Charting the Rhythms of Excellence: A Deep Dive into the 2023 Latin Grammy Nominations

The world of music is once again abuzz with excitement as the Latin Grammys announce their 2023 nominees. From Mexican-American songwriter Edgar Barrera’s record-breaking 13 nominations to the rise of Colombian superstars like Shakira and Karol G, the Latin Grammy Awards continue to be a celebration of the diverse and influential Latin music landscape. In this blog post, we’ll take you on a journey through the nominees and explore the trends, artists, and notable moments that make the 24th Latin Grammy Awards a musical extravaganza you won’t want to miss.

The Latin Grammys have unveiled their list of 2023 nominees. Leading the pack is Mexican-American songwriter and producer Edgar Barrera with a staggering 13 nominations. Following closely are four Colombian artists: Shakira, Karol G, Camilo, and composer Kevyn Mauricio Cruz (also known as Keityn), each earning seven nominations.

Argentine producer Bizarrap, known for his unique beats and hosting established and emerging superstars in his BZRP Music Sessions, is nominated for six Latin Grammys, including Producer of the Year. He faces competition from Barrera and other talented producers for that award. Notably, Bad Bunny also received six nominations, putting him in esteemed company.

Interestingly, despite their success, Peso Pluma, who contributed to the historic “Ella Baila Sola” track with Eslabon Armado, which became the first “regional Mexican” song to top the Billboard Hot 100 chart, is not nominated for Best New Artist. Similarly, Grupo Frontera, a Mexican-American band known for their corridos tumbados sound on some of this year’s biggest crossover hits, is also absent from the Best New Artist category. However, they received two nominations for their work on Bad Bunny’s “un X100to,” which lists Edgar Barrera as a co-writer.

The 24th Latin Grammy Awards ceremony is scheduled to take place in Sevilla, Spain, on November 16th. Here’s the full list of nominees in various categories:

Album of the Year

  • La Cu4rta Hoja, Pablo Alborán
  • A Ciegas, Paula Arenas
  • De Adentro Pa Afuera, Camilo
  • