Who said 2012 was gonna be like just any other year?  We assure you, there’s so much more that awaits us until your apocalypse reigns over your mind and soul. Here, we care about feeding you with great music. So, who are THIS year’s leading Latin musicians? We’ll just see who the corporate heavyweights of the music industry have to say about who’s top notch in the world of Latin music. Yes, you see this coming: the 13th Annual Latin Grammy Awards just announced their nominees. Do you have any suspicions of who these nominated wunderkinds (many not so much) might be? Will you agree? Will you disagree? Ponder and wonder no more ’cause we’ll tell ya here who the hell they are.

LongDividerROCK

molotovBest Rock Album:

Cambié De Nombre, Viniloversus [Altamira Artists]
Valiente, San Pascualito Rey [Nacional Records]
PúblicoNo Te Va Gustar [Elefante Blanco/Popart Discos/Sony Music]
Desde Rusia Con AmorMolotov [Universal Music Group]
IndelebleLos Mesoneros [Traffic Records/Sonografica]

Best Rock Song:

“Indeleble,” Luis Jiménez, songwriter (Los Mesoneros) Track from: Indeleble [Traffic Records/Sonografica]
“Exigimos,” Doctor Krápula, songwriters (Doctor Krápula) Track from: Viva El Planeta! [Star Arsis Entertainment Group]
“Dónde Va,” Leo Felipe Campos & Ulises Hadjis, songwriters (Ulises Hadjis) Track from: Cosas Perdidas [Entorno Doméstico]
“Cuando Sea Grande,” Roberto Musso, songwriter (El Cuarteto De Nos) Track from: Porfiado [Warner Music Argentina]
“Anti Idolo,” Manuel Diquez, songwriter (Manuel Diquez) Track from: Anti Idolo [Electric Mind]

Best Pop/Rock Album:

La Cuenta Atrás, Vega [Sony Music Entertainment España]
Camino A Encontrarte, Los Claxons [Movic Records/OCESA Seitrack/Sony Music]
Diciembre, Leiva [Sony Music Entertainment España]
Turista Del AmorJotdog [OCESA Seitrack/Sony Music]
Porfiado, El Cuarteto De Nos [Warner Music Argentina]

LongDividerALTERNATIVE

04_FeaturesBest Alternative Music Album:

Déjenme LlorarCarla Morrison [Cosmica Records]
Sueño De La MáquinaKinky [OCESA Seitrack/Sony Music/Kin Kon Records]
Cosas PerdidasUlises Hadjis [Entorno Doméstico]
Eso Es Lo Que HayChocQuibTown [Sony Music Colombia]
Mundo Anfibio, Lisandro Aristimuño [Viento Azul]

Best Alternative Song:

“Neguinho,” Caetano Veloso, songwriter (Gal Costa) Track from: Recanto [Universal Music]
Negro Día,” John King, Kinky & Mala Rodríguez, songwriters (Kinky) Track from: Sueño De La Máquina [OCESA Seitrack/ Sony Music/Kin Kon Records]
“1987,” Juan Campodónico & Jorge Drexler, songwriters (Campo) Track from: Campo [Bizarro Records]
“Mi Guapo,” Bebe, songwriter (Bebe) Track from: Un Pokito De Rocanrol [Emi Music Spain]
“Déjenme Llorar,” Carla Morrison, songwriter (Carla Morrison) Track from: Déjenme Llorar [Cosmica Records]

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ana tijouxBest Urban Music Album:

La BalaAna Tijoux [Nacional Records]
MTO2 New Generation, Don Omar [Machete Music]
The Most Powerful Rookie, Farruko [Siente Music]
The Original Gallo Del PaísTego Calderón [Jiggiri]
Otro Nivel De Música Reloaded, J Álvarez [Nelflow Records/Codiscos]

Best Urban Song:

“Lovumba,” Daddy Yankee, songwriter (Daddy Yankee) [El Cartel Records]
“Hasta Que Salga El Sol,” Don Omar, songwriter (Don Omar) Track from: MTO2 New Generation [Machete Music]
“Energía,” Alexis y Fido, songwriters (Alexis y Fido) Track from: Perreologia [Sony Music]
“Dutty Love,” Don Omar & Milton “Alcover” Restituyo, songwriters (Don Omar Featuring Natti Natasha) Track from: MTO2 New Generation [Machete Music]
“Crazy People,” Max Deniro, Noell Mahmood, Armando Pérez, William Reyna & Urales Vargas, songwriters (Sensato Featuring Pitbull & Sak Noel) [Mr. 305 Inc.]

