Latin Grammy Nominees Announced

Posted in News on July 29, 2003
BMI songwriter/artist Juanes and producer Gustavo Santaolalla captured five nominations each for the 4th Annual Latin Grammy Awards, announced July 22 at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Miami. The Colombian Latin rock singer earned nominations for Record and Song of the Year for "Es Por Ti," Album of the Year and Best Rock Solo Album for Un Dia Normal, and Best Rock Song for "Mala Gente." BMI producer Gustavo Santaolalla earned nods for Album of the Year, Best Classical Album, Producer of the Year and two nominations for Record of the Year. Juanes is a four time Latin Grammy Award winner, including statuettes for Best New Artist, Best Rock Solo Vocal Album and two Latin Grammy's for Best Rock Song in 2001 and 2002.


Gustavo Santaolalla


Earning four nominations each were BMI producer Anibal Kerpel and BMI Latin rock group Molotov for Record of the Year, Best Rock Album by a Duo or Group with Vocal, Best Record Song and Best Music Video, while BMI Latin alternative pop band Bacilos captured three nods. The band's lead singer, BMI songwriter Jorge Villamizar, also earned three mentions.



Two-time Latin Grammy Award-winning Colombian songwriter/artist Shakira earned a nomination for Best Rock Song for "Te Aviso, Te Anuncio," while Mexican songwriter/artist Thalía received a nod for Best Female Pop Vocal Album. Other BMI artists receiving nominations included A.B. Quintanilla III, India, Elvis Crespo, Kike Santander, Conjunto Primavera, Paquito D'Rivera, Eddie Palmieri, Los Tucanes De Tijuana, Gilberto Gil and Sebastian Krys.

The Latin Grammy's are awarded by members of the Latin Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, which was created by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS) in 1997. The awards ceremony is scheduled for September 3 at the American Airlines Arena in Miami; CBS will air the awards live from 9-11 p.m.

BMI's 2003 Latin Grammy Awards Nominees:

5 Nominations
Gustavo Santaolalla

4 Nominations
Anibal Kerpel

3 Nominations
Miguel Huidobro
Jorge Villamizar
Carlinhos Brown (SACEM)

2 Nominations
Alex Acuña
Elvis Crespo
Paquito D'Rivera
Jimmy Gonzalez Y el Grupo Mazz
Luis F. Ochoa
Alexandre Pires
A.B. Quintanilla III
Caetano Veloso

1 Nomination
Alejandro Allen
Banda El Recodo
Gato Barbieri
Conjunto Primavera
Ray Contreras
Ry Cooder
Oscar D'Leon
Iker Gastraminsa
Gilberto Gil
Ramon Gonzalez Mora
Jimmy Greco
Noe Hernandez
Los Hijos Del Sol
Jaime Y Los Chamacos
Sebastian Krys
Alfonso Lizarraga
Joel Lizarraga
Lester Mendez
Luis Miguel
Eddie Palmieri
Jay Perez
Freddy Piñero, Jr.
Rabanes (SGAE)
Ruben Ramos & The Revolution
Kike Santander
Los Terribles Del Norte
Nestor Torres
Los Tucanes De Tijuana


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