Spanish flamenco crossover artist Rosalia won Album Of The Year For ‘El Mal Querer‘ (Sony Music Entertainment España) at the 2019 Latin GRAMMY Awards. In addition, ‘El Mal Querer’ won the Best Contemporary Pop Vocal Album, Best Recording Package (Man Mourentan & Tamara Pérez, art directors), Best Engineered Album (El Guincho & Brian Hernández, engineers; Jaycen Joshua, mixer; Chris Athens, mastering engineer).
Lastly, Rosalia and J Balvin’s “Con Altura” won Best Urban Song.
“There’s nothing that can make you prouder than winning a Latin GRAMMY,” stated Rosalia. “It’s the biggest thing that can happen.”
Rosalía Vila Tobella, better known as Rosalía, was born on 25 September 25, 1993 in San Esteban de Sasroviras, Spain.
The Spanish singer-songwriter is known for her trailblazing flamenco crossover sound, fusing flamenco with electronic beats, reguetón and other modern elements.
Her first album was the critically acclaimed “Los Ángeles ” released in 2016. It was followed by her groundbreaking “El Mal Querer ,” released in 2018.
Her song “Malamente” won Best Alternative Song and Best Urban Fusion/Performance at the 2018 Latin Grammy awards.
In 2019, Rosalía collaborated with James Blake on his new album, appeared in Pedro Almodóvar’s film “Dolor y Gloria”, and released a highly successful single titled “Con Altura (with J Balvin and El Guincho).”
Rosalía received the 2019 MTV European Music Award for Best Collaboration for her song “Con altura,” a joint effort with producer J Balvin (Spain) and El Guincho (Colombia). During her performance at the award ceremony in Seville, Rosalia put on an innovative, spectacular show, turning the stage into a tablao (flamenco nightclub) full of dancers and singers.
The final round of voting to determine Latin GRAMMY winners will begin Oct. 3. Winners will be revealed by The Latin Recording Academy on Nov. 14 at the 20th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards’ Premiere and telecast ceremonies. The telecast will broadcast live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on the Univision Network from 8–11 p.m. ET/PT.
Following is a list of the nominations in the world music-related categories.
Best Salsa Album
CUBA LINDA – Maite Hontelé (Merlín Producciones/Egrem)
55 ANIVERSARIO – Mario Ortiz All Star Band (All Star Music Productions Inc.)