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Ram Herrera, Jay Perez, Monica Saldivar, and Demmi Garcia lead third annual Guadalupe Awards nominations

The third annual Guadalupe Awards takes place November 20, 2021 in Houston, Texas recognizing the best in Tejano, Conjunto and Norteno.

Ram Herrera, Jay Perez, Monica Saldivar (Photos by Thomas Vasquez), and Demmi Garcia (Courtesy photo) lead the nominations at the 3rd annual Guadalupe Awards with 5 each.

The third annual Guadalupe Awards take place this weekend in Houston, Texas. Tejano music veterans Ram Herrera and Jay Perez, along with rising stars Monica Saldivar and Demmi Garcia have the most nominations with five each.


Other top nominees include Joe Lopez, Jaime DeAnda, Tony “Tigre” Saenz, and Cindy Ramos with four nominations.

The event at El Social Sports and Entertainment Bar in Houston on Saturday, November 20, will feature performances from Tejano Highway 281The HomeboyzLazaro Perez, Mas Tequila BandMagnifico 7, and more.

The Guadalupe Awards have recognized the best in Tejano and Conjunto each year since 2019 including outstanding performers, songs, productions, and more in 35 categories. The event was by created veteran Tejano events promoter Andrew Belmarez and is dedicated to the life and heritage of his late mother Guadalupe M. Belmarez, who passed away in 2015.

Tickets are available at the door for $15 before 10:00 p.m. and $20 after. Table reservations are available, call 504-343-1354 for details. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. El Social Sports and Entertainment Bar is located at 2327 McCarty Street in Houston.

Full list of Guadalupe Awards nominees:

Male Entertainer of the Year:

  • Joe Lopez
  • Jay Perez
  • Ram Herrera
  • Eddie Gonzalez
  • Tony Saenz

Female Entertainer of the Year

  • Demmi Garcia
  • Cindy Ramos
  • Monica Saldivar
  • Liz Garcia
  • Sonja De La Paz

Tejano Album of the Year

  • Jay Perez – El Maestro
  • Shelly Lares – LMD82
  • Ram Herrera – Back On Track
  • Patsy Torres – Dame Tu Corazon
  • Pio Trevino – Esos Labios

Conjunto Album of the Year

  • The Homeboyz
  • South TX Homies
  • Lazaro Perez
  • Cindy Ramos
  • Tony Saenz

Most Promising Male Entertainer

  • Tristan Ramos
  • Angel Gonzalez
  • Zeke Camps – Conjunto Cats
  • Elias Arredondo – The Homeboyz
  • Marcus Daniels

Most Promising Female Entertainer

  • Demmi Garcia
  • Cindy Ramos
  • Sonja De La Paz
  • Crystal Torres
  • Crystal Garcia

Best Tejano Band of the Year

  • La Fiebre
  • Joe Lopez Y Grupo Mazz
  • Jay Perez& The Band
  • Tejano Highway 281
  • Ram Herrera & The Outlaw Band

Tejano Norteno Band of the Year

  • La Calma
  • Michael Salgado
  • JR Reyna
  • Secretto
  • Lucky Joe

Most Promising Band

  • The Homeboyz
  • South Tx Homies
  • Mike Gonzalez & The Iconiczz
  • Magnifico 7
  • JR Aldaco and The Midwest All-Stars

Cumbia Band of the Year

  • Da Krazy Pimpz
  • Boyz of Kumbia
  • Erick Y Su Grupo Massore
  • El Gran Sabor
  • Tropa Estrella

Conjunto Band of the Year

  • Los Garcia Brothers
  • Los Chamacos
  • Javier Soliz Los Unikoz
  • Los Tellez
  • Ricky Naranjo

Male Vocalist of the Year

  • Jay Perez
  • Joe Lopez
  • Ram Herrera
  • Marcos Orozco
  • Cezar Martinez – David Lee Garza Y Los Musicales

Female Vocalist of the Year

  • Destiny Navaira
  • Isabel Marie Sanchez
  • Monica Saldivar
  • Beatriz Gonzalez
  • Mia Garcia

Conjunto Artist of the Year

  • Ruben De La Cruz
  • Jaime DeAnda
  • Lazaro Perez
  • Tony Saenz
  • Boni Mauricio

Conjunto Single of the Year

  • Los Chamacos – “Besos Y Copas”
  • The Homeboyz – “Pudrete En La Tristeza”
  • Jaime DeAnda – “Vuelve Por Favor”
  • South TX Homies – “Albur Perdido”
  • Lazaro Perez – “De Los Besos Que Te Di”

Male Tejano Single of the Year

  • Joe Lopez – “Llegaste Tu”
  • Jay Perez – “Tu Eres”
  • Tejano Highway 281 – “Wowee Special” (Jimmy Gonzalez Tribute)
  • Ram Herrera – “Te Tracione”
  • La Fiebre – “Mendigo”

Female Tejano Single of the Year

  • Shelly Lares, Monica Saldivar, Sonja De La Paz, Demmi Garcia – “Nada De Ti”
  • Demmi Garcia – “Con Tu Amor”
  • Grupo Imagen – “La Toxica”
  • Cindy Ramos – “Que Mas Quieres De Mi”
  • Monica Saldivar – “Si Me Dices Que Si”

Best Tejano Norteno Single of the Year

  • Lucky Joe – Sin Dolor No Hay Olvido
  • Pesado Y Bobby Pulido – Me Dorrito
  • Secretto – Tan Bella Y Tan Presumida
  • Los Dorados – Bonita
  • Johnny Arreola – Nomas Un Camino Hay

New Male Artist of the Year

  • Tristan Ramos
  • Zeke Campos – Conjunto Cats
  • Adrian Solis
  • Gary Naranjo
  • JR Reyna

New Female Artist of the Year

  • Crystal Torres
  • Monica Saldivar
  • Erika Renee
  • Shevi Love
  • Melani Munoz

Songwriter of the Year

  • Beto Ramon
  • Juan Villarreal
  • Ignacio Puente / Mary Jane Segura
  • Jesse Villarreal
  • Demmi Garcia

Pioneer of the Year

  • Joe Bravo
  • Jessy Serrata
  • Johnny Canales
  • Pio Trevino
  • Ruben Vela

Most Promising Norteno Artist of the Year

  • Lucky Joe
  • Secretto
  • La Calma
  • Ismael Gutierrez
  • Los Dorados

New Conjunto Artist of the Year

  • The Homeboyz
  • Javier Solis Los Unikoz
  • South TX Homies
  • Grupo Imagen
  • Los Morales Brothers

Terrestial Radio Station of the Year

  • Super Tejano 102.1 FM / Rio Grande Valley
  • KLMO 98.9 FM / San Antonio
  • Magic 106.5 FM / Lubbock
  • Mas Tejano Show – La Mejor 107.3 FM / Waco
  • Tejano Hits La Ley 104.1 FM / Waco

Internet Radio Staton of the Year

  • BNet Radio
  • Mas Chingon Radio

Best DJ of the Year

  • DJ Scorpio
  • DJ Lucky J
  • DJ Money Mike
  • DJ Gabriel Vasquez
  • DJ Saz

Journalist of the Year

  • Elisa Jaimez –
  • David Munoz – Nuestra Musica Monthly
  • John Henry Medina –
  • Norma Jean Mendez (Jina Ink) –
  • Mariaelena Villarreal – & Street Talk Magazine

Photographer of the Year

  • David Munoz
  • Evelyn Vasquez
  • Vic Gonzalez
  • Mariaelena Villarreal
  • Thomas Vasquez

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