“Latino” Gang Strong: Rosalía & Alejandro Sanz Lead Latin Grammy Nominations

Lead Photo: Bad Bunny (C) performs with dancers onstage during the 19th annual Latin GRAMMY Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on November 15, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images for LARAS
Bad Bunny (C) performs with dancers onstage during the 19th annual Latin GRAMMY Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on November 15, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images for LARAS
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Awards season is here, and this morning, the nominations for the 20th annual Latin Grammys were announced, with Spanish artists Alejandro Sanz and Rosalía not-surprisingly leading with the most nominations (8 and 5 respectively) – making the worldwide Latino gang proud. In recent months, the focus on non-Latino artist’s place within the thriving Latin music industry has sparked debate about who can and should call themselves Latino/a/x, with some teetering on the brink of gaslighting by telling everyone “we all need to calm down.” It will certainly be interesting to see how these nominations add to the ongoing conversation.

Other notable nominees included Sech, Vicente García (who is going toe to toe with fellow Dominican Juan Luis Guerra in more than one category), with Tainy being surprisingly left out of a best producer nomination, and Ozuna coming in with just a single nod.

Scroll down for the nominees in our favorite categories, and head to for the full list.

The awards will air on November 14, 2019 at the MGM Grand Garden Area on Univision in Las Vegas from 8-11 p.m. EST.

Album Of The Year

Visceral – Paula Arenas

Paraíso Road Gang – Rubén Blades

Cargar La Suerte – Andrés Calamaro

Augustín – Fonseca

Vida – Luis Fonsi

El Mal Querer – Rosalía

#Eldisco – Alejandro Sanz

Dónde Bailarán Las Niñas – Ximena Sariñana

Mas De Mi – Tony Succar

Fantasia – Sebastián Yatra

Record Of The Year

“Parecen Viernes” — Marc Anthony

“Verdades Afiladas” — Andrés Calamaro

“Ahí Ahí” — Vicente García

“Kitipun” — Juan Luis Guerra 4.40

“Querer Mejor” — Juanes with Alessia Cara

“La Plata” — Juanes with Lalo Ebratt

“Aute Couture” — Rosalía

“Mi Persona Favorita” — Alejandro Sanz with Camila Cabello

“No Tengo Nada” — Alejandro Sanz

“Cobarde” — Ximena Sariñana

Song Of The Year

“Calma” — Pedro Capó, Gabriel Edgar González Pérez and George Noriega, songwriter (Pedro Capó)

“Desconstrução” — Tiago Iorc, songwriter (Tiago Iorc)

“El País” — Rubén Blades, songwriter (Rubén Blades)

“Kitipun” — Juan Luis Guerra, songwriter (Juan Luis Guerra 4.40)

“Mi Persona Favorita” — Camila Cabello and Alejandro Sanz, songwriters (Alejandro Sanz con Camila Cabello)

“No Tengo Nada” — Alejandro Sanz, songwriter (Alejandro Sanz)

“Quédate” — Kany García and Tommy Torres, songwriters (Kany García y Tommy Torres)

“Querer Mejor” — Rafael Arcaute, Alessia Cara, Camilo Echeverry, Juanes, Mauricio Montaner, Ricardo Montaner and Tainy, songwriters (Juanes with Alessia Cara)

“Un Año” — Mauricio Rengifo, Andrés Torres y Sebastián Yatra, songwriters (Sebastián Yatra with Reik)

“Ven” — Fonseca, songwriter (Fonseca)

Best New Artist


Burning Caravan


Fer Casillas

Chipi Chacón

Elsa y Elmar


Juan Ingaramo

Paulo Londra


Best Urban/Fusion Performance

“Tenemos Que Hablar” — Bad Bunny

“Calma (Remix)” — Pedro Capó & Farruko

“Pa’ Olvidarte (Remix)” — ChocQuibtown, Zion & Lennox, Farruko Featuring Manuel Turizo

“Con Calma” — Daddy Yankee Featuring Snow

“Otro Trago” — Sech Featuring Darell

Best Urban Music Album

Kisses — Anitta

X 100PRE — Bad Bunny

Mi Movimiento — De La Ghetto

19 — Feid

Sueños — Sech

Best Urban Song

“Baila Baila Baila” — Ozuna and Vicente Saavedra, songwriter (Ozuna)

“Caliente” — J Balvin, René Cano, De La Ghetto and Alejandro Ramirez, songwriters (De La Ghetto con J Balvin)

“Con Altura” — J Balvin, Mariachi Budda, Frank Dukes, El Guincho, Alejandro Ramirez and Rosalía, songwriters (Rosalía y J Balvin con El Guincho)

“Otro Trago” — Kevyn Mauricio Cruz, Kevin Mauricio Jimenez Londoño, Bryan Lezcano Chaverra, Josh Mendez, Sech and Jorge Valdes, songwriters (Sech with Darell)

“Pa’ Olvidarte” — René Cano, ChocQuibtown, Kevyn Cruz Moreno, Juan Diego Medina Vélez, Andrés David Restrepo, Mateo Tejada Giraldo, Andrés Uribe Marín, Juan Vargas and Doumbia Yohann, songwriters (ChocQuibTown)

Best Alternative Music Album

Latinoamericana — Alex Anwandter

Discutible — Babasónicos

Bach — Bandalos Chinos

Prender Un Fuego — Marilina Bertoldi

Norma — Mon Laferte

Best Norteño Album

Por Más — Bronco

Las Canciones De La Abuela — Buyuchek

Mitad Y Mitad — Calibre 50

Percepción — Intocable

Amo — La Maquinaria Norteña