Here’s How the 2024 Latin Grammys Will Recognize Corridos Tumbados & EDM

Lead Photo: Art by Stephany Torres for Remezcla.
Art by Stephany Torres for Remezcla.
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Corridos tumbados will be better represented at the 2024 Latin Grammy Awards. Yesterday (Mar. 27), the Latin Recording Academy announced the addition of two new categories, including a field that will recognize Latine electronic music for the first time.

Last year, the corridos tumbados genre went global thanks to the success of “Ella Baila Sola” by Eslabon Armado and Peso Pluma. Despite being one of the biggest songs of 2023, it didn’t get much love in terms of nominations at the Latin Grammy Awards. “Ella Baila Sola” was only up for Song of the Year and Best Regional Mexican Song, which would’ve gone to songwriter Pedro Tovar, the lead singer of Eslabon Armado. Without a Record of the Year nomination, Peso Pluma received zero nominations despite being the face of corridos tumbados. Eslabon Armado’s Desvelado was also snubbed in the regional Mexican album categories. Eslabon Armado and Peso Pluma still performed the song during the awards ceremony.

For this year’s ceremony, the Latin Recording Academy added the Best Contemporary Mexican Music Album category. To qualify for it, an album must have “at least 51 percent of the total time recorded with new material” and “maintain at least 60 percent of the essence of the genres of Regional Mexican Music.” In this case, the “Contemporary Mexican Music” tag appears to cover maverick música mexicana genres like corridos tumbados and sierreño. Albums that could qualify for this new category include Peso Pluma’s Génesis, Natanael Cano’s Nata Montana, and Junior H’s $ad Boyz 4 Life II

The 2024 Latin Grammy Awards will also add an electronic music field. The field includes the new category Best Latin Electronic Music Performance. For the first time, Latine electronic music will be recognized in its own category. Songs in the category can either be instrumental or have vocals. Eligible nominees will be determined by the Latin Electronic Committee. Artists that could possibly qualify this year include Colombia’s Sinego, who reimagined cumbia, samba, tango, and mambo through house music on his album Alterego. The songs on Dominican producer Diego Raposo’s Yo No Era Así Pero De Ahora En Adelante, Sí album also veered toward electronica.