Latin Grammys: Camilo is top contender with 10 nominations

NEW YORK — Camilo received his first Latin Grammy Award final 12 months and will quickly have many extra in his fingers: The Colombian singer-songwriter of hits like “Tutu” and “Favorito” obtained a number one 10 nominations Tuesday, together with music of the 12 months and report of the 12 months, for “Vida de Rico,” and album of the 12 months for “Mis Manos” (My Arms).

Dominican maestro Juan Luis Guerra adopted him with six nominations, and Spanish rapper C. Tangana obtained 5. Puerto Rican rapper Unhealthy Bunny, who triumphed final week on the Billboard Latin Music Awards, garnered 4 nominations Tuesday.

The Latin Grammy Awards, in its twenty second 12 months, will return to the MGM Grand Backyard Area in Las Vegas after being held final 12 months in Miami with out an viewers due to the pandemic. The gala shall be aired reside on Univision on Nov. 18, shortly after the “Premiere” — a livestreamed occasion by which a lot of the trophies shall be handed out.

Camilo competes twice within the report of the 12 months and music of the 12 months classes. The primary one additionally options “Amen” — a collaboration together with his spouse Evaluna Montaner, his father-in-law Ricardo Montaner and his brothers-in-law Mau and Ricky. In the second, which acknowledges the songwriters, he seems as co-author of “Dios Así Lo Quiso” carried out by Ricardo Montaner and Juan Luis Guerra.

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“Vida de Rico” was additionally nominated for greatest pop music and “Mis Manos” for greatest pop vocal album. However Camilo, whose sophomore album dared to experiment with rhythms together with bachata, calypso, cumbia and perreo, transcended to classes in different music genres: greatest city fusion/efficiency with “Tattoo (Remix)” together with Rauw Alejandro; greatest tropical music as co-writer of “Dios Así Lo Quiso,” and greatest regional music for “Tuyo y Mío,” which he performs with the norteño music duo Los Dos Carnales.

Guerra, a 20-time Latin Grammy winner, obtained his highest variety of nominations in a single 12 months Tuesday. Along with report of the 12 months, he is competing for album of the 12 months and greatest conventional pop vocal album with “Privé,” greatest tropical music with “Pambiche de Novia,” greatest association for “Ojalá que Llueva Café (Versión Privé)” and greatest lengthy type music video for “Entre Mar y Palmeras.”

C. Tangana, in the meantime, has already obtained two golden gramophones and is competing for 5: album of the 12 months and report of the 12 months for “El Madrileño” and “Te Olidaste” (with Omar Apollo), respectively; in addition to greatest pop/rock music for “Hong Kong” and greatest different music for each “Nominao” and “Te Olvidaste”.

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Unhealthy Bunny, a two-time winner, will compete for album of the 12 months with “El Último Tour del Mundo,” additionally nominated for greatest city music album; in addition to greatest rap/hip hop music for “Booker T” and greatest city music for “Dákiti” with Jhay Cortez.

The final classes embody 10 or extra nominees every from quite a lot of music genres and nationalities. The presence of feminine artists, nevertheless, is sort of restricted within the three most important ones.

Among the many 11 candidates for report of the 12 months, there are solely two ladies: Colombian pop singer Paula Arenas for “A Tu Lado”, and Evaluna Montaner together with her household for “Amén”. Arenas can also be among the many 10 nominees for album of the 12 months with “Mis Amores”, together with Nana Caymmi for “Nana, Tom, Vinicius” and final 12 months’s winner Natalia Lafourcade, this time for her observe up “Un Canto por México, Vol. II”.

Karol G, a fan favourite who received greatest new artist in 2018 and final 12 months obtained 4 Latin Grammy nominations, three of them in the principle classes, was relegated to the city music sections with just one nod: greatest reggaeton efficiency for “Bichota”, and she or he’s the one lady within the race.

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Nevertheless, the coveted greatest new artist award has a slight majority of feminine contenders, with six out of 11. The candidates are Giulia Be, María Becerra, Bizarrap, Boza, Zoe Gotusso, Humbe, Rita Indiana, Lasso, Paloma Mami, Marcos Mares and Jualiana Velásquez.

Two English talking superstars made the record this 12 months: The Weeknd, in the very best city fusion/efficiency class for the remix of Maluma’s “Hawái,” and Selena Gomez for the music video of “De Una Vez,” her Spanish hit launched final January that has collected greater than 82 million views on YouTube.

This 12 months’s nominees have been chosen from greater than 20,000 on-line entries in 53 classes and signify artists who posted recordings in the course of the eligibility interval, from June 1, 2020 to Could 31, 2021.

On Nov. 17, Ruben Blades shall be celebrated because the Latin Recording Academy Particular person of the 12 months, shortly after Martinho da Vila, Emmanuel, Sheila E. & Pete Escovedo, Fito Páez, Millie Quezada, Joaquín Sabina and Gilberto Santa Rosa obtain the Lifetime Achievement Award.

The Academy and Univision have stated that they are going to proceed to take precautionary measures to make sure the security and well-being of all attendees.




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