September 27, 2011 at 10:24 am #373693
THE OFFICIAL LATIN GRAMMY THREAD
A Latin Grammy Award is an accolade by the Latin Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences to recognize outstanding achievement in the music industry.
The Latin Grammy honors works produced anywhere around the world that were recorded in either Spanish or Portuguese
Eligibility release period:(July 1/2010 – June 30/ 2011)
Latin Grammy Ceremony Show: November 10 2011/ Las Vegas, Nevada
Awards by artists’ country of origin
Mexico – 109
Brazil – 106
Spain – 51
Colombia – 47
Puerto Rico – 42
Argentina – 41
Cuba – 32
United States – 23
Dominican Republic – 18
Venezuela – 11
Latin Grammy Awards Nielsen U.S. Ratings: Viewers
2006 – 11.3
2007 – 10.2
2008 – 5.8
2009 – 12.8
2010 – 12.5
Worldwide: More than 100 millions viewers every year
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Full list of nominees for the 12th LATIN GRAMMY AWARDS:September 27, 2011 at 10:31 am #373696
Calle 13 leads with record 10 Latin Grammy nominations
Calle 13 have won 10 Latin Grammys and contend for another 10 at this year’s awards. Among the record number of bids for this Puerto Rican duo are nominations for both Album of the Year (“Entren Los Que Quieran”) and Record of the Year (“Latinoamérica”).
They also helped produce Shakira‘s album “Sale El Sol,” which also contends for the top prize as do the self-titled disc from Alex, Jorge y Lena, “En Primera Fila” by Franco De Vita and “Euphoria” from Enrique Iglesias.
The other Record of the Year nominees are: “Tan Sólo Tú” by Franco De Vita with Alejandra Guzmán; “Gritar” by Luis Fonsi; “Golpes En El Corazón” by Los Tigres Del Norte; and “Lo Mejor De Mi Vida Eres Tú” by Ricky Martin featuring Natalia Jiménez.
The five Best New Artist nominees are from all parts of the globe: Pablo Alborán (Spain), Max Capote (Uruguay/Argentina), Paula Fernandes (Brazil), Il Volo (Italy) and Sie7e (Puerto Rico).
The awards take place on Nov. 10 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas and will be broadcast on Univision.September 27, 2011 at 10:34 am #373697
“Sale el sol” is an amazing album. Shakira deserves to take Album of the year. Only 3 nominations for her great work is too little.
– Shakira’s label made ââa mistake submitting to “Loca” over “Sale el sol” in Record of the year.
– I love Calle 13 and “Entren los que quieran” is a good effort, but 10 nominations? is too much for their worst album so far.
– Calle 13 nominated for Best Urban song, Best Tropical Song and Best Alternative song… They are the latin version of Beyoncé.
– Euphoria by Enrique Iglesias is not just an album mostly in English, but is a mediocre album to take a nomination for Album of The Year. The academy recognized his big come back.
– Maná is nominated for Best Rock Album (Drama y Luz), Best Short Form Music Video (Lluvia al corazón) and Best Engineered Album. Too much recognition for a “rock band” that is irrelevant in our times.
– “Estar contigo” by Alex Ubago, Jorge Villamizar and Lena deserves the nomination for Record Of The Year and Song Of The Year. but I think it was released a long time ago and it wasn’t fresh in the mind of voters.
– Calle 13 and Shakira could split the votes for Album Of The Year. So… Alex, Jorge & Lena (from Spain, Colombia, and Cuba) can add many votes in different countries to be the surprise winners in that category.
– I’m happy for Franco de Vita and his 5 nominations. He is an amazing singer-songwriter. Enjoy your momentum, master! (Even if I hate his nominated song feat. Alejandra Guzmán)
– The BIGGEST SNUBBED in the General Field is Don Omar. “Danza Kuduro” not only deserved a nomination for Record of the Year, but it was my favorite to win the category. It seems that the Latin Academy doesn’t like the Reggaeton.
– Another snubbed: Juanes. Surprisingly his good album P.A.R.C.E. didn’t receive any nominations. I think they are tired of him.
