The Madrid awards “bring back the tradition of annual awards for Spanish music,” organizers say.
Madrid’s Premios Odeón will spotlight Spain’s currently thriving music scene with a nationally live-televised show featuring 25 performers on Monday night (Jan. 20) at the Teatro Real. The new awards are designed, Grammys-style, to become Spanish music’s biggest night.
Alejandro Sanz, Rosalía, Pablo Alborán, C. Tangana and David Bisbal are among internationally-known artists up for awards. Nominees also include flamenco guitarist and singer El Barrio, pop singer Beret, Operación Triunfo alums Natalia Lacunza and Alba Reche, rocker Leiva, pop singer Antonio José and many others who sell out shows and have radio hits in Spain. Crooner José Luis Perales will receive the Odeón’s Lifetime Achievement Award. Acknowledging the impact that Latin music has recently had in the Spanish market, the awards include a Latin Artist category, with Ozuna, Maluma and Morat among those in competition.