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14th Annual Latin Grammy Nominations Announced



The Latin Recording Academy announced the award nominees for this year's Latin Grammys earlier today at a press conference in Hollywood. The broadcast was streamed live on LatinGrammy.com. Natalie Cole, Aida Cuevas, Leslie Grace, Gaby Moreno Draco Rosa, Syntek and Julieta Venegas hosted the event.

"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 Gabriel Abaroa Jr., the President/CEO if the Latin Recording Academy, in a press release. "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."

This year features the addition of Best Urban Performance to the "Urban Music" field, making the total categories to 48 (in 18 fields).

Many artists this year are nominated in multiple categories. Javier Garza, Illya Kuryaki & The Valderrramas and Carlos Vives lead the Latin Grammy nominations with five each. While Edgar Barrera, Andres Castro, Julio Reyes Copello, Alejandro Sanz, and Caetano Veloso each received four nominations.

Below is a sampling of notable nominees, according to the press release. To view the full list, go to LatinGrammy.com. The 14th Annual Latin Grammy Awards will air live from Las Vegas Nov. 21 on Univision Network at 8 p.m. ET.


Album Of The Year:

Tanto by Pablo Alborán
Presente by Bajofondo
Papitwo by Miguel Bosé
Lo Mejor Que Hay En Mi Vida by Andrés Cepeda
En Español by Natalie Cole
Escultura by Guaco
Versiones by Gian Marco
Vida by Draco Rosa
La Música No Se Toca by Alejandro Sanz
Corazón Profundo by Carlos Vives

Record Of The Year:

"Tanto" by Pablo Alborán
"Vivir Mi Vida" by Marc Anthony
"La Nave Del Olvido" by Buika
"Lo Mejor Que Hay En Mi Vida" by Andrés Cepeda
"Bachata Rosa" by Natalie Cole Duet With Juan Luis Guerra
"Desde Lejos" by Santiago Cruz
"Más Y Más" by Draco Rosa Featuring Ricky Martin
"Mi Marciana" by Alejandro Sanz
"Um Abraçaço" by Caetano Veloso
"Volví A Nacer" by Carlos Vives

Best New Artist:

A Band Of Bitches
Leslie Cartaya
Clarice Falcâo
Jesús Hidalgo
Mojito Lite
Gaby Moreno
Milton Salcedo

Song Of The Year:

"Esse Cara Sou Eu" by Roberto Carlos, songwriter (Roberto Carlos)
"La Que Me Gusta" by José Luis Pardo, songwriter (Los Amigos Invisibles)
"Llorar" by Mario Domm, Hanna Huerta & Jesse & Joy, songwriters (Jesse & Joy Featuring Mario Domm)
"Lo Mejor Que Hay En Mi Vida" by Amaury Gutiérrez, songwriter (Andrés Cepeda)
"Mi Marciana" by Alejandro Sanz, songwriter (Alejandro Sanz)
"Mi Novia Se Me Está Poniendo Vieja" by Ricardo Arjona, songwriter (Ricardo Arjona)
"Si Yo Fuera Tú" by Jorge Luis Piloto, songwriter (Gilberto Santa Rosa)
"Sólo El Amor Nos Salvará" by Aleks Syntek, songwriter (Syntek Featuring Malú)
"Um Abraçaço" by Caetano Veloso, songwriter (Caetano Veloso)
"Volví A Nacer" by Andrés Castro & Carlos Vives, songwriters (Carlos Vives)


Best Contemporary Pop Vocal Album 

Papitwo by Miguel Bosé
Vida by Draco Rosa
La Música No Se Toca by Alejandro Sanz
Syntek by Syntek
Los Momentos by Julieta Venegas


 Best Urban Performance 

"Rompe La Cintura" by Alexis y Fido
"Pegaíto Suavecito" by Elvis Crespo Featuring Fito Blanko
"Amor" by Illya Kuryaki & The Valderramas
"Echa Pa'llá (Manos Pa'rriba)" by Pitbull Featuring Papayo
"Quien Manda" by Mala Rodríguez


Best Rock Album

 Blanco by Eruca Sativa
Será by La Vida Bohème
La Velocidad De La Luz by Los Bunkers
El Calor Del Pleno Invierno by No Te Va Gustar
99% by Ska-P


Best Alternative Music Album 

Elegancia Tropical by Bomba Estéreo
El Objeto Antes Llamado Disco by Café Tacvba
Chances by Illya Kuryaki & The Valderramas
Mujer Divina - Homenaje A Agustín Lara by Natalia Lafourcade
Solstis by León Larregui


Best Salsa Album  

Una Mujer Que Canta by Albita
25 Años, 25 éxitos, 25 Artistas by Guayacán
Me Llamaré Tuyo by Víctor Manuelle
Que Seas Feliz by Tito Nieves
Gilberto Santa Rosa by Gilberto Santa Rosa
Sergio George Presents Salsa Giants by Varios Artistas

Best Contemporary Tropical Album 

Leslie Grace by Leslie Grace
Escultura by Guaco
Asondeguerra Tour by Juan Luis Guerra
Amor Total by Toby Love
Amarle by Vocal Song


Best Norteño Album 

En Peligro De Extinción by Intocable
Hoy Y Siempre by Los Canarios De Michoacán
A Las Personas De Mi Vida by Emilio Navaira
Mi Promesa by Pesado
Y Ahora Resulta by Voz De Mando


Best Tango Album 

Tango Nostalgias by Julio Botti
Romance De La Luna Tucumana by Diego El Cigala
Tangos Y Canciones Criollas by Hernán Lucero
Piazzolla De Cámara by Ramírez-Satorre
Amsterdam Meets New Tango by Pablo Ziegler & Metropole Orkest, Conducted By Jules Buckley

Producer Of The Year

Rafael Arcaute
Sergio George
Javier Limón
Julio Reyes Copello
Dan Warner

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