Undeterred by a torrential rainstorm that shut down the green carpet, the stars of Latin music gathered to award Carlos Vives with song of the year for “Volvi a Nacer” at the Latin Grammys.
PEOPLE sexy man Pitbull won for best urban performance for “Echa Pa’lla (Manos Pa’rriba)” at the 14th annual awards show Thursday night in Las Vegas.
“This is for all the Latinos in all the world,” said the singer, who’ll also be hosting the American Music Awards on Sunday in Los Angeles.
When Sergio George, a salsa producer from New York, won best salsa album for “Salsa Giant,” and brought his fellow nominees on to the stage with him for an impromptu chorus, the public went wild and clapped along to the clave beat.
George also won for producer of the year and for best salsa song with Vives for “Volvi a Nacer.” The audience also screamed for superstar Marc Anthony and the Mexican acts: Banda el Recodito and Paquita la del Barrio’s tongue-in-cheek serenade of Don Francisco from “Sabado Gigante.”
The show also paired Ricky Martin and fellow Menudo alumnus, Draco Rosa, who is touring again after being cleared of cancer earlier this year.