Latin Grammy Nominees Announced
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:
Carlinhos Brown (SACEM)
Jimmy Gonzalez Y el Grupo Mazz
Luis F. Ochoa
A.B. Quintanilla III
Banda El Recodo
Ramon Gonzalez Mora
Los Hijos Del Sol
Jaime Y Los Chamacos
Freddy Piñero, Jr.
Ruben Ramos & The Revolution
Los Terribles Del Norte
Los Tucanes De Tijuana
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