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Latin Recording Academy Announce 21st Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards Nominees

Latin Recording Academy Announce 21st Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards Nominees

The biggest night in Latin music is almost here! The Latin Recording Academy announced the nominations for the 21st annual Latin GRAMMY Awards. The Orchard would like to congratulate all our distributed artists and labels for achieving over 60+ nominations! The ceremony will be held on Thursday, November 19 where winners will be revealed, so be sure to tune in that evening to watch the telecast stream live on Univision at 8 p.m. ET/PT (7 p.m. CT).

This year’s nominees were selected from more than 18,000 entries across 53 categories, representing a diversity of artists who released recordings during the eligibility period (June 1, 2019, through May 31, 2020).  

Four artists have been nominated for the esteemed Best New Artist award this year including Anuel AA (Real Hasta La Muerte/SME Latin), Conociendo Rusia (Popartdiscos Internacional SAS), Nicki Nicole (DALE PLAY Records/SME Latin), and WOS (WOS/Dogo Records). 

Anuel AA’s infectious track “China” with Daddy Yankee and Karol G featuring Ozuna and J Balvin was nominated for Record of the Year and Best Urban Fusion/Performance. But that’s not all for Anuel! His sophomore album Emmanuel, released via Real Hasta La Muerte in partnership with SME Latin, was nominated for Best Urban Music Album. Emmanuel debuted on No.1 on the Billboard Top Latin Albums and Latin Rhythms Chart. Anuel’s nomination is joined by Ozuna’s Nibiru (Aura Music) and Myke Towers’ Easy Money Baby (GLAD Empire) – both also in the running for Best Urban Music Album.  

Argentine Trap star DUKI’s hit single “Goteo” (SSJ Records/DALE PLAY Records) was nominated, alongside Anuel AA, for Best Rap/Hip Hop Song. On YouTube, “Goteo” currently has over 89 million views. His most recent single “Sold Out Dates” is out now. Duki’s debut album Super Sangre Joven, deemed as Argentina’s most highly anticipated release of the year, was released in November 2019. By only 23 years old, Duki toured the world and sold out Luna Park Stadium in Buenos Aires. Celebrate this nomination with Duki on repeat!

Miguel Zenón’s Sonero: The Music of Ismael Rivera (Miel Music / MRI) was nominated for Best Latin Jazz/Jazz Album. Miguel is a multi GRAMMY-nominated and Guggenheim and MacArthur Fellow. He is a Puerto Rican alto saxophonist, composer, band leader, music producer, and educator. 

Congratulations to all The Orchard’s distributed artists and labels who were nominated! We also congratulate all our partners and friends for their distinguished nominations. 

Record of the Year / Grabación del Año
Anuel AA, Daddy Yankee, Karol G Featuring Ozuna y J Balvin “China” (Real Hasta La Muerte)

Best New Artist
Anuel AA (Real Hasta La Muerte)

Conociendo Rusia (Geiser Discos)

Nicki Nicole (DALE PLAY Records/SME Latin)

WOS (WOS/Dogo Records)

Best Urban Fusion/Performance // Mejor Fusión/Interpretación Urbana
Anuel AA, Daddy Yankee, Karol G Featuring Ozuna y J Balvin “China” (Real Hasta La Muerte)

Best Reggaeton Performance / Mejor Interpretación Reggaeton
Ozuna “Te Soñé de Nuevo” (Aura Music Corp)

Best Urban Music Album / Mejor Álbum de Música Urbana
Anuel AA Emmanuel (Real Hasta La Muerte)

Best Urban Music Album / Mejor Álbum de Música Urbana
Ozuna Nibiru (Aura Music Corp)

Myke Towers Easy Money Baby (GLAD Empire)

Best Rap/Hip Hop Song // Mejor Canción de Rap/Hip Hop
Anuel AA “Baile del Dinero” (Real Hasta La Muerte)

DUKI “GOTEO” (SSJ Records/DALE PLAY Records)

Best Rock Album / Mejor Álbum de Rock
Miguel Mateos “Undotrecua” (Miguel Mateos)

Best Pop/Rock Album // Mejor Álbum Pop/Rock
Conociendo Rusia Cabildo y Juramento (Geiser Discos)

Juan Galeano Acabadabra (Juan Galeano)

Best Pop/Rock Song // Mejor Canción Pop/Rock
Conociendo Rusia “Quiero que me Llames” (Geiser Discos

Best Alternative Music Album / Mejor Álbum de Música Alternativa
Barbi Recanati Ubicación en Tiempo Real (Goza Records)

Best Salsa Album / Mejor Álbum de Salsa
Luisito Ayala y La Puerto Rican Power 40 Años de Power (Musical Productions)

Tito Rojas Un Gallo para la Historia (J&N Records)

Best Cumbia/Vallenato Album // Mejor Álbum de Cumbia/Vallenato
Binomio De Oro Por el Mundo Entero (Codiscos)

Grupo Kvrass Dale Play (Codiscos)

Best Merengue/Bachata Album // Mejor Álbum de Merengue y/o Bachata
Manny Cruz Bailando Contigo (Manny Cruz / La Oreja Media Group, Inc)

Best Traditional Tropical Album / Mejor Álbum Tropical Tradicional
Orquesta Failde Failde Con Tumbao (Egrem)

Best Contemporary/Tropical Fusion Album
Omara Portuondo Mariposas (Bis Music)

Best Tropical Song / Mejor Canción Tropical
Elvis Crespo, Manny Cruz “Imaginarme Sin Ti” (Flash Music)

