The Latin Recording Academy® names Aline Bispo Official Artist for the 24th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards®

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The Latin Recording Academy® names Aline Bispo Official Artist for the 24th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards®

Latin GRAMMYs/Oct 12, 2023 - 12:00 PM

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MIAMI (OCTOBER 12, 2023) - The Latin Recording Academy® has announced that Aline Bispo has been selected as the official artist of the 24th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards®.

Bispo had a definitive creative vision when creating the artwork for this year’s Latin GRAMMY Awards. In the process of shaping this mosaic, Bispo combined central themes of her culture through female figures, elements of nature and symbols that represent and refer to her homeland of Brazil. This vibrant and colorful work was created in just two weeks using the graphite technique, which was digitized upon completion.

“This art for the Latin GRAMMYs was conceived and produced with a lot of love,” Bispo said. “Just as music conveys many feelings, I would like for people to feel that from the elements in my work. It’s a work that stimulates people in the same way music does.”

“Aline is a passionate and gifted artist whose murals beautify cities in her native Brazil, reminding us that music and visual arts lift spirits, crossing cultures and frontiers. We are deeply grateful to her for this invaluable contribution to The Latin Academy”, said Manuel Abud, CEO, The Latin Recording Academy.

Born in São Paulo, Bispo is a visual artist, illustrator and curator who creates illustrations in which religious icons meet elements of nature and political symbols. Bispo’s brushstrokes sustain the colored surfaces that mark her graphic compositions. Using a variety of materials and surfaces, the artist aims not to limit herself, but rather to transform Brazilian cultural imagery.

The 24th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards will be broadcast from the Conference and Exhibition Centre (FIBES) in Sevilla (Andalucía), Spain, on Thursday, Nov. 16, 2023, on Univision, UniMás, and Galavisión in the U.S. and on Radio Televisión Española (RTVE) in Spain. Additional international broadcasting partners will be announced soon.

Since 2001, The Latin Recording Academy has selected a Spanish or Portuguese language-speaking visual artist to visually convey the importance of music in Latin culture, bridging the gap between these two art forms. Ms. Bispo becomes the 24th visual artist to do so, joining a long-standing tradition shaped by internationally acclaimed visual artists. The use of 24th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards artwork requires express written permission from The Latin Recording Academy. Send requests to Communications.LatinAcademy@grammy.com.

For the latest news, visit the official Latin Recording Academy site at LatinGRAMMY.com. Follow us on Facebook (LatinGRAMMYs), X (@LatinGRAMMYs) or Instagram (@LatinGRAMMYs), and use #LatinGRAMMY on all popular social media platforms.

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ABOUT THE LATIN RECORDING ACADEMY:
The Latin Recording Academy® is an international nonprofit dedicated to nurturing, celebrating, honoring and elevating Latin music and its creators. Established as the global authority on Latin music, the membership-based organization composed of music professionals, produces the annual Latin GRAMMY Awards®, The Biggest Night in Latin Music®, which honors excellence in the recording arts and sciences, in addition to providing educational and outreach programs for the music community through its Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation®. For more information, please visit LatinGRAMMY.com.

The Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation announces The 2024 Sebastián Yatra Scholarship

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The Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation announces The 2024 Sebastián Yatra Scholarship

Latin GRAMMYs/Dec 14, 2023 - 02:00 PM

Four-year scholarship providing up to $200,000 in financial aid towards a bachelor's degree at Berklee College of Music and 43 additional scholarships are available to music students with financial limitations

Deadline to Apply: April 10, 2024

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MIAMI (DECEMBER 14, 2023) — The Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation® announced that Latin GRAMMY® winning singer-songwriter Sebastián Yatra will sponsor its prestigious Prodigy Scholarship toward a bachelor’s degree at Berklee College of Music for the 2024 fall semester.

The Foundation's scholarship provides up to $200,000 in financial aid for music students in need. Created nine years ago, it has been co-sponsored by iconic Latin music creators including: Nicky Jam (2023), Sofia Carson (2022), Juanes (2021), Julio Iglesias (2020), Emilio and Gloria Estefan (2019), Carlos Vives (2018), Miguel Bosé (2017), Juan Luis Guerra (2016), and Enrique Iglesias (2015).

“Joining the Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation for their annual Prodigy Scholarship is beautiful because I’m part of something that I would’ve wished for as a young kid. One of my big dreams was to study music at Berklee and although my career took a different path which I’m super grateful for, I would’ve loved to have that kind of preparation and knowledge,” said Sebastián Yatra. “I hope that the person who gets this opportunity takes full advantage of the scholarship and enjoys it to the max. I’ll be looking out for applicants that share a lot of heart and sincerity in their art.”

