This is the moment we, music aficionados, fans, artists, bloggers, industry peeps, and what not, have been waiting for. Confirming: Who are this year’s leading Latin musicians who are at the top of their notch, and what works of art should receive high critical appraise? The peeps behind the 12th Annual Latin Grammy Awards just gave us their answer. So here are the 2011 nominees. And congratulations to all the über-talented nominated artists!
12TH ANNUAL LATIN GRAMMY® nominations once reflect a divers blend of established and rising talent across the Latin music world.
Calle 13 leads with a record of 10 nominations:
Album Of The Year and Best Urban Music Album for Entren Los Que Quieran; Album Of The Year, as producers, for Shakira’s Sale El Sol; Record Of The Year and Song Of The Year for “Latinoamérica”; Best Urban Song for “Baile De Los Pobres”; Best Alternative Song and Best Short Form Music Video for “Calma Pueblo”; Best Tropical Song for “Vamo’ A Portarnos Mal”; and Producer Of The Year.
Producer/engineer Rafa Arcaute garners 6 nods:
Album Of The Year for Calle 13’s Entren Los Que Quieran; Record Of The Year and Song Of The Year for “Latinoamérica”; Best Urban Song for “Baile De Los Pobres”; Best Alternative Song for “Calma Pueblo”; and Producer Of The Year.
Franco de Vita receives 5 nominations:
Album Of The Year; Best Male Pop Vocal Album, and Best Long Form Music Video for En Primera Fila; and Record Of The Year and Best Short Form Music Video for “Tan Sólo Tú.”
Marco Antonio Solis has 4 nominations.
Song Of The Year and Best Regional Mexican Song for “¿A Dónde Vamos A Parar?”; Best Male Pop Vocal Album for En Total Plenitud; and Best Regional Mexican Song for “Tú Me Vuelves Loco.”
Pablo Alboran, Desmond Child, Paquito D’Rivera, Sebastian Krys, Maná, Ricky Martin, Joan Sebastian, Shakira, and Zoe each garner 3 nominations.
Alex, Jorge y Lena; Aureo Baqueiro; Ruben Blades; Gustavo Borner; Claudia Brant; David Cabrera; Doctor Krapula; Don Omar; Paula Fernandes; Alejandra Guzman; Il Volo; La Vida Bohéme; Los Tigres del Norte; Pitbull; Sie7e; Caetano Veloso; and Wisin y Yandel among those with 2 nods each.
Latin GRAMMY® Recipients To Be Revealed on Nov. 10 When the 12th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards® Airs Live on the Univision Network from the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nov. 10 from 8 – 11 p.m. ET/PT (7 p.m. Central).