LAS VEGAS (EFE) .- Almost two years after a pandemic that paralyzed the world of music the red carpet of the Latin Grammy This Thursday managed to get the stars of Latin American music in the 22nd edition of the awards.
Camilo, Andrés Calamaro, Juanes, Christina Aguilera, C. Tangana, Paula Arenas, Rozalén, Nathy Peluso and Ozuna were some of the artists performing outside the doors of the MGM Convention Center in Las Vegas (USA), the city that once hosted the great Latin Music Festivals after the virtual edition last year.
“To get out of this strict, peculiar bracket … from this madhouse that was a captivity. Unfortunately, it is a novelty to get out of loneliness and find the respect of my colleagues and friends at work is something very special,” he said . Andrés Calamaro minutes after winning a Hong Kong award with C. Tangana.
For her part, Tangana briefly ran away on the red carpet as she was sweeping the pre-gala ceremony (which gives the most awards), where her album “El Madrileño” received two other awards.
Even the Colombian Camilo, As a big favorite of the evening, he briefly posed with his wife Evaluna Montaner.
Enrique Bunbury joined the collective joy of the celebration’s return: “There is a sense of awakening that was needed and the musicians need to meet, for brotherhood … and this Latin Grammy party is not like other awards,” assured.
“It is a very precious moment, I am very grateful,” added Juanes later, who was named Person of the Year by the Latin Recording Academy two years ago and this year was named “Origen” for the best pop rock -Album won. .
Others like the guys from Love to lesbians they confirmed the feeling of having “the curiosity of a tourist” but at the same time “being a part of it”, in the words of Santi Balmes.
“It is a moment to enjoy the Compadreo, after a closed year and without being able to leave Spain, it is good to enjoy this homage or this ‘horror vacui’,” said Julian Saldarriaga with a laugh.
For her part, Rozalén was overjoyed by the affection of her fellow nominees, especially the Mexican Mon Laferte, who dedicated the award to the Spaniard by winning the category of the author’s best song album.
“I was very excited that he called me. There will be a lot of ego, but there are very noble people. Especially among women,” he said.
The Cuban Descemer Bueno, for his part, took the political claim on the red carpet.
“Millions of people will know that this is not a game, that we are serious about eliminating the dictatorship so that people no longer suffer and have no more hunger, misery and despair,” said one of the interpreters from “Patria and life “
CHRISTINA AGUILERA HAS EVERYONE’S ATTENTION
In the end, Christina Aguilera, who returned to the Latin Grammy in more than two decades it was the last to arrive and still stole all the limelight.
“I was here when I was a ‘Baby Aguilera’ and it makes me happy to come back as a grown woman,” said the star, who won Best Female Pop Album in 2001 for her second album “My Reflection” and the first to be published in Spanish.
The American, one of the great icons of pop of the 2000s, had high expectations and this year he returned to his Latin American roots (his father is from Ecuador) with the song “Pa Mis Muchachas”, along with Becky G, Nathy Peluso and Nicki Nicole.
The artist also had words for Britney Spears, a partner at the beginning of her career and who has just been released from her controversial guardianship: “I’m very happy for her,” she said on a completely empty red carpet and begging with all the journalists and fans to say a few words in Spanish.
“It’s amazing,” she replied.
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