RESIDENTE LEADS LATIN GRAMMY® NOMINATIONS WITH NINE, FOLLOWED BY MALUMA WITH SEVEN, AND SHAKIRA WITH SIX; KEVIN JIMÉNEZ ADG, JUANES, AND MON LAFERTE RECEIVE FIVE EACH

September 26, 2017 -- 7:15 am PDT

Rafa Arcaute, Tom Coyne, Luis Fonsi, Vicente García, Nicky Jam, Natalia Lafourcade, Danay Suarez, and Daddy Yankee each earned four nominations

"Amárrame," "Despacito," "Chantaje," "El Ratico," "El Surco," "Felices Los 4," "La Flor De La Canela," "Guerra," "Quiero Que Vuelvas," and "Vente Pa' Ca" vie for Record Of The Year

MIAMI (Sept. 26, 2017) The Latin Recording Academy® has announced the nominees for the 18th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards®, the preeminent honor for excellence in Latin music and the only peer-presented Latin music accolade. The nominees include a diverse group of established artists and newcomers. Leading the list are Residente with nine nominations, Maluma with seven, Shakira with six, and Kevin Jiménez ADG, Juanes, and Mon Laferte with five each. Latin GRAMMY winners will be revealed Nov. 16, 2017, live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, and broadcast on the Univision Network from 8–11 p.m. ET (5–8 p.m. PT).

In addition to the top nominees, several artists and technical professionals received four nominations each: Rafa Arcaute (producer and engineer), Tom Coyne (engineer), Luis Fonsi, Vicente García, Nicky Jam, Natalia Lafourcade, Danay Suarez, and Daddy Yankee.

"More than ever, Latin music continues to have an enormous cultural impact by uniting people throughout the world," said Gabriel Abaroa Jr., President/CEO of The Latin Recording Academy. "Many of this year's nominees have expanded beyond traditional genres to create different fusions through creative collaborations. These artists, producers, and writers, united by artistic excellence and devotion to their craft, have come together to deliver eclectic music that has resulted in worldwide success."

The  Record Of The Year list is composed of a diverse group of artists, genres and interesting collaborations, such as "Amárrame," "Despacito," "Chantaje," "El Ratico," "El Surco," "Felices Los 4," "La Flor De La Canela," "Guerra," "Quiero Que Vuelvas," and "Vente Pa' Ca."

The Latin GRAMMY Awards are voted on by The Latin Recording Academy's international membership body of music makers, who represent all genres and creative disciplines, including recording artists, songwriters, producers, mixers, and engineers. The 2017 nominees were selected from nearly 10,000 submissions across 48 categories during the eligibility period (July 1, 2016 through May 31, 2017). Voting members will begin the final round of online voting on Sept. 28. Winners will be revealed Nov. 16, 2017, during the 18th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards Premiere and telecast ceremonies.

Following is a list of the nominations in some of the 48 categories. They feature an array of musical genres, as well as some of the most prominent names and brightest newcomers in Latin music. For the complete list of nominees, please visit LatinGRAMMY.com.

Album Of The Year

Salsa Big Band — Rubén Blades and  Roberto Delgado & Orquesta

Obras Son Amores — Antonio Carmona

A La Mar — Vicente García

Fénix — Nicky Jam

Mis Planes Son Amarte — Juanes

La Trenza — Mon Laferte

Musas (Un Homenaje Al Folclore Latinoamericano En Manos De Los Macorinos, Vol. 1) Natalia Lafourcade

Residente Residente

El Dorado Shakira

Palabras Manuales — Danay Suarez

Record Of The Year

"La Flor De La Canela" — Rubén Blades

"El Surco" — Jorge Drexler

"Quiero Que Vuelvas" — Alejandro Fernández

"Despacito" — Luis Fonsi featuring Daddy Yankee

"El Ratico" — Juanes featuring Kali Uchis

"Amárrame" — Mon Laferte featuring Juanes

"Felices Los 4" — Maluma

"Vente Pa' Ca" —  Ricky Martin featuring Maluma

"Guerra" — Residente

"Chantaje" — Shakira featuring Maluma

Song Of The Year (A Songwriter's Award)

"Amárrame" — Mon Laferte, songwriter (Mon Laferte featuring Juanes)

"Chantaje" — Kevin Mauricio Jiménez Londoño, Bryan Snaider Lezcano Chaverra, Joel Antonio López Castro, Maluma and Shakira, songwriters (Shakira featuring Maluma)

"Desde Que Estamos Juntos" — Descemer Bueno and Melendi, songwriters (Melendi)

"Despacito" — Daddy Yankee, Erika Ender and Luis Fonsi, songwriters (Luis Fonsi featuring Daddy Yankee)

"Ella" — Ricardo Arjona, songwriter (Ricardo Arjona)

"Felices Los 4" — Mario Cáceres, Kevin Mauricio Jiménez Londoño, Maluma, Servando Primera, Stiven Rojas and Bryan Snaider Lezcano Chaverra, songwriters (Maluma)

"Guerra" — Residente and Jeff Trooko, songwriters (Residente)

"La Fortuna" — Diana Fuentes and Tommy Torres, songwriters (Diana Fuentes featuring Tommy Torres)

"Tú Sí Sabes Quererme" — Natalia Lafourcade, songwriter (Natalia Lafourcade featuring Los Macorinos)

"Vente Pa' Ca " — Nermin Harambasic, Maluma, Ricky Martin, Mauricio Montaner, Ricky Montaner, Lars Pedersen, Carl Ryden, Justin Stein, Ronny Vidar Svendsen and Anne Judith Stokke Wik, songwriters (Ricky Martin featuring Maluma)

Best New Artist

Paula Arenas

CNCO

Vicente García

Martina La Peligrosa

Mau y Ricky

Rawayana

Sofía Reyes

Rosalía

Danay Suarez

Sebastián Yatra

Best Contemporary Pop Vocal Album

Hijos Del Mar David Bisbal

Rompiendo Fronteras Alejandro Fernández

Flora Y Fana Camila Luna

El Dorado — Shakira

Extended Play Yatra — Sebastián Yatra

Best Urban Fusion / Performance

"Si Tu Novio Te Deja Sola" — J. Balvin featuring Bad Bunny

"Despacito" (Remix) — Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee featuring Justin Bieber

"El Amante" — Nicky Jam

"Dagombas En Tamale" — Residente

"Chantaje" — Shakira featuring Maluma

Best Alternative Music Album

Jei Beibi — Café Tacvba

Apocalipsis Zombi — El Cuarteto de Nos

La Trenza — Mon Laferte

La Promesa De Thamar — Sig Ragga

Palabras Manuales — Danay Suarez

Best Regional Song (A Songwriter's Award)

"Compromiso Descartado" — Espinoza Paz, songwriter (Leonardo Aguilar)

"Ganas De Volver" — Horacio Palencia, songwriter (Horacio Palencia)

"Sentimiento Emborrachado" — Raúl Jiménez E. and Chucho Rincón, songwriters (Santiago Arroyo)

"Siempre Es Así" — Juan Treviño, songwriter (Juan Treviño featuring AJ Castillo)

"Vale La Pena" — Edgar Barrera, Martín Castro Ortega and Alfonso Lizárraga, songwriters (Banda El Recodo de Cruz Lizárraga)

Best MPB (Música Popular Brasileira) Album

Dos Navegantes Edu Lobo, Romero Lubambo, and Mauro Senise

DNA Musical — Alexandre Pires

Silva Canta Marisa — Silva

Até Pensei Que Fosse Minha António Zambujo

Zanna — Zanna

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