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UMPG Songwriters Receive 47 Nominations for 2017 Latin Grammy Awards UMPG Songwriters Receive 47 Nominations for 2017 Latin Grammy Awards

Posted by Universal Music Publishing on 17 November 2017

UMPG Songwriters Receive 47 Nominations for 2017 Latin Grammy Awards

Natalia Lafourcade’s ‘Musas’ Nominated for Album of the Year

Songs by Natalia Lafourcade, Miky La Sensa, Eli Palacios and Lars Pedersen Recognized in Song of the Year Category

Sebastian Yatra Acknowledged in Best New Artist Category

Alejandro Sanz Honored as Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year

 

MIAMI BEACH, November 10, 2017 -- Universal Music Publishing Group, a leading global music publisher, announced the company has publishing interest in songs that received 47 nominations across 28 categories for the 18th annual Latin Grammy Awards.

Mexico’s eight-time Latin Grammy winner Natalia Lafourcade received four nominations, the most among UMPG’s songwriters, including Album of the year for Musas

For Song of the Year, several UMPG songwriters received nominations including Natalia Lafourcade, Miky La Sensa, Eli Palacios and Lars Pedersen.

18-time Latin Grammy and three-time Grammy-winner Alejandro Sanz has been named as this year’s Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year. In an event preceding the Latin Grammys, he will be honored for his artistry and philanthropic contributions to organizations such as Doctors Without Borders, Save the Children and Greenpeace.

Late icon Juan Gabriel is nominated for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album for Vestido de Etiqueta por Eduardo Magallanes, his 30th studio album released two weeks prior to his passing last year.

This year’s huge global hit, “Despacito (Remix),” is nominated for Best Urban/Fusion Performance, earning UMPG songwriter Justin Bieber a nomination.

J Balvin received two nominations including Best Urban Song for “Hey Ma.” Fellow Colombian labelmate Sebastian Yatra was also nominated twice, including for Best New Artist. Alex Cuba is again nominated for Best Singer/Songwriter Album for Lo Unico Constante, a category he won in 2015.

Brazilian duo AnaVitória also earned two nods with their self-titled debut album, including Best Portuguese Language Song for “Trevo (Tu).”  

UMPG writers received several nominations in additional song categories such as Best Tropical Song and Best Regional Song.

The 18th Annual Latin Grammy Awards will be held Thursday, November 16 at the MGM Garden Arena in Las Vegas and broadcast on Univision.

Universal Music Publishing Group Nominations for the 18th Annual LATIN GRAMMY® Awards

RECORD OF THE YEAR

El Ratico

Juanes Featuring Kali Uchis

Label: Universal Music Latino

(UMPG interest via Juanes (@juanes)

Felices Los 4

Maluma

Label: Sony Music Latin

(UMPG interest via Eli Palacios (@elipalacios), Stiven Rojas Escobar PKA Miky La Sensa (@mikylasensa))

Vente Pa' Ca

Ricky Martin Featuring Maluma

Label: Sony Music Latin

(UMPG interest via Lars Pedersen (@chief1.dk))

 

ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Obras Son Amores

Antonio Carmona

Label: Universal Music Group

(UMPG interest via Antonio Carmona (@acarmonaoficial), Alejandro Sanz (@alejandrosanz), Claudia Brant (@claubrant), Juanes (@juanes), Alex Cuba @iamalexcuba)

 

Fénix

Nicky Jam

Label: Sony Music Latin

(UMPG interest via J Balvin (@jbalvin), Salomon Villada Hoyos PKA FEID (@feid), Johan Espinosa PKA Jowan (@_jowan), Andres Restrepo (@rolo_music), Carlos Alejandro Patiño Gomez PKA Mosty (@_mosty), Tarik Johnston PKA Rvssian (@rvssian)

 

Mis Planes Son Amarte

Juanes

Label: Universal Music Latino

(UMPG interest via Juanes (@juanes), Carlos Alejandro Patiño Gomez PKA Mosty (@_mosty))

Musas (Un Homenaje Al Folclore Latinoamericano En Manos De Los Macorinos, Vol. 1)

Natalia Lafourcade

Label: Sony Music Entertainment México, S.A. De C.V.

(UMPG interest via Natalia Lafourcade (@natalialafourcade), Gustavo Guerrero [not found])

 

El Dorado

Shakira

Label: Sony Music Latin

(UMPG interest via Magnus Hoiberg (@cashmerecat))

 

SONG OF THE YEAR

Ella

Ricardo Arjona

Track from: Circo Soledad

Label: Metamorfosis / Sony Music Latin

(UMPG interest via Ricardo Arjona) [song in counterclaim with Sony/ATV, where he is signed as exclusive writer. We won’t post to his Insta but if the song wins we’ll leave it in the announcement list.]