– No nominations for Ricky Martin, Andrés Cepeda or Luis Miguel for Best Male Pop Vocal Album, and no nominations for Natalia Jiménez, Rosario or Ana Torroja for Best Female Pop Vocal Album. Surprise.
– Another Surprise: No nominations for Argentine rockers for Best Rock Album. Usually, Argentine artists dominated the rock categories.
– Zoé is a lock for Best Rock Song and Best Alternative Album. I don’t understand why they didn’t sumbit their MTV Unplugged for Album Of The Year.
– No CANTOALEGRE for Best Children Music Album. That’s a Joke. Their album have collaborations with Aterciopelados, Juanes, Piero, Totó La Momposina, Puerto Candelaria and many more. A big snubbed in a small category.
– Los Tigres del Norte deserves a place over Enrique Iglesias in Album Of The Year. So sad.
– Best New Artist nominees are too boring…Pablo Alborán is the favorite to win because his 3 nominations. He is a good singer but his music is nothing special. More of the same. Paula Fernandes is a sweet performer but I would prefer to Max Capote to win, or even, to Sie7e
– “Que el soneto nos tome por sorpresa” by the Oscar winner Jorge Drexler, nominated for Song Of The Year, is one of the most pleasant surprises.Beautiful, beautiful song!
– No brazilians artists for Record or Album Of The Year…September 27, 2011 at 10:37 am #373698
Early Winners Prediction
RECORD OF THE YEAR
– Will win: “Lo mejor de mi vida eres tu” – Ricky Martin feat. Natalia Jiménez
Second Place: “Latinoamérica” – Calle 13 feat. Totó La Momposina, Susana Baca & Maria Rita
ALBUM OF THE YEAR:
– Will win: “Sale el sol” – Shakira
Second Place: “Entren los que quieran” – Calle 13
SONG OF THE YEAR
– Will Win: “Latinoamérica” – Calle 13
Second Place: “Lo mejor de mi vida eres tú” – Ricky Martin
BEST NEW ARTIST:
– Will Win: Pablo Alborán
Second Place: Il Volo
BEST FEMALE POP VOCAL ALBUM
Will win: “Sale el sol” – Shakira (lock)
BEST MALE POP VOCAL ALBUM
Will win: “En primera fila” – Franco de Vita
BEST POP ALBUM BY A DUO OR GROUP
Will win: “Alex, Jorge y Lena” – Alex Ubago, Jorge Villamizar, y Lena (lock)
BEST URBAN ALBUM
Will win: “Entren los que quieran” – Calle 13
BEST URBAN SONG
Will win: “Danza Kuduro” – Don Omar feat. Lucenzo
Second Place: “El baile de los pobres” – Calle 13
BEST ROCK ALBUM:
Will win: “Drama y luz” – Maná
Second place: “Y ahora qué hacemos?” Jarabedepalo
BEST ROCK SONG
Will win: “Labios Rotos” – Zoé
BEST ALTERNATIVE ALBUM
Will win: “Música de fondo: MTV Unplugged” – Zoé
BEST ALTERNATIVE SONG:
Will win: “Calma Pueblo” – Calle 13
BEST SALSA ALBUM
Will win: “Todos vuelven, live” – Rubén Blades y Seis del Solar
BEST CUMBIA or VALLENATO ÁLBUM
Will win: “Tu número uno” – Peter Manjarrés
BEST TRADITIONAL TROPICAL ALBUM
Will win: “The Last Mambo” – Cachao
BEST TROPICAL SONG
Will win: “Me cambiaron las preguntas” – Gilberto Santa Rosa feat. Rubén Blades
Second place: “Vamo a portarnos mal” – Calle 13
BEST SINGER SONGWRITER ALBUM
Will win: “Diminuto” – Carlinhos Brown
BEST NORTEÑO ALBUM
Will win: “MTV unplugged” – Los Tigres del Norte and Friends
BEST FOLK ALBUM
Will win: “Deja la vida volar” – Mercedes Sosa
BEST TANGO ALBUM
Will win: “Cigala & Tango” – Diego El Cigala
PRODUCER OF THE YEAR:
Will win: Rafael Arcaute, Calle 13
Second Place: Gustavo Santaolalla
BEST SHORT FORM MUSIC VIDEO
Will win: “Calma Pueblo” – Calle 13
Second Place: “Loca” – ShakiraSeptember 27, 2011 at 10:38 am #373699
SHAKIRA NAMED LATIN RECORDING ACADEMY PERSON OF THE YEAR
GRAMMY- and Latin GRAMMY-winning artist to be honored at star-studded tribute concert on Nov. 9 in Las Vegas
September 26, 2011 — 4:47 pm
Current three-time Latin GRAMMY nominee, seven-time Latin GRAMMY winner, two-time GRAMMY winner, and international superstar and philanthropist Shakira will be the 2011 Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year, it was announced today by The Latin Recording Academy.
