|Shakira||Julieta Venegas||Calle 13|
The Colombian pop sensation collected five nominations in all, including Record of the Year, Best Short Form Music Video and Song of the Year -- a songwriting award -- for "La Tortura," as well as Album of the Year and Best Female Pop Vocal Album for Fijacion Oral Vol. 1. The mega-selling Spanish-language CD, which took home a Grammy for Best Latin Rock/Alternative Album earlier this year, also earned a Best Engineered Album nod for Gustavo Celis, who is himself up for three Latin Grammys.
|Ricky Martin||Gustavo Celis|
Mexican singer/songwriter Julieta Venegas (SGAE) came away with a total of four nominations and will compete against Shakira in the Record of the Year and Best Short Form Music Video categories with her song "Me Voy," and for Album of the Year with Sal y Limon, which is also up for Best Alternative Album.
|Richie Ray & Bobbie Cruz||Cesar Camargo Mariano|
Puerto Rican reggaeton duo Calle 13, made up of half-brothers Eduardo Jose Cabra and Rene Perez, won nominations for Best New Artist and Best Urban Music Album for their self-titled CD; they picked up a third nomination for Best Short Form Music Video for their song "Atrevete te te."
Taking home two nominations apiece were In�s Gaviria, Mauricio Guerrero, Luis F. Ochoa and Caf� Tacuba, who joins Venegas in the fight for the Best Alternative Album crown.
Other BMI songwriters and artists who made the Latin Grammy nominees list include Paquito D'Rivera, Pepe Aguilar, Humberto Gatica, Los Hor�scopos De Durango, Gustavo Santaolalla, Wisin y Yandel, Don Omar, A.B. Quintanilla III y Los Kumbia Kings, Graciela Beltr�n and Kike Santander, to name a few.
Latin pop singer Ricky Martin will be honored the night before the Latin Grammy ceremony (on Nov. 1) as the Latin Recording Academy's Person of the Year during a special star-studded tribute dinner and concert at the Sheraton Hotel & Towers. A portion of the evening's proceeds will benefit Martin's charitable efforts.
Also in the spotlight are Cesar Camargo Mariano and Richie Ray & Bobbie Cruz, who will each receive the 2006 Latin Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award at a special ceremony to be held Nov. 1 at New York's historical Rainbow Room.
The 7th Annual Latin Grammy Awards will be broadcast live on the Spanish-language Univision Network from 8-11 p.m. ET/PT.
BMI's 2006 Latin Grammy Nominees:
Ramon Ayala y Sus Bravos Del Norte
Banda El Recodo de Cruz Lizarraga
The Black Eyed Peas
Café De Los Maestros
John M. Falcone
Jimmy González y Grupo Mazz
Los Horóscopos De Durango
Melina León y Los Tri-O
Las 3 Divas
Little Joe y La Familia
Freddie Martinez, Sr.
Luis F. Ochoa
Freddy Piñero, Jr.
A.B. Quintanilla III y Los Kumbia Kings
Jovino Santos Neto
Servando y Florentino
Los Tigres Del Norte
René L. Toledo
Julieta Venegas (SGAE)
Wisin y Yandel
LIFETIME ACHIEVMENT AWARDS
Cesar Camargo Mariano
Richie Ray & Bobbie Cruz