'Despacito' wins record of the year Latin Grammy
LAS VEGAS - Luis Fonsi's megahit "Despacito" featuring Daddy Yankee has won the record of the year award at this year's Latin Grammys.
The Latin Grammy Awards opened Thursday with a moment of silence for hurricane victims in Puerto Rico, followed by a performance by one of its native sons.
Wearing a T-shirt emblazoned with the Puerto Rican flag, rapper Residente kicked off this year's show with a performance of his song "Hijos del Canaveral," a tribute to his homeland.
Actor-singer Jaime Camil and singer-actress Roselyn Sanchez are hosting the ceremony that's airing live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Univision.
Colombian megastar Juanes claimed the first prize awarded during the live show. He took home the trophy for best pop/rock album, breaking the record of 21 awards that he shared with Calle 13.
Residente leads the nominations with nine nods for his work post-Calle 13.
"Hijos de del Canaveral" is a best tropical song contender.