Ángela Aguilar and the Grammy that escapes her 4 years after her unforgettable Llorona

Ángela Aguilar at the 2018 Latin Grammys. (Photo by Robyn BECK / AFP)

How to forget the night of the Latin Grammys 2018 when a teenager Angela Aguilar captivated the room at the MGM Grand Garden Arena with her voice and execution of a song that when we listened to it, only made us think of Chavela Vargas.

that time with her interpretation of ‘La llorona’ Ángela she became the queen of the Latin Grammy despite not having been awarded. Four years later, she leaves again empty-handed.

Perhaps she herself felt that this would not be her night despite the great talent that everyone has recognized in her. During the red carpet, when talking about the expectations of the awards, she limited herself to saying that she wanted to have fun and be comfortable (hence her choice of clothing, a blue suit instead of one of her colorful and elaborate suits regional).

But although her presentation was not as applauded this year, the youngest of the Aguilar dynasty has shown on stage how much she has grown as an artist.

The girl who became the princess of music

Granddaughter of two of the most important stars of Mexican vernacular music —Pepe Aguilar and Flor Silvestre were his grandparents—, his father has been his producer and main guide in his career. her mother, Aneliz Álvarez, has also been important on this path“Without my mother we would not have been able to achieve anything or at least a quarter of what we are doing right now,” he said in an interview with the newspaper. Los Angeles Times Recently.

LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 18: Singers Leonardo Aguilar (L) and Angela Aguilar pose for a photograph at the 2012 Billboard Mexican Music Awards - Press Room at The Shrine Auditorium on October 18, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by JC Olivera/WireImage)

Leonardo Aguilar and Ángela Aguilar at the 2012 Billboard Mexican Music Awards in California (Photo: JC Olivera/WireImage).

Together with her brother, she recorded an album when she was just an 8-year-old girl. They have all been part of the family equestrian show that tours the American continent, acquiring a trade as a singer and performeras was made clear in Las Vegas and later confirmed in Los Angeles, California when together with Aída Cuevas and Natalia Lafourcade they performed the same popular song at the Grammys.

(From L) Mexican singers Aida Cuevas, Natalia Lafourcade and Angela Aguilar perform onstage during the 61st Annual Grammy Awards pre-telecast show on February 10, 2019, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Robyn Beck / AFP) (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP via Getty Images)

Aída Cuevas, Natalia Lafourcade and Angela Aguilar during the 61st Grammy Awards 2019 (Photo: Robyn Beck / AFP via Getty Images).

And although many might think that belonging to a musical family as powerful as Aguilar has helped her to be well received by the public, that is not true. She has also received a lot of criticism that she has known how to face with relative maturity for her age.

The EP that he released in tribute to Selena in 2020, which included versions of songs that the Corpus Christ star had made popular, seems not to have been well received, it is more there was not even a response from the Quintanilla family. Ángela had written a letter to express to them how without having met the queen of Tex-Mex, she became an inspiration and a vital piece in her way of making music and living it.

Other malicious, in an effort to find a “but” for the interpreter of ‘I don’t know’, have maximized any gesture or carelessness of the young woman to create supposed controversies that indicate that she is not the simple and educated person that many have highlighted after meet her: they have called her classist after laughing after she one of his friends criticized the shaved ice he chose for dessert at a dinner; they described her as rude when she allegedly ignored an older adult who gave her the pass by opening a door for her; submissive when she fell silent before her father’s scolding on stage for the neckline she wore.

Of the latest controversies that have been invented for him is the alleged fight with another regional star, Yuridia, with whom he collaborated on his latest album. “To me it makes it ugly that they compare women and that they put us against each other, I think that is the most terrible thing that the public in general and whoever it is can do. I believe that women are for support us and do things together”, he said in his defense, something that should not have happened but the rumors were unleashed.

And it is precisely that Ángela has sought since she was 13 years old more sorority and openness for women in the industry.

WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - MAY 23: Angela Aguilar attends the People En Español's

Proud of her Mexican roots, even when she’s not wearing her gorgeous multicolored regional dresses, like in this understated, youthful outfit (Photo: Jean Baptiste Lacroix/WireImage)

Within the framework of the festival 100 Women of the BBC in Mexico City, the singer became the youngest to participate in the event and since then has shown extensive knowledge of the dark sides of a male-dominated music industry. “No one has discriminated against me as a woman but I know what happens and I want it to change,” said the then-teenager.

Beyond a pretty voice

Another example of the recognition she has been gaining in the music and fashion industry is her recent collaboration with Rihanna, becoming the first Mexican to debut as a model in the Savage x Fenty show, where she changed corsets and embroidered flared skirts. for bodysuit purple with necklines on the chest and legs that were only covered by a thin mesh.

Ángela Aguilar at the Savage X Fenty show. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Rihanna's Savage X Fenty Show Vol. 4 presented by Prime Video)

Angela Aguilar at the Savage X Fenty show. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Rihanna’s Savage X Fenty Show Vol. 4 presented by Prime Video)

Ángela Aguilar at the Savage X Fenty show. (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for Rihanna's Savage X Fenty Show Vol. 4 presented by Prime Video)

Angela Aguilar at the Savage X Fenty show. (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for Rihanna’s Savage X Fenty Show Vol. 4 presented by Prime Video)

There was only one thing left to crown this year and mark a new moment at the Grammys: win in the two nominated categories, Best Regional Song and Best Ranchera/Mariachi Music Album. But it didn’t happen this time.

Ángela Aguilar during her presentation at the 2022 Latin Grammy Awards (Photo: VALERIE MACON / AFP vía Getty Images).

Ángela Aguilar during her presentation at the 2022 Latin Grammy Awards (Photo: VALERIE MACON / AFP via Getty Images).

Don’t let your spirits drop: Ángela will continue with her simplicity and talent. We know that in the not so distant future, her colleagues will recognize all her contributions to the industry.

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