Calle 13 broke records and led the BMI surge as the 2011 Latin Grammy nominations were announced last week. The Puerto Rican power duo earned an historic 10 nominations, including Album of the Year and Best Urban Music Album for Entren Los Que Quieran, as well as an Album of the Year nod for their work as producers on Shakira’s Sale El Sol; Record and Song of the Year for “Latinoamérica”; Best Urban Song for “Baile De Los Pobres”; Best Alternative Song and Best Short Form Music Video for “Calma Pueblo”; Best Tropical Song for “Vamo’ A Portarnos Mal”; and Producer of the Year.
Sebastian Krys earned three high-profile nods. His production work on Franco De Vita’s En Primera Fila resulted in an Album of the Year nomination. In the Record of the Year field, he will compete against himself: Luis Fonsi’s “Gritar” and Franco De Vita’s “Tan Solo Tú,” featuring Alejandra Guzmán, were both tapped and both produced by Krys.
With three nominations overall, Ricky Martin will also compete in the Record of the Year category, thanks to his “Lo Mejor De Mi Vida Eres Tú,” which is also up for Song of the Year. Shakira, Paquito D’Rivera and Maná each garnered three nominations as well.
BMI legends, crossover kings and new format leaders make up the list of double nominees, which includes Don Omar, Alex, Jorge y Lena, Los Tigres Del Norte, Pitbull, Sie7e, David Cabrera, Caetano Veloso and Wisin y Yandel.
The 12th Annual Latin Grammy Awards are slated for November 10 and will be broadcast live on the Univision Network from the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas. For more information, visit www.latingrammy.com.