I was asking myself this question. Could a Latin album (non-english recording, spanish or portuguese recording) be nominated for AOTY at the grammys, even if the Latin Grammy for AOTY exists? Could an album be nominated for both?
Latin Pop Album
Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Album
Regional Mexican Music Album
Tropical Latin Album
The same question, could a latin artist be nominated for Best New Artist at the grammy and latin grammys?
Yes, to both questions.
Has that ever happened before ? a Latin artist / album ever been nominated in the general field ?
Jon Secada was a Latin cross over artist nominated for Best New Artist in 1992
If this counts, Livin La Vida Loca by Ricky Martin was nominated for Record and Song of the Year in 1999, which put the Latin explosion into the mainstream and he was nominated in the pop field
Santana who also dominated that year with Supernatural and Smooth winning Album, Record and Song of the Year respectively, in addition to winning big in the rock categories
Getz/Gilberto, a Bossa Nova album mostly in Portuguese, won Album of the Year in 1965… \o/