9th Latin Grammy Nominations

Latin Grammy Nominees / Nominaciones al Latin Grammy


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LOS ANGELES, Sept 10, 2008 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- The 9th Annual Latin GRAMMY(R) Awards nominations were announced today at a press conference attended by national and international media at the House of Blues Sunset Strip. Artists reading nominations this morning included Buika, Lila Downs, Flex, Kany Garcia, Esai Morales, Gustavo Santaolalla, and Ximena Sarinana. In a year that recognized an array of artists and creative professionals across numerous styles, the nominations celebrate and spotlight a unique mix of established and emerging artists. The 9th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards, set for Nov. 13 at Toyota Center in Houston, will be broadcast live on the Univision Network from 8 - 11 p.m. ET/PT (7 p.m. Central).

Cafe Tacvba leads the nominations with six; Juanes and Gustavo Santaolalla garnered five nods each; Andres Calamaro, Kany Garcia and Julieta Venegas each received four nominations; 2008 Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year Gloria Estefan, Victor Manuelle, Soraya Moraes, Ximena Sarinana, and Joan Sebastian are among those who earned three nods apiece. And a contingent of long-established artists and emerging music makers -- including Pepe Aguilar, Maria Bethania, Andrea Bocelli, Tego Calderon, Daddy Yankee, Placido Domingo, Jose Feliciano, Vicente Fernandez, Flex, Gilberto Gil, Alejandra Guzman, Los Tigres Del Norte, Gian Marco, Manu Chao, Sergio Mendes, Molotov, Ednita Nazario, Laura Pausini, Maria Rita, Olga Tanon, Tito El Bambino, Caetano Veloso, and Wisin y Yandel -- each earned nominations.
"In its ninth year, the Latin GRAMMY nominations continue to reflect a diverse and eclectic worldwide Latin music community of well-respected artists while bringing fresh new acts and trends to the forefront," said Gabriel Abaroa, President of The Latin Recording Academy(R). "With more than 5,000 entries this year, it's encouraging to see so many music makers and professionals participate in the awards process, and to see so many albums, songs, and creators getting due recognition from peers. The world will be watching on Nov. 13, and there will be much to celebrate."