Latin Grammy 2016 Nominations: Jesse & Joy, Fonseca, Djavan Lead Nods With 4 Each [FULL LIST]

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Mexican duo Jesse & Joy along with Colombian singer Fonseca, Brazilian crooner Djavan, and Colombian producers Julio Reyes Copello and Ricardo Lopez Lalinde lead the nominations for the 2016 Latin Grammys with 4 each! Getty

Holy shocker! The Latin Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences released today the list of the nominees for the 48 categories at the 17th Annual Latin Grammys. While artists such as Enrique Iglesias, Shakira and even Andrea Bocelli scored nods, the list of nominees looks a bit different overall: there aren’t too many mainstream names included. This year, voters seemed to have opted to honor music that wouldn’t typically get the same level of attention as new tunes from the most popular faces.

Leading the way with 4 nominations each are Mexican duo Jesse & Joy, Colombian singer Fonseca and Brazilian crooner Djavan, along with Colombian producers Julio Reyes Copello and Ricardo Lopez Lalinde. Following close are Julieta Venegas, Diego Torres and Pablo Alborán, among the 17 artists who scored three nominations. Juan Gabriel, Enrique Iglesias, Carlos Vives, Shakira, Carla Morrison and Wisin are among the nearly 50 artists who received two nominations for their music.

"Nominations day is always a proud moment for The Latin Recording Academy because it reminds us of how much growth and diversity Latin music and its global community have achieved throughout the year," said Gabriel Abaroa Jr., President/CEO of The Latin Recording Academy, in a statement. “This year's group of nominees showcases the craftsmanship of the artists in front of the microphone and behind the soundboard, a true testament to the dedication of our voting body and their commitment to recognize creative individuals on all levels.”

The 17th Annual Latin Grammy Awards will take place at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Nov. 17. Scroll down to read the full list of nominees.

Album of the Year

Pablo Alborán – Tour Terral Tres Noches En Las Ventas

Andrea Bocelli – Cinema (Español edition)

Andrés Cepeda – Mil Ciudades

Djavan – Vidas Pra Contar

Fonseca – Conexión

Juan Gabriel – Los Dúo 2

Jesse & Joy – Un Besito Más

José Lugo & Guasábara Combo – ¿Donde Están?

Diego Torres – Buena Vida

Julieta Venegas – Algo Sucede

Record of the Year

Pepe Aguilar – “Cuestión De Esperar”

Pablo Alborán – “Se Puede Amar”

Andrea Bocelli – “Me Faltarás”

Buika – “Si Volveré”

Djavan – “Vidas Pra Contar”

Enrique Iglesias – “Duele El Corazón (ft. Wisin)”

Jesse & Joy – “Ecos De Amor”

Laura Pausini – “Lado Derecho Del Corazón”

Diego Torres – “Iguales”

Carlos Vives & Shakira – “La Bicicleta”

Song of the Year

John Finbury – “A Chama Verde (ft. Marcella Camargo),” Patty Brayden, Ned Claflin & John Finbury, songwriters

Manuel Medrano – “Bajo El Agua,” Manuel Medrano, songwriter

Fonseca – “Céu,” Celso Fonseca, songwriter

Enrique Iglesias – “Duele El Corazón (ft, Wisin),” Enrique Iglesias, Patrick A. Ingunza, Silverlo Lozada, Servando Moriche Primera Mussett, Hasibur Rahman, Francisco Saldana, and Wisin, songwriters

Jesse & Joy – “Ecos De Amor,” Jesse & Joy, Danelle Leverett, Jason Reeves & Rune Westberg, songwriters

Sin Bandera – “En Ésta No,” Sin Bandera, songwriters

Kevin Johansen + The Nada – “Es Como El Día,” Kevin Johansen, songwriter

Fito Páez & Moska – “Hermanos,” Moska & Fito Páez, songwriters

Carlos Vives & Shakira – “La Bicicleta,” Andrés Castro, Shakira & Carlos Vives, songwriters

