Drexler, Guerra, Sanz, Domm top nods
Familiar faces Jorge Drexler, Juan Luis Guerra and Alejandro Sanz and rising talent Mario Domm lead nominees for the 11th Latin Grammy Awards, announced Wednesday, with four nods apiece.Presented by the Latin Recording Academy and recognizing talent across the breadth of Latin countries and styles, the Latin Grammys will be held Nov. 11 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Vegas. Univision will again televise the ceremony live. Uruguayan songwriter Drexler, a 2004 Oscar winner for his song “Al Otro Lado del Rio” from “The Motorcycle Diaries,” was recognized for album, record and song of the year and best pop album by a duo or group. He will face off with the other veteran leaders, 14-time Latin Grammy-winning Spaniard Alejandro Sanz (up for album, record and song of the year and best male pop vocal album) and Dominican singer-songwriter and nine-time winner Juan Luis Guerra (with nods in the album of the year, best contemporary tropical album, best tropical song and best short for video categories). Dark horse is Mario Domm, lead singer of the Mexican rock band Camila, who scored noms for album, record and song of the year and best pop album by a duo or group. On its own, Domm’s band was nominated for album of the year, best pop album and record of the year. A complete list of nominees is available at http://www.latingrammy.com.