage of to create a mix San Blas pier, common mouth and Nailed in the bar.