Wednesday, December 01, 2021

Colombian reggaeton star J Balvin nominated for 8 Latin Grammys

La cantante Rosalía durante su actuación en la segunda jornada del festival de música Sónar, que este año cumple su 25 aniversario y que se celebra hasta el próximo domingo en Barcelona. EFE

Los Angeles, Sep 20 (EFE).- The Latin Recording Academy announced Thursday that J Balvin leads the Latin Grammys nominations, with a total of eight nods.

Spanish singer Rosalia received five nominations, while El David Aguilar, Jorge Drexler, Kany Garcia, Natalia Lafourcade and producers Mauricio Rengifo and Andres Torres each obtained four nominations.

Pablo Alboran’s “Prometo;” J Balvin’s “Vibras;” Chico Buarque’s “Caravanas;” Jorge Drexler’s “Salvavidas de hielo;” El David Aguilar’s “El siguiente;” and “Soy yo,” by Kany Garcia, will vie for Album of the Year, the Latin Grammy’s main award.

Natalia Lafourcade’s “Musas;” Luis Miguel’s “Mexico por siempre;” Monsieur Perine’s “Encanto tropical;” and “Cuando el rio suena,” by Rozalen, will also compete for the main prize.

Natalia Lafourcade arrives for the 90th annual Academy Awards ceremony at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California, USA, 04 March 2018. The Oscars are presented for outstanding individual or collective efforts in 24 categories in filmmaking. EFE

The nominees for Song of the Year are Mon Laferte, for “Antes de ti;” Monsieur Periné, for “Bailar contigo;” Natalia Lafourcade and Los Macorinos, for “Danza de gardenias;” El David Aguilar, for “Embrujo;” Rozalen, for “La puerta violeta;” and Rosalia, for “Malamente.”

The other songs that were nominated are “Para siempre,” by Kany Garcia; “Robarte un beso,” by Carlos Vives and Sebastian Yatra; “Telefonia,” by Jorge Drexler; and “Tu vida mi vida,” by Fito Paez.

The nominees for Record of the Year are Pablo Alboran, for “No vaya a ser;” Anaadi, for “E Fake (Homem Barato);” J Balvin and Willy William, for “Mi gente;” Bomba Estereo, for “Internacionales;” Jorge Drexler, for “Telefonía;” and Kany Garcia, for “Para siempre.”

The other recordings that were nominated are “X,” by Nicky Jam and J Balvin; “Danza de gardenias,” by Natalia Lafourcade and Los Macorinos; “Bailar contigo,” by Monsieur Periné; and Rosalia’s “Malamente.”