Camilo is top contender with 10 nominations

NEW YORK – Camilo gained his very first Latin Grammy Award very last calendar year and could before long have quite a few much more in his palms: The Colombian singer-songwriter of hits like “Tutu” and “Favorito” obtained a primary 10 nominations Tuesday, like tune of the year and document of the 12 months, for “Vida de Rico,” and album of the yr for “Mis Manos” (My Arms).

Dominican maestro Juan Luis Guerra adopted him with 6 nominations, and Spanish rapper C. Tangana obtained 5. Puerto Rican rapper Terrible Bunny, who triumphed past week at the Billboard Latin Tunes Awards, garnered 4 nominations Tuesday.

“I am so happy! I am incredibly happy, but I am just the experience… these nominations are for a whole lot of men and women who have been functioning with me to make all these productions, this album ‘Mis Manos,’” Camilo explained to The Associated Push in a cellular phone job interview from London, where he landed moments before from Barcelona to continue on his European tour.

“It fills me with wonderful satisfaction that an album that we created as a spouse and children with so considerably really like, raising my id as a Colombian singer-songwriter,” has been so identified. “I make tunes simply because audio is my passion, but to acquire 10 nominations! I am honestly in a minimal cloud of pleasure.”


The Latin Grammy Awards, in its 22nd calendar year, will return to the MGM Grand Back garden Arena in Las Vegas after becoming held last calendar year in Miami without the need of an viewers due to the fact of the pandemic. The gala will be aired live on Univision on Nov. 18, soon following the “Premiere” — a livestreamed celebration in which most of the trophies will be handed out.

Camilo competes twice in the report of the yr and tune of the yr types. The 1st one particular also options “Amen” — a collaboration with his spouse Evaluna Montaner, his father-in-legislation Ricardo Montaner and his brothers-in-law Mau and Ricky. In the 2nd a person, which acknowledges the songwriters, he appears as co-writer of “Dios Así Lo Quiso” executed by Ricardo Montaner and Juan Luis Guerra.

“Vida de Rico” was also nominated for most effective pop music and “Mis Manos” for greatest pop vocal album. But Camilo, whose sophomore album dared to experiment with rhythms which includes bachata, calypso, cumbia and perreo, transcended to groups in other tunes genres: greatest city fusion/performance with “Tattoo (Remix)” along with Rauw Alejandro greatest tropical song as co-author of “Dios Así Lo Quiso,” and most effective regional track for “Tuyo y Mío,” which he performs with the norteño audio duo Los Dos Carnales.


Guerra, a 20-time Latin Grammy winner, obtained his best amount of nominations in a one year Tuesday. In addition to document of the year, he’s competing for album of the year and ideal conventional pop vocal album with “Privé,” most effective tropical tune with “Pambiche de Novia,” most effective arrangement for “Ojalá que Llueva Café (Versión Privé)” and finest prolonged sort audio online video for “Entre Mar y Palmeras.”

C. Tangana, in the meantime, has currently obtained two golden gramophones and is competing for 5: album of the yr and document of the 12 months for “El Madrileño” and “Te Olidaste” (with Omar Apollo), respectively as properly as most effective pop/rock tune for “Hong Kong” and ideal different music for both of those “Nominao” and “Te Olvidaste”.

Negative Bunny, a two-time winner, will compete for album of the yr with “El Último Tour del Mundo,” also nominated for ideal city new music album as properly as most effective rap/hip hop music for “Booker T” and finest urban track for “Dákiti” with Jhay Cortez.


The standard groups involve 10 or far more nominees just about every from a variety of new music genres and nationalities. The presence of female artists, nonetheless, is really confined in the 3 major ones.

Amongst the 11 candidates for report of the 12 months, there are only two ladies: Colombian pop singer Paula Arenas for “A Tu Lado”, and Evaluna Montaner with her household for “Amén”. Arenas is also among the the 10 nominees for album of the 12 months with “Mis Amores”, together with Nana Caymmi for “Nana, Tom, Vinicius” and past year’s winner Natalia Lafourcade, this time for her abide by up “Un Canto por México, Vol. II”.

Karol G, a fan favourite who received most effective new artist in 2018 and last yr been given four Latin Grammy nominations, 3 of them in the major groups, was relegated to the city songs sections with only one particular nod: ideal reggaeton overall performance for “Bichota”, and she’s the only girl in the race.

Nevertheless, the coveted ideal new artist award has a slight vast majority of female contenders, with 6 out of 11. The candidates are Giulia Be, María Becerra, Bizarrap, Boza, Zoe Gotusso, Humbe, Rita Indiana, Lasso, Paloma Mami, Marcos Mares and Jualiana Velásquez.


Two English talking superstars manufactured the checklist this 12 months: The Weeknd, in the most effective urban fusion/functionality category for the remix of Maluma’s “Hawái,” and Selena Gomez for the music movie of “De Una Vez,” her Spanish hit introduced final January that has collected much more than 82 million views on YouTube.

This year’s nominees were being selected from far more than 20,000 on-line entries in 53 groups and signify artists who posted recordings in the course of the eligibility interval, from June 1, 2020 to May well 31, 2021.

On Nov. 17, Ruben Blades will be celebrated as the Latin Recording Academy Particular person of the Yr, soon after Martinho da Vila, Emmanuel, Sheila E. & Pete Escovedo, Fito Páez, Millie Quezada, Joaquín Sabina and Gilberto Santa Rosa acquire the Life span Accomplishment Award.

The Academy and Univision have reported that they will keep on to take precautionary measures to make sure the safety and nicely-currently being of all attendees.



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