Nicky Jam Makes Everyone Tear Up After First Latin Grammy Win; Dedicates Award To Paris Attacks Victims

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Nicky Jam accepts the award for best urban performace for "El Perdon" during the 2015 Latin Grammy Awards in Las Vegas, Nevada November 19, 2015. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

The 2015 Latin Grammys was a night filled with amazing performances, party-starting collaborations, gorgeous red carpet looks and big wins. Mexican artist Natalia Lafourcade swept the awards show, nabbing most of the six nominations she had with "Hasta La Raiz." Juan Luis Guerra nabbed the top award of the night for Album of the Year with "Todo Tiene Su Hora." Meanwhile, J Balvin and Nicky Jam become first time Latin Grammy winners.

One of the acceptance speeches that touched our hearts, however, was Nicky's, who was extremely excited when his name was called out for Best Urban Performance, nabbing the title from nominees such as Alexis & Fido and Maluma

"Balvin I told you!," he expressed once he stepped in front of the microphone. He then unleashed a heartwarming acceptance speech that came from the heart with a hint of tears. The Puerto Rican rapper said the following:

"I want to thank all of my fans, but first and foremost, I want to thank God the almighty. Without him we don't breathe, we don't do anything. Thank you to Colombia for giving me a second opportunity in my career. I want to thank my country Puerto Rico for giving me the flavor I have and bringing music to the world. Dad, I love you. I know you're watching me and you must be crying, I love you. To my children, I love you. My mom in Dominican Republic, I love you, And this award is dedicated to the people in Paris, for what happened. God Bless you."

The urban artist, who performed twice at the awards show ---once with OMI and the other with Silvestre Dangond--- won the Latin Grammy for his song "El Perdon" featuring Enrique Iglesias. The single is easily one of the summer hit songs of the year, which spent 26 consecutive weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard charts. Congrats Nicky!

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Jessica Lucia Roiz

Jessica L. Roiz is a Miami-based bilingual journalist of Nicaraguan descent. In addition to Latin Times, she's published in VOXXI, The Miami Herald, Huffington Post, La Opinion, El Nuevo Herald, The Latin Kitchen and more. With over 10-years experience in digital media, she's nothing but passionate and creative with her work. When she's not writing or editing videos, she can be found listening to rock en Español, dancing bachata, reading Paulo Coelho, missing Selena Quintanilla or relaxing in Nicaragua. She's also the founder of ALoNica con la Roiz and PulsoPOP