Miami, September 20 (EFE) – Rosalía will be one of the big favorites in the 2022 edition of the Latin Grammy Awards thanks to the seven nominations that the Latin Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences awarded her this Tuesday, including 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 (USA), the Catalan singer also aspires to the award for the best song of the year, in this case for “Hentai”.
The single will compete with Puerto Rican’s “Agua”, Daddy Yankee, Rauw Alejandro and famed American producer Nile Rodgers; “Something is better”, by Chilean Mon Laferte; «Baloncito viejo», by the Colombians Carlos Vives and Camilo; «Red Heels», by the Colombian also Sebatián Yatra; and «Tocarte», by the Uruguayan Jorge Drexler and the Spaniard C. Tangana.
Puerto Rican Bad Bunny consolidates his current uncontested reign in Latin music with ten nominations from the Miami-based academy.
Rosalía is part of a large 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, besides Bad Bunny, are only Rauw Alejandro, with eight nominations, and 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 Mexican regional musician Nabález.
Argentine Fito Páez has three nominations, including one for 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 band Fito y Fitipaldis also appears with their album” Cada vez cadaver “.
The Spaniard Enrique Bunbury, for his part, appears among the candidates for the best rock song, for “Waiting for a signal”, a category in which his compatriots from Vetusta Morla are also present, for “Finisterre” and the Mexicans of Molotov for ” Let’s not forget “, among others.
CURRENT LATIN MUSIC DIFFERENT AND INFLUENTIAL
The Latin Recording Academy highlighted in a statement “the diversity of Latin music and its great cultural influence around the world” and, for example, alluded to the genres and artists that appear on the year’s recordings list.
In it, 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 Girls,” by Christina Aguilera, Becky G, Nicki Nicole with Nathy Peluso; among others.
The candidates this year are distributed in 53 categories and have been selected among the more than 18,000 applications submitted, according to the institution, which recalled that the compositions must have been published between 1 June last year and 31 May this 2022. .
Last August, the Latin Recording Academy announced that Spanish Rosario Flores, Chilean Myriam Hernández, Brazilian composer Rita Lee, Argentine singer Amanda Miguel and Venezuelan singer-songwriter Yordano will receive the Award for Musical Excellence this year.