Category: Latin Grammys

Calle 13 dominates Latin Grammys nominations

The Puerto Rican duo receive a record 10 nominations from the Latin Recording Academy.

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To Latin music aficionados, the key question for this year's 12th Latin Grammys wasn't whether the Puerto Rican urban/hip-hop duo Calle 13 would receive any nominations.

The question was: How many?

The answer, 10, is a record number for the Latin Recording Academy, and includes nods to Calle 13 in the principal categories of album of the year for “Entren Los Que Quieran,” a nomination they share with Edgar Abraham and Rafa Arcaute, among others, and record of the year, for their genre-crossing disc “Latinoamérica.”

The nominations were announced Wednesday at the Avalon Hollywood, with the awards to be handed out Nov. 10 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas.

Photos: A look at the top 2011 Latin Grammy nominees

For record of the year, the other nominees besides “Latinoamérica” are “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 throughout 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.

As in previous years, the nominations balanced many familiar names such as Ricky Martin, Los Tigres, Shakira and Enrique Iglesias with lesser-known, minor-label (or label-less) talents. Among the surprises was the popular L.A. club band La Santa Cecilia receiving a nomination for best tropical song for their tune “La Negra.”

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Latin Grammys: The complete list of nominees

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The 12th Latin Grammy nominations were announced Wednesday in Los Angeles, and Calle 13 leads with a record 10. The ceremony highlighting the best music recorded in Spanish or Portuguese will take place Nov. 10 in Las Vegas.

Below is a complete list of the 2011 nominations as provided by the Latin Recording Academy.

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Nominations for Latin Grammys announced; Calle 13 gets 10

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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."

Photos: A look at the top 2011 Latin Grammy nominees 

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.  

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-- Randall Roberts

Photo: Rene Perez (Residente) of Calle 13 performs at the Latin Grammy Awards in 2009. Credit: EPA

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