It's a 'Despacito' Night at the Latin Grammys

Style Magazine Newswire | 11/22/2017, 9:57 a.m.


It was a 'Despacito' night at the Latin Grammys, as the song that Luis Fonsi called a 'hymn to Puerto Rico' took top awards at the 18th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards. The viral song won Record of the Year, Song of the Year, Best Short-Form Music Video and Best Urban Fusion Performance. Fonsi said the song united the world and broke language barriers. Those who were not familiar with Fonsi’s name this year came to know it through the smash hit song that went No.1 worldwide. “Despacito" generated millions of streams and more than four billion YouTube hits. Twenty five-time GRAMMY winner Residente (René Pérez Joglar), formerly of Calle 13, won two awards, including Best Urban Music Album and Best Urban Song for "Somos Anormales." Residente received critical acclaim for his masterful self-titled album, inspired by his DNA test results and the ancestral cultural sounds he recorded around the world.