Angela Álvarez, 95, wins finest new artist Latin Grammy in a history-making tie


Angela Álvarez made Latin Grammy historical past on Thursday by profitable the award for finest new artist at age 95.

The singer tied within the class with musician and songwriter Silvana Estrada, however she had already set a document going into the occasion along with her nomination because the oldest musician ever nominated within the class.

“I want to dedicate this award to God and to my beloved country, Cuba, which I will never be able to forget,” Álvarez stated accepting her award on stage on the Latin Grammys in Las Vegas.

The Cuban-native’s ardour for music started in her youth. She was discouraged from pursuing a profession in music by her father however discovered pleasure performing for her household. The mom of 4, grandmother of 9 and the great-grandmother of 15 immigrated to the USA within the Nineteen Sixties, based on Billboard.

Through the years, she sang for her household about her life and developed a set of songs she composed. On the encouragement and assist of her grandson, she finally recorded and launched assortment of her songs in 2021.

The Latin Grammy nomination got here as a shock to her, Álvarez advised CNN en Español final month.

“I felt very, very proud to be able to tell my story, to touch people who have probably gone through the same or more than what I have gone through. There are people who give up, but I did not give up. I always fought,” she stated.

Álvarez concluded her speech on Thursday with phrases of inspiration.

“To those who have not fulfilled their dream, although life is difficult, there is always a way out and with faith and love you can achieve it, I promise you,” Álvarez stated. “It’s never too late.”