Los Fabulosos Cadillacs – “La Tormenta,” Flavio Cianciarulo, songwriter

Best New Artist

Sophia Abrahão

Alex Anwandter

The Chamanas

Esteman

Joss Favela

Ile

Mon Laferte

Manuel Medrano

Morat

Ian Ramil

Best Contemporary Pop Vocal Album

Pablo Alborán – Tour Terral Tres Noches En Las Ventas

Jesse & Joy – Un Besito Más

Pablo López – El Mundo Y Los Amantes Inocentes

Luciano Pereyra – #TuMano

Reik – Des/Amor

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album

Adrian – Lleno De Vida

Andrea Bocelli – Cinema

Andres Cepeda – Mil Ciudades

Juan Gabriel – Los Duo 2

Diego Torres – Buena Vida

Best Urban Fusion/Performance

Alexis y Fido – “Una En Un Millon”

El Dusty – “Cumbia Anthem (ft. Happy Colors)”

Jacob Forever – “Hasta Que Se Seque El Malecon”

Tubarao – “Pra Todas Elas (ft. Maneirinho & Anitta)”

Yandel – “Encantadora”

Best Urban Music Album

J Balvin – Energia

El B – Luz

Emicida – Sobre Crianças, Quadris, Pesadelos E Lições De Casa…

Farruko – Visionary

Arianna Puello – Despierta

Best Urban Song

Cosculluela – “A Donde Voy (ft. Daddy Yankee),” Miguel Correa, Cosculluela, Daddy Yankee, José Gómez, Roberto Martínez Lebrón, Jorge Oquendo & Orlando Javier Valle Vega, songwriters

De La Ghetto – “Acércate,” De La Ghetto, songwriter

David Rolas – “12 Rosas (ft. Fulanito & Sito Rocks),” Juan Alonzo V. Angulo, Francisco Espinoza, David Rolas, Sito Rocks & Rafael Vargas, songwriters

Yandel – “Encantadora,” Egbert Rosa Cintrón, Farruko, Eduardo A. Vargas Berrios & Yandel, songwriters

Arianna Puello – “Hardcore & Feroz,” Arianna Puello, songwriter

Best Rock Album

Andrea Álvarez – Y Lo Dejamos Venir

Marilina Bertoldi – Sexo Con Modelos

Los Fabulosos Cadillacs – La Salvación De Solo Y Juan

Massacre – Biblia Ovni

Spinetta – Los Amigo

Best Pop/Rock Album

Caramelos De Cianuro – 8

Jotdog – Universos Paralelos

La Santa Cecilia – Buenaventura

Meteoros – Meteoros

Julieta Venegas – Algo Sucede

Best Rock Song

Caramelos De Cianuro – “Abismo,” Asier Cazalis, songwriter

Gustavo Cordera – “Fantasma Soy,” Gustavo Cordera, songwriter

Los Fabulosos Cadillacs – “La Tormenta,” Flavio Cianciarulo, songwriter

Eruca Sativa – “Nada Salvaje,” Luisina Bertoldi, Brenda Martín & Gabriel Pedernera, songwriters

Massacre – “Niña Dios,” Massacre, songwriters

Best Alternative Music Album

Bebe - Cambio De Piel

Esteman - Caótica Belleza

Illya Kuryaki & The Valderramas - L.H.O.N.

Mon Laferte - Mon Laferte – Vol. 1

Carla Morrison - Amor Supremo

Best Alternative Song

Sig Ragga - “Ángeles Y Serafines,” Gustavo Cortés, Ricardo Cortés & Nicolas González, songwriters

Los Fabulosos Cadillacs - “Averno, El Fantasma,” Vicentico, songwriter

Vitrola Sintética - “Deus,” Felipe Antunes & Otávio Carvalho, songwriters

Kevin Johansen + The Nada - “Es Como El Día,” Kevin Johansen, songwriter

Carla Morrison - “Vez Primera,” Carla Morrison, songwriter

Best Salsa Album

Grupo Niche - 35 Aniversario

India - Intensamente India Con Canciones De Juan Gabriel

José Lugo & Guasábara Combo - ¿Dónde Están?

