Leonel Garcia and Natalia Lafourcade Lead 16th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards™ Nominations

Latin GRAMMY Award Recipients Will Be Revealed on Nov. 19 when The
Biggest Night in Latin Music
®
Airs Live on Univision from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas

MIAMI–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Latin Recording Academy® today announced
nominations for the 16th
Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards™
via LatinGRAMMY.com, Facebook and
Twitter. Leonel García leads with six nominations, followed by Natalia
Lafourcade
with five. Additionally, Juan Luis Guerra and Alejandro
Sanz
; engineers Edgar Barrera, Demián Nava, and Alan
Saucedo
; and producer Cachorro López each receive four
nominations. Pablo Alborán, Miguel Bosé, Café Quijano,
Pedro Capó, Nicky Jam, Ricky Martin, and Vicentico
are among those who each receive three noms. The 16th Annual Latin
GRAMMY Awards
, set for Thursday, Nov. 19 at the MGM Grand
Garden Area
in Las Vegas, will be broadcast live on the Univision
Network
from 8–11 p.m. ET/PT (7 p.m. Central).

“This year’s crop of nominees truly personify and represent a
considerably diverse, eclectic and comprehensive worldwide Latin music
community, which is a testament to The Latin Recording Academy’s voting
process,” said Gabriel Abaroa Jr., President/CEO of The Latin Recording
Academy. “With so many music professionals participating in the awards
process, it’s gratifying to see so many creators, performers and
producers getting due recognition from their peers. With this list of
nominees, the Latin GRAMMYs® are sure be one of the biggest
Latin music celebrations yet.”

Following is a sampling of the nominations, featuring an array of
musical styles, artists and creative professionals, as well as some of
the most prominent names and brightest newcomers in Latin music. For a
complete list of nominees, media credentialing instructions and more
information, please visit The
Latin Recording Academy’s
website.

Record Of The Year
“Fiesta” —
Bomba Estéreo
“Encanto” — Miguel Bosé
“Será (Vida De
Hombre)” — Café Quijano
“La Vida Entera” — Camila Featuring
Marco Antonio Solís
“Ella Es” — Leonel García Featuring Jorge
Drexler
“Tus Besos” — Juan Luis Guerra 4.40
“Hasta
La Raíz” — Natalia Lafourcade
“Disparo Al Corazón” — Ricky
Martin
“Un Zombie A La Intemperie” — Alejandro Sanz
“Ese
Camino” — Julieta Venegas

Album Of The Year
MTV
Unplugged
Pepe Aguilar
Son De Panamá — Rubén Blades
Con Roberto Delgado & Orquesta
Amo — Miguel Bosé
Orígenes:
El Bolero Volumen 3
— Café Quijano
Todo Tiene Su Hora
Juan Luis Guerra 4.40
Creo En Mí — Natalia Jiménez
Hasta
La Raíz
— Natalia Lafourcade
Caja De Música — Monsieur
Periné
Sirope — Alejandro Sanz
Consentido
María Toledo

Song Of The Year (A Songwriter’s
Award)

“Disparo Al Corazón” — Pedro Capó, Yoel Henríquez, Ricky
Martin & Rafael Esparza Ruiz, songwriters (Ricky Martin)
“Ese
Camino” — Julieta Venegas, songwriter (Julieta Venegas)
“Hasta
La Raíz” — Leonel Garcia & Natalia Lafourcade, songwriters (Natalia
Lafourcade)
“Hoy Es Domingo” — Beatriz Luengo, Antonio Rayo Gibo,
Yotuel Romero & Diego Torres, songwriters (Diego Torres)
“Por
Fin” — Pablo Alborán, songwriter (Pablo Alborán)
“Quédate Con
Ella” — Claudia Brant & Natalia Jiménez, songwriters (Natalia Jiménez)
“Recuerdas”
— Leonel García, songwriter (Leonel García)
“Un Zombie A La
Intemperie” — Alejandro Sanz, songwriter (Alejandro Sanz)
“Vida
De Mi Vida” — Gian Marco, songwriter (Gian Marco)
“Vivo” —
Pedro Capó, songwriter (Pedro Capó)

Best New Artist
Kaay
Iván
“Melón” Lewis
Manu Manzo
Matisse
Monsieur Periné
Julieta
Rada
Tulipa Ruiz
Raquel Sofía
Vázquez Sounds
Vitrola
Sintética

