The 2021 edition of the Latin Grammy is in full countdown. While Las Vegas becomes the point of confluence of many of the greatest figures in Latin music, everything is getting ready for the great gramophone delivery gala, which will go this Thursday, November 18 from 22 hours in Argentina, from the MGM Grand Garden Arena.
The Colombian Camilo, who achieved ten nominations from the Latin Academy of the Recording, appears as the great favorite of the evening. He is followed by Juan Luis Guerra with six applications, C. Tangana with five options and Bad Bunny with Pablo Alborán, who reach four preferences each.
Among the 53 categories to be awarded, the Album of the Year stands out, which has as suitors Vertigo (Pablo Alboran), My loves (Paula Arenas), The Last Tour of the World (Bad Bunny), Salswing (Rubén Blades and Roberto Delgado & Orchestra), My hands (Camilo), Nana, Tom, Vinicius (Nana Caymmi), I deprived (Juan Luis Guerra), Origin (Juanes) and The Madrileño (C. Tangana).
Bad Bunny is noted on the list of nominees in four categories. Photo AP Photo / Marta Lavandier
The Song of the Year, meanwhile, nominates By your side (Paula Arenas), Sometimes (Electric Diamond), Agua (Tainy & J Balvin), Beautiful song (Carlos Vives & Ricky Martin), God wanted it that way (Ricardo Montaner & Juan Luis Guerra), Hawaii (Maluma) and My guitar (Javier Limón, Juan Luis Guerra & Nella).
The Cuban song is also involved in that dispute Homeland and Life (Youtel, Gente de Zona, Descemer Bueno, Maykel Osorbo, El Funky), which became a kind of anthem for a large part of the island’s population, Let Our Love Be Known (Mon Laferte & Alejandro Fernández), If you had wanted (Pablo Alboran), Everything about you (Rauw Alejandro) and Rico’s life (Camilo).
The Argentine Legion
Meanwhile, for Best New Artist, the nominations have a strong Argentine presence with María Becerra, Bizarrap and Zoe Gotusso, as well as Boza, Humbe, Rita Indiana, Lasso, Paloma Mami, Giulia Be, Marco Mares and Juliana Velásquez.
Rafa Arcaute, Andrés Calamaro, Vicentico, Rayos Lásica, Diego Torres, Nathy Peluso, Jorge Calandrelli, Osvaldo Golijov, the Revolutionary Quintet, Tanghetto, Roxana Amed, Federico Pereiro and Ricardo Montaner are other members of the Argentine legion for this new installment of the Latin Grammy.
In addition, Rubén Blades will be awarded as Person of the Year, while Gilberto Santa Rosa, Fito Paez, Joaquín Sabina, Milly Quesada, Sheila E. and Pete Escobar, Emmanuel and Martinho da Vila will be honored with the Award for Musical Career.
Maria Becerra, from social media to Las Vegas. Photo AP Photo / Natacha Pisarenko
Who will be on stage
In terms of performances, Gloria Estefan, Fariña, Anitta, Guilia Be, Carlinhos Brown, Pedro Capó, Juan Luis Guerra, Camilo, Gloria Trevi, Mon Laferte, Descemer Bueno, Julio Reyes Copello, DJ Nelson, Sergio George, Gente de Zona, Grupo Firme, Jay Wheeler and Yotuel are some of those who will participate in the ceremony.
Other stars such as Christina Aguilera, Becky G, Nathy Peluso, Nicki Nicole, Rubén Albarrán, Omar Apollo, Paula Arenas, Bad Bunny, Banda El Recodo de Cruz Lizárraga, Ozuna, Danna Paola, Café Tacvba, Juanes and Natalia Lafourcade.
La Húngara, Maná, Meme del Real, Diego del Morao, Nella, and Myke Towers, Rubén Blades, C Tangana, Caliber 50, La Arrolladora Banda El Limón by René Camacho, Los Dos Carnales, Antonio Carmona, Jorge Drexler and Alejandro Fernández, among others, they add to the list.
Nathy Peluso, with multiple nominations and a spot on stage at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. EFE / JAVIER BELVER
A nominated political prisoner
One of the curiosities, certainly not happy, of this delivery of the Latin Grammy, is that never in the history of the awards had there been a political prisoner among the nominees, as happens on this occasion with the rapper Maykel Castillo, artistically known as “El Osorbo”, who for the night of the delivery will carry six months in prison for his activism against the Cuban regime.
Osorbo is nominated with Eliecer Márquez Duany, known as “El Funky”, Yotuel, Gente de Zona and Descemer Bueno for his song Homeland and Life. The Funky managed to leave Cuba and will be in Las Vegas with his companions to sing the song on the gala stage.
Who you drive and how to watch it
The main Gala, which will be hosted by the actress, singer and model Ana Brenda Contreras, by the musician Carlos Rivera and by the actress Roselyn Sánchez, will be broadcast by TNT for all of Latin America, live and direct, with the comments of Lety Sahagún.
The appointment is the Thursday, November 18, at 7:00 p.m. (MEX) / 8:00 p.m. (COL) / 10:00 p.m. (ARG / CHI) hours, with the pre-show Meeting Point with all the details of the event and main candidates by Lety Sahagún, Heisel Mora and Gerudito, starting at 17:30 (MEX) / 18:30 (COL) / 20:30 ( ARG / CHI) hours.
Reference from clarin