Rosalia Makes History with Album of the Year Win at the Latin Grammys

Rosalia is this year’s belle of the Latin Grammys ball…

The 26-year-old Spanish singer, the breakthrough performer known for blending flamenco music with sounds like reggaeton and Latin trap, took home three awards at this year’s Latin Grammys Awards.


Rosalia took home one of the night’s top prizes Album of the Year for her acclaimed album El Mal Querer, becoming the first solo female performer to win the top honor since Shakira’s triumph 13 years ago.

Rosalía also won the Best Contemporary Pop Vocal Album award for El Mal Querer, and Best Urban Songfor “Con Altura,” her collaboration with J Balvinand El Guincho.

“Thanks to the Academy for giving me one of my first opportunities a few years ago. I want to share that, as a musician, nothing gives more pride than winning a Grammy. It is the biggest thing that can happen, so thank you very much,” Rosalía said in Spanish at the MGM Grand Garden Arenain Las Vegas. “Especially to my fans, I love you with all my heart. Thanks for embracing my music.”

Alejandro Sanz, the night’s top nominee, picked up thee awards.

The 50-year-old Spanish singer took home one of the top prizes… the award for Record of the Year for “Mi Persona Favorita,” his hit collaboration with Camila Cabello.

Sanz also won the award for Best Pop Song for “Mi Persona Favorita,” as well as Best Long Form Music Video for “Lo Que Fui Es Lo Que Soy.” 

Pedro Capópicked up two Latin Grammys, including one of the night’s top prizes…

The 39-year-old Puerto Rican singer-songwriter picked up the Song of the Year award for his single “Calma,” while the remix of the single featuring Farruko won Best Urban Fusion/Performance.

Kany Garcia picked up two awards…

The 37-year-old Puerto Rican singer-songwriter won the award for Best Singer-Songwriter Album for Contra El Viento, as well as Best Short Form Music Video for “Banana Papaya,” with Residente.

Here’s a look at winners in key categories at this year’s Latin Grammy Awards:

— Album of the year: “El Mal Querer,” Rosalía
— Record of the year: “Mi Persona Favorita,” Alejandro Sanz and Camila Cabello
— Song of the year: “Calma,” Pedro Capó, Gabriel Edgar González Pérez and George Noriega
— Best new artist: Nella
— Best contemporary pop vocal album: “El Mal Querer,” Rosalía
— Best traditional pop vocal album: “Agustín,” Fonseca
— Best pop song: “Mi Persona Favorita,” Alejandro Sanz and Camila Cabello
— Best urban song: “Con Altura,” Rosalía, J Balvin, Mariachi Budda, Frank Dukes, El Guincho, Teo Halm and Alejandro Ramirez
— Best urban music album: “X 100Pre,” Bad Bunny
— Best urban fusion/performance: “Calma (Remix),” Pedro Capó and Farruko
— Best rock album: “Monte Sagrado,” Draco Rosa
— Best pop/rock album: “Cargar La Suerte,” Andrés Calamaro
— Best alternative music album: “Norma,” Mon Laferte
— Best salsa album: “Mas De Mi,” Tony Succar
— Best traditional tropical album: “Andrés Cepeda Big Band (En Vivo),” Andrés Cepeda
— Best contemporary/tropical fusion album: “Literal,” Juan Luis Guerra 4.40
— Best singer-songwriter album: “Contra El Viento,” Kany García
— Best ranchero/mariachi album: “Ahora,” Christian Nodal
— Best folk album: “Tiempo Al Tiempo,” Luis Enrique + C4 Trio
— Best tango album: “Revolucionario,” Quinteto Astor Piazzolla
— Best Latin jazz/jazz album: “Jazz Batá 2,” Chucho Valdés
— Producer of the year: Tony Succar
— Best short form music video: “Banana Papaya,” Kany García and Residente
— Best long form music video: “Lo Que Fui Es Lo Que Soy,” Alejandro Sanz

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