The scholarship announcement comes as a follow-up to the artist’s role as host during the 24th Annual Latin GRAMMYs where he both performed and shared on-air about his enthusiasm for the Foundation, inviting the world to join in and support Latin music education. The Colombian American artist first joined forces with the Foundation in 2019 for Latin GRAMMY In The Schools™ in Miami – an educational experience for middle school and high school music students to learn about the industry from talented Latin artists and music professionals.

Additionally, Gibson Gives – Gibson's philanthropic arm – will sponsor three Tuition Assistance Scholarships of up to $10,000 each, for students pursuing a music education with electric or acoustic guitar as their principal instrument.

Applications for all 44 scholarships available in 2024 are now open and available to music students between the ages of 17 and 25. The additional 43 scholarships available in addition to the Sebastián Yatra Scholarship are as follows:

  • Three (3) Gifted Tuition Scholarships of up to $100,000 each will be awarded to students to cover tuition costs towards a four-year bachelor's degree in music starting in fall 2023 at the university of their choice.

  • Three (3) Gibson Gives Tuition Assistance Scholarships of up to $10,000 each will be awarded to students pursuing a music education with electric or acoustic guitar as their principal instrument. This is a one-time award that will cover tuition costs over one year (fall 2024 and spring 2025 semesters) and includes a Gibson guitar.

  • Thirty Seven (37) Tuition Assistance Scholarships of up to $10,000 each will be awarded to students pursuing a degree in music. This is a one-time award that will cover tuition costs over one year (fall 2024 and spring 2025 semesters).

To date, the Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation® has awarded 383 scholarships, investing $7.6 million over the last nine years.

“Our scholarships provide more than just funds for college tuition,” said Raquel “Rocky” Egusquiza, Executive Director of the Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation®. “The ongoing support we receive from artists such as Sebastián Yatra and our generous sponsors allows us to take it a step further and create meaningful educational and mentoring opportunities for the next generation of Latin music creators.”

The Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation® is accepting applications for all 2024 scholarships from Dec. 14, 2023, to April 10, 2024 at 11:59 p.m. EDT. Click here to review 2024 guidelines and apply. The application includes two audition videos, two letters of recommendation, two essays, and an acceptance letter from an accredited university. Materials can be submitted in English, Spanish or Portuguese.

For information and the latest news, please visit the official Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation website at: www.latingrammyculturalfoundation.org

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ABOUT THE LATIN GRAMMY CULTURAL FOUNDATION:

The Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation® is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization established by The Latin Recording Academy® in 2014 with the vision of becoming a global champion of music education and empowering communities through Latin music and culture. The Foundation provides educational opportunities through scholarships, education programs and grants that advance Latin music and celebrate its rich cultural heritage, and to date has donated more than $9.3 million with the support of The Latin Recording Academy’s members, artists, corporate sponsors and other generous donors. For additional information, or to make a donation, please visit latingrammyculturalfoundation.org, or our Facebook page. And follow us @latingrammyfdn on X and Instagram, and at Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation on Facebook.

ABOUT SEBASTIÁN YATRA:

Sebastián Yatra is a leading force in Latin music today. The Colombian-born singer-songwriter has shown there's no limit to his artistry and composition through his hits that explore sounds spanning the Latin genre, including pop, urban, and traditional music influences. Since launching with his debut album Mantra in 2018, Yatra's songs have amassed over 37 billion combined streams across all digital music platforms and 26 RIAA certifications. In 2022, he won two Latin GRAMMY awards, including Best Pop Vocal Album for his third LP Dharma. That same year, "Dos Oruguitas," the song Yatra performed for the Disney movie Encanto, was nominated for an Academy Award and saw him perform the RIAA Platinum single on the Oscar’s stage. In February, Dharma was also nominated for Best Latin Pop Album at the 2023 GRAMMY Awards. Yatra is currently working on his fourth album. His recent hits include "Energía Bacana” which he performed at the Latin GRAMMYs as a co-host this year and "VAGABUNDO," which is certified Latin Platinum in the US. The chart-topping talent has collaborated with a variety of peers including John Legend, Rita Wilson, the Jonas Brothers, Michael Bublé, Ricky Martin, Carlos Vives, Myke Towers, Manuel Turizo, among others.

About Gibson Gives:

For over 130 years, the iconic and leading American instrument brand Gibson has been shaping sound across generations and genres. Gibson, and its charitable arm Gibson Gives believe in the power of music, and that getting instruments into the hands of those with a desire to make music is a life-changing event. Gibson Gives--a 501(c)(3) is committed to making the world a better place by supporting non-profit organizations and programs in their efforts to advance musicians, youth-focused education, music, health, and wellness initiatives. 100% of all donations to and from Gibson Gives go towards giving the gift of music. In the last three years, Gibson Gives has raised over $4.5 million dollars and enabled $46 million in funding for key organizations through product donations and meaningful giving worldwide. For more information, visit: www.gibsongives.org.

