The Latin Recording Academy The 14th Annual Latin Grammy Awards nominations were announced at a press conference at the Avalon in Hollywood, California by the Latin Recording Academy.
The conference was hosted by The Latin Recording Academy President/CEO Gabriel Abaroa Jr., and Univision television personality Chiquinquira "Chiqui" Delgado.
Several artists were presented to read the nominations including Grammy winners Natalie Cole, Aida Cuevas, Draco Rosa and Julieta Venegas along with Leslie Grace, Gaby Moreno and Syntek.
Javier Garza, Illya Kuryaki & The Valderramas and Carlos Vives lead with five nominations each.
Edgar Barrera, Andres Castro, Julio Reyes Copello, Caetano Veloso and Alejandro Sanz each received four nominations.
The Latin Grammy Awards will awards 48 awards in18 fields and will take place on Thursday, November. 21 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. The awards will be broadcast live on the Univision Network.
A few of the nominations include:
Album Of The Year:
Tanto — Pablo Alborán
Presente — Bajofondo
Papitwo — Miguel Bosé
Lo Mejor Que Hay En Mi Vida — Andrés Cepeda
En Español — Natalie Cole
Escultura — Guaco
Versiones — Gian Marco
Vida — Draco Rosa
La Música No Se Toca — Alejandro Sanz
Corazón Profundo — Carlos Vives
Record Of The Year:
"Tanto" — Pablo Alborán
"Vivir Mi Vida" — Marc Anthony
"La Nave Del Olvido" — Buika
"Lo Mejor Que Hay En Mi Vida" — Andrés Cepeda
"Bachata Rosa" — Natalie Cole Duet With Juan Luis Guerra
"Desde Lejos" — Santiago Cruz
"Más Y Más" — Draco Rosa Featuring Ricky Martin
"Mi Marciana"— Alejandro Sanz
"Um Abraçaço" — Caetano Veloso
"Volví A Nacer" — Carlos Vives
Best New Artist:
A Band Of Bitches
Song Of The Year:
"Esse Cara Sou Eu" — Roberto Carlos, songwriter (Roberto Carlos)
"La Que Me Gusta" — José Luis Pardo, songwriter (Los Amigos Invisibles)
"Llorar" — Mario Domm, Hanna Huerta & Jesse & Joy, songwriters (Jesse & Joy Featuring Mario Domm)
"Lo Mejor Que Hay En Mi Vida" — Amaury Gutiérrez, songwriter (Andrés Cepeda)
"Mi Marciana" — Alejandro Sanz, songwriter (Alejandro Sanz)
"Mi Novia Se Me Está Poniendo Vieja" — Ricardo Arjona, songwriter (Ricardo Arjona)
"Si Yo Fuera Tú" — Jorge Luis Piloto, songwriter (Gilberto Santa Rosa)
"Sólo El Amor Nos Salvará" — Aleks Syntek, songwriter (Syntek Featuring Malú)
"Um Abraçaço" — Caetano Veloso, songwriter (Caetano Veloso)
"Volví A Nacer" — Andrés Castro & Carlos Vives, songwriters (Carlos Vives)
Producer Of The Year nominations go to Rafael Arcaute, Sergio George, Javier Limón, Julio Reyes
Copello, and Dan Warner.
For a complete list of nominees: www.LatinGRAMMY.com.
A limited number of tickets to this year's Latin Grammy Awards are available for sale to the public and may be purchased at the Mandalay Bay Events Center box office (877.632.7400; www.mandalaybay.com) or through Ticketmaster (www.ticketmaster.com).
Check back to this page as I was on hand on the scene and talked with several of the nominees after the nominations were announced.