The 2024 Grammy’s took place Sunday, Feb. 4, at Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles. The Grammy Awards are presented by the Recording Academy of the United States to recognize outstanding achievements in the music industry.
This year, Latinos including Peso Pluma, Karol G, Natalia Lafourcade Gaby Moreno, and many others were recognized at the 2024 Grammys.
Karol G wom a Grammy Award for the Best Música Urbana album. She made history with her album Mañana Será Bonito which according to Variety Magazine made a historic entrance on the album charts the first all-Spanish-language record by a female artist to be No. 1. This has not occurred ever since Selena Quintanilla released “Dreaming of You.”
Her most-listened song was “TQG” with Shakira. This post-breakup track became No.1 on YouTube’s trending music list.
In her speech, Karol G says: “This is my first time at the Grammys and this is my first time holding my own Grammy,” when receiving her Grammy by another Colombian star Maluma and Christina Aguilera. She continues her speech by saying “This is such a beautiful thing. My album has given me the best memories of my whole life. My fans who came and enjoyed my album get motivation and inspiration with me and heal with me. Thank you so much, I promise to give you my best always. I hope that this is the first [Grammy] of so many.”
Other Latin artists were also recognized a few hours earlier at the Grammy’s Premiere which was held at the Microsoft Theater in L.A.
Guadalajara singer Peso Pluma won Best Música Mexicana album for his full-length Genesis which was his third album in which he collaborated with Latino artists such as Eladio Carrion, Natanael Cano, Junior H, and others.. This was his first nomination and win.
Gaby Moreno won an award for best Latin pop album for her folk-style work X Mí (Vol. 1). In her speech, she said: “I’m having an out-of-body experience,” upon receiving her award “This was an acoustic album I made last year with songs that are very dear to me from previous albums.” She also performed with El David Aguilar during the event.
In the best Latin rock or alternative album category, there was a tie between two Grammy favorites: Colombian musician Juanes for his raw and introspective album “Vida Cotidiana,” and Natalia Lafourcade for her heartfelt and powerful record “De Todas Las Flores.” “Thank you, my God. Thank you, music,” expressed the Mexican singer-songwriter in a blend of English and Spanish. “Music is my boss and she has taught me that … we have to take care of our inner garden. This album has healed me so much.” She concluded with a spirited, “Mom, Dad, Mexico, let’s go!” In contrast, Juanes was absent from the ceremony.