The Latin Recording Academy announces the nominees of the 20th Annual Latin Grammy Awards, the international distinction that celebrates excellence in Latin music and the only Latin music award awarded among music professionals.
Alejandro Sanz is the favorite for this twentieth edition of the Latin Grammy to be nominated in a total of eight categories, including Album of the Year and Best Contemporary Vocal Pop Album by #ElDisco (Universal Music, 2019).
In addition, two of the songs on the album, ‘I have nothing’ and ‘My favorite person’ (with Camila Cabello), compete in the Song and Recording of the Year categories.
Rosalia closely follows Alejandro Sanz with five nominations, two of them competing against Madrid with his album ‘El mal querer’ in the categories of Album of the Year and Best Contemporary Vocal Pop Album.
The Catalan is also nominated for ‘Aute Cuture’ -Recording of the Year-, ‘With height’ -Best Urban Song- and ‘I think of you look -Best Pop Song-. ‘El mal querer’ is also nominated for awards related to design and production.
For his collaboration as a co-producer with Rosalia, El Guincho is also nominated for five awards. Other artists such as Juan Luis Guerra, Fonseca, Andrés Calamaro and Tony Succar (four each) also monopolize.
Among Spanish musicians also highlights Leiva, who receives three nominations for Best Pop-Rock Album, Best Song -‘Godzilla’- and Best Design.
In addition, Aitana is nominated for Best New Artist with Burning Caravan, Cami, Fer Casillas, Chipi Chacón, Elsa and Elmar, Greeicy, Juan Ingaramo, Paulo Londra and Nella.
The Album of the Year category is composed of a diverse group of artists: Paula Arenas (Visceral), Rubén Blades (Road Gang Paradise), Andrés Calamaro (Cargar La Suerte), Fonseca (Agustín), Luis Fonsi (Vida), Rosalía (El Mal Querer), Alejandro Sanz (#ELDISCO), Ximena Sariñana (Where will the Girls Dance?), Tony Succar (Mas De Mi) and Sebastián Yatra (Fantasia).
In the category of Recording of the Year compete Marc Anthony (‘Look like Friday’), Andrés Calamaro (‘Sharp truths’), Vicente García (‘ There ‘), Juan Luis Guerra (‘ Kitipun ‘), Juanes with Alessia Cara (‘ Wanting better ‘), Juanes with Lalo Ebratt (‘ La plata ‘), Rosalía (‘ Aute cuture ‘), Alejandro Sanz with Camila Cabello (‘ My favorite person ‘), Alejandro Sanz (‘ I have nothing ‘) and Ximena Sariñana ( ‘Coward’).
Beyond the performers, sound engineer Jaycen Joshua aspires to eight awards for his work for Juanes, Rosalía, Luis Fonsi or Sebastian Yatra. The engineer David Kutch can take six prizes, like the producers Andrés Torres, Mauricio Rengifo and Julio Reyes Copello.
In the Latin Grammy process, music creators vote around the world, who are part of the Latin Recording Academy and represent the various genres and creative fields, including artists, composers, musicians, producers and engineers from Mix and study.
This year’s nominees were selected from approximately 15,500 entries in 50 categories and reflect a variety of consolidated and new artists who made recordings during the eligibility period – June 1, 2018 to May 31, 2019 -.
The final round of voting to select the Latin Grammy winners will begin on October 3. The Latin Recording Academy will reveal the winners on November 14 at the Latin Grammy Premiere and at the ceremony that the Univision Network will broadcast live that same day from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.