September 25, 2012 |
Juan Luis Guerra, the Dominican Republic's biggest music star, leads the 13 th Latin Grammy Award nominations with six, including record and song of the year nods for his hit “En el Cielo No Hay Hospital” (There Is No Hospital in Heaven). Duo Jesse & Joy are right behind Guerra with five nominations, while seven acts received four nominations apiece, partially as a result of the Latin Grammys' expansion this year of its four general categories -- album, record, song and new artist -- to include 10 nominations apiece.
November 10, 2011 |
Like the Tonys, the Emmys and the Oscars, the Grammy Awards are largely a U.S.-centric affair. Every year a certain number of Europeans, Latinos and others take home trophies. But the lion's share of statuettes in major artistic categories wind up in homes and production company offices in New York or California. Not so the Latin Grammy Awards, which will mark their 12th anniversary at Thursday night's Univision-televised ceremony at the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.
November 10, 2011
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December 15, 2009 |
When the nominations for the 2009 Latin Grammy Awards were announced, the absence of Aventura seemed like a glaring omission. After all, for the last 16 weeks, the Bronx-bred quartet has held the No. 1 spot on the Latin album charts with "The Last," their latest recombination of spit-polished R&B grooves, frisky reggaeton beats and bachata(music), the angst-ridden genre of rural romantic music born in the countryside of the Dominican Republic. So far, the record has spun off three hit singles and helped the group sell out concert arenas across the country, including tonight's gig at Staples Center, with a second show Wednesday evening.
November 5, 2009 |
Calle 13, the Puerto Rican half-sibling, alt-hip-hop duo, is a group that hardly needs more accolades to make its presence known. If not at the pinnacle of their careers, the stepbrothers RenÃ© PÃ©rez Joglar, the lead singer known as Residente, and Eduardo JosÃ© Cabra MartÃnez, a.k.a. Visitante, surely are entering into Andean altitudes. Building on their huge Puerto Rican following, they've been playing to sell-out crowds in South America and the United States. Already a multiple Latin Grammy and one-time Grammy award winner, Calle 13 leads the pack of this year's Latin Grammy nominees with five.
September 20, 2009 |
An international rock star is bringing a mega-concert to Cuba -- a spectacle that could be the biggest visit by an outsider since Pope John Paul II's 1998 tour -- while shrugging off death threats over an event he has dedicated to peace. Colombian star Juanes, who has won 17 Latin Grammy awards, more than any other artist, is known for his social activism. Juanes' show is expected to draw hundreds of thousands of people to the iconic Plaza of the Revolution, where the pope celebrated Mass and which has been the scene of some of former President Fidel Castro's most famous speeches.