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What to Expect at the 2020 Latin Grammy Awards

What to Expect at the 2020 Latin Grammy Awards

5 things to watch for at the 2022 Latin Grammy Awards

When a year like the one we just had ends, it’s hard to remember that this year there’s actually two of them — 2018 and 2019. It’s also not too soon to look forward to the next, or to look back on the best and worst of the past 12 months. Here are the things to watch for at the upcoming 2020 Latin Grammy Awards ceremony, set for November 14 in the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.

First, here’s what’s to be expected from this year’s ceremony:

1. We’ll be hearing a lot about the nominees

This year’s awards are a bit of a departure from those given in recent years, given that the nominees themselves are being announced at the very last minute in late August. No more is this the year when the Grammies are filled with so-called “vocal-led” categories like the prestigious Album of The Year and Best R&B Vocal Performance — an award that has not won since 2004, when the category was renamed the Best Contemporary Song. Instead, there will be a wide range of categories, in which the most important is Best New Latin Song, which will be handed out to a song that was written and recorded during the past year but was not released before July of that year. In the Best Latin Pop Album category, one of the new songs in question, “Despacito,” will be up for the award, along with a second new song — this one nominated for the Best Song Written for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media — to be sung here, and the same will happen in the Best Latin Rock/Alternative or Urban Song categories.

There will also be a big push for the Grammys to start recognizing Latin-pop artists like Shakira and Luis Fonsi, who are only now entering the category. “Despacito,” and the songs written for the film of the same name, are the two new contenders that should be nominated for one of the top

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