BMI singer/songwriter Juan Luis Guerra leads the list of nominees for the 8th Annual Latin Grammy Awards, announced August 29 at a press conference held at club Mansion in Miami. The Latin Grammy ceremony will be held November 8 at Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas.
Guerra scored five nominations, including Album of the Year, Best Merengue Album, Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best Tropical Song, which has he won twice in previous years. In addition, The Latin Recording Academy has named Guerra the 2007 “Person of the Year”.
BMI songwriter/artists Ricky Martin and Calle 13 tied with four nominations each, while Shakira scored a nomination for her “Beautiful Liar” duet with Beyonce.
Martin was nominated for Album of the Year, Best Male Pop Vocal Album, Best Long Form Music Video, and Record of the Year for “Tu Recuerdo (Your Memory)”. Calle 13 received nominations for Album of the Year and Best Urban Music Album for Residente O Visitante, Best Short Form Music Video for “Hay Un Son,” and Best Urban Song for “Pal Norte”.
Additional BMI songwriter/artists nominated for Latin Grammy’s include Pepe Aguilar, Cristian Castro, Grupo Montez de Durango, Kinky, Panda, Elvis Crespo, Los Horoscopos de Durango, Ivy Queen Graciela Beltran, Oscar D’Leon and Pablo Olivares. The 8th Annual Latin Grammy Awards will be broadcast live on the Univision Network from 8 – 11 p.m. ET/PT.