Jorge Drexler: The Big Winner at This Year’s Latin Grammys

Jorge Drexler is this year’s Latin Grammys darling…

The 58-year-old Uruguayan musician was the big winner at this year’s awards show, taking home six awards.

Jorge DrexlerDrexler won best alternative song, best pop song, best singer/songwriter album and best Portuguese language song. He was also up against some Latin heavyweights (Bad Bunny, Rosalía, Rauw Alejandro, Christina Aguilera) for the song and record of the year, but beat out the slate with his collaboration with C. Tangana, “Tocarte.”

Although Bad Bunny topped the list with 10 nominations, he won five awards, including best urban album for Un Verano Sin Ti, which made history this week by earning a Grammy nod for Album of the Year.

During Thursday night’s show, Angela Alvarez made history by tying with 25-year-old Silvana Estrada for the best new artist award at 95 years old.

Sebastian Yatra, who has been nominated several times but has never won, took home his first Latin Grammys for his breakout album Dharma,” which won best pop vocal album and best pop song for “Tacones Rojos,” which he sang alongside John Legend.

Rosalía took home best alternative music album for her genre-agnostic and multi-layered Motomami, in addition to best recording package and the coveted album of the year award. The songstress appeared on stage in tears while she gave her thank yous; “Thank you to the love of my life. Baby, I love you,” she told boyfriend and reggaeton titan Rauw Alejandro.

Here’s the complete winner’s list:

