Why Daddy Yankee refused to sing Despacito at the Latin Grammys
Despite having been in Las Vegas this week working on the promotion of the video “Vuelve” with Bad Bunny, he decided not to attend the ceremony in which the hit won four awards: it was crowned as the best song and recording of the year.
The unstoppable phenomenon of ” Despacito “, the success signed by Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee that has made history in the Latin scene and in global music, swept the Latin Grammy on Thursday, taking four awards and being crowned as the best song and the best recording of the year.
However, although Daddy Yankee was in Las Vegas this week working on the promotion of the video “Vuelve” with Bad Bunny, he decided not to attend the ceremony because he wanted to present new a song and not just play “Despacito”.
” The songs have their moment and we have to evolve, that does not mean that we’re going to stop singing them, but a song like this has to evolve, and in my case, that’s what I think,” said the reggaeton world figure in an interview he granted to the newspaper El Nuevo Día .
” I would have liked my presentation to turn to something new but when they (the organizers) did not agree, I decided to turn the page this time .”
Although the singer said he did not rule out the possibility of singing the song in the future: ” I will never stop singing it, but it has its moment and I do not like to drain the audience , I do not like it “, he claimed
Without counting on the presence of Daddy Yankee, the organizers of the event decided to present a very special version of “Despacito” that provided a perfect touch to the dreamed night of the hit and was performed by Luis Fonsi with Bomba Estéreo, Víctor Manuelle and Diplo.
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