CORPUS CHRISTI – Freddie Records and M Music & Entertainment Group are proud to announce several of its artists have been named as nominees for the 16th Annual Latin Grammy Awards. Elida Reyna Y Avante, Solido, La Fiebre, and Alazzan were each nominated in the Best Tejano Album category. Nominees were announced Wednesday morning at a press conference in Miami hosted by the Latin Recording Academy, producers of the annual Latin Grammy Awards show.
Elida Reyna Y Avante received a nomination for their most recent album, Al Fin Completa. The group is a previous Latin Grammy recipient having won in 2011 for their hit album Fantasia.
Rio Grande City-based Solido is nominated for their most recent production, Sentimientos, which was released earlier this year. Solido is also a previous Grammy winner having won in 2001 for their sophomore album Nadie Como Tu.
Pasadena-based La Fiebre is nominated for their 2014 comeback album, Nueva Era.
Houston-based group Alazzan is nominated for their album Tributo Al Amor Y Dolor.
“We’re so honored to be nominated once again for a Latin Grammy among such a great group of artists,” said Reyna upon learning of her group’s nomination. “I’m very proud of my band and the work we’ve accomplished together as Elida Reyna Y Avante. I’m thankful that our peers in the industry also appreciate our work.”
Solido lead vocalist and group leader Ben De Leon said of his group’s nod, “This nomination is very important to us. The Latin Grammy is regarded by many as the industry’s most prestigious award. I’m deeply honored and appreciative of everyone in the industry who voted for us.”
La Fiebre bassist and co-founder Joe Reynosa was equally surprised upon learning of his group’s nomination. “Wow! This is incredible news! Nueva Era is somewhat of a comeback for La Fiebre in that it’s our first album in several years and our first with our new lead vocalist, Angel Cantu.” Reynosa added, “We’re so appreciative of the nomination and everyone who has supported and believed in us throughout the years.”
Alazzan lead vocalist and co-founder Armando Gracia commented, “We are beyond excited with Latin Grammy nomination.” Gracia added, “Patience, persistence and hard work really do pay off. We thank all our friends in the industry and our fans for their continued support.”
The Latin Recording Academy is a multinational membership-based association composed of music industry professionals dedicated to improving the quality of life and cultural condition for Latin music and its makers both inside and outside the United States. The main purpose of the Latin Grammy Awards is to recognize excellence and create a greater public awareness of the cultural diversity of Latin recording artists and creators, both domestically and internationally. The Latin Grammy nominees and winners are chosen by the Latin Recording Academy voting members via the same exacting process as the Grammy Awards. In addition to producing the Latin Grammys, The Latin Recording Academy also provides networking opportunities, educational outreach, and other resources important to music industry professionals at all levels.
The 16th Annual Latin Grammy Awards, set for Thursday, Nov. 19 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, will be broadcast live on the Univision Network at 8 ET /7 CT.