Record of the Year: Tocarte – Jorge Drexler and C. Tangana
Album of the Year: Motomami (digital album) – Rosalía
Song of the Year: Tocarte – Jorge Drexler, Pablo Drexler, Víctor Martínez and C. Tangana (Jorge Drexler and C. Tangana)
Best New Artist: Angela Álvarez & Silvana Estrada [TIE]
Best Pop Vocal Album: DHARMA — Sebastian Yatra
Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album: Aguilera — Christina Aguilera
Best Pop Song: La Guerrilla de la Concordia — Jorge Drexler (Jorge Drexler) & Tacones Rojos — Pablo María Rousselon De Croisoeuil, Manuel Lara, Manuel Lorente, Juan Josep Monserrat Riutort and Sebastián Yatra (Sebastián Yatra) [TIE]
Best Urban Fusion/Performance: Tití Me Preguntó — Bad Bunny
Best Reggaeton Performance: Lo Siento BB:/ — Tainy, Bad Bunny and Julieta Venegas
Best Urban Music Album: Un Verano Sin Ti — Bad Bunny
Best Rap/Hip Hop Song: El Gran Robo, PT. 2 — Phanlon Anton Alexander, Geovanny Andrades Andino, Daddy Yankee and Lito Mc Cassidy (Lito Mc Cassidy, Daddy Yankee)
Best Urban Song:Tití Me Preguntó — Bad Bunny
Best Rock Album: Unas Vacaciones Raras — Él Mató A Un Policía Motorizado
Best Rock Song: Lo Mejor de Nuestras Vidas — Fito Páez
Best Pop/Rock Album: Los Años Salvajes — Fito Páez
Best Pop/Rock Song: Babel – Fito Páez & Carlos Vives, compositores (Carlos Vives & Fito Páez), Track from: Cumbiana II
Best Alternative Music Album: Motomami (Digital Album), Rosalía
Best Alternative Song: El Día Que Estrenaste El Mundo, Jorge Drexler, compositor (Jorge Drexler)
Best Salsa Album: Pa’lla Voy, Marc Anthony
Best Cumbia/Vallenato Album: Feliz Aniversario, Jean Carlos Centeno y Ronal Urbina
Best Merengue/Bachata Album: Entre Mar y Palmeras, Juan Luis Guerra
Best Traditional Tropical Album: Gonzalo Rubalcaba y Aymée Nuviola Live
Best Contemporary Tropical Album: Cumbiana II, Carlos Vives
Best Tropical Song: Mala, Marc Anthony & Álvaro Lenier Mesa, compositores (Marc Anthony)
Best Singer-Songwriter Album: Tinta y Tiempo, Jorge Drexler
Best Ranchero/Mariachi Album: EP #1 Forajido, Christian Nodal
Best Banda Album: Abeja Reina
Best Tejano Album: Para Que Baile Mi Pueblo, Bobby Pulido
Best Norteño Album: La Reunión (Deluxe), Los Tigres del Norte
Best Regional Song: Como Lo Hice Yo, Edgar Barrera, Carin León and Matisse
Best Instrumental Album: Maxixe Samba Groove, Hamilton De Holanda
Best Folk Album: Ancestros Sinfónico, Síntesis, X Alfonso y Eme Alfonso
Best Tango Album: Horacio Salgán Piano Transcriptions, Pablo Estigarribia
Best Flamenco Album: Libres, Las Migas
Best Latin Jazz/Jazz Album: Mirror Mirror, Eliane Elias, Chick Corea, Chucho Valdés
Best Portuguese Language: Christian Albu Laboratório Do Groove, Eli Soares
Best Portuguese Language Contemporary Pop Album: Sim Sim Sim, Bala Desejo
Best Portuguese Language Rock or Alternative Album: O Futuro Pertenece À … Jovem Guarda, Erasmo Carlos
Best samba/pagode Album: Nimanice #2, LUDMILLA
Best MPB (Musica Popular Brasileira) Album: Indigo Borboleta Anil, Liniker
Best Sertaneja Music Album: Chitãozinho & Xororó Legado, Chitãozinho & Xororó
Best Portuguese Language Roots Album: Senhora Das Folhas, Áurea Martins
Best Portuguese Language Song: Vento Sardo,” Jorge Drexler & Marisa Monte (Marisa Monte Featuring Jorge Drexler)
Best Latin Children’s Album: A LA FIESTA DE LA MÚSICA VAMOS TODOS, Sophia
Best Classical Album: LEGADO, Berta Rojas; Sebastián Henríquez (album producer)
Best Classical Contemporary Composition: Anido’s Portrait: I. Chacarera, Sergio Assad, composer (Berta Rojas), Track from: Legado
Best Arrangement: El Plan Maestro, Fernando Velázquez, arranger (Jorge Drexler), Track from: Tinta Y Tiempo
Best Recording Package: Motomami (Digital Album), Ferran Echegaray, Viktor Hammarberg, Rosalía, Daniel Sannwald & Pili Vila, art directors (Rosalía)
Best Engineered Album: Motomami (Digital Album), Chris Gehringer, engineer; Jeremie Inhaber, Manny Marroquin, Zach Peraya & Anthony Vilchis, mixers; Chris Gehringer, mastering engineer (Rosalía)
Producer of the Year: Julio Reyes Copello
Best Short Form Music Video: This is Not America, Residente Feat. Ibeyi Featuring Lisa-Kaindé Diaz & Naomi Diaz, Greg Ohrel, video director; Jason Cole, video producer, [Doomsday Entertainment]
Best Long Form Music Video: Hasta La Raíz: El Documental, Natalia Lafourcade, Bruno Bancalari & Juan Pablo López-Fonseca, video directors; Juan Pablo López-Fonseca, video producer, [Casa Elefante]

Karol G to Perform at This Year’s Latin Grammys Awards Show

Karol G is taking the stage at this year’s Latin Grammys

The 31-year-old Colombian singer and songwriter has joined the list of performers for the upcoming Latin Grammys awards show, according to the Latin Recording Academy.

Karol GThe “Provenza” singer appears on roster of new performers that includes Romeo Santos for the show, which will take place on November 17 at the Michelob Ultra Arena in Las Vegas.

Latin Grammy Cultural Foundation scholarship recipients Xavier Cintrón, Valentina Garcia, Nicolle Horbath and Sergio De Miguel Jorquera will also take the stage alongside previously announced performer, Nicky Jam.

Karol G is nominated in three categories including record of the year and song of the year for her and Ovy on the Drums’ “Provenza.”

