With six nominations, Sergio George leads the pack for the fourth annual Latin Grammy Awards. Among the awards the producer/songwriter is up for are record of the year, song of the year and best tropical song for “Mi Premer Millón” by Bacilos; album of the year for Bacilos’ “Caraluna”; and best tropical song for Tito Nieves’ “La Salsa Vive.”
Singer/songwriter Juanes and producer Gustavo Santaolalla follow with five nominations each.
Juanes, a four-time Latin Grammy winner, is up for record of the year and song of the year for “Es Por Ti,” album of the year and best rock solo vocal album for “Un Dìa Normal” and best rock song for “Mala Gente.” Santaolalla’s nods include producer of the year, album of the year for his work on Juanes’ set and best classical album for Kronos Quartet’s “Nuevo.”
In addition to the Bacilos and Juanes sets, nominees for album of the year are Rubén Blades’ “Mundo,” Alexandre Pires’ “Estrella Guìa” and the self-titled release by Tribalistas.
Others nominated for record of the year are Luis Miguel’s “Hasta Que Vuelvas,” Molotov’s “Frijolero” and Tribalistas’ “Já Sei Namorar.”
Best new artist nominees are David Bisbal, Tiziano Ferro, Natalia Lafourcade, Fernanda Porto and Alex Ubago.
The Latin Grammys will be broadcast live on CBS Sept. 3 from Miami’s AmericanAirlines Arena.