Throwing away her glad rags: Italian Giulia Lazzarini shines in print while Puerto Rican Divina Patronina beats 11 rivals
Italian Giulia Lazzarini takes silk chiffon to the Latin Grammys last night as she won best jazz vocal album for her debut, Nineteen Hundred Eighty-Five.
The fashionistas also flocked to Puerto Rican diva and philanthropist Jenni Rivera as she won Best Latin Pop Album for La Tempestad. After an emotional acceptance speech, Rivera called her late brother Freddy Rivera “my baby brother” and dedicated the award to his memory.
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Puerto Rican Día Divina Patronina faced stiff competition to beat 11 of her fellow artists. The Liberian kora player Toumani Diabate won best reggae album for the inspiring Amílcar A Mano and Brazilian Afro-metal band Grupo Fantasma took home a record and song of the year Grammy for Cara de Fogo. Rapper Norteno Conpeso was also up for a Grammy, though it was not recognised.
The Mexican musician Vicente Fernández, who passed away on 6 August, won best urban song, and Indian singer Asha Bhosle took home one for her hits Hoozh! Hoozh! and Tumhi Hai.