Quevedo, the new Spanish artist who conquers the Latin Grammys

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He Spanish honors at the Latin Grammys has registered the name of another of our artists in 2023. Quevedo, the soloist from Gran Canaria who has become one of the references of Latin urban sounds in our country, managed to join the list of Spanish performers and groups that raised the Latin gramophone at last week’s award ceremony.

The one from Gran Canaria, moreover, did it with a bang: in his first nomination. Of course they had a winning ‘horse’. His session number 52 with Bizarrap He has managed to further universalize Latin and urban rhythms throughout all corners of the planet and his award could not be more deserved.

Bizarrap and Quevedo They won for the first time a Latin Grammy to Best Urban Song of the Year and his acceptance speech will surely become a motivating element for the millions of young people who dream of fulfilling their dreams and devoting themselves to music.

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“I would like to thank everyone for taking the song where they took it. I hope it is an example that you can come out of nothing and fulfill a dream too,” said the Canarian soloist, clearly excited about having obtained his first gramophone on Spanish soil in the first Latin Grammy ceremony outside the United States.

Alejandro Sanz, Rosalía, C Tangana, Enrique Iglesias, Paco de Lucía, Niña Pastori (who also won another Latin Grammy award in this edition), El Cigala, Tomatito, Beatriz Luengo, David Bisbal, Rosario Flores, Miguel Bosé, Mala Rodríguez, Plácido Domingo, Miliki, La Oreja de Van Gogh, Álex Ubago, Montserrat Caballé, Manolo García, Jarabe de Palo, Ojos de Brujo, Carlos Sadness, Juan Habichuela, Vicente Amigo, Carlos Álvarez, Claudia Montero, Bunbury, Arcángel, Los del Río …and now also Quevedo.

And if the Canarian musician is the side of the coin, the tail is Pablo Alborán. The Malaga soloist has been nominated up to 29 times in the recent history of the Latin Grammys. And despite this, not once has he gone up on stage to collect an award. The curse of the Latin Grammys pursues the performer who has not managed to break that curse in 2023 either. Thank goodness that at least he takes it with humor as he showed in his stories: “I refer to last year’s post.”

Who will be the next artist to enter his name in the Spanish list of winners of the Latin Grammy Awards (Latin Grammy)?


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