Los Angeles (USA), Oct. 17 (EFE) .- 'Public recognition is better than any academy award,' Puerto Rican Anuel AA told Efe after winning five awards in the fifth edition of the Latin American Music Awards (Latin AMAs), with which he became the most awarded artist of the gala that was held this Thursday in Hollywood.
"This is what I love most because (these awards) are based on public voting, and I am at the top thanks to them," said the artist.
Anuel AA won five awards in the most prominent categories, including the artist of the year, male favorite and best urban artist, in addition to the album of the year and best urban album.RELATED
The victory of Anuel AA, 26, in such important categories in prizes voted by the public put the phenomenon of the trap high and took the prominence of the gala, the first that the singer attended.
The triumph of Enmanuel Gazmey Santiago, the first name of Anuel AA, comes after the controversy in which several singers of the urban genre rejected the lack of nominations of reggaetons to the Latin Grammy.
The Puerto Rican said a few weeks ago that the few nominations in those awards 'was disrespectful', especially with singers like Daddy Yankee, Ozuna or Bad Bunny.
'My music is not going to be decided by the academy, God will know what kind of music they listen to (those of the Latin Recording Academy), God will know if they judge me because I left after I was in prison,' he questions.
The artist added that 'he doesn't need any recognition from the academy.
"After I continue doing concerts, selling records, and the public loves me is what I need," he said.
Anuel AA has just completed a successful tour in Europe, which closed with a flourish in Barcelona last Sunday, where he made his last stop.
The success of songs like 'Delinquente', in which he recalls the life that took him to prison, along with other songs that also managed to climb to the top of the charts as 'Secret', 'Brindemos' or 'Guilty' They have shown that the Puerto Rican has captured the public.
In a message to his followers, Anuel AA said that one should not lose faith in each one's abilities.
"If I got to where I am, others can too, it's all about work, dedication and having faith," he insisted. EFE