Despite the downpour that halted green carpet proceedings, the 14th Annual Latin Grammy Awards went off with its same usual fanfare as the stars of the Latin community gathered in Las Vegas to celebrate their own. The show, hosted by Blanca Soto, Omar Chaparro, and Lucero, featured some of Latin music’s best performing artists.
The Record of the Year award went to Marc Anthony for “Vivir Mi Vida.” The Album of the Year award went to Draco Rosa, who is currently on tour again after being cleared of cancer earlier this year. Carolos Vives received the Song of the Year award for “Volví a Nacer” and Alejandro Sanz won his 16th Latin Grammy with “La Música No Se Toca.” The highly-coveted Best New Artist award went to Gaby Moreno. She stated, “What an honor, my first Grammy!” she said in Spanish. “This award — I want to dedicate it to all my people in Guatemala. For Guate!”
Among the many in attendance, were Pitbull who performed and won the Grammy for “Best Urban Performance”; Natalie Cole, who was nominated for her first Spanish-language album “Natalie Cole en Español”; and of course, Miguel Bosé who was honored as the Latin Recording Academy’s “Person of the Year.”