Miami, September 20 (EFE) .- Puerto Rican Bad Bunny consolidates his undisputed current reign with ten nominations that recognize him as the favorite of the 2022 edition of the Latin Grammy Awards, which will take place on November 17 in Las Vegas (USA).
Through a special broadcast on its website and social networks, in which other artists such as Christina Aguilera, Yutuel, Becky G and Sebastian Yatra participated, the Latin Recording Academy, based in Miami, announced today the nominees for this award. By music industry professionals.
At the gala at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, the Puerto Rican has all the ballots to consecrate himself as the hero of this year’s edition, boosted by his latest album “A Summer Without You”, with which he aspires to the Album of the Year award.
The single “Ojitos Lindos” from the same album, which he performed together with Colombian Bomba Esterio, is up for another important award, such as Recording of the Year.
Bad Bunny, who is also a favorite at the Latin Billboard Awards with 23 nominations, is omnipresent in the Urban category of the Latin Grammys, appearing in five of its categories, including Best Reggaeton Performance with the song “Yonaguni”; Best Urban Fusion/Interpretation, for “Volví”, with Aventura, and also for “Titi ask me”; And, of course, Best Urban Music Album for “A Summer Without You.”
If consecrated on this occasion, the interpreter will close an undefeated year, during which he shared the poster with Brad Pitt in the movie “Bullet Train”, where “A Summer Without You” has held eleven weeks (in a row) at the first position on the Billboard 200, Canadian Drake in 2016 nearing the milestone achieved by , when his album “View” spent 13 weeks at the top of that chart.
Current, diverse and influential Latin music
The Latin Recording Academy highlighted in a statement the “diversity of Latin music and its great cultural influence worldwide” and pointed to the genres and artists featured on the recording of the year list as examples.
On it, Rosalia sings “La Fama” with The Weeknd; “It’s Worth It” by Juan Luis Guerra; “Sand Castle”, by Pablo Alboran; “Fear of the Range”, by Marc Anthony; “Provence”, by Carl Gee; “I Salute You”, by Shakira and Rau Alejandro; and “For My Girls”, with Christina Aguilera, Becky G, Nicki Nicole Nathy Peluso; Among others.
“These nominees epitomize musical excellence and represent the great moment our music is going through,” said Manuel Abboud, executive director of the Latin Recording Academy. “We are proud to present nominations with this diverse group of talented artists, who reflect the evolution of our Academy as a modern and relevant institution,” he added.
This year’s nominees are distributed in 53 categories and selected from more than 18,000 applications submitted, according to the organization, which recalls that the works must have been published between June 1 of last year and May 31 of this 2022.
Rosalia was nominated for Recording, Album and Song of the Year
Bad Bunny does not appear in one of the main categories of the Latin Grammy, because it is the best song of the year, an award that will be tempted by “Hentai” of the Spanish Rosalia, one of the most influential people of the current music scene and who won the best recording of the year for “La Fama” and “Motomami”. ” received seven nominations for these awards, including Album of the Year.
In the best song of the year, “Hentai” should measure, among others, “Agua”, by Puerto Ricans Daddy Yankee, Rau Alejandro and famous American producer Nile Rodgers; “Something Good” by Chilean Mon Lafarte, “Balancito Viejo” by Colombian Carlos Vives and Camilo; “Red Heels”, also by Colombian Sebastian Yatra; and “Tocarte”, Jorge Drexler of Uruguay and Spanish C. by Tangana.
Rosalia Christina Aguilera, Venezuelan Jorge Luis Chacin, Uruguayan Jorge Drexler, Colombian Julio Reyes Copelo and Puerto Rican Tiny are among a crowded group of artists and composers with seven nominations.
Above them, only Rau Alejandro with eight nominations and Mexican producer and composer Edgar Barrera with nine categories.
Among those hoping to win the Latin Grammy for best new artist are Peruvian Gianmarco’s daughter Nicole Zignago, Spanish-French Pole Granch and regional Mexican music producer Nabalez.
Argentina’s Fito Paez has three nominations, including for Best Pop/Rock Album for “Los Anos Salvajes”, while his compatriots from El Mato a un Motorizdo Police group are nominated for Best Rock Album for “Unas Vacaciones Rare”, while the Spanish The band Fito y Fitipaldis appeared with their album “Cada vez cadaver”.
Spanish Enrique Bunbury, for his part, appears among the nominees for Best Rock Song for “Waiting for a Signal”, in a category that also includes his compatriots from Vetusta Morla, for “Finisterre” and Molotov’s Mexicans for “We Don’t Forget”. for this “, among others.
Last August, the Latin Recording Academy announced that Spanish Rosario Flores, Chilean Mariam Hernandez, Brazilian composer Rita Lee, Argentine singer Amanda Miguel and Venezuelan singer-songwriter Yordano will receive this year’s award for musical excellence.
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