Luis Miguel was awarded Album of the Year on the Latin Grammys for ¡México Por Siempre! But in a weird second, after the singer Thalía introduced that Miguel was not current to choose up one of many evening’s most coveted awards, the gang began to boo and jeer. Thalía shushed the noisy detractors and guaranteed them she would ship the Latin Grammy to Miguel personally.
The Album of the Year class was sometimes stacked this yr, with worthy entries from J Balvin, Monsieur Periné, Jorge Drexler, Natalia Lafourcade and extra. However, the selection of Luis Miguel — a crooner who launched his first album in 1982 — was not out of character for the Latin Recording Academy. In current years, the group has constantly handed the Album of the Year award to veteran performers. The final three winners on this class embrace Rubén Blades with Roberto Delgado & Orquesta for Salsa Big Band, Juan Gabriel for Los Dúo 2 and Juan Luis Guerra for Todo Tiene Su Hora.
Guerra, who launched his first album in 1984, has gained thrice as an artist and as soon as as a producer. Other repeat winners embrace the Spanish singer Alejandro Sanz, who debuted in 1989, and Juanes, the Colombian star who debuted in 2000.
After Miguel gained Album of the Year, his co-producer spoke on his behalf within the media room. But when Rolling Stone requested, he didn’t know the place the singer was, both.
Additional reporting by Suzy Exposito