With the awards show held in Seville, Spain, at Fibes on Thursday (Nov. 16), the Latin Grammy-winning singer performed the somber 1985 ballad “Se Nos Rompió El Amor,” originally sung by Rocío Jurado, written by La Magdalena and Manuel Alejandro — a great tribute to her native Spain.
“Se nos rompió el amor/ de tan grandioso/ jamas pudo existir/ tanta belleza” (or “Our love broke/ so great/ it could never have existed/ so much beauty”), she crooned with an enchanting vibrat, filled with gut-wrenching emotion. She wore a slinky-yet-elegant black gown, with her long hair down and golden earrings. Meanwhile, 21 flamenco guitarists backed her up. Her performance was received with a standing ovation.
Notably, this marked the first instance of the Latin Grammys being hosted internationally, outside the confines of the U.S., adding an extra layer of significance to Rosalía’s performance in her homeland.
Last year, her third full-length Motomami earned her album of the year and best alternative music album at the awards show. This victory marked Rosalía as the first female artist to clinch the album of the year award twice as a lead artist.
The 2023 Latin Grammys feature performances from Andrea Bocelli, Alejandro Sanz, Bizarrap, Borja, Camilo, Carin León, Christian Nodal, David Guetta, DJ Premier, Édgar Barrera, Eslabón Armado, Feid, GALE, Iza, Joaquina, Juanes, Kany García, Laura Pausini, Leon Leiden, Maluma, Manuel Carrasco, Maria Becerra, Milo J, Natascha Falcão, Ozuna, Pablo Alborán, Paola Guanche, Peso Pluma, Rauw Alejandro, Sebastián Yatra and Shakira.
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