2015 Latin GRAMMY Nominees List: From Pitbull to Ricky Martin

It’s that time of year! Who will be nominated?! Who will win?! The 16th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards are underway. From Ricky Martin to Bomba Estéreo, all your favorites are here. Check out the list below:

Record of the Year

Fiesta, Bomba Estéreo

Encanto, Miguel Bosé

Será (Vida de Hombre), Café Quijano

La Vida Entera, Camila feat. Marco Antonio Solís

Ella Es, Leonel García feat. Jorge Drexler

Tus Besos, Juan Luis Guerra 4.40

Hasta la Raíz, Natalia Lafourcade

Disparo al Corazón, Ricky Martin

Un Zombie a la Intemperie, Alejandro Sanz

Ese Camino, Julieta Venegas

Album of the Year

MTV Unplugged, Pepe Aguilar

Son de Panamá, Rubén Blades Con Roberto Delgado & Orquesta

Amo, Miguel Bosé

Orígenes: El Bolero Volumen 3, Café Quijano

Todo Tiene Su Hora, Juan Luis Guerra 4.40

Creo en Mí, Natalia Jiménez

Hasta la Raíz, Natalia Lafourcade

Caja de Música, Monsieur Periné

Sirope, Alejandro Sanz

Consentido, María Toledo

Song of the Year

“Disparo al Corazón,” Pedro Capó, Yoel Henríquez, Ricky Martin & Rafael Esparza Ruiz, Songwriters (Ricky Martin)

“Ese Camino,” Julieta Venegas, Songwriter (Julieta Venegas)

“Hasta la Raíz,” Leonel Garcia & Natalia Lafourcade, Songwriters (Natalia Lafourcade)

“Hoy es Domingo,” Beatriz Luengo, Antonio Rayo Gibo, Yotuel Romero & Diego Torres, Songwriters (Diego Torres)

“Por Fin,” Pablo Alborán, songwriter (Pablo Alborán)

“Quédate con Ella,” Claudia Brant & Natalia Jiménez, Songwriters (Natalia Jiménez)

“¿Recuerdas?,” Leonel García, Songwriter (Leonel García)

“Un Zombie a la Intemperie,” Alejandro Sanz, Songwriter (Alejandro Sanz)

“Vida de Mi Vida,” Gian Marco, Songwriter (Gian Marco)

“Vivo,” Pedro Capó, Songwriter (Pedro Capó)

Best New Artist


Iván “Melón” Lewis

Manu Manzo


Monsieur Periné

Julieta Rada

Tulipa Ruiz

Raquel Sofía

Vázquez Sounds

Vitrola Sintética

Best Contemporary Pop Vocal Album

Terral, Pablo Alborán

Amo, Miguel Bosé

Aquila, Pedro Capó

A Quien Quiera Escuchar, Ricky Martin

Sirope, Alejandro Sanz

Best Urban Music Album

El Que Sabe, Sabe, Tego Calderón

Farruko Presents los Menores, Farruko

Greatest Hits Vol 1, Nicky Jam

The Last Don II, Don Omar

Legacy: De Lider a Leyenda Tour (Deluxe Edition), Yandel

Best Urban Song

“A Ti te Encanta,” Alexis & Fido & Juan Jesús Santana, Songwriters (Alexis & Fido)

“Ay Vamos,” J Balvin, Rene Cano, Alejandro “Mosty” Patiño & Alejandro “Sky” Ramírez, Songwriters (J Balvin)

“Back It Up” (Spanish Version), Ilya, Savan Kotecha, Pitbull & Prince Royce, Songwriters (Prince Royce Featuring Jennifer Lopez & Pitbull)

Dando Break, Tego Calderón & Ernesto Padilla, Songwriters (Tego Calderón)

Sígueme y Te Sigo, Carlos Ortiz, Luis Ortiz & Daddy Yankee, Songwriters (Daddy Yankee)

Best Rock Album

Y/O, Charliepapa

La Venganza De Cucamonga, Cuca

B, Diamante Eléctrico

Monarca, La Gusana Ciega

El Tiempo Otra Vez Avanza, NoTeVaGustar

Best Pop/Rock Album

Habla Tu Espejo, El Cuarteto De Nos

Corazones, Mikel Erentxun

“Todo es Ahora,” Manolo García

“Flamboyán,” Camila Luna

“Cama Incendiada,” Maná

“Malditos Pecadores,” Moderatto

Best Rock Song

“Astrómetra,” Charliepapa, Songwriters (Charliepapa)

