12th Annual Latin GRAMMY Nominations Announced

Calle 13 leads diverse field with a record 10 nods, followed by producer/engineer Rafa Arcaute with six nominations and Franco De Vita with five

GRAMMYs/Dec 3, 2014 - 05:06 am

Nominations for the 12th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards were announced today at a press conference attended by national and international media at the Avalon in Hollywood, Calif. The event was streamed live on

The 12th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards, set for Nov. 10 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, will be broadcast live on the Univision Network from 8–11 p.m. ET/PT (7 p.m. Central).

"For more than 10 years now, the Latin GRAMMY nominations continue to bring together the worldwide Latin music community by recognizing excellence and impact in recorded Latin music," said Gabriel Abaroa Jr., President/CEO of The Latin Recording Academy. "It is always encouraging to see creative professionals acknowledging their peers and highlighting a varied and wide-ranging group of Latin music makers that reflects emerging talent as well as established artists. We look forward to another year of celebrating the best and brightest in Latin music, and to presenting another great telecast in Las Vegas on Nov. 10 with our friends and partners at Univision."

In another year that recognized a diverse array of music makers across numerous genres, the nominations highlight an eclectic mix of well-known and rising performers and creative professionals. Ten-time Latin GRAMMY and two-time GRAMMY winners Eduardo Cabra and René Perez of Calle 13 lead this year's Latin GRAMMY nominations with a record 10 nods: Album Of The Year (with Edgar Abraham, Rafa Arcaute, James Cruz, Iván Gutiérrez, Ramón Martínez, Edgardo Matta, Daniel Ovie, and Carlos Velázquez) and Best Urban Music Album for Entren Los Que Quieran; Album Of The Year, as producers, for Shakira's Sale El Sol (with Eduardo Bergallo, Michael Brauer, Lukas Burton, Gustavo Celis, Dave Clauss, John Hill, Alex Leader, Stephen Marcussen, Lester Méndez, Mark Needham, Joel Numa, Luis Fernando Ochoa, Andros Rodríguez, Jonathan Shakhovskoy, Shakira, and Ed Williams); Record Of The Year (with Felipe Alvarez, Rafa Arcaute, David Cárdenas, Iván Gutiérrez, Ramón Martinez, Edgardo Matta, Daniel Ovie, and Carlos Velázquez) and Song Of The Year (with Rafa Arcaute) for "Latinoamérica"; Best Urban Song for "Baile De Los Pobres" (with Rafa Arcaute); Best Alternative Song (with Rafa Arcaute) and Best Short Form Music Video (with Alejandro Santiago) for "Calma Pueblo"; Best Tropical Song for "Vamo' A Portarnos Mal"; and Producer Of The Year (with Rafa Arcaute).

Producer/engineer Rafa Arcaute has six nods: Album Of The Year for Calle 13's Entren Los Que Quieran (with Calle 13, Edgar Abraham, James Cruz, Iván Gutiérrez, Ramón Martinez, Edgardo Matta, Daniel Ovie, and Carlos Velázquez); Record Of The Year (with Calle 13, Felipe Álvarez, Rafa Arcaute, David Cárdenas, Iván Gutiérrez, Ramón Martínez, Edgardo Matta, Daniel Ovie, and Carlos Velázquez) and Song Of The Year (with Calle 13) for "Latinoamérica"; Best Urban Song for "Baile De Los Pobres" (with Calle 13); Best Alternative Song for "Calma Pueblo" (with Calle 13); and Producer Of The Year (with Calle 13).

Franco De Vita received five nominations: Album Of The Year (with David Cabrera, Mike Couzzi, Juan Pablo Falluca, and Sebastian Krys); Best Male Pop Vocal Album and Best Long Form Music Video (with Diego Alvarez and Vicente Solis) for En Primera Fila; and Record Of The Year (with David Cabrera, Juan Pablo Falluca, Alejandra Guzmán, and Sebastian Krys) and Best Short Form Music Video (with Diego Alvarez, Alejandra Guzmán and Vicente Solís) for "Tan Sólo Tú."

Latin GRAMMY winner Marco Antonio Solís scored four nominations: Song Of The Year and Best Regional Mexican Song for "¿A Dónde Vamos A Parar?"; Best Male Pop Vocal Album for En Total Plenitud; and Best Regional Mexican Song for "Tú Me Vuelves Loco."

Pablo Alborán, Desmond Child, Paquito D'Rivera, Sebastian Krys, Maná, Ricky Martin, Joan Sebastian, Shakira, and Zoé each garnered three nominations, and an eclectic mix of established and emerging music makers are among those with two nods each, including: Alex, Jorge Y Lena; Aureo Baqueiro; Rubén Blades; Gustavo Borner; Claudia Brant; David Cabrera; Doctor Krápula; Don Omar; Paula Fernandes; Alejandra Guzmán; Il Volo; La Vida Bohéme; Los Tigres Del Norte; Pitbull; Sie7e; Caetano Veloso; and Wisin Y Yandel.

