Bad Bunny has become a Latin Grammy favorite.

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Peter Kavinsky

Miami, September 20 (EFE) — The Puerto Rican Bad Bunny cements its undisputed current reign with ten nominations making it a favorite at the 2022 Latin Grammy Awards on November 17 in Las Vegas, USA. ) USA).

Through a special broadcast on its website and social media featuring other artists such as Christina Aguilera, Juthuel, Becky G and Sebastian Yatra, the Miami-based Latin Recording Academy today announced the nominees for these awards. from music industry professionals.

At a gala at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, the Puerto Rican has all the ballots to dedicate himself to this year’s release protagonist, backed up by his latest album, “Summer Without You,” with which he’s aiming for the best album of the year award.

The single “Ojitos Lindos” from the same album, which he performs with the Colombian Bomba Estéreo, is in contention for another major award such as Record of the Year.

Bad Bunny, who is also a favorite at the Latin Billboard Awards with 23 nominations, is ubiquitous in the city’s Latin Grammy section, appearing in five categories, including Best Reggaeton Performance for “Yonaguni”; Best Urban Fusion/Interpretation for “Volví” with Aventura and also for “Titi ask me”; and, of course, the best album of urban music for “Summer Without You”.

Had it been consecrated at this ceremony, the translator would have completed an unrivaled year in which he shared a poster with Brad Pitt in Bullet Train and “Summer Without You” was placed eleven weeks (non-consecutive) at number one on Billboard. 200, close to the milestone reached by Canadian Drake in 2016, when his Views album spent 13 weeks at the top of that list.

Current, Diverse and Influential Latin American Music

The Latin Recording Academy emphasized in its statement “the diversity of Latin music and its great cultural influence throughout the world” and, for example, mentioned the genres and artists that appear in the list of recordings of the year.

It contains the songs “La Fama” by Rosalia with The Weeknd; “It’s Worth It” by Juan Luis Guerra; “Sandcastles” by Pablo Alboran; “Pa’lla voy” by Marc Anthony; “Provence”, Karol G.; “Congratulations” by Shakira and Rau Alejandro; and “For My Girls” by Christina Aguilera, Becky G, Nicky Nicole with Nati Peluso; among others.

“These nominees represent musical excellence and represent the great moment our music is going through,” said Latin Recording Academy Executive Director Manuel Aboud. “We are proud to present the nominations from this diverse group of talented artists, which reflect the evolution of our Academy as a modern and relevant institution,” he added.

This year’s nominees are divided into 53 categories and were selected from more than 18,000 submissions, according to the institution, which reminded that compositions must be published between June 1 last year and May 31 this 2022.

Rosalia nominated for Recording, Album and Song of the Year

Rosalia in concert at the Radio City Music Hall in New York (USA), in an image file. EFE/ Sara Yanes-Richards

Bad Bunny does not feature in any of the major Latin Grammy categories as it is song of the year, an award that will be seduced by the “hentai” Spaniard Rosalia, another dominant figure in the current music scene and who has seven nominations for these awards, including recording of the year for “La Fama” and album of the year for “Motomami”.

In Song of the Year, “Hentai” should be compared to, among other things, “Agua” by Puerto Ricans Daddy Yankee, Rau Alejandro and renowned American producer Nile Rodgers; “Something Better” by the Chilean Mon Laferte; “Baloncito viejo” by Colombians Carlos Vives and Camilo; “Red Heels” also Colombian Sebatian Yatra; and “Tocarte” by Uruguayan Jorge Drexler and Spaniard K. Tangan.

Rosalia is part of a group of artists and composers with seven nominations, including Christina Aguilera, Venezuelan Jorge Luis Chacina, Uruguayan Jorge Drexler, Colombian Julio Reyes Copello and Puerto Rican Tiny.

Above them are only Rau Alejandro with eight nominations and Mexican producer and composer Edgar Barrera, presented in nine categories.

Among those hoping to win a Latin Grammy for Best New Artist are Nicole Zinyago, daughter of Gianmarco’s Peruvian, Spanish-French descent Paul Grunch and regional Mexican music artist Nabales.

Argentinian Fito Paez has three nominations, including Best Pop/Rock Album for “Los años Salvajes”, while his compatriots from El Mató a un Motorizado Police are nominated for Best Rock Album for “Unas Vacaciones Rare”, where Spanish the group Fito y Fitipaldis also performs with their album “Cada vez cadaver”.

The Spaniard Enrique Banbury, for his part, is among the nominees for the best rock song, in the category “Waiting for the signal”, which includes his compatriots from Vetusta Morla, in the nomination “Finisterre” and the Mexican Molotov in the nomination “We do not forget” , including.

Last August, the Latin Recording Academy announced that this year’s award for outstanding musical achievement will go to Spaniard Rosario Flores, Chilean Miriam Hernandez, Brazilian composer Rita Lee, Argentine singer Amanda Miguel and Venezuelan singer-songwriter Jordano.

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Peter Kavinsky

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