LOS ANGELES – Puerto Rico’s Calle 13 is in the running for five Latin Grammys and is the group with the most nominations this year.
The reggaeton duo comprised of Rene Perez and Eduardo Cabra were nominated for Album Of The Year and Best Urban Music Album for “Los de atras vienen conmigo,” Record Of The Year and Best Alternative Song for “No Hay Nadie Como Tu” (with Cafe Tacvba) and Best Short Form Music Video for “La Perla” (with Ruben Blades).
In 2006, Calle 13 won three Latin Grammys for their debut album.
Wisin y Yandel, another popular hip hop group from Puerto Rico, received three nominations in the categories of Urban Music for “La Revolucion.”
Another Puerto Rican artist, Luis Fonsi, is up for two Latin Grammys – Record of the Year and Best Song for his number “Aqui estoy yo.”
Also up for a pair of Latin Grammys are Laura Pausini, Bebe and Enrique Bunbury.
In the running with one nomination each are Alex Ubago, Amaia Montero, La Oreja de Van Gogh, La Quinta Estacion, Presuntos Implicados, Jarabe de Palo, Miguel Rios, Macaco, Shaila Durcal, Rosana, Carlos Jean, Beatriz Luengo (with her group Cucu Diamantes) and Maria Dolores Pradera.
Nominated for Best Flamenco Album are Vicente Amigo, Enrique Morente, Niña Pastori, Miguel Poveda and Carmen Linares.
The 10th edition of the Latin Grammy awards will be held on Nov. 5 in Las Vegas. EFE