The last edition of the Latin Grammys was not without controversy. After it was announced the list of nominees, many urban artists exploded against the Latin Academy of Recording by the low representation of this style of music in the nominations for the prestigious awards.
Maluma, J Balvin, Daddy Yankee, Karol G or Anuel AA were some of the singers who expressed their discontent under the slogan “Without reggaeton no Latin Grammy”, a message that was accompanied by the image of a gramophone, crossed out, and that gave a lot to talk about on social networks.
Well. After that the Academy will respond defending the transparency of the voting process, it seems that he has heard the urban representatives who complained for not having your own custom categories in the awards, and has decided to create new categories for the genres of reggaeton, hip-hop and pop-rock. So indicates an internal message distributed to the members of the organization, and that has transcended to the media.
The three new categories that will include all expected the next edition of the most important awards of Latin music are: Best Interpretation of Reggaeton, Best Song of Rap or Hip-Hop, and Best Song of Pop-Rock.
One of the artists most involved with the movement “Without reggaeton no Latin Grammy” it was J Balvin, who proposed to the Academy to create more categories to not encompass several styles in the same.
“There is a confusion, very large in the categories, there should be a category for rap, another for reggaeton, the other for the dancehall”, were part of the words of the colombian who said that, in the end, all the music is urban by its origins.
Before the news of the expansion of categories, some have already expressed their joy, as is the case of Rafael Pina, who through his account of Instagram has made echo of the news.
“Congratulations to those who raised their voice without fear. Respect to all who jo*** to be recognized. I was criticized, now leave your message here. Latin Grammy we are going well”, has held the recognized manager.