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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Billboard Listed The Top 50 Latin Music Songs Of All Time And Some People Have Questions


Billboard Listed The Top 50 Latin Music Songs Of All Time And Some People Have Questions

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Latin music is something we all grew up with. Our parents raised us on the voices of Celia Cruz and Vicente Fernandez. We cleaned the house and entertained ourselves on road trips to these artists and they are ingrained in our DNA. Billboard recently released a list of the 50 best Latin music songs of all time and some are undoubtedly iconic and others just aren’t Latin music.

Billboard dropped their list for the 50 best Latin music songs of all time and some of them are truly classics.

Amor Prohibido” by Selena, “Guantanamera” by Celia Cruz, “El Rey” by Vicente Fernandez, and “El dia que me quieras” by Luis Miguel are just a few of the songs on the list that deserve all the praise. They are songs that transport us to our childhoods and cherished family memories.

The list also includes some newer songs that have rocked out adult worlds. “Despacito” by Luis Fonsi, “Mi Gente” by J Balvin, “El Farsante” by Ozuna, and “Tusa” by Karol G and Nicki Minaj all made the list. Not only do these songs speak to the Latino audience, they have been able to go mainstream sharing our musical culture with the world. That’s something to admire and respect because it gives our community representation like never before.

The list has proven to be just want some people have been asking for.

Tbh, this would make a pretty amazing road trip playlist if you need to pass the time. Nothing like a mix of Latin music songs playing along to give you a big, inclusive sabor of Latin America through music. A little be of Mexico and a little bit of Puerto Rico mixed in with a little bit of Colombia is pure joy and magic.

However, a lot of people are questioning the list’s inclusion of Spanish artists.

The list has various artists who are not Latino, but Spanish. There seems to be an unspoken rule in the music industry that music in Spanish is automatically Latin music. Fans have long been arguing against the industry’s blanket label of Spanish-language music automatically being considered Latin music.

Rosalía, who has arguably become the face of the debate, is listed as having one of the best Latin music songs of all time.

While Rosalía does make some good music, there is a real push to make sure the artists of Latin American roots are uplifted in Latin music. There is nothing wrong with including Rosalía in your Spanish-language playlists but Latin music fans want the distinction made that some artists aren’t Latino.

You can check out the rest of the Billboard list here.

READ: Vogue México Put A Spanish Music Artist On Their Cover And Called Her Latina And Latinos Almost Set Twitter On Fire

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Demi Lovato Gasses Up Her Teen Self In Her Latest Music Video ‘OK Not to Be OK’


Demi Lovato Gasses Up Her Teen Self In Her Latest Music Video ‘OK Not to Be OK’

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Demi Lovato is hardly a stranger to opening up about the things that have plagued her. The “Sorry Not Sorry” singer has long used her voice and platform to shed light on the issues that so many young girls struggle with. Namely body image. Like many young girls across the country (who are reportedly more likely to suffer from the pressures of our society’s pressure to obtain the “ideal body”) Demi Lovato has been open about her years struggling with eating disorders. Moreover, in recent years Lovato has positioned herself as an advocate for young girls suffering from similar issues.

In a recent music video, Lovato is opening up about her pain by doing so with a girl she can relate to on a completely different level: her younger self.

Lovato’s newest song comes with a heartwrenching and brilliant collab with Marshmello.

In her latest video, Lovato finds herself transported to her childhood bedroom, waking up in her old bed. When she looks in the mirror, she finds herself staring straight into the face of her younger self (a la Camp Rock). Marshmello also wakes up in his own childhood room, and the two artists end up settling with their past demons throughout the rest of the video. 

The lyrics of the song detail the process of coming to terms with dark emotions and mental health struggles. “Don’t get lost in the moment, or give up when you’re closest,” Lovato sings in the new music video. “All you need is somebody to say, it’s OK not to be OK.”

Throughout the video, the teenage and adult versions of Lovato and Marshmellow rage in their bedrooms in the video before ultimately finding a balance. The video concludes with both versions of Demi holding hands and meeting up with the teenage and adult versions of Marshmello while dancing down a street.

“I think it’s just such an important subject,” Marshmello said about the song’s release on World Suicide Prevention Day. “I think a lot of people, about negative feelings and negative thoughts that are affecting them are kind of scared to bring it up, scared to talk about it. When in reality, they’re scared because maybe the person won’t relate or the person won’t understand, when in reality most of time the person that you could bring it up to, will most likely has felt like this or will understand or can relate as well. So I think it’s very important to talk about it.”

Check out the music video below!

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