Romeo Santos is a nominee in the best long-form music video category for his documentary “Romeo Santos: King of Bachata”; and as a member of Aventura, he is nominated for best urban fusion/performance.

They join previously announced artists Banda Los Recoditos, Camilo, Ángela Aguilar, Elvis Costello, Chiquis, Jorge Drexler, Silvana Estrada, Gente de Zona, Goyo, Jesse & Joy, John Legend, Carin León, Los Bukis, Mariachi Sol de México de José Hernández, Aymée Nuviola, Julio Reyes Copello, Sin Bandera, Carlos Vives, Sebastián Yatra, Nicole Zignago and the 2022 Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year, Marco Antonio Solís.

The lineup also boasts Christina Aguilera, who is up for seven awards, Rauw Alejandro, Rosalía, Marc Anthony and Christian Nodal.

The night’s most-nominated artists are Bad Bunny, who has a total of 10 nods, and Mexican-American composer Edgar Barrera, who holds nine.

Additionally, the Academy shared its bill of presenters, which includes Maria Becerra, Becky G, Eden Muñoz and Farina, in addition to Macarena Achaga, Yalitza Aparicio, Cami, Miguel Angel Muñoz, Fonesca, Luis Figueroa, Kany García, Kurt, Ludmilla, Victor Manuelle, Fito Páez, Georgina Rodríguez, Alison Solís, Marla Solís, Luisa Sonza, Tainy and Adrián Uribe.

The 23rd Latin Grammys, which “celebrate the present and embrace the future of Latin music,” will be hosted by current nominee Anitta, Latin-Grammy winners Luis Fonsi and Laura Pausini, and by the Latin Recording Academy’s President’s Award recipient Thalia.

Latin Grammy winner Julio Reyes Copello will be the night’s musical director.

The telecast will air on Univision on November 17, at 8:00 pm ET/PT (7 p.m. CT), and will air on cable channel TNT at 7:00 pm (MEX) / 8:00 pm (PAN-COL) / 9:00 pm (VEN) / 10:00 pm (ARG/CHI/BRAZIL), and on Televisa on Channel 5. The show will also be available on HBO Max in Spanish only.

Camilo Earns First No. 1 on Billboard’s Regional Mexican Airplay Chart with Grupo Firme Collab “Alaska”

It’s another first for Camilo

The 28-year-old Colombian Latin Grammy-winning singer has landed his first No. 1 on Billboard’s Regional Mexican Airplay chart as “Alaska,” his single with Grupo Firme, rises from the No. 4 slot to rule the November 12-dated list.

Camilo“Alaska” received its official release through Hecho A Mano/Sony Music Latin on August 18. It’s the sixth single from Camilo’s third studio album, De Adentro Pa’ Fuera, which reached a No. 6 high on Latin Pop Albums (September 24).

“Alaska” reaches the No. 1 slot, after a second week in the top 10 (No. 4 high, November 5-dated ranking) and in its eighth week on the chart boosted by a 25% increase in audience impressions, to 7.1 million, earned in the U.S. in the week ending Nov. 6, according to Luminate.

The regional Mexican tune, which was co-written and co-produced by Camilo alongside Edgar Barrera, dispatches Duelo’s “24 Siete” after it’s one-week command.

With seven No. 1s on its career history, Grupo Firme ties with Christian Nodal and Banda MS for the third-most champs this decade, trailing Calibre 50’s eight leaders. Since the chart launched in 1994, Calibre 50 continues at the helm with 22 No. 1’s.

“Alaska” becomes the first team-up by a regional Mexican group with a core Latin pop act to lead Regional Mexican Airplay since Natalia Lafourcade ruled for three weeks through her featured role in Los Angeles Azules’ “Nunca Es Suficiente” in 2019.

Meanwhile, “Alaska” earns Grupo Firme its fourth No. 1 in 2022, including “Cada Quien,” with Maluma, which topped the chart for two weeks in February

“Alaska” advances 11-7 on the overall Latin Airplay ranking, earning Camilo his 11th top 10 while Grupo Firme adds a sixth top 10 to its scoreboard.

