This year's regional Mexican category, which typically includes mariachi and ranchera music releases, was eliminated from the Grammys for lack of entries. While not announcing nominees or winners in a category for lack of entries isn't unusual, it is curious that the year's top-selling regional Mexican albums-including Jenni Rivera's "La Gran Señora," Pedro Fernandez's "Amarte a la Antigua" and Alejandro Fernandez's "Dos Mundos: Tradicion," all released by Fonovisa-are ranchera sets that would've fallen under that umbrella. According to Recording Academy VP of awards Bill Freimuth, some of the aforementioned artists were entered in different categories, some weren't submitted, and some didn't meet the eligibility requirements. Fonovisa had no comment, but Alejandro Fernandez's manager says his artist's albums were submitted.

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