Shakira, who is currently nominated for three Latin GRAMMY Awards, including Album Of The Year, will be honored for her renowned artistic and philanthropic contributions at a tribute dinner and star-studded concert on Nov. 9 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas. Songs from Shakira’s still-growing catalog will be performed by notable artists and friends of the honoree. A major portion of the net proceeds from the gala will benefit Shakira’s Pies Descalzos Foundation as well as The Latin Recording Academy’s Latin GRAMMY in the Schools educational efforts. The celebration will precede the 12th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards, which will be held at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas and will be broadcast live on the Univision Network on Thursday, Nov. 10 at 8 p.m. Eastern/7 p.m. Central.
“I am elated on behalf of The Latin Recording Academy and its Board of Trustees that the much admired Shakira — whose incredible talent and artistic integrity are equaled only by her commitment and dedication to philanthropy and selflessly helping those in need — has been elected the 2011 Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year,” said Gabriel Abaroa Jr., President/CEO of The Latin Recording Academy. “We are honored to pay homage to this dynamic, socially conscious woman whose illustrious career has touched so many people around the world, both musically and personally.”
“It is truly an honor to be in the company of some of the greatest artists and legends of Latin music,” said Shakira.
Born in Barranquilla, Colombia, Shakira showed early talent in school as a live performer, demonstrating her vocal ability in combining rock, Latin and Mediterranean influences as well as her own original twist on belly dancing. As a singer/songwriter, dancer, producer and musician, she emerged on the international music scene in the early ’90s. In 1996 Shakira released Pies Descalzos, featuring the hit singles “Estoy Aqui” and “Se Quiere…Se Mata,” both topping the Billboard Latin Pop Airplay chart. Her next album, Dónde Están Los Ladrones?, proved an even bigger success. She followed with the release of her first live album in 2000, Shakira — MTV Unplugged, which spawned her first GRAMMY for Best Latin Pop Album. At the inaugural Latin GRAMMY Awards ceremony in 2000, Shakira received her first two Latin GRAMMY Awards. She released her first crossover album, Laundry Service, in 2001, which became the most successful album of her career to date. Her next album, 2005’s Fijacíon Oral Vol. 1, featured the hit “La Tortura” with singer/songwriter Alejandro Sanz. The album and single earned her four Latin GRAMMY Awards. Shortly thereafter, she released Oral Fixation Vol. 2, which included the worldwide hit “Hips Don’t Lie” in collaboration with musician/producer Wyclef Jean. Shakira released She Wolf in 2009 and followed up with Sale El Sol in 2010. In addition to her busy recording schedule, Shakira has performed at many benefit concerts and on many successful global concert tours.
Shakira’s numerous philanthropic efforts began at age 18 when she founded the Pies Descalzos Foundation, a charity providing special schools for underprivileged children throughout Colombia. She is a UNICEF goodwill ambassador, chosen for her involvement in global issues and her deep commitment to helping children. As an advocate for universal education, she served as honorary chairperson for the Global Campaign for Education, generating awareness for the U.S. Education for All Act in 2007. At the 2007 Clinton Global Initiative Shakira received a commitment of $40 million from the Spanish government to help the victims of natural disasters. In its December 2008/January 2009 issue, People En Español named Shakira the Humanitarian of the Year as part of its Las Estrellas del Año (Stars of the Year) awards. On her 32nd birthday, Shakira opened a new $6 million school in her hometown of Barranquilla, which she sponsored along with her Pies Descalzos Foundation.
