An Emoji Guide to the 2015 Latin Grammy Nominees

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The nominations for the 16th Annual Latin Grammy Awards were released today, and we’re not gonna lie, we’ll be rooting hard for Bomba Estéreo. They are nominated for two categories, Record of the Year and Best Alternative Music Album. Even Will Smith is excited.

Felicidades to BOMBA ESTEREO on their Latin Grammy Nominations!

Posted by Will Smith on Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Not everyone is celebrating, though, namely the few who submitted the albums for the Best Brazilian Roots Album category. The Latin Grammys site explains that because there were not enough entries, no one will be awarded this prize this year. There’s also 29-year-old Tony Succar, who produced Unity: The Latin Tribute to Michael Jackson. Though the album reached the top of Billboard’s Tropical Albums charts and was released by Universal Music Classics, Universal Music Latin Entertainment, and Universal Music Mexico, it didn’t qualify for the Latin Grammys because it wasn’t 51 percent or more in Spanish or Portuguese, according to Billboard.

But there’s still some good stuff nominated. 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

  • “Fiesta” by Bomba Estéreo ?
  • “Encanto” by Miguel Bosé
  • “Será (Vida De Hombre)” by Café Quijano
  • “La Vida Entera (feat. Marco Antonio Solis)” by Camila
  • “Ella Es (feat. Jorge Drexler)” by Leonel García
  • “Tus Besos” by Juan Luis Guerra 4.40
  • “Hasta La Raíz” by Natalia Lafourcade ?
  • “Disparo Al Corazón” by Ricky Martin
  • “Un Zombie A La Intemperie” by Alejandro Sanz
  • “Ese Camino” by Julieta Venegas ?

Album of the Year

  • MTV Unplugged by Pepe Aguilar
  • Son De Panamá by Ruben Blades with Roberto Delgado & Orchestra ?
  • Amo by Miguel Bosé
  • Orígenes: El Bolero Volumen 3 by Café Quijano
  • Todo Tiene Su Hora by Juan Luis Guerra 4.40
  • Creo En Mí by Natalia Jiménez
  • Hasta La Raíz by Natalia Lafourcade ?
  • Caja De Música by Monsieur Periné ?
  • Sirope by Alejandro Sanz
  • Consentido by María Toledo

Song of the Year

  • “Disparo Al Corazón” by Pedro Capó, Yoel Henríquez, Ricky Martin, and Rafael Esparaza Ruiz
  • “Ese Camino” by Julieta Venegas ?
  • “Hasta La Raíz” by Leonel Garcia and Natalia Lafourcade
  • “Hoy Es Domingo” by Beatriz Luengo, Antonio Rayo Gibo, Yotuel Romero, and Diego Torres
  • “Por Fin” by Pablo Alborán
  • “Quédate Con Ella” by Claudia Brant and Natalie Jiménez
  • “¿Recuerdas?” by Leonel García
  • “Un Zombie A La Intemperie” by Alejandro Sanz
  • “Vida De Mi Vida” by Gian Marco
  • “Vivo” by Pedro Capó

Best New Artist

  • Kaay
  • Iván “Melón” Lewis
  • Manu Manzo
  • Matisse
  • Monsieur Periné ?
  • Julieta Rada
  • Tulipa Ruiz
  • Raquel Sofía
  • Vásquez Sounds
  • Vitrola Sintética

Best Urban Performance

  • “A Ti Te Encanta” by Alexis & Fido
  • “Una Cita (Remix) by Alkilados, J Alvarez, El Roockie, and Nicky Jam
  • “Ay Vamos” by J Balvin ?
  • “El Perdón” by Nicky Jam and Enrique Iglesias
  • “El Tiki” by Maluma
  • “Calentura” by Yandel
  • “Sigueme Y Te Sigo” by Daddy Yankee

Best Urban Music Album

  • El Que Sabe, Sabe by Tego Calderón
  • Farruko Presents Los Menores by Farruko ?
  • Greatest Hits Vol 1 by Nicky Jam
  • The Last Don II by Don Omar
  • Legacy: De Lider A Leyenda Tour (Deluxe Edition) by Yandel

Best Urban Song

  • “A Ti Te Encanta” by Alexis & Fido and Juan Jesús Santana
  • “Ay Vamos” by J Balvin, Rene Cano, Alejandro “Mosty” Patiño, and Alejandro “Sky” Ramírez ?
  • “Back It Up (Spanish Version)” by Ilya, Savan Kotecha, Pitbull, and Prince Royce
  • “Dando Break” by Tego Calderón and Ernesto Padilla
  • “Sígueme Y Te Sigo” by Carlos Ortiz, Luis Ortiz, and Daddy Yankee

Best Alternative Music Album

  • Amanecer by Bomba Estéreo ?
  • Sombras De Oro by Centavrvs
  • Hasta La Raíz by Natalia Lafourcade
  • Y La Banda Sigue by Los Auténticos Decadentes
  • Moctezuma by Porter

Best Short Form Music Video

  • “Te Busqué” by Willbert Álvarez
  • “Ojos Color Sol (feat. Silvio Rodríguez)” by Calle 13
  • “Así De Grandes Son Las Ideas” by Calle 13 ?
  • “No Llora” by El Cuarteto De Nos
  • “Huitzil” by Porter ?

Best Long Form Music Video

  • Terral by Pablo Alborán
  • “Loco De Amor (La Historia)” by Juanes
  • MTV Unplugged by Kinky ?
  • 15 by Ara Malikian
  • Último Acto by Vicentico

Best Mariachi Album

  • Pa’ Que Sientas Lo Que Siento by Aida Cuevas
  • Acaríciame El Corazón by Pedro Fernández
  • Mariachi Flor de Toloache by Mariachi Flor de Toloache ?
  • Alegría Del Mariachi by Mariachi Los Arrieros Del Valle
  • Mexicano Hasta Las Pampas 2 by Diego Verdaguer