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Juan Luis Guerra Leads Latin GRAMMY� Nominations with Six; Jesse & Joy Garner Five Nods; Ricardo Arjona, Edgar Barrera, Juanes, Carla Morrison, Arturo Sandoval, Ivete Sangalo and 2012 Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year Caetano Veloso Each Receive Four Nominations

Sep 25 2012 12:00AM

Hispanic PR Wire

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ -- Nominations for the XIII Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards� (http://www.latingrammy.com ) were announced today at a press conference attended by national and international media at the Belasco Theater in downtown Los Angeles. The event was streamed live on LatinGRAMMY.com (and is now available as video on demand) and was hosted by The Latin Recording Academy� President/CEO Gabriel Abaroa Jr., and Univision television personality Giselle Blondet. Artists reading nominations this morning included: Maria Barracuda of pop/rock group Jotdog; Miguel "Slow" Martinez and Carlos "Tostao" Valencia of hip-hop/funk trio ChocQuibTown; pop vocalist Shaila Durcal; singer/songwriter Kany Garcia; pop duo Jesse & Joy; international superstar Juanes; singer/songwriter Gian Marco; Latin pop group Reik; Norteno band Los Tucanes de Tijuana; and pop/rock artist Ana Victoria. The XIII Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards, set for Nov. 15 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, will be broadcast live on the Univision Network (http://www.univision.com ) 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 (http://www.twitter.com/latingrammys ) and Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/latingrammys ).

Juan Luis Guerra tops the nominations with six; Jesse & Joy garner five nods; Ricardo Arjona, Edgar Barrera, Juanes, Carla Morrison, Arturo Sandoval, Ivete Sangalo, and 2012 Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year Caetano Veloso are up for four awards; Chico Buarque, ChocQuibTown, Don Omar, Rafael Dragaud, Gregg Field, Javier Garza, Gilberto Gil, Ulises Hadjis, Roberto Talma, and Martin Terefe are among those who each received three nominations.

"The Latin GRAMMY nominations continue to highlight a varied and wide-ranging group of Latin music makers that reflects emerging talent as well as established artists," said Abaroa. "It is always encouraging to see creative professionals across the worldwide Latin music community acknowledging their peers and recognizing excellence in recorded Latin music. We look forward to another year of celebrating the best and brightest in Latin music, and to presenting another stellar telecast in Las Vegas on Nov. 15 with our friends and partners at Univision and Mandalay Bay."

As announced earlier this year, each of the four categories in the General Field (Record Of The Year, Album Of The Year, Song Of The Year, and Best New Artist) now include 10 nominations; the three categories in the Pop Field (Best Female Pop Vocal Album, Best Male Pop Vocal Album, and Best Pop Album By A Duo Or Group With Vocal) are now combined into two categories: Best Contemporary Pop Vocal Album and Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album; Best Pop/Rock Album has been added in the Rock Field; and Best Tropical Fusion Album has been added to the Tropical Field.

Following is a sampling of nominations in 47 categories from the Latin GRAMMY Awards' 18 Fields, featuring a diverse array of musical styles and artists, and some of the most prominent names and brightest newcomers in Latin music:

GENERAL FIELD
Album Of The Year

Independiente \x97 Ricardo Arjona
Un Pokito De Rocanrol \x97 Bebe
Chico \x97 Chico Buarque
Eso Es Lo Que Hay \x97 ChocQuibTown
Con Quien Se Queda El Perro? \x97 Jesse & Joy
MTV Unplugged \x97 Juanes
Dejenme Llorar \x97 Carla Morrison
Peligro \x97 Reik
Dear Diz (Everyday I Think Of You) \x97 Arturo Sandoval
Especial Ivete, Gil e Caetano \x97 Caetano Veloso, Gilberto Gil & Ivete Sangalo