Bobby Valentín - Mi Ritmo Es Bueno

Johnny Ventura - Tronco Viejo

Best Cumbia/Vallenato Album

El Gran Martín Elías y Rolando Ochoa - Imparables

Fonseca - Homenaje (A La Música De Diomedes Díaz)

Kuisitambó - Desde El Fondo

Pipe Peláez y Manuel Julián - Vestirte De Amor

Various Artists - Mujeres Por Colombia – Vallenato Volúmen 2

Best Contemporary Tropical Album

Héctor Acosta “El Torito” - Merengue Y Sentimiento

David Calzado y Su Charanga Habanera - Vivito Y Coleando

Guaco - Guaco Histórico 2

Toño Restrepo - En La Sala Con El Joe

Daniel Santacruz, Toda La Vida

Charlie Zaa, Mi Mejor Regalo

Best Traditional Tropical Album

Rafael Pollo Brito - Pa’ Tío Simón

La Sonora Santanera - La Sonora Santanera En Su 60 Aniversario

Jesús “Chino” Miranda - El Malquerido: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

Septeto Nacional Ignacio Piñeiro - El Más Grande Y Universal

Various Artists - Cuba Y Puerto Rico Son…

Best Tropical Fusion Album

Cali Flow Latino - Full HD

Cosa Nuestra - Pregoneros De La Calle

Explosión Negra - Levántate

Gente De Zona - Visualízate

Treo - Genera

Best Tropical Song

Maia - “Esta Noche Hay Fiesta,” Jorge Luis Piloto, songwriter

Johnny Venture – “La Bala (ft. Gilberto Santa Rosa),” Antonio Ávila, songwriter

Prince Royce - “La Carretera,” Prince Royce & Daniel Santacruz, songwriters

Gabriel C - “No Me Daba Cuenta,” Orlando Rodríguez Di Pietro, songwriter

Fonseca - “Vine A Buscarte,” Omar Alfano, Fonseca & Yadam González Cárdenas, songwriters

Best Singer-Songwriter Album

Francisco Céspedes - Todavía

Djavan - Vidas Pra Contar

Pedro Guerra - Arde Estocolmo

Kevin Johansen + The Nada - Mis Américas, Vol. 1/2

Alejandro Lerner - Auténtico

Manuel Medrano - Manuel Medrano

Best Banda Album

Julión Álvarez - Mis Ídolos, Hoy Mis Amigos!!!

Banda El Recodo De Cruz Lizárraga - Raíces

Banda Los Recoditos - Me Está Gustando

Banda Troyana - Tengo Ganas De Ser Fiel

La Séptima Banda - A Todo Volumen

Best Tejano Album

Ram Herrera - Mucho Mas Que Amor

The Legends - La Historia De La Musica Tejana

Marian y Mariel - Vulnerable A Ti

Michael Salgado - Por Cielo Y Tierra

Jay Pérez - Un Amigo Tendrás

Best Norteño Album

Joss Favela - Hecho A Mano

Intocable - Highway

Los Ramones De Nuevo León - Tierra Mojada

Los Tigres Del Norte - Desde El Azteca

Pesado - Tributo A Los Alegres De Terán

Best Regional Song

La Original Banda El Limón De Salvador Lizárraga - “Amor De Los Pobres,” Javier Manriquez, songwriter

Los Tigres Del Norte - “Ataúd,” Erika Ender, Manu Moreno & Mónica Vélez, songwriters

Banda Los Recoditos - “Me Está Gustando,” Salvador Aponte, Dany Pérez & César Valdivia, songwriters

La Adictiva Banda San José De Mesillas - “Te Dirán,” Espinoza Paz, songwriter

Joan Sebastian - “Volví Pa’l Pueblo,” Joan Sebastian, songwriter

Best Instrumental Album

Víctor Biglione, Mercosul

Hamilton de Holanda, Samba De Chico

João Donato, Donato Elétrico

Carlos Franzetti, Argentum

Bruno Miranda, Mosaico

Best Folk Album

Grupo Mapeyé - En Las Islas Canarias

Los Huayra - Gira

Palo Cruza ́O - En Armonías Colombianas

Nahuel Pennisi - Primavera

Marco Rodrigues - Fados Do Fado

Best Tango Album

Ariel Ardit & Filarmónica De Medellín - Gardel Sinfónico

Julio Botti, Pablo Ziegler & Saul Zaks Conducting The Unversity Of Southern Denmark Symphony Orchestra - Sax To Tango

