"The most important night of Latin Music", says the slogan of the Latin GRAMMYs. There were stars: Will Smith, Ricky Martin, 5th Harmony, Maluma and even norteño's most popular singer, Julión Álvarez. But in 2015, political messages shared the stage, too, thanks to Maná and Los Tigres del Norte. My favorite moments were Nicky Jam's and J.Balvin's speeches. Read on to find out the highlights.

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J.Balvin, Farruko, Major Lazer and MØ started the party 1

J.Balvin, Farruko, Major Lazer and MØ started the party

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Nobody would have thought that reggaeton and electro pop could go together. But when J Balvin,  Farruko  and Major Lazer share the stage, magic happens. They had everybody on their feet, the moment the show started. "Si necesitas reggaetón dale".

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Jacqueline Bracamontes and Roselyn Sánchez shinned 2

Jacqueline Bracamontes and Roselyn Sánchez shinned

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Who needs men? The Mexican and Puerto Rican actresses and hosts of the Latin GRAMMYs did an oustanding job. There was a little faux pas at the end, but it wasn't their fault. They joked, teased each other and looked like they were having so much fun!

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Hasta la raíz 3

Hasta la raíz

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Mexican song writer and singer Natalia Lafourcade received the first Latin GRAMMY of the night, and ended of with five for her record Hasta la raíz. It's a compilation of rythms of Latin music with much soul. "Always remember and treasure your roots," she said.

Alejandro Sanz and Paula Fernándes 4

Alejandro Sanz and Paula Fernándes

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La Banda judge, Alejandro Sanz, joined Brazilian darling, Paula Fernande's to sing his latest hit "A qué no me dejas," with El Mariachi el Sol de México. It was an excellent rendition.

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Las Fresas 5

Las Fresas

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Would you ever imagine La Banda el Recodo and Wisin doing music together? I wouldn't. Luckily they did and their song "Las fresas" is so much fun. The crazy thing is that you can hear reggaeton and banda mixing quite well. Here is the official version.

Jennifer López and Pitbull who? 6

Jennifer López and Pitbull who?

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Can I say wow?! Prince Royce showed up in a white tuxedo and took us to romantic Motown times with his impecable R&B version of "Back It Up", which was more sexy than the original. He keeps growing as an artist and seems to like keeping us on our toes. 

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Rita Moreno: Meditation and twerking 7

Rita Moreno: Meditation and twerking

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She is 83 years old! But Rita Moreno showed winning at the Oscars, Emmys and Tonys is not enough, she also twerks like a pro. It helps her meditate, she says. It made me wish for a new version of West Side Story where Anita shows her nieta to perrear al ritmo de reggaetón.

Tegoooooo 8

Tegoooooo

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The father of reggaeton, the legendary Tego Calderón won best Música Urbana Record. He was also the first one to be bleeped, as he used a salty word to dedicate his award to Puerto Rico. Let me tell you, he wasn't the only one.

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Raquel Sofía rocks 9

Raquel Sofía rocks

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Have I told you how much I love Raquel Sofía? Although she didn't win best new artist --not fair-- the boricua composer and singer was fierce when she sang "Yo te amo idiota". She was also bleeped when she sang "Pero tu eres un muy bien hijo de p..."

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Shot and bitten

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Abundance in talent and hotness, that was Ricky Martin's presentation at the Latin GRAMMYs. He poured his heart in "Disparo al corazón" and then danced it out in "La Mordidita". 

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Amazing voices

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With voices that could easily belong in opera, Il Volo and Natalia Jiménez sang flawlesly the difficult notes of "Creo en mí". 

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The four legs of Alejandro Sanz´s chair

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Adorable Alejandro Sanz dedicated his Latin GRAMMY for the best Latin Pop Album for Sirope to "Las cuatro patas de mi silla, mis hijos". 

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"Somos más americanos", the Mexican anthem sung by Los Tigres del Norte and Maná received a standing ovation that reverberated on social media. Their unforgettable presentation ended with this sign: "United Latinos. Don't vote for racists." The two iconic Mexican bands have united with Voto Latino to promote political participation among Hispanics.

Zoe Saldana in the clouds 14

Zoe Saldana in the clouds

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Zoe Saldana gave a Latin GRAMMY, but judging from her Instagram, she received more: "Estoy en las nubes esta noche (I´m in the clouds tonight), #BestNight, " she wrote.

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Will Smith knows how to through a Fiesta 15

Will Smith knows how to through a Fiesta

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Much curiosity had created the news that Will Smith would come back to the musical stage with Colombian group, Bomba Stéreo. They debuted their song "Fiesta" at the Latin GRAMMYs and drove the crowd wild.

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A million friends

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If you are a first or second generation Latina, you have heard some version of "Yo quiero tener un millón de amigos". The original singer was Brazilian crooner Roberto Carlos, who was also recognized as Person of the year, by the Latin Academy of Recording Sciences. The 74 year-old sang a medley of his greatest hits and many generations sang with him.

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Inspirational J.Balvin 17

Inspirational J.Balvin

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You would think that by now, J.Balvin is used to success, but the Colombian reggeatonero showed us again how hard this road has been for him. A severe bout with depression almost ended his career a couple of years ago. But he didn´t give up. "Never say you can't because your unconscious takes those things very seriously," he said after dedicating his first Latin GRAMMY to his mamá, his family and Colombia.

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Espinoza Paz goes back to the classics

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Although in the original recording of his mega hit "Perdí la pose" is a mix of banda and mariachi rhythms, Espinosa Paz brought a very classical arrangement to the Latin GRAMMYS that remained me the of icons like Pedro Infante. Beautiful.

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Ricky Martin and Wisin

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Never though I would see Ricky Martin getting raunchy, but he did and did it -as he does everything - superbly. La Banda judge debuted his song with Wisin "Qué se sienta el deseo."

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Blessed among the women

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It´s hard to tell who had a better time, Maluma or the ladies of Fifth Harmony. I have no doubt that this holidays you will be hearing "Sin Contrato" in all the discos that play Latin music. 

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A very special moment 21

A very special moment

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Think about this: Before 2015, Nicky Jam´s last record had been in 2007. In the interim he lost his home, his career, his friendship with Daddy Yankee and even spent some time in jail. All, a consecuence of his addictions to drugs. His comeback has been one of the most espectacular ones Latin music has ever seen. Even then, when he won the Latin GRAMMY last night he dedicated it to the victims of the Paris attacks. Gran corazón. 

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The norteño factor

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The voices of the public singing with Julión Álvarez  "El amor de su vida" were so loud that it was one of the few times you could hear them through the audio. It´s no surprise, though. Álvarez is the most searched for Mexican artist watched in YouTube and the best seller of banda music in our country.

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Shoes off

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Although to do this segment they cut off Juan Luis Guerra´s acceptance speech as winner of Album of the year (the director´s mega fail) Roselyn Sánchez and Jacqueline Bracamontes closed the show with the humor and charm they had started it and reminded us that "cuando las mujeres se quitan los zapatos, la noche se pone buena." I´m sure they knew the after-parties were going to be epic.

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Colombia in the house

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If I had to think of two words to describe the Music at the Latin GRAMMYS, I would say México and Colombia. The first is obvious why, but it seems undeniable now the amazing talent that is coming out of Colombia lately. No wonder the last number of the night were Nicky Jam (who staged his comeback from Medellín) and vallenato super star Silvestre Dangond with "Materialista."