Latin Grammys: Colombia and Argentina top nominations list

Bizarrap and Maria Becerra are the most nominated Argentine artists for the awards, which be held in Spain for the first time

Bizarrap. Source: Télam

Colombian artists Shakira, Karol G and Camilo topped the nominations for the Latin Grammys, which were announced today and will be awarded for the first time outside of the US, in the Spanish city of Seville.

Argentine producer Bizarrap is next on the list with six nominations: Recording of the Year, Song of the Year and Best Pop Song. All of the nominations are for his globally viral collaboration with Shakira in Shakira: Bzrp Music Sessions, Vol. 53. He is also nominated for Best Urban Fusion/Performance and Best Urban Song — both for Quevedo: Bzrp Music Sessions, Vol. 52 — as well as for Producer of the Year.

Maria Becerra is the second most nominated Argentine artist in four categories: Song of the Year (“Amigos”, with Pablo Alborán), Best Urban Fusion/Performance (“Ojalá”), Best Urban Song (“Automático”), and Best Reggaeton Performance (“Automático”).

This year, the organizers made the decision to move the awards out of the US and organize the ceremony in Seville (in Southern Spain), where the winners will be announced on November 16 at the Palacio de Congresos y Exposiciones (FIBES).

Other nominated Argentine artists include Fito Páez for Álbum of the Year, Nicki Nicole for Best Urban Music Album Urbana (“Alma”), A.N.I.M.A.L for Best Rock Album (“Íntimo Extremo – 30 Años”); Babasónicos and León Gieco for Best Pop/Rock Album (“Trinchera avanzada” and “El hombrecito del mar” respectively) and Dante Spinetta for Best Alternative Music Album and Best Alternative Song (“Mesa dulce” y “El lado oscuro del corazón”).

“After evaluating more than 19,000 entries, we are pleased to share the nominees for the 24th Latin Grammys,” said Manuel Abud, CEO of The Latin Recording Academy. “This group of creators reflects musical excellence and the richness of Latin music, and I look forward to celebrating them during Latin Grammy Week in Seville, which will be a truly historic moment for our organization.”

The nominees were selected in 56 categories and reflect an expansive range of artists who released recordings during the eligibility period (June 1, 2022 through May 31, 2023). All songs that are considered for nominations must be new songs and contain a minimum percentage of lyric content (51%) in Spanish, Portuguese, or any native regional dialect.

The final round of voting to determine the Latin Grammys winners will begin on September 29, 2023. The 24th Annual Latin Grammys Awards will take place on Thursday, November 16, 2023, at the Conference and Exhibition Centre (FIBES), in Sevilla, Spain. 

The telecast will air on Univisión in the U.S. and Radio Televisión Española in Spain. Additional international broadcasting partners will be announced soon.

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—with information by Télam


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