Luz Casal, Leo Dan, Rita Moreno, Milton Nascimento, Daniela Romo, Poncho Sanchez, And Toquinho To Be Honored With The Latin Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award
MIAMI (Sept. 13, 2012) — Luz Casal, Leo Dan, Rita Moreno, Milton Nascimento, Daniela Romo, Poncho Sánchez, and Toquinho will be honored with The Latin Recording Academy®’s Lifetime Achievement Award, and Juan Carmona “Habichuela“ and Yomo Toro are the recipients of the prestigious Trustees Award, it was announced today by The Latin Recording Academy (www.latingrammy.com). These honorees will be acknowledged at a special invitation-only ceremony on Wednesday, Nov. 14, at the Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas as part of the weeklong Latin GRAMMY Awards® celebration.
“This year’s exceptional group of honorees not only beautifully represent our diverse music communities but exemplify the meaning of being a true pioneer of one’s craft as well as being internationally recognized within their respective musical genres,” said Gabriel Abaroa Jr., President/CEO of The Latin Recording Academy. “We continue the privilege of honoring and celebrating these iconic individuals whose contributions and accomplishments continue to leave an indelible legacy in the world of Latin music and will continue to inspire future generations of musicians and music fans for many years.”
Lifetime Achievement Awards: This Special Award is presented by vote of The Latin Recording Academy’s Trustees to performers who have made creative contributions of outstanding artistic significance to the field of recording during their careers.
With an incredible international career spanning more than three decades, Spanish born singer, songwriter and composer Luz Casal is an iconic figure in Spanish rock and pop music. One of the first women to break through the male-dominated rock genre, she has recorded more than 15 solo albums, contributed to several acclaimed and award-winning film soundtracks, sold more than 6 million albums, and received numerous honors in France and Spain, among other countries. Known as the quintessential rock poetess, Casal has performed at many notable festivals and concerts. She has survived two bouts with breast cancer and continues touring throughout the world.
Learning to play the flute and harmonica at age 4 and guitar at age 11, Argentinian singer, songwriter and actor Leo Dan emerged as one of the most recognized composers and vocalists in the Latin world. Considered an integral founder of the “nueva ola” (new wave) style of popular music in the ’60s, he relocated to Mexico in the ’70s and became the first balladeer to record with mariachi groups, pairing his unique voice with traditional Mexican folk music. His success in this field has led to more than 2,500 musical compositions, with songs recorded in various genres such as ballada, folk, tropical, cumbia, banda, tango, and ranchera, and including translations in more than seven languages. He has sold more than 50 million albums, starred in four feature films and has been honored internationally.
With a nearly 70-year career in entertainment, Puerto Rican-born singer, dancer and actress Rita Morenois one of an elite group of performers who have won the industry’s top five most prestigious awards: an Oscar®, Emmy®, GRAMMY, Tony Award, and Golden Globe Award. Adding to her recognitions, she received the highest honor bestowed upon a U.S. civilian when former President George W. Bush awarded her the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2004. Her professional repertoire includes starring in more than 135 feature films and TV series and countless stage productions in the United States and abroad. Moreno is also an esteemed lecturer, sharing her insight on various cultural and industry-related topics with a variety of organizations and universities and she is involved in a number of charities and events.
Undeniably one of Brazil’s top musical innovators, singer, songwriter Milton Nascimento has recorded more than 40 albums and toured worldwide. In 2012 he is celebrating 40 years since the release of his acclaimed album, Clube Da Esquina, which is considered one the most important works of popular Brazilian music. This three-time Latin GRAMMY and GRAMMY winner is known for his falsetto and tonal range and he is recognized for his early works that fused Africanized folk with bossanova, classical, jazz, and pop elements, transforming the tone of Brazilian music forever. His international success has led to collaborations with artists such as Duran Duran; Earth, Wind & Fire; Peter Gabriel; Herbie Hancock; Quincy Jones; Paul Simon; and James Taylor.
Since making her film debut at age 17, the journey for singer, actress and television host Daniela Romo has continued with no end in sight. Born in Mexico with a passion for entertaining, she launched her musical career in 1979 with her first album, También Yo, produced by esteemed arranger and 2011 Latin Recording Academy Trustees Award recipient Jesus “Chucho” Ferrer. The album paved the way for a multitude of successful recordings and chart-topping hits such as “Mentiras,” “Celos,” “De Mí Enamórate” (written by Juan Gabriel), and “Yo No Te Pido La Luna.” With 16 albums, 13 soap operas, 10 stage plays, 11 original live shows, eight television shows, numerous gold and platinum records, and awards in recognition of her acting and singing, her happiness derives from what she holds most dear, the respect of her audience and the devoted support of her fans around the world.
Influenced by Latin jazz greats Dizzy Gillespie and Chano Pozo, Mexican-American conguero, Latin jazz bandleader and salsa singer Poncho Sánchez is considered one of the top percussionists of all time. Self-taught at a young age to play guitar, flute, drums, and timbales, it was the congas that captured his heart. In 1975 he quickly became a member of famed vibraphonist Cal Tjader’s ensemble until 1982. His career has lasted more than three decades and includes more than 30 albums, numerous musical collaborations and a GRAMMY for Best Latin Jazz Performance in 1999. His self-described rhythmic style blends the harmonic sophistication of jazz with American standards and the flavor of Latin American music. Ever the consummate artist, he continues performing in concert halls and local jazz festivals throughout the world.
Renowned Brazilian composer, singer and guitarist Toquinho is the true definition of a musical prodigy. Considered a pioneer of the música popular Brasileira (popular Brazilian music) movement of the ’60s, at 14 , he began studying guitar with notable impresarios Paulinho Nogueira, Edward Janulo (harmony), Isaias Sávio (classical), and Léo Peracchi (orchestration). As his talent grew, he composed his first big hit, ”Que Maravilha,” which led to a partnership with lyricist Vinicius de Moraes that would produce 120 songs and numerous live performances abroad. With 75 recorded works and a musical career spanning four decades, he continues working and touring worldwide.
Trustees Award: This Special Award is presented by vote of The Latin Recording Academy’s Trustees to individuals who have made significant contributions, other than performance, to the field of recording during their careers.
Spanish virtuoso and flamenco guitarist Juan Carmona “Habichuela” is revered for many things, among them having recorded with every existing flamenco cantaor from the last century, and the passion he exudes by capturing the true essence and splendor of cante hondo. Beginning his artistic journey as abailaor, he became enamored with guitar and under the tutelage of his father and master guitarist “El Ovejilla,” he relocated to Madrid and established himself as a fundamental guitarist in the famed tablaos of the city. He is the recipient of many distinguished awards, including a Latin GRAMMY in 2008 for Best Flamenco Album and has toured the world extensively. Although retired, he sporadically performs at various festivals throughout Spain.
Known as “The King of the Cuatro,” Puerto Rican-born Yomo Toro‘s impressive 60-year musical legacy includes 150 albums, 20 consisting of both solo works and an extensive repertoire of collaborations with artists such as Harry Belafonte, David Byrne, Willie Colón, Alfonso “El Panameño” Joseph, Héctor Lavoe, Linda Ronstadt, and Arsenio Rodríguez. His preservation of traditional jíbaro music coupled with thebomba format for orchestration and song structure blended to create an unrivaled depth and range unique to the genre. Though extremely connected to the folkloric roots of the cuatro, his improvisations and experimental and eclectic originality awarded him another title, “the Jimi Hendrix of the Cuatro.” A member of the famed Fania All-Stars, he toured the world and will forever be treasured for his artistry as an international sensation. Toro passed away in June, shortly after being informed of this award.
About The Latin Recording Academy: The Latin Recording Academy is an International, membership-based organization comprised of Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking recording artists, musicians, songwriters, producers and other creative and technical recording professionals. The organization is dedicated to improving the quality of life and cultural condition for Latin music and its makers. In addition to producing the Latin GRAMMY Awards to honor excellence in the recorded arts and sciences, The Latin Recording Academy provides educational and outreach programs for the Latin music community. For more information about The Latin Recording Academy, please visit www.latingrammy.com. For breaking news and exclusive content, join the organization’s social networks as a Twitter follower at www.twitter.com/latingrammys, and a Facebook fan at www.facebook.com/latingrammys.
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The Latin Recording Academy and Univision Announce New Six-Year Agreement for the Latin GRAMMY Awards
MIAMI (June 26, 2012 ) — The Latin Recording Academy® (www.latingrammy.com) and Univision announced a new six-year deal that will keep the biggest night in Latin music, the annual Latin GRAMMY Awards® telecast, on Univision through 2018. Univision has been the home of the Latin GRAMMY®s since 2005. This year’s XIII Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards will take place live on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012, at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas from 8 – 11 p.m. ET/PT (7 p.m. Central).
“We are very pleased to continue our longstanding partnership with our friends at Univision,” said Gabriel Abaroa Jr., President/CEO of The Latin Recording Academy. “For the past seven years, the Latin GRAMMYs and Univision have consistently collaborated to bring viewers unique and dynamic musical performances from today’s talented Latin musicians from around the world. We are extremely proud of our consistent growth, which is reflected in the success we have achieved, and we look forward to the next six years of our expanding partnership.”
“Univision is the home to some of the biggest nights in entertainment for Hispanics and as such we are pleased to extend our partnership with The Latin Recording Academy,” said Cesar Conde, President of Univision Networks. “Through this agreement, Univision will continue to elevate the first-class Latin GRAMMY experience that Hispanic Americans look forward to every year like only Univision can deliver.”
In addition to the annual awards telecast, the six-year agreement also includes the development of new Latin GRAMMY specials, details of which will be announced in the future.
The Latin GRAMMY Awards telecast is one of Univision’s most watched events, ranking as its highest-rated special. Last year’s 12th Annual Latin GRAMMY telecast was watched by 11.1 million viewers in the U.S. who tuned in to all or part of the live three-hour broadcast on the Univision Network. The show delivered an average audience of 5.7 million total viewers 2+ and positioned Univision as the No. 1 broadcast network for the entire night among adults 18–34 for the second consecutive year. The 12th Latin GRAMMYs also generated more than 25 million impressions on Twitter throughout the evening, helping the Latin GRAMMYs and Univision win the night for social TV as well. Additionally, the Latin GRAMMY Awards on Univision continue to attract more Hispanic viewers in the demographic groups of total viewers 2+, adults 18–49 and adults 18–34 than the combined audiences of the biggest awards shows on primetime television. The Latin GRAMMY Awards telecast is broadcast to more than 100 countries.
About The Latin Recording Academy:
The Latin Recording Academy is an international, membership-based organization comprised of Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking recording artists, musicians, songwriters, producers and other creative and technical recording professionals. The organization is dedicated to improving the quality of life and cultural condition for Latin music and its makers. In addition to producing the Latin GRAMMY Awards to honor excellence in the recorded arts and sciences, The Latin Recording Academy provides educational and outreach programs for the Latin music community. For more information about The Latin Recording Academy, please visit www.latingrammy.com. For breaking news and exclusive content, join the organization’s social networks as a Twitter follower at www.twitter.com/latingrammys, and a Facebook fan at www.facebook.com/latingrammys.
The Awards show was broadcast live on the Univision Network from 8–11 p.m. ET/PT (7 p.m. Central).
Here are the complete winners list of the 12th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards 2011:
Person of the Year:
Shakira – WINNER
Record of the Year:
Calle 13 – “‘Lationamerica” – WINNER
Album of the Year:
Calle 13 – “Entren Los Que Quieran” – WINNER
Song of the Year:
Rafa Arcaute and Calle 13 – “Lationamerica” – WINNER
Best New Artist:
Sie7e – WINNER
Best Female Pop Vocal Album:
Shakira – “Sale El Sol” – WINNER
Best Male Pop Vocal Album:
Franco De Vita – “En Primera Fila” – WINNER
Best Pop Vocal Album by a Duo or Group:
Alex, Jorge, y Lena – “Alex, Jorge Y Lena” – WINNER
Best Urban Music Album:
Calle 13 – “Entren Los Que Quieran” – WINNER
Best Urban Song:
Rafa Arcaute and Calle 13 – “Baile De Los Pobres” – WINNER
Best Rock Album:
Maná – “Drama y Luz” – WINNER
Best Rock Song:
Leon Larregui and Zoe – “Labios Rotos” – WINNER
Best Alternative Music Album:
Zoe – “Musica De Fondo – MTV Unplugged” – WINNER
Best Alternative Song:
Rafa Arcaute and Calle 13 – “Calma Pueblo” – WINNER
Best Salsa Album:
Ruben Blades y Seis Del Solar – “Todos Vuelven Live” – WINNER
Best Cumbia/Vallenato Album:
Juan Carlos Coronel – “Tesoros” – WINNER
Best Contemporary Tropical Album:
Tito El Bambino – “Invencible” – WINNER
Best Traditional Tropical Album:
Cachao – “The Last Mambo” – WINNER
Best Tropical Song:
Calle 13 – “Vamo A Portarnos Mal” – WINNER
Best Singer-Songwriter Album:
Gian Marco – “Dias Nuevos” – WINNER
Best Ranchero Album:
Vicente Fernadez – “El Hombre Que Mas Te Amo” – WINNER
Best Banda Album:
La Arrolladora Banda El Limon De Rene Camacho – “Todo Depende De Ti” – WINNER
Best Tejano Album:
Little Joe and La Familia – “Recuerdos” – WINNER
Best Norteño Album:
Los Tigres Del Norte – “Los Tigres Del Norte and Friends – MTV Unplugged” – WINNER
Best Regional Mexican Song:
Marco Antonio Solis – “Tu Me Vuelves Loco” – WINNER
Best Instrumental Album:
Chick Corea, Stanley Clarke and Lenny White – “Forever” – WINNER
Best Folk Album:
Mercedes Sosa – “Deja La Vida Volar En Gira” – WINNER
Best Tango Album:
Diego El Cigala – “Cigala & Tango” – WINNER
Best Flamenco Album:
Nina Pastori – “La Orilla De Mi Pelo” – WINNER
Best Latin Jazz Album:
Paquito D’Rivera – “Panamericana Suite” – WINNER
Best Spanish Language Christian Album:
Alex Campos – “‘Lenguaje De Amor” – WINNER
Best Portugese Language Christian Album:
Aline Barros – “Extraordinario Amor De Deus” – WINNER
Best Brazilian Contemporary Pop Album:
Jota Quest – “Quinze” – WINNER
Best Brazilian Rock Album:
Caetano Veloso – “Zii E Zie – Ao Vivo” – WINNER
Best Samba/Pagode Album:
Exaltasamba – “Exaltasamba 25 Anos – Ao Vivo” – WINNER
Best Musica Popular Brasileira Album:
Djavan – “Aria” – WINNER
Best Sertanja Music Album:
Joao Bosco and Vinicius – “Joao Bosco & Vinicius” – WINNER
Best Native Brazilian Roots Album:
Nana Vasconcelos – “Sinfonia & Batuques” – WINNER
Best Portuguese Language Brazilian Song:
Nando Reis and Samuel Rosa – “‘De Repente (Versao Estudio)” – WINNER
Best Latin Children’s Album:
Pato Fu – “Musica De Brinquedo” – WINNER
Best Classical Album:
Brazilian Guitar Quartet – “Brazilian Guitar Quartet Plays Villa-Lobos” – WINNER
Best Classical Contemporary Composition:
Paquito D’rivera – “Panamericana Suite” – WINNER
Best Recording Package:
Javier Mariscal – “Chico & Rita” – WINNER
Best Engineered Album:
Benny Faccone and Thom Russo – “Drama Y Luz” – WINNER
Producer of the Year:
Rafael Arcaute and Calle 13 – WINNER
Best Short Form Music Video:
Calle 13 – “Calma Pueblo” – WINNER
Best Long Form Music Video:
Franco De Vita – “En Primera Fila” – WINNER
About The Latin Recording Academy: Is an international, membership-based organization comprised of Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking recording artists, musicians, songwriters, producers and other creative and technical recording professionals. The organization is dedicated to improving the quality of life and cultural condition for Latin music and its makers. In addition to producing the Latin GRAMMY Awards to honor excellence in the recorded arts and sciences, The Latin Recording Academy provides educational and outreach programs for the Latin music community. For more information about The Latin Recording Academy, please visit www.latingrammy.com.
MARIO DOMM, JORGE DREXLER, JUAN LUIS GUERRA, AND ALEJANDRO SANZ LEAD WITH FOUR NOMINATIONS EACH.
CAMILA, DADDY YANKEE, LEE LEVIN, TOMMY TORRES, AND DAN WARNER GARNER THREE NOMINATIONS EACH.
BEBE, RUBEN BLADES, BUIKA, ANDRES CALAMARO, DORI CAYMMI, GUSTAVO CERATI, ALEX CUBA, EL CUARTETO DE NOS, ESTRELLA, MARIA GADU, GILBERTO GIL, JOTDOG, MALA RODRIGUEZ, AND VICO C. AMONG THOSE WITH TWO NOMINATIONS.
PEPE AGUILAR, MARC ANTHONY, MARIA BETHANIA, MIGUEL BOSE, CEU, CHINO Y NACHO, WILLIE COLON, DON OMAR, ALEJANDRO FERNANDEZ, PEDRO FERNANDEZ, VICENTE FERNANDEZ, FONSECA, NELLY FURTADO, JUAN GABRIEL, KANY GARCIA, ENRIQUE IGLESIAS, INDIA, INTOCABLE, LOS TIGRES DEL NORTE, LOS TUCANES DE TIJUANA, SERGIO MENDES, LAURA PAUSINI, PRINCE ROYCE, JENNI RIVERA, PONCHO SANCHEZ, ARTURO SANDOVAL, GILBERTO SANTA ROSA, LALO SCHIFRIN, JOAN SEBASTIAN, ALEKS SYNTEK, THALIA, TITO “EL BAMBINO,” DIEGO TORRES, AND JULIETA VENEGAS ALSO AMONG NOMINEES
Winners To Be Revealed on Nov. 11 When the 11th Annual Latin GRAMMY® Awards Airs Live on the Univision Network from the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas
LOS ANGELES (Sept. 8, 2010) — The next decade in The Latin Recording Academy®‘s continued evolution began today when nominations for the 11th Annual Latin GRAMMY® Awards (www.latingrammy.com) were announced at a press conference attended by national and international media at the Avalon in Hollywood, Calif. Artists reading nominations this morning included pop/rock trio Camila, singer/songwriter Alex Cuba, two-time Latin GRAMMY winner Kany García, pop/rock group Jotdog, band leader Mario Quintero Lara of Los Tucanes De Tijuana, bachata artist Prince Royce, Latin GRAMMY and three-time GRAMMY®-winning jazz instrumentalist Arturo Sandoval, two-time Latin GRAMMY and GRAMMY winner Gilberto Santa Rosa, and singer/songwriter/producer Aleks Syntek. In a year that recognized a diverse group of music makers across numerous genres, the nominations highlight an eclectic mix of established and emerging performers and creative professionals.
The 11th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards, set for Nov. 11 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 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).
Mario Domm (Camila), Academy Award® winner Jorge Drexler, nine-time Latin GRAMMY and two-time GRAMMY winner Juan Luis Guerra, and 14-time Latin GRAMMY and two-time GRAMMY winner Alejandro Sánz lead the nominations with four each. Camila, Daddy Yankee, Lee Levin, Tommy Torres, and Dan Warner garnered three nods a piece; Bebe, Rubén Blades, Buika, Andrés Calamaro, Dori Caymmi, Gustavo Cerati, Alex Cuba, El Cuarteto De Nos, Estrella, Maria Gadú, Gilberto Gil, Jotdog, Mala Rodríguez, and Vico C. are among those with two nominations. And a wide array of established music makers and rising artists — including Pepe Aguilar, Marc Anthony, Maria Bethânia, Miguel Bosé, Céu, Chino Y Nacho, Willie Colón, Don Omar, Alejandro Fernández, Pedro Fernández, Vicente Fernández, Fonseca, Nelly Furtado, Juan Gabriel, Kany García, Enrique Iglesias, India, Intocable, Los Tigres Del Norte, Los Tucanes De Tijuana, Sergio Mendes, Laura Pausini, Prince Royce, Jenni Rivera, Poncho Sanchez, Arturo Sandoval, Gilberto Santa Rosa, Lalo Schifrin, Joan Sebastian, Aleks Syntek, Thalia, Tito “El Bambino,” Diego Torres, and Julieta Venegas — also earned nominations.
”After 10 years of recognizing the best and brightest in Latin music, the Latin GRAMMY nominations continue to bring together the worldwide Latin music community and spotlight a remarkably varied and wide-ranging group of Latin music makers that reflects emerging talent as well as established artists,” said Gabriel Abaroa Jr., President/CEO of The Latin Recording Academy. “This year, it is especially encouraging to see the highest number of creative professionals to date participating in the awards process and recognizing their peers as The Latin Academy enters its next decade. We look forward to celebrating another year of excellence in recorded Latin music on Nov. 11 in Las Vegas.”
This year’s Album Of The Year category features a diverse array of worldwide artists and musical styles: Bebe for Y.; Miguel Bosé for Cardio; Camila for Dejarte De Amar; Juan Luis Guerra for A Son De Guerra; and Alejandro Sánz for Paraíso Express.
