Bad Bunny monopolizes the nominations of the Latin Grammys

Bad Bunny sings during a concert in Miami from his tour El Último Tour Del Mundo, last April.John Parra (WireImage)

Bad Bunny’s summer has also become the fall of the Puerto Rican phenomenon. Winner of four Latin Grammys, the singer accumulates 10 nominations with A summer without you heading to the Latin Recording Academy Awards, which will be delivered on November 17 in Las Vegas. It will be then when it will be known if the bad rabbit, named Benito Antonio Martínez Ocasio, breaks the siege of the urban genre and conquers the most coveted trophies of the night, that of Album and Recording of the Year, for which he is nominated thanks to the success Pretty eyes, where he collaborates with the Colombians of Bomba Estéreo. Bad Bunny will face another sensation of the season. Rosalia and mommy, critically acclaimed and bestseller, they aspire to seven gramophones, including the most important of the night. Famewhere he collaborates with The Weeknd, appears on Record of the Year and hentaiin the category of Song.

Promises that stood out in the last edition of the Latin Grammys last year have returned with force. Among them, the producer Édgar Barrera stands out, born in Texas 31 years ago and who in 2021 demonstrated his talent by producing hits for artists from such different genres as Camilo, Christian Nodal, Maluma, Daddy Yankee and Mark Anthony. Barrera celebrates a decade in the industry this year. is nominated to nine awards for his production of hits such as hit and Indigoby Colombian Camilo, who appears in seven categories after having won four Grammys in 2021.

The Latin Recording Academy has given Ink and Time Jorge Drexler eight nominations. The Uruguayan went through the stage last year for the help he gave to C. Tangana in The Madrilenian. Anton Álvarez, the real name of the rapper from too many womenhas returned the favor and put Drexler among the nominees for Record of the Year with Touch you. C. Tangana, who took home three statuettes last year, also appears in three nominations for his collaboration on Ink and Time.

Also with eight nominations is Puerto Rican Rauw Alejando, who already stood out last year as one of the favorites within the urban genre. His strong card is Congratulations, the reggaeton ballad that he performs with Shakira and that seeks to become Recording of the Year, a category in which 12 songs compete. Her rivals are Christina Aguilera with for my girls, where he sings alongside Becky G, Nicki Nicole and Nathy Peluso; Pablo Alboran and Sand castles, To wrapby Anitta; here I goby Marc Anthony; Touch youby Jorge Drexler and C. Tangana; provenceby Karol G; It’s worth itby Juan Luis Guerra and old ballby Carlos Vives and Camilo.

Aguilera, who has Ecuadorian roots, reappears as a Latin diva after 21 years. The singer was not listed at the awards show since she posted My reflection, where she performed in Spanish five of the songs that made her famous with her debut in the Anglo-Saxon market. now come back with Aeriewhich competes in the category of Pop Vocal and Album of the year.

Another of the most important categories of the night is that of New Artist. For the first time a nonagenarian nominee appears here, Cuban bolero singer Angela Álvarez, who shares in the category with Mexican sensation Silvana Estrada, 24; the Argentine duo Cande and Paulo; Clarissa, Pol Granch, Nabález, Tiare, Vale, the Peruvian Nicole Zignano, daughter of the singer-songwriter Gian Carlo Zagnano and Yahritza and her essence, a 15-year-old teenager who has become, along with his brothers, a YouTube phenomenon.

Manuel Abud, the president of the Latin Recording Academy, has said that the 23rd edition has been made up of those chosen after a selection that began with 18,000 applications for the 53 categories. To be nominated for a Latin Grammy, the songs must be performed at least 51% in Spanish, Portuguese or another language of the region. These should have been published between June 2021 and last May. The final round of voting for the nominees will begin on September 30.

This year’s edition will pay tribute to the careers of Rosario Flores, Myriam Hernández, Rita Lee, Amanda Miguel and Yordano, who will receive the Award for Musical Excellence. Manolo Díaz, Paquito D’Rivera and Abraham Laboriel will also be awarded the Board of Directors Award. The Academy will announce the Person of the Year in the coming weeks, which usually falls on one of the great personalities of the industry. In previous years this distinction has gone to Rubén Blades, Juanes, Maná, Alejandro Sanz, Mar Anthony, Roberto Carlos and Joan Manuel Serrat, among several others.

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Bad Bunny monopolizes the nominations of the Latin Grammys