Record Of The Year
"Fuiste Tu" \x97 Ricardo Arjona con Gaby Moreno
"Calentura" \x97 ChocQuibTown Featuring Tego Calderon & Zully Murillo
"Que Te Vaya Mal" \x97 Kany Garcia
"En El Cielo No Hay Hospital" \x97 Juan Luis Guerra
"Corre!" \x97 Jesse & Joy
"Azul Sabina" \x97 Juanes Featuring Joaquin Sabina
"Hasta Que Te Conoci" \x97 Manaa
"Atras Da Porta" \x97 Ivete Sangalo
"No Me Compares" \x97 Alejandro Sanz
"Besame Mucho" \x97 Zoe

Song Of The Year
"Azul Sabina" \x97 Juan Luis Guerra, Juanes & Joaquin Sabina, songwriters
(Juanes Featuring Joaquin Sabina)
"Corre!" \x97 Jesse & Joy & Tommy Torres, songwriters (Jesse & Joy)
"Creo En Ti" \x97 Kiko Cibrian, Gilberto Marin, Julio Ramirez & Monica Velez, songwriters (Reik)
"Dejenme Llorar \x97 Carla Morrison, songwriter (Carla Morrison)
"En El Cielo No Hay Hospital" \x97 Juan Luis Guerra, songwriter (Juan Luis Guerra)
"Estoy Hecho De Pedacitos De Ti" \x97 Jose Luis Latorre, Antonio Orozco & Xavi Perez, songwriters
(Antonio Orozco Featuring Alejandro Fernandez)
"Extranjero" \x97 Maycon Ananias & Cassyano Correr, songwriters (Maria Gadu)
"Fuiste Tu" \x97 Ricardo Arjona, songwriter (Ricardo Arjona con Gaby Moreno)
"Invisible" \x97 Amaury Gutierrez & Gian Marco, songwriters (Gian Marco)
"No Me Compares" \x97 Alejandro Sanz, songwriter (Alejandro Sanz)

Best New Artist
Gaby Amarantos
Deborah De Corral
Elain
Ulises Hadjis
Los Mesoneros
Juan Magan
Rosario Ortega
Piso 21
3BallMTY
Ana Victoria

POP FIELD
Best Contemporary Pop Vocal Album

En Acustico \x97 Pablo Alboran
Chambao \x97 Chambao
Con Quien Se Queda El Perro? \x97 Jesse & Joy
Bela y Sus Moskitas Muertas \x97 Beatriz Luengo
Reconocer \x97 Pamela Rodriguez

URBAN FIELD
Best Urban Music Album

Otro Nivel De Musica Reloaded \x97 J. Alvarez
The Original Gallo Del Pais \x97 Tego Calderon
The Most Powerful Rookie \x97 Farruko
MT02 New Generation \x97 Don Omar
La Bala \x97 Ana Tijoux

ROCK FIELD
Best Pop/Rock Album

Porfiado \x97 El Cuarteto De Nos
Turista Del Amor \x97 Jotdog
Diciembre \x97 Leiva
Camino A Encontrarte \x97 Los Claxons
La Cuenta Atras \x97 Vega

ALTERNATIVE FIELD
Best Alternative Music Album

Mundo Anfibio \x97 Lisandro Aristimuno
Eso Es Lo Que Hay \x97 ChocQuibTown
Cosas Perdidas \x97 Ulises Hadjis
Sueno De La Maquina \x97 Kinky
Dejenme Llorar \x97 Carla Morrison

TROPICAL FIELD
Best Salsa Album

Eba Say Aja \x97 Ruben Blades & Cheo Feliciano
Soy y Sere \x97 Luis Enrique
Watch Out! Ten Cuidado! \x97 Mambo Legends Orchestra
Busco En Pueblo \x97 Victor Manuelle
Mi Ultima Grabacion \x97 Tito Nieves

Best Tropical Fusion Album
Afronauta \x97 Caseroloops
Ilusion+ \x97 Fonseca
Una y Otra Vez \x97 Sergent Garcia
The King Of Dance \x97 Juan Magan
Phase II \x97 Prince Royce

REGIONAL MEXICAN FIELD
Best Ranchero Album

Mas De Un Camino \x97 Pepe Aguilar
Asi \x97 Shaila Durcal
No Que No... \x97 Pedro Fernandez
Aqui En El Rancho \x97 Miguel y Miguel
Trio Ellas \x97 Trio Ellas