“Celebración,” Daniel Aceves & Jotdog, Songwriters (Jotdog)

“Entre la Espada y la Pared,” Adolfo Cabrales & Carlos Raya, Songwriters (Fito & Fitipaldis)

“Esclavo De Tu Amor,” Cachorro López & Vicentico, Songwriters (Vicentico) “Todo Va a Arder,” Daniel Álvarez & Juan Galeano, Songwriters (Diamante Eléctrico)

Best Alternative Music Album

Amanecer, Bomba Estéreo

Sombras de Oro, Centavrvs

Hasta la Raíz, Natalia Lafourcade

Y La Banda Sigue, Los Auténticos Decadentes

Moctezuma, Porter

Best Alternative Song

“Allí Estás,” Famasloop, Songwriters (Famasloop)

“Caribbean,” Andrés Nusser, Songwriter (Astro)

“Hasta la Raíz,” Leonel García & Natalia Lafourcade, Songwriters (Natalia Lafourcade)

“No Llora, Roberto Musso,” Songwriter (El Cuarteto De Nos)

“Otra Era,” Javiera Mena, Songwriter (Javiera Mena)

Best Singer-Songwriter Album

Equilibrio, Santiago Cruz

Healer, Alex Cuba

Amor Futuro, Leonel García

Este Instante, Marta Gómez

#Libre, Gian Marco

Best Norteño Album

El Karma, Ariel Camacho y Los Plebes Del Rancho

Cruzando Territorio, La Energía Norteña

Abrázame, Pesado

Mi Vida en Vida, Remmy Valenzuela

Levantando Polvadera, Voz De Mando

Best Short Form Music Video

Te Busqué, Willbert Álvarez

Ojos Color Sol, Calle 13 feat. Silvio Rodríguez

Así de Grandes Son Las Ideas, Calle 13

No Llora, El Cuarteto De Nos

Huitzil, Porter

Best Long form Music Video Mejor

Terral, Pablo Alborán

Loco de Amor “La Historia,” Juanes

MTV Unplugged, Kinky

15, Ara Malikian

Último Acto, Vicentico

For the complete nominees list, go to Latin Grammy.

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Selena Gomez Releases New Spanish-Language Single ‘De Una Vez’ and Teases Full Spanish Album: ‘I’m Targeting My Heritage’


Selena Gomez Releases New Spanish-Language Single ‘De Una Vez’ and Teases Full Spanish Album: ‘I’m Targeting My Heritage’

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Good news, Selenators! Word on the street is that Selena Gomez will soon be dropping her first-ever Spanish language album. The rumors started after Gomez dropped a surprising (and beautiful!) new Spanish-language single, “De Una Vez”.

Soon after the single dropped, rumors of a full Spanish-language studio album began to swirl when murals promoting “De Una Vez” and a yet-unreleased single “Baila Conmigo” popped up across, Mexico.

To make matters even better, Selena already dropped “De Una Vez”‘s music video.

The lush and imaginative video has been garnering praise for its inclusion of Latin American visuals and symbols. Gomez hired Tania Verduzco and Adrian Perez to direct her video–a husband and wife team who hail from Mexico and Spain, respectively and go by the moniker Los Pérez.

Of hiring Spanish speakers to direct her video, Gomez revealed to Vogue online that the decision was intentional. “If I was going to completely immerse myself into a project inspired by Latin culture, I wanted to work with native Spanish speaking creators,” she said.

And indeed, Verduzco and Perez tried to infuse as much Latin spirit into the video’s conception as possible.

“Magical realism has always been part of the Latin culture, whether it be in art or telenovelas,” Gomez told Vogue. “I wanted [to capture] that sense of a supernatural world.”

They accomplished this sense of magical realism by utilizing motifs from Mexican folk art, like Milagro, which is symbolized by the glowing heart that is beating within Gomez’s chest throughout the video.

“We wanted to play with powerful language and images. We designed the heart—we call it the Milagro in Mexican culture—and its light to be a metaphor for the healing throughout the story,” Verduzco told Vogue.

Selena Gomez fans are especially excited about this project because Gomez has long hinted at her desire to release a Spanish-language album.

Back in 2011, Gomez tweeted about her plans to eventually record an entire album in Spanish. “Can’t wait for y’all to hear the Spanish record;) it’s sounding so cool,” she wrote.

She retweeted the sentiment on Thursday with the comment: “I think it will be worth the wait”–which many fans took as confirmation that a full studio album is on its way.

