The icon of Latin music, Carlos Vives, adds a new recognition to his unique career. As part of the 19th Latin GRAMMY Awards, Vives won the award for “Best Contemporary Tropical Album” for its successful VIVES record production, an album that has positioned itself in the first place in the “Tropical Albums” list of iTunes and that has more than TWO billions of reproductions. The ceremony was held yesterday, Thursday, November 15 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada and aired on the Univision network.
Upon receiving the award, Vives wanted to thank everyone who made this album a success and gave a message to all his Colombian people. “Thank you very much to the academy, many thanks to you for continuing to dream, for believing in the albums, thank you very much for believing in the roots, I want to share it of course with all my team … and with all the stars that they recorded in my album Thank you all, I also want to offer the prize to Colombia, to Colombian music and to leave a message to my country, to tell them that we hope that we will change that thought a bit that the one who succeeds is the one who manages to leave, and I do it for the musicians from my land, from different regions, who have enriched us with so many years of music there in our region, in each town, to those composers, to those old people, this GRAMMY is for you “, this is how the Colombian icon culminated. With this award he adds a total of 13 Latin Grammys and DOS Grammys to his record.
The Colombian star besides being nominated in the category of “Best Contemporary Tropical Album”, in which he emerged victorious, was also nominated in the category “Song of the Year” for his theme Robarte un Beso with Sebastián Yatra. This track, which is part of the award-winning VIVES album, has led Billboard’s Latin Airplay list earlier this year and its official video has more than 970 million views on the YouTube social network, so it has been everything a success.
In addition to having been awarded, Vives lit the prestigious stage and put to dance to the public with his song “Hoy Tengo Tiempo (Pinta Sensual)” with the Colombian singer Catalina García, vocalist of the Mexican group Monsieur Periné. The presentation was inspired by his colorful video of “Hoy Tengo Tiempo”, which was launched 5 months ago.
“Today I have time” is also part of his successful album VIVES and has been ranked # 1 on the list of Latin Airplay Billboard Magazine, marking the fourteenth No. 1 in the Latin Airplay Chart of his career. The song was also # 1 on the Latin Pop Songs and Tropical Songs charts.