Jesse & Joy Dedicated Grammy To Hispanics In Tearful Acceptance Speech
Excerpt: HuffPost Latino
"We are so proud to be Mexican-American."
Beyoncé and Adele stole the show during the live portion of the 59th annual Grammy Awards, but the pre-telecast ceremony had a must-see heartwarming moment courtesy of Jesse & Joy.
The brother and sister duo took home a golden gramophone for Best Latin Pop Album for their LP “Un Besito Más,” the chart-topping group’s first Grammy ever. The win was emotional for the siblings because of the album’s connection to their late father, who died in 2013.
“Oh my God, I’m going to try not to make it a habit to cry every time,” Joy Huerta said on behalf of the group. “We want to thank God, our fans, the Academy. This means so much to us. The name of the album ‘Un Besito Más’ is a song we wrote for our daddy who passed away.”
“We are so proud to be Mexican-American, so this goes to all the Hispanics out there in this country,” Joy Huerta said. “To every minority group, we are with you, we stand with you.”
Jesse & Joy shared a video of their speech on their Instagram, with a Spanish and English caption that read: “This is for all the #Latinos all over the world!!!