14th Annual Latin GRAMMY® Nominations Once Again Reflect A Diverse Blend of Established and Emerging Talent from Across the Latin Music World

JAVIER GARZA, ILLYA KURYAKI & THE VALDERRAMAS AND CARLOS VIVES LEAD LATIN GRAMMY NOMINATIONS WITH FIVE EACH

EDGAR BARRERA, ANDRES CASTRO, JULIO REYES COPELLO, ALEJANDRO SANZ, AND CAETANO VELOSO EACH GARNER FOUR

LATIN GRAMMY® RECIPIENTS TO BE REVEALED ON NOV. 21 WHEN THE 14TH ANNUAL LATIN GRAMMY AWARDS® AIR LIVE ON THE UNIVISION NETWORK FROM THE MANDALAY BAY EVENTS CENTER IN LAS VEGAS

The Latin Recording Academy® announced nominations for the 14th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards® at a press conference attended by national and international media at the Avalon in Hollywood, Calif. The event was streamed live at www.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 Chiquinquira “Chiqui” Delgado. Artists reading nominations this morning included nine-time GRAMMY® winner Natalie Cole, Latin GRAMMY® winner Aida Cuevas,

The Latin Recording Academy Logo. (PRNewsFoto/Latin Recording Academy)

The Latin Recording Academy Logo. (PRNewsFoto/Latin Recording Academy)

bachata artist Leslie Grace, singer/songwriter Gaby Moreno, two-time Latin GRAMMY-winning singer/songwriter Draco Rosa, singer/songwriter Syntek, and five-time Latin GRAMMY and GRAMMY winner Julieta Venegas. The 14th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards, set for Thursday, November. 21 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 The Latin Recording Academy’s newly designed website and its social networks on Twitter and Facebook.)

Once again, it’s gratifying to see the Latin GRAMMY Awards process produce a broad cross section of diverse and impressive nominees across multiple genres,” said Abaroa Jr. “This year’s nominations truly reflect an exceptional and talented creative community that embodies some of the highest levels of excellence and artistry in their respective fields. With such a group of talented musicians, this year’s Latin GRAMMY telecast will undoubtedly be memorable.”

Best Urban Performance has been added in the Urban Field, bringing the total number of categories to be recognized at the 14th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards to 48 in 18 Fields. Following is a sampling of nominations, featuring a diverse array of musical styles, artists and creators (or professionals), as well as some of the most prominent names and brightest newcomers in Latin music:

GENERAL FIELD

Album Of The Year:

  • Tanto — Pablo Alborán
  • Presente — Bajofondo
  • Papitwo — Miguel Bosé
  • Lo Mejor Que Hay En Mi Vida — Andrés Cepeda
  • En Español — Natalie Cole
  • Escultura — Guaco
  • Versiones — Gian Marco
  • Vida — Draco Rosa
  • La Música No Se Toca — Alejandro Sanz
  • Corazón Profundo — Carlos Vives

Record Of The Year:

  • “Tanto” — Pablo Alborán
  • “Vivir Mi Vida” — Marc Anthony
  • “La Nave Del Olvido” — Buika
  • “Lo Mejor Que Hay En Mi Vida” — Andrés Cepeda
  • “Bachata Rosa” — Natalie Cole Duet With Juan Luis Guerra
  • “Desde Lejos” — Santiago Cruz
  • “Más Y Más” — Draco Rosa Featuring Ricky Martin
  • “Mi Marciana”– Alejandro Sanz
  • “Um Abraçaço” — Caetano Veloso
  • “Volví A Nacer” — Carlos Vives

Best New Artist:

  • A Band Of Bitches
  • Leslie Cartaya
  • EliaCiM
  • Clarice Falcâo
  • Jesús Hidalgo
  • Maluma
  • Mojito Lite
  • Gaby Moreno
  • Quattro
  • Milton Salcedo

Song Of The Year:

  • “Esse Cara Sou Eu”  — Roberto Carlos, songwriter (Roberto Carlos)
  • “La Que Me Gusta” — José Luis Pardo, songwriter (Los Amigos Invisibles)
  • “Llorar” — Mario Domm, Hanna Huerta & Jesse & Joy, songwriters (Jesse & Joy Featuring Mario Domm)
  • “Lo Mejor Que Hay En Mi Vida” — Amaury Gutiérrez, songwriter (Andrés Cepeda)
  • “Mi Marciana” — Alejandro Sanz, songwriter (Alejandro Sanz)
  • “Mi Novia Se Me Está Poniendo Vieja” — Ricardo Arjona, songwriter (Ricardo Arjona)
  • “Si Yo Fuera Tú” —  Jorge Luis Piloto, songwriter (Gilberto Santa Rosa)
  • “Sólo El Amor Nos Salvará” — Aleks Syntek, songwriter (Syntek Featuring Malú)
  • “Um Abraçaço” — Caetano Veloso, songwriter (Caetano Veloso)
  • “Volví A Nacer” —  Andrés Castro & Carlos Vives, songwriters (Carlos Vives)