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GENERAL

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Record of the Year:

Bésame Mucho, Zoé Phil Vinall & Zoé, producers; Gustavo Borner, Eduardo Del Aguila, Juan Pablo Falluca, Phil Vinall & Zoé, engineers/mixers Track from: Bésame Mucho [EMI/MTV]
No Me Compares, Alejandro Sanz Julio Reyes & Alejandro Sanz, producers; Edgar Barrera, Sebastian Krys & Julio Reyes, engineers/mixers Track from: No Me Compares [Universal Music Spain]
Atrás Da Porta, Ivete Sangalo Rafael Dragaud & Roberto Talma, producers, producers; Vitor Farias, engineer/mixer Track from: Especial Ivete, Gil E Caetano [Universal/Globo Marcos]
Hasta Que Te Conocí, Maná Alex González, Fher Olvera & Sergio Vallín, producers; Benny Faconne, engineer/mixer Track from: Mana, Lo Mejor [Warner Music Mexico]
Azul Sabina, Juanes Featuring Joaquín Sabina Juan Luis Guerra, producer; Gustavo Borner, engineer/mixer Track from: MTV Unplugged [Universal Music Latino]
¡Corre!, Jesse & Joy Martin Terefe, producer; Ainsley Adams, Dyre Gormsen & Thomas Juth, engineers/mixers Track from: ¿Con Quién Se Queda El Perro? [Warner Music México]
En El Cielo No Hay Hospital, Juan Luis Guerra Juan Luis Guerra & Janina Rosado, producers; Allan Leschhorn, engineer/mixer Track from: Colección Cristiana [Capitol Latin]
Que Te Vaya Mal, Kany García Julio Reyes Copello, producer; Edgar Barrera, Sebastian De Peyrecave, Javier Garza & Julio Reyes Copello, engineers/mixers Track from: Kany Garcia [Sony Music]
Calentura, ChocQuibTown Featuring Tego Calderón & Zully Murillo Andrés Castro & Miguel “Slow” Martínez, producers; Edgar Barrera, Carlos “El Loco” Bedoya, Scott Canto, Andrés Castro, Francisco “Kiko” Castro, Javier Garza, Tony Mardini, Guillermo Martínez, Ramón Martínez, Andrés Saavedra & Carlos Velásquez, engineers/mixers Track from: Eso Es Lo Que Hay [Sony Music]
Fuiste Tú, Ricardo Arjona Con Gaby Moreno Lee Levin & Dan Warner, producers; Carlos Cabral Jr., Isaías García, Lee Levin, Matt Rollings, Jerald Romero, Dan Rudin, David Thoener, Tommy Torres & Dan Warner, engineers/mixers Track from: Independiente [Metamorfosis]

carla morrisonSong of the Year:

“No Me Compares,” Alejandro Sanz, songwriter (Alejandro Sanz) Track from: No Me Compares [Universal Music Spain]
“Invisible,” Amaury Gutiérrez & Gian Marco, songwriters (Gian Marco) Track from: 20 Años [E35 Music / Caracola Records]
“Fuiste Tú,” Ricardo Arjona, songwriter (Ricardo Arjona Con Gaby Moreno) Track from: Independiente [Metamorfosis]
“Extranjero,” Maycon Ananias & Cassyano Correr, songwriters (Maria Gadú) Track from: Mais Uma Página [Som Livre/Slap]
“Estoy Hecho De Pedacitos De Ti,” Jose Luis Latorre, Antonio Orozco & Xavi Pérez, songwriters (Antonio Orozco Featuring Alejandro Fernández) [Universal Music Spain]
“En El Cielo No Hay Hospital,” Juan Luis Guerra, songwriter (Juan Luis Guerra) Track from: Colección Cristiana [Capitol Latin]
“Déjenme Llorar,” Carla Morrison, songwriter (Carla Morrison) Track from: Déjenme Llorar [Cosmica Records]
“Creo En Tí,” Kiko Cibrián, Gilberto Marín, Julio Ramírez & Mónica Vélez, songwriters (Reik) Track from: Peligro [Sony Music]
“¡Corre!,” Jesse & Joy & Tommy Torrres, songwriters (Jesse & Joy) Track from: ¿Con Quién Se Queda El Perro? [Warner Music México]
“Azul Sabina,” Juan Luis Guerra, Juanes & Joaquín Sabina, songwriters (Juanes Featuring Joaquín Sabina) Track from: MTV Unplugged [Universal Music Latino]

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