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The Latin Grammys? ¡Si!

Latin grammy awards logoOne of the most highly anticipated music awards shows of the season, the Latin Grammys puts the spotlight center stage on the past year's most famous music artists -- in such categories as Pop, Salsa, and Tango including top awards for Song of the Year and Album of the Year.

This year, watch for the19th edition of the Latin Grammy awards to be televised on Univision beginning at 8PM ET on Thursday, November 15, 2018 live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena Las Vegas, Nevada.

Latin Grammy nominees were announced on September 20th. Leading the pack in 2018 are Colombian superstar J Balvin, who is up for eight Latin Grammy awards, followed by five-time nominee Rosalía. Natalia Lafourcade (who sang the Coco theme, “Remember Me”) and Uruguayan singer Jorge Drexler earned four nods each.

Already announced are this year's recipients of the Latin Grammy's Lifetime Achievement awards : Erasmo Carlos, Dyango, José Mariá Napoleón, Chucho Valdés, Wilfredo Vargas and Yuri. Also being honored with the Latin Recording Academy's Person of the Year award is Mexican rock band Maná. This year's recipients of the Trustee's Award are Horacio Malvicino and Tomás Muñoz.

Meanwhile, keep it here for more updates including who will host, a list of presenters and performers, plus the announcement of winners at one of Latin music's biggest nights.

Just up ahead, check out all the 2018 nominees. And, around the Web, also check out Latin Grammy.com as well as the official Univision Network for lots more related video clips, star profiles, fun facts, and photos.

Sean Cosgrave is a frequent editorial contributor to Chiff.com


DID YOU KNOW? Latin Grammy fun facts & trivia

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Most wins ever: Calle 13

• In 2000, the first-ever Latin Grammy Awards ceremony aired on CBS to become the first Spanish program to be broadcast on an English-language American television network.

• Calle 13 holds the record for most wins, bringing home 25 Latin Grammy Awards. With a total of 20 awards, Juanes holds the record for most awards won by a solo artist.

• Shakira leads among female artists, winning 11 Latin Grammy Awards. She is also the youngest artist to have received the Person of the Year award.

• Christina Aguilera won Best Female Pop Vocal Album for “Mi Reflejo” in 2001 and made history by becoming the first ever American artist to win a Latin Grammy.

• Miguelito is the youngest person to win a Latin Grammy. He won the Best Latin Children’s Album in 2008 for “El Heredero” at the age of nine.


also see in Pop Culture -> Billboard Latin Music Awards

 

2018 Latin Grammy Nominees

Album Of The Year
Prometo – Pablo Alborán
Vibras – J Balvin
Caravanas – Chico Buarque
Salvavidas De Hielo – Jorge Drexler
Siguiente – El David Aguilar
Soy Yo – Kany García
Musas (Un Homenaje Al Folclore Latinoamericano En Manos De Los Macorinos), Vol. 2 – Natalia Lafourcade
¡México Por Siempre! – Luis Miguel
Encanto Tropical – Monsieur Periné
Cuando El Río Suena... – Rozalén

Record Of The Year
No Vaya A Ser – Pablo Alborán
É Fake (Homem Barato) – Anaadi
Mi Gente – J Balvin with Willy William
Internacionales – Bomba Estéreo
Telefonía – Jorge Drexler
Para Siempre – Kany García
X – Nicky Jam and J Balvin
Danza De Gardenias – Natalia Lafourcade Featuring Los Macorinos
Bailar Contigo – Monsieur Periné
Malamente – Rosalía

Song Of The Year - A Songwriter's Award
Antes De Ti – Manú Jalil and Mon Laferte, songwriters (Mon Laferte)
Bailar Contigo – Monsieur Periné, songwriters (Monsieur Periné)
Danza De Gardenias – David Aguilar Dorantes and Natalia Lafourcade, songwriters (Natalia Lafourcade Featuring Los Macorinos)
Embrujo – El David Aguilar, songwriter (El David Aguilar)
La Puerta Violeta – Rozalén, songwriter (Rozalén)
Malamente – Antón Alvarez Alfaro, Pablo Diaz-Reixa and Rosalía, songwriters (Rosalía)
Para Siempre – Kany García, songwriter (Kany García)
Robarte Un Beso – Mauricio Rengifo, Andrés Torres, Carlos Vives and Sebastián Yatra, songwriters (Carlos Vives & Sebastián Yatra)
Telefonía – Jorge Drexler, songwriter (Jorge Drexler)
Tu Vida Mi Vida – Fito Páez, songwriter (Fito Páez)

Best New Artist
Ángela Aguilar
Anaadi
El David Aguilar
Alex Ferreira
Karol G
Los Petitfellas
Nana Mendoza
Christian Nodal
Claudia Prieto
Benjamín Walker

Best Contemporary Pop Vocal Album
Ser – Axel
Camino Fuego Y Libertad – Pablo López
Cuerpo Y Alma – Beatriz Luengo
F.A.M.E. – Maluma
Miradas – Nana Mendoza

Best Urban Fusion / Performance
Mi Gente – J Balvin with Willy William Featuring Beyoncé
Internacionales – Bomba Estéreo
Yo Contra Ti – Daddy Yankee Featuring Orquesta Sinfónica De Puerto Rico
Sua Cara – Major Lazer Featuring Anitta and Pabllo Vittar
Malamente – Rosalía

Best Alternative Music Album
Claroscura – Aterciopelados
Puñal – Dante Spinetta
Fuerza Arará – Telmary
Mismo Sitio, Distinto Lugar – Vetusta Morla
Aztlan – Zoé

Best Regional Song - A Songwriter's Award

Arránquense Muchachos – Domingo Leiva Delgado, songwriter (Pedro Fernández)
Ayúdame A Olvidarte – Gabriel Flores and Yoel Henríquez, songwriters (La Explosiva Banda De Maza)
Corrido De Juanito – Edén Muñoz, songwriter (Calibre 50)
El Sueño Americano – Salvador Hurtado, songwriter (La Energía Norteña)
Probablemente – Christian Nodal, songwriter (Christian Nodal)

Best MPB (Música Popular Brasileira) Album
Mano Que Zuera – João Bosco
Caravanas – Chico Buarque
Edu, Dori E Marcos – Edu Lobo, Dori Caymmi e Marcos Valle
Campos Neutrais – Vitor Ramil
Deus É Mulher – Elza Soares


 

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