Latinos made their presence known at the 59th annual Grammy awards when singing duo Jesse & Joy won best Latin pop album for their LP “Un Besito Más.” It was an emotional moment for the brother and sister, whose late father inspired the album. But the pop artists didn’t forget about the minority groups going through a tough time right now.
In their acceptance speech, Jesse & Joy joined other fellow artists by sharing their own political message:
"We are so proud to be Mexican-American, so this goes to all the Hispanics out there in this country. To every minority group, we are with you, we stand with you!"
Jesse & Joy thanked God, their fans, and the Academy for their first Grammy win after earning their first nomination in 2013 for their album “¿Con Quién Se queda el Perro?” The singers have won six Latin Grammy awards since 2007.
Their celebration and unity with minorities continued in a press release:
"We are overwhelmed with joy and honored to receive such recognition for this album, which has been so special to us and dedicated to the memory of our dear father. Our world is faced with difficult times and we are just grateful that as Mexican-Americans our music can be heard across the globe and hopefully make a positive impact towards human love and respect regardless of race, nationality or religion."
“This is for all the #Latinos all over the world!!! Esto es para todos los latinos del mundo!!!”
& Joy also shared their speech dedicated to minorities on Instagram.