Latin acts tend to be very non-committal when it comes to making political statements or taking controversial stances. On Latin Grammy night, few acts actively commented on politics on the air. But some did, including Enrique Iglesias, Carlos Vives and Calle 13.
Immigration was the talk of the night at a Latin Grammy Awards with no big winners. Enrique Iglesias led with three wins, including Song of the Year. Carlos Vives, Calle 13 and Jorge Drexler each won two.
Puerto Rican rappers Calle 13, pop star Enrique Iglesias and Mexican songstress Lila Downs took home trophies during the 2014 Latin Grammys pre-telecast in Las Vegas at the MGM Grand moments before President Obama addressed the country about immigration.
Top Latin Albums greets a new No. 1 as Juan Luis Guerra arrives with Todo Tiene Su Hora (6,000 copies sold in the week ending Nov. 16, according to Nielsen SoundScan). It's the third No. 1 set for the Dominican singer-songwriter. The new album's lead single, "Tus Besos," spends a fifth consecutive week atop Latin Airplay, making it his second-longest running No. 1 in his 25-year history on the chart ("Cuando Me Enamoro" led for 17 weeks in 2010). The track likewise tops Latin Pop Airplay for a second week.
Woody Allen will revisit the scene of his movie “Vicky, Cristina, Barcelona” on New Year’s Eve, when he’ll give a gala performance with the Eddy Davis New Orleans Jazz Band at the city’s grand Liceu opera house.
It was all about emotions and wives (yes, wives), during the Latin Recording Academy’s annual special awards presentation. The ceremony took place Nov. 19—one day before the Latin Grammys--at the MGM Grand’s Hollywood Theater in Las Vegas, and honored iconic performers and executives for their contributions to Latin music and the Latin music industry.
The 15th Latin Grammy Awards are a little more than 24 hours away, with artists vying for awards in 48 categories. Here are our picks on who will nab awards this year at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
The Afro-Spanish singer Buika, acclaimed for the raw emotion she tears from a song, bares her soul and her sex in a new book of poetry and photographs. She’ll present the book with a flamenco-tinged spoken word performance at the Miami Book Fair on Thursday (Nov. 20), where she’ll be accompanied by Spanish cajon master Ramon Porrina.