Colombian singer J Balvin is the musician with the highest number of Latin Grammy Award nominations in a year, with 13 nominations, as announced by the Guinness World Records organization this Thursday, the day on which the 21st annual delivery of these awards.
The artist from the city of Medellín assured that this historic brand is a “recognition” of the genre that he represents, not in vain they call him the Global Ambassador of Reggaeton.
J Balvin indicated in a message on Instagram that this Guinness Record is a “victory” that recognizes work and “music as valuable as all genres.”
“We are on the right track,” said the artist, who expanded on the idea by saying that this genre “is here to stay”
The Latin Grammy Awards gala, which is broadcast this Thursday from Miami with connections to various parts of the world due to the incidence of the coronavirus pandemic in this type of shows and awards ceremony, has J Balvin as one of its greats favorites, with 13 nominations.
In this edition, the Colombian beat the mark set by the Puerto Rican duo Calle 13 with his ten nominations for the twelfth annual ceremony in 2011.
Among his candidacies tonight, the Colombian received two nominations in the category Record of the Year, for “Rojo” and “China”, and Album of the Year, for “Colores y Oasis”, his collaboration with the Puerto Rican Bad Bunny.
J Balvin already has four Latin Grammy awards: two in the category of Best Urban Song (“Ay Vamos”, in 2015, and “Con Altura”, in 2019) and as many as Best Urban Music Album, with “Energía” and “Vibras”, from 2016 and 2018, respectively.
In his message this Thursday, which is accompanied by a photograph in which he poses with the usual framed Guinness Record certificate, the musician thanked Puerto Rican Daddy Yankee for the “inspiration.”
Beyond J Balvin, the other favorites are the Puerto Rican Bad Bunny, with nine; Ozuna, with eight; Anuel AA, with seven; in a demonstration of the power of the urban genre, after the controversy caused last year by its low participation.