Latin Grammys: 'Despacito' takes home 4 awards, Ruben Blades wins album of the year [Photos]

The global hit 'Despacito' was the big winner at Thursday's Latin Grammy Awards, making good on all four of its nominations, including record and song of the year.

FP Staff November 17, 2017 13:58:39 IST
Luis Fonsi poses in the press room with the four awards for his song, "Despacito" at the 18th annual Latin Grammy Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. AP
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Luis Fonsi poses in the press room with the four awards for his song, "Despacito" at the 18th annual Latin Grammy Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. AP
Luis Fonsi performs "Despacito" at the 18th annual Latin Grammys. Fonsi dedicated his awards to his native Puerto Rico, as did several other artists throughout the three-hour show, which opened with a moment of silence for the storm-ravaged island. AP
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Luis Fonsi performs "Despacito" at the 18th annual Latin Grammys. Fonsi dedicated his awards to his native Puerto Rico, as did several other artists throughout the three-hour show, which opened with a moment of silence for the storm-ravaged island. AP
Lin-Manuel Miranda, (L) accepts the Latin Recording Academy president's merit award from Gabriel Abaroa Jr., president and CEO of the Latin Recording Academy. AP
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Lin-Manuel Miranda, (L) accepts the Latin Recording Academy president's merit award from Gabriel Abaroa Jr., president and CEO of the Latin Recording Academy. AP
Rapper Residente accepts the award for best urban song for "Somos Anormales". Residente opened the show with a tribute to his homeland, wearing a T-shirt emblazoned with the Puerto Rican flag. AP
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Rapper Residente accepts the award for best urban song for "Somos Anormales". Residente opened the show with a tribute to his homeland, wearing a T-shirt emblazoned with the Puerto Rican flag. AP
Roberto Delgado (third from left) and his orchestra pose with Ruben Blades (fourth from left), who won the top prize, album of the year, for "Salsa Big Band." AP
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Roberto Delgado (third from left) and his orchestra pose with Ruben Blades (fourth from left), who won the top prize, album of the year, for "Salsa Big Band." AP
Vicente Garcia poses in the press room with awards for best tropical song for "Bachata En Kingston," best singer-songwriter album for "A La Mar" and best new artist. AP
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Vicente Garcia poses in the press room with awards for best tropical song for "Bachata En Kingston," best singer-songwriter album for "A La Mar" and best new artist. AP