The race for Song Of The Year (a songwriter’s award) features some of the most prominent names in Latin music: Descemer Bueno & Enrique Iglesias for “Cuando Me Enamoro” (Enrique Iglesias Featuring Juan Luis Guerra); Alejandro Sánz & Tomas Torres for “Desde Cuando” (Alejandro Sánz); Rubén Blades for “Las Calles” (Rubén Blades); Mario Domm & Mónica Vélez for “Mientes” (Camila); and Jorge Drexler for “Una Canción Me Trajo Hasta Aquí” (Jorge Drexler).
Leaders with four nominations each include:
Mario Domm: Album Of The Year and Best Pop Album By A Duo Or Group With Vocal for Dejarte De Amar (as a member of Camila); Record Of The Year for “Mientes” (as a member of Camila); and Song Of The Year for “Mientes” (with Mónica Vélez).
Jorge Drexler: Record Of The Year and Song Of The Year for “Una Canción Me Trajo Hasta Aquí”; Best Singer-Songwriter Album for Amar La Trama; and Best Long Form Music Video for La Trama Circular.
Juan Luis Guerra: Album Of The Year and Best Contemporary Tropical Album for A Son De Guerra; and Best Tropical Song and Best Short Form Music Video for “Bachata En Fukuoka.”
Alejandro Sánz: Album Of The Year and Best Male Pop Vocal Album for Paraíso Express; and Record Of The Year and Song Of The Year for “Desde Cuando.”
Earning three nominations each are:
Camila: Album Of The Year and Best Pop Album By A Duo or Group With Vocal for Dejarte De Amar; and Record Of The Year for “Mientes.”
Daddy Yankee: Best Urban Music Album for Mundial; and two nods for Best Urban Song — “Descontrol” and “Grito Mundial.”
Lee Levin: Album Of The Year for Alejandro Sánz’s Paraíso Express; Record Of The Year for Sánz’s “Desde Cuando”; and Best Engineered Album for Diego Torres’ Distinto (with Paul Acedo, Rafa Arcaute, Sebastian Krys, Daniel Ovie, Sebastian Perkal, Tom Russo, Esteban Varela, Dan Warner, and Lurssen Inc.).
Tommy Torres: Album Of The Year for Alejandro Sánz’s Paraíso Express; and Record Of The Year and Song Of The Year (with Sánz) for Sánz’s “Desde Cuando.”
Dan Warner: Album Of The Year for Alejandro Sánz’s Paraíso Express; Record Of The Year for Sánz’s “Desde Cuando”; and Best Engineered Album for Diego Torres’ Distinto (with Paul Acedo, Rafa Arcaute, Sebastian Krys, Lee Levin, Daniel Ovie, Sebastian Perkal, Tom Russo, Esteban Varela, and Lurssen Inc.).
This year’s Latin GRAMMY Awards process registered the highest number of submissions ever. However, due to low entries in Categories 22 and 39 — Best Grupero Album and Best Tropical Brazilian Roots Album — submissions in those categories were combined within other categories for consideration. Additionally, Categories 10 and 11 — Best Rock Solo Vocal Album and Best Rock Album By A Duo Or Group With Vocal — have been combined into Best Rock Album. As a result of these changes, the 11th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards will feature 46 out of 48 categories. The 11th Latin GRAMMY Awards 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.
A limited number of tickets to the 11th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards will be available for sale to the public starting Sept. 17, and may be purchased at the Mandalay Bay Events Center box office (877.632.7400; www.mandalaybay.com) or through Ticketmaster (www.ticketmaster.com).
The Latin Recording Academy is an International, membership-based organization comprised of Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking recording artists, musicians, songwriters, producers and other creative and technical recording professionals. The organization is dedicated to improving the quality of life and cultural condition for Latin music and its makers. In addition to producing the Latin GRAMMY Awards to honor excellence in the recorded arts and sciences, The Latin Recording Academy provides educational and outreach programs for the Latin music community. For more information about The Latin Recording Academy, please visit www.latingrammy.com. For breaking news and exclusive content, join the organization’s social networks as a Twitter follower at www.twitter.com/latingrammys, and a Facebook fan at www.facebook.com/latingrammys.
Editor’s Note: THE LATIN ACADEMY OF RECORDING ARTS & SCIENCES, INC. FINAL NOMINATIONS for the 11th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards are For recordings released during the Eligibility Year July 1, 2009 through June 30, 2010