An Emoji Guide to the 2016 Latin Grammy Nominees

Lead Photo: Photo By Itzel Alejandra Martinez for Remezcla
Photo By Itzel Alejandra Martinez for Remezcla
Read more

The 2016 Latin Grammys may not be a blowout for any one artist. According to the Los Angeles Times, there’s a three-way tie for the most noms, with Jesse & Joy, Djavan, and Fonseca each coming in with four nominations. This year won’t produce a Best Ranchero/Mariachi Album winner due to the low number of entries. But, for the most part, the show will remain exactly the same in this year’s version. Across 47 categories, familiar faces once again make up the majority of the nominees, meaning that newer – but still deserving – artists are effectively locked out.

Related: Year After Year, The Latin Grammys Don’t Do Enough to Nurture New Talent

To the Latin Grammys’ credit, there are some nice surprises, especially in the stacked Best New Artist and Best Short Form Music Video categories.

Check out some of our faves for this year’s awards, which we’ve marked with a ?. Wanna listen to this year’s nominees too? Be sure to also check out our Apple Music playlist below.

Record of the Year

  • “Cuestión De Esperar” by Pepe Aguilar
  • “Se Puede Amar” by Pablo Alborán
  • “Me Faltarás” by Andrea Bocelli
  • “Si Volveré” by Buika ?
  • “Vidas Pra Contar” by Djavan
  • “Duele El Corazón” by Enrique Iglesias and Wisin
  • “Ecos De Amor” by Jesse & Joy
  • “Lado Derecho Del Corazón” by Laura Pausini
  • “Iguales” by Diego Torres
  • “La Bicicleta” by Carlos Vives and Shakira


Album of the Year

  • Tour Terral Tres Noches En Las Ventas by Pablo Alborán
  • Cinema (Edición En Español) by Andrea Bocelli
  • Mil Ciudades by Andrés Cepeda
  • Vidas Pra Contar by Djavan
  • Conexión by Fonseca
  • Los Dúo 2 by Juan Gabriel
  • Un Besito Más by Jesse & Joy
  • ¿Donde Están? by José Lugo & Guasábara Combo
  • Buena Vida by Diego Torres
  • Algo Sucede by Julieta Venegas ?

Song of the Year

  • “A Chama Verde” by Patty Brayden, Ned Claflin & John Finbury
  • “Bajo El Agua” by Manuel Medrano
  • “Céu” by Celso Fonseca
  • “Duele El Corazón” by Enrique Iglesias and Wisin
  • “Ecos De Amor” by Jesse & Joy
  • “En Ésta No” by Sin Bandera
  • “Es Como El Día” by Kevin Johansen
  • “Hermanos” by Moska & Fito Páez
  • “La Bicicleta” by Andres Castro, Shakira and Carlos Vive
  • “La Tormenta” by Flavio Cianciarulo


Best New Artist

  • Sophia Abrahão
  • Alex Anwandter ?
  • The Chamanas ?
  • Esteman
  • Joss Favela
  • iLe ?
  • Mon Laferte ?
  • Manuel Medrano
  • Morat
  • Ian Ramil

Best Urban Music Album

  • Energía by J Balvin ?
  • Luz by El B
  • Sobre Crianças, Quadris, Pesadelos E Lições De Casa by Emicida
  • Visionary by Farruko
  • Despierta by Arianna Puello

Best Urban Song

  • “A Donde Voy” by Cosculluela and Daddy Yankee
  • “Acércate” by De La Ghetto ?
  • “12 Rosas” by David Rolas, Fulanito, and Sito Rocks
  • “Encantadora” by Yandel
  • “Hardcore & Feroz” by Arianna Puello


Best Alternative Music Album

  • Cambio de Piel by Bebe
  • Caótica Belleza by Esteman
  • L.H.O.N. by Illya Kuryaki & The Valderramas
  • Mon Laferte – Vol. 1 by Mon Laferte
  • Amor Supremo by Carla Morrison ?


Best Short Form Music Video

  • “Siempre Es Viernes En Mi Corazón” by Alex Anwandter
  • “Verte Ya” by Gustavo Casas y Los Que Buscan
  • “Los Más Bonito Del Mundo” by Delafé
  • “Comix” by El Guincho and Mala Rodríguez ?
  • “Gallo Negro” by Illya Kuryaki & The Valderramas