Latin Grammys: J Balvin, Rosalia Lead Nominations

11:40 AM 9/20/2018

by Christi Carras

The awards will be handed out Nov. 15 in Las Vegas.

J Balvin
J Balvin
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Reggaeton artist J Balvin and pop star Rosalia scored the most 2018 Latin Grammy Awards nominations, the Latin Recording Academy said Thursday. The Academy released the nominees in all categories, including album of the year and song of the year, the winners of which will be announced live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Nov. 15 and broadcast by Univision.

Balvin is the leader with eight nods, including album of the year for Vibras and record of the year for "Mi Gente," as well as "X," his collaboration with Nicky Jam. Rosalia received five nominations, including record of the year and song of the year for "Malamente."

Other nominees include artists El David Aguilar, Jorge Drexler, Kany Garcia and Natalia Lafourcade, as well as producers Mauricio Rengifo and Andres Torres. A partial list of Latin Grammy Award nominees follows. For a full list, visit LatinGRAMMY.com.

  • Album of the Year

    Luis Miguel
    Luis Miguel
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    ¡México Por Siempre! (WINNER)
    Luis Miguel

    Prometo
    Pablo Alborán

    Vibras
    J Balvin

    Caravanas
    Chico Buarque

    Salvavidas De Hielo
    Jorge Drexler

    Siguiente
    El David Aguilar

    Soy Yo
    Kany García

    Musas (Un Homenaje Al Folclore Latinoamericano En Manos De Los Macorinos), Vol. 2
    Natalia Lafourcade

    Encanto Tropical
    Monsieur Periné

    Cuando El Río Suena...
    Rozalén

  • Record of the Year

    "Telefonía" (WINNER)
    Jorge Drexler

    "No Vaya A Ser"
    Pablo Alborán

    "É Fake (Homem Barato)"
    Anaadi

    "Mi Gente"
    J Balvin with Willy William

    "Internacionales"
    Bomba Estéreo

    "Para Siempre"
    Kany García

    "X"
    Nicky Jam and J Balvin

    "Danza De Gardenias"
    Natalia Lafourcade Featuring Los Macorinos

    "Bailar Contigo"
    Monsieur Periné

    "Malamente"
    Rosalía

  • Song of the Year

    "Telefonía" (WINNER)
    Jorge Drexler, songwriter (Jorge Drexler)

    "Antes De Ti"
    Manú Jalil and Mon Laferte, songwriters (Mon Laferte)

    "Bailar Contigo"
    Monsieur Periné, songwriters (Monsieur Periné)

    "Danza De Gardenias"
    David Aguilar Dorantes and Natalia Lafourcade, songwriters (Natalia Lafourcade Featuring Los Macorinos)

    "Embrujo"
    El David Aguilar, songwriter (El David Aguilar)

    "La Puerta Violeta"
    Rozalén, songwriter (Rozalén)

    "Malamente"
    Antón Alvarez Alfaro, Pablo Diaz-Reixa and Rosalía, songwriters (Rosalía)

    "Para Siempre"
    Kany García, songwriter (Kany García)

    "Robarte Un Beso"
    Mauricio Rengifo, Andrés Torres, Carlos Vives and Sebastián Yatra, songwriters (Carlos Vives & Sebastián Yatra)

    "Tu Vida Mi Vida"
    Fito Páez, songwriter (Fito Páez)

  • Best New Artist

    Karol G (WINNER)

    Ángela Aguilar

    Anaadi

    El David Aguilar

    Alex Ferreira

    Los Petitfellas

    Nana Mendoza

    Christian Nodal

    Claudia Prieto

    Benjamín Walker

  • Best Contemporary Pop Vocal Album

    Maluma
    Maluma

    F.A.M.E. (WINNER)
    Maluma

    Ser
    Axel

    Camino Fuego Y Libertad
    Pablo López

    Cuerpo Y Alma
    Beatriz Luengo

    Miradas
    Nana Mendoza

  • Best Urban Fusion/Performance

    "Malamente" (WINNER)
    Rosalía

    "Mi Gente"
    J Balvin with Willy William Featuring Beyoncé

    "Internacionales"
    Bomba Estéreo

    "Yo Contra Ti"
    Daddy Yankee Featuring Orquesta Sinfónica De Puerto Rico

    "Sua Cara"
    Major Lazer Featuring Anitta and Pabllo Vittar

  • Best Alternative Music Album

    Claroscura (WINNER)
    Aterciopelados

    Puñal
    Dante Spinetta

    Fuerza Arará
    Telmary

    Mismo Sitio, Distinto Lugar
    Vetusta Morla

    Aztlan
    Zoé

  • Best Regional Song

    Christian Nodal
    Christian Nodal
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    "Probablemente" (WINNER)
    Christian Nodal, songwriter (Christian Nodal)

    "Arránquense Muchachos"
    Domingo Leiva Delgado, songwriter (Pedro Fernández)

    "Ayúdame A Olvidarte"
    Gabriel Flores and Yoel Henríquez, songwriters (La Explosiva Banda De Maza)

    "Corrido De Juanito"
    Edén Muñoz, songwriter (Calibre 50)

    "El Sueño Americano"
    Salvador Hurtado, songwriter (La Energía Norteña)

  • Best MPB (Musica Popular Brasileira) Album

    Caravanas (WINNER)
    Chico Buarque

    Mano Que Zuera
    João Bosco

    Edu, Dori E Marcos
    Edu Lobo, Dori Caymmi and Marcos Valle

    Campos Neutrais
    Vitor Ramil

    Deus É Mulher
    Elza Soares