Latin Recording Academy® today announced nominations for the 16th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards™ via, Facebook and Twitter. Leonel García leads with six nominations, followed by Natalia Lafourcade with five.

natalia-lafourcade The Latin Recording Academy® today announced nominations for the 16th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards™ via, Facebook and Twitter. Leonel García leads with six nominations, followed by Natalia Lafourcade with five. Additionally, Juan Luis Guerra and Alejandro Sanz; engineers Edgar Barrera, Demián Nava, and Alan Saucedo; and producer Cachorro López each receive four nominations. Pablo Alborán, Miguel Bosé, Café Quijano, Pedro Capó, Nicky Jam, Ricky Martin, and Vicentico are among those who each receive three noms. The 16th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards, set for Thursday, Nov. 19 at the MGM Grand Garden Area in Las Vegas, will be broadcast live on the Univision Network from 8–11 p.m. ET/PT (7 p.m. Central).


“This year’s crop of nominees truly personify and represent a considerably diverse, eclectic and comprehensive worldwide Latin music community, which is a testament to The Latin Recording Academy’s voting process,” said Gabriel Abaroa Jr., President/CEO of The Latin Recording Academy. “With so many music professionals participating in the awards process, it’s gratifying to see so many creators, performers and producers getting due recognition from their peers. With this list of nominees the Latin GRAMMYs® are sure be one of the biggest Latin music celebrations yet.”


Following is a sampling of the nominations, featuring an array of musical styles, artists and creative professionals, as well as some of the most prominent names and brightest newcomers in Latin music. For a complete list of nominees, media credentialing instructions and more information, please visit The Latin Recording Academy’s  website.


Record Of The Year

“Fiesta” — Bomba Estéreo

“Encanto” — Miguel Bosé

“Será (Vida De Hombre)” — Café Quijano

“La Vida Entera” — Camila Featuring Marco Antonio Solís

“Ella Es” — Leonel García Featuring Jorge Drexler

“Tus Besos” — Juan Luis Guerra 4.40

“Hasta La Raíz” — Natalia Lafourcade

“Disparo Al Corazón” — Ricky Martin

“Un Zombie A La Intemperie” — Alejandro Sanz

“Ese Camino” — Julieta Venegas


Album Of The Year

MTV Unplugged — Pepe Aguilar

Son De Panamá — Rubén Blades Con Roberto Delgado & Orquesta

Amo — Miguel Bosé

Orígenes: El Bolero Volumen 3 — Café Quijano

Todo Tiene Su Hora — Juan Luis Guerra 4.40

Creo En Mí — Natalia Jiménez

Hasta La Raíz — Natalia Lafourcade

Caja De Música —  Monsieur Periné

Sirope — Alejandro Sanz

Consentido — María Toledo


Song Of The Year (A Songwriter’s Award)

“Disparo Al Corazón” — Pedro Capó, Yoel Henríquez, Ricky Martin & Rafael Esparza Ruiz, songwriters (Ricky Martin)

“Ese Camino” — Julieta Venegas, songwriter (Julieta Venegas)

“Hasta La Raíz” — Leonel Garcia & Natalia Lafourcade, songwriters (Natalia Lafourcade)

“Hoy Es Domingo” — Beatriz Luengo, Antonio Rayo Gibo, Yotuel Romero & Diego Torres, songwriters  (Diego Torres)

“Por Fin” — Pablo Alborán, songwriter (Pablo Alborán)

“Quédate Con Ella” —  Claudia Brant & Natalia Jiménez, songwriters (Natalia Jiménez)

“Recuerdas” —  Leonel García, songwriter (Leonel García)

“Un Zombie A La Intemperie” — Alejandro Sanz, songwriter (Alejandro Sanz)

“Vida De Mi Vida” — Gian Marco, songwriter (Gian Marco)

“Vivo” — Pedro Capó, songwriter (Pedro Capó)


Best New Artist


Iván “Melón” Lewis

Manu Manzo


Monsieur Periné

Julieta Rada

Tulipa Ruiz

Raquel Sofía

Vázquez Sounds

Vitrola Sintética


Best Contemporary Pop Vocal Album

Terral — Pablo Alborán

Amo — Miguel Bosé

Aquila — Pedro Capó

A Quien Quiera Escuchar (Deluxe Edition) — Ricky Martin

Sirope — Alejandro Sanz


Best Urban Performance

“A Ti Te Encanta” — Alexis & Fido

“Una Cita (Remix)” — Alkilados Featuring J Alvarez, El Roockie and Nicky Jam

“Ay Vamos” —  J Balvin

“El Perdón” — Nicky Jam & Enrique Iglesias

“El Tiki” — Maluma

“Calentura” — Yandel

“Sígueme Y Te Sigo” — Daddy Yankee


Best Alternative Music Album

Amanecer — Bomba Estéreo

Sombras De Oro — Centavrvs

Hasta La Raíz — Natalia Lafourcade

Y La Banda Sigue — Los Auténticos Decadentes

Moctezuma — Porter


Best Salsa Album

Son De Panamá — Rubén Blades Con Roberto Delgado & Orquesta

Jukebox Primera Edición — Luis Enrique

Que Suenen Los Tambores — Víctor Manuelle

Son 45 —  Ismael Miranda

Estaciones — Rey Ruiz


Best Ranchero Album

Pa’ Que Sientas Lo Que Siento — Aida Cuevas

Acaríciame El Corazón — Pedro Fernández

Mariachi Flor De Toloache — Mariachi Flor De Toloache

Alegría Del Mariachi — Mariachi Los Arrieros Del Valle

Mexicano Hasta Las Pampas 2 — Diego Verdaguer


Best Folk Album

La Muerte Del Rucio Moro — Reynaldo Armas

Balas Y Chocolate  — Lila Downs

Ayahuasca Dreams — Ciro Hurtado

Hijos De La Tierra — Los Tekis

30 Años + 5 Días — Teresa Parodi


Best Samba/Pagode Album

Verde Amarelo Negro Anil — Nilze Carvalho

Herança Popular — Arlindo Cruz

Só Felicidade — Fundo De Quintal

Em Samba! Ao Vivo — Mart´Nália

Bossa Negra — Diogo Nogueira & Hamilton de Holanda

Ser Humano — Zeca Pagodinho

Sorriso Eu Gosto — Ao Vivo No Maracanãzinho — Sorriso Maroto


This year’s Latin GRAMMY Awards process registered approximately 9,000 submissions over a 12-month eligibility period (July 1, 2014 – June 30, 2015), and all members of The Latin Recording Academy were able to submit entries for consideration through an online entry process. Final ballots will be mailed on Oct. 1 to

the voting members of The Latin Recording Academy, and they are due back to the accounting firm of Deloitte by Oct. 22, when they will be tabulated. The results will be revealed on the Latin GRAMMY® telecast. This year, for the third time, The Latin Recording Academy and Spotify will work together to offer voting members and all music fans the opportunity to listen to nominated music for the 16th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards.


The Latin Recording Academy is an international, membership-based organization comprised of Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking recording artists, musicians, songwriters, producers, and other creative and technical recording professionals. The organization is dedicated to improving the quality of life and cultural condition for Latin music and its makers. In addition to producing the Latin GRAMMY Awards to honor excellence in the recorded arts and sciences, The Latin Recording Academy provides educational and outreach programs for the Latin music community either directly or through its Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation®. For more information about The Latin Recording Academy, please visit For breaking news and exclusive content, follow us at: TwitterFacebook , Instagram, Vine, Periscope, YouTube, Pinterest, Google+ and Tumblr.

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