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UMPG SINGS OUT AT LATIN GRAMMYS
11/19/19

Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG) earned 23 wins at the 20th Latin Grammy Awards at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on 11/14. The publisher’s songwriters were honored across major categories including Album of the Year, Record of the Year, Best Contemporary Pop Vocal Album, Best Pop Song and Best Urban Song, among many others.

Breakout superstar Rosalía was the evening’s biggest winner, taking home five awards including Album of the Year. In doing so, she made history by becoming the first female artist to win this category in thirteen years. She also won Best Contemporary Pop Vocal Album for El Mal Querer, her second album, which swept all categories it was nominated for. The trap-flamenco sensation also earned Best Urban Song for “Con Altura”, her collab with UMPG writer J Balvin. Rosalía rounded out her sensational evening by performing a two-song medley of “Con Altura” and her new single “A Palé.”

Spanish songwriter-artist Alejandro Sanz won three awards, and currently holds the record for most Latin Grammy wins with 23 collective honors. His winning single, “Mi Persona Favorita”, took home Best Pop Song, as well as Record of the Year, marking his fifth time winning this category. Sanz, who has sold more than 25m albums worldwide, performed his hit song alongside Greeicy, Nella and UMPG Spain’s Aitana.

Numerous other UMPG songwriters were awarded throughout the evening. Juan Luis Guerra, took home two awards including Best Contemporary/Tropical Fusion album for Literal. Regional Mexican star Christian Nodal saw two wins, including Best Ranchero/Mariachi album for Ahora. Other UMPG honorees included Mon Laferte and Luis Enrique.

Among the many UMPG artists who graced the stage during the telecast were Alicia Keys who performed “Show Me Love” with MiguelSebastián Yatra who performed “Un Año” ft. Reik and “Bonita” alongside Juanes, and Sech who performed his No. 1 hit “Otro Trago.” Other UMPG performers included Anitta, Leonel García, and Julio Reyes

Pictured: UMPG President of Latin America and U.S. Latin Alexandra Lioutikoff