The 19th annual Latin Grammys award is sneaking up on us but first, the nominees! On Thursday morning (Sept. 20), The Latin Recording Academy revealed its nominees for the 2018 award ceremony. In a nutshell, Colombian artist J Balvin takes the lead with eight nominations including album of the year for Vibras. Other artists who nabbed well-deserving nods include Colombian urban star Karol G, Spanish powerhouse Rosalia, and Regional Mexican crooner Christian Nodal.
One of the most highly-anticipated categories of the night is record of the year, awarded for quality vocal or instrumental recording tracks. This award is given to the artist(s), album producer(s), recording engineer(s), and/or mixer(s), and mastering engineer(s) if other than the artist.
Check out the 2018 Latin Grammy nominees for record of the year below.
“No Vaya Ser” – Pablo Alboran
Julio Reyes Copello, record producer; Carlos Fernández López, Ricardo López Lalinde, Natalia Ramírez & Julio Reyes Copello, recording engineers; Trevor Muzzy, mixer; Antonio Baglio, mastering engineer Track from: Prometo [Parlophone/Warner Music Spain]
“É Fake (Homem Barato) – Anaadi
Leo Bracht, record producer; Leo Bracht, recording engineer; Leo Bracht, mixer; Felipe Tichauer, mastering engineer Track from: Noturno [Jasmine Music]
“Mi Gente” – J Balvin, Willy William
Willy William, record producer; Willy William, recording engineer; Phil Greiss, mixer; Dave Kutch, mastering engineer [Scorpio Music/Universal Music Latino]
“Internacionales” – Bomba Estéreo
Edgar Barrera, Christian Castagno, Simón Mejía & Liliana Saumet, record producers; Ethan Shumaker, recording engineer; Ricky Reed, mixer; Chris Athens, mastering engineer Track from: Ayo [Sony Music Entertainment US Latin]
“Telefonia” – Jorge Drexler
Carles Campi Campón & Jorge Drexler, producers; Carles Campi Campón & Ernesto García, recording engineers; Matías Cella, mixer; Fred Kevorkian, mastering engineer Track from: Salvavidas De Hielo [Warner Music Spain]
“Para Siempre” – Kany García
Marcos Sánchez & Afo Verde, record producers; José E. Díaz, Orlando Ferrer & Marcos Sánchez, recording engineers; Marcos Sánchez, mixer; Eduardo Ramos, mastering engineer Track from: Soy Yo [Sony Music Entertainment US Latin]
“X” – Nicky Jam, J Balvin
Giordano Ashruf, Rashid Badloe & Jonathan Bryan Thiel, record producers; Cristhian Mena & Alejandro Patiño, recording engineers; Alejandro Patiño, mixer; Alejandro Patiño, mastering engineer [Sony Music Entertainment US Latin]
“Danza de Gardenias” – Natalia Lafourcade, Los Macorinos
Kiko Campos, record producer; Rubén López Arista, recording engineer; Rubén López Arista, mixer; Gavin Lurssen, mastering engineer [Sony Music Entertainment México, S.A. de C.V.]
“Bailar Contigo” – Monsieur Periné
Eduardo Cabra, Catalina García Barahona & Santiago Prieto Sarabia, record producers; Eduardo Cabra & Uriel Dorfman, recording engineers; Fab Dupont, mixer; Diego Calviño & Pablo López Ruiz, mastering engineers [Sony Music Entertainment Colombia S.A.]
“Malamente” – Rosalía
El Guincho & Rosalía, record producers; El Guincho, recording engineer; Jaycen Joshua, mixer; Chris Athens, mastering engineer [Rosalia/Sony Music Entertainment España S.L.]
The 2018 Latin Grammys will take place Nov. 15 at the MGM Grand Arena and will air live on the Univision Network. The Latin Grammy Awards are voted on by the Latin Recording Academy’s international membership body of music makers and takes into account 14,000 submissions across 48 categories during June 1, 2017, through May 31, 2018 eligibility period. For a full list go to LatinGrammy.com.