Latin Grammys 2012: Latin Music Makers To Be Honored


The XIII Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards is scheduled to take place on Nov. 15 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas and will be broadcast live on the Univision Network from 8 – 11 p.m. ET.

Juan Luis Guerra lead the nominations with six; Jesse & Joy are up for five; Ricardo Arjona, Edgar Barrera, Juanes, Carla Morrison, Arturo Sandoval, Ivete Sangalo, and 2012 Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year Caetano Veloso are up for four awards; Chico Buarque, ChocQuibTown, Don Omar, Rafael Dragaud, Gregg Field, Javier Garza, Gilberto Gil, Ulises Hadjis, Roberto Talma, and Martin Terefe are among those who each received three nominations.

Abaroa said the Latin GRAMMY nominations continue to highlight a varied and wide-ranging group of Latin music makers that reflects emerging talent as well as established artists.

“It is always encouraging to see creative professionals across the worldwide Latin music community acknowledging their peers and recognizing excellence in recorded Latin music,” Abaroa said. “We look forward to another year of celebrating the best and brightest in Latin music, and to presenting another stellar telecast.

Artists were nominated in 47 categories and 18 fields.

As announced earlier this year, each of the four categories in the General Field (Record Of The Year, Album Of The Year, Song Of The Year, and Best New Artist) now include 10 nominations; the three categories in the Pop Field (Best Female Pop Vocal Album, Best Male Pop Vocal Album, and Best Pop Album By A Duo Or Group With Vocal) are now combined into two categories: Best Contemporary Pop Vocal Album and Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album; Best Pop/Rock Album has been added in the Rock Field; and Best Tropical Fusion Album has been added to the Tropical Field.

Sergio Dalma, Lila Downs (with Totó La Momposina and Celso Piña), Jesse & Joy, Victor Manuelle, Gerardo Ortiz, Pitbull, Michel Teló, David Bisbal, Shaila Dúrcal (along with Mariachi Divas De Cindy Shea), Kany García, Juanes, and Prince Royce, as well as Joan Sebastian, 3BallMTY have been confirmed to perform.

–Courtesy of LatinTimes.com

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