SEVILLE – This year marks the first time the prestigious Latin Grammy Awards will take place outside the United States. Seville has been proudly chosen as the host city.
The ceremony, which celebrates the richness, quality and diversity of the Spanish and Portuguese-language music industries, promises to be a spectacular evening with numerous Spanish artists in the spotlight.
Pablo Alborán leads the Spanish nominations with five possible awards. He has been nominated in the following categories;
- ‘Recording of the Year’ for his song “Carretera y manta”
- ‘Album of the Year’ for “La cu4rta hoja”
- ‘Best Pop Vocal Album’ also for “La cu4rta hoja”
- ‘Song of the Year’ for “Amigos” ( a collaboration with the Argentinian María Becerra)
- ‘Best Pop Song’ for “Contigo” (together with Sebastián Yatra)
Quevedo, a rising star on the urban music scene, has two nominations for his collaboration with Bizarrap, which hit number one on Spotify. They have been nominated for ‘Best Urban Fusion/Performance’ and ‘Best Urban Song’.
Rosalía, the successful Catalan artist, has also been nominated for ‘Recording of the Year’ with her summer hit “Despechá”. Her flamboyant style and unique mix of modern and traditional elements have made her an international phenomenon.
The band Arde Bogotá, from Cartagena, Murcia, has also received two nominations. These are for ‘Best Rock Album’ for “Cowboys De La A3” and ‘Best Rock Song’ for “Los Perros”.
Other notable Spanish nominees include Vanesa Martín, who will perform at the Latin Grammy Premiere. She is nominated for ‘Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album’ with “Placeres y Pecados”. Manuel Carrasco, also nominated in the same category for his album “Corazón y flecha” .
Alejandro Sanz, a veteran of the Latin Grammys with 24 Latin Grammys since 2001, has received two nominations, including one for Recording of the Year with “Correcaminos” and Song of the Year with “NASA.”
Sen Senra has also achieved a nomination in the ‘Best Short Version Music Video’ category for No Quiero Ser Un Cantante, a project he filmed in his native village of San Miguel de Presqueiras (Forcarei in Galicia) and also in Soutelo de Montes.
These nominations demonstrate the influence and diversity of the Spanish music scene and its role in the global Latin music industry.
The category ‘Best Flamenco Album’ brings together five artists in Seville next Thursday who will be very well known. Omar Montes is one of the names that has made it to the extensive list of nominees, and in this category in particular, for his album Quejíos de un malante, a candidacy he shares with Pura sangre, by Israel Fernández, with Por la tangent, by Diego Guerrero, with Camino, by Niña Pastori and with Prohibido El Torque, by Juanfe Pérez.
During the Latin Grammy Premiere, which coincides with International Flamenco Day, the five artists will give a special and historic music presentation in tribute to the genre.