Best Contemporary Pop Vocal Album
Terral
— Pablo Alborán
Amo — Miguel Bosé
Aquila — Pedro
Capó
A Quien Quiera Escuchar (Deluxe Edition) — Ricky Martin
Sirope
— Alejandro Sanz

Best Urban Performance
“A Ti Te
Encanta” — Alexis & Fido
“Una Cita (Remix)” — Alkilados
Featuring J Alvarez, El Roockie and Nicky Jam
“Ay Vamos” — J Balvin
“El
Perdón” — Nicky Jam & Enrique Iglesias
“El Tiki” — Maluma
“Calentura”
— Yandel
“Sígueme Y Te Sigo” — Daddy Yankee

Best Alternative Music Album
Amanecer
— Bomba Estéreo
Sombras De Oro — Centavrvs
Hasta La
Raíz
— Natalia Lafourcade
Y La Banda Sigue — Los
Auténticos Decadentes
Moctezuma — Porter

Best Salsa Album
Son De
Panamá
— Rubén Blades Con Roberto Delgado & Orquesta
Jukebox
Primera Edición
— Luis Enrique
Que Suenen Los Tambores
Víctor Manuelle
Son 45 — Ismael Miranda
Estaciones
— Rey Ruiz

Best Ranchero Album
Pa’ Que
Sientas Lo Que Siento
— Aida Cuevas
Acaríciame El Corazón
— Pedro Fernández
Mariachi Flor De Toloache — Mariachi Flor
De Toloache
Alegría Del Mariachi — Mariachi Los Arrieros Del
Valle
Mexicano Hasta Las Pampas 2 — Diego Verdaguer

Best Folk Album
La Muerte
Del Rucio Moro
— Reynaldo Armas
Balas Y Chocolate — Lila
Downs
Ayahuasca Dreams — Ciro Hurtado
Hijos De La
Tierra
— Los Tekis
30 Años + 5 Días — Teresa Parodi

Best Samba/Pagode Album
Verde
Amarelo Negro Anil
— Nilze Carvalho
Herança Popular
Arlindo Cruz
Só Felicidade — Fundo De Quintal
Em
Samba! Ao Vivo
— Mart´Nália
Bossa Negra — Diogo Nogueira
& Hamilton de Holanda
Ser Humano — Zeca Pagodinho
Sorriso
Eu Gosto — Ao Vivo No Maracanãzinho
— Sorriso Maroto

This year’s Latin GRAMMY Awards process registered approximately 9,000
submissions over a 12-month eligibility period (July 1, 2014 – June 30,
2015), and all members of The Latin Recording Academy were able to
submit entries for consideration through an online entry process. Final
ballots will be mailed on Oct. 1 to the voting members of The Latin
Recording Academy, and they are due back to the accounting firm of
Deloitte by Oct. 22, when they will be tabulated. The results will be
revealed on the Latin GRAMMY® telecast. This year, for the
third time, The Latin Recording Academy and Spotify will work together
to offer voting members and all music fans the opportunity to listen to
nominated music for the 16th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards.

The Latin Recording Academy is an international, membership-based
organization comprised of Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking recording
artists, musicians, songwriters, producers, and other creative and
technical recording professionals. The organization is dedicated to
improving the quality of life and cultural condition for Latin music and
its makers. In addition to producing the Latin GRAMMY Awards to honor
excellence in the recorded arts and sciences, The Latin Recording
Academy provides educational and outreach programs for the Latin music
community either directly or through its Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation®.
For more information about The Latin Recording Academy, please visit LatinGRAMMY.com.
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MEDIA, PLEASE NOTE: A
complete list of nominees is available at www.latingrammy.com.
The media credentialing process to cover the 16th Annual Latin GRAMMY
Awards is now open at www.latingrammy.com/en/press,
and the deadline to apply is Oct. 7, 2015, 5 p.m. PT. NO
EXCEPTIONS
.

Contacts

The Latin Recording Academy
Lourdes López Patton
310-392-3777
lourdesl@grammy.com
or
Rogers
& Cowan
Maureen O’Connor/Nordhia Centeno
310-854-8116 /
310-854-8284
moconnor@rogersandcowan.com
/ ncenteno@rogersandcowan.com
or
Univision
Jenisei
Couso

305-471-1692
jcouso@univision.net

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