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14th Annual Latin GRAMMY Nominations Announced

Javier Garza, Illya Kuryaki & The Valderramas and Carlos Vives top nominations with five each

GRAMMYs/Dec 3, 2014 - 05:06 am

The Latin Recording Academy announced nominations for the 14th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards at a press conference attended by national and international media at the Avalon in Hollywood, Calif. The event was streamed live on LatinGRAMMY.com (and is now available as video on demand), and was hosted by Gabriel Abaroa Jr., President/CEO of The Latin Recording Academy, and Univision television personality Chiquinquira "Chiqui" Delgado.

Javier Garza, Illya Kuryaki & The Valderramas and Carlos Vives top the nominations with five each; and Edgar Barrera, Andres Castro, Julio Reyes Copello, Alejandro Sanz, and Caetano Veloso are each up for four awards.

"Once again, it's gratifying to see the Latin GRAMMY Awards process produce a broad cross section of diverse and impressive nominees across multiple genres," said Abaroa. "This year's nominations truly reflect an exceptional and talented creative community that embodies some of the highest levels of excellence and artistry in their respective fields. With such a group of talented musicians, this year's Latin GRAMMY telecast will undoubtedly be memorable."

The nominees for Album Of The Year are Pablo Alborán, Tanto; Bajofondo, Presente; Miguel Bosé, Papitwo; Andrés Cepeda, Lo Mejor Que Hay En Mi Vida; Natalie Cole, En Español; Guaco, Escultura; Gian Marco, Versiones; Draco Rosa, Vida; Alejandro Sanz, La Música No Se Toca; and Carlos Vives, Corazón Profundo.

The nominees for Best New Artist are A Band Of Bitches, Leslie Cartaya, EliaCiM, Clarice Falcâo, Jesús Hidalgo, Maluma, Mojito Lite, Gaby Moreno, Quattro, and Milton Salcedo.

Nominated for Producer Of The Year are Rafael Arcaute, Sergio George, Javier Limón, Julio Reyes Copello, and Dan Warner.

Best Urban Performance has been added in the Urban Field this year, bringing the total number of categories to be recognized at the 14th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards to 48 in 18 Fields.

Artists reading nominations this morning included nine-time GRAMMY winner Natalie Cole, Latin GRAMMY winner Aida Cuevas, bachata artist Leslie Grace, singer/songwriter Gaby Moreno, two-time Latin GRAMMY-winning singer/songwriter Draco Rosa, singer/songwriter Syntek, and five-time Latin GRAMMY and GRAMMY winner Julieta Venegas.

This year's Latin GRAMMY Awards process registered a record-breaking 9,400-plus submissions over a 12-month eligibility period (Jul. 1, 2012 – Jun. 30, 2013), and all members of The Latin Recording Academy were able to submit entries for consideration through an online entry process. Final ballots will be mailed on Oct. 1 to the voting members of The Latin Recording Academy, and they are due back to the accounting firm Deloitte by Oct. 22, where they will be tabulated and the results kept secret until the Latin GRAMMY telecast. This year, for the second time, The Latin Recording Academy and Spotify will work together to offer voting members and all music fans the opportunity to listen to nominated music for the 14th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards. More details will be announced shortly.

The 14th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards, set for Thursday, Nov. 21 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). The telecast will be supported on radio via Univision Radio (the official Spanish-language radio network of the Latin GRAMMY Awards), and highlighted on the Internet at www.latingrammy.com and www.univisionmusica.com, 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 this year's Latin GRAMMY Awards will be available for sale to the public on Sept. 25 at 10 a.m. PT, and may be purchased at the Mandalay Bay Events Center box office (877.632.7400) or through Ticketmaster.

For a complete list of nominees, media credentialing instructions and more information, visit The Latin Recording Academy's newly designed website and its social networks on Twitter and Facebook.

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

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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?

GRAMMYs/Oct 1, 2017 - 08:57 pm

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.  

Which song do you think will take home the Latin GRAMMY for Record Of The Year? Cast your vote below.

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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.