MEDIA CONTACTS:

The Latin Recording Academy

Nathalie Alberto

Nathalie.Alberto@grammy.com

Mireya Ramos joins Latin Grammy in The Schools™ Program to benefit J.C. Harmon High School in Kansas City

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Mireya Ramos joins Latin Grammy in The Schools™ Program to benefit J.C. Harmon High School in Kansas City

Latin GRAMMYs/Dec 05, 2023 - 04:00 PM

The Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation® and Ford Motor Company Fund joined forces, for a record 28th time, to offer a live educational program and musical instrument donation

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KANSAS CITY, KS (DECEMBER 5, 2023) — The Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation®, in partnership with Latin GRAMMY® winner and founder of the all-woman mariachi band Flor de Toloache Mireya Ramos and Ford Motor Company Fund, the philanthropic arm of Ford Motor Company, invested $40,000 as part of an educational experience that included a donation of musical instruments to J.C. Harmon High School in Kansas City.

This investment in music education marks the 28th time that Ford Motor Company supports a Latin GRAMMY In The Schools™ educational program. The program featured a conversation and performance with vocalist and composer Mireya Ramos, along with a Q&A session with students moderated by acclaimed journalist Irasema Torres.

“I am truly honored and grateful to the Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation for inviting me to be a representative of their generous initiative,” said Mireya Ramos. “"We hope that through the gift of these instruments, each student experiences the freedom to dream and create."

The music programs at J.C. Harmon serve underprivileged communities with limited access to resources. In order to continue growing the program and impacting students’ music education, instruments coupled with educational experiences are needed. The school will use these instruments to replace outdated ones that are no longer functional. The music programs at J.C. Harmon consist of six different wind and brass ensembles, three string ensembles, and four different choral ensembles and a mariachi ensemble.

"We are so grateful to receive this donation of instruments! Our students are thankful that foundations like the Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation exist to support and uplift our underserved communities,” said Weston Cook, Director of Bands at J.C. Harmon High School in Kansas City, Kansas. “The instruments that were graciously donated will be used for the entire music department.”

“As we celebrate the 28th Latin GRAMMY In The Schools with Ford Motor Company Fund, we are grateful for their ongoing partnership, as well as the continued support from artists such as Mireya who join our effort to support the next generation of Latin music creators through unique educational experiences that teach them about the music industry,” said Raquel “Rocky” Egusquiza, Executive Director of the Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation®.

Since the beginning of the Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation®'s partnership with Ford Motor Company Fund in 2014, the program has benefited schools in U.S. cities such as Aransas Pass, Dallas, Detroit, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Chicago, Miami, New York and San Antonio; as well as internationally in Buenos Aires, Argentina; Mexico City, Mexico; Arecibo, Humacao, Yauco, San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Latin GRAMMY In The Schools™ is an educational program that informs and connects music students with professionals in the Latin music industry and supports educational music departments that have financial limitations. The Foundation invites artists and professional musicians to visit middle and high schools, or music education institutions to share their personal stories and experiences with students that highlight the effort it takes to overcome career obstacles. The goal is for students to learn to optimize the educational opportunities presented to them, giving them an advantage and strong academic preparation to be able to compete in the music industry.

Previous artists who have participated in the program include: Ángela Aguilar, David Bisbal, Marilina Bertoldi, Miguel Bosé, Calle 13, Pedro Capó, Camilo, Chino & Nacho, Chiquis, Luis Coronel, Silvestre Dangond, Joss Favela, Fonseca, Luis Fonsi, El Fantasma, Becky G, Karol G, Kany García, Gente de Zona, Leslie Grace, Carlos Jean, Jesse & Joy, Natalia Lafourcade, Poncho Lizárraga, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Mau y Ricky, Claudia Montero, Ednita Nazario, Christian Nodal, Laura Pausini, Ángel "Cucco" Peña, Prince Royce, Gilberto Santa Rosa, Olga Tañón, Thalía, Christian Serratos, Diego Torres, Carlos Vives, Wisin, and Sebastián Yatra.

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ABOUT MIREYA RAMOS:

Mireya Ramos is a Latin GRAMMY® winning and GRAMMY® nominee vocalist, musician, composer, producer, arranger and founder of Flor de Toloache – New York’s only all women mariachi. Mireya embodies all of her musical influences whether classical, mariachi, salsa, merengue or hip-hop, always creating a unique and refreshing sound. Her versatility, natural improvisational skills and beautiful tone has made her one of the top Latin artists in New York City. She is currently promoting her album featuring the Poor Choices, “Sin Fronteras”. Throughout the album, the musicians deftly blend ranchera and country, sprinkling in pop, jazz, and R&B along the way.

