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Get Your Tissues out Because These Old School Latin GRAMMY Moments Are Tear-Jerkers

The Latin GRAMMYs in 2020 brought new and exciting artists to the stage, shining a light on the biggest and brightest stars across the diverse Latin music genres from reggaeton, bachata, pop, to classic cultural rhythms.

By celebrating and uplifting diverse voices from Brazil, Argentina, Puerto Rico, Mexico and Miami, last year proved to be a legendary one. With iconic performances from Bad Bunny, Anita, to Fito Páez to notorious artists such as Sebastian Yatra and Guaynaa, we’re excited to see our favorite artists celebrating their cultures with pride and exciting fans around the world again this year. 

The 2021 Latin GRAMMY Awards will take place tomorrow, Thursday November 18 on Univision and we can’t wait to see our favorite artists on the global stage this year, but before we do, let’s take a walk down memory lane to see the greatest Latin GRAMMY performances and moments of the past decade.


In 2020 Camilo was a first-time winner with hit single, “TuTu.”

@billboardar

Camilo y Pedro Capó “Tutu” en los #LatinGrammy2020 🎶 @camilo @pedrocapó #billboardar @latingrammys #tutu

♬ Tutu – Camilo & Pedro Capó

Last year, there were many first-time winners including Mike Bahia for best new artist, Camilo for best pop song with “TuTu,” Chiquis for best banda album, and producer of the year winners Andrés Torres and Mauricio Rengifo, according to Billboard. We especially loved this heart-warming performance by Camilo, an artist that truly knows how to draw smiles from his audience.

Pitbull honors frontline workers and first responders during one of the most challenging years we’ve had.

Pitbull, or better known as Mr. Worldwide, performed in the Latin GRAMMYs in 2020 to pay tribute to the frontline heroes working during the COVID-19 pandemic last year. In his performance, a band made-up of first responders joined him on stage to perform “I Believe That We Will Win.” As usual, Pitbull never disappoints.  

Who can forget JLo and Marc Anthony singing together in 2017?!

@80sy90spop

Se acuerdan de este beso en los Latin Grammy del 2016? #JLo #MarcAnthony

♬ sonido original – 80sy90sPop

In 2017, Marc Anthony and Jennifer Lopez performed on stage for the 17th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards, taking the world by storm with their iconic duo performance of “Olvidame y Pega la Vuelta.”

Shakira’s first Latin GRAMMY before setting a Guinness World Record.

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In 2017, Guinness World Records positioned @Shakira as the female artist for having won the most Latin Grammys, totalling a grand total of 11.  👑 Here she is receiving her first-ever award back in 2001 #shakira

♬ original sound – Hipgnosis Songs

When Shakira won her first Latin GRAMMY back in 2000 for Best Latin Pop Album, she didn’t imagine she’d ever break the Guinness World Record for most Latin GRAMMYs won by a female artist. She dedicated her first award to Colombia, saying “My country, like always, everything I do is dedicated to them… In spite of our tough reality, we keep our spirits joyful and alive.”

We all took our hats off when Celia Cruz won a Latin GRAMMY in 2000.

The late Queen of Salsa herself first won a Latin GRAMMY back in 2000 — the first of several more to follow.

Speaking of legends, in 2009 Juan Gabriel was named the Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year.

After years of listening to the world’s greatest Latinx talent, we are so thrilled to see a new and exciting generation of game-changing artists, challenging the status quo and celebrating our culture.

Tomorrow night we expect to see our favorite reggaetoneros including El Conejo Malo himself, the one and only Bichota Karol G, the power couple duo Rauw Alejandro and Rosalia, among other Latin artist icons changing the world and transforming the academy.

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