Residente - every artist should tackle social issues
NEW YORK (AP) — Grammy-winning Latin rapper Residente will receive the BMI Champion Award at the BMI Latin Awards this month.
The performing rights organization says in a statement Tuesday that Residente will be the first act to receive the honor in the 25-year history of its Latin Awards. The event takes place March 20 in Beverly Hills, California.
Residente is best known for his work in the Puerto Rican rap group Calle 13. He is the most decorated Latin Grammy act of all time with 24 wins.
I've never understood why critics so often separate best-of lists into genres. Best rap. Best country. Best Latin.
People don't listen to music that way. We don't separate styles into boxes. We listen based on mood, jumping from hip-hop to boy bands to indie-pop in one session. That's why my favorite albums of 2017 are all over the place, representing several genres and multiple concepts, from identity to love to loneliness.
Latin Grammys pay tribute to Puerto Rico in songs, speeches
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Thursday's Latin Grammy Awards were a love letter to Puerto Rico, with several artists dedicating their performances and awards to the island hard hit by Hurricane Maria.
Lin-Manuel Miranda, rapper Residente and singer-songwriter Luis Fonsi, all of Puerto Rican heritage, dedicated their awards to their homeland.
Fonsi's global hit "Despacito" was the night's big winner, making good on all four of its nominations, including record and song of the year.
The Latest: ‘Despacito’ takes home 4 Latin Grammy Awards
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on the 18th Annual Latin Grammy Awards being presented Thursday at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas (all times local):
"Despacito" won big at the Latin Grammys.
Luis Fonsi's megahit featuring Daddy Yankee was the biggest winner of the night Thursday, picking up four trophies. The song, whose video is the most watched on YouTube, was honored for record of the year, best short-form music video, best urban fusion/performance and song of the year.
Select winners of 18th annual Latin Grammy Awards
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Winners of the 18th annual Latin Grammy Awards, presented Thursday at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas:
— Album of the year: "Salsa Big Band," Ruben Blades con Roberto Delgado & Orquesta.
— Song of the year (songwriter's award): "Despacito," Luis Fonsi featuring Daddy Yankee.
— Record of the year: "Despacito," Luis Fonsi featuring Daddy Yankee.
Residente feels relieved about 1st album success
- Residente feels freer after first solo album success
- Residente se siente más libre tras exitoso 1er álbum solista
- Lin-Manuel Miranda not throwing away his shot to bring 'Hamilton' to Puerto Rico
- Lin-Manuel: Nunca he tenido más fe en el pueblo de EEUU
- Residente leads Latin Grammys nominations with 9 nods
- Residente encabeza con 9 las nominaciones al Latin Grammy
- Lista de nominados a los Latin Grammy, en su 18va edición