Why Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee's Grammy Perfomance Matters


Last night, Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee performed Despacito, the biggest hit of 2017 on the biggest music stage. 

Many people were beaming with pride when both men hit the stage.  They did not perform the Justin Bieber version, they performed the original all Spanish version and that is why it is so important. 

In the history of the award show, only a handful of Latinos have performed, let alone perform in Spanish. 

Just yesterday,  Despacito became the first Latin song ever to reach RIAA Diamond Certification for U.S. sales of 10 million units or more, an honor fewer than 20 songs in history have achieved.

Even though they did not win a Grammy last nigh, it was a big win for our community. In a year of much divide, seeing ourselves on this stage matters. We continue to contribute and play a big role in music and this is just the beginning. 

Patty Rodriguez

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