Colombian singer Camilo and Dominican Juan Luis Guerra led the list of nominations for the 22nd edition of the Latin Grammy Awards announced this Tuesday by the Latin Recording Academy.
Camilo, who won his first Latin Grammy last year, has been nominated in 10 categories , including song of the year (‘Vida de rico’), record of the year and album of the year (‘Mis manos’). “Thankful to the fullest !! Long live diversity !!”, he wrote on Instagram. “I’m sorry to all the people that I came across at the London airport who may have thought I was crazy screaming and jumping all over the place,” added the Colombian, who is in the middle of a European tour.
Dominican Juan Luis Guerra has won six nominations , including record of the year and album of the year. With these, Guerra, 64, reaches 40 nominations in his vast musical career.
The hour of C. Tangana
For his part, C. Tangana has won five nominations with his successful album ‘El Madrileño’ , followed by reggaeton Bad Bunny , with four categories. Pablo Alborán and Nathy Peluso (with dual Spanish and Argentine nationality) have also garnered four nominations.
C. Tangana could win the album of the year award for ‘El madrileño’; the recording of the year and the best alternative song for ‘Te Olvidaste’, which he performs with Omar Apollo; for best pop-rock song for ‘Hong Kong’, which he sings with Andrés Calamaro; and again for best alternative song for ‘Nominao’, a collaboration with Jorge Drexler. The singer already has two Latin Grammys, although linked to his work with Rosalía on the song ‘Malamente’ and the album ‘El mal quer’. In addition, ‘El Madrileño’ has also distributed nominations to its producer Alizzz, one of the architects of the new Spanish urban sound and who aspires to the same awards as Tangana in addition to being a candidate for best producer of the year.
For its part, Alboran will fight for the award for album of the year and best traditional vocal pop album with ‘Vertigo’, and will also be a candidate for recording of the year and song of the year for ‘If you had wanted’.
The difference between the categories of song of the year and recording of the year is that the former exclusively recognizes the work of composers while the award for recording goes to performers, producers, engineers and other participants.
Nathy Peluso, who was born in Argentina but has lived in Spain for more than a decade and has dual citizenship, will compete for best urban fusion for her performance at ‘Bzrp music sessions’; best rap or hip-hop song for ‘Sana Sana’; best alternative song for ‘Agarrate’ and best alternative album for ‘Cramp’.
In Las Vegas
Caetano Veloso, and his son Tom Veloso, are the only Brazilians in the recording of the year category, with ‘Tal Vez’.
The Latin Grammy ceremony will be held in Las Vegas on November 18.
“Latin music has grown in popularity around the world. Not only is the Latino community one of the largest and fastest growing demographic groups in the United States, but its music is more popular than ever,” said the statement from the Latin Recording Academy.