MIAMI — The Latin Recording Academy announced all the nominees for the 22nd annual Latin GRAMMYs on Tuesday (Sept. 28), including Best Tejano Album.
The category has five nominees including Pa’ La Pista Y Pa’l Pisto, Vol. 2 from El Plan, Back On Track from Ram Herrera, Historico from La Fiebre, Incomparable from Solido, and Un Beso Es Sifuente from Vilax.
The Latin GRAMMYs are the preeminent international honor and the only peer-selected award celebrating excellence in Latin music voted on by The Latin Academy’s international membership body of music creators who represent all genres and creative disciplines, including recording artists, songwriters, producers, mixers, and engineers.
“Our Academy strives to support the Latin music community through inclusive awards that spotlight the most current representation of excellence in the field,” said Manuel Abud, CEO of The Latin Recording Academy. “Today, we are proud to unveil the nominees for the 22nd Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards— a gifted and diverse group of artists whose global music has broken down cultural barriers around the world.”
The 22nd Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards nominees were selected from more than 20,000 entries across 53 categories and reflect an expansive range of artists who released recordings during the eligibility period (June 1, 2020, through May 31, 2021). All songs that are considered for nominations must contain a minimum percentage of lyric content in Spanish or Portuguese that ranges from 51% to 75%, depending on the category. The only exceptions are for Best New Artist, where artists and groups are not eligible if they have established their public identity in a language other than Spanish or Portuguese, and Best Classical Contemporary Composition, where the work must have been composed by an Ibero-American.
The Latin Academy’s online entry process allowed members and record labels to submit entries digitally during the COVID-19 pandemic and paved the way for a very successful virtual screening and nominating process that enabled the participation of a large majority of voting members, regardless of their location. The final round of voting to determine Latin GRAMMY winners will begin on October 8.
Returning to the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Thursday, Nov. 18, the 2021 Latin GRAMMYs, officially known as the 22nd Latin GRAMMY Awards, will air live on Univision beginning at 8 p.m. ET/PT (7 p.m. CT). Preceding the 2021 Latin GRAMMYs telecast is the Latin GRAMMY Premiere ceremony, where the winners in most categories will be announced. This long-established afternoon full of unforgettable performances and heartfelt acceptance speeches will be held at the Michelob ULTRA Arena at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino on the same night.
For the complete list of nominees for all 53 categories, visit LatinGRAMMY.com.
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