NEW YORK (AP) — Spanish singer Rosalía made history when she won album of the year at last year’s Latin Grammys and she continued her winning streak Thursday, picking up three more honors during the pre-ceremony ahead of the 2020 show.
Rosalía won best urban song and best urban fusion performance for the hit “Yo X Ti, Tu X Mi,” sharing both wins with her song’s co-star, Ozuna. She also won best short form music video for “TKN,” which features rapper Travis Scott.
It marked the first Latin Grammy wins for Scott and Ozuna, one of the several popular reggaeton and Latin trap musicians who were shut out of the top categories at last year’s show but found redemption this year. Ozuna scored eight nominations.
He’s only behind Latin trap kings J Balvin and Bad Bunny, who earned 13 and nine nominations each, respectively.
Bad Bunny was also an early winner Thursday, picking up best reggaeton performance — a new category — for “Yo Perreo Sola.” Double winners during the pre-telecast included Natalia Lafourcade, Fito Paez and Carlos Vives, while Ricky Martin and Residente — the most decorated act in the history of the Latin Grammys — also won honors.
Balvin didn’t win any early awards but he, along with Bad Bunny, have a chance to make history at the 2020 Latin Grammys. Both performers are double nominees for album of the year thanks to their collaborative project “Oasis” as well as their solo albums — Bad Bunny’s “YHLQMDLG” and Balvin’s “Colores.”
Balvin is also a double nominee for record of the year: His song “Rojo” is nominated as is “China,” his collaboration with Anuel AA, Daddy Yankee, Karol G and Ozuna. Bad Bunny’s “Vete” will also compete for record of the year.
It’s a far cry from the 2019 Latin Grammys, where popular reggaeton and…