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He’s 95 and He’s Won a Latin Grammy: Angela Álvarez’s Emotional Award

Angela assured her nomination was an incredible surprise, also scolding her grandson as she thought it was a joke (Reuters/Steve Marcus)

in the 23rd edition of latin grammy, Angela Alvarez She became the longest-serving winner to be honored in the Best New Artist category, as she is 95 years old.

Angela Alvarez’s name rang out this Thursday night at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, where latin grammy 2022because she turned out to be the winner in the category Best New ArtistWhere he competed with singers up to 17 years old.

Near Silvana Estradawho was also announced as the winner of the same category, took the stage and surprised thousands of people Oldest person to receive this award.

“I want to thank the Academy and everyone who has helped me reach this moment”

Angela takes the stage with the help of her grandson and producer, carlos jose alvarezAnd gave a speech with which he tried to encourage the public, like him, to continue to achieve their dreams.

“I want to dedicate this award to God and to my beloved homeland, Cuba, which I will never forget. Also to those who have not made their dreams come true; although life is difficult, there is always a way and faith And with love they can achieve it. I promise you it’s never too late,

Angela Alvarez reaches the Grammys thanks to her album released in 2021 Angela Alvarez, which includes 15 songs that were produced by his grandson. The album was successful and reached thousands of people when he began sharing details of his life and impressed the jury of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences.

Alvarez was able to fulfill his dream of recording his own songs until the age of 89 (Reuters/Mario Anzuoni)
Alvarez was able to fulfill his dream of recording his own songs until the age of 89 (Reuters/Mario Anzuoni)

And it is that since she was a child, Angela’s dream was to become a singer because her mother and her aunts taught her to play different instruments and that’s how she learned to compose.

In his adulthood, Alvarez started a family, had three children, but he was forced to leave cuba and moved to the United States, where she devoted herself to caring for children and also came to sing in a church choir.

When her grandson, Carlos José, grew up and realized the extensive catalog of his grandmother’s songs, because the singer wrote almost 50 songs, Carlos José felt so interested in Angela’s music that he looked for a way not to let those songs fade into oblivion.

In 2016, when Angela was 89, her grandson suggested she release a record with some of her songs. She didn’t want to accept at first, but accepted because He left no stone unturned in trying to fulfill his life’s dream,

Finally, in 2021 it was published Angela Alvarez, their debut album. With that he conquered the public and his music reached Andy Garciawhom he inspired so much that he asked him to make a documentary on his life, miss angela,

All of this led to Cuban being nominated for the 2022 Latin Grammys and from the outset, she was sure she would win the award, as her competition was no more than 30 years old, but she is nearing 95.

“Those who are enrolled with me are young, they can keep fighting. if you lose now You can try again because you still have a lot left, But I can’t try again… If I’m five years away from turning 100!”, he said in an interview World.

Angela Alvarez is the oldest woman to receive a Grammy.

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