For the second year in a row, the Grammys are facing criticism for allowing a nominee in a field where some say he lacks credibility. Walser's inclusion along with better-known artists Avicii, Swedish House Mafia, Calvin Harris and Skrillex set off complaints about The Recording Academy's Grammy365 social media platform that allows members to lobby each other when it comes time to vote.
Carla Morrison never expected 30,000 people to show during her set at last year's Vive Latino music festival in Mexico City. "It was a big, big moment," recalls the singer/songwriter who is a Grammy nominee for best Latin pop, rock or urban album.
In less than a decade siblings Jesse & Joy Huerta have become one of the most celebrated rock-pop acts to emerge in the Latin music scene. Last year their critically acclaimed album "Con Quién Se Queda El Perro?" ("Who Does the Dog Stay With?") swept the Latin Grammys with four wins including best record, song and contemporary pop vocal album. Most recently the Mexican-born duo was nominated for their first Grammy in the best Latin pop album category.