Shakira and Carlos Vives’s collaboration on “La Bicicleta” proved to be a winning combination Thursday night at the 17th annual Latin GRAMMY Awards at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
“La Bicicleta” won both the coveted Record and Song of the Year Latin GRAMMY Awards, beating out strong contenders like Enrique Iglesias and Wisin’s worldwide hit “Duele El Corazón,” Andrea Bocelli’s “Me Faltarás” and Laura Pausini’s “Lado Derecho Del Corazón.” Vives accepted both awards and performed the duo’s smash hit without Shakira.
The late Juan Gabriel’s latest collection of greatest hits Los Dúo 2 won two Latin GRAMMYs for Album of the Year and Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album.
Marc Anthony and Jennifer Lopez shared the spotlight in her first performance ever on the Latin GRAMMY stage. After they tore up the stage, Lopez presented Anthony with the honor of Person of the Year. Several acclaimed salseros paid tribute to Anthony Wednesday night in a private ceremony, and Thursday he was presented with the trophy.
As the crowd chanted “beso” as she presented the award, the divorced couple conceded and kissed on stage to thunderous applause.