Puerto Rican hip-hop duo Calle 13 lead nominations for the 12th Latin Grammy Awards with a record 10 bids.
Mounted by the Latin Recording Academy, the Nov. 10 kudocast will air on Univision from Las Vegas’ Mandalay Bay Events Center.
Calle 13 — stepbrothers Rene Perez Joglar and Eduardo Jose Cabra Martinez, who took the 2009 album of the year Latin Grammy with “Los de Atras Vienen Conmigo” — repeat in the category this year with “Entren Los Que Quieran.” The pair has collected 10 Latin Grammys to date.
They are also competing for record, song and producer of the year; in the latter two categories, they share the noms with Rafa Arcaute, himself up in six slots. Venezuelan singer-songwriter Franco De Vita garnered five nominations, while Mexican composer Marco Antonio Solis collected four.
Also up for album are De Vita’s “En Primera Fila,” Spanish pop singer Enrique Iglesias’ “Euphoria,” Colombian superstar Shakira’s “Sale El Sol” and multinational trio Alex, Jorge y Lena’s self-titled album.
Calle 13’s “Latinoamerica,” record competitors include De Vita and Alejandra Guzman’s “Tan Solo Tu,” Puerto Rican singer-cleffer Luis Fonsi’s “Gritar,” Mexican norteno group Los Tigres Del Norte’s “Golpes En El Corazon” and Puerto Rican pop star Ricky Martin’s “Lo Mejor De Mi Vida Eres Tu.”New artist nominees are Spain’s Pablo Alboran, Uruguay’s Max Capote, Brazil’s Paula Fernandes, Italy’s Il Volo and Puerto Rico’s Sie7e.