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
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 GRAMMY winners 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
Salsa Big Band — Rubén Blades and Roberto Delgado & Orquesta
Obras Son Amores — Antonio Carmona
A La Mar — Vicente García
Fénix — Nicky Jam
Mis Planes Son Amarte — Juanes
La Trenza — Mon Laferte
Musas (Un Homenaje Al Folclore Latinoamericano En Manos De Los Macorinos, Vol. 1) — Natalia Lafourcade
Residente — Residente
El Dorado — Shakira
Palabras Manuales — Danay Suarez
Record Of The Year
"La Flor De La Canela" — Rubén Blades
"El Surco" — Jorge Drexler
"Quiero Que Vuelvas" — Alejandro Fernández
"Despacito" — Luis Fonsi featuring Daddy Yankee
"El Ratico" — Juanes featuring Kali Uchis
"Amárrame" — Mon Laferte featuring Juanes
"Felices Los 4" — Maluma
"Vente Pa' Ca" — Ricky Martin featuring Maluma
"Guerra" — Residente
"Chantaje" — Shakira featuring Maluma
Song Of The Year (A Songwriter's Award)
"Amárrame" — Mon Laferte, songwriter (Mon Laferte featuring Juanes)
"Chantaje" — Kevin Mauricio Jiménez Londoño, Bryan Snaider Lezcano Chaverra, Joel Antonio López Castro, Maluma and Shakira, songwriters (Shakira featuring Maluma)
"Desde Que Estamos Juntos" — Descemer Bueno and Melendi, songwriters (Melendi)
"Despacito" — Daddy Yankee, Erika Ender and Luis Fonsi, songwriters (Luis Fonsi featuring Daddy Yankee)
"Ella" — Ricardo Arjona, songwriter (Ricardo Arjona)
"Felices Los 4" — Mario Cáceres, Kevin Mauricio Jiménez Londoño, Maluma, Servando Primera, Stiven Rojas and Bryan Snaider Lezcano Chaverra, songwriters (Maluma)
"Guerra" — Residente and Jeff Trooko, songwriters (Residente)
"La Fortuna" — Diana Fuentes and Tommy Torres, songwriters (Diana Fuentes featuring Tommy Torres)
"Tú Sí Sabes Quererme" — Natalia Lafourcade, songwriter (Natalia Lafourcade featuring Los Macorinos)
"Vente Pa' Ca " — Nermin Harambasic, Maluma, Ricky Martin, Mauricio Montaner, Ricky Montaner, Lars Pedersen, Carl Ryden, Justin Stein, Ronny Vidar Svendsen and Anne Judith Stokke Wik, songwriters (Ricky Martin featuring Maluma)
Best New Artist
Martina La Peligrosa
Mau y Ricky
Best Contemporary Pop Vocal Album
Hijos Del Mar — David Bisbal
Rompiendo Fronteras — Alejandro Fernández
Flora Y Faῦna — Camila Luna
El Dorado — Shakira
Extended Play Yatra — Sebastián Yatra
Best Urban Fusion / Performance
"Si Tu Novio Te Deja Sola" — J. Balvin featuring Bad Bunny
"Despacito" (Remix) — Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee featuring Justin Bieber
"El Amante" — Nicky Jam
"Dagombas En Tamale" — Residente
"Chantaje" — Shakira featuring Maluma
Best Alternative Music Album
Jei Beibi — Café Tacvba
Apocalipsis Zombi — El Cuarteto de Nos
La Trenza — Mon Laferte
La Promesa De Thamar — Sig Ragga
Palabras Manuales — Danay Suarez
Best Regional Song (A Songwriter's Award)
"Compromiso Descartado" — Espinoza Paz, songwriter (Leonardo Aguilar)
"Ganas De Volver" — Horacio Palencia, songwriter (Horacio Palencia)
"Sentimiento Emborrachado" — Raúl Jiménez E. and Chucho Rincón, songwriters (Santiago Arroyo)
"Siempre Es Así" — Juan Treviño, songwriter (Juan Treviño featuring AJ Castillo)
"Vale La Pena" — Edgar Barrera, Martín Castro Ortega and Alfonso Lizárraga, songwriters (Banda El Recodo de Cruz Lizárraga)
Best MPB (Música Popular Brasileira) Album
Dos Navegantes — Edu Lobo, Romero Lubambo, and Mauro Senise
DNA Musical — Alexandre Pires
Silva Canta Marisa — Silva
Até Pensei Que Fosse Minha — António Zambujo
Zanna — Zanna
The Latin Recording Academy® today announced Spanish singer/songwriter and musician Alejandro Sanz will be honored as the 2017 Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year during a prestigious gala held on Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017 at Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas. An 18-time Latin GRAMMY® and three-time GRAMMY winner, Sanz will be honored for his artistry and substantial philanthropic contributions to organizations such as Doctors Without Borders, Save the Children and Greenpeace, among others.
