Sergio Vargas wins Latin Grammy for best merengue / bachata album

With his album “Es merengue, ¿¿Any problem?”, The Dominican artist Sergio Vargas won the category of “Best merengue and / or bachata album” at the Latin Grammy Awards, which was awarded by the Latin Recording Academy in Las Vegas, United States. United.

It is the first Latin Grammy award received by “Negrito de Villa” in his almost 40-year career since at the end of 1981 he won second place at the Festival de la Voz organized by musician Rafael Solano and Yaqui Núñez del Risco.

In the category Best merengue and / or bachata album, Alexandra with “Bachata Queen” also competed; Manny Cruz, “Love Dance Merengue”; Luis Segura, “The father of bachata, his legacy (Year I, II, III, IV)” and Fernando Villalona with “Insanity”.

The album “Es Merengue ¿Algún Problema?”, Has 15 songs like: “Boquita”, “Amiga”, “Canalla”, “Despilfarro”, “Pobre diablo”, “En un día”, “Felicia”, ” The vampires “,” Medley bolero “,” Convergence / white “,” I can’t forget you “,” The arsenal guard “,” For you “(For you love),” What are you looking for? “,” If I could decide “and” I am the forbidden. “

With six chances, the Dominican Juan Luis Guerra It is after the Colombian Camilo (he has 10), the artist most nominated for the awards that takes place this Thursday in Las Vegas.

Juan Luis Guerra also won his first Latin Grammy at the non-televised ceremony. The Dominican received the award for “Best musical arrangement” for the new version of his song “Ojalá que llueva café” on the album “Privé”.

Dominican singer Rita Indiana competes in the category as Best New Artist.

In the category of best singer-songwriter album is the Dominican Covi Quintana with his album “Tomorrow I write another song for you”, competing with Alemor, “Alemorología” ·; Alex Cuba, “Mendó”; Mon Laferte, “Six”, and Rozalén, “The tree and the forest.”

The urban Dominican Alcover is another of the nominees. Although he has been nominated five other times as a producer, this is the first time he has competed as an artist in the Best Urban Fusion / Performance category for his song “El amor es una moda” with Puerto Rican reggaeton Don Omar and Spanish singer Juan Magán.

The Latin Grammys take place this Thursday at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas after having been held in Miami without an audience last year due to the pandemic.

The gala will be broadcast at 8:00 pm live in the Dominican Republic on Telecentro, channel 13, in the Dominican Republic, and on Univision shortly after the Latin Grammy Premiere call, an event broadcast online in which they are delivered most of the statuettes.