“Despacito” dominated the 2017 Latin Grammys

Luis Fonsi picked up all four awards he was nominated for at this year’s awards.

November 17, 2017
“Despacito” dominated the 2017 Latin Grammys Luis Fonsi accepts Song of the Year for "Despacito" onstage at the 18th Annual Latin Grammy Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on November 16, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada.   Kevin Winter/Getty

Luis Fonsi collected four awards at the Latin Grammys on Thursday night. The Puerto Rican artist took home every award he was nominated for with "Despacito" being named record of the year, best short-form music video, best urban fusion/performance, and song of the year.


Other winners at the ceremony, held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, included Spanish singer-songwriter Alejandro Sanz, Shakira, and Lin-Manuel Miranda.

Sanz was named the Latin Recording Academy’s Person of the Year. He dedicated his award to recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program (DACA), the Obama-era policy for protecting the children of immigrants that Trump began to repeal earlier this year.


Puerto Rican rapper Residente, who was the most nominated artist at the ceremony, picked up trophies for best urban music album for his self-titled album and best urban song for "Somos anormales." Meanwhile, Colombia's Juanes won best pop/rock album, collecting a record-breaking 22nd Latin Grammy in the process.

Check out a list of winners from the 18th Latin Grammy Awards 2017.


Album of the year
Ruben Blades with Roberto Delgado & Orquesta, Salsa Big Band

Song of the year
Luis Fonsi featuring Daddy Yankee, "Despacito"

Record of the year
Luis Fonsi featuring Daddy Yankee, "Despacito"


New artist
Vicente Garcia.

Contemporary pop album
Shakira, El Dorado

Urban music album
Residente, Residente


Urban song
Luis Fonsi featuring Daddy Yankee, "Despacito"

Traditional pop vocal album
Lila Downs, Salon, Lagrimas y Deseo

Rock album
Diamante Electrico, La Gran Oscilacion


Alternative album
Cafe Tacyba, Jei Beibi

Salsa album
Ruben Blades con Roberto Delgado & Orquesta, Salsa Big Band

Folk album
Natalia Lafourcade, Musas (Un Homenaje Al Folclore Latinoamericano En Manos De Los Macorinos, Vol. 1)


Latin jazz album
Eliane Elias, Dance of Time

President's merit award
Lin-Manuel Miranda.

Person of the year
Alejandro Sanz.

“Despacito” dominated the 2017 Latin Grammys