Today nominations for the 12th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards were announced at a press conference at the Avalon in Hollywood.
Ten-time Latin GRAMMY and two-time GRAMMY winners Eduardo Cabra and Rene Perez of Calle 13 lead this year’s Latin GRAMMY nominations with a record 10 nods including for Album of the Year and Song of the Year. Producer/engineer Rafa Arcaute garnered six nods and Franco De Vita received five nominations while Latin GRAMMY winner Marco Antonio Solis was a four-time nominee.
This year’s Album Of The Year nominees features 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: “Latinoamerica” by Calle 13; “Tan Solo Tu” by Franco De Vita with Alejandra Guzman; “Gritar” by Luis Fonsi; “Golpes En El Corazon” by Los Tigres Del Norte; and “Lo Mejor De Mi Vida Eres Tu” by Ricky Martin featuring Natalia Jimenez.
The Best New Artist category highlights some of the brightest newcomers from around the Latin music world: Pablo Alboran (Spain), Max Capote (Uruguay/Argentina), Paula Fernandes (Brazil), Il Volo (Italy), and Sie7e (Puerto Rico).
The 12th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards, are set for Nov. 10 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, will be broadcast live on the Univision.