The Latin Recording Academy announced nominations for the 17th Annual Latin Grammy Awards, selected from over 10,500 entries, a record that demonstrates the growing diversity and popularity of Latin and Latino music in the United states and worldwide. The Latin Grammy Awards are the nation’s only award for excellence in Latin music that is peer-based, voted on by a membership body. This year, awards will be given in 48 categories.
Julio Reyes Copello, Djavan, Fonseca, Jesse & Joy, and Ricardo López Lalinde top the nominations list with 4 each. LA’s own La Santa Cecelia was nominated for a possible second Latin Grammy this year, for Buena Ventura in the Best Rock Album category. El Dusty, based in the growing Corpus Christi, Texas, music scene but who often produces in LA, was nominated in Best Urban-Fusion Performance for Cumbia Anthem. Among other nominees this year are Pablo Alborán, Pepe Aguilar, Andrea Bocelli, the late Juan Gabriel, Enrique Iglesias, Shakira, Los Tigres Del Norte, Diego Torres, Julieta Venegas, Carlos Vives, Wisin, and Yandel.
For the first time The Latin Recording Academy has offered digital voting to its membership of creators across all disciplines of music — recording artists, songwriters, producers, and engineers. The final round of voting for the 17th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards opens Sept. 27 and closes Oct. 13 at 6 p.m. PST. The winners will be revealed Nov. 17, 2016, live from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, and broadcast on the Univision Network from 8–11 p.m. ET/PT (7 p.m. Central). The Las Vegas awards ceremony is a must –attend for anyone in the Latin and Latino music world, who mingle and network at the dozens of parties, mixers and other events surround the Latin Grammy Awards.
A complete list of all nominees can be found at The Latin Recording Academy’s website along with details on the ceremony and ticket availability.