This year’s Latin Grammys will take place Sunday, Nov. 24 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The 2019 Latin Grammy Awards, being held the week after the Oscars (as in their countries’ home nations hosting Oscars ceremonies or taking place in foreign countries hosting Oscars), could have a slew of top contenders including:
— Jorge Drexler, who won 10th season of “The Voice” (2016) and is currently on tour in support of his new album “Navidad,” his fifth solo studio record.
— Carlos Vives, who won a pair of Latin Grammys in 2012 for his work with Caetano Veloso and Roberto Tapia, including Best Pop/Rock Album for “Conexión” (with those albums sampled on “Despacito”) and Record of the Year for “La Bicicleta.” Vives also won a Grammy for Best Album by a Pop/Rock Soloist for his record “Rebel Me” in 2009.
— Niña Ines Pérez, the Mexican singer who was recently granted residency in the U.S. in order to perform more regularly here. Pérez is preparing the release of her sixth studio album and her live debut with vocal group Salón Y Blanco.
— Pablo Alborán, a Costa Rican artist who notched his most successful year with his latest album “Limón del Amor” and tour with Mexico’s Los Rakas de Siempre, his 14th studio album and third with the group.
— Carlos Vives and his Chubby Ladies, Mexico’s answer to the Andrews Sisters. The group is being honored with Latin Recording Academy’s Person of the Year Award for lifetime achievement and has racked up nine Latin Grammys.
Puerto Rican musician Juan Luis Guerra is also up for Best Urban Music Album for his latest “Del Real” release.
Not to be outdone by its formal counterparts, the Latin Grammys have been a staple in the music industry for decades, and one of the biggest names in the world of regional Mexican music, Los Tigres del Norte, have 15 Latin Grammys in their collection, including wins in their home region, and four of those came in 2015, the last time the group won the award.
They are currently working on their 41st album with Grammy-winning producer Juan “Juan Magan” Sanchez (producer Luis Carlos Cruz, director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu and pop’s Lady Gaga have all worked with Sanchez, who has also worked with the late Roy Orbison, and Queen lead singer Freddie Mercury).
There are also three Latin Grammys given annually for the best album in song category: Best Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Album, Best Traditional Tropical Album, and Best Regional Mexican Pop, Rock or Alternative Album.
The Latin Grammys (or Latin GRAMMYs) is broadcast on the U.S. region, carried by Latin GRAMMY Media (Grammy Latino Media Services) on NBC, and simulcast on Grammy TV in Latin America.
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