Angela Álvarez is proof that it’s by no means too late to meet your goals. The 95-year-old singer secured a Latin Grammy whereas making historical past because the eldest winner within the class greatest new artist.
Though Álvarez tied 25-year-old Silvana Estrada in the identical class, she broke the file because the oldest musician ever nominated.
“I wish to dedicate this award to God and to my beloved nation, Cuba, which I’ll by no means be capable to overlook,” Álvarez mentioned whereas accepting her award.
Angela has liked music since she was very younger; nonetheless, her father discouraged her from pursuing a profession within the leisure business. Álvarez mothered 4 youngsters, is the grandmother of 9, and the great-grandmother of 15, in line with Billboard.
Considered one of her grandsons inspired her to enter music till she recorded and launched her songs in 2021. “I felt very, very proud to have the ability to inform my story, to the touch individuals who have in all probability gone by way of the identical or greater than what I’ve gone by way of. There are individuals who hand over, however I didn’t hand over. I all the time fought,” she instructed CNN en Español forward of her historic successful.
“To those that haven’t fulfilled their dream, though life is troublesome, there may be all the time a means out, and with religion and love, you’ll be able to obtain it, I promise you,” Álvarez throughout her 2022 Latin Grammy speech. “It’s by no means too late.”