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Alejandro Sanz Received An Outpouring Of Love And Appreciation After His Speech At The Latin Grammys

After being honored as the Latin Grammy’s Person of the Year, many celebrities showed their love toward singer and musician Alejandro Sanz. But the one celebrity who proved she was the biggest Sanz fan was Camila Cabello, and she made sure to explain why his music means so much to her.

Recently at Los 40 Music Awards, Cabello had a major fan girl moment as she gave a shout out to two special people in the crowd.


The look on her face says it all.

Her excitement only grew stronger as one of those special people, Alejandro Sanz, joined her on stage and complimented her.


I would’ve probably reacted the same exact way.

Cabello then had the opportunity to attend and perform at the Person of the Year Ceremony, honoring Sanz. But she couldn’t attend such a momentous occasion on her own.


Cabello had to bring her mom and dad to the event, insisting on even flying her dad out to not miss such a huge moment since they all love his music so much.

After the ceremony Cabello shared personal details on her Instagram about the emotional connection she’s always had with Sanz.

"Que digan por televisión que hay suelto un corazón, que no es igual, que es peligroso…que es distinto……" Alejandro, my parents have danced and cried and fallen in love to your songs since I was a little girl… growing up, they would play your songs on repeat and I would sing the words and melodies about heartache and love and loss and friendship even when I was in 1st grade and the most intense thing was that the boy I liked took my crayons…. . As I got older and I realized what it means to fall in love, to be heartbroken, to feel everything, the more I've made my way through this thing, this beautiful chaos called life… the richer your music becomes. It's like reading your favorite book in different parts of your life and every time you feel something different, it teaches you something new … through your art you've inspired me to love fearlessly, to live intensely, and to have the courage stand with your soul naked in a crowded room….. Ayer sentía que estaba soñando con los ojos abiertos, thank you for your magic ?? #alejandrosanz #personoftheyear #latingrammys

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All of this explains her major fan girling, and it’s pretty adorable.?

But Cabello wasn’t the only person who showed her love and appreciation for Sanz. After dedicating his award to the Dreamers, the singer was greeted with an outpouring of affection from fans .


As part of this dedication, Sanz even had a group of Dreamers join him on stage to perform his hit song “Corazón Partío.” It was such a moving moment.

And it really stole people’s hearts.




So many people on the internet expressed their appreciation for Sanz, as he recognized and supported all of the Dreamers whose futures in the U.S. are at risk.

In response, Sanz thanked everyone who took part in celebrating him.


“Music is the rapid heartbeat of emotion and yesterday mi heart was outside of me. Thanks to every person yesterday who made me dream one more time,” he tweeted.

And he reminded us all why dreams matter.


❤️ Thank you, Alejandro Sanz.


WATCH: Camila Cabello Explains How She Deals With The Anxiety She Feels On Her First Solo Tour


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Yes, Beyoncé Really Did Run Into Selena Quintanilla At A Mall Back In The Day

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Yes, Beyoncé Really Did Run Into Selena Quintanilla At A Mall Back In The Day

Part 2 of Netflix’s “Selena: The Series,” is currently streaming, which means fans of the late Tejano singer are getting a chance to learn more about her origin stories. In the second part of the series, fans can expect to see more of the icon’s tragically brief but beautifully successful life. The new episodes chronicle Selena Quintanilla’s rise as a superstar and will no doubt make fans of the singer feel a deep sense of love for her.

Particularly when it comes to one episode in particular!

Part 2’s episode 6, called “Lo Más Bello,” sees the lives of two superstars collide.

The endearing episode sees Selena, played by Christian Serratos, on a shopping trip to an outdoor mall with her mother and sister. It’s then that the young singer catches the eye of a young girl who is also with her mother and sister.

Perhaps it’s real seeing real, but in either case in this episode, the young girl stops to gaze at Selena. She’s star-struck. In the episode, the young girl’s mother asks who she’s looking at and the girl replies, “Selena, a famous singer. Be quiet!”

