Brother-and-sister duo Jesse & Joy snagged their first gramophone at the 59th Annual Grammys on Sunday (Feb. 12). While there are endless ways to celebrate the win, the Un Besito Más singers chose to dedicate their “Best Latin Pop Album” award to the Latino community.
“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,” a teary-eyed Joy began. “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.”
After the star-studded event, the Grammy winners released a statement in tune with their speech earlier that night. “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,” they said.
Jesse & Joy’s pre-telecasted speech may not have reached the ears of millions tuned in over the weekend, but their message of love and unity speaks volumes this Valentine’s Day: