Nicolas Sorin


Los Angeles Times – Guerra, Sanz, Drexler and Domm, Favorites at Latin Grammys

LOS ANGELES – Uruguay’s Jorge Drexler, Spaniard Alejandro Sanz, Mexico’s Mario Domm and Dominican Juan Luis Guerra are the favorites to win at the Latin Grammy Awards, each with four nominations, the Latin Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences announced on Wednesday.

Among the other favorites to win one or more awards are Camila, Daddy Yankee, Lee Levin, Tommy Torres and Dan Warner, each of whom has been nominated in three categories.Coming into the event with two nominations each are, among others, Bebe, Ruben Blades, Concha Buika, Andres Calamaro, Dori, Caymmi, Gustavo Cerati, Alex Cuba, El Cuarteto de Nos, Estrella, Maria Gadu, Gilberto Gil, JotDog, La Mala Rodriguez and Vico C.

Others artists who received at least one nomination include Marc Anthony, Miguel Bose, Don Omar, Alejandro Fernandez, Nelly Furtado, Enrique Iglesias, Juan Gabriel, Thalia, Diego Torres and Julieta Venegas.

Gabriel Abaroa Jr., the president of the Academy, said during the presentation at the Avalon club that the winner of the Person of the Year Award will be made known within the next few days.

He noted that the Latin Grammys are not awarded based on artists’ popularity or sales, but rather in accord with the votes they receive from professionals within the music world.

Bebe is up for Album of the Year with “Y,” produced by Carlos Jean; Miguel Bose for “Cardio”, produced by himself and Nicolas Sorin; Camila for “Dejarte de amar,” produced by Mario Domm and Pablo Hurtado; Guerra for “A son de guerra,” produced by himself, and Sanz for “Paraiso Express,” produced by Tommy Torres.

The nominees for Record of the Year include “Tua,” by Maria Bethania; “Se me hizo facil,” by Spaniard Concha Buika; “Mientes,” by Camila; “Una cancion me trajo hasta aqui,” by Uruguay’s Jorge Drexler and “Desde cuando,” by Alejandro Sanz.

The candidates in the Song of the Year category are “Cuando me enamoro,”, written by Descemer Bueno and Enrique Iglesias; “Desde cuando,” by Alejandro Sanz and Tomas Torres; “Las calles,” by Ruben Blades; “Mientes,” by Mario Domm and Monica Velez, and “Una cancion me trajo hasta aqui,” by Jorge Drexler.

The 11th edition of the Latin Grammys will be held on Nov. 11 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas and will be broadcast live by Univision television. EFE