Calle 13 Gets Cool Reception at Latin Grammy Awards

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Calle 13 swept all five categories they were nominated for at the Latin Grammy Awards, taking home honors for best Album of the Year, Record of the Year, Urban Music Album, Alternative Song and Short Form Music Video. But judging by the chilly reception of the crowd when they picked up the award for Best Record of the Year, it doesn't seem like they'll be getting much dap from their peers.

As Eva Longoria Parker and Alejandro Sanz handed Calle 13 their award for record of the year for their duet with Cafe Tacuba, "Nadie Como Tu," there was only a smattering of applause. Being that this is probably one of the most important awards of the evening, it was a surprising reaction.

Later on in the evening, Calle 13 took the stage once again for an electrifying rendition of their single "La Perla," which they performed with the legendary Rubén Blades. Although the performance got more love from the crowd this time around, the Puerto Rican duo were still not met with the kind of positive reaction that was likely expected.

No doubt, the political statements by Calle 13's lead singer René Pérez Joglar have something to do with the cold shoulder they seem to be receiving from the Latin music world, but it seems a bit excessive. Since when has speaking your mind been against the rules?

What did you think about Calle 13's Latin Grammy performance? Did you think they should have received more props?



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Mariela Rosario,

I'm a raging opinionista and I love to share my ramblings on everything from pop culture to food to stuff that makes me laugh & cry! I've worked in all types of media (TV, film, print) and was previously the online editor at Latina magazine before joining Mamás Latinas. On most nights you can find me working my way through my library of cookbooks or playing with my puppy Lola (my only child so far). I have a wonderful hubby who shares my passion for any and all kinds of travel. Together, we've formed a semi-professional wine drinking team.

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