ABOUT THE LATIN GRAMMY CULTURAL FOUNDATION:

The Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation® is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization established by The Latin Recording Academy® in 2014 with the vision of becoming a global champion of music education and empowering communities through Latin music and culture. The Foundation provides educational opportunities through scholarships, education programs and grants that advance Latin music and celebrate its rich cultural heritage, and to date has donated more than $9.3 million with the support of The Latin Recording Academy’s members, artists, corporate sponsors and other generous donors. For additional information, or to make a donation, please visit latingrammyculturalfoundation.org or our Facebook page. And follow us @latingrammyfdn on X and Instagram, and at Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation on Facebook.

About Ford Motor Company Fund:

As the global philanthropic arm of Ford Motor Company, Ford Fund focuses on providing access to essential services, education for the future of work and entrepreneurship opportunities for under-resourced and underrepresented communities. Ford Fund’s partnerships and programming are designed to be responsive to unique community needs, ensuring people have equitable opportunities to move forward. Harnessing Ford’s scale, resources and mobility expertise, Ford Fund drives meaningful impact through grantmaking, Ford Resource and Engagement Centers and employee volunteerism. For more information, visit fordfund.org or join us at @FordFund on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

MEDIA CONTACT:

The Latin Recording Academy

Nathalie Alberto

Nathalie.Alberto@grammy.com

J.C. Harmon High School

Markl Johnson

Markl.johnson@kckps.org

TelevisaUnivision and The Latin Recording Academy® unveil Official Sponsors for the 24th Annual Latin Grammy Awards®

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TelevisaUnivision and The Latin Recording Academy® unveil Official Sponsors for the 24th Annual Latin Grammy Awards®

Latin GRAMMYs/Nov 14, 2023 - 03:00 PM

More Than 15 Brands Gather to Celebrate The Biggest Night in Latin Music® Airing on Univision, UniMás, and Galavisión on Thursday, November 16 at 8 p.m. ET/PT

MIAMI (NOVEMBER 14, 2023) – TelevisaUnivision, the world’s leading Spanish-language media and content company, and The Latin Recording Academy® today announced the complete lineup of sponsors for the 24th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards® uniting to celebrate The Biggest Night in Latin Music®. This year’s extensive group of partners enlisted by The Latin Recording Academy include Andalucía, Bulova, El Corte Inglés, Frontera, Fundador, Iberia, INFINITI, iryo, Lanjarón, Mastercard, Sevilla, Uber, Viñas Familia Gil, Walmart and YSL, as well as first time TelevisaUnivision sponsors Ally Financial, Lionsgate, Shark Beauty and Ulta Beauty and returning sponsors INFINITI and Walmart. The Latin GRAMMY Awards will air on Univision, UniMás, and Galavisión on Thursday, November 16, at 8 p.m. ET/PT (7 p.m. CT).

“We are so excited to welcome this year’s sponsors to the Latin GRAMMYs, bringing engaging, exciting and unique activations to our audience,” said John Kozack, Executive Vice President of Multimedia Sales at TelevisaUnivision. “With Latin music holding the attention of millions around the world, what better stage than The Biggest Night in Latin Music for our partners to build meaningful and impactful connections with the Hispanic community.”

“The response from marketers to this year’s historic Latin GRAMMYs has been phenomenal. We are thrilled to partner with leading and emblematic brands to celebrate the biggest week and The Biggest Night in Latin Music, “said Enrique Perez, Head of Partnerships and Client Solutions at The Latin Recording Academy. “It’s exciting to see how all of our partners are activating their Latin GRAMMY sponsorship in innovative ways to connect with consumers and Latin music fans in Spain, the U.S. and Latin America.”

Official sponsors for the 24th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards include:

Ally Financial joins the Latin GRAMMYs as an official digital sponsor to present Siempre tu Aliado, a social-first series that showcases rising Latinos in the music industry who are celebrating richness found in being de aqui y de allá. The three-part series tells the story of Valentina García, aka DJ VryWvy, a bilingual and bicultural self-taught DJ making waves in her community with a little help from a great ally.

Bulova is the official timepiece and jewelry partner of the Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards. Now in its eighth year of partnership, the brand is the official sponsor of the Nominations Reception, Person of the Year Gala and the 24th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards. Bulova is partnering with The Latin Recording Academy to gift all first-time Latin GRAMMY winner’s special edition watches, personalized with engraving, to commemorate the milestone – an annual gifting initiative that started in 2019. Bulova is also a proud sponsor of Primeras Veces, the Best New Artist Digital Series, which features a special interview and performance by 2023 Best New Artist Nominees and a special look at their Latin GRAMMY Edition Bulova watch.

The Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport of the Regional Government of Andalucia, with co-financing from European funds, joins as institutional presenting partner, kicking off a three-year partnership with The Latin Recording Academy. The inaugural year of this partnership includes Latin GRAMMY Sessions: Flamenco, Latin GRAMMY Sessions: Urbano, Latin GRAMMY in the Schools and during Latin GRAMMY week a presenting sponsorship of the Nominee Reception, Leading Ladies of Entertainment, Person of the Year Gala and Premiere as well as the official sponsor of Best New Artist Showcase, Special Awards and the 24th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards® Official Party.

