The 2021 Latin GRAMMY Awards brought people back together for an unforgettable night!
After last year’s toned-down show amid the coronavirus pandemic, the stars returned to Las Vegas to celebrate the best in Latin music. Hosted by Roselyn Sanchez, Ana Brenda Contreras and Carlos Rivera, the awards ceremony featured dynamic performances, heartfelt speeches, and many memorable moments.
Gloria Estefan Opens the Show
The Latin queen kicked off the ceremony by performing a three-song medley, including her iconic song, “Abriendo Puertas,” along with “Cuando Hay Amor” and “Magalenha.”
Anitta, Carlinhos Brown, Laercio da Costa, Pedro Capo, Farina, Giulia Be and Diego Torres accompanied her for the mega performance.
Camilo and Evaluna Touching Pregnancy Moment
Evaluna and her father, Ricardo Montaner, were on hand to introduce Camilo before his performance. During their intro, Ricardo couldn’t have been happier to present his son-in-law, and touched on their family getting bigger. Camilo also gave his baby on the way a shout-out during his acceptance speech.
Camilo and Evaluna are expecting their first child together. The couple announced the news last month in their “Indigo” music video.
A Genre-Blending Performance by Mon Laferte, La Arrolladora Banda El Limon de Rene Camacho and Gloria Trevi
A pregnant Mon Laferte showed off her powerful vocals as she joined the banda, Trevi and a mariachi for a stunning medley, which included “La Mujer.”
Ruben Blades Is the Person of the Year
The Latin music icon delivered a vibrant performance alongside Roberto Delgado & Orquesta featuring an ensemble of 20 musicians. El Residente later gave Blades the Person of the Year award and delivered a heartfelt speech.
Christina Aguilera Brings the Girl Power
Returning to the Latin GRAMMYs stage, Xtina performed “Pa Mis Muchachas” with Becky G, Nathy Peluso and Nicki Nicole. She also gave a snippet for her ballad “Somos Nada.”
A Wonderful Juan Gabriel Tribute
Juanes, along with Ruben Albarran and Meme del Real of Cafe Tacvba, delighted audiences with a new arrangement of the late singer’s iconic “No Tengo Dinero.” The song is from Juanes’ Latin GRAMMY-winning album, Origen.
Descemer Bueno, Gente de Zona and Yotuel Inspire
The artists were introduced by Gloria Estefan as they took the stage for a heartfelt, never-before-seen, acoustic rendition of “Patria y Vida.” Dedicated to Cuba, the artists all wore white as they were surrounded by candles. The artists took home the Song of the Year awards, among others.
Marilia Mendonca Is Honored
The late Serteneja singer-songwriter was remembered during the ceremony. Anitta took a moment during the ceremony to share some words about the late Brazilian star who tragically died in a plane crash earlier this month.
Alejandro Fernandez and Mana Fuse Their Talents
Representing Mexico, the rock band and the ranchero singer performed a new rendition of Mana’s classic,“Mariposa Traicionera.” The two recently released the song as a remix.
Bad Bunny’s Magenta Suit and Epic Closing Performance
The artist took the stage to accept the Best Urban Music Album awards and rocked a sharp pink suit. He later returned to perform his hit song “Maldita Pobreza” off of his album El Ultimo Tour Del Mundo.
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