The past year has moved anything but Despacito for Luis Fonsi. Aside from breaking records with his hit song Despacito, the Puerto Rican singer also took home four Latin GRAMMY Awards in 2017 and now he’s looking to make history at the 60th annual Grammy Awards on Sunday, January 28. Despacito is nominated for Record of the Year, Song of the Year and Best Pop Duo/Group Performance.
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“I’m freaking out right now. #GrammyNominations God is so good!!!!” Luis, 39, tweeted after learning of his nominations. The last time a non-English-language song took home the Song of the Year award was in 1959 during the 1st Grammy Awards, when Domenico Modugno and Franco Migliacci won for Volare, sung in Italian by Domenico.
Despacito could very well become the first Spanish-language song to win the category at this year's awards show. Earlier this week at an event in Mexico, the dad-of-two, who is set to perform at the Grammys in NYC, spoke about his excitement over the upcoming ceremony telling reporters (in Spanish): "Sunday will be a very important night not only for me and for those of us who are involved with this song but for Latin music, because on that great stage a song will [be sung] in Spanish." He added, "Whatever happens already what we have achieved is something that will remain for the story and with that I am a happy man."