Some stars are arriving to the 57th Annual Grammy Awards Ceremony red carpet with awards in their hands (or lack thereof) because they’ve been announced in the pre-ceremony. Latinos like Carlos Vives, Rubén Blades and Vicente Fernández, amongst others, have already been honored!
Blades won the statuette for Best Latin Pop Album for “Tangos”, Fernández won for Best Regional Mexican Music Album for "Mano a mano: tangos a la manera de Vicente Fernández" and Calle 13 won Best Latin Rock, Urban, Alternative Album for “Multiviral.”
Colombian star Carlos Vives also rose to receive an award for Best Latin Tropical Music Album for "Más + corazón profundo" and apologized during his acceptance speech: “I’m sorry about my English, my music is better than that,” said the singer while laughing. “Thanks to the Academy for this honor. Thank you to Colombia; a great, different and unique country,” Vives concluded.
The pre-ceremony is actually where the bigger part of the winners are awarded, as 74 of the 83 category winners receive their prize in an untelevised ceremony with fun performances and artists warming up for the big night!