POP FIELD

BEST CONTEMPORARY POP VOCAL ALBUM

  • Papitwo — Miguel Bosé
  • Vida — Draco Rosa
  • La Música No Se Toca — Alejandro Sanz
  • Syntek — Syntek
  • Los Momentos — Julieta Venegas

URBAN FIELD

BEST URBAN PERFORMANCE

  • “Rompe La Cintura” — Alexis y Fido
  • “Pegaíto Suavecito” — Elvis Crespo Featuring Fito Blanko
  • “Amor” — Illya Kuryaki & The Valderramas
  • “Echa Pa’llá (Manos Pa’rriba)” — Pitbull Featuring Papayo
  • “Quien Manda” — Mala Rodríguez

ROCK FIELD

BEST ROCK ALBUM

  • Blanco — Eruca Sativa
  • Será — La Vida Bohème
  • La Velocidad De La Luz — Los Bunkers
  • El Calor Del Pleno Invierno — No Te Va Gustar
  • 99% — Ska-P

ALTERNATIVE FIELD

BEST ALTERNATIVE MUSIC ALBUM

  • Elegancia Tropical — Bomba Estéreo
  • El Objeto Antes Llamado Disco — Café Tacvba
  • Chances — Illya Kuryaki & The Valderramas
  • Mujer Divina — Homenaje A Agustín Lara — Natalia Lafourcade
  • Solstis — León Larregui

TROPICAL FIELD

BEST SALSA ALBUM

  • Una Mujer Que Canta — Albita
  • 25 Años, 25 Éxitos, 25 Artistas — Guayacán
  • Me Llamaré Tuyo — Víctor Manuelle
  • Que Seas Feliz — Tito Nieves
  • Gilberto Santa Rosa — Gilberto Santa Rosa
  • Sergio George Presents Salsa Giants — Varios Artistas

Best Contemporary Tropical Album

  • Leslie Grace — Leslie Grace
  • Escultura — Guaco
  • Asondeguerra Tour  — Juan Luis Guerra
  • Amor Total — Toby Love
  • Amarle — Vocal Song

REGIONAL MEXICAN FIELD

BEST NORTEÑO ALBUM

  • En Peligro De Extinción — Intocable
  • Hoy Y Siempre — Los Canarios De Michoacán
  • A Las Personas De Mi Vida — Emilio Navaira
  • Mi Promesa — Pesado
  • Y Ahora Resulta — Voz De Mando

Traditional FIELD

BEST TANGO ALBUM

  • Tango Nostalgias — Julio Botti
  • Romance De La Luna Tucumana — Diego El Cigala
  • Tangos Y Canciones Criollas — Hernán Lucero
  • Piazzolla De Cámara — Ramírez – Satorre
  • Amsterdam Meets New Tango — Pablo Ziegler & Metropole Orkest, Conducted By Jules Buckley

Producer Of The Year nominations go to Rafael Arcaute, Sergio George, Javier Limón, Julio Reyes Copello, and Dan Warner.

This year’s Latin GRAMMY Awards process registered a record-breaking 9,400-plus submissions over a 12-month eligibility period (Jul. 1, 2012 – Jun. 30, 2013), and all members of The Latin Recording Academy were able to submit entries for consideration through an online entry process. Final ballots will be mailed on Oct. 1 to the voting members of The Latin Recording Academy, and they are due back to the accounting firm Deloitte by Oct. 22, where they will be tabulated and the results kept secret until the Latin GRAMMY telecast. This year, for the second time, The Latin Recording Academy and Spotify will work together to offer voting members and all music fans the opportunity to listen to nominated music for the 14th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards. More details to be announced shortly.

The 14th 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 www.latingrammy.com and 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 this year’s Latin GRAMMY Awards will be available for sale to the public on Sept. 25 at 10 a.m.PT, and may be purchased at the Mandalay Bay Events Center box office (877.632.7400; www.mandalaybay.com) or through Ticketmaster (www.ticketmaster.com).