Nominations for Latin Grammys announced; Calle 13 gets 10
The nominees for the 12th Latin Grammys were announced this morning in Los Angeles, and Calle 13 leads the charge with a record 10 nominations. The ceremony, which is scheduled to take place on Nov. 10 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, highlights the best music recorded in Spanish or Portuguese.
This year's album of the year nominees are: 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."
For record of the year, the nods go to: "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 draws from young artists from all over the Latin-speaking world: Pablo Alborán (Spain), Max Capote (Uruguay/Argentina), Paula Fernandes (Brazil), Il Volo (Italy) and Sie7e (Puerto Rico) will compete for the trophy.
A full list of the nominations will arrive shortly.
-- Randall Roberts
Photo: Rene Perez (Residente) of Calle 13 performs at the Latin Grammy Awards in 2009. Credit: EPA