The nominees for the 2018 Grammy were announced on Tuesday, November 28, and we are so happy to see that Latinos, and people of color in general, are in the running for some of the biggest awards. In fact, this marks the first time in 19 years that a white male is not nominated for Album of the Year (first time in history that a white male solo artist is not nominated). Latinos are not only making moves, but in many cases they’re breaking new ground and setting new records. Here are some of the music artists who we hope to see win big in 2018.
Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee
Not surprisingly, “Despacito,” the most streamed song of all time, most popular YouTube video of all time, and song that tied for most weeks atop the Billboard Hot 100 chart (at 16 weeks), is nominated for several Grammys. The remix, featuring Justin Bieber, is up for Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best Pop Duo/Group Performance. It has already won four Latin Grammys for Record of the Year, Song of the Year, Best Urban Fusion/Performance, and Best Short Form Music Video.