BMI Congratulates its 2019 Latin GRAMMY Nominees

Posted in News on September 24, 2019
Pictured: J Balvin, Juan Luis Guerra, Camila Cabello
Pictured: J Balvin, Juan Luis Guerra, Camila Cabello

BMI Congratulates its 2019 Latin GRAMMY Nominees

Once again, BMI is exceptionally proud of its numerous affiliates who have been singled out for recognition as nominees for this year’s 20th annual Latin GRAMMY Awards.  Many BMI songwriters from the Latin community received multiple nods for Latin GRAMMY gold for their work from the past year, including Juan Luis Guerra, who is up for Best Contemporary/Tropical Fusion Album for Literal, as well as Best Tropical Song, Record Of The Year and Song Of The Year for “Kitipun.” J Balvin made a huge impression in the stakes for Best Urban Song—he’s been nominated in that category for both “Caliente” and “Con Altura.” Balvin’s collaborator on “Con Altura,” Rosalía (SGAE), is also nominated for that award, along with Record Of The Year for “Aute Couture,” Best Pop Song for “Pienso En Tu Mirá,” and both Best Contemporary Pop Vocal Album and Album Of The Year for El Mal Querer.  Camila Cabello’s “Mi Persona Favorita” is nominated for both Song Of The Year and Best Pop Song. Juanes, meanwhile, has earned nods for Record Of The Year for “La Plata” and Song Of The Year for “Querer Mejor.”

Winners will be revealed by The Latin Recording Academy on November 14, and broadcast live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Univision from 8 – 11pm ET/PT.

Best of luck to all. Below is the full list of BMI affiliates who are up for awards.

Record Of The Year:
“Ahí Ahí” — Vicente García
“Kitipun” — Juan Luis Guerra 4.40
“Querer Mejor” — Juanes Featuring Alessia Cara
“La Plata” — Juanes
“Aute Couture” — Rosalía (SGAE)
“Cobarde” — Ximena Sariñana

Album Of The Year
Vida – Luis Fonsi
El Mal Querer – Rosalía
¿Dónde Bailarán Las Niñas? – Ximena Sariñana

Song Of The Year:
“Kitipun” — Juan Luis Guerra, songwriter (Juan Luis Guerra 4.40)
“Mi Persona Favorita” — Camila Cabello, songwriter (Alejandro Sanz & Camila Cabello)
“Querer Mejor” —, Juanes, songwriter (Juanes Featuring Alessia Cara)
“Un Año” — Andrés Torres, songwriter (Sebastián Yatra Featuring Reik)

Best New Artist:
Elsa y Elmar

Best Contemporary Pop Vocal Album
El Mal Querer – Rosalía

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album
Sentimientos – Pavel Núñez

Best Pop Song:
“Mi Persona Favorita” — Camila Cabello, songwriter (Alejandro Sanz & Camila Cabello)
“Pienso En Tu Mirá” — Rosalía (SGAE), songwriter (Rosalía)

Best Urban Fusion/Performance:
“Pa’ Olvidarte (Remix)” — ChocQuibtown, Zion & Lennox, Farruko
“Otro Trago” — Sech

Best Urban Music Album:
Sueños — Sech

Best Urban Song:
“Baila Baila Baila” — Ozuna & Vicente Saavedra, songwriters (Ozuna)
“Caliente” — J Balvin, songwriter (De La Ghetto Featuring J Balvin)
“Con Altura” — J Balvin, Rosalía (SGAE), songwriters (Rosalía & J Balvin Featuring El Guincho)
“Otro Trago” — Sech, songwriter (Sech Featuring Darell)
“Pa’ Olvidarte” — ChocQuibtown, songwriters (ChocQuibTown)

Best Pop/Rock Album
Manual De Viaje A Un Lugar Lejano — Jumbo

Best Alternative Music Album:
Latinoamericana — Alex Anwandter
Norma — Mon Laferte

Best Alternative Song
“Contra Todo” — Ile, songwriter (Ile)

Best Salsa Album
Mi Luz Mayor — Eddie Palmieri

Best Cumbia/Vallenato Album
Raíces — José Gaviria & Fernando Tobon, producers (Various Artists)

Best Traditional Tropical Album:
A Journey Through Cuban Music — Aymée Nuviola

Best Contemporary/Tropical Fusion Album
Candela — Vicente Garcia
Literal — Juan Luis Guerra 4.40

Best Tropical Song
“Kitipun” — Juan Luis Guerra, songwriter (Juan Luis Guerra 4.40)
“Subiendo Y Bajando” — Bobby Allende, songwriter (8 y Más, featuring Rubén Blades)

Best Singer-Songwriter Album:
Acústica — Albita

Best Ranchero/Mariachi Album:
Indestructible — Flor De Toloache

Best Banda Album
A Través del Vaso — Banda Los Sebastianes

Best Tejano Album
Tu Príncipe - Lucky Joe
Así Me Enseñaron - David Lee Rodriquez

Best Norteño Album:
Amo — La Maquinaria Norteña

Best Regional Song
“Besos de Mezcal’ - Camilo Lara & Mireya Ramos, songwriters (Flor de Toloache)
“De Los Besos Que Te Di” - José Esparza, songwriter (Christian Nodal)
“No Te Contaron Mal’ - Edgar Barrera, songwriter (Christian Nodal)

Best Christian Album (Spanish Language)
¿Quién Contra Nosotros? — Alex Zurdo

Best Classical Album
Jorge Castro, album producer

Best Arrangement
“Mariachitlán” —  Juan Pablo Contreras, arranger (Juan Pablo Contreras, Marco Parisotto & Orquesta Filarmónica de Jalisco)

Producer of The Year:
Andres Torres
Juan Pablo Vega


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