Discover Colombian songwriter Keityn with seven nominations and Argentine record producer Bizarrap, famous for Bzrp Music Sessions, with six nods in Latin Grammy Awards. Explore their musical achievements and talent.
Latin Grammy Nominations
Édgar Barrera, the producer and songwriter renowned for his collaborations with artists like Madonna, Karol G, Peso Pluma, Shakira, Grupo Frontera, and others, emerges as the frontrunner in the 2023 Latin Grammy nominations with a total of 13 nominations.
The Latin Recording Academy unveiled this year’s nominees during a livestream on Tuesday. Barrera finds himself nominated in several prominent categories, including best pop song, record, album, songwriter, and producer of the year. Additionally, he boasts two nominations in the song of the year category. Notably, he has garnered three nominations each in the best tropical song and best regional song categories.
Just behind him stand some of his collaborators, such as Karol G, Shakira, and Camilo. They each boast seven nominations, a feat shared by Kevyn Mauricio Cruz Moreno, the Colombian songwriter who operates under the pseudonym Keityn.
Argentine record producer Bizarrap, renowned for his Bzrp Music Sessions, garners six nominations.
Barrera and Moreno also find themselves nominated in the Songwriter of the Year category alongside Felipe González Abad, Manuel Lorente Freire, Horacio Palencia, and Elena Rose. Songwriter of the Year represents the first of three new categories, which also include Best Singer-Songwriter Song and Best Portuguese-Language Urban Performance.
The 24th Annual Latin Grammy Awards are scheduled to take place on November 16 in Sevilla, Spain.
The Record of the Year category boasts 11 nominees, including Christina Aguilera, Rosalía, Natalia Lafourcade, Maluma, and Marc Anthony. Meanwhile, Album of the Year features Pablo Alborán, Camilo, Karol G, Juanes, and Carlos Vives.
The nominees for Song of the Year comprise Lasso’s “Ojos Marrones,” Grupo Frontera featuring Bad Bunny’s “Un X100to,” and Eslabon Armado and Peso Pluma’s “Ella Baila Sola.” Shakira secured three out of the ten nominations in this category: “Acróstico,” “TQG” by Karol G and Shakira, and “Shakira: Bzrp Music Sessions, Vol. 53” by Bizarrap featuring Shakira.
The nomination follows Shakira’s performance and acceptance of the prestigious Video Vanguard Award at the 2023 MTV VMAs, which took place last week.
“This group of creators represents musical excellence and the diversity of Latin music,” stated Latin Recording Academy CEO Manuel Abud in a statement. “I anticipate celebrating them during Latin GRAMMY Week in Sevilla, which promises to be a truly historic moment for our organization.”
The Latin Grammys will be broadcast live in the United States on Univision and in Spain on Radio Televisión Española.