Rosalía to Perform at This Year’s Latin Grammys Awards Show

Rosalía is readying to take Latin music’s biggest stage…

The 30-year-old Spanish Grammy– and Latin Grammy-winning singer and songwriter has been added to the roster of artists set to take center stage at the 23rd annual Latin Grammys on November 17.

RosaliaRosalia is among a new wave of confirmed performers that includes Silvana Estrada, Gente de Zona, Goyo, Los Bukis, Aymée Nuviola, Julio Reyes Copello, Carlos Vives and Nicole Zignago.

Copello, a seven-time nominee, joins the event as musical director of the show’s house band.

At this year’s ceremony, eight-time nominee Rosalía is up for record of the year and album of the year; Vives, a five-time nominee, is up for record of the year and song of the year; Gente de Zona and Nuviola are nominated in the tropical categories; and both Estrada and Zignago, are up for the coveted best new artist.

The newly announced artists set to take the stage join previously announced performers such as Ángela Aguilar, Christina Aguilera, Rauw Alejandro, Marc Anthony, Banda Los Recoditos, Camilo, Elvis Costello, Chiquis, Jorge Drexler, Nicky Jam, Jesse & Joy, John Legend, Carin León, Mariachi Sol de México de José Hernández, Christian Nodal, Sin Bandera, Sebastián Yatra, and the 2022 Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year, Marco Antonio Solís.

The Latin Grammy Awards — which “promise to honor the legacy, celebrate the present and embrace the future of Latin music, with deliberate consciousness, paying-it-forward to the next generations of music creators,” according to a press statement — will be held on November 17 at the Michelob Ultra Arena at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, and will air live on Univision beginning at 8:00 pm ET.

The Latin Grammy Premiere, a non-televised ceremony in which the winners in most categories are announced, will take place before the broadcast.

Yahritza y Su Esencia Sign Label Deal with Columbia Records

Yahritza y Su Esencia has a new deal…

The Mexican American group, comprised of 15-year singer-songwriter Yahritza Martinez and her brothers Armando (guitar) and Jairo (bass), has signed a label deal with Columbia Records.

Yahritza Martinez, Yahritza y Su Esencia,The deal is a partnership between Columbia, Sony Music Latin and the trio’s regional Mexican indie label Lumbre Music, who first signed the band in February.

The sierreño band is currently managed by their older sister, Adriana Martinez.

In April, Yahritza y Su Esencia made chart history with their heartbreak track “Soy El Unico” as the youngest Latin performer to enter the Billboard Hot 100 debuting at No. 20. Since then, major Latin and mainstream record labels had expressed interest in signing the regional Mexican act.

“Lumbre is really happy to partner with Columbia Records for Yaritza y Su Esencia. It speaks volumes for an American-Mexican indie label like us to work hand in hand with a major label,” says Ramon Ruiz, CEO of Lumbre Music. “We have been working hard to develop and really get the kids’ music out to the masses and we have done some great work with them, including their first diamond certification, but are so excited to take them to the next level. We are all so passionate about this project it was important that whoever came into the project felt that same passion, and both the artists and Lumbre felt that with Columbia from the get-go. It felt like the right choice. Great things are coming for Yahritza Y Su Esencia!”

Yahritza y Su Esencia, up for best new artist at the 2022 Latin Grammys, broke out on TikTok earlier this year after they uploaded covers and quickly created a zealous fan base.

In March, after being discovered by Lumbre Music on the platform’s For You Page, they released their first single, “Soy El Único,” which peaked at No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot Latin Songs chart.

Since, they scored their first No. 1 on the Regional Mexican Albums chart with their debut album, Obsessed, released in May.

Elsewhere, the five-track set debuted at No. 7 on Top Latin Albums, and it also entered the all-genre Billboard 200 at No. 173.

