2023 Grammy Awards: Three Latinx Highlights
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On November 15, the Recording Academy revealed the 2023 Grammy Awards nominations. Latinx superstars like Bad Bunny and Anitta were among the nominees for next year’s prestigious awards — but that’s not all.

To get hyped for the event, here are three of next year’s Latinx-related highlights and why they’re such a big deal.

Bad Bunny’s ‘Un Verano Sin Ti’ makes history again

One of the biggest Latinx wins this year went to Bad Bunny’s Un Verano Sin Ti which became the first-ever all-Spanish-language album to be nominated for Album Of The Year. It’s no surprise since the album broke many records, including making Billboard 200 history by being No. 1 for 13 weeks when it was released. What can we say? “Ahora todos quieren ser latino…”

He received three nominations, including Best Pop Solo Performance for “Moscow Mule” and Best Musica Urbana Album.

Anitta & Omar Apollo are nominated for Best New Artist

Though the Brazilian global star Anitta and the rising bilingual artist Omar Apollo aren’t new to the music scene, the two Latinx artists were nominated for Best New Artist.

It makes sense since one of this year’s most catchy songs was Anitta’s hit “Envolver.” “Envolver” undoubtedly opened many doors for Anitta, including Rihanna’s Savage X Fenty Show Vol. 4. 

On the other hand, Omar Apollo is also having a moment – this year, he released his album Ivory which showed the multi-faceted musical abilities of the singer-songwriter.

‘Encanto’ is still thriving

The “Encanto” soundtrack is still on top. The Recording Academy nominated the soundtrack under Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media and Best Score Soundtrack Album for Visual Media. “We Don’t Talk About Bruno”  was also nominated for Best Song Written for Visual Media.

Who will win the awards? We’ll have to wait and see. The award ceremony is set to take place at the Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles, CA, on Feb. 5, 2023. The complete list of nominees is now available on the award’s official website.

Good luck to all of the Latinx talent nominated!