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Latins vying for Grammy 2014

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Pioneers in the Latin music industry are among the nominated for the 56th annual Grammy Award to be televised live Jan. 26 from the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

It has been a phenomenal comeback year for some Latin artists - Carlos Vives, Marc Anthony, Draco Rosa and others - who have also won a Latin Grammy or two recently. Colombian Vallenato, pop and rock star Carlos Vives, American-Puerto Rican salsa singer Marc Anthony and Sergio George and various artists are all vying for the the Best Tropical Latin Album category. As for the Best Regional/ MexicanTejano Album and also recent Latin Grammy winners are Intocable and Banda Los Recodito. Draco Rosa is pushing for a Grammy to partner with his Latin Grammy trophy.

Other Latinos nominated in non-Latin categories are Gloria Estefan, Bruno Mars, Paquito D'Rivera and Miguel.

The additional nominees in the Grammy Latin categories are:

Best Latin Jazz Album

  • “Flamenco Sketches” - Chano Domínguez
  • “¡Ritmo!” - The Clare Fischer Latin Jazz Big Band
  • “Multiverse” - Bobby Sanabria Big Band
  • “Duos III” - Luciana Souza
  • “New Cuban Express” - Manuel Valera New Cuban Express

Best Latin Pop Album

  • "Faith, Hope y Amor" - Frankie J
  • "Viajero Frecuente" - Ricardo Montaner
  • "Vida" - Draco Rosa
  • "Syntek" - Aleks Syntek
  • "12 Historias" - Tommy Torres

Best Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Album

  • "El Objeto Antes Llamado Disco" - Café Tacvba
  • "Ojo Por Ojo" - El Tri
  • "Chances" - Illya Kuryaki And The Valderramas
  • "Treinta Días" - La Santa Cecilia
  • "Repeat After Me" - Los Amigos Invisibles

Best Regional Mexican/Tejano Music Album

  • "El Free" - Banda Los Recoditos
  • "En Peligro De Extinción" - Intocable
  • "A Mi Manera" - Mariachi Divas De Cindy Shea
  • "Romeo Y Su Nieta" - Paquita La Del Barrio
  • "13 Celebrando El 13" - Joan Sebastian

Best Tropical Latin Album

  • "3.0" - Marc Anthony
  • "Como Te Voy A Olvidar" - Los Angeles Azules
  • "Pacific Mambo Orchestra" - Pacific Mambo Orchestra
  • "Sergio George Presents Salsa Giants" - Various Artists
  • "Corazón Profundo" - Carlos Vives

To view the entire 2014 Grammy nominees click ===>Grammy.com.

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