After almost a three month delay due to the Omicron Covid Variant on Sunday April 3, the MGM Grand in Las Vegas played host for the first time to the 64th annual Grammy Awards as the best of musics creators, artists and performers gathered to be honored and recognized for their work.
Among the artists who were nominated where some of Latin Musics’s best and you bet they brought the sazón to the award show and took home some coveted awards too.
Here’s what you missed in case you didn’t have time to watch the show.
THEY KEPT NAMES OUT THEIR MOUTHS
If there’s one thing we know Trevor Noah did last night while hosting the Grammys was he kept people’s names ‘out his mouth’ alluding to Smith’s bizarre viral unprecedented slap he gave Chris Rock for a joke he told about Smith’s wife Jade Pinkett Smith during the Academy Awards last week.
UKRANIAN PRESIDENT ZELENSKY PLEAS FOR SUPPORT IN PRERECORDED MESSAGE
Ukranian President Zelensky made an appearance at the Grammys with a prerecorded message where he made an impassioned plea for his country, saying in a hoarse voice that Ukrainian musicians “wear body armor instead of tuxedos” and urging American music fans to “tell the truth about the war” on social media and “support us in any way you can.”
BADBUNNY WINS GRAMMY FOR BEST LATIN ALBUM
BadBunny who concluded his Ultimo Tour Del Mundo Sunday in Miami, takes home the Grammy for best musica urbana album. Balvin’s “JOSE” were among the nominees which he shared with heavy-hitter nominees Rauw Alejandro (Afrodisiaco), KarolG (KG0516) and Kali Uchis (Sin Miedo).
JBALVIN AND MARIA BECERRA PERFORM THEIR HIT SINGLE QUE MAS PUES
Argentinian artist and 2021 Latin Grammy best new artist nominee María Becerra made her first Grammy appearance and performance alongside Colombian superstar JBalvin for their hit “Que mas pues”.
JUANES WINS GRAMMY
Rockstar Juanes, who was not in attendance, won best Latin Rock or alternative album for his album “Origen”. Juanes was traveling from Portugal to Miami at the time, received the news as he exited the airplane and in with his ‘camisa negra’ posted his own acceptance speech on Instagram.
DON VICENTE FERNANDEZ POSTHUMOUSLY WINS GRAMMY
Four months after his death, Mexican icon, legend and ‘King of Rancheros’ don Vicente Fernandez won a posthumously Grammy for Best Mexican Regional Album for his album “A Mis 80s”. It was Fernández’s fourth Grammy. He also has nine Latin Grammys.
JON BATISTE AND SILK SONIC BIGGEST WINNERS OF THE NIGHT
Anderson .Paak and Bruno Mars the super duo who make up Silk Sonic, won four Grammys including best R&B performance, best R&B song, Song of the Year and Record of the Year.
Jon Batiste, the bandleader from “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert” was the most nominated artist of the night (11 nominations). Batiste won five Grammys including Album of The Year for “We Are”. During his acceptance speech for album of the year, Batiste said “I believe this to my core. There is no best musician, best artist, best dancer, best actor. The creative arts are subjective and they reach people at a point in their lives when they need it most”.
I couldn’t agree more.