The Puerto Rican icon and indie Mexican singer appeared in contrasting black and white silk outfits to passionately croon alongside each other against a captivating, ominous beat. “Recuerdos” is about a lovesick pair who painfully yearn for each other’s embrace. Martin then transitioned to his song “Tiburones,” where children from around the world appeared behind him on visuals to deliver a candid message of unity during troubled times.
The two touching songs are included in Martin’s quarantine-themed album Pausa. Martin is set to release his follow-up album Play, telling Ellen Degeneres in June that he’s going to “bring all those funky Latin sounds” to the record. Pausa is the follow-up to Martin’s Grammy-winning 2015 record A Quien Quiera Escuchar.
This year also saw indie pop vocalist Morisson return with a slew of new singles, such as the mental health awareness ode “Ansiedad” and the more recent electro-pop kiss-off “No Me Llames.”
Morrison spoke to Grammys.com about what her Latin Grammy performance alongside Ricky Martin means to her: “It means a lot because I’m from Tecate, [Mexico.] And Tecate’s a small town and I would have never in my life dreamt even about being a un lado de Ricky, not even standing-wise, like, ‘Hey.’ So to be there singing a song that we wrote together and that we collaborated on that’s on his album is, to me, the most beautiful message I can give to anybody that wants to dream big.”