Wednesday, September 14, 2011

September 14, 2011 -- Latin Grammy Awards Press Conference

September 14, 2011
Latin Grammy Awards Nominees'
Press Conference
Avalon Hollywood
Hollywood, CA





Gabriel Abaroa, Jr.


Gabriel Abaroa, Jr., Giselle Blondet



Giselle Blondet


Miguel Paredes
Official 12th Latin Grammys Artist












Los Tucanesde Tijuana


Los Tucanesde Tijuana









Desmond Child
















Hollywood, CA -- The Latin Recording Academy announced in a press conference the Nominees for the 12th Annual Latin Grammys Awards at Avalon Hollywood located at 1735 N. Vine Street in Hollywood, CA 90028. The artists reading nominations this morning included: Lena Burke and Jorge Villamizar of Latin pop trio Alex, Jorge Y Lena; urban/hip-hop duo Calle 13; Latin GRAMMY-winning producer Desmond Child; singer/songwriter Myriam Hernández; pop singer Merche; Norteño band Los Tucanes de Tijuana; Latin pop singer Reyli; and Ángel Mosqueda and Rodrigo Guardiola of alternative rock band Zoé.
The 12th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards, set for Nov. 10 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, will be broadcast live on the Univision Network from 8 – 11 p.m. ET/PT (7 p.m. Central).
“For more than 10 years now, the Latin GRAMMY nominations continue to bring together the worldwide Latin music community by recognizing excellence and impact in recorded Latin music,” said Gabriel Abaroa Jr., President/CEO of The Latin Recording Academy. “It is always encouraging to see creative professionals acknowledging their peers and highlighting a varied and wide-ranging group of Latin music makers that reflects emerging talent as well as established artists. We look forward to another year of celebrating the best and brightest in Latin music, and to presenting another great telecast in Las Vegas on Nov. 10 with our friends and partners at Univision.”

Highlights:
CALLE 13 LEADS WITH A RECORD 10 NOMINATIONS
PRODUCER/ENGINEER RAFA ARCAUTE GARNERS SIX NODS; FRANCO DE VITA RECEIVES FIVE NOMINATIONS; AND MARCO ANTONIO SOLIS HAS FOUR
PABLO ALBORAN, DESMOND CHILD, PAQUITO D’RIVERA, SEBASTIAN KRYS, MANA, RICKY MARTIN, JOAN SEBASTIAN, SHAKIRA, AND ZOE EACH GARNER THREE NOMINATIONS
ALEX, JORGE Y LENA; AUREO BAQUEIRO; RUBEN BLADES; GUSTAVO BORNER; CLAUDIA BRANT; DAVID CABRERA; DOCTOR KRAPULA; DON OMAR; PAULA FERNANDES; ALEJANDRA GUZMAN; IL VOLO; LA VIDA BOHEME; LOS TIGRES DEL NORTE; PITBULL; SIE7E; CAETANO VELOSO; AND WISIN Y YANDEL AMONG THOSE WITH TWO NODS EACH
This year’s Album Of The Year nominees features some of the most prominent names in Latin music: Alex, Jorge Y Lena for Alex, Jorge Y Lena; Calle 13 for Entren Los Que Quieran; Franco De Vita for En Primera Fila; Enrique Iglesias for Euphoria; and Shakira for Sale El Sol.
The race for Record Of The Year features a diverse array of musical styles and artists: “Latinoamérica” by Calle 13; “Tan Sólo Tú” by Franco De Vita with Alejandra Guzmán; “Gritar” by Luis Fonsi; “Golpes En El Corazón” by Los Tigres Del Norte; and “Lo Mejor De Mi Vida Eres Tú” by Ricky Martin featuring Natalia Jiménez.
The Best New Artist category highlights some of the brightest newcomers from around the Latin music world: Pablo Alborán (Spain), Max Capote (Uruguay/Argentina), Paula Fernandes (Brazil), Il Volo (Italy), and Sie7e (Puerto Rico).

The 12th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards will feature 46 categories and will be supported on radio via Univision Radio (the official Spanish-language radio network of the Latin GRAMMY Awards), and highlighted on the Internet at www.latingrammy.com and www.latingrammy.univision.com, featuring video interviews and behind-the-scenes footage from today’s nominations announcement. Additionally, the telecast will be distributed internationally to more than 100 countries.
A limited number of tickets to the 12th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards will be available for sale to the public starting Sept. 15, and may be purchased at the Mandalay Bay Events Center box office (877.632.7400; www.mandalaybay.com) or through Ticketmaster (www.ticketmaster.com).
For a complete list of nominees, media credentialing instructions and more information, please visit www.latingrammy.com. For updates and breaking news, please visit The Latin Recording Academy’s social networks on Twitter (www.twitter.com/latingrammys) and Facebook (www.facebook.com/latingrammys).

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