Winning two GRAMMYs each were the late flamenco guitarist Paco de Lucía, who won Album Of The Year and Best Flamenco Album for Canción Andaluza; Puerto Rican duo Calle 13; Uruguayan singer/songwriter Jorge Drexler; and Colombian singer/songwriter Carlos Vives. Venezuelan singer/songwriter Mariana Vega was among the first-time Latin GRAMMY winners, taking home Best New Artist honors.

For more on the 15th Latin GRAMMY Awards, visit www.latingrammy.com.

EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE: Mexican Institute Of Sound Takes Gaby Moreno Into New Musical Territory With Mystifying "Yemayá"

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EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE: Mexican Institute Of Sound Takes Gaby Moreno Into New Musical Territory With Mystifying "Yemayá"

Listen to the synth-infused track blending pop and Latin sounds that's named after the Afro-Carribean goddess who represents fertility, water and self-love

GRAMMYs/Jun 25, 2020 - 08:56 pm

Anything Mexican Institute Of Sound (MIS), a.k.a Camilo Lara, touches turns into musical gold. The Mexican producer and artist proves that with celebrated GRAMMY-nominated singer/songwriter Gaby Moreno in "Yemayá."

Moreno, whose soothing voice we have heard magically adapt to a range of genres including Americana, Latin folk and R&B, continues exploring her creative range this time with GRAMMY-nominated Lara in the synth-infused, mystifying track blending pop and Latin sounds. The catchy song about the overpowering feeling of love is named after the Afro-Carribean goddess who represents fertility, water and self-love.

Moreno told the Recording Academy she and Lara wanted to capture the deity's essence in their collaboration:

"She's a powerful woman of color taking all forms. It's a universal theme and we wanted to incorporate this mysterious and mystic figure into the song, since it's part of the folklore of many different cultures." 

The song, which Lara brought to Moreno and was written in one day in 2019 at Red Bull Studios, takes Moreno into new territory. 

"I’ve been a big admirer of [Lara's] work and esthetic and the way he blends Latin folk music with electronic and hip hop. I come from a fairly different musical background, having very rarely experimented with synths and those kinds of sounds, so this was a really fun and different collaboration for me," she said. "I got to step out of my comfort zone and bring forth something a bit unusual but very much enjoyable, nonetheless."

The Guatemalan singer/songwriter will also soon be releasing "Fire Inside," a song she wrote with Andrew Bissell. The song has already been featured on ABC’s "Station 19", TLC’s promo "I Am Jazz," UK’s "Free Rein," NBC’s "American Ninja Warrior" and recently on YouTube’s "Dear Class of 2020."

Moreno is also working on an upcoming album she will produce herself and is also producing other artists. 

Listen to "Yemayá" in full above. 

Save The Date: The 2020 Latin GRAMMY Nominations Will Be Announced September 29

Jennifer Lopez, Ricky Martin To Headline 2018 Calibash Las Vegas

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Jennifer Lopez, Ricky Martin To Headline 2018 Calibash Las Vegas

Maluma, Ozuna, Bad Bunny, and Farruko also slated to perform at the second annual Sin City concert on Jan. 27; L.A. concert slated for Jan. 20

GRAMMYs/Jan 11, 2018 - 12:28 am

Get ready for the second annual Calibash Las Vegas, one of the hottest concert events of the year celebrating Latin urban music.

The 2018 installment of the Sin City show will be headlined by Jennifer Lopez and Ricky Martin, with Maluma, Ozuna, Bad Bunny, and Farruko also slated to perform. It will be held at T-Mobile Arena on Jan. 27, just one week after the Los Angeles event.

"Undoubtedly, this is the best opportunity to enjoy with your loved ones this first-class show, in Las Vegas and as the official Latin party of the beginning of the year," said Lucas Piña, senior vice president of SBS Entertainment, according to Billboard.

The week prior, Los Angeles' 11th annual Calibash will be held at Staples Center on Jan. 20. The L.A. lineup will feature J Balvin, Lopez, Wisin Y Yandel, Bad Bunny, Ozuna, Becky G, Natti Natasha, and French Montana.

Tickets for both the Los Angeles and Las Vegas concerts are on sale now vis AXS.

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