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Shelly Lares, Jay Perez, and Monica Saldivar lead nominations for 42nd annual Tejano Music Awards

The nominations were announced for the 42nd annual Tejano Music Awards, which returns to a live show on Nov. 26 in San Antonio

The nominations for the 42nd annual Tejano Music Awards were announced on Friday (Nov 11). The Top 5 nominees were revealed for each category with Shelly Lares, Jay Perez, and Monica Saldivar leading all nominations with four each.

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“Little Miss Dynamite” was nominated for Female Vocalist of the Year and Tejano Album of the Year with LMD82. The album’s hit song “Nada De Ti” featuring Monica Saldivar, Sonja De La Paz, and Demmi Garcia earned two nominations including Song of the Year and Collaboration of the Year. The Tejano icon will also make her final performance at the TMAs as she will retire from touring at the end of this year.

Perez earned nominations for Male Vocalist of the Year and Album of the Year with El Maestro. “The Voice” added Song of The Year with “Eres”, while the duet “Tu Y Yo” with his wife Roxane Perez was nominated for Collaboration of the Year.

Saldivar, a rising star in the Tejano industry, received nominations for Female Vocalist of the Year, Album of the Year with Soy Mas Fuerte, and Song of the Year and Collaboration of the Year for “Nada De Ti.”

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Other multiple nominees include Lucky Joe, Anjelique, La Fiebre, Texas Latino, and Lydia Castillo.

Winners will be announced during the 42nd annual Tejano Music Awards on Saturday, November 26, 2021, at the Tech Port Center + Arena in San Antonio, Texas. For tickets to the 42nd Annual Tejano Music Awards and up-to-date information visit the official website at tejanomusicawards.com.

Full list of nominees for the 42nd Tejano Music Awards:

Male Vocalist of the Year

  • David Farias
  • Gabe Rivera — Texas Latino
  • J Angle Cantu — La Fiebre
  • Jay Perez
  • Lucky Joe

Female Vocalist of the Year

  • Anjelique
  • Betty Barajas — Conjunto Baraja de Oro
  • Magali Delarosa
  • Monica Saldivar
  • Shelly Lares

Best New Artist Male

  • Bobby “Cricket” Aguilera
  • Elias Arredondo — The Homeboyz
  • JC Hernandez
  • Joe Villanueva
  • Jordan Rodriguez — Asalto

Best New Artist Female

  • Angelica Alcoser
  • Celestina Robles
  • Cynthia Bustamante
  • Gabriella Salazar
  • Lydia Castillo

Best New Artist Group

  • Asalto
  • Lydia Castillo and The Band
  • Magnicofo 7
  • The Homeboyz
  • Zenzio

Album of the Year – Tejano

  • El Maestro — Jay Perez
  • Fe — Texas Latino
  • Historico — La Fiebre
  • LMD82 — Shelly Lares
  • Soy Mas Fuerte — Monica Saldivar

Album of the Year – Conjunto

  • De Enero a Diciembre — Joe Lara Y Grupo Xprezzion
  • La Proclamacion — Lazaro Perez
  • No Te Olvidare — Conjunto Baraja de Oro
  • Norteno y Poderoso (Tributo a Mis Idolos) — Lucky Joe

Song of the Year

  • “Cuidala” — La Fiebre
  • “Eres” — Jay Perez
  • “Fe” — Texas Latino
  • “Nada De Ti” — Shelly Lares, Monica Saldivar, Sonja De La Paz, Demmi Garcia
  • “Quedate Con El” — Stefani Montiel

Collaboration of the Year

  • “Amor Ingrato” — Chente Barrera with Roberto Pulido
  • “Ella Solo Es Mi” — Ricky Guzman and Lazaro Perez
  • “Nada De Ti” — Shelly Lares, Monica Saldivar, Sonja De La Paz, Demmi Garcia
  • “Salvaje Pero Amable” — Anjelique, Esteven Cerda, Toonz
  • “Tu Y Yo” — JayPerez ft. Roxane Perez

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