El Corte Inglés is the official retail sponsor of the 24th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards in Spain, in addition to sponsoring the Nominee Reception and Person of the Year Award, and the presenting sponsor of Leading Ladies of Entertainment. From October 6 to November 16, 2023 El Corte Inglés launched a traveling exhibition in various cities throughout Spain including Malaga, Madrid, Barcelona and Sevilla, where iconic items can be seen in their display windows including the renowned Latin GRAMMY gramophone and memorabilia from previous Latin GRAMMY winners. Additionally, during this time, they have also launched pop-up corners in ten of their locations (cities include Madrid, Valencia, Barcelona, Canarias, Málaga and Sevilla) featuring limited edition merchandise through the end of November.

Frontera Wines returns for the fourth consecutive year as the official wine sponsor of the Latin GRAMMY Awards and will be offering a series of special promotions available at various points of sale across the U.S.

Fundador comes on board as the first official Spanish brandy sponsor, providing and serving brandy and whiskey across all Latin GRAMMY week events. The brand serves as official sponsor of the Nominee Reception, Person of the Year Gala, Official Latin GRAMMY Party, and the 24th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards.

Iberia is the official airline sponsor of the 24th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards. During Latin GRAMMY Week, the Spanish airline is providing flights to members of The Latin Recording Academy and offering event attendees a special discount code on routes that connect the Americas with the Andalusian capital. Furthermore, in the Premium Lounge Velázquez de Iberia at Madrid-Barajas International Airport, travelers who journey through Iberia’s VIP Lounge can check out a photo gallery featuring past Latin GRAMMY winners. Iberia will serve as the Official Sponsor of the Nominee Reception, Person of the Year, and the 24th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards as well as presenting sponsor of the Premiere Ceremony. The brand will also be present in the talent gift lounge.

INFINITI returns for the second consecutive year as an official digital sponsor in the automotive category. Viewers will get the opportunity to follow the story of Latin GRAMMY nominated singer/songwriter Debi Nova through a custom social docu-series highlighting the hard work and dedication that has gotten her to where she is today.

iryo is the official train sponsor of the 24th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards. The first Spanish high speed train operator is offering guests traveling to Latin GRAMMY Week a special discount code. Iryo will serve as official sponsors of the Nominee Reception, Person of The Year and the 24th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards as well as presenting Sponsor of Premiere Ceremony.

Lanjarón is the official bottled water sponsor of the 24th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards in Spain. To celebrate the Latin GRAMMYs, the mineral water brand from Andalucía has created a limited edition of bottles for the week’s most select events. Lanjarón will also be present on the red carpet and will be serving signature cocktails made with sparkling water to all artists and VIP guests at the Official Celebration. To celebrate Andalucía’s extraordinary origins, it is inviting the duo Mëstiza DJ, who will put on a very special performance for all guests. Lanjarón celebrates its origins in Andalucía and also works hard to preserve it. That’s why it will be collecting and recycling plastic bottles at events throughout the week as part of its sustainability program and commitment.

Lionsgate becomes a first-time official sponsor at this year's Latin GRAMMYs with a 360 campaign for the promotion of the studio’s highly anticipated upcoming movie The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes. Latin music fans will virtually travel to Sevilla with creator Mariangela to sing one of the new film's centerpiece songs, "The Hanging Tree" in the streets of Sevilla, Ole style! In addition, the creator will also show viewers how she gets ready for the Latin GRAMMYs as she finds herself on a quest to find the perfect Hunger Games-inspired dress for the red carpet, which will be revealed live on social and on linear TV during the Noche de Estrellas pre-show.

For its seventh consecutive year as a global sponsor, Mastercard returns as the official payment sponsor for the 24th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards and sponsor of Nominations Reception, Person of the Year and the Official Celebration. For the second year in a row, Mastercard is presenting sponsor of the Best New Artist Showcase, after having Best New Artist tour stops in Mexico and Brazil. The BNA Showcase will feature performances from all 2023 Best New Artist Award nominees reinforcing Mastercard’s commitment to emerging artists. Mastercard will also bring back for the second year in a row a one-of-a-kind Fellowship Program with The Latin Recording Academy where Latin GRAMMY nominated artists will benefit from a financial opportunity to attend the Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards and enjoy a VIP Mastercard Hospitality experience, while documenting their journey for Latin music fans and aspiring musicians to enjoy across social media. Artists will also participate in the first edition of Mastercard’s Artists Accelerator Program for Latin America which extends support to selected talent, providing tools that serve to grow their music careers such as Web3, Diseño de Imagen, Emprendimiento Musical, among others.

