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Latin Grammy Nominees Showcase Diverse Styles

Posted in News on September 7, 2005
BMI Latin songwriters, producers and composers were once again at the top of the list when nominations for the 6th annual Latin Grammy Awards were announced at a celebrity-filled press conference held last month at the Music Box @ Fonda in Hollywood. In a year that recognized a diverse array of music makers across numerous styles, this year's nominees feature a new breed of BMI Latin singer/songwriters taking their place alongside established artists.

BMI Latin Grammy nominee Juan Luis Guerra and Delia Orjuela at the Latin Grammys press conference

Leading the list with three nods each are Colombian superstar Juanes and 17-year-old newcomer JD Natasha. Juanes, whose duet "Fotografía" was named the 2005 BMI Latin Song of the Year, is already a nine-time Latin Grammy winner and hopes to add the Best Rock Solo Vocal Album (Mi Sangre), Best Rock Song ("Nada Valgo Sin Tu Amor") and Best Music Video ("Volverte A Ver") trophies to his collection. Best New Artist nominee JD Natasha will compete against Juanes for Best Rock Solo Vocal Album with Imperfecta-Imperfect; she also earned a Best Rock Song nomination for her hit "Lágrimas."

BMI's Delia Orjuela (center) congratulates Luny Tunes' Francisco Saldana (Luny) and Victor Cabrera (Tunes) on their two nominations at the Latin Grammys press conference

Reggeaton production team Luny Tunes picked up two mentions, including one for Record of the Year for their work on the mega-hit "Gasolina." They are also up for Best Urban Music Album for their own release, The Kings of the Beats. Also making the double nominees list were Intocable, Ivan Lins, Sebastian Krys, José Serebrier, Molotov, Carlos Vives, Juan Luis Guerra and Circo.

Six-time BMI Latin Songwriter of the Year Estéfano took home a nomination for Best Tropical Song as co-writer of Marc Anthony's "Valió La Pena," producer/composer Gustavo Santaolalla received the coveted Producer of the Year nod, and Brazilian musical icon Gilberto Gil nabbed a Best MPB (Musica Popular Brasileira) Album mention for his Eletracústico.

Other BMI Latin Grammy nominees include Banda El Recodo De Cruz Lizárraga, Kinky, Bebo Valdés, David Sánchez, Ozomatli, Bacilos, Don Omar, Alexandre Pires, Los Horoscopos De Durango, Hybrid Tango, A.B. Quintanilla III, Elvis Crespo, Jimmy González y Grupo Mazz, Humberto Gatica and Lina Luna.

The 6th Annual Latin Grammy Awards are set for November 3 at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. The three-hour show will be broadcast live by the Univision Network from 8-11 p.m. (ET/PT), supported on radio via Univision Radio, and highlighted on the Internet by Univision Online at latingrammy.univision.com.

BMI's 2005 Latin Grammy Nominees:

3 NOMINATIONS
Juanes
Best Rock Solo Vocal Album
Mi Sangre
Best Rock Song
"Nada Valgo Sin Tu Amor"
Best Music Video
"Volverte A Ver"

JD Natasha
Best New Artist
Best Rock Solo Vocal Album
Imperfecta-Imperfect
Best Rock Song
"Lágrimas"


2 NOMINATIONS
Pepe Aguilar
Album of the Year
Diez
Best Ranchero Album
No Soy De Nadie

Cachao
Best Traditional Tropical Album
!Ahora S̰
Best Tropical Song
"Ahora Sí"

Circo
Best Alternative Music Album
En El Cielo De Tu Boca
Best Rock Song
"Un Accidente"

Chuy Flores
Album of the Year
Diez
Best Engineered Album
Diez

David Lee Garza
Best Tejano Album
Polkas, Gritos y Acordeónes
Best Tejano Album (David Lee Garza y Los Musicales)
Solo Contigo