Knowing that her daughter is a singer herself, the mother encourages her to introduce herself. Of course, the young girl is too shy to say hello but she does wave.

When Selena walks away, the young girl’s mother reveals a fun twist when she says “Beyoncé Knowles, you better learn not to be afraid of people if you ever want to be famous too.”

Like we said…

Real recognizing real.

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While it might seem like the producers took creative liberty, it turns out they actually didn’t. And it makes sense. Fans of Selena and Beyoncé know that the two singers are Texan-icons.

In a recent interview for MTV Trés, Beyoncé revealed that she actually did see Selena, in the Galleria Mall in Houston. “I didn’t say much to Selena because I wasn’t a celebrity,” Beyoncé said in an interview for MTV Trés back in the day. “I just saw her and said hello and kept it moving. Definitely growing up in Texas I heard her on the radio, and I think listening to her album, even though I didn’t know exactly what she was saying, it helped me in the studio with my pronunciation.”

Fans of the Texan starlets might also remember how Beyonce, in a 2007 interview with People en Español, spoke about her love of Selena.

At the time, Beyoncée was celebrating her re-release of six Spanish-language tracks. “I listened to Selena all the time” she recalled at the time of the interview. “She’s close to me because of where I’m from.”

Both “Selena: The Series” Parts 1 and 2 are streaming right now on Netflix! Check them out!

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Grammy Awards Ending ‘Secret Committees,’ They Remain In-Place For Latin Grammys

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Grammy Awards Ending ‘Secret Committees,’ They Remain In-Place For Latin Grammys

Following The Weeknd’s boycott of the Grammy Awards, the Recording Academy announced last Friday an end to the “secret committees” that determined the nominees. The Latin Recording Academy behind the Latin Grammy Awards said that it will keep the review committees in place for now.

The Weeknd spoke out against the “secret committees” this year.

After The Weeknd’s globally successful After Hours album was snubbed at this year’s Grammy Awards, the Canadian superstar said that he was boycotting the awards by withholding his music. In March, he told the New York Times, “Because of the secret committees, I will no longer allow my label to submit my music to the Grammys.” Ex-One Direction singer Zayn Malik echoed The Weeknd’s demands.

The Recording Academy voted to disband the nominations review committees on Friday.

By “secret committees,” The Weeknd was referring to the committees that were appointed by the Recording Academy to review the nominations. According to Billboard, the Recording Academy trustees voted to disband the nominations review committees, letting the Grammy voting body have more of a say in the nominations. The changes are effective immediately for the next Grammy Awards on Jan. 31, 2022.

“As we continue to build a more active and vibrant membership community, we are confident in the expertise of our voting members to recognize excellence in music each year,” Ruby Marchand, the Academy’s chief industry officer, said in a statement.

The Música Urbana category should finally break up the Latin genres into individual categories.

In a major move for Latin music, the Recording Academy trustees also voted to create a Best Música Urbana Album category. In past years, the Latin genres at the Grammys were clumped together in one category.

In 2012, the category was called Best Latin Pop, Rock, or Urban Album. Latin rock was liberated this year with its own category. The creation of the Best Música Urbana Album category should break up the Latin pop and Latin urban genres into two separate categories next year.

The Latin Grammy Awards will keep the nominations review committees in place for now.

To see if the Latin Recording Academy would also put an end to the “secret committees,” Billboard‘s Leila Cobo reached out to them. So far, the answer is no. In a statement, the folks behind the Latin Grammy Awards wrote they “did not anticipate” doing so.

“While the awards process for Latin Grammys mirrors the essence of the Grammy process, the Latin Recording Academy’s members have the ability to modify procedures respective to the needs and evolution of Latin music,” the Latin Recording Academy said in the statement. “Since we are mainly an international organization, our systems and procedures have some differences.”

As for a more direct reason why the nominations review committees will remain in place at the Latin Grammys, the Latin Recording Academy added, “Given the richness of Latin music and its diverse fields, we depend on the expertise of our members in order to best respect and honor excellence in the difference genres that compose our culture.”

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