Rosalía wins album of the year, and makes history, at 2022 Latin Grammy Awards
After a year without a single one of her songs being released as a single, Rosalía earned two awards at the annual Latin Grammy Awards, but what does the final award-show of the year look like? Here’s what the history of the night may hold.
Best Urban Song
Bebeng, released by Rosalía as “Ya Quiero”, had been languishing in the iTunes Store for nearly two months when it was released as a standalone single earlier this month. The song was co-written by the singer herself, and is the first Latin-language song to win a Grammy for Best Urban Song or Best Short Form Music Video.
It is also the first time in Grammy history a song written by an artist has won in two different categories. The previous record was Jennifer Lopez’s “On the Floor” winning both Best Pop Vocal Performance and Best Short Form Music Video.
The title of the song stems from Bebeng’s first full-fledged studio album, which follows his critically-acclaimed 2013 EP “Despertar”. Bebeng has been nominated for multiple awards, including Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Song of the Year.
“Ya quiero” was originally recorded in English by British singer-songwriter Chris Tomson, which was released as the lead single from Bebeng’s third album “Mi Bicicleta” in 2014. It was also the first ever song to win the Latin Grammy for Best Short Form Music Video.
Other Latin nominees this year included Celine Dion for Best Pop Vocal Album for the French singer’s 2017 album “The Power of Love” and CNCO, a duo composed of Colombian singer Juanes and American singer Angélica Aragón for the Album of the Year.
Best Urban Alternative Album
Aguacate, released by RBD label co-