Yahritza y Su Esencia added in a statement: “We are so excited to be working now with not only Lumbre but also a big label like Columbia! For us it’s just another step forward in accomplishing our dreams. We still have to go to school, but we are working hard on recording new music for our fans that we love so much and who helped get us to where we are today. We are very grateful to our entire team for all their support, and we can’t wait to see what the future holds.”

Christina Aguilera to Perform at This Year’s Latin Grammys Awards Show

Christina Aguilera has a date with the Latin Grammys

The 41-year-old half-Ecuadorian American singer, actress and television personality has been added to the performers list for this year’s Latin Grammys awards show.

Christina AguileraIn addition to Aguilera, the celebration of the best in Latin music will also feature appearances by new lineup additions Camilo, Elvis Costello, Jorge DrexlerJohn Legend, Mariachi Sol de México de José Hernández and Christian Nodal.

They have all been confirmed by the Latin Recording Academy to take the stage at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas on Thursday, November 17.

The musical acts joined previously announced stars like Ángela Aguilar, Rauw Alejandro, Marc Anthony, Banda Los Recoditos, Chiquis, Nicky Jam, Jesse & Joy, Carin León, Sin Bandera, Sebastián Yatra and the 2022 Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year, Marco Antonio Solís.

The 23rd Annual Latin Grammy Awards promise to honor the legacy, celebrate the present and embrace the future of Latin music, with deliberate consciousness, paying it forward to the next generations of music creators.

Univision will air the ceremony on Thursday, November 17 starting at 8:00 pm ET with the red carpet coverage starting an hour earlier.

Bad Bunny leads the nominations list for the 2022 Latin Grammys scoring 10 mentions including Album of the Year for his chart-topping Un Verano Sin Ti. Edgar Barrera was the second most mentioned artist with 9 nods and Rosalía and Rauw Alejandro tied in third with eight nominations.

Paula Arenas Releases New Single “Un Día A La Vez”

Paula Arenas is taking it one day ty a time

The 34-year-old Colombian pop singer-songwriter has released the new single “Un Día A La Vez.”

 

Arenas’ introspective pop song is the result of a period of reflection and internal struggle with depression and anxiety.

“If I turn off the lights I know/ That I am only soul, bone and skin/ And what judges me/ I wish I didn’t care later/ One day at a time, one day at a time,” sings the Latin Grammy-nominated artist in the chorus of the mid-tempo tune, which she co-wrote with Valentina Rico.

The music video, directed by her husband Beto Pérez Fleta, offers a glimpse into Paula’s thoughts and feelings while writing the song.

“Un Día A La Vez” is the third single from Arena’s next studio, album after “Volando Bajito” and “Puro Sentimiento,” featuring Manuel Medrano.

The album, still untitled, should be out in the first quarter of 2023.

Carin León to Perform at This Year’s Latin Grammy Awards Show

Carin León is preparing to take the Latin Grammys stage…

The Latin Recording Academy have revealed additional performers for the 23rd annual Latin Grammy Awards, with the 33-year-old Mexican singer making the list.

Carin LeonLeon is part of a roster of newly added performers that includes Ángela Aguilar, Marc Anthony, Banda Los Recoditos, Nicky Jam and Sin Bandera — all current nominees and past Latin Grammy winners.

Leon, a first-time Latin Grammy nominee, is nominated for best regional song for “Como Lo Hice Yo.”

Aguilar is nominated for best ranchero/mariachi album for Mexicana Enamorada and best regional song for “Ahí Donde Me Ven.” Marc Anthony is up for four awards including record of the year and album of the Year; previous Latin Grammy winners Banda Los Recoditos are up for best banda album with Me Siento A Todo Dar.

Meanwhile, Latin Grammy winner Nicky Jam is up for best urban song and best reggaeton performance and two-time Latin Grammy winners Sin Bandera are shortlisted for best traditional pop vocal album and best short form music video.

The newly-announced artists set to take the stage join previously announced performers such as Rauw AlejandroChiquisJesse & JoySebastián Yatra, and this year’s Latin Recording Academy Person of the YearMarco Antonio Solís.

