The Latin Recording Academy announced nominations for the 17th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards in all 48 categories, including Best Tejano Album on Wednesday (September 21).
Nominees for Best Tejano Album include Mucho Mas Que Amor from Ram Herrera, La Historia De La Musica Tejana by The Legends, Por Cielo Y Tierra from Michael Salgado, Un Amigo Tendrás from Jay Perez, and Vulnerable De Ti by Marian Y Mariel.
“Nominations day is always a proud moment for The Latin Recording Academy because it reminds us of how much growth and diversity Latin music and its global community have achieved throughout the year,” said Gabriel Abaroa Jr., President/CEO of The Latin Recording Academy. “This year’s group of nominees showcases the craftsmanship of the artists in front of the microphone and behind the soundboard, a true testament to the dedication of our voting body and their commitment to recognize creative individuals on all levels.”
For the first time, The Latin Recording Academy offered digital voting to its membership of creators across all disciplines of music — recording artists, songwriters, producers, and engineers. Following today’s announcement, the final round of voting for the17th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards opens Sept. 27 and closes Oct. 13 at 6 p.m. PST.
The preeminent award for excellence in Latin music is the only peer-based music accolade, voted on by a membership body. The winners will be revealed Nov. 17, 2016, live from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, and broadcast on the Univision Network from 8–11 p.m. ET/PT (7 p.m. Central).