Ayuntamiento de Sevilla is the host city and institutional sponsor for the 24th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards and Latin GRAMMY Week events. The city will provide access to historic landmarks during Latin GRAMMY Week events, creating a one-of-a-kind setting from events held throughout the week with venues including the Real Alcazar, Centro Cultural Magallanes, Casa Pilatos, and Palacio de Congresos y Exposiciones (FIBES), the site for the 2023 Person of the Year event and the 24th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards.

For the first time ever, Shark Beauty™ joins the Latin GRAMMYs as an official digital sponsor in the United States and Gifting Lounge partner. Together, TelevisaUnivision and Shark Beauty™ will empower Latinas to lead the next chapter in beauty with their "Looks Icónicos at the Latin GRAMMYs." Shark Beauty™ will have a Hair Glam Station at the Latin GRAMMYs Gifting Lounge where guests will have their hair professionally styled using the Shark FlexStyle® and receive this amazing hair tool as a gift. Then on the big night, audiences will join Karla de La Torre's journey to "Get Ready,” with the help of Shark FlexStyle® and the all-new Shark® SmoothStyle™ and be part of her glamorous final look reveal on the Latin GRAMMYs red carpet.

Uber will serve as the official mobility sponsor for the 24th Annual Latin GRAMMYs. Uber will be transporting artists and VIP guests to events and red carpets in a luxury fleet, in addition to the participating talent for the BNA Showcase and 2023 Person of the Year Gala. Attendees will have access to a special promo code for discounted rides in one of Uber’s Latin GRAMMY-branded vehicles that have already hit the streets of Sevilla. In addition, Uber will launch a talent campaign where a branded Hummer will surprise lucky riders throughout Sevilla with the opportunity to participate in a carpool karaoke with a special guest artist for the chance to win tickets to the 24th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards. Uber serves as the official sponsor of Nominee Reception, Best New Artist Showcase, 2023 Person of the Year, and the 24th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards.

Ulta Beauty joins as an official digital sponsor of the 24th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards for the first time in the United States. With a focus on the glamorous moments of the night, Ulta Beauty is connecting with social fans by showcasing celeb-worthy beauty tricks and tips inspired by trends as seen exclusively on the Latin GRAMMY red carpet.

Viñas Familia Gil joins as the first official Spanish wine sponsor in Spain and Latin America for the 24th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards. With 11 family bodegas, Juan Gil, Rosario Vera, Shaya, Tridente, Atalaya, Morca, Ateca, Can Blau, El Nido, Lagar da Condesa, and LLicorella Vins will serve wines at all Latin GRAMMY Week events as well as sponsor the Talent Gift Lounge and Leading Ladies of Entertainment.

For the 14th consecutive year, Walmart – the longest running sponsor of the Latin GRAMMY Awards, will team up with TelevisaUnivision and The Latin Recording Academy to kick off the holiday celebrations at the 24th Annual Latin GRAMMY awards. Amplifying Walmart’s “Welcome to Your Walmart” messaging, the campaign positions Walmart as the solution to outsmarting the holiday hustle to do more of what you love. Through custom content, including an original Spanish-language jingle, top Latin artist and talent, consumers will have the chance to add products directly to their Walmart carts through shoppable content across social, ViX streaming, and linear platforms.

YSL is the official make-up and fragrance sponsor, providing full glam for artists attending sponsored events, in addition to providing retouching stations backstage during the 24th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards. YSL will collaborate with Uber to provide customers with sample fragrances during their rides, and host a contest for their customers for the opportunity to win two backstage day passes to the Latin GRAMMY Awards. YSL is also the official sponsor of Leading Ladies in Entertainment, Best New Artist Showcase and Person of the Year Gala.

As the leading Spanish-language broadcast network in the United States, Univision has been home to the Latin GRAMMYs for over a decade. To learn more about Univision, visit univision.com.

For more information on the 24th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards, visit the official Latin Recording Academy site at LatinGRAMMY.com as well as its official home on Facebook (LatinGRAMMYs), Twitter (@LatinGRAMMYs) and Instagram (@LatinGRAMMYs). Please see #LatinGRAMMY for all content across social media platforms.

ABOUT TELEVISAUNIVISION

TelevisaUnivision is the world’s leading Spanish-language media company. Powered by the largest library of owned Spanish-language content and a prolific production capability, TelevisaUnivision is the top producer of original content in Spanish across news, sports and entertainment verticals. This original content powers all of TelevisaUnivision’s platforms, which include market-leading broadcast networks Univision, Las Estrellas, Canal 5 and UniMás, and a portfolio of 38 cable networks, which include TUDN, Galavisión, Distrito Comedia and TL Novelas. The company also operates the leading Mexican movie studio, Videocine, and owns and operates the largest Spanish-language audio platform in the U.S. across 35 terrestrial stations and the Uforia digital platform. TelevisaUnivision is also the owner of ViX, the largest Spanish-language streaming platform in the world. For more information, please visit televisaunivision.com.

