The coauthored song of the Panamanian Érika Ender had a perfect night, in Las Vegas, in the 18th edition of the Latin Grammy. “Despacito” won four awards of four nominations highlighting as Song of the Year, also in the category Recording of the Year, Best Urban Interpretation Fusion for the remix with Justin Bieber and Best Short Version Music Video.
Rubén Blades and Roberto Delgado won the Best Album of the Year with “Salsa Big Band”. The most awaited award of the night was dedicated to Panama. Blades along with the band of Roberto Delgado thanked all those who made the album possible “success is not achieved by one alone”. “Salsa Big Band”, the second album that both artists perform together. The first album was “Son de Panamá”. Previous to the ceremony, most of the prizes of the Latin music event were presented and there they also raised the golden gramophone with the Best Salsa Album.
The prize Song of the Year was received by Luis Fonsi and Érika Ender. “What a privilege to make songs, to communicate through music. Thanks to everyone involved in this song, to Érika Ender and Daddy Yankee,” said Fonsi. The Panamanian also sent a message from the stage “thanks Fonsi for demonstrating your greatness that in art there is no competition, but colaboration. For a stronger Puerto Rico and long live Panama.”
But the limelight of “Despacito” had another stellar moment in the night when interpreted by Fonsi, in a new version for the Grammys.