BMI Congratulates the 2014 Latin GRAMMY Nominees

Posted in News on September 24, 2014
Photo: Latin Recording Academy

Broadcast Music, Inc. proudly applauds the nominees of this year’s Latin GRAMMY Awards, presented by the Latin Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences, in recognition of outstanding achievement in the music industry. The Latin GRAMMY Awards honor works recorded in Spanish and Portuguese and celebrates the artists’ unique contributions to Latin culture. The announcement is certainly well timed, as the nation celebrates Hispanic Heritage month from September 15–October 15.

In addition to their nominations, these BMI affiliates also carry the distinction of having their accolades shared through a rich transmedia experience. On Wednesday, September 24, 7 a.m. Eastern/4 a.m. Pacific, for the first time ever, nominations were revealed through online videos that featured Latin music fans around the world, participating in the announcement by naming their own favorites, with the social conversation continuing via the Twitter hashtag #LatinGRAMMY. 

Calle 13’s Rene Perez led the groundswell of BMI affiliate nominations, receiving nine nods, including Record of the Year for “Respira El Momento” and Album of the Year for MultiViral. Calle 13 also received two nominations in the Best Urban Song category for “Adentro” and “Cuando Los Pies Besan El Piso.” BMI President’s Award recipient Carlos Vives received six nominations, including two Record of the Year nominations for “Cuando Nos Volvamos A Encontrar” and “El Mar De Sus Ojos,” Album of the Year for Más + Corazón Profundo and Song of the Year for “Cuando Nos Volvamos A Encontrar.” Prince Royce is in the running with four nominations including Record of the Year and Song of the Year for his hit, “Darte Un Beso.” Reggaeton singer J. Balvin received three nominations, including Best Urban Music Album for La Famili, while his song, “6 a.m.” garnered two nods for Best Urban Performance and Best Urban Song. Latin music veteran and BMI special citation award recipient Santana received two nominations: Best Contemporary Pop Vocal Album for the deluxe version of Corazón and Best Long-Form Music Video for “Corazón: Live from Mexico — Live It To Believe It.” BMI President’s Award honoree Juanes earned two nominations, Best Pop/Rock Album for Loco De Amor and Best Rock Song for “Mil Pedazos.” Two affiliates who celebrate the joy of life also received nods: Wisin’s “Que Viva La Vida” Don Omar’s “Pura Vida” were both nominated for Best Urban Performance. Yandel’s album, De Líder A Leyenda was also nominated for Best Urban Music Album. Latin MC Ana Tijoux received two nominations for her collaboration with Jorge Drexler, “Universos Paralelos,” for Record of the Year and Song of the Year, while her work with André Célis for “Vengo” received a nomination for Best Urban Song.


The Latin Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences will also be honoring several BMI affiliates with exceptional careers, including Lifetime Achievement awardees Willy Chirino and Los Lobos. In addition, Juan Manuel Serrat Teresa (SGAE) was named Person of the Year, in recognition of his artistic and social accomplishments, as well as his contributions to Latin culture.

The 15th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards will be held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Thursday, November 20, airing in the U.S. on the Univision Network, 8–11 p.m. Eastern/5–8 p.m. Pacific.

Join us in congratulating all of the nominees.

Record of the Year

“Cambio De Piel”
Producer Sergio George

“Respira El Momento”
Calle 13

“Universos Paralelos”
Jorge Drexler (SGAE) featuring Ana Tijoux

“Darte Un Beso”
Prince Royce

“Llegaste Tú”
Luis Fonsi featuring Juan Luis Guerra

“Cuando Nos Volvamos A Encontrar”
Carlos Vives

“El Mar De Sus Ojos”
Carlos Vives featuring ChocQuibTown

Album of the Year

Producer Sergio George

Calle 13

Lila Downs

Mas + Corazón Profundo
Carlos Vives

Song of the Year

“A Bossa Nova É Foda”
Songwriter Caetano Veloso

“Cuando Nos Volvamos A Encontrar”
Carlos Vives
Songwriter Carlos Vives

“Darte Un Beso”
Prince Royce, Guianko Gómez

“Ojos Color Sol”
Calle 13
Songwriter Calle 13

“Universos Paralelos”
Jorge Drexler (SGAE) featuring Ana Tijoux
Songwriters Jorge Drexler (SGAE) and Ana Tijoux

