Advertisement
YOU ARE HERE: LAT HomeCollections

Latin Grammys 2013: Natalie Cole, Alejandro Sanz among nominees

September 25, 2013|By Reed Johnson
  • Natalie Cole, shown performing at last summer's Newport Jazz Festival, is among this year's Latin Grammy award nominees for her first Spanish-language album.
Natalie Cole, shown performing at last summer's Newport Jazz Festival,… (Joe Giblin / Associated…)

Natalie Cole's debut Spanish-language album, "En Español," is among the nominees for the Latin Grammy awards for album of the year, a prize that also is being sought by perennial contenders Miguel Bose, Carlos Vives, Alejandro Sanz, and Bajofondo, the L.A.-Argentine-Uruguayan collective, among others.

Cole's album of covers of classic Spanish-language tunes became a crossover hit this year. The R&B singer was following the example of her father, Nat King Cole, whose best-selling recordings of Spanish songs  half a century ago helped bridge the Spanish-language and English-language recording worlds.

She also was nominated for record of the year for "Bachata Rosa," her duet with Juan Luis Guerra.

LATIN GRAMMYS 2013: The complete list of nominees

Draco Rosa, the Puerto Rican-American singer-songwriter, was a multiple nominee too. His song "Más Y Más," featuring Ricky Martin, was nominated for record of the year, and his album "Vida" received a nod for album of the year and best contemporary pop album.

The nominations were announced this morning at the Avalon in Hollywood.

As often has been the case, the most competitive category appears to be best new artist. Among the nominees are a Band of Bitches, Leslie Cartaya, Clarice Falcâo, Mojito Lite and
Gaby Moreno.


ALSO:

England's Arctic Monkeys are in L.A. but not necessarily of it

Paul McCartney shuts down Hollywood Blvd. for Kimmel concert

A reunion decades in the making for Natalie Cole, Chucho Valdes

Follow me on Twitter: @RJohnsonLAT

PHOTOS AND MORE

PHOTOS: Concerts by the Times

Envelope

THE ENVELOPE: Awards Insider

PHOTOS: Grammy top winners

Advertisement
Los Angeles Times Articles
|
|
|