 

Felices Los 4

Maluma

Label: Sony Music Latin

(UMPG interest via Eli Palacios (@elipalacios), Stiven Rojas Escobar PKA Miky La Sensa (@mikylasensa))

 

Tú Sí Sabes Quererme

Natalia Lafourcade

Label: Sony Music Entertainment México, S.A. De C.V.

(UMPG interest via Natalia Lafourcade (@natalialafourcade))

 

Vente Pa' Ca

Ricky Martin Featuring Maluma

Label: Sony Music Latin

(UMPG interest via Lars Pedersen (@chief1.dk))

 

BEST NEW ARTIST

SEBASTIAN YATRA @sebastianyatra

 

BEST CONTEMPORARY POP VOCAL ALBUM

Hijos Del Mar

David Bisbal

Label: Universal Music Spain S.L.

(UMPG interest via David Bisbal (@davidbisbal), Claudia Brant (@claubrant), Jean-Yves Ducornet PKA Jeeve (@bigjeeve),  Alfonso Perez (no info), Glen Eriksson (no info), Martin Wiik (@ martin_wiik & @reflectionmusic), Leanor Muscat (@leahmuskatt), Pablo Lopez (@pablolopezmusic), Sam Ellis (@samellismusic))

 

Extended Play Yatra

Sebastián Yatra

Label: Universal Music Latino

(UMPG interest via Sebastian Yatra (@sebastianyatra), Nacho (@nacho)

 

BEST TRADITIONAL POP VOCAL ALBUM

Vestido De Etiqueta Por Eduardo Magallanes

Juan Gabriel

Label: Fonovisa/Universal Music Group

(UMPG interest via Juan Gabriel (@soyjuangabriel))

 

BEST URBAN FUSION/PERFORMANCE

Si Tu Novio Te Deja Sola

J Balvin Featuring Bad Bunny

Label: EMI Latin

(UMPG interest via J Balvin (@jbalvin))

 

Despacito (Remix)

Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee Featuring Justin Bieber

Label: Universal Music Latin Entertainment

(UMPG interest via Justin Bieber (@justinbieber))

 

BEST URBAN SONG

Hey Ma (Spanish Version)

J Balvin, Camila Cabello, Phillip Kembo, Johnny Michell, Pitbull, Rosina "Soaky Siren" Russell, Jamie Sanderson & Tinashe "T-Collar" Sibanda, songwriters (Pitbull & J Balvin Featuring Camila Cabello)

Track from: Fast & Furious 8 - The Album

Label: Atlantic Records/Warner Music Group

(UMPG interest via J Balvin (@jbalvin))

 

BEST POP/ROCK ALBUM

Lo Niego Todo

Joaquín Sabina

Label: Sony Music Entertaiment España S.L

(UMPG interest via Jose Miguel Conejo (no info), Ruben Pozo (no info))

Mis Planes Son Amarte

Juanes

Label: Universal Music Latino

(UMPG interest via Juanes (@juanes), Carlos Alejandro Patiño Gomez PKA Mosty (@_mosty)

 

BEST SALSA ALBUM

Isidro Infante Presenta... Cuba Y Puerto Rico, Un Abrazo Musical Salsero

Varios Artistas

Label: Bis Music/Visión Musical VYT

(UMPG interest via Guianko Gomez (@guianko16))

 

BEST CUMBIA VALLENATO ALBUM

Gente Valiente

Silvestre Dangond

Label: Sony Music Latin

(UMPG interest via Guianko Gomez (@guianko16)), Nacho (@nacho))

 

 

BEST CONTEMPORARY TROPICAL ALBUM

Bidimensional

Guaco

Label: Producciones Guaqueros C.A.

(UMPG interest via Guianko Gomez (@guianko16))

 

Five

Prince Royce

Label: Sony Music Latin

(UMPG interest via Guianko Gomez (@guianko16))

 

BEST TROPICAL FUSION ALBUM

Olga Tañón Y Punto.

Olga Tañón

Label: Mia Musa Music/ Sony Music Latin

(UMPG interest via Claudia Brant (@claubrant))

 

BEST TROPICAL SONG

Cuando Beso Tu Boca

Raul Del Sol & Jorge Luis Piloto, songwriters (Mojito Lite)

Label: Sinfonic

(UMPG interest via Jorge Luis Piloto (@jorgeluispiloto))

 

BEST SINGER-SONGWRITER ALBUM

Lo Único Constante

Alex Cuba

Label: Caracol Records

(UMPG interest via Alex Cuba (@iamalexcuba), Mark Pellizzer (@markpelli)

 

Best Ranchero/Mariachi Album

Las Caras Lindas

Flor De Toloache

Label: Chulo Records

(UMPG interest via Juan Gabriel (@soyjuangabriel))

