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14th Annual Latin Grammy Nominations Announced

14th Annual Latin Grammy Nominations Announced

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Los Angeles, CA (Top40 Charts/ Recording Academy) The Latin Recording Academy announced nominations for the 14th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards at a press conference attended by national and international media at the Avalon in Hollywood, Calif. The event was streamed live at (and is now available as video on demand), and was hosted by The Latin Recording Academy President/CEO Gabriel Abaroa Jr., and Univision television personality Chiquinquira "Chiqui" Delgado. Artists reading nominations this morning included nine-time GRAMMY winner Natalie Cole, Latin GRAMMY winner Aida Cuevas, bachata artist Leslie Grace, singer/songwriter Gaby Moreno, two-time Latin GRAMMY-winning singer/songwriter Draco Rosa, singer/songwriter Syntek, and five-time Latin GRAMMY and GRAMMY winner Julieta Venegas. The 14th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards, set for Thursday, Nov. 21 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, will be broadcast live on the Univision Network from 8 - 11 p.m. ET/PT (7 p.m. Central). For a complete list of nominees, media credentialing instructions and more information, please visit The Latin Recording Academy's newly designed website and its social networks on Twitter and Facebook.
"Once again, it's gratifying to see the Latin GRAMMY Awards process produce a broad cross section of diverse and impressive nominees across multiple genres," said Abaroa Jr. "This year's nominations truly reflect an exceptional and talented creative community that embodies some of the highest levels of excellence and artistry in their respective fields. With such a group of talented musicians, this year's Latin GRAMMY telecast will undoubtedly be memorable."
Best Urban Performance has been added in the Urban Field, bringing the total number of categories to be recognized at the 14th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards to 48 in 18 Fields. Following is a sampling of nominations, featuring a diverse array of musical styles, artists and creators (or professionals), as well as some of the most prominent names and brightest newcomers in Latin music:
Album Of The Year:
Tanto Pablo Alborán
Presente — Bajofondo
PapitwoMiguel Bosé
Lo Mejor Que Hay En Mi Vida — Andrés Cepeda
En EspañolNatalie Cole
Escultura — Guaco
Versiones — Gian Marco
Vida — Draco Rosa
La Música No Se Toca — Alejandro Sanz
Corazón ProfundoCarlos Vives
Record Of The Year:
"Tanto" — Pablo Alborán
"Vivir Mi Vida" — Marc Anthony
"La Nave Del Olvido" — Buika
"Lo Mejor Que Hay En Mi Vida" — Andrés Cepeda
"Bachata Rosa" — Natalie Cole Duet With Juan Luis Guerra
"Desde Lejos" — Santiago Cruz
"Más Y Más" — Draco Rosa Featuring Ricky Martin
"Mi Marciana"— Alejandro Sanz
"Um Abraçaço" — Caetano Veloso
"Volví A Nacer" — Carlos Vives
Best New Artist:
A Band Of Bitches
Leslie Cartaya
Clarice Falcâo
Jesús Hidalgo
Mojito Lite
Gaby Moreno
Milton Salcedo
Song Of The Year:
"Esse Cara Sou Eu"  — Roberto Carlos, songwriter (Roberto Carlos)
"La Que Me Gusta" — José Luis Pardo, songwriter (Los Amigos Invisibles)
"Llorar" — Mario Domm, Hanna Huerta & Jesse & Joy, songwriters (Jesse & Joy Featuring Mario Domm)
"Lo Mejor Que Hay En Mi Vida" — Amaury Gutiérrez, songwriter (Andrés Cepeda)
"Mi Marciana" — Alejandro Sanz, songwriter (Alejandro Sanz)
"Mi Novia Se Me Está Poniendo Vieja" — Ricardo Arjona, songwriter (Ricardo Arjona)
"Si Yo Fuera Tú" —  Jorge Luis Piloto, songwriter (Gilberto Santa Rosa)
"Sólo El Amor Nos Salvará" — Aleks Syntek, songwriter (Syntek Featuring Malú)
"Um Abraçaço" — Caetano Veloso, songwriter (Caetano Veloso)
"Volví A Nacer" —  Andrés Castro & Carlos Vives, songwriters (Carlos Vives)
Best Contemporary Pop Vocal Album
PapitwoMiguel Bosé
Vida — Draco Rosa
La Música No Se Toca — Alejandro Sanz
Syntek — Syntek
Los Momentos — Julieta Venegas
Best Urban Performance
"Rompe La Cintura" — Alexis y Fido
"Pegaíto Suavecito" — Elvis Crespo Featuring Fito Blanko
"Amor" — Illya Kuryaki & The Valderramas
"Echa Pa'llá (Manos Pa'rriba)" — Pitbull Featuring Papayo
"Quien Manda" — Mala Rodríguez
Best Rock Album
Blanco — Eruca Sativa
Será — La Vida Bohème
La Velocidad De La Luz — Los Bunkers
El Calor Del Pleno Invierno — No Te Va Gustar
99% — Ska-P
Best Alternative Music Album
Elegancia Tropical — Bomba Estéreo
El Objeto Antes Llamado Disco — Café Tacvba
Chances — Illya Kuryaki & The Valderramas
Mujer Divina Homenaje A Agustín LaraNatalia Lafourcade
Solstis — León Larregui
Best Salsa Album
Una Mujer Que Canta — Albita
25 Años, 25 Éxitos, 25 Artistas — Guayacán
Me Llamaré Tuyo — Víctor Manuelle
Que Seas Feliz — Tito Nieves
Gilberto Santa Rosa — Gilberto Santa Rosa
Sergio George Presents Salsa GiantsVarios Artistas
Best Contemporary Tropical Album
Leslie GraceLeslie Grace
Escultura — Guaco
Asondeguerra Tour  — Juan Luis Guerra
Amor Total — Toby Love
Amarle — Vocal Song
Best Norteño Album
En Peligro De Extinción — Intocable
Hoy Y Siempre — Los Canarios De Michoacán
A Las Personas De Mi VidaEmilio Navaira
Mi Promesa — Pesado
Y Ahora Resulta — Voz De Mando
Traditional FIELD
Best Tango Album
Tango NostalgiasJulio Botti
Romance De La Luna TucumanaDiego El Cigala
Tangos Y Canciones Criollas — Hernán Lucero
Piazzolla De Cámara — Ramírez - Satorre
Amsterdam Meets New TangoPablo Ziegler & Metropole Orkest, Conducted By Jules Buckley
Producer Of The Year nominations go to Rafael Arcaute, Sergio George, Javier Limón, Julio Reyes Copello, and Dan Warner.
This year's Latin GRAMMY Awards process registered a record-breaking 9,400-plus submissions over a 12-month eligibility period (Jul. 1, 2012 - Jun. 30, 2013), 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 Deloitte by Oct. 22, where they will be tabulated and the results kept secret until the Latin GRAMMY telecast. This year, for the second 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 14th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards. More details to be announced shortly.
The 14th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards will be supported on radio via Univision Radio (the official Spanish-language radio network of the Latin GRAMMY Awards), and highlighted on the Internet at and, featuring video interviews and behind-the-scenes footage from today's nominations announcement. Additionally, the telecast will be distributed internationally to more than 100 countries.
A limited number of tickets to this year's Latin GRAMMY Awards will be available for sale to the public on Sept. 25 at 10 a.m.PT, and may be purchased at the Mandalay Bay Events Center box office (877.632.7400; or through Ticketmaster (

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