Miami, September 20 (EFE).- Rosalía will be one of the big favorites of the 2022 edition of the Latin Grammy Awards thanks to the seven nominations that the Latin Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences granted her this Tuesday, among which the best recording of the year for “La Fama” and album of the year for “Motomami”.
At the gala to be held on November 17 in Las Vegas (United States), the Catalan singer is also seeking the prize for best song of the year, in this case for “Hentai”.
The single will compete with “Agua”, from Puerto Ricans Daddy Yankee, Rauw Alejandro and famous American producer Nile Rodgers; “Something is better”, from the Chilean Mon Laferte; “Baloncito viejo”, by Colombians Carlos Vives and Camilo; “Red Heels”, also from Colombian Sebatián Yatra; and “Tocarte”, by the Uruguayan Jorge Drexler and the Spaniard C. Tangana.
Puerto Rican Bad Bunny solidifies his current undisputed reign in Latin music with ten nominations from the Miami-based academy.
Rosalía is part of a crowded group of artists and composers with seven nominations, including Christina Aguilera, Venezuelan Jorge Luis Chacín, Uruguayan Jorge Drexler, Colombian Julio Reyes Copello and Puerto Rican Tainy.
Above this group, in addition to Bad Bunny, are only Rauw Alejandro, with eight nominations, and the Mexican producer and composer Edgar Barrera, present in nine categories.
Among those hoping to win the Latin Grammy for best new artist are Nicole Zignago, daughter of Peruvian Gianmarco, Spanish-French Pol Granch and performer of regional Mexican music Nabález.
Argentinian Fito Páez has three nominations, including Best Pop/Rock Album for “Los años Salvajes”, while his compatriots from the group El Mató a un motorizado police are nominated for Best Rock Album for “Unas Vacaciones Rare”. where the Spanish group Fito y Fitipaldis also appears with their album “Cada vez cadaver”.
El español Enrique Bunbury, por su parte, aparece entre los nominados a best canción de rock, por “Esperando una señal”, categoría donde también están sus compatriotas de Vetusta Morla, por “Finisterre” y los mexicano de Molotov por “No olvidamos” , among others.
DIVERSIFIED AND INFLUENTIAL CURRENT LATIN MUSIC
The Latin Recording Academy underlined in a press release “the diversity of Latin music and its great cultural influence in the world” and for example alluded to the genres and artists who are on the list of recording of the year.
Inside, the songs “La Fama”, by Rosalía with The Weeknd; “It’s Worth It”, by Juan Luis Guerra; “Castles of Sand”, by Pablo Alborán; “Pa’lla voy”, by Marc Anthony; “Provence”, by Karol G; “I congratulate you”, by Shakira and Rauw Alejandro; and “For My Daughters”, by Christina Aguilera, Becky G, Nicki Nicole with Nathy Peluso; among others.
This year’s nominees are split into 53 categories and were selected from more than 18,000 entries, according to the institution, which noted that compositions must have been published between June 1 last year and May 31. of this 2022.
Last August, the Latin Recording Academy announced that Spaniard Rosario Flores, Chilean Myriam Hernández, Brazilian composer Rita Lee, Argentinian singer Amanda Miguel and Venezuelan singer-songwriter Yordano will receive this year’s musical excellence.