Fito and Fitipaldis, nominated for Latin Grammys

Fito, during a concert. / ef

The Bilbao musician and his band are candidates for best rock album of the year for their album ‘Cada vez cadaver’

The Latin Grammys have become the great musical event for the most outstanding artists in the Spanish language on both sides of the pond. Rosalía is the great rival to beat at the grand gala to be held on November 17 in Las Vegas, as she has nine nominations. But, among the long list of candidates, a Bilbao and his group have slipped in: Fito and Fitipaldis.

The band from Bilbao, with its charismatic soloist at the helm, is nominated for best pop/rock album for ‘Cada vez cadaver’. Good news for the artistic career of this musician who is selling out the tickets to his concerts in which he mixes the songs from his new album with such well-known classic songs as ‘Soldier Sailor’. Already on June 12, he starred in a massive recital in San Mamés that was broadcast on television and the website of EL CORREO and that left an indelible mark on his fans.

Also noteworthy is Bunbury’s nomination for best rock song for ‘Waiting for a signal’. It so happens that it will be the last nomination that he receives since the artist from Zaragoza has retired from music due to his vocal cord problems. The Madrid band Vetusta Morla also has two nominations, one for best pop/rock album, for ‘Cable a tierra’ and another for best rock song for ‘Finisterre’.

Rosalía can devastate

But the great favorite is Rosalía. The Catalan, currently on tour in America, made history yesterday by becoming the first female artist to receive nine nominations from the Latin Recording Academy. She has not gone unnoticed by her ‘Motomami’. The album, as danceable as it is experimental, which just received a reissue a few days ago with eight new tracks, including the hit ‘Desspechá’ and the brilliant ‘Aislamiento’, is a candidate for album of the year and best alternative music album, while ‘La Fame’, one of the songs he performs with The Weeknd on the LP, is up for the award in the most important category of these awards, Recording of the Year.

It is not the only important piece of the disc. ‘Hentai’ has been nominated for three awards: Song of the Year, Best Alternative Song, and Best Short Form Music Video. Finally, the album is a candidate for best long form music video, best graphic design and best recording engineering for an album. He is not, however, the most nominated artist, since that position has gone to the Puerto Rican Bad Bunny, with ten nominations.

C. Tangana, the creator of ‘El madrileño’, receives two nominations for his part. Both for ‘Tocarte’, the song that he has composed together with Jorge Drexler. The song will also compete in the Record of the Year and Song of the Year categories. A regular at these awards, Alejandro Sanz, has to settle for just one nomination on this occasion, but, yes, for album of the year for ‘Sanz’. Pablo Alborán from Malaga is a candidate to win the award for recording of the year with ‘Castillos de arena’.

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Fito and Fitipaldis, nominated for Latin Grammys