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Luis Fonsi: "Despacito" Wins Record Of The Year | 18th Latin GRAMMYs
Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee's smash collaboration "Despacito" won Record Of The Year at the 18th Latin GRAMMY Awards.
"Good evening! A very good evening to all. Thank you very much. This award is [about] teamwork. Record Of The Year involves many people. Come, come guys, the producers of "Despacito": Please, this is yours too. Come here, come here. Thank you very much, father God. Thank you very much to the Academy. Thank you very much. Before anything, teamwork. Daddy Yankee, thank you very much for joining "Despacito." You're big Daddy Yankee. Thank you, Erika Ender. Thank you to my producers from Colombia … Andresito Torres, Mauricio — I love him. Thank you to everyone involved — to the engineers, to all the people that get the credit but are part of the success. Thank you Universal Music [and] Jesus Lopez. Thank you to my management, Tony Mojena. Thank you to my family that are watching me from home: my wife, and my two children that I love so much, Mikaela [and] Rocco. I love you so much. This is for Puerto Rico. Long live Puerto Rico." — Luis Fonsi
Arguably the most ubiquitous song of the summer of 2017, "Despacito" topped several charts worldwide, including Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, and Portugal. The remix version featuring Justin Bieber, which took Best Urban Fusion/Performance honors, topped the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States for 16 consecutive weeks, tying with "One Sweet Day" by Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men for the most consecutive weeks at the top in the chart's history.
"Despacito" also won for Best Short Form Music Video and Song Of The Year.
The other Record Of The Year nominees were "La Flor De La Canela" — Rubén Blades, "El Surco" — Jorge Drexler, "Quiero Que Vuelvas" — Alejandro Fernández, "El Ratico" — Juanes feat. Kali Uchis, "Amárrame" — Mon Laferte feat. Juanes, "Felices Los 4" — Maluma, "Vente Pa' Ca" — Ricky Martin feat. Maluma, "Guerra" — Residente, and "Chantaje" — Shakira feat. Maluma.