Juan Luis Guerra
Best Tropical Song
"Las Avispas"
Best Christian Album
Para Ti

Intocable
Album of the Year
Diez
Best Norteño Album
Diez

Sebastian Krys
Album of the Year
Todo El Año
Producer of the Year

Ivan Lins
Album of the Year
Cantando Histórias
Best MPB (Musica Popular Brasileira) Album
Cantando Histórias

Luny Tunes
Record of the Year
"Gasolina"
Best Urban Music Album
The Kings of the Beats

Cruz "ck" Martínez
Best Regional Mexican Song"
"Na Na Na (Dulce Niña)
Best Engineered Album
Fuego

Molotov
Best Rock Album by a Duo or Group with Vocal
Con Todo Respeto
Best Music Video
"Amateur"

José Serebrier
Best Classical Album
Glazunov Symphony N?5/The Seasons
Best Classical Album
Rodrigo Concierto De Aranjuez/Villa Lobos: Concierto For Guitar/Ponce: Concierto Del Sur

Carlos Vives
Best Contemporary Tropical Album
El Rock De Mi Pueblo
Best Tropical Song
"Como Tú"

SINGLE NOMINATION
Bachá
Best Contemporary Tropical Album
Bachá

Bacilos
Best Pop Album by a Duo or Group with Vocal
Sinvergüenza

Banda El Recodo De Cruz Lizárraga
Best Banda Album
En vivo

Randy Brecker
Best Latin Jazz Album
The Body Acoustic

Carlos Cabral Jr.
Album of the Year
Diez

Ed Calle
Best Instrumental Album
Ed Calle Plays Santana

Jason Cano
Album of the Year
Diez

Conjunto Primavera
Best Norteño Album
Hoy Como Ayer

Josué Contreras
Best Regional Mexican Song
"Aire"

Elvis Crespo
Best Merengue Album
Saboréalo

Djavan
Best Singer/Songwriter Album
Vaidade

Oscar D'León
Best Salsa Album
Asi Soy...

Lila Downs
Best Folk Album
One Blood Una Sangre

Paquito D'Rivera
Best Classical Album
Riberas

Estéfano
Best Tropical Song
"Valió La Pena"

Javier Garza
Album of the Year
Todo El Año

René Garza
Album of the Year
Diez

Humberto Gatica
Record of the Year
"Amor Del Bueno"

Gilberto Gil
Best MPB (Musica Popular Brasileira) Album
Eletracústico

Luigi Giraldo
Best Regional Mexican Song
"Na Na Na (Dulce Niña)"

Joel Guzman
Best Tejano Album
Polkas, Gritos y Acordeónes

Hybrid Tango
Best Tango Album
Hybrid Tango

Hyde
Record of the Year
"Gasolina"

Jimmy González y Grupo Mazz
Best Tejano Album
Para Mi Gente

Kinky
Album of the Year
Diez

K-Paz De La Sierra
Best Banda Album
Pensando En Tí

La Tropa F
Best Tejano Album
Milagro

Los Horoscopos De Durango
Best Banda Album
Locos De Amor

Los Tigres Del Norte
Best Norteño Album
Directo Al Corazón

Lina Luna
Best Latin Children's Album
Lina Luna

René Martínez
Album of the Year
Diez

Freddie Martínez, Sr.
Best Regional Mexican Song
"Corazón Dormido"

Carlos I. Medina
Best Tropical Song
"Como Tú"

Luis Miguel
Best Ranchero Album
México En La Piel

Ricardo Muñoz
Album of the Year
Diez

Carlos Murgía
Record of the Year
"Duele El Amor"

Negroni's Trio
Best Latin Jazz Album
Piano/Drums/Bass

Don Omar
Best Urban Music Album
The Last Don - Live

Orishas (SACEM)
Best Urban Music Album
El Kilo

Ramón Orlando
Best Merengue Album
Generaciones

Ozomatli
Best Alternative Music Album
Street Signs

Jose Luis Pagan
Best Tropical Song
"Valió La Pena"

Alexandre Pires
Best Romantic Music Album
Alto Falante

A.B. Quin