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Melissa Marty at 2009 Latin Grammy Awards


Source: Latin GRAMMY

 LOS ANGELES (Sept. 17, 2009) — Nominations for the 10th Annual Latin GRAMMY® Awards were announced today at a press conference attended by national and international media at the Conga Room at L.A. LIVE in downtown Los Angeles. Artists reading nominations this morning included GRAMMY® and two-time Latin GRAMMY winner Beto Cuevas, Spanish pop singer Shaíla Dúrcal, salsa vocalist Luis Enrique, Latin pop singer Luis Fonsi, actor and GRAMMY and Latin GRAMMY winner Andy Garcia, Latin pop singer Luz Rios, actor/comedian Paul Rodriguez, Emmy® winner Jimmy Smits, and reggaeton artist Tito “El Bambino.” In a year that recognized an array of performers and creative professionals across numerous styles, the nominations celebrate and spotlight a unique mix of established and emerging artists. The milestone 10th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards, set for Nov. 5 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, will be broadcast live on the Univision Network from 8 – 11 p.m. ET/PT (7 p.m. Central). For a complete list of nominees, media credentialing instructions and more information, please visit http://www.latingrammy.com/en/nominated . For updates and breaking news, please visit The Latin Recording Academy®’s social networks on Twitter and Facebook: www.twitter.com/latingrammys, www.facebook.com/latingrammys.

Calle 13 leads the nominations with five. Ivan Lins & The Metropole Orchestra, José Lugo, Jorge Luis Piloto, Ivete Sangalo, Gilberto Santa Rosa, Caetano Veloso, and Wisin y Yandel garnered three nods each; Ricardo Arjona, Babasonicos, Bebe, Café Tacvba, Andrés Cepeda, Daddy Yankee, Don Omar, Luis Enrique, Luis Fonsi, Sergio George, Saúl Hernández (Jaguares), Laura Pausini, Luz Rios, Marco Antonio Solis, Mercedes Sosa, and Tito “El Bambino” are among those who received two nominations. And a wide array of established music makers and rising new talent — including Vicente Amigo, David Bisbal, Ruben Blades, Beto Cuevas, Franco De Vita, Cucu Diamantes, Shaíla Dúrcal, José Feliciano, Vicente Fernández, 50 Cent, Jaguares, Kinky, Sebastian Krys, Natalia Lafourcade, Alejandro Lerner, Los Amigos Invisibles, Gian Marco, Fito Paez, Omara Portuondo, Reik, Aleks Syntek, Nestor Torres, Bebo Valdés, Chucho Valdés, Carlos Vives, and Bernie Williams — also earned nominations.

“Latin music is very much alive and well and in this, our milestone 10th year, the Latin GRAMMY nominations continue to reflect and represent a considerably diverse, eclectic and comprehensive worldwide Latin music community that includes established music makers as well as emerging talent,” said Gabriel Abaroa, President of The Latin Recording Academy. “With so many music professionals participating in the awards process, it’s gratifying to see so many creators, performers, producers, albums, and songs getting due recognition from peers. On Nov. 5 in Las Vegas, we look forward to spotlighting this year’s nominees and celebrating a decade of recognizing the best and brightest in Latin music.”

This year’s attendees are diverse array of worldwide artists and musical celebrites of show business: Puerto Rico’s Calle 13 for Los De Atrás Vienen Conmigo; Puerto Rico’s Melissa Marty Nuestra Belleza Latina 2008; Colombia’s Andrés Cepeda for Día Tras Día; Nicaragua’s Luis Enrique for Ciclos; and so many others.

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