2011 Latin GRAMMY Nominees AnnouncedEntertainment — By Kikey Castillo on September 20, 2011 at 8:23 pm
By Kikey Castillo
The early morning press conference held on September 14, 2011, at the Avalon in Hollywood, CA, opened with a high energy video montage of past Grammy winners eliciting anticipation of the nominatations this year.
The Scoop LA was there, amidst legendary and popular musical artists- two-time Latin Grammy winner Pepe Aguilar, Lena Burke and Jorge Villamizar of Latin pop trio Alex, Jorge Y Lena; urban/hip-hop duo Calle 13; Latin Grammy-winning producer Desmond Child; singer/songwriter Myriam Hernández; pop singer Merche; Norteño band Los Tucanes de Tijuana; Latin pop singer Reyli; and Ángel Mosqueda and Rodrigo Guardiola of alternative rock band Zoé who all took the stage to announced the nominees.
The Scoop LA Contributor Kikey Castillo took time to speak to Desmond Child.
As the last nomination unfolded, Calle 13 killed it with 10 Latin Grammy nods including Album Of The Year.
Other multiple nominees included producer/engineer Rafa Arcaute with six, De Vita had five, Marco Antonio Solis with four nods; artists garnering three nominations Pablo Alboran, Desmond Child, Paquito D’Rivera, Sebastian Krys, Maná, Ricky Martin, Joan Sebastian, Shakira, and Zoe; and among those with two nominations Alex, Jorge, y Lena, Aureo Baqueiro, Ruben Blades, Gustavo Borner, Claudia Brant, David Cabrera, Doctor Krapula, Don Omar, Paula Fernandes, Alejandra Guzman, IL Volo, La Vida Boheme, Los Tigres Del Norte, Pitbull, Sie7e, Caetano Veloso, and Wisin y Yandel.
2011 Latin GRAMMY Nominations Are:
Album Of The Year
Alex, Jorge Y Lena for “Alex, Jorge Y Lena” Calle 13 for “Entren Los Que Quieran” Franco De Vita for “En Primera Fila” Enrique Iglesias for “Euphoria” Shakira for “Sale El Sol”
Record Of The Year
“Latinoamerica” by Calle 13 “Tan Solo Tú” by Franco De Vita with Alejandra Guzmán “Gritar” by Luis Fonsi “Golpes En El Corazón” by Los Tigres Del Norte featuring Paulina Rubio “Lo Mejor De Mi Vida Eres Tú” by Ricky Martin featuring Natalia Jiménez
Song Of The Year
“A Dónde Vamos A Parar” by Marco Antonio Solís “Latinoamérica” by Calle 13 “Lo Mejor De Mi Vida Eres Tú” by Ricky Martin featuring Natalia Jiménez “Que El Soneto Nos Tome Por Sorpresa” by Jorge Drexler “Solamente Tú” by Pablo Alborán
Best New Artist
Pablo Alborán (Spain) Max Capote (Uruguay/Argentina) Paula Fernandes (Brazil) Il Volo (Italy) Sie7e (Puerto Rico) For a complete list of nominees visit www.latingrammy.com
And the official artist of the 12th Annual Latin GRAMMY® Awards is Miguel Paredes. His artwork will be used as the official image for the world’s premier Latin music event and will grace the cover of the 12th Annual Latin Grammy Awards invitation, show tickets, poster and program book.
12th Annual Latin Grammy Awards® Airs Live on the Univision Network from the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nov. 10 from 8 – 11 p.m. ET/PT (7 p.m. Central). Follow the Latin Recording Academy’s social networks at:
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