Latin Grammy: Camilo Stands Out With Ten Nominations

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Camilo is the artist with the most nominations in the twenty-second edition of the Latin Grammy.

Camilo and Natalia Lafourcade

Currently there are 53 categories that are delivered at the event and that stand out for being varied in terms of gender, musical style and nominated and nominated singers. Photos: IG-camilo, IG-natalialafourcade

LatinAmerican Post | Nicolás Donoso

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Like every year at this time, the Latin Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences organizes the Latin Grammy Awards, which are considered the most important awards for Latin music and which recognize the best Latin American music artists. Currently, there are 53 categories that are delivered at the event and that stand out for being varied in terms of gender, musical style, and nominated singers. The event will take place in the United States on November 18.

Throughout history, these awards have had extremely remarkable moments, and several of the best Latin artists have been recognized. The rapper Residente is currently the artist who has obtained the most Latin Grammys (adding those he obtained when he belonged to the Calle 13 group), taking the statuette 27 times. On the other hand, Juanes and the Spanish Alejandro Sanz are the most awarded male singers individually, with 24 recognitions for each one; the same applies for the Mexican Natalia Lafourcade as the female singer with the most awards (14 in her entire career).


Camilo and Juan Luis Guerra sweep the nominations

For this new edition, the Colombian Camilo continues to show that he seems to have no ceiling in his career , and after winning his first Latin Grammy last year in the category Pop Song of the Year for "Tutu" , he will be the singer with the most nominations in this new edition (10 in total), standing out for his presence in three of the most coveted categories such as Song of the Year and Record of the Year for "Vida de rico" and Album of the Year for "Mis manos".

It is precisely in the aforementioned categories where Camilo will have greater competition, since, for example, in the Song of the Year section, he must measure himself against powerful songs such as "Patria y Vida" (Gente de Zona, Yotuel Romero, Descemer Bueno, Maykel Osorbo and El Funky), "A tu Lado" (Paula Arenas), "Agua"  and " Canción bonita " (Carlos Vives and Ricky Martin), among others.

On the other hand, the Dominican Juan Luis Guerra continues to expand his legend in music and was the second artist with the most nominations this year, achieving six in total and reaching forty in the aggregate. In this opportunity, Guerra could increase the twenty Latin Gramy that he has in his possession if he manages to stay with any of the categories in which he is selected (Record of the Year, Album of the Year, Best Tropical Song, Best Traditional Vocal Pop Album, Best Long Version Music Video and Best Arrangement).

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Natalia Lafourcade may once again succeed in the "Album of the Year" category

At last year's Latin Grammys, Natalia Lafourcade won the category of Album of the Year for her album "Un canto por México, vol 1", beating artists like Bad Bunny, J Balvin, Ricky Martin, Fito Páez, among others. This year she is nominated again with "Un canto por México, vol 2".

She is also nominated for Best Recording Engineering for an Album, for her most recent production. The singer-songwriter of "Hasta la Raíz" keeps Mexican folklore more alive than ever on this album. The roots of the Mexico that everyone knows, the traditions of its genres, and the musical diversity of the Latin American continent, are found in "A song for Mexico, vol 1" and "A song for Mexico, vol 2".

"Vertigo" by Pablo Alborán, "El último tour del mundo" by Bad Bunny, "Salswing!" by Rubén Blades and Roberto Salgado and Orquesta, "Mis manos" by Camilo, "Nana, Tom, Vinicius" by Nana Caymmi, "Privé" by Juan Luis Guerra, "Origen" by Juanes, "El madrileño" by C Tangana and " Mis amores " by Paula Arenas, are Lafourcade's rivals to repeat for the second consecutive year.

Other aspects that should be highlighted

One of the nominations that always generates expectation is the category of Best New Artist, which was won by Mike Bahía at the last edition. Well, for this year there are a majority of women, since six of the ten candidates are female voices. Names such as Giulia Be, María Becerra, Rita Indiana, Juliana Velásquez, Paloma Mami and Zoe Gotusso stand out.

Juanes also celebrates, and not only in the category of Album of the Year, but also for being in two more nominations: Pop Rock Album and Long Version Music Video for his tenth record label, "Origen", a production where he returns to his beginnings and where he also honors colleagues such as Juan Luis Guerra, Juan Gabriel and Carlos Gardel.

As a counterpart, it should be mentioned that there are quite a few surprising absences, such as Aitana, Tini Stoessel and Lali Espósito, which has led to the use of the hashtag #SinmujeresnohayLatinGrammy on social networks, as a sign of protest. The Argentine Nathy Peluso, the Chilean Mon Laferte and the Colombian Paula Arenas are the women with the most nominations, holding four each.

We must highlight the Colombian singer-songwriter of pop and ballads Paula Arenas, who at the age of 33 recently released her EP "Mis amores" and has been one of the great revelations in these awards, achieving nominations in the categories of Song of the Year, Album of the Year. Year, Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album and Recording of the Year.