Latin Grammy Awards 2012: Biggest Latin music event tonight in Vegas

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    Caetano Veloso accepts his award at the 2012 Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year Tribute to Caetano Veloso at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012, in Las Vegas. Pictured from left are Gabriel Abaroa, president and CEO of the Latin Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, Julieta Venegas, Luis Cobos, Chair of the Board of Trustees, Latin Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, Sonia Braga and Neil Portnow, president of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. (Photo by Powers Imagery/Invision/AP)

    Brazil’s Caetano Veloso honored as the  2012 Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year

    Brazilian composer, singer, guitarist, writer, and political activist, Caetano Veloso, first became known for his participation in the Brazilian musical movement Tropicalismo. It encompassed theater  poetry and music in the 1960s, at the beginning of the Brazilian military dictatorship. He has remained a constant creative influence and best-selling performing artist and composer ever since.

    This year, he was honored as the  2012 Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year.  The gala took place Wednesday in Las Vegas at the MGM Grand Hotel.

    The “Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year” is an award presented annually by the Latin Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences, the same organization that distributes the Latin Grammy Awards, to commend musicians for their artistic achievement in the Latin music industry and dedication to philanthropy.

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    Caetano Veloso is seen on stage at the 2012 Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year Tribute in his honor at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012, in Las Vegas. (Photo by Powers Imagery/Invision/AP)

    During the tribute event to the Brazilian musician, artists of all parts of Latin America joined forces with the Latin Recording Academy to highlight Veloso’s songs as well as his philanthropic and political achievements.

    Veloso is up for four awards in the XIII Edition of the Latin Grammys Award.

    The XIII Annual Latin Grammy Awards will be celebrated at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas on November 15 and broadcasted live on Univision from 8 to 11 p.m. ET.

    Continuing with a new tradition started last year, LatinGrammy.com will also feature the Latin Grammy Awards show en vivo, offering live coverage of the Awards and interviews from various locations including the green carpet arrivals, the Pre-Telecast Ceremony, backstage, and the media center, beginning at 1 p.m. PT.

    This year’s Latin Grammy Awards show honors the contemporary pop sounds, the tradition, and every category and style in between.

    Latin Grammy Awards 2012: Performers

    These are some of the names scheduled to perform:

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      Juan Luis Guerra performs “Lindeza” at the 2012 Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year Tribute to Caetano Veloso at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012, in Las Vegas. (Photo by Powers Imagery/Invision/AP)

      Dominican singer, songwriter and producer Juan Luis Guerra, a twelve-time Latin Grammy and a two-time Grammy Award winner who is in line for another big night with six nominations.

    • Audience and Latin Academy favorite, Grammy and 17-time Latin Grammy winner Colombian singer and songwriter Juanes , who called on Guerra to produce MTV Unplugged, nominated for two Latin Grammy. (Juanes is also nominated for two other Latin Grammy Awards)
    • Mexican singer and songwriter Lila Downs with neo-traditional Colombian singer Toto La Momposina and El Rebelde del Acordeón Celso Piña.
    • Dominican singer songwriter and producer Prince Royce.
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      Juanes performs “Sampa” at the 2012 Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year Tribute to Caetano Veloso at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012, in Las Vegas. (Photo by Powers Imagery/Invision/AP)

      Singer and songwriter Shaila Dúrcal, appearing with Divas De Cindy Shea, the first female mariachi to win a Grammy Award.

