Latin Grammy nominations revealed
NEW YORK (AP) – Calle 13 is the top competitor for the Latin Grammys.
Eduardo Cabra of the group is nominated for ten awards, including producer of the year, while the Puerto Rican band is up for nine.
The Recording Academy announced today that Andres Castro has eight nominations and Tom Coyne has seven.
Calle 13’s Multiviral will compete for album of the year; Respira El Momento and Ojos Color Sol are up for song and record of the year. Those top three categories have ten nominees each.
Enrique Iglesias’s Bailando, a hit on Top 40 radio, is nominated for song and record of the year. Iglesias will compete for a total of five Latin Grammys when the show airs live November 20 from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
Carlos Vive, who was the big winner last year with three Latin Grammys, is nominated for six awards, including album of the year. Others competing for the latter include Marc Anthony, Ruben Blades, Camila, Paco de Lucia, Jorge Drexler, Fonseca, Jarabe De Palo and the trio of Lila Downs, Nina Pastori and Soledad.
Carlos Santana’s Corazon was left out of the top category, but will compete for best contemporary pop vocal album.
Calle 13’s other nominations include best urban music album, performance and song.