Nicolás Ledesma y Su Orquesta - Cuando Llora La Milonga

Omar Mollo - … Tangamente

Leonardo Pastore - Carlos Gardel Original

Best Flamenco Album

Remedios Amaya - Rompiendo El Silencio

José Mercé - Doy La Cara

Niña Pastori - Ámame Como Soy

Antonio Reyes y Diego Del Morao - Directo En El Círculo Flamenco De Madrid

María Toledo - Magnética

Best Latin Jazz Album

Mario Adnet - Jobim Jazz (Ao Vivo)

Antonio Adolfo - Tropical Infinito

Raul Agraz - Between Brothers

Carrera Quinta - Big Band

Arturo O’Farrill & The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra - Cuba: The Conversation Continues

Best Christian Album

Christine D’Clario - Eterno (Live)

Generasion - Ciudad De Luz

Alex Sampedro - Alex Sampedro

Emir Sensini - Deseo Tu Gloria

Marcos Vidal - 25 Años

Best Portuguese Language Christian Album

Paulo César Baruk - GraçA Quase Acústic {Rs}

Ceremonya - A Vida Num Segundo

Padre Fabio De Melo - Deus No Esconderijo Do Verso

Adelso Freire - Reaprender

Anderson Freire - Deus Não Te Rejeita

Best Portuguese Language Contemporary Pop Album

Céu - Tropix

Tiago Iorc - Troco Likes

Larissa Luz - Território Conquistado

Mariza - Mundo

Thiago Ramil - Leve Embora

Best Portuguese Language Rock Album

Boogarins - Manual

Ian Ramil - Derivacivilização

Scalene - Éter

Jay Vaquer - Canções De Exílio

Versalle - Distante Em Algum Lugar

Best Samba/Pagode Album

Martinho da Vila - De Bem Com A Vida

Eduardo Gudin - Notícias Dum Brasil 4

Corina Magalhães - Tem Mineira No Samba

Rogê & Arlindo Cruz - Na Veia

Various Artists - Sambas Para Mangueira

Best MPB Album

Dani Black - Dilúvio

Roberta Campos - Todo Caminho É Sorte

Celso Fonseca - Like Nice

Roberta Sá - Delírio

Elza Soares - A Mulher Do Fim Do Mundo

Best Sertaneja Music Album

Paula Fernandes - Amanhecer

Leonardo - Bar Do Leo

Lucas Lucco - Adivinha

Michel Teló - Baile Do Teló

João Victor - Sóis

Best Brazilian Roots Album

Lucy Alves & Clã Brasil - No Forró Do Seu Rosil

Heraldo do Monte - Heraldo Do Monte

Elba Ramalho - Cordas, Gonzaga E Afins

Almir Sater & Renato Teixeira - AR

Alceu Valença - A Luneta E Tempo – Trilha Sonora Original

Best Portuguese Language Song

Tiago Iorc - “Amei Te Ver,” Tiago Iorc, songwriter

Almir Sater & Renato Teixeira - “D De Destino,” Almir Sater, Paulo Simões & Renato Teixeira, songwriters

Dani Black – “Maior (ft. Milton Nascimento),” Dani Black, songwriter

Elza Soares - “Maria Da Vila Matilde (Porque Se A Da Penha É Brava, Imagina A Da Vila Matilde),” Douglas Germano, songwriter

Djavan - “Vidas Pra Contar,” Djavan, songwriter

Best Latin Children’s Album

ClaraLuna - 1,2,3 Llega Navidad

Marta Gómez - Canciones De Sol

Omara Portuondo - Canciones De Cri Cri “El Grillo Cantor”

123 Andrés - Arriba Abajo

Various Artists - Canciones Y Palabras, Vol. 1

Xuxa - ABC Do XSPB

Best Classical Album

Biber: Baroque Splendor, Jordi Savall; Manuel Mohino, album producer

Danzas En Todos Los Tiempos, Edith Peña; Francisco Moya Castro, album producer

Durón: Lagrimas, Amor…, A Corte Musical, Rogerio Gonçalves & Eva Juárez

El Hilo Invisible (Cantos Sefaradíes), Cuarteto Latinoamericano & Jaramar; Gerry Rosado, album producer