    • The brother-and-sister pop rock duo Jesse & Joy
    • Brazilian sensation Michel Teló
    • Puerto Rican singer and songwriter Kany García
    • David Bisbal
    • Joan Sebastian
    • Sergio Dalma
    • Pitbull
    • 3BallMTY
    • Victor Manuelle
    • Gerardo Ortiz

    Latin Grammy Awards nominees

    GENERAL FIELD

    Album Of The Year

    • Independiente — Ricardo Arjona
    • Un Pokito De Rocanrol — Bebe
    • Chico — Chico Buarque
    • Eso Es Lo Que Hay — ChocQuibTown
    • Con Quien Se Queda El Perro? — Jesse & Joy
    • MTV Unplugged — Juanes
    • Dejenme Llorar — Carla Morrison
    • Peligro — Reik
    • Dear Diz (Everyday I Think Of You) — Arturo Sandoval
    • Especial Ivete, Gil e Caetano — Caetano Veloso, Gilberto Gil & Ivete Sangalo
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    Lila Downs performs “Cucurrucucu Paloma” at the 2012 Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year Tribute to Caetano Veloso at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012, in Las Vegas. (Photo by Powers Imagery/Invision/AP)

    Record Of The Year

    • “Fuiste Tu” — Ricardo Arjona con Gaby Moreno
    • “Calentura” — ChocQuibTown Featuring Tego Calderon & Zully Murillo
    • “Que Te Vaya Mal” — Kany Garcia
    • “En El Cielo No Hay Hospital” — Juan Luis Guerra
    • “Corre!” — Jesse & Joy
    • “Azul Sabina” — Juanes Featuring Joaquin Sabina
    • “Hasta Que Te Conoci” — Manaa
    • “Atras Da Porta” — Ivete Sangalo
    • “No Me Compares” — Alejandro Sanz
    • “Besame Mucho” — Zoe

    Song Of The Year

    • “Azul Sabina” — Juan Luis Guerra, Juanes & Joaquin Sabina, songwriters
    • (Juanes Featuring Joaquin Sabina)
    • “Corre!” — Jesse & Joy & Tommy Torres, songwriters (Jesse & Joy)
    • “Creo En Ti” — Kiko Cibrian, Gilberto Marin, Julio Ramirez & Monica Velez, songwriters (Reik)
    • “Dejenme Llorar — Carla Morrison, songwriter (Carla Morrison)
    • “En El Cielo No Hay Hospital” — Juan Luis Guerra, songwriter (Juan Luis Guerra)
    • “Estoy Hecho De Pedacitos De Ti” — Jose Luis Latorre, Antonio Orozco & Xavi Perez, songwriters
    • (Antonio Orozco Featuring Alejandro Fernandez)
    • “Extranjero” — Maycon Ananias & Cassyano Correr, songwriters (Maria Gadu)
    • “Fuiste Tu” — Ricardo Arjona, songwriter (Ricardo Arjona con Gaby Moreno)
    • “Invisible” — Amaury Gutierrez & Gian Marco, songwriters (Gian Marco)
    • “No Me Compares” — Alejandro Sanz, songwriter (Alejandro Sanz)

    Best New Artist

    • Gaby Amarantos
    • Deborah De Corral
    • Elain
    • Ulises Hadjis
    • Los Mesoneros
    • Juan Magan
    • Rosario Ortega
    • Piso 21
    • 3BallMTY
    • Ana Victoria

    POP FIELD

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    Shaila Durcal arrives at the 2012 Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year Tribute to Caetano Veloso at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012, in Las Vegas. (Photo by Powers Imagery/Invision/AP)

    Best Contemporary Pop Vocal Album

    • En Acustico — Pablo Alboran
    • Chambao — Chambao
    • Con Quien Se Queda El Perro? — Jesse & Joy
    • Bela y Sus Moskitas Muertas — Beatriz Luengo
    • Reconocer — Pamela Rodriguez

     

    URBAN FIELD

    Best Urban Music Album

    • Otro Nivel De Musica Reloaded — J. Alvarez
    • The Original Gallo Del Pais — Tego Calderon
    • The Most Powerful Rookie — Farruko
    • MT02 New Generation — Don Omar
    • La Bala — Ana Tijoux

    ROCK FIELD

    Best Pop/Rock Album

    • Porfiado — El Cuarteto De Nos
    • Turista Del Amor — Jotdog
    • Diciembre — Leiva
    • Camino A Encontrarte — Los Claxons
    • La Cuenta Atras — Vega

