Shakira performs onstage during the Pepsi Super Bowl LIV Halftime Show at Hard Rock Stadium on February 02, 2020 in Miami, Florida. Photo by Focus on Sport/Getty Images

The Latin Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences has released the list of nominees for each of the 56 categories for the Latin Grammys 2023. Edgar Barrera, Shakira, Karol G are among the most nominated for the 2023 Latin Grammy.

Expected Latino celebrities like Shakira, Karol G, Camilo and Bad Bunny are among the most nominated for this year's Latin Grammy Awards, making this celebration more relevant than ever at a time where Latin music is having an unparalleled recognition.

The 24th annual Latin Grammy nominations were swept by three Colombian singers: Camilo, Karol G and Shakira. The three Colombians have a total of seven nominations each, although Colombians Shakira and Karol G share a nomination for their TQG-collaboration- as well as: Song of the Year, Best Urban Song and Best Urban Fusion/Performance. Shakira in particular has also been nominated for song of the year for Acrostic and is a featured artist in a collaboration with Argentine producer and DJ Bizarrap that was nominated for record of the year; the breakup anthem Shakira: Bzrp Music Sessions, Vol. 53. (Bizarrap has six nominations of its own for this year's awards.)

This arrives on time as the Colombian luminary recently announced her new collaboration with Fuerza Regida, by teasing a snippet of the track titled "El Jefe" on her IG and jumping into the Mexican corridos tumbados wave. Shakira couldn't be more in the media spotlight, as this week Spotify Honors EQUAL Global Ambassador Shakira With a Special Day Dedicated to Her Enduring Legacy. September 29 has officially become #ShakiraDay—#DiaDeShakira in Spanish, as the date marks the 25th anniversary of Donde Están Los Ladrones, "an album that helped springboard the artist to global acclaim and is one of Shakira's most-streamed on Spotify."

Karol G will also compete for Best Urban Music Album, Album of the Year (Tomorrow will be nice), Record of the year (While I heal from my heart) and Best Reggaeton Performance (Catwoman).

Karol G Latin Artist
Karol G Official Facebook

The most nominated artist, however, is not any of these massive stars, but Édgar Barrera, a Mexican American musician who reached 13 nominations, according to the announcement made earlier this week by the Latin Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. Barrera is the musical key talent behind Becky G and Peso Pluma, Fuerza Regida and Grupo Frontera, among several of today's top hits. According to Variety Magazine , "Barrera first discovered Frontera at his friend's tire shop opening – yes, you read that right – in his hometown some 40 miles from McAllen, Texas." He has also written songs for Marc Anthony and Daddy Yankee, Selena Gomez and Rauw Alejandro, and recently, Becky G and Peso Pluma's "Chanel."

Other multi-nominated artists and creators who obtained five nodes each were the Spanish singer-songwriter Pablo Alborán; Puerto Rican rapper Bad Bunny; the Argentine singer María Becerra; the Colombian singer Feid; mastering engineer Dave Kutch; and the Mexican singer Natalia Lafourcade.

Edgar Barrera Producer
Edgar Barera Website

This is not just another edition, since for the first time in its history, the Latin Grammys will be held outside of the United States. The 24th Annual Latin Grammy Awards will take place on November 16, 2023 at the FIBES Conference and Exhibition Center in Seville, Spain, according to the Grammy Awards website.

"The Latin GRAMMYs are going global! Today, the Latin Recording Academy announced that the 2023 Latin GRAMMYs, officially known as the 24th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards, will be held in Seville, Spain."

The Latin Recording Academy reached an agreement to host this year's event in the European country for the first time. The Academy announced on May 4, a three-year partnership with the Junta de Andalucía, which will sponsor the 2023 awards gala, the Latin Grammy Week and other events of the Latin Academy in the community. The announcement was made by Juan Manuel Moreno, the president of the regional government of Andalusia, who was joined by the CEO of the Latin Grammys, Manuel Abud.

The change of location sparked some media controversy, so the Recording Academy of the United States responded by explaining the reasons for this change, in addition to the inclusion of new categories in the awards.

"For the world's leading society of music people, the Latin Recording Academy is an equal and parallel entity that honors and elevates music across Spanish-speaking countries of the world. On Thursday, Nov. 16, the Latin GRAMMYs will return to our eyes and ears. Officially known as the 24th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards, the 2023 Latin GRAMMYs will be held in Seville, Spain."

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