Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Latin Grammys 2010

Rewind! Did you miss the Latin Grammys? Did you even know they happened? Well here's a brief recap of what you missed from the 11th Annual Latin Grammys in Las Vegas.

Plenty of artists mentioned on Radio Chevere won some awards this past Thursday, and there were quite a few new faces as well. Latin Grammy veteran Juan Luis Guerra walked away with Album of the Year for A Son De Guerra, and Cuban-Canadien Alex Cuba was recognized as Artist of the Year. Cuba is anything but a newbie, and I'll have more on him later.

Radio Chevere favorite Mala Rodriguez won Best Urban Song for her "No Pidas Perdon." Even better, she joined Nelly Furtado (and the Jabbawockeez??) to perform "Bajo Otra Luz". Mala wasn't the only winner on stage, because Ms. Furtado claimed Best Female Pop Artist for her Spanish-language album Mi Plan.

But my personal favorite of the night was Chino y Nacho. First of all, the fact that there's a duo named Chino y Nacho cracks me up, and secondly, their award-winning song "NiƱa Bonita" is so darn catchy. And I wouldn't consider this pair to be a passing phase, because they beat Daddy Yankee and Mala Rodriguez in the Best Urban Album category.

It's great to see so much talent continuing to flow out of the Spanish-speaking mainstream, and it's even better not seeing any Justin Bieber equivalents. Zing!

Come back to Radio Chevere for more insights into artists like Alex Cuba, Choc Quib Town, Camila and Banda el Recodo.

-DJ Gringuito