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Rubén Blades Wins Album Of The Year | 2021 Latin GRAMMYs Awards
Rubén Blades won the Latin GRAMMY for Album of the Year at the 2021 Latin GRAMMYs Awards for Salswing!, his latest project with Roberto Delgado & Orquesta. They bested fellow nominees Pablo Alborán, Paula Arenas, Bad Bunny, Camilo, Nana Caymmi, Juan Luis Guerra, Juanes, Natalia Lafourcade, and C. Tangana.
The Panamanian artists joined forces to revitalize the global sounds of the big band era on Salswing!, which was released in April. The legendary musicians notched another win at the 22nd Latin GRAMMY Awards with Best Salsa Album.
A 10-time Latin GRAMMY® and nine-time GRAMMY®-winner, Blades celebrates his second Album of the Year win (Salsa Big Band, another release with Roberto Delgado & Orquesta, won in 2017). He was also honored as the 2021 Latin Recording Academy's Person of the Year for his continued commitment to fighting for social justice around the world by supporting initiatives that raise awareness towards political oppression, hunger, poverty, and more.
Watch Blades accept his latest Album of the Year trophy 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.