ABOUT THE LATIN RECORDING ACADEMY

The Latin Recording Academy® is an international nonprofit dedicated to nurturing, celebrating, honoring and elevating Latin music and its creators. Established as the global authority on Latin music, the membership-based organization composed of music professionals produces the annual Latin GRAMMY Awards, The Biggest Night in Latin Music®, which honors excellence in the recording arts and sciences, in addition to providing educational and outreach programs for the music community through its Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation®. For more information, please visit LatinGRAMMY.com.

MEDIA CONTACTS

TelevisaUnivision

Anna Negrón, Director of Corporate Communications: anegron@univision.net

Laura Paez, Senior Manager, Communications PR and Content Publicity: Lpaez@televisaunivision.com

The Latin Recording Academy

Nathalie Alberto, Communications Director, The Latin Recording Academy:

Nathalie.Alberto@grammy.com

Learn about the nominees for Song of the Year of the 24th Latin GRAMMY® Award

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Learn about the nominees for Song of the Year of the 24th Latin GRAMMY® Award

Latin GRAMMYs/Nov 12, 2023 - 07:00 AM

SONG OF THE YEAR

“Acróstico”

Kevyn Mauricio Cruz Moreno, L.E.X.V.Z, Luis Fernando Ochoa & Shakira, songwriters (Shakira)

“Acróstico” is a heartfelt love letter from Colombian pop queen Shakira to her young sons Milan and Sasha in the wake of her split with their father Gerard Piqué. It’s a piano-based power pop ballad featuring her kids’ sweet vocals, with vulnerable lyrics describing the strength their love gives her. Shakira co-wrote the song with a gold-star Colombian team: Kevyn Mauricio Cruz Moreno and L.E.X.V.Z, of La Crème collective, and long-time collaborator Luis Fernando Ochoa, with whom she first worked in 1995 on the iconic record Pies Descalzos. Shakira set a record as the first woman to have three nominations in the Song Of The Year category and has seven total nods this year. (Ana Monroy Yglesias)

“Amigos”

Pablo Alborán & Maria Becerra, songwriters (Pablo Alborán featuring Maria Becerra)

Pablo Alborán showed a different side to his pop artistry with “Amigos.” The Spanish singer/songwriter teamed with Argentine star Maria Becerra for the standout song from his La Cu4rta Hoja album, which celebrates the power of friendship. Flamenco influences from Alborán’s home country collide with the reggaeton beats that soundtrack most of Becerra’s past hits. While most Urbano-infused songs these days can feature a full team of songwriters, the magic of “Amigos'' solely relies on the lyrics of Alborán and Becerra, who recommend a fun night out with friends as a remedy for life’s dark moments. (Lucas Villa)

“De Todas Las Flores”

Natalia Lafourcade, songwriter (Natalia Lafourcade)

“De Todas Las Flores,” the title-track off Natalia Lafourcade’s first album of entirely new material since 2015’s Latin GRAMMY winning Hasta La Raiz, was written in 2018 during a painful breakup. Lafourcade, one of Mexico’s leading songstresses, shared on social media that initially the relationship was filled “with passion and fireworks, then deteriorated into agony and self-destruction.” Against the backdrop of a breezy bossa nova groove, lush bolero harmonization, and ruminating piano lines, “De Todas Las Flores” is steeped in nostalgia and melancholy one moment just as it organically re-emerges around themes of rebirth and renewal the next. Straddling the dualities of heartache and hope comes naturally to Lafourcade, whose vocal dexterity and range — from warm, jazz-infused undertones to soaring soprano flights — imprint the song with a cinematic quality that seems suspended between mourning the past and embracing the present. (Lissette Corsa)

“Ella Baila Sola”

Pedro Julián Tovar Oceguera, songwriter (Eslabon Armado, Peso Pluma)

On the heels of the global success of “El Belicón,” the song that catapulted the Sinaloa native Peso Pluma, “Ella Baila Sola” bursts onto the scene, a corrido tumbado penned by the singer/songwriter Pedro Julián Tovar Oceguera, lead vocalist of the band Eslabon Armado. “Ella Baila Sola” quickly positioned itself as first among firsts. With nearly 1 billion streams, it was Spotify’s most-streamed song of the summer globally, and the first regional Mexican song to reach the Top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100. “Ella Baila Sola” has undoubtedly made the regional Mexican genre an essential part of the robust growth of Latin music in 2023. (Néstor Díaz de Villegas)

“NASA”

Édgar Barrera, Camilo & Alejandro Sanz, songwriters (Camilo & Alejandro Sanz)

