Shakira, Maluma, Residente

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One of Latin music's biggest nights is almost here!

The Latin Recording Academy has announced the nominees for the 18th annual Latin Grammy Awards and the list includes a diverse group of established artists and also many newcomers. Leading the list this year is Residente with nine nominations, Maluma with seven, Shakirawith six, and Kevin Jiménez ADGJuanes, and Mon Laferte with five each. 

In addition to the top nominees, several artists and technical professionals received four nominations each: Rafa Arcaute (producer and engineer), Tom Coyne (engineer), Luis Fonsi, Vicente García, Nicky Jam, Natalia Lafourcade, Danay Suarez, and Daddy Yankee.

The 2017 Latin Grammy Awards go live on Nov. 16 from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas and will broadcast on Univision from 8-11PM ET.

"More than ever, Latin music continues to have an enormous cultural impact by uniting people throughout the world," said Gabriel Abaroa Jr., President/CEO of The Latin Recording Academy. "Many of this year's nominees have expanded beyond traditional genres to create different fusions through creative collaborations. These artists, producers, and writers, united by artistic excellence and devotion to their craft, have come together to deliver eclectic music that has resulted in worldwide success."

Check out a sampling of the major nominations below, and see the full 48 categories here

Album Of The Year

Salsa Big Band — Rubén Blades and Roberto Delgado & Orquesta

Obras Son Amores — Antonio Carmona

A La Mar — Vicente García

Fénix — Nicky Jam

Mis Planes Son Amarte — Juanes

La Trenza — Mon Laferte

Musas (Un Homenaje Al Folclore Latinoamericano En Manos De Los Macorinos, Vol. 1) Natalia Lafourcade

Residente Residente

El Dorado Shakira

Palabras Manuales — Danay Suarez

 

Record Of The Year

"La Flor De La Canela" — Rubén Blades

"El Surco" — Jorge Drexler

"Quiero Que Vuelvas" — Alejandro Fernández

"Despacito" — Luis Fonsi featuring Daddy Yankee

"El Ratico" — Juanes featuring Kali Uchis

"Amárrame" — Mon Laferte featuring Juanes

"Felices Los 4" — Maluma

"Vente Pa' Ca" — Ricky Martin featuring Maluma

"Guerra" — Residente

"Chantaje" — Shakira featuring Maluma

 

Song Of The Year (A Songwriter's Award)

"Amárrame" — Mon Laferte, songwriter (Mon Laferte featuring Juanes)

"Chantaje" — Kevin Mauricio Jiménez Londoño, Bryan Snaider Lezcano Chaverra, Joel Antonio López Castro, Maluma and Shakira, songwriters (Shakira featuring Maluma)

"Desde Que Estamos Juntos" — Descemer Bueno and Melendi, songwriters (Melendi)

"Despacito" — Daddy Yankee, Erika Ender and Luis Fonsi, songwriters (Luis Fonsi featuring Daddy Yankee)

"Ella" — Ricardo Arjona, songwriter (Ricardo Arjona)

"Felices Los 4" — Mario Cáceres, Kevin Mauricio Jiménez Londoño, Maluma, Servando Primera, Stiven Rojas and Bryan Snaider Lezcano Chaverra, songwriters (Maluma)

"Guerra" — Residente and Jeff Trooko, songwriters (Residente)

"La Fortuna" — Diana Fuentes and Tommy Torres, songwriters (Diana Fuentes featuring Tommy Torres)

"Tú Sí Sabes Quererme" — Natalia Lafourcade, songwriter (Natalia Lafourcade featuring Los Macorinos)

"Vente Pa' Ca " — Nermin Harambasic, Maluma, Ricky Martin, Mauricio Montaner, Ricky Montaner, Lars Pedersen, Carl Ryden, Justin Stein, Ronny Vidar Svendsen and Anne Judith Stokke Wik, songwriters (Ricky Martin featuring Maluma)

 

Best New Artist

Paula Arenas

CNCO

Vicente García

Martina La Peligrosa

Mau y Ricky

Rawayana

Sofía Reyes

Rosalía

Danay Suarez

Sebastián Yatra

Best Contemporary Pop Vocal Album

Hijos Del Mar — David Bisbal

Rompiendo Fronteras — Alejandro Fernández

Flora Y Fana — Camila Luna

El Dorado — Shakira

Extended Play Yatra — Sebastián Yatra

 

Best Urban Fusion / Performance

"Si Tu Novio Te Deja Sola" — J. Balvin featuring Bad Bunny

"Despacito" (Remix) — Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee featuring Justin Bieber

"El Amante" — Nicky Jam

"Dagombas En Tamale" — Residente

"Chantaje" — Shakira featuring Maluma

 

Best Alternative Music Album

Jei Beibi — Café Tacvba

Apocalipsis Zombi — El Cuarteto de Nos

La Trenza — Mon Laferte

La Promesa De Thamar — Sig Ragga

Palabras Manuales — Danay Suarez

 

Best Regional Song (A Songwriter's Award)

"Compromiso Descartado" — Espinoza Paz, songwriter (Leonardo Aguilar)

"Ganas De Volver" — Horacio Palencia, songwriter (Horacio Palencia)

"Sentimiento Emborrachado" — Raúl Jiménez E. and Chucho Rincón, songwriters (Santiago Arroyo)

"Siempre Es Así" — Juan Treviño, songwriter (Juan Treviño featuring AJ Castillo)

"Vale La Pena" — Edgar Barrera, Martín Castro Ortega and Alfonso Lizárraga, songwriters (Banda El Recodo de Cruz Lizárraga)

 

Best MPB (Música Popular Brasileira) Album

Dos Navegantes — Edu Lobo, Romero Lubambo, and Mauro Senise

DNA Musical — Alexandre Pires

Silva Canta Marisa — Silva

Até Pensei Que Fosse Minha — António Zambujo

Zanna — Zanna

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