The Person of the Year award is bestowed to musicians in recognition of their artistic achievement in the Latin music industry and commitment to philanthropy. Past honorees include Marc Anthony, Roberto Carlos, Joan Manuel Serrat, Miguel Bosé, Caetano Veloso, Shakira, Plácido Domingo, Juan Gabriel, Gloria Estefan, Juan Luis Guerra, Ricky Martin, José José, Carlos Santana, Gilberto Gil, Vicente Fernández, Julio Iglesias, and Emilio Estefan.
“Alejandro Sanz initially appeared on the music scene with a guitar hanging on his shoulder, a profound passion for music and amazing talent,” said Gabriel Abaroa, President/CEO of The Latin Recording Academy. “After a few years and with the help of his infectious lyrics and harmonies, he enticed our senses for the next few decades and his work has become an essential part of our life’s soundtrack. His philanthropic work, his leadership, in addition to his inspiring music, speaks volumes about his many contributions to the Latin community over the years and we are thrilled to be honoring him.”
“I’m honored to receive this recognition from the Latin Recording Academy,” said Alejandro Sanz. “I’m happy and excited to be able to experience what is sure to be a thrilling evening in the company of friends and colleagues. I have participated in some of these galas as a guest and it is a very special event within the celebrations surrounding the Latin GRAMMY Awards. I’m very grateful and can’t wait for the moment to arrive to discover all the surprises in store.”
This year’s star-studded gala will feature a concert tribute, including renditions of Sanz’ renowned repertoire by an impressive array of notable artists and friends. The event precedes the 18th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards®, airing Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017, 8–11 p.m. ET/PT (7 p.m. Central) live on Univision from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
Three-time GRAMMY and nine-time Latin GRAMMY winner Rafa Sardina will be the executive producer of the coveted Person of the Year event.
The net proceeds from the gala will go toward the charitable work of the Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation® whose mission is to further international awareness and appreciation of the significant contributions of Latin music and its makers to the world’s culture through scholarships, fellowships, grants, and educational programs.
Since his debut in 1991 with Viviendo Deprisa through his most recent studio album, 2015’s Sirope, Sanz has established himself as one of the most renowned and influential artists worldwide with more than 25 million records sold. All 15 of his albums have gone multi-platinum in Spain, Latin America or the United States.
Throughout his career, Sanz has collaborated with several leading performers from around the globe, including Alicia Keys, Shakira, Destiny’s Child, Laura Pausini, the Corrs, Ivete Sangalo, Emeli Sandé, Juanes, Juan Luis Guerra, Marc Anthony, Alejandro Fernández, and Tony Bennett. The first single, “Un Zombie A La Intemperie,” from Sirope (produced by Sanz and acclaimed producer Sebastian Krys) made it to No. 1 on the iTunes charts in Spain, Latin America and the United States.
In 2013, he received an honorary doctorate from Berklee College of Music in Boston in recognition of his contributions to music and international culture. In 2017, Sanz received the Gold Medal of the Community of Madrid for his talent, his support of humanitarian causes and his ability to surmount obstacles. He has also received the Gold Medal for Merit in the Fine Arts granted by the Spanish Ministry of Culture, and the Vision Award bestowed by the White House through the Hispanic Heritage Foundation in recognition of his notable contributions to Latin music.
Following a year’s worth of preparations, Sanz kicked off 2017 by revealing Más Es Más, a project that celebrates a very special year in his career as an artist and the way in which he wishes to express gratitude to his fans. The culmination of this celebration will be a one-time-only concert taking place in Madrid on June 24, which will offer concertgoers the chance to relive the songs from his album Más as well as the greatest hits of his career. Sanz will be joined by many friends on a magical night that will be a once-in-a-lifetime experience. The concert will be live streamed at: www.feelthelive.com.
When Sanz announced Más Es Más, the news received more than 1 million Facebook views in the first 24 hours and on Feb. 3, presales crashed the sales site. He became the only artist to sell out the Vicente Calderón Stadium within 30 minutes.
Sanz currently has the largest Twitter following (more than 16 million) among Spanish artists. In addition, he has more than 6 million followers on Facebook and 2 million followers on Instagram.
For information on purchasing tickets to the 18th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards or tables at this year’s Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year gala, please contact The Latin Recording Academy ticketing office at 310.314.8281 or [email protected]