Shakira will have the distinction of becoming the youngest artist to receive the Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year honor. She joins a list of artists that includes Plácido Domingo, Gloria Estefan, Gilberto Gil, Julio Iglesias, Ricky Martin, and Carlos Santana, among others.
http://www.grammy.com/news/sha…y-person-of-the-yearSeptember 27, 2011 at 2:59 pm #373700
Can I say Shakira was robbed of a Song of the Year nomination for Sale el Sol? This song is gorgeous!September 27, 2011 at 3:25 pm #373701
So deserving for Shakira, the greatest latin artist of the past 20 years… hope she wins Album del Año… ‘Sale El Sol’ was not submitted by her label, instead ‘Loca’ was submitted, such a wrong move…September 27, 2011 at 3:30 pm #373702
‘Sale El Sol’ was submitted for Song of the Year and ‘Loca’ for Record of the Year.October 1, 2011 at 1:58 pm #373703
This statement may be controversial but this year I prefer to Don Omar to win both Urban Music categories, over multinominated artist Calle 13.
“Entren los que quieran” by Calle 13 is a good album, but is not better than “Los de atrás vienen conmigo”, their last work.
Every single from “Don Omar Presents Meet The Orphans” it was a big hit in all America (Danza Kuduro, RX, Taboo, Dutty Love). Maybe it is the most succesfull album of his entire career. But being a commercial success is not the only merit of “Don Omar Presents Meet The Orphans”. It is a very cool Reggaeton album. So, my pick:
BEST URBAN ALBUM: “Don Omar Presents Meet The Orphans” – Don Omar
BEST URBAN SONG: “Danza Kuduro” – Don Omar feat. LucenzoOctober 1, 2011 at 2:19 pm #373704
I am not sure Shakira is the right candidate for Person of the YEar. I mean not now, in ten more years, definitely.November 9, 2011 at 2:35 pm #373705
- Ricky Martin
- Marc Anthony
- Romeo Santos
- Simon Bolivar Symphonic Orchestra
- Sean Kingston
- Cristian Castro
- Demi Lovato
- Alex, Jorge y Lena (Alex Ubago, Jorge Villamizar, Lena Burke)
- Pepe Aguilar
- Franco de Vita
- Alejandra Guzmán
- Pablo Alborán
- Paula Fernándes
- Los Tigres del Norte
- Paulina Rubio
- Prince Royce
- Marco Antonio Solís
- El Sie7e
- Wisin & Yandel
- Taboo (from Black Eyed Peas)
Las Vegas shows “Le Rêve” and “Crazy Horse Paris” also will be featured during the telecast
- Sofia Vergara
- Héctor Acosta
- Banda Los Recoditos
- Adrienne Bailon
- Angelique Boyer
- Chiquinquira Delgado
- Sandra Echeverría
- Erik Estrada
- Saúl Hernandez
- Natalia Jiménez
- Kermit the Frog
- Juan Manuel Marquez
- Silvia Navarro
- Sebastián Rulli
- Zoe Saldana
- Blanca Soto,
- David Zepeda
- Eugenio Derbez
- Myriam Hernández
- Tito “El Bambino”
Cristián de la Fuente and Lucero will co-host the Latin music industry’s 12th annual premier event.
PRE – TELECAST CEREMONY
Host: Shaila Durcal
Presenter: La Vida Bohéme
- Lena Burke
- Amaury Gutiérrez;
- La Santa Cecilia
Pre-Telecast Ceremony will be streamed live internationally on http://www.latingrammy.comNovember 10, 2011 at 2:46 pm #373706
this is tonight right?
Good Luck to Shakira!!! I hope she wins!!!November 10, 2011 at 2:51 pm #373707
never mind. i just saw the winners from the pre telecast. a predictable mess.