Camilo Echeverry leads the list of Latin Grammy nominees

A constellation of artists will parade in the Latin Grammy Awards who this Thursday return to Las Vegas for their first face-to-face ceremony in two years, with Camilo Echeverry as the Colombian artist with the most nominations in this music competition.

Salsero Rubén Blades, who this Wednesday will be honored with the Person of the Year award, will sing at the ceremony accompanied by about 20 musicians.

“The ceremony promises to be an exceptional celebration of musical excellence that will go hand in hand with an inspiring narrative,” anticipated the organizers of the party to be held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.

Colombians on the list

Camilo, with 10 nominations, leads the list of awards. The 27-year-old Colombian competes with “Vida de Rico” for Song of the Year and Record of the Year, and with “Mis Manos” for Album of the Year.

The artist Paula Arenas competes in Record of the Year and Song of the year with “A tu lado” and in Album of the year with “Mis amores” along with Juanes from Antioquia, who stomps with his album “Origen”.

J Balvin obtained two nominations in the categories of Song of the Year and Best Urban Song for the single “Agua”, along with Tainy, Alejandro Borrero, Jhay Cortez and Kevyn. Like Carlos Vives, with nominations for Song of the Year and Best Pop Song with “Canción bonita”, a production that has the collaboration of Rafa Arcaute, Ricky Martin, Mauricio Rengifo and Andrés Torres.

For the single “Hawaii”, Maluma got two nominations in the categories of Song of the Year and Best Urban Fusion / Interpretation.

For its part, Sebastián Yatra, with “Adiós”; Farina, with “A fuego”, and the Bogota alternative rock band Aterciopelados, with “Tropiplop” are the Colombians who got a nomination. In addition, Juliana Velásquez aspires to receive a gramophone as Best New Artist, a category in which he rubs shoulders with Giulia Be, María Becerra, Bizarrap, Boza, Zoe Gotusso, Humbe, Rita Indiana, Lasso, Paloma Mami and Marco Mares.

The rock band Electric Diamond He aspires to two awards in Recording of the year with “Suéltame, Bogotá” and in Song of the year, with “A Sometimes”.

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Tribute to Marília Mendonça

During the Premiere of the ceremony, 45 of the 53 awards of the night will be awarded. Meanwhile, the Latin Recording Academy announced a special prelude for the delivery of the seven Portuguese-speaking categories, in which great names of Brazilian music such as the samba players Paulinho da Viola and Martinho da Vila stand out.

The so-called “Queen of the sertanejo”, Marília Mendonça, who tragically died in a plane crash on November 5 at the age of 26, is nominated together with the duo Maiara & Maraísa for the Best Sertaneja Music Album, with “Patroas”.

Mendonça, whose songs exceed 100 million views on Spotify, was one of the most influential artists in Brazil. The young artist, winner of a Latin Grammy in 2019 and with a meteoric career, will be honored during the Gala Premiere.

By positioning women as protagonists, Mendonça became a feminist icon and revolutionized sertanejo, Brazilian country music.

The director of the Latin Recording Academy, Manuel Abud, promised “an afternoon full of camaraderie and unique moments”, and said “he was excited” to gather members and nominees in the run-up to the main awards of the night.

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Camilo Echeverry leads the list of Latin Grammy nominees