Best Regional Mexican Song
"Ay Mi Mexico" \x97 Ismael Gallegos & Alberto "Beto" Jimenez Maeda, songwriters
(Mariachi Divas De Cindy Shea)
"Como Me Acuerdo De Ti" \x97 Charlie Corona & Jesse Turner, songwriters (Siggno)
"El Dia Que Me Fui" \x97 Luis Carlos Monroy & Adrian Pieragostino, songwriters (Shaila Durcal)
"El Mejor Perfume" \x97 Luis Carlos Monroy & Adrian Pieragostino, songwriters
(La Original Banda El Limon De Salvador Lizarraga)
"Vivo Contenta" \x97 Manuel Eduardo Toscano, songwriter (Paquita La Del Barrio)

BRAZILIAN FIELD
Best MPB (Musica Popular Brasileira) Album

Oasis De Bethania \x97 Maria Bethania
Joao Bosco 40 Anos Depois \x97 Joao Bosco
Amoragio \x97 Ivan Lins
O Que Voce Quer Saber De Verdade \x97 Marisa Monte
Raiz \x97 Leila Pinheiro
Elo \x97 Maria Rita
Especial Ivete, Gil e Caetano \x97 Caetano Veloso, Gilberto Gil & Ivete Sangalo

Best Brazilian Song (Portuguese Language)
"A Doida" \x97 Pretinho Da Serrinha, Leandro Fab & Seu Jorge, songwriters (Seu Jorge)
"Ai Se Eu Te Pego" \x97 Antonio Dyggs & Sharon Axe Moi, songwriters (Michel Telo)
"Ainda Bem" \x97 Arnaldo Antunes & Marisa Monte, songwriters (Marisa Monte)
"Amor E Pra Quem Ama" \x97 Lenine & Ivan Santos, songwriters (Lenine)
"Querido Diario" \x97 Chico Buarque, songwriter (Chico Buarque)

Producer Of The Year nominations go to Moogie Canazio, Gregg Field & Arturo Sandoval, Sergio George, Juan Luis Guerra, and Martin Terefe.

This year's Latin GRAMMY Awards process registered a record-breaking more than 7,500 submissions over a 12-month eligibility period (Jul. 1, 2011 \x96 June. 30, 2012), and all members of The Latin Recording Academy were able to submit entries for consideration through an online entry process for the first time. Latin GRAMMY ballots for the final round of voting will be mailed on Oct. 2 to the voting members of The Latin Recording Academy. They are due back to the accounting firm Deloitte by Oct. 23, when they will be tabulated and the results kept secret until the XIII Latin GRAMMY telecast. This year, for the first time, The Latin Recording Academy and Spotify will be working together to offer voting members and all music fans the opportunity to listen to nominated music for the XIII Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards. More details to be announced shortly.

The XIII Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards will be supported on radio via Univision Radio (the official Spanish-language radio network of the Latin GRAMMY Awards), and highlighted on the Internet at http://www.latingrammy.com and http://www.univisionmusica.com , featuring video interviews and behind-the-scenes footage from today's nominations announcement. Additionally, the telecast will be distributed internationally to more than 100 countries.

A limited number of tickets to the XIII Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards will be available for sale to the public, and may be purchased at the Mandalay Bay Events Center box office (877.632.7400; www.mandalaybay.com) or through Ticketmaster (http://www.ticketmaster.com ). On-sale date and further information will be announced soon.

The Latin Recording Academy is an International, membership-based organization comprised of Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking recording artists, musicians, songwriters, producers and other creative and technical recording professionals. The organization is dedicated to improving the quality of life and cultural condition for Latin music and its makers. In addition to producing the Latin GRAMMY Awards to honor excellence in the recorded arts and sciences, The Latin Recording Academy provides educational and outreach programs for the Latin music community. For more information about The Latin Recording Academy, please visit www.latingrammy.com . For breaking news and exclusive content, join the organization's social networks as a Twitter follower at www.twitter.com/latingrammys , and a Facebook fan at http://www.facebook.com/latingrammys .


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