This year's Album Of The Year nominees feature some of the most prominent names in Latin music: Alex, Jorge Y Lena for Alex, Jorge Y Lena; Calle 13 for Entren Los Que Quieran; Franco De Vita for En Primera Fila; Enrique Iglesias for Euphoria; and Shakira for Sale El Sol.

The race for Record Of The Year features a diverse array of musical styles and artists: "Latinoamérica" by Calle 13; "Tan Sólo Tú" by Franco De Vita with Alejandra Guzmán; "Gritar" by Luis Fonsi; "Golpes En El Corazón" by Los Tigres Del Norte; and "Lo Mejor De Mi Vida Eres Tú" by Ricky Martin featuring Natalia Jiménez.

The Best New Artist category highlights some of the brightest newcomers from around the Latin music world: Pablo Alborán (Spain), Max Capote (Uruguay/Argentina), Paula Fernandes (Brazil), Il Volo (Italy), and Sie7e (Puerto Rico).

Artists reading nominations this morning included Lena Burke and Jorge Villamizar of Latin pop trio Alex, Jorge Y Lena; urban/hip-hop duo Calle 13; Latin GRAMMY-winning producer Desmond Child; singer/songwriter Myriam Hernández; pop singer Merche; Norteño band Los Tucanes de Tijuana; Latin pop singer Reyli; and Ángel Mosqueda and Rodrigo Guardiola of alternative rock band Zoé.

The 12th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards will feature 46 categories and will be supported on radio via Univision Radio (the official Spanish-language radio network of the Latin GRAMMY Awards), and highlighted at and, featuring video interviews and behind-the-scenes footage from today's nominations announcement. Additionally, the telecast will be distributed internationally to more than 100 countries.

A limited number of tickets to the 12th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards will be available for sale to the public starting Sept. 15, and may be purchased at the Mandalay Bay Events Center box office or through Ticketmaster.

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Luis Fonsi To Maluma: Who Will Win Record Of The Year Latin GRAMMY?

Cast your vote. Who will voters choose for Record Of The Year at the 18th Latin GRAMMY Awards?

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Including the likes of Shakira and Carlos Vives to Natalia Lafourcade, Marc Anthony, Jesse & Joy, and Alejandro Sanz, the previous Latin GRAMMY winners for Record Of The Year reads like a who's who of Latin music. This year's nominees are no different.

With Rubén Blades' sensual "La Flor De La Canela," Luis Fonsi featuring Daddy Yankee's song of the summer "Despacito," Residente's impactful "Guerra," Ricky Martin with Maluma's Vente Pa' Ca," and Jorge Drexler's "El Surco," among others, this year's class of 18th Latin GRAMMY Awards nominees for Record Of The Year is loaded.  

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Enrique Iglesias Among Big Winners At 15th Latin GRAMMYs

Iglesias, Descemer Bueno and Gente De Zona win three Latin GRAMMYs each for smash collaboration "Bailando" at milestone 15th Latin GRAMMY Awards telecast

GRAMMYs/Nov 11, 2015 - 06:43 am

It was a milestone evening for The Latin Recording Academy as the organization celebrated 15 years of The Biggest Night in Latin Music. It also proved to be a milestone evening for Spanish singer/songwriter Enrique Iglesias, Cuban singer/songwriter Descemer Bueno and Cuban reggaeton group Gente De Zona, who each earned three statues at the 15th Latin GRAMMY Awards on Nov. 20 at MGM Grand Garden Arena. The artists' smash collaboration "Bailando" netted them each Latin GRAMMYs for Best Urban Performance, Best Urban Song and Song Of The Year. The trio performed the song live via satellite to conclude the telecast.

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Latin Album Sales Down In 2011, Adele Garners Most Radio Airplay

GRAMMYs/Dec 3, 2014 - 04:22 am

Latin Album Sales Down In 2011, Adele Garners Most Radio Airplay
Latin album sales in the United States and Puerto Rico decreased 4.3 percent to 11.8 million units in 2011, a smaller deficit compared to the 25 percent decline reported in 2010, according to The top-selling Latin album of the year was Prince Royce's Latin GRAMMY-nominated self-titled debut, which sold 186,000 units. Despite the decrease, sales of Latin digital albums reached 1.1 million units, up from 917,000 units in 2010, and sales of digital Latin tracks reached 20.6 million downloads, up from 18.8 million. In related year-end news, Adele's "Rolling In The Deep" garnered the most radio airplay in 2011, setting a Billboard record by appearing on 12 monitored airplay charts. Placing second was Pitbull's "Give Me Everything" featuring Afrojack, Nayer and Ne-Yo, followed by LMFAO's "Party Rock Anthem" featuring Lauren Bennett and GoonRock, and Katy Perry's "E.T." featuring Kanye West and "Firework." Perry won the title as the artist with the most radio airplay in 2011. (1/6)

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