The 65th Annual Grammy Awards brought a burst of Latinidad, a celebration of hip hop’s 50th anniversary, provocative new pop performances, and more to music’s top stage. The show began with Bad Bunny’s performance, singing hits “El Apagón” and “Después la Playa” from his album Un Verano Sin Ti. Nominated for three Grammys this year (Album of the Year: Un Verano Sin Ti, Best Pop Solo Performance: “Moscow Mule”), Benito took home the award for Best Música Urbana, winning over Daddy Yankee, Rauw Alejandro, La167, and Maluma. In his humble acceptance speech, he said “When you do things with love and passion, everything is easier. Gracias a los Latinos en el mundo entero,” and went on to dedicate the award to Puerto Rico, the “capital del reggaeton.”
Red carpet standouts included Cardi B in a stunning blue Gaurav Gupta gown. She later presented the award for Best Rap Album in a metallic ensemble by the late Paco Rabanne. Anitta, the first Brazilian woman to be nominated for a Grammy in over 50 years, stepped onto the carpet in a decadent vintage Versace gown, hoping for the Best New Artist award alongside Omar Apollo. The “Evergreen” singer and his mom shared a sweet moment on the red carpet, when Apollo credited her for his guitar skills, beautiful eyes, and “good skin.”
Another Grammy hopeful included Camila Cabello (Best Pop Duo/Group Performance), who shone on the red carpet in a hand-beaded pearl bra top. Jennifer Lopez presented the award for Best Pop Vocal Album in glimmering navy Gucci, not quite the internet-breaker as her iconic Jungle Dress twenty three years ago, but a serve nonetheless.
See below for a few images of our favorite moments of the night.