RESIDENTE LEADS LATIN GRAMMY® NOMINATIONS WITH NINE, FOLLOWED BY MALUMA WITH SEVEN, AND SHAKIRA WITH SIX; KEVIN JIMÉNEZ ADG, JUANES, AND MON LAFERTE
RECEIVE FIVE EACH
Rafa Arcaute, Tom Coyne, Luis Fonsi, Vicente García, Nicky Jam, Natalia Lafourcade, Danay Suarez, and Daddy Yankee each earned four nominations
“Amárrame,” “Despacito,” “Chantaje,” “El Ratico,” “El Surco,” “Felices Los 4,” “La Flor De La Canela,” “Guerra,” “Quiero Que Vuelvas,” and “Vente Pa’ Ca” vie for Record Of The Year
MIAMI (September 26, 2017) — The Latin Recording Academy® has announced the nominees for the 18th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards®, the preeminent honor for excellence in Latin music and the only peer-presented Latin music accolade. The nominees include a diverse group of established artists and newcomers. Leading the list are Residente with nine nominations, Maluma with seven, Shakira with six, and Kevin Jiménez ADG, Juanes, and Mon Laferte with five each. Latin GRAMMYwinners will be revealed November 16, 2017, live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, and broadcast on the Univision Network from 8–11 p.m. ET (5–8 p.m. PT).
In addition to the top nominees, several artists and technical professionals received four nominations each: Rafa Arcaute (producer and engineer), Tom Coyne (engineer), Luis Fonsi, Vicente García, Nicky Jam, Natalia Lafourcade, Danay Suarez, and Daddy Yankee.
“More than ever, Latin music continues to have an enormous cultural impact by uniting people throughout the world,” said Gabriel Abaroa Jr., President/CEO of The Latin Recording Academy. “Many of this year’s nominees have expanded beyond traditional genres to create different fusions through creative collaborations. These artists, producers, and writers, united by artistic excellence and devotion to their craft, have come together to deliver eclectic music that has resulted in worldwide success.”
The Record Of The Year list is composed of a diverse group of artists, genres and interesting collaborations, such as “Amárrame,” “Despacito,” “Chantaje,” “El Ratico,””El Surco,” “Felices Los 4,” “La Flor De La Canela,” “Guerra,” “Quiero Que Vuelvas,” and “Vente Pa’ Ca.”
The Latin GRAMMY Awards are voted on by The Latin Recording Academy’s international membership body of music makers, who represent all genres and creative disciplines, including recording artists, songwriters, producers, mixers, and engineers. The 2017 nominees were selected from nearly 10,000 submissions across 48 categories during the eligibility period (July 1, 2016 through May 31, 2017). Voting members will begin the final round of online voting on September 28. Winners will be revealed November 16, 2017, during the 18th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards Premiere and telecast ceremonies.
Following is a list of the nominations in some of the 48 categories. They feature an array of musical genres, as well as some of the most prominent names and brightest newcomers in Latin music. For the complete list of nominees, please visit LatinGRAMMY.com.
Album Of The Year
Record Of The Year
Song Of The Year (A Songwriter’s Award)
Best New Artist
Best Contemporary Pop Vocal Album
Best Urban Fusion / Performance
Best Alternative Music Album
Best Regional Song (A Songwriter’s Award)
Best MPB (Música Popular Brasileira) Album
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