CMA Awards 2018
2017 Latin Grammys: 7 Things You Didn't See on TV
The 2017 Latin Grammys are done and dusted. But the action didn’t all play out for the cameras. Billboard was on hand to report on those special moments viewers back home didn’t get to see.
“Despacito” Dance: There were sound issues in the press room at the start of Luis Fonsi’s chat with journalists, but the singer was more than happy to wait. “I could stay here all night holding them,” the singer said as he held several trophies in his arms while doing a little back-and-fourth jig.
Safe And Sound: Backstage, while addressing the press, Latin Academy president Gabriel Abaroa Jr said there was a considerable amount of time and energy spent on making sure security was a major priority. In fact, a law enforcement canine was seen walking through the hallways and eventually into the press media center sniffing at bags. It was all clear and the dog and its handler left soon after.
Social Views: Residente made it clear during the broadcast that folks should stop counting social media clicks and instead focus on bigger issues. During his talk with the press backstage, the Puerto Rican rapper declined to discuss his own social media figures when asked, but instead told media that the focus should be on topics that do not typically get heard. And that saying things about Donald Trump is just too easy. "It's obscene that people with a high number of followers do not use their social media more wisely and someone with a few followers does so much more,” he said.
Major hits: Diplo backstage detailed his trip to Cuba and the documentary that came out of Major Lazer's unprecedented concert in Havana (premieres today on Apple Music).
New Sounds: Before taking home a Latin Grammy in the category of Producer of the Year, Eduardo Cabra revealed he's working on a new joint album with Dominican singer-songwriter, Vicente Garcia.
DACA: After taking the stage in a rousing performance with Person of the Year Alejandro Sanz, the DREAMers came backstage to talk about their outfits and reasons for championing immigration rights.
From Broadway to Borinquen: Lin-Manuel Miranda gushed as he talked about his impending return as Alexander Hamilton of Hamilton in Puerto Rico.