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The Orchard Celebrates 2021 Latin Grammy Award Winners

The Orchard Celebrates 2021 Latin Grammy Award Winners

The Latin Grammy Awards took place on Thursday, November 18 at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas, honoring music recorded in Spanish or Portuguese. Releases include music from Ibero-America, the Iberian Peninsula, or the United States. Hosted by Ana Brenda Contreras, Carlos Rivera and Roselyn Sánchez, the ceremony featured current and past Latin Grammy winners with show-stopping performances from Bad Bunny, Ozuna, Paula Arenas, Yotuel and so many more. A heartfelt tribute was  made in honor of Marília Mendonça, a nominee and massive Brazilian artist who recently passed away in a plane crash. We will always celebrate her life through music. Viva la Marília.

The Orchard is pleased to celebrate our affiliated artists who received upwards of 7 wins at this year’s Las Vegas award show. 

One major winner of the evening is Yotuel, For the track “Patria y Vida” released via Chancleta Records, which received the honor of Song of the Year as well as Urban Song of the Year. The track took on greater meaning during the protests occurring in Cuba, calling upon leaders to recognize humanity and empathize with the Cuban people. The song taps Gente De Zona, Descemer Bueno, Maykel Osorbo, El Funky as they unify to share the important message. 

Legendary jazz musician Toquinho was awarded Best Instrumental Album for his collaborative release with Yamandu Costa titled Bachianinha (Live At Rio Montreux Jazz Festival). The Brazilian singer and guitarist is well known for impressive skill and collaborations with top musicians throughout the Latin Jazz sphere such as long time composing partner, Vinícius de Moraes, as well as Maria Rita, Camilla Faustino, mandolin player Hamilton de Holanda, and many more.

And of course, it couldn’t be an award show without Rimas Entertainment’s Bad Bunny. The renowned global star took home two of the evening’s top honors including Best Rap/Hip Hop Song of the Year for “BOOKER T” and Urban Music Album of the Year for EL ÚLTIMO TOUR DEL MUNDO. Bad Bunny closed the event on a high note, wowing audiences with an unforgettable performance of “MALDITA POBREZA.” As one of the world’s top streaming artists to date, Bad Bunny has become a household name and is among the most revered personalities in music for his talent, authenticity, creativity and trendsetting style. 

See the full list of winners here and those winners distributed via The Orchard, below:

Song Of The Year/Canción del Año

“Patria y Vida” – Yotuel, Gente De Zona, Descemer Bueno, Maykel Osorbo, El Funky (Chancleta Records) 

Best Urban Music Album/Mejor Álbum de Música Urbana

EL ÚLTIMO TOUR DEL MUNDO – Bad Bunny (Rimas Entertainment)

Best Rap/Hip Hop Song Mejor Canción de Rap/Hip Hop

“BOOKER T” – Bad Bunny (Rimas Entertainment)

Best Urban Song/Mejor Canción Urbana

“Patria y Vida” – Yotuel, Gente De Zona, Descemer Bueno, Maykel Osorbo, El Funky (Chancleta Records)

Best Instrumental Album/Mejor Álbum Instrumental

Bachianinha (Live at Rio Montreux Jazz Festival) – Toquinho e Yamandu Costa –  (MZA Music)

Best Merengue/Bachata Album/Mejor Álbum de Merengue

Es Merengue ¿Algún Problema? – Sergio Vargas (J&N Records)

Best Tropical Song/Mejor Canción Tropical

“Dios Así Lo Quiso” – Ricardo Montaner & Juan Luis Guerra (Hecho A Mano Music)

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