Dressed in a gorgeous golden dress by Dolce & Gabbana and singing with a gold-covered microphone, Shakira took center stage to perform “Acróstico” at the 2023 Latin Grammys. An emotional, open letter to her two children, Milan and Sasha, the heartfelt ballad is up for song of the year at Thursday’s (Nov. 16) awards show in Seville, Spain.
The Colombian superstar started her performance in an enclosed stage surrounded by mirrors and heavenly lighting. She then walked toward the stage where a piano accompanied her and then, a video played of her two sons singing lyrics from the song. Both Milan and Sasha were in attendance and proudly cheered on their mom from their seats.
The stripped-down performance of “Acróstico” followed Shakira’s first win of the night for best pop song, thanks to her Bizarrap collab “Shakira: Bzrp Music Sessions, Vol. 53.”
“I want to share this Grammy with my colleagues with whom I have had the pleasure of working and learning,” Shakira said in her acceptance speech. “With my Latin audience in Spain, in Colombia, in the United States, in Latin America. The Latin public that has taken me to the highest heights, those places I dreamed of since I was a child and to whom I owe everything. I also want to share this with my Spanish public who has been with me through thick and thin … who have never stopped giving me love and support for a single day. I will never forget that. This is for you.”
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, Rosalía and Sebastián Yatra.
The 24th annual awards show is taking place Thursday at the Conference and Exhibition Centre (FIBES) in Seville. It airs on Univision, UniMás and Galavisión in the U.S. and is broadcast on Radiotelevisión Española (RTVE) in Spain. Check back to Billboard.com throughout the night for the latest news on performances, special awards and more.
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