    Best Rock Song

    • Manuel Diquez — “Anti Idolo” (Manuel Diquez)
    • Roberto Musso — “Cuando Sea Grande” (El Cuarteto de Nos)
    • Leo Felipe Campos & Ulises Hadjis — “Dónde Va” (Ulises Hadjis)
    • Doctor Krápula — “Exigimos” (Doctor Krápula)
    • Luis Jiménez — “Indeleble” (Los Mesoneros)

    ALTERNATIVE FIELD

    Best Alternative Music Album

    • Mundo Anfibio — Lisandro Aristimuno
    • Eso Es Lo Que Hay — ChocQuibTown
    • Cosas Perdidas — Ulises Hadjis
    • Sueno De La Maquina — Kinky
    • Dejenme Llorar — Carla Morrison

    TROPICAL FIELD

    Best Salsa Album

    • Eba Say Aja — Ruben Blades & Cheo Feliciano
    • Soy y Sere — Luis Enrique
    • Watch Out! Ten Cuidado! — Mambo Legends Orchestra
    • Busco En Pueblo — Victor Manuelle
    • Mi Ultima Grabacion — Tito Nieves

    Best Tropical Fusion Album

    • Afronauta — Caseroloops
    • Ilusion+ — Fonseca
    • Una y Otra Vez — Sergent Garcia
    • The King Of Dance — Juan Magan
    • Phase II — Prince Royce

     

    REGIONAL MEXICAN FIELD

    Best Ranchero Album

    • Mas De Un Camino — Pepe Aguilar
    • Asi — Shaila Durcal
    • No Que No… — Pedro Fernandez
    • Aqui En El Rancho — Miguel y Miguel
    • Trio Ellas — Trio Ellas

    Best Regional Mexican Song

    • “Ay Mi Mexico” — Ismael Gallegos & Alberto “Beto” Jimenez Maeda, songwriters (Mariachi Divas De Cindy Shea)
    • “Como Me Acuerdo De Ti” — Charlie Corona & Jesse Turner, songwriters (Siggno)
    • “El Dia Que Me Fui” — Luis Carlos Monroy & Adrian Pieragostino, songwriters (Shaila Durcal)
    • “El Mejor Perfume” — Luis Carlos Monroy & Adrian Pieragostino, songwriters (La Original Banda El Limon De Salvador Lizarraga)
    • “Vivo Contenta” — Manuel Eduardo Toscano, songwriter (Paquita La Del Barrio)

    BRAZILIAN FIELD

    Best MPB (Musica Popular Brasileira) Album

    • Oasis De Bethania — Maria Bethania
    • Joao Bosco 40 Anos Depois — Joao Bosco
    • Amoragio — Ivan Lins
    • O Que Voce Quer Saber De Verdade — Marisa Monte
    • Raiz — Leila Pinheiro
    • Elo — Maria Rita
    • Especial Ivete, Gil e Caetano — Caetano Veloso, Gilberto Gil & Ivete Sangalo

    Best Brazilian Song (Portuguese Language)

    • “A Doida” — Pretinho Da Serrinha, Leandro Fab & Seu Jorge, songwriters (Seu Jorge)
    • “Ai Se Eu Te Pego” — Antonio Dyggs & Sharon Axe Moi, songwriters (Michel Telo)
    • “Ainda Bem” — Arnaldo Antunes & Marisa Monte, songwriters (Marisa Monte)
    • “Amor E Pra Quem Ama” — Lenine & Ivan Santos, songwriters (Lenine)
    • “Querido Diario” — Chico Buarque, songwriter (Chico Buarque)

    PRODUCER OF THE YEAR

    • Moogie Canazio
    • Gregg Field & Arturo Sandoval
    • Sergio George
    • Juan Luis Guerra
    • Martin Terefe

     

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