Reggaeton acts call out Latin Grammys for lack of noms
NEW YORK (AP) — Popular Latin performers such as J Balvin, Daddy Yankee and Maluma are lashing out at the Latin Grammys for dismissing musicians from the reggaeton and Latin trap world in the top categories at its upcoming awards show.
The Latin Grammys announced the nominees for its 2019 show Tuesday and the major categories didn’t include performers like Balvin, Daddy Yankee, Bad Bunny, Nicky Jam, Maluma or Ozuna though the stars have dominated the music world.
Balvin posted a photo of the Grammy logo with a large red “X” across it on Instagram on Tuesday. Words on the image read in Spanish: “Without reggaeton, there’s no Latin Grammys.” Others performers shared the image across social media.
The Latin Recording Academy said in a statement that they “hear the frustration and discontent.”