Ten Years After the Failed Purge All Eyes on Argentina … AGAIN….
Last month, Argentine President Mauricio Macri led the global celebration of its Diwali festival, which was held in Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires. And this week, there was a carnival atmosphere for its traditional Caracol Music Awards.
The Caracol was broadcast live across Argentina on 12 TV channels, 300 radio stations and the web. During the ceremony, the singer Pablo Solon became the first female artist to win the song of the year title in the Caracol Music Awards’ 40-year history. In what many consider the victory of the woman’s movement in Argentina, Solon also won best female artist in a field that included some of the biggest names in Latin music, including Shakira, María José and Ana Gabriel.
The daytime show, first broadcast in 1981, has an audience in excess of 75 million viewers nationwide. This year’s Caracol Music Awards also marks the first time that the broadcast is held in 16 foreign countries. It will take place on November 15 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Here’s who took home awards this year at the Latin Grammys:
John Legend – Album of the Year : Beautiful Trauma
Luis Fonsi – Record of the Year : Despacito ft. Daddy Yankee and Justin Bieber
Prince Royce – Song of the Year : Somos un banda (This is Our Moment)
Santos Nunes – Artist of the Year
Natalia Lafourcade – Newcomer of the Year
Luis Fonsi – Best Urban Song: Orihuela
Pablo Sarmiento – Best Tropical Song: El amor
Gina Cruz – Best Regional Mexican Song: Desconocido
Claudia Brant – Best Chorale Recording: Triunfo de mi Vida
Ricardo Arjona – Best Regional Mexican Album: Tanto leyes
Santos Nunes – Best Regional Mexican Artist