LOS ANGELES, Sept. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The second decade of The Latin Recording Academy(R)'s evolution continued today when nominations for the 12th Annual Latin GRAMMY(R) Awards (www.latingrammy.com) were announced at a press conference attended by national and international media at the Avalon in Hollywood, Calif. The event was streamed live on LatinGRAMMY.com (and is now available as video on demand), and artists reading nominations this morning included: singer-songwriter Pepe Aguilar; Lena Burke and Jorge Villamizar of Latin pop trio Alex, Jorge Y Lena; urban/hip-hop duo Calle 13; Latin GRAMMY-winning producer Desmond Child; singer/songwriter Myriam Hernandez; pop singer Merche; Norteno band Los Tucanes de Tijuana; Latin pop singer Reyli; and Angel Mosqueda and Rodrigo Guardiola of alternative rock band Zoe. The 12th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards, set for Nov. 10 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, will be broadcast live on the Univision Network from 8 - 11 p.m. ET/PT (7 p.m. Central). For a complete list of nominees, media credentialing instructions and more information, please visit www.latingrammy.com. For updates and breaking news, please visit The Latin Recording Academy's social networks on Twitter (www.twitter.com/latingrammys) and Facebook (www.facebook.com/latingrammys).
"For more than 10 years now, the Latin GRAMMY nominations continue to bring together the worldwide Latin music community by recognizing excellence and impact in recorded Latin music," said Gabriel Abaroa Jr., President/CEO of The Latin Recording Academy. "It is always encouraging to see creative professionals acknowledging their peers and highlighting a varied and wide-ranging group of Latin music makers that reflects emerging talent as well as established artists. We look forward to another year of celebrating the best and brightest in Latin music, and to presenting another great telecast in Las Vegas on Nov. 10 with our friends and partners at Univision."
In another year that recognized a diverse array of music makers across numerous genres, the nominations highlight an eclectic mix of well-known and rising performers and creative professionals. Ten-time Latin GRAMMY and two-time GRAMMY winners Eduardo Cabra and Rene Perez of Calle 13 lead this year's Latin GRAMMY nominations with a record 10 nods: Album Of The Year (with Edgar Abraham, Rafa Arcaute, James Cruz, Ivan Gutierrez, Ramon Martinez, Edgardo Matta, Daniel Ovie and Carlos Velazquez) and Best Urban Music Album for Entren Los Que Quieran; Album Of The Year, as producers, for Shakira's Sale El Sol (with Eduardo Bergallo, Michael Brauer, Lukas Burton, Gustavo Celis, Dave Clauss, John Hill, Alex Leader, Stephen Marcussen, Lester Mendez, Mark Needham, Joel Numa, Luis Fernando Ochoa, Andros Rodriguez, Jonathan Shakhovskoy, Shakira, and Ed Williams); Record Of The Year (with Felipe Alvarez, Rafa Arcaute, David Cardenas, Ivan Gutierrez, Ramon Martinez, Edgardo Matta, Daniel Ovie and Carlos Velazquez) and Song Of The Year (with Rafa Arcaute) for "Latinoamerica"; Best Urban Song for "Baile De Los Pobres" (with Rafa Arcaute); Best Alternative Song (with Rafa Arcaute) and Best Short Form Music Video (with Alejandro Santiago) for "Calma Pueblo"; Best Tropical Song for "Vamo' A Portarnos Mal"; and Producer Of The Year (with Rafa Arcaute).