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Smash Hit 'Despacito' Shut Out at Grammy Awards as Dancer Garners National Attention

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    Who is Despacito Dancer Zuleyka Rivera?

    (Published Monday, Jan. 29, 2018)

    What to Know

    • The song, which was certified diamond after selling over 10 million copies, was nominated for three awards but was unable to win any.

    • Fans got a chance to hear the mega hit again on Sunday as the duo were joined on stage by dancer and former Miss Universe Zuleyka Rivera.

    • The 2006 Miss Universe has been a regular guest and special host for Un Nuevo Dia, broadcast mornings on NBC sister network Telemundo.

    While it was the song that dominated the music scene for much of the second half of 2017, Luis Fonsi’s smash hit “Despacito” came up short during Sunday’s 60th Grammy Awards.

    The song, which was certified diamond after selling over 10 million copies, was nominated for three awards – Song of the Year, Record of the Year and Fonsi along with Daddy Yankee as Best Pop Duo or Group – but didn't win any.

    Fans got a chance to hear the mega hit again on Sunday during the ceremony inside New York City’s Madison Square Garden, as the duo were joined on stage by dancer and former Miss Universe Zuleyka Rivera.

    The Puerto Rico native, who appeared in the video for Despacito, posted a video of herself after arriving on the red carpet and shortly before performing on stage.

    The 2006 Miss Universe is a regular guest and special host for Un Nuevo Dia, broadcast mornings on NBC Universal sister network Telemundo.  Rivera also has a successful modelling career and owns her own clothing line.

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