The Latin Grammy Awards will be held November 17 at the Michelob Ultra Arena at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, and will air live on Univision beginning at 8 p.m. ET.

The Latin Grammy Premiere, a non-televised ceremony in which the winners in most categories are announced, will take place before the broadcast. Additional details about this ceremony will be announced soon.

HBO to Release Camilo’s Concert Special on HBO Latino/HBO Max in November

Camilo is celebrating his first in a special way…

The 28-year-old Colombian singer, musician and songwriter, a Latin Grammy winner and Grammy nominee, is the latest music star to land a concert special and documentary at HBO.

CamiloCamilo: El Primer Tour De Mi Vida will premiere on Friday, November 18 at 10:00 pm ET/PT on HBO Latino and HBO Max in the U.S. and Latin America.

The special will cover Camilo as he embarks on his first world tour — the “Mis Manos” tour — which was originally delayed due to the Covid pandemic.

The tour kicks off in Spain and will feature appearances by Fito y Los Fitipaldis, Dani Martín, Mau y Ricky, Pablo Alborán and Nicky Nicole.

It will also reveal behind-the-scenes moments about bringing hits like “Tutu,” “Mareado,” “Por Primera Vez,” “Bebé,” “Ropa Cara,” “Tattoo,” and “Kesi” to his global fan base known affectionately as La Tribu.

Additionally, he and his wife and fellow artist Evaluna Montaner will offer a window into their life and special moments.

“We made this documentary with a deep desire to capture the first tour of my life and all the experiences we lived during the beautiful journey through 48 cities and 64 concerts. The ‘Mis Manos’ tour was a dream come true, especially because it gave me the chance to meet La Tribu face to face, the community born from digital encounters during the pandemic,” Camilo tells Deadline.

Camilo is a rising star in Latin music who boasts more than 5 billion views across all digital platforms around the world and more than 29 million followers on TikTok. He became the most nominated and awarded artist at the 22nd annual Latin Grammy Awards and broke sales records during the 2021 tour in Europe, U.S., Mexico and Colombia.

Prior to launching his career as a solo artist, Camilo wrote and produced multiple hits including “Sin Pijama” for Becky G and Natti Natasha; “Mi Mala” for his brothers-in-law, Mau y Ricky and Karol G; and “Si Estuviésemos Juntosfor Bad Bunny among others.

Rauw Alejandro to Perform at This Year’s Latin Grammy Awards

Rauw Alejandro will be taking the Latin Grammys stage… 

The 29-year-old Puerto Rican singer and songwriter will perform as part of this year’s Latin Grammy Awards show, the Latin Recording Academy.

Rauw AlejandroHe’s among the first batch of confirmed artists that includes Chiquis, Jesse & Joy and Sebastián Yatra.

In addition, the 2022 Person of the Year, Marco Antonio Solís, will also perform.

All are nominated for the 23rd annual Latin Grammy Awards, which will be held on November 17 at the Michelob Ultra Arena at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas.

Alejandro, who was a 2020 best new artist nominee and won his first golden gramophone last year, has eight nominations this year that include recording of the year and song of the year for “Te Felicito” with Shakira, and “Agua” with Daddy Yankee and Nile Rodgers, respectively.

Yatra, previously nominated for a Grammy and nine Latin Grammys, is a four-time nominee this year, including album of the year for Dharma and song of the year for “Tacones Rojos.”

Jesse & Joy, winners of the Grammy and six Latin Grammys, are nominated this time for best pop vocal album for Clichés; and Latin Grammy winner Chiquis is nominated for best banda music album for Abeja Reina.

Solís, meanwhile, has been honored with five Latin Grammys and nominated for six Grammys, and this year is recognized as Person of the Year 2022 by the Latin Recording Academy.

The 23rd Annual Latin Grammy Awards will air live on Univision on Thursday, Nov. 17, 2022, beginning at 8:00 pm ET.

The Latin Grammy Premiere, a non-televised ceremony in which the winners in most categories are announced, will take place before the broadcast. Additional details about this ceremony will be announced soon.