The songwriter, composer and producer Édgar Barrera once again propels us to the edge of his musical cosmos with “NASA”, a theme not often found in pop songs, that presents the man asking for forgiveness when he realizes the betrayal he suspected is non-existent. With a sweet and tortured plea, Barrera brings the sensibility of his listeners to the point of tenderness when they hear the beat of the arpeggio in the rhythmic ballad: “I’m sorry for thinking things that aren’t/Before you, my heart was turned to shit/I don’t want our future destroyed by my past…”. “NASA” is yet another of the thousands of ways that this great composer, along with the talents of Camilo and Alejandro Sanz, takes us into his universe, hanging on every verse he composes. (Ana Santiago)

“Ojos Marrones”

Luis Jiménez, Lasso & Augustín Zubillaga, songwriters (Lasso)

“Ojos Marrones” is perhaps the catchiest ode to brown-eyed girls since Van Morrison sang their praises back in the ’60s. Since it first went viral on TikTok in the summer of 2022, the song has taken Venezuelan singer/songwriter Lasso on a whirlwind of fame. But beyond its infectious chorus and vocal charisma, there’s a universal quality about the song’s message: even a perfect date doesn’t compare to a flawed soulmate. As Lasso confessed in an interview recently, “The fact that you’re trying to forget an \[ex\] by dating someone new, but there are times that you can’t forget them — I feel that there’s something very human about \[that\].” And really, is there anything more human than listening to your heart above everything else? (Andrew Casillas)

“Shakira: Bzrp Music Sessions, Vol. 53”

Santiago Alvarado, Bizarrap, Kevyn Mauricio Cruz Moreno, Shakira & ZECCA, songwriters (Bizarrap featuring Shakira)

In the electropop track “Shakira: Bzrp Music Sessions, Vol. 53,” the songwriters’ explicit and unapologetic storytelling marks a significant departure from the usual veiled references in breakup songs. The 11-time Latin GRAMMY winner provides intimate details of her highly publicized breakup with Spanish soccer star Gerard Piqué, leaving no room for ambiguity by naming names and addressing personal drama head-on. With lines like “Women don’t cry anymore, women cash in”, the self-proclaimed “She Wolf” pens a new manifesto of female empowerment, challenging the prevalent double standards imposed on women in the music industry. “…Vol. 53”’s directness and willingness to confront tabloid-fueled gossip set it apart, making it a fearless and compelling exploration of love and loss in the public eye. (Isabela Raygoza)

“Si Tú Me Quieres”

Fonseca, Yadam González & Yoel Henríquez, songwriters (Fonseca & Juan Luis Guerra)

Yadam González and Fonseca, who together with Omar Alfanno won Best Tropical Song at the 17th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards in 2016, partner this time with Yoel Henríquez on the song “Si Tú Me Quieres,” a fusion of tropical styles that brings together Fonseca’s vallenato and Juan Luis Guerra's bachata in a surprising mix that exceeds the sum of its parts. Dominican popular music and urban pop are skillfully harmonized in a piece tailored for the stellar twosome. With this single, the team of musicians and composers offer a new generation of fans the opportunity to consider the artistic legacy of Juan Luis Guerra, a maestro who has contributed decisively to expanding the frontiers of Latin American music. (Néstor Díaz de Villegas)

“Tqg”

Kevyn Maurico Cruz Moreno, Karol G, Ovy On The Drums & Shakira, songwriters (Karol G featuring Shakira)

Karol G teams up with Shakira on the explosive track from the former’s Mañana Será Bonito album to create “Tqg,” a girl power anthem from two of Colombia’s biggest pop artists. Having both gone through public breakups, Karol G and Shakira channel their emotions into a global kiss-o! chant. Along with their frequent collaborator Kevyn Mauricio Cruz Moreno, and Karol G’s producer, Ovy On The Drums, the two women write about success and thriving as the best revenge against an ex. “You forgot I’m doing my thing and that La Bichota was too good for you,” Karol G sings, while Shakira adds gasoline to the ex-bonfire with, “You left and I got triple M/Hotter, stronger, leveled-up.” (Lucas Villa)

“Un X100to”

Bad Bunny, Édgar Barrera, Marco Daniel Borrero & Andrés Jael Correa Ríos, songwriters (Grupo Frontera featuring Bad Bunny)

With a mere 1 percent of phone battery remaining, Bad Bunny and Grupo Frontera embark on a poignant journey of yearning and remorse in “Un X100to.” Penned by Bad Bunny, Édgar Barrera, Marco Daniel Borrero (aka MAG) and Andrés Jael Correa Ríos, the protagonists grapple with the aftermath of a breakup and utilize their dwindling battery to express regret and nostalgia. This irresistible Cumbia-Tejano fusion sees the Puerto Rican exploring further into the realm of Mexican music, while the Texan band’s signature borderland swag ascends to new heights. “Un X100to” not only showcases the enduring power of love (while juxtaposing the short-lived battery life of a cell phone) but also underscores Bad Bunny’s versatility and Frontera’s position as trailblazers of the rustic genre. (Isabela Raygoza)