Music videos offer an opportunity for artists to visually express the meaning behind their lyrics. For that reason, every year, the Latin Recording Academy recognizes artists, directors and producers in the Latin Grammys’ best short form music video category, which has become one of the ceremony’s most popular awards.
Overall, the category is led by Calle 13, who so far has earned four gramophones with the clips “Atrévete-te-te” (2006), “La Perla” (2009), “Calma Pueblo” (2011) and “Ojos Color Sol” with Silvio Rodriguez (2015). The first clip awarded was Gloria Estefan’s “No Me Dejes de Querer” which was directed by Emilio Estefan, back in 2000.
This year, the decision for the best short music video at the 18th annual ceremony of Latin Grammys is extraordinarily tight. The most streamed video of all times, Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee‘s “Despacito,” is competing against Residente, who as former member of Calle 13 is no stranger to winning.
While we await the results, Billboard gathered the five lucky nominated videos for your own review. Watch them below.
“Soy Yo” – Bomba Estéreo
Torben Kjelstrup, video director; The Woerks, video producer
“Despacito” – Luis Fonsi Featuring Daddy Yankee
Carlos R. Perez, video director; Carlos R. Perez, video producer
“Sincericido” – Leiva
Zipi, video director; Blur Films, video producer
“Los Charcos” – Dani Martín
Daniel Etura, video director; Wonder, video producer
Desencuentro – Residente featuring Soko
Residente, video director; Adiela Marie, video producer
The 2017 Latin Grammys will be broadcasted on Univision on Nov. 16 live from Las Vegas.