Luis Fonsi, Juanes perform at the Latin Grammys in Las Vegas (22 images)
The 18th annual Latin Grammy Awards were held in Las Vegas on Thursday night and featured performances from Luis Fonsi, Juanes and Residente. The night's big winners included Fonsi's "Despacito" and Ruben Blades took home Album of the Year. Photos by Jim Ruymen/UPI
Puerto Rican singer Luis Fonsi won Song of the Year, Record of the Year, Best Urban/Fusion Performance and Best Short Form Music Video Latin Grammys last night for his summer hit "Despacito." This brings his total of Latin Grammy wins to 22.
(L-R) Simon Mejia, Victor Manuelle, Luis Fonsi and Li Saumet perform "Despacito" onstage during the award show. Fonsi dedicated the performance to his home island of Puerto Rico saying, "Everything I do, and everything I will do, now more than ever, is to continue celebrating my island, my culture, my homeland and my music, and to make sure the public knows that Puerto Rico needs help," Fonsi said.
(L-R) Logic, Alessia Cara,and Juanes sing "1800"-- a song dedicated to anyone who has contemplated suicide. The sign reads "Habla y Busca Ayuda" which translates in English to "Ask and seek help." The National Suicide Prevention hotline number is 1-800-273-8255.
Alt-rapper Residente honors the people still suffering from hurricane damage and power loss in Puerto Rico in his opening performance of "Hijos del Canaveral." He told the crowd, "Puerto Rico doesn't need to rise up, because Puerto Rico has always been on its feet."
Alejandro Sanz dedicated his Person of the Year award and his performance to Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients and was joined onstage with 30 such individuals to sing with him. "We are 30, but there are 11 million [undocumented immigrants]," one of the DACA recipients said onstage. "We don't want any more raids or walls."