The Latin Recording Academy announced the nominations for the 21st Latin Grammy Awards on Tuesday and Siggno nabbed two nominations including Best Tejano Album for Pelicula, Vol. 1, and Regional Song of the Year for “#Hashtag”.
“I’m just grateful to God for the opportunities that present themselves,” Siggno frontman Jesse Turner tells Tejano Nation about the nominations. “I’m very grateful to the Latin Grammy committee and I’m also wishing the best of luck for everybody else who got nominated from songwriters to bands to every person that got nominated.”
“#Hashtag,” a song from the Siggno’s latest album, written by Turner, Gabriel Flores, and Wences Romo received a Latin Grammy nomination.
“I think the most surprising nomination was the one for Regional Song of the Year,” said Turner. “I’ve always said our music doesn’t have any boundaries. We’ve already won for Best Norteño Album but our music is so in-between that you can call it whatever you want, so this time around it’s the Tejano Album of the Year.”
After a tough year with the global COVID-19 pandemic, Turner is happy to receive good news with the nominations. “This year I’ve seen friends and people pass from COVID-19, it’s crippled our economy, it’s crippled people individually, it’s broken spirits, it’s made other families stronger,” he said. “When I thought things were going to be as bad as they can be, for us there was a little bit of light and that light is nominated not just for one but two Latin Grammys.”
This marks six Latin Grammy nominations for Siggno, winning Best Norteño Album in 2008 for Six Pack.
The final round of voting to determine Latin GRAMMY winners will begin Oct. 8. Winners will be revealed by The Latin Recording Academy on Nov. 19 at the 21st Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards’ Premiere and telecast ceremonies.
The 21st Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards telecast will air live on Univision at 8 p.m. ET/PT (7 p.m. CT). With the theme “Music Makes Us Human,” the reimagined telecast will be anchored from Miami with uplifting performances from multiple cities around the world.
Preceding the telecast is the Latin GRAMMY Premiere ceremony where the majority of the 21st Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards categories will be awarded. This long-established afternoon full of unforgettable performances and heartfelt acceptance speeches will be a virtual, high-quality production featuring remote performances and the ability for all nominees to participate.
For the complete list of nominees for all 53 categories, visit LatinGRAMMY.com.
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