Juan Luis Guerra is one of the most recognized singer-songwriters of Latin music worldwide and returns to the awards Latin GRAMMY 2021 with two strong letters: his song ‘Dios Así Lo Lo Quiso’ and his album ‘Privé’, which aspire to Record of the year, Album of the year and Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album, respectively.
The song ‘Dios Así Lo Lo Quiso’, performed as a duet with Ricardo Montaner, comes off the Venezuelan album ‘Fe’, it was released in April 2021 and composed by the Montaner patriarch, his son-in-law Camilo, who this year swept 10 categories, David Julca, Jonathan Julca and Yasmil Marrufo. The song is also up for the Song of the Year award.
The latest album by the renowned bachatero is the one that has earned him another of his four nominations for the Latin GRAMMY Awards 2021. The album ‘Privé’ was released at the end of 2020 and consists of five songs: the reinterpretations of the hits’ Las Avispas’, ‘A Pedir Su Mano’ and ‘Ojalá Que Llueva Café’ and two original songs, ‘Donde Nacen Tus Kisses’ and ‘Pambiche de Novia’.
Thus, ‘Privé’ has been awarded the nominations for Album of the Year, Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album, Best Tropical Song by ‘Pambiche de Novia’ and Best arrangement by ‘Hopefully It Rain Coffee’. As if that were not enough, the Dominican singer-songwriter also aspires to the award for Best Long Version Music Video by ‘Between Sea and Palms’.
The nominees with Juan Luis Guerra for the Latin GRAMMY Awards 2021
The renowned bachatero, who throughout his career has won 20 Latin GRAMMY gramophones, is present in the category of Record of the year together with Pablo Alborán, Marc Anthony, Paula Arenas, Andrés Calamaro, Julio Iglesias, Camilo, Diamante Eléctrico, Mau and Ricky, Evaluna, C. Tangana, Omar Apollo, Caetano Veloso and Tom Veloso.
The award to Album of the year It will also be defined between Guerra, Pablo Alborán, Paula Arenas, Bad Bunny, Rubén Blades and Roberto Delgado & Orquesta, Camilo, Nana Caymmi, Juanes, Natalia Lafourcade and C. Tangana. While the award for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album could go to Alborán, Arenas, Nella and Diego Torres.
In the category of Best Tropical Song, Juan Luis Guerra is present twice with ‘Pambiche de Novia’ and ‘Dios Así Lo Quiso’. Composers Santiago Larramendi, Gaby Moreno, Alfredo Nodarse and Jorge Luis Piloto are also among the nominees in this category.
The song ‘Ojalá Que Llueva Café (Private Version)’ gave him one more nomination for the award to Best arrangement, where names like Kendall Moore for ‘Blue In Green (Sky And Sea), César Orozco for’ Tierra Mestiza ‘, Jorge Calandrelli for’ Adiós Nonino ‘and Vince Mendoza for’ Um Beijo ‘also stand out.
While in the category of Best Long Version Music Video, ‘Entre Mar y Palmeras’ by the Dominican singer-songwriter is nominated alongside ‘Un Segundo MTV Unplugged’ by Cafe Tacvba, ‘Mulher’ by Carolina Deslandes, ‘Origen’ (Documentary) by Juanes, ‘Quien Me Tañe Hears My Voices’ (Documentary) by Gastón Lafourcade and Natalia Lafourcade.
Latin GRAMMY 2021: when and how to see the awards
Before the 2021 Latin GRAMMY ceremony, you can’t miss the special ‘Night of Stars’, under the leadership of Sofia Reyes, Mane de la Parra, Raul de Molina, Chiqui Delgado, Tony dandrades and Borja Voices, which will air from 7P / 6C on Univision.
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Juan Luis Guerra is nominated for Record of the Year at the 2021 Latin GRAMMY Awards