José Serebrier Conducts Samuel Adler, Maximilian Hornung, cellist & José Serebrier; Philip Hobbs, album producer

Best Classical Contemporary Composition

“Beyond The Silence Of Sorrow,” Roberto Sierra, composer (Maximiano Valdés conducting the Puerto Rico Symphony Orchestra; Martha Guth, soprano)

“Cuarteto Para Buenos Aires,” Claudia Montero, composer (Claudia Montero)

“Jardín Del Adiós,” Fernando Otero, composer (Nick Danielson, violinist; Fernando Otero, pianist)

“Mi Familia,” Gustavo Casenave, composer (Gustavo Casenave Featuring Nick Danielson & Pedro Giraudo)

“Sonata De Los Viajeros,” Leo Brouwer, composer (Brasil Guitar Duo)

Best Recording Package

Baleia - Atlas, Lisa Akerman Stefaneli, art director

Love Of Lesbian - El Poeta Halley, Sergio Mora, art director

Bareto - Impredecible, Goster, art director

Mario Diníz - Relevante, Marcus Mota, art director

Melnik - Umbral, Goster, art director

Best Engineered Album       

Roberta Sá - Delírio, Rodrigo Campello, Márcio Gama, Aurélio Kauffmann, Jon Luz & Fernando Nunes, engineers; Rodrigo Campello & Márcio Gama, mixers; Carlos Freitas, mastering engineer

Celso Fonseca - Like Nice, Moogie Canazio, engineer; Moogie Canazio, mixer; Ron McMaster, mastering engineer

María Toledo - Magnética, Salomé Limón & Caco Refojo, engineers; Salomé Limón & Caco Refojo, mixers; Caco Refojo, mastering engineer

Hamilton de Holanda - Samba De Chico, Daniel Musy, engineer; Daniel Musy, mixer; André Dias, mastering engineer

Céu - Tropix, Be Hussey, Gustavo Lenza, Diogo Poças & Rodrigo Sanches, engineers; Mike Cresswell, mixer; Felipe Tchauer, mastering engineer

Producer of the Year

Rafa Arcaute

Eduardo Cabra

Moogie Canazio

Kim Fanlo

Rafa Sardina

Best Short Form Music Video

“Siempre Es Viernes En Mi Corazón,” Alex Anwandter (Alex Anwandter, video director; Sergio Alvarado, video producer)

“Verte Ya,” Gustavo Casas y Los Que Buscan (Adolfo Bueno, video director; Esther Padial, video producer)

“Lo Más Bonito Del Mundo,” Delafé (Delafé, video director; Delafé, video producer)

“Comix,” El Guincho feat. Mala Rodríguez (Canada, video director; Canada, video producer)

“Gallo Negro,” Illya Kuryaki & The Valderramas (Hernán Corera, video director; Hernán Corera, video producer)

Best Long Form Music Video

“Desde Adentro – Impuesto De Fe (En Vivo),” Babasónicos (Diego Álvarez, video director; Gaston Etchechoury & Miguel Tafich, video producers)

“10 Años Con Bebe,” Bebe (Hernán Zin, video director; Olmo Figueredo, Germán Gutiérrez, Nerio Gutiérrez, Sara Santaella & Hernán Zin, video producers)

“Justo Ahora Y Siempre,” Dvicio (Willy Rodríguez, video director; Juan Carlos Moguel, video producer)

“Primera Fila,” Las Tres Grandes: Eugenia León, Tania Libertad & Guadalupe Pineda (Ricardo Calderón, video director; Ricardo Calderón & Ricardo Gascón, video producers)

“Sirope Vivo,” Alejandro Sanz (Carlos Sánchez, video director; Clac, video producer)

 

 

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Maria was born and raised in Dominican Republic, where she began her career in journalism covering human interest stories, entertainment, beauty and wellness for a national magazine. She moved to New York City to study Musical Theatre, but went back to journalism after graduating in an attempt of becoming the Latina Carrie Bradshaw. She has an unhealthy obsession with JLo and claims to be Sofia Vergara’s long-lost daughter, and has tried a crazy amount of treatments to keep looking young. She became a Zumba instructor for fun.