It’s worth noting that Gomez has already dipped her toe into the Latin music scene with 2010’s “Un Año Sin Lluvia” and 2018’s DJ Snake, Ozuna and Cardi B collab, “Taki Taki”.

As for the difficulty of recording songs in a second language, Gomez said that it was a practice that came naturally.

“I actually think I sing better in Spanish. That was something I discovered,” she said in an interview for Apple Music. “It was a lot of work, and look, you cannot mispronounce anything. It is something that needed to be precise, and needed to be respected by the audience I’m going to release this for.”

She continued: “Of course I want everyone to enjoy the music, but I am targeting my fan base. I’m targeting my heritage, and I couldn’t be more excited.”

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Bad Bunny Talks Depression And Says Sometimes He Still Feels Like The Boy Who Bagged Groceries Back Home


Bad Bunny Talks Depression And Says Sometimes He Still Feels Like The Boy Who Bagged Groceries Back Home

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Bad Bunny is on top of the world. Or, at least, that’s how it appears to all of us on the outside enjoying his record-breaking year. Not only did he release three albums in 2020 but he also landed his debut acting role in the Netflix series Narcos: Mexico and from his Instagram stories, he seems to be in a happy, contentful relationship.

But like so many others, Bad Bunny has his experience with mental health issues, of which he recently opened up about in an interview with El País.

Bad Bunny recently spoke up about his struggle with depression.

Despite his immense success that’s catapulted him to, arguably, the world’s biggest superstar, Bad Bunny admits that sometimes he still feels like the young man who bagged groceries in a supermarket.

The reggaetonero revealed in an interview with El País that right as his career really started to take off, he was not happy. “You asked me before how I hadn’t gone crazy. Well, I think that was the moment that was going to determine if I was going to go crazy or not. From 2016 to 2018 I disappeared, I was stuck in a capsule, without knowing anything. The world saw me, but I was missing,” he said.

Although no doctor diagnosed him, he is sure of what was happening. it only did he feel lost and empty but he had stopped doing many of the things that brought him joy, like watching movies and boxing. Without realizing it, he had also fallen out of contact with much of his family, with whom he was typically very close.

“And that’s when I said: who am I? What’s going on?” he told El País. When he returned home to Puerto Rico from spending time in Argentina, he was able to get back into the right state of mind and remember who he was.

Despite his success, Bad Bunny still worries he’s in financial trouble.

Although today, he is the number one Latin artist on Spotify and the awards for his music keep coming, there are times when Bad Bunny still thinks that he has financial problems.

“Not long ago, I was 100% clear in my head what I have achieved, maybe a year or six months ago; but until then, many times I forgot, I felt that I was the kid from the supermarket. He would happen something and say: “Hell!” And then: “Ah, no, wait, if I have here,” he said, touching his pocket.

Much like Bad Bunny, J Balvin has also been candid about his own mental health struggles.

Bad Bunny is just the most recent to speak to the emotional havoc he experiences despite being a global superstar. And, thankfully, like many other celebrities, he’s been able to find refuge in a reality that allows him to keep his feet on the ground so that he too can enjoy the achievements of his career.

Much like El Conejo, J Balvin is known for the brightness of his style and mentality. But he’s long addressed the importance of caring for one’s mental health. During his Arcoíris Tour, he encouraged people to not be ashamed of seeking professional help, and let the audience know they are not alone.   

“Las enfermedades de salud mental son una realidad. Yo he sufrido de depresión y he sufrido de ansiedad, así que tengo que aceptarlo. Y eso me hace más humano, me hace entender que la vida tiene pruebas,” Balvin said. “Pero si alguien está pasando una situación difícil, no están solos, siempre llega la luz. Tarde o temprano llega la luz.”  

“Mental health illnesses are a reality. I have suffered from depression and anxiety, so I have to accept it. And this makes me more human. It makes me understand that life has challenges,” Balvin said in Spanish. “But if someone is going through a difficult time, they are not alone, light always comes. Sooner or later, the light comes.”  

We need more men like Benito and J Balvin to speak up about their mental health struggles, to help destroy the stigma that exists within our community.

And in the same interview, he also spoke about why he works to elevate the Spanish language.

As for the possibility of singing in English, the answer remains the same: a resounding no.

“You have to break this view that the gringos are Gods…No, papi,” he told El País. And, although he’s collaborated with artists like Drake, Cardi B and Jennifer Lopez, he has always sang in Spanish and with his famous accent.

“I am very proud to reach the level where we are speaking in Spanish, and not only in Spanish, but in the Spanish that we speak in Puerto Rico. Without changing the accent,” he said.

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