Pavel Nuñez “Y Basta Ya” (La Oreja Media Group, Inc)

Best Ranchero/Mariachi Album
Eugenia León A Los 4 Vientos Vol. 1 “Ranchero” (Eugenia León)

Best Banda Album / Mejor Álbum de Música Banda
Banda Lirio Al Rey José Alfredo Jiméne (Luz Record)

Best Tejano Album / Mejor Álbum de Música Tejana
Siggno Película, Vol. 1 (Azteca Records)

South Tx Homies It’s Time (The M Group)

Best Norteño Album / Mejor Álbum de Música Norteña
Eugenia León A Los 4 Vientos Vol. 2 “Norteño” Eugenia León)

Best Regional Song / Mejor Canción Regional Mexicana
Siggno “#HASHTAG” (Azteca Records)

Best Instrumental Album / Mejor Álbum Instrumental
Caetano Brasil “Cartografias” (Caetano Brasil / Tratore)

Best Tango Album / Mejor Álbum de Tango
Jorge Calandrelli Tango Argentino: Gardel y Piazzolla (Forever Music/Cda Music Group Inc.)

Best Flamenco Album / Mejor Álbum de Música Flamenca
Ezequiel Benitez Ilus3 (Quimeras del tiempo)

Antonio Campos Tardo Antiguo (Tardo Antiguo)

Naike Ponce Vivir (RockCD Records)

Best Latin Jazz/Jazz Album // Mejor Álbum de Jazz 
Miguel Zenón Sonero: The Music of Ismael Rivera (Miel Music / MRI)

Best Christian Album (Spanish Language)
Alex Campos SOLDADOS (Decimal Talent Agency/Kee Records)

Best Portuguese Language Contemporary Pop Album
Céu APKÁ! (Slap) *Only Distributed by The Orchard in Brazil 

Marcelo Jeneci GUAIA (Slap) *Only Distributed by The Orchard in Brazil

Best Portuguese Language Rock or Alternative Album
Emicida Amerelo (Sterns Music) *Only Distributed by The Orchard in Europe 


Best Samba/Pagode Album 
Maria Bethânia MANGUEIRA – A MENINA DOS MEUS OLHOS (Quitanda / Biscoito Fino)

Moacyr Luz e Samba do Trabalhador FAZENDO SAMBA (Biscoito Fino)

Best MPB (Musica Popular Brasileira) Album
Ney Matogrosso BLOCO NA RUA (DELUXE) (Som Livre)

Elza Soares PLANETA FOME (Deck)

Best Sertaneja Music Album
Michel Teló CHURRASCO DO TELÓ VOL. 2 (Som Livre)

Zé Neto & Cristiano POR MAIS BEIJOS AO VIVO (AO VIVO) (Biscoito Fino)

Best Portuguese Language Roots Album
Mariene De Castro e Alméri ACASO CASA AO VIVO (Biscoito Fino)


Best Portuguese Language Song
Francisco Bosco & João Bosco, songwriters (João Bosco) Track from: Abricó-de-Macaco (Som Livre)

Russo Passapusso, songwriter (Elza Soares & BaianaSystem Featuring Virgínia Rodrigues) “LIBERTAÇÃO” (Deck)

Caetano Veloso, songwriter (Céu) Track from: APKÁ! “PARDO” (Som Livre/Slap) *Only Distributed by The Orchard in Brazil

Dj Duh, Emicida & Felipe Vassão, songwriters (Emicida Featuring Majur & Pabllo Vittar) “AMARELO (SAMPLE: SUJEITO DE SORTE – BELCHIOR)” (Sterns Music) *Only Distributed by The Orchard in Europe

Vitor Kley, songwriter (Vitor Kley & Samuel Rosa) “A TAL CANÇÃO PRA LUA (MICROFONADO)” (Vidiscos) *Only distributed by The Orchard in limited territories

Best Latin Children’s Album / Mejor Álbum de Música Latina Para Niños
Colegio De Música De Medellín VIVA LA FIESTA (Merlín Studios Producciones)

Best Classical Album / Mejor Álbum de Música Clásica
Michigan State University Wind Symphony KING MANGOBERR (Blue Griffin Recording, Inc.)

Best Classical Contemporary Composition
Joan Magrané, composer (Noelia Rodiles) Track from: The Butterfly Effect “DUES PECES PER A PIANO” (Eudora Records)

Ricardo Lorenz, composer (Ricardo Lorenz, Kevin L. Sedatole Conducting Michigan State University Wind Symphony) Track from: King Mangoberry “PATARUCO” (Blue Griffin Recording, Inc.)

Carlos Fernando López & José Valentino, composers (Carlos Fernando López) Track from: Lignarius “SACRE” (Landl Entertainment LLC)

Best Arrangement / Mejor Arreglo
Rosino Serrano & Orquesta Moderna Featuring Gianluca Littera & Alex Mercado “GUAPANGUITO” (Rosino Serrano Music) 

Best Engineered Album / Mejor Ingeniería de Grabación para un Álbum
Céu (Alexandre Fontanetti, Diogo Poças & Pupillo, engineers; Mike Cresswell, mixer; Felipe Tichauer, mastering engineer) APKÁ! (Urban Jungle/Six Degrees Records) *Only Distributed by The Orchard in Brazil

Best Short Form Music Video / Mejor Video Musical Versión Corta
Bivolt “CUBANA” (Som Livre)

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