Best New Artist

Periko (SESAC) and Jessi León

Juan Pablo Vega

Best Contemporary Pop Vocal Album

Corazón (Deluxe Album)

Best Urban Performance

J Balvin (SAYCO)

Calle 13

“Pura Vida”
Don Omar

“Que Viva La Vida”

Best Urban Music Album

La Familia
J Balvin (SAYCO)

Calle 13

De Líder A Leyenda

Best Urban Song

Calle 13

“Cuando Los Pies Besan El Piso”
Calle 13

J Balvin (SAYCO)
Songwriter J Balvin (SAYCO)

Ana Tijoux
Songwriters Ana Tijoux and Andre Celis

Best Rock Album

Agua Maldita

Best Pop/Rock Album

Loco De Amor

Best Rock Song

Doctor Krápula featuring Rubén Albarrán , Roco Pachukote and Moyenei Valdez
Songwriters Rubén Albarrán, Doctor Krápula, Roco Pachukote and Moyenei Valdez

“Mil Pedazos”
Songwriters Jaunes and Emmanuel Del Real

“Sin Respuesta”
Songwriters Clemente Castillo, Charly Castro and Flip Tamez

Best Alternative Song

“El Aguante”
Calle 13
Songwriters Calle 13

Best Salsa Song

“First Class To Havana”
Aymee Nuviola

Best Contemporary Tropical Album

El Color De Mi Locura…
Jorge Luis Chacín

Palo Live!

Soy El Mismo
Prince Royce

Mas + Corazón Profundo
Carlos Vives

Best Tropical Song

“Cuando Nos Volvamos A Encontrar”
Carlos Vives
Songwriter Carlos Vives

“Darte Un Beso”
Prince Royce
Songwriters Guianko Gómez and Prince Royce

Rey Ruiz
Songwriter Jorge Luis Chacin

Best Ranchero Album (Solo or Duo)

Lástima Que Sean Ajenas
Pepe Aguilar

Best Banda Album

Haciendo Historia
Banda El Recodo De Don Cruz Lizarraga

Grandes Canciones

Gracias Por Creer
La Arrolladora Banda El Limón De René Camacho

Fin De Semana
La Original Banda El Limón De Salvador Lizárraga

Best Tejano Album

Forever Mazz
Jimmy González Y Grupo Mazz

Seguimos Soñando 
Grupo Alamo

De Mi Corazón
Shelly Lares

Anthology Back In The Day
Jay Pérez

Best Norteño Album

Amor Amor
Conjunto Primavera

XX Años
El Poder Del Norte

En Tus Manos
Los Rieleros Del Norte

Por Ti

Best Song Regional Mexican

“Cuando Estas De Buenas”
Songwriter Mario Alberto Zapata

“Mirando Hacia Arriba”
Mariachi Divas De Cindy Shea
Songwiters Paulina Aguirre and Alberto “Beto” Jiménez Maeda

“Tonto Corazón”
Songwriter Afid Ferrer

Best Folk Album

Artist Lila Downs, Nina Pastori Y Soledad

Best Tango Album

In The Key of Tango
Carlos Franzetti

Hybrid Tango II

Best Latin Jazz Album

The Vigil
Chick Corea

Song For Maura
Paquito D’Rivera and Trio Corrente

3rd Element
Luistro Quintero

Best Christian Album (Spanish Language)

Sigues Siendo Dios
Marcos Witt

Best Brazilian Rock Album

La Familia 013
Charlie Brown Jr.

Best Brazilian Song (Portuguese Language)

“A Bossa Nova É Foda”
Caetano Veloso
Songwriter Caetano Veloso

Best Latin Children’s Album

Viva Kids – Volumen 1

Best Classical Album

Alma – Piano Music of Argentina
Allison Brewster Franzetti

Dvořák: Symphony No. 2–3 Slavonic Dances
Jose Serebrier

Producer of the Year

Sergio George

Best Short Form Music Video

Calle 13

La Vida Bohème

Best Long From Music Video

“El Objecto Antes Llamado Disco – La Película”
Café Tacvba

“Corazón: Live From Mexico – Live It To Believe It”

Lifetime Achievement

Willy Chirino

Los Lobos

Person of the Year

Joan Manuel Serrat (SGAE)



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