Of Ecuadorian origin, the artist Christina Aguilera, born in New York (USA), won this Thursday the award for best traditional vocal pop album at the 2022 Latin Grammys. The singer, who this year returned to sing in Spanish after more of two decades with his album ‘Aguilera’, he took the stage of the Michelob Ultra Arena, in Las Vegas, to thank for this recognition.
“My God… Thank you to the Latin Recording Academy, thank God. I had wanted to release another album in Spanish since ‘Mi reflejo’ and it was a wonderful moment for me. This is very important to me and it has been wonderful to return to my house,” said the 41-year-old interpreter. Then, addressing her public, she stated: “Thank you, you who believed and supported me in what I wanted to do from the beginning.”
Later, Christina Aguilera expressed her gratitude to “all the artists, musicians, composers” who made her fall in love with music again. “To the fans, to those who fight, we’ve been on this journey for a long time, so I want to thank a lot of people,” said the singer, who closed her speech by dedicating her award to her children.
In this 2022 Latin Grammy nomination, the American artist with Latin roots managed to prevail against Fonseca, Marta Gómez, Kurt and Sin Bandera.
The Latin Grammy 2022 started with a bang. Its three presenters Luis Fonsi, Laura Pausini and Thalía appeared on stage to pay homage to Marco Antonio Solís, named Person of the Year this 2022 by the Latin Recording Academy with ‘Si no te habias ido’.
The tribute did not finish them off. Because more Latino artists appeared on the scene to sing other singles by the Mexican singer-songwriter, such as ‘Where are we going to stop’ and ‘More than your friend’. At the end of these performances, the aforementioned presenters were joined by Anitta, also the master of ceremony in this edition.
“We are global as global as is our music and our Academy,” said the Brazilian. “To each nominee, if you’re here tonight, congratulations,” Fonsi added. And Pausini invited the actor Miguel Ángel Muñoz and the singer Kany García to announce that the first winner of the night was Marc Anthony in the category of best salsa album thanks to his album ‘Pa’lla voy’.
The Latin Recording Academy highlighted in a statement “the diversity of Latin music and its great cultural influence worldwide” and to show it alluded to the genres and artists that appear on the recording list of the year.
In it the songs ‘La Fama’, by Rosalía and The Weeknd coincide; ‘It’s worth it’, by Juan Luis Guerra; ‘Sandcastles’, by Pablo Alborán; ‘Pa’lla voy’, by Marc Anthony; ‘Provence‘, by Karol G; ‘I congratulate you’, by Shakira and Rauw Alejandro; and ‘Pa mis muchachas’, by Christina Aguilera, Becky G, Nicki Nicole with Nathy Peluso; among others.
The nominees this year are distributed in 53 categories and were selected among the more than 18,000 applications submitted, according to the institution, which recalled that the compositions must have been published between June 1 of last year and May 31 of this 2022.