 

Nuestra Herencia

Mariachi Herencia De México

Label: Mariachi Heritage Foundation

(UMPG interest via Juan Gabriel (@soyjuangabriel))

 

Aún Estoy De Pie

Mariachi Imperial Azteca

Label: Mariachi Imperial Azteca

(UMPG interest via Jose Alfredo Jimenez (no info, deceased writer w/o official acct by the estate)

 

BEST BANDA ALBUM

El Mayor De Mis Antojos

La Original Banda El Limón De Salvador Lizárraga

Label: Luz Record / Sony Music

(UMPG interest via Juan Gabriel (@soyjuangabriel)), Alfredo Gonzalez Vara (no info)

 

BEST NORTEÑO ALBUM

Gallo Fino

Leonardo Aguilar

Label: Machín Records

(UMPG interest via Espinoza Paz (@espinozapaz))

 

BEST REGIONAL SONG

Compromiso Descartado

Espinoza Paz, songwriter (Leonardo Aguilar)

Label: Machín Records

(UMPG interest via Isidro Chavez pka Espinoza Paz (@espinozapaz))

 

Ganas De Volver

Horacio Palencia, songwriter (Horacio Palencia)

Label: Fonovisa

(UMPG interest via Horacio Palencia (@horaciopalencia)

 

BEST FOLK ALBUM

Musas (Un Homenaje Al Folclore Latinoamericano En Manos De Los Macorinos, Vol. 1)

Natalia Lafourcade

Label: Sony Music Entertainment México, S.A. De C.V.

(UMPG interest via Natalia Lafourcade (@natalialafourcade), Gustavo Guerrero [doesn’t have Insta acct.])

 

BEST TANGO ALBUM

13

Rodolfo Mederos

Label: BN

(UMPG interest via Enrique Maroni [deceased writer, no social media info available])

 

Solo Buenos Aires

Fernando Otero

Label: Rycy Productions, Inc.

(UMPG interest via Marcel Lattes, Alfredo Le Pera, Carlos Gardel, Mario Battistella)

 

BEST LATIN JAZZ/JAZZ ALBUM

Dance Of Time

Eliane Elias

Label: Concord Jazz

(UMPG interest via Aldir Blanc, Paulo Emilio) [no info]

 

BEST PORTUGUESE LANGUAGE CHRISTIAN ALBUM

Memórias

Eli Soares

Label: Universal Music

(UMPG interest via Eli Soares (@elisoaresbh)

 

BEST PORTUGUESE LANGUAGE CONTEMPORARY POP ALBUM

AnaVitória

AnaVitória

Label: Universal Music

(UMPG interest via AnaVitória (Ana Clara Caetano Costa, @anaclaraccosta & @oanavitoria) Matheus Aleixo (@matheus_mek & @matheusekauan)) 

 

A Danada Sou Eu

Ludmilla

Label: Warner Music

(UMPG interest via Umberto Tavares (@umberto_tavares), Jeremy Felton pka Jeremih (@jeremih)

 

BEST SAMBA/PAGODE ALBUM

Alma Brasileira

Diogo Nogueira

Label: EMI Records Brasil

(UMPG interest via Serginho Meriti, Claudinho Guimaraes, Reinaldo Arias, Djavan, Leandro Fab, Dudu Nobre, Fred Camacho, Arlindo Cruz, Mauro Jr, Xande de Pilare, Efson Valmir, Amauri, Noca de Portela, Almir Guineto, Sombrinha, Zeca Pagodinho, Jesse Pai, Luiz Carlos, Beto Gago)

 

Samba Book: Jorge Aragão

Varios Artistas

Label: Musickeria

(UMPG interest via Jorge Aragao (@ jorgearagaodacruz), Luverci Ernesto, Almir Guineto, Paulinho Rezende)

 

BEST MPB (MUSICA POPULAR BRASILEIRA) ALBUM

DNA Musical

Alexandre Pires

Label: Som Livre

(UMPG interest via Cartola, Martinho da Vila (@martinhodavilaoficial), Djavan (@djavanoficial), Joao Bosco, Aldir Blanc)

 

BEST PORTUGUESE LANGUAGE SONG

Trevo (Tu)

Ana Caetano & Tiago Iorc, songwriters (AnaVitória Featuring Tiago Iorc)

Track from: AnaVitória

Label: Universal Music

(UMPG interest via AnaVitória [Ana Clara Caetano Costa, @anaclaraccosta & @oanavitoria]

 

BEST LATIN CHILDREN’S ALBUM

Marc Anthony For Babies

Varios Artistas

Label: Magnus Music, LLC

(UMPG interest via Alejandro Sanz (@alejandrosanz)