With the Latin Grammys around the corner, the expectations (and surely, the tensions) are rapidly rising for what will be yet another night packed with superstar performances, unexpected duets, red carpet glam, winners, and, inevitably, those going home empty-handed.
The biggest category of the night is, of course, album of the year. This year, we see maestro Juan Luis Guerra, with his uplifting bachata-filled Todo Tiene Su Hora, face off Alejandro Sanz, with his playful pop album Sirope, on which he collaborated with producer Sebastian Krys. Pepe Aguilar went the MTV Unplugged route, enlisting Emmanuel “Meme” del Real, a member of alt group Café Tacuba, as producer, and Miguel Bosé, Natalia Lafourcade, Reyli, Saul Hernandez and other intriguing guests — all of which makes for a compelling case.
Those icons aren’t alone. Bosé (Amo) and Rubén Blades with Roberto Delgado and orchestra (Son de Panamá) are also up for the top award. Then there are the two Natalia’s (Jimenez and Lafourcade) — a powerhouse vocalist and an ethereal songstress, respectively, with two outstanding sets. And that’s not all. There are 10 contenders in total, each deserving of the night’s top honors for different reasons.
Luckily, it’s not our job to choose winners. We get to just sit back and enjoy all the great music that’s out there. But since it’s always fun to have you, the fans, decide who should take home the industry’s biggest awards, cast your vote for album of the year below and show your love for your favorites.
We’ll find out the winners on Nov. 19, when the show airs live from the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas on Univision.