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Edgar Barrera Wins Producer Of The Year | 2021 Latin GRAMMYs Awards
Edgar Barrera won the Latin GRAMMY for Producer Of The Year at the 2021 Latin GRAMMYs Awards. He bested fellow nominees Alizzz, Bizarrap, Marcos Sanchez and Dan Warner.
Barrera — who has 12 nominations in this year's ceremony alone, thanks to his writing and producing credits — was also awarded Best Pop Song for Camilo's "Vida De Rico" and Best Regional Song for Christian Nodal's "Aquí Abajo." This marks his first win for Producer of the Year.
The superproducer has become a Latin GRAMMY veteran since his first nominations in 2012. Before this year's show, he was already a 14-time Latin GRAMMY winner for his work on Maluma's F.A.M.E., three of Carlos Vives' albums (Vives, Mas Corazon Profundo and Corazon Profundo), and Juan Luis Guerra's Todo Tiene Su Hora (which won Album of the Year in 2015), among others. Yet, this year's Latin GRAMMYs marked a first for Barrera, who had previously never been nominated for Producer of the Year.
The Mexican songwriter/producer is also up for Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Album of the Year. He has two songs in the Song of the Year category, Camilo's "Vida De Rico" and Maluma's "Hawái." His songwriting efforts on "Vida De Rico," Christian Nodal and Gera MX's "Botella Tras Botella," Carlos Rivera and Maluma's "100 Años," Daddy Yankee and Marc Anthony's "De Vuelta Pa' La Vuelta," Jennifer Lopez and Maluma's "Pa Ti," and Reik and Christian Nodal's "Poco" — as well as his work on Maluma's #7DJ (7 Días En Jamaica) and Camilo's Mis Manos albums — are what earned him the Producer of the Year honor.
Watch Barrera's acceptance speech below.
Stay tuned to GRAMMY.com for updates from the 2021 Latin GRAMMYs Awards.
The 2021 Latin GRAMMYs, hosted by Ana Brenda Contreras, Carlos Rivera and Roselyn Sánchez, will air live on Univision on Thursday, Nov. 18, at 8 p.m. ET/PT (7 p.m. CT). It will also air on cable channel TNT at 19.00 (MEX) / 20.00 (PAN-COL) / 21.00 (VEN) / 22.00 (ARG/CHI), and on Televisa on Channel 5. Learn more about the 2021 Latin GRAMMYs Awards via the Latin Recording Academy's official website.