Shakira, Take That and Ozuna are recognized for their careers on a night in which the performances of Tom Odell, Emilia and Álvaro de Luna stand out
MADRID, 4 Nov. ( Michelle Ortega - EUROPA PRESS) -
Aitana, Ana Mena and Manuel Turizo have been the great winners of the Los40 Music Awards Santander 2023, awards that have returned on the night of this Friday, November 3, to the WiZink Center in Madrid with a gala that has also left room for a call for peace in the world.
"We want peace on this planet," cried one of the presenters, Tony Aguilar, after halfway through a four-hour gala, on behalf of the awards after calling on the public and the nominees to raise their luminous white bracelets, an initiative supported by Unicef and has joined the call of actress Silma López, presenter of one of the categories, for a "yes to peace, yes to life."
Beyond this claim in the context of an international situation marked by the war in the Middle East, music has reigned in the gala that has awarded artists such as Aitana, one of the favorites and ultimately winner of the event, for their work.
"I greatly admire Manuel Carrasco, Beret and Quevedo, but above all I greatly admire two women who lead the musical scene, Ana Mena and Lola Índigo," she said in reference to her fellow nominees when collecting one of the main awards, that of Best album in the Spain Category, for 'Alpha', which he brought to the venue's stage in one of the great presentations of the evening, with his sensual dances included.
Aitana collected the statuette very excited and incredulous as it was her second award of the night, since 'Las babys', her hit that the entire WiZink Center danced to, won Best Video Clip.
In the Spain Category, Ana Mena has also been crowned by winning the award for Best Artist, another of the most important, while the recognition for Best Urban Artist has gone to Quevedo. Álvaro de Luna (Best song for 'Everything with you'), Saiko (Best urban artist), Depol (Best artist From 40 to 1), Vicco (Best new artist), Chanel and Abraham Mateo (Best collaboration for 'Clavaíto') and Lola Índigo (Best tour for 'The Dragon') completed the list of winners in this section.
For his part, Manuel Turizo has won the majority of awards in the Global Latin Category by winning Best Album and Tour, '2000', and Best Latin Song for 'El Merengue'. However, Camilo has won Best Artist, an award that he thanked Spain for "changing his life" and dedicated to "celebrating Colombian talent."
Precisely another Colombian, like the previous two, Feid, has been another of the protagonists of the category by winning the awards for Best Urban Artist, Best Urban Collaboration for 'Hey Mor' (with Ozuna) and Best Urban Song for 'Classy 101' (with Young Miko). The Argentines Duki (Best Live Artist), María Becerra (Best Video for 'Corazónvacco') and Emilia (Best Collaboration for 'No Se Ve', with the Brazilian Ludmilla), and the Puerto Rican Young Miko (Best Newcomer Artist) have also won in the Latin section.
As "the most important Latin artist in history" Shakira has been recognized with a Golden Music Award. The singer, who has accumulated the most awards and number ones on Los40, thanked her for the award in a connection from Miami, stressing that this has been one of the "most beautiful" years of her career. Likewise, she has vindicated Hispanic artists and her voice. "What better way than to use our voice through our art," she cried, to interpret 'Acrostic'.
The British Take That have also won a Golden Music Award for a career that has turned them into "global pop legends" with songs like their classic 'Patience', which they performed on the stages of the WiZink Center after presenting one of their new songs, 'Windows', that the public will be able to hear on their 2024 tour, which will pass through Spain.
In addition, Ozuna has also won one of the Golden Music Awards and has been chosen to open with some of his best-known songs a gala full of performances, among which that of the British Tom Odell has especially shone. Together with his piano she has performed her emotional 'Another love', demonstrating why he has won in the category of Best Live Artist in the International Category. In this, Loreen (Best Artist), Taylor Swift (Best Album for 'Midnights') and Dua Lipa (Best Song for 'Dance the Night') have shared the rest of the awards.
Also notable during the night were the spectacular performances full of dance by the Argentine Emilia and the Spanish Lola Índigo and Ana Mena, who filled the stage with impressive choreographies, while among the most popular songs of the night was Vicco's 'Nochentera'. or 'Everything with you' by Álvaro de Luna, who was surprised when he revealed his face after going out on the central stage with a percussion group.
The interpretations of the Colombians Feid, together with Young Miko, and Manuel Turizo, or at the national level those of Chanel and Abraham Mateo have also stood out in an event in which, however, it was David Bisbal, winner of the award for Best live artist, who has managed to lift the entire stadium with his classic 'Ave María' and unleashed applause from the public when he collected his statuette with his viral greeting: "First of all, how are the machines?"