15th Annual Latin Grammy Awards nominations announced

The Latin Recording Academy has announced nominations for the 15th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards digitally via LatinGRAMMY.com and Twitter. Eduardo Cabra of Calle 13 leads the field with ten nominations; Calle 13 garners nine nods; Andrés Castro earns eight; Tom Coyne receives seven; Julio Reyes Copello and Carlos Vives each receive six nominations; and Descemer Bueno and Enrique Iglesias net five nominations each.

Artists vying for Best New Artist are Aneeka, Linda Briceño, Caloncho, Julio César, Pablo López, Miranda, Periko & Jessi León, Daniela Spalla, Juan Pablo Vega, and Mariana Vega. The 15th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards, set for Thursday, November 20th at the MGM Grand Garden Area in Las Vegas, will be broadcast live on the Univision Network from 8-11 p.m. ET/PT (7 p.m. Central). A limited number of tickets are now on sale and may be purchased through Ticketmaster.

“In this, our 15th anniversary year, we received more than 10,000 entries and the nominations continue to reflect a dynamic and vibrant worldwide Latin music community of artists, producers, engineers, songwriters and everyone involved in the recording process,” said Gabriel Abaroa Jr., President/CEO of The Latin Recording Academy. “With the roster of multi-talented nominees, it is reassuring that this peer-recognized award is truly focused on acknowledging the quality of material and excellence in recorded music and reflects the evolution of not only our awards process but the growth of the organization in recognizing the best and most current representation of music. And once again, we are excited to partner with Univision and the MGM Grand Garden Arena to present what is sure to be one of the most memorable telecasts in Latin GRAMMY history.”

Following is a sampling of nominations, featuring an array of musical styles, artists and creators (or professionals), as well as some of the most prominent names and brightest newcomers in Latin music:

GENERAL FIELD

Album Of The Year:

3.0 — Marc Anthony
Tangos — Rubén Blades
Multiviral — Calle 13
Elypse — Camila
Canción Andaluza — Paco de Lucía
Raíz — Lila Downs, Niña Pastori y Soledad
Bailar En La Cueva — Jorge Drexler
Fonseca Sinfónico — Fonseca
Somos — Jarabe De Palo
Más + Corazón Profundo — Carlos Vives

Record Of The Year:

“Donde Está El Amor — Pablo Alborán Featuring Jesse & Joy
“Cambio De Piel” — Marc Anthony
“Respira El Momento” — Calle 13
“Decidiste Dejarme” — Camila
“Universos Paralelos” — Jorge Drexler Featuring Ana Tijoux
“Llegaste Tú” — Luis Fonsi Featuring Juan Luis Guerra
“Bailando” — Enrique Iglesias Featuring Descemer Bueno & Gente De Zona
“Darte Un Beso” — Prince Royce
“Cuando Nos Volvamos A Encontrar” — Carlos Vives Featuring Marc Anthony
“El Mar De Sus Ojos”— Carlos Vives Featuring ChocQuibTown

Song Of The Year:

“A Bossa Nova É Foda” — Caetano Veloso, songwriter; performed by Caetano Veloso
“Bailando” — Descemer Bueno, Gente De Zona, Enrique Iglesias, songwriters; performed by Enrique Iglesias Featuring Descemer Bueno & Gente De Zona
“Cambio De Piel” — Yoel Henríquez & Julio Reyes Copello, songwriters; performed by Marc Anthony
“Corazones Invencibles” — Manu Moreno & Aleks Syntek, songwriters; performed by Aleks Syntek
“Cuando Nos Volvamos A Encontrar” — Andrés Castro, Carlos Vives, songwriters; performed by Carlos Vives Featuring Marc Anthony
“Darte Un Beso” — Andrés Castro, Guianko Gómez, Juan Riveros & Prince Royce, songwriters; performed by Prince Royce
“Decidiste Dejarme” — Mario Domm, Lauren Evans & Mónica Vélez, songwriters; performed by Camila
“Mi Tesoro” — Jesse & Joy, songwriters; performed by Jesse & Joy
“Ojos Color Sol” — Calle 13 & Silvio Rodríquez, songwriters; performed by Calle 13 Featuring Silvio Rodríguez
“Universos Paralelos” — Jorge Drexler & Ana Tijoux, songwriters; performed by Jorge Drexler Featuring Ana Tijoux

POP FIELD

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album

Amor En Portofino — Andrea Bocelli
Tiempo — Linda Briceño
Orígenes: El Bolero Volumen 2 — Café Quijano
Fonseca Sinfónica — Fonseca
Gracias Por Estar Aquí — Marco Antonio Solís

URBAN FIELD

Best Urban Performance

“6AM” — J Balvin Featuring Farruko
“Adentro” — Calle 13
“Bailando” — Enrique Iglesias Featuring Descemer Bueno & Gente De Zona
“Pura Vida” — Don Omar
“Que Viva La Vida” — Wisin

ROCK FIELD

Best Rock Album

Palosanto — Bunbury
Ama-Zonas — Doctor Krápula
Don Tetto — Don Tetto
El Final Del Mundo Vol. II: Nada Es Imposible — Luz Verde
Agua Maldita — Molotov

ALTERNATIVE FIELD

Best Alternative Music Album

Romantisísmico — Babasónicos
Fruta — Caloncho
Los Cafres — 25 Años De Música! — Los Cafres
El Vuelo Del Pez — Siddhartha
Aquelarre — Sig Ragga

TROPICAL FIELD

Best Salsa Album

3.0 — Marc Anthony
Déjame Así — Maite Hontelé
Mis Mejores Recuerdos — Tito Nieves
First Class To Havana — Aymee Nuviola
50 Aniversario — Mario Ortiz All Star Band

REGIONAL-MEXICAN FIELD

Best Norteño Album

Amor Amor — Conjunto Primavera
XX Años — El Poder Del Norte
En Tus Manos — Los Rieleros Del Norte
Por Ti — Pesado
Clásicas De Ayer Y Siempre — Polo Urias Y Su Máquina Norteña

Brazilian FIELD

Best MPB (Musica Popular Brasileira) Album

Calma Aí, Coração Ao Vivo — Zeca Baleiro
De Graça — Jeneci
Inventario Encontra Ivan Lins— Ivan Lins
Verdade, Uma Ilusão — Marisa Monte
Caymmi — Nana, Dori E Danilo

This year’s Latin GRAMMY Awards process registered a record-breaking 10,000-plus submissions over a 12-month eligibility period (July 1, 2013-June 30, 2014), and all members of The Latin Recording Academy were able to submit entries for consideration through an online entry process. Final ballots will be mailed on Oct. 1 to the voting members of The Latin Recording Academy, and they are due back to the accounting firm of Deloitte by Oct. 22, when they will be tabulated and the results will be revealed on the Latin GRAMMY telecast. This year, for the third time, The Latin Recording Academy and Spotify will work together to offer voting members and all music fans the opportunity to listen to nominated music for the 15th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards. More details will be announced shortly.

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