2012 Grammy Nominees: Latin Categories

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Okay, so we recently did this thing and partnered with a few bigger soda and beer brands for the Latin Grammys. Of course, it’s always awesome to throw parties here and there for the sake of celebrating music we’re really into, especially for our artists we’ve blogged about before they were mainstream famous. But usually with Grammys, the nominees selected don’t get tons of air play. It’s also a bit confusing, and I’d imagine for the rest of y’all too, why the hell have a Latin Grammys and a Grammys “Latin Categories”?

I mean, sure you have your “Best Latin Pop, Rock, or Urban albums” in ONE category. This is the most vaguest shit category ever, to have THREE genres mashed into one. Then you get your Regional Mexican or Tejano under the same umbrella, and then just throw in your Norteño and Tropical cause it’s “Latin.” Yeah, we root for some of these guys to get the nod, cause we’ve seen some of them just blow up; La Vida Bohéme is my pick. And of course, we’re huge fans of Calle 13 and Los Amigos. Then, there’s Maná nominated, ugh, again, seriously? We like some of the other guys too in the rest of the categories, but we’ll leave that for the rest to blab about. So without further ado, here are the 54th Annual Grammy nominees, Latin Categories!

Best Latin Pop, Rock, Or Urban Album

Entren Los Que Quieran – Calle 13
[Sony Music]

Entre La Ciudad Y El Mar – Gustavo Galindo
[Surco/Universal Music Latino]

Nuestra – La Vida Bohème
[Nacional Records]

Not So Commercial – Los Amigos Invisibles
[Nacional Records]

Drama Y Luz – Maná
[Warner Music Mexico]

Best Regional Mexican Or Tejano Album

Bicentenario – Pepe Aguilar

Orale – Mariachi Divas De Cindy Shea
[Shea Records/East Side Records]

Amor A La Musica – Mariachi Los Arrieros Del Valle
[Los Arrieros]

Eres Un Farsante – Paquita La Del Barrio
[Balboa Records, Co]

Huevos Rancheros – Joan Sebastian

Best Banda Or Norteño Album

Estare Mejor – El Güero Y Su Banda Centenario
[A.R.C. Discos]

Intocable 2011 – Intocable
[Good I Music]

Los Tigres Del Norte And Friends – Los Tigres Del Norte

El Árbol – Los Tucanes De Tijuana

No Vengo A Ver Si Puedo… Si Por Que Puedo Vengo – Michael Salgado
[Zurdo Records]

Best Tropical Latin Album

Homenaje A Los Rumberos – Edwin Bonilla
[Sonic Projects Records]

The Last Mambo – Cachao
[Eventus/Sony Music Latin]

Mongorama- José Rizo’s Mongorama
[Saungu Records]

For more categories and nominees click HERE.