J Balvin, Bad Bunny, Anitta & More: 10 Unforgettable Moments From The 2020 Latin GRAMMYs

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GRAMMY.com relives the Biggest Night in Latin Music by revisiting the special surprises and memorable performances from the 2020 Latin GRAMMYs.
In the face of an ongoing pandemic, global quarantines and facemasks everywhere, the 2020 Latin GRAMMYs remained the Biggest Night in Latin Music.

The Latin Recording Academy hosted the 21st Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards, held Thursday (Nov. 19) in Miami, this year without a live audience or the usual red carpet due to the challenges imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic. Actress Yalitza Aparicio joined Ana Brenda Contreras and Carlos Rivera on hosting duties. One large change to the awards show was the shift to having a few of the night's performances streamed from different cities in Latin America, including Guadalajara, Madrid, Buenos Aires, San Juan and Rio de Janeiro. One thing that didn't change, however, were the surprises and memorable performances throughout the history-making night.

GRAMMY.com relives the Biggest Night in Latin Music with 10 unforgettable moments from the 2020 Latin GRAMMYs.

The Show Opened With A Powerful Tribute To Salsa Legend Héctor Lavoe

The 2020 Latin GRAMMYs began with a bang as Sergio George led his band into the opening notes of Héctor Lavoe's "El Cantante," as singer Ricardo Montaner sang the famous first four words of the song: "Yo, soy el cantante" ("I am the singer"). Jesus Navarro and Victor Manuelle joined in to accompany him soon after. The trio of singers were clearly in their element, but the party truly began once the band reached the chorus as Best New Artist nominee Rauw Alejandro walked out with the Original Rude Girl herself, Ivy Queen. The end result was a loving and moving tribute that set the tone for the rest of the night.

Susana Baca Dedicates GRAMMY Win To Young People And Workers Fighting For Change In Peru

https://twitter.com/LatinGRAMMYs/status/1329555297753591814 ¡Felicidades! Susana Baca - Mejor Álbum Folclórico 🎶👏👏👏 #LatinGRAMMY pic.twitter.com/YS1RqEDT13 — The Latin Recording Academy / Latin GRAMMYs (@LatinGRAMMYs) November 19, 2020

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