The Latin Recording Academy has announced its nominations for the 23rd Latin Grammy Awards, with top nominees from around the world from Puerto Rico to Texas to Spain.
Superstar MC Bad Bunny, whose album Un Verano Sin Ti completed its 11th week at #1 on the Billboard 200, leads the field with 10 nominations including Album of the Year and Record of the Year for Ojitos Lindos ‘ with Bomba Estereo. Bad Bunny is also nominated for Urban Song, Urban Music Album, and Reggaetón Performance, among other genre categories. Although the Puerto Rican singer, rapper and most recently actor has previously won four Latin Grammys, he has yet to take home a Latin Grammy in the General categories for Album, Song or Record of the Year.
Texas-born songwriter and producer Édgar Barrera received nine nominations, including for Record of the Year (“Pegao”) and Song of the Year (“Índigo”), both collaborations with Colombian pop star Camilo. Barrera was named Producer of the Year in 2021.
Puerto Rican hitmaker Rauw Alejandro has picked up eight awards this year, including record of the year for “Te Felicito,” his reggaeton-pop ballad starring Shakira. Alejandro’s “Agua,” starring Daddy Yankee and legendary Chic bassist Nile Rodgers, will also compete for the title of the year, marking Rodger’s first Latin Grammy nomination.
Ecuadorian-American pop idol Christina Aguilera returns as a nominee for the first time since 2001 when her Spanish-language album Mi Reflejo took home the Female Pop Vocal Album award. She’s nominated for seven awards this year, including Album of the Year for “Aguilera” and Album of the Year for her girl power anthem “Pa Mis Muchachas” featuring Becky G, Nicki Nicole and Nathy Peluso.
Global Spanish pop star Rosalía is also nominated for seven Latin Grammys this year: her acclaimed “Motomami” is nominated for Album of the Year, and she also received nominations for Record of the Year (“La Fama,” her bachata hit with The Weekend). ) and Song of the Year for “Hentai”. Leading hip-hop and pop producers Pharrell Williams, Chad Hugo and Noah Goldstein received their first Latin Grammy nominations this year for their work on Motomami.
Camilo, who won four of the ten Latin Grammys he was nominated for in 2021, received seven nominations this year, including two nominations each in the Song and Record of the Year categories.
Spanish rapper C. Tangana, who won three awards last year, is nominated for three more this year, including Record of the Year and Song of the Year with Uruguayan singer-songwriter Jorge Drexler for their track “Tocarte.” Drexler, a seven-time Latin Grammy winner, is nominated in eight categories this year, including Album of the Year and Singer-Songwriter Album of the Year for Tinta y Tiempo.
Ricky Martin, a five-time Latin Grammy winner, will compete for song of the year for his collaboration with Mexican pop group Reik “A Veces Bien ya Veces Mal.”
Contenders for Best New Artist include 94-year-old Cuban bolero singer Angela Álvarez — the oldest musician ever to be nominated in that category — as well as Mexican singer-songwriter Silvada Estrada and siblings Yakima, Washington, Yahritza y Su essence.
The Latin Grammy Awards will be held on November 17th at the Michelob Ultra Arena at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas.
Here are the nominations in the general field categories:
album of the year
“Aguilera” — Christina Aguilera
“Pa’lla Voy” – Marc Anthony
“Un Verano Sin Ti” – Bad Bunny
“Deja” – Bomba Estereo
“Tinta y Tiempo” – Jorge Drexler
“Ya No Somos los Mismos” – Elsa and Elmar
“Viajante” – Fonseca
“Motomami” (digital album) — Rosalía
“Sanz” — Alejandro Sanz
“Dharma” – Sebastian Yatra
record of the year
“Pa Mis Muchachas” – Christina Aguilera, Becky G, Nicki Nicole with Nathy Peluso
Castillos de Arena – Pablo Alboran
“Envolver” – Anitta
“Pa’lla Voy” – Marc Anthony
“Ojitos Lindos” – Bad Bunny and Bomba Estereo
“Pegao” – Camilo
“Tocarte” – Jorge Drexler and C. Tangana
“Provenza” – Karol G
“Vale la Pena” – Juan Luis Guerra
“La Fama” – Rosalía with The Weeknd
“Te Felicito” — Shakira and Rauw Alejandro
Baloncito Viejo – Carlos Vives and Camilo
song of the year
“A Veces Bien ya Veces Mal”—— Pedro Capo, Ignacio Cibrián, Ricky Martín, Pablo Preciado, Julio Ramírez, Mauricio Rengifo, and Andrés Torres, songwriters (Ricky Martin feat. Reik)
“Agua” – Rauw Alejandro, Emmanuel Anene, David Alberto Macias, Nile Rodgers, Juan Salinas, Oscar Salinas and Daddy Yankee, songwriters (Daddy Yankee, Rauw Alejandro and Nile Rodgers)
“Algo Es Mejor” – Mon Laferte, songwriter (Mon Laferte)
“Baloncito Viejo” – Camilo, Jorge Luis Chacín, Andrés Leal, Martín Velilla and Carlos Vives, songwriters (Carlos Vives and Camilo)
“Besos en la Frente” – Fonseca and Julio Reyes Copello, songwriters (Fonseca)
“Encontrarma” – Carla Morrison, Juan Alejandro Jiménez Pérez and Mario Demian Jiménez Pérez, songwriters (Carla Morrison)
“Hentai” – Larry Gold, Noah Goldstein, Chad Hugo, David Rodríguez, Rosalía, Jacob Sherman, Michael Uzowuru, Pilar Vila Tobella, Dylan Wiggins and Pharrell Williams, songwriters (Rosalía)
“Índigo” – Édgar Barrera and Camilo, songwriters (Camilo and Evaluna Montaner)
“Pa Mis Muchachas” – Christina Aguilera, Jorge Luis Chacín, Kat Dahlia, Becky G, Yoel Henríquez, Yasmil Marrufo, Nicki Nicole and Nathy Peluso, songwriters (Christina Aguilera, Nicki Nicole, Becky G feat. Nathy Peluso)
“Provenza” – Kevyn Mauricio Cruz Moreno, Carolina Giraldo Navarro and Ovy On The Drums, songwriters (Karol G)
“Tacones Rojos” – Juan Jo, Manuel Lara, Manuel Lorente, Pablo and Sebastián Yatra, songwriters (Sebastián Yatra)
“Tocarte” – Jorge Drexler, Pablo Drexler, Víctor Martínez and C. Tangana, songwriters (Jorge Drexler and C. Tangana)
Best New Artist
Cande y Paulo
Yahritza and Su Esencia
https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/music/story/2022-09-20/latin-grammy-nominations-bad-bunny-christina-aguilera-rauw-alejandro Bad Bunny, Rauw Alejandro lead 2022 Latin Grammy nominees