The next decade in The Latin Recording Academy®'s continued evolution began today when nominations for the 11th Annual Latin GRAMMY® Awards (www.latingrammy.com) were announced at a press conference attended by national and international media at the Avalon in Hollywood, Calif. In a year that recognized a diverse group of music makers across numerous genres, the nominations highlight an eclectic mix of established and emerging performers and creative professionals. The 11th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards, set for Nov. 11 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).
Mario Domm (Camila), Academy Award® winner Jorge Drexler, nine-time Latin GRAMMY and two-time GRAMMY winner Juan Luis Guerra, and 14-time Latin GRAMMY and two-time GRAMMY winner Alejandro Sánz lead the nominations with four each. Camila, Daddy Yankee, Lee Levin, Tommy Torres, and Dan Warner garnered three nods a piece; Bebe, Rubén Blades, Buika, Andrés Calamaro, Dori Caymmi, Gustavo Cerati, Alex Cuba, El Cuarteto De Nos, Estrella, Maria Gadú, Gilberto Gil, Jotdog, Mala Rodríguez, and Vico C. are among those with two nominations. And a wide array of established music makers and rising artists — including Pepe Aguilar, Marc Anthony, Maria Bethânia, Miguel Bosé, Céu, Chino Y Nacho, Willie Colón, Don Omar, Alejandro Fernández, Pedro Fernández, Vicente Fernández, Fonseca, Nelly Furtado, Juan Gabriel, Kany García, Enrique Iglesias, India, Intocable, Los Tigres Del Norte, Los Tucanes De Tijuana, Sergio Mendes, Laura Pausini, Prince Royce, Jenni Rivera, Poncho Sanchez, Arturo Sandoval, Gilberto Santa Rosa, Lalo Schifrin, Joan Sebastian, Aleks Syntek, Thalia, Tito "El Bambino," Diego Torres, and Julieta Venegas — also earned nominations.
"After 10 years of recognizing the best and brightest in Latin music, the Latin GRAMMY nominations continue to bring together the worldwide Latin music community and spotlight a remarkably varied and wide-ranging group of Latin music makers that reflects emerging talent as well as established artists," said Gabriel Abaroa Jr., President/CEO of The Latin Recording Academy. "This year, it is especially encouraging to see the highest number of creative professionals to date participating in the awards process and recognizing their peers as The Latin Academy enters its next decade. We look forward to celebrating another year of excellence in recorded Latin music on Nov. 11 in Las Vegas."