Watch 95-year-old Angela Álvarez accept her Latin Grammy for new artist of the year after she performed her piece “Cocoyol” in Spanish.
A long time coming – the long awaited Latin Grammy awards were announced last night. For the second year in a row, a piece of music that wasn’t sung in Spanish won the Latin Grammy for the year.
Angela Álvarez won the Latin Grammy for Song of the Year and Best New Artist of the Year for her composition Cocoyol which was performed in Spanish with the help of her sister. In addition to being given a Latin Grammy, the song was also recognized at the Latin Grammys in other categories.
“We’ve had a lot on our plates and with a heavy load as always, we’re so grateful that everything turned out as it did,” Álvarez said after her win. “I can’t believe it. It’s been a long year. It’s overwhelming. And it’s so much fun.”
The story of the acceptance speech is worth repeating. It’s a little heartwarming to watch, but also a little frustrating to watch.
“I am so grateful and so honored to be able to say thank you to all the Latinos and the Latin Americans up and down the country who voted for the Latin Grammys.”
The long list of Latin music winners included in the 2018 Latin Grammy nominations includes the likes of Maluma, La Lupe, Tito Sánchez, Luis Miguel, Milly Quezada, David Bisbal, Lili Estefan, Alejandro Sanz, and Ricky Martin.
The full list of nominees and winners from the 2018 Latin Grammy awards will be released tomorrow.
A full list of the 2018 Latin Grammy winners can be found here.
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