The Latin Grammy is an award given by the Latin Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences to recognize artists, musicians, recording professionals and audio producers. The 13th annual awards ceremony is to be held at the Mandalay Bay Hotel complex in Las Vegas where Univision will broadcast live to thousands of viewers across the globe. In a voting process similar to the American Grammy Awards, a group of industry peer musicians decide to whom each award goes in the respective categories. Tune in on November 15th for the most fabulous and accomplished Latino and Brazilian musicians and music producers of 2012! In the meantime, check out some of our favorite picks….
We see Ceu (Caravana Sereia Bloom) and Seu Jorge (Músicas Para Churrascos Vol. 1) go head to head for this year’s best Brazilian Contemporary Pop Album.
La Adictiva Banda San José De Mesillas for best contemporary banda album (a sexy nomination indeed)!
Besame Mucho is up for album of the year, and how!
Although they face strong competition from Ana Tijoux
Afropop fav Gaby Amarantos is up for best new artist
…and for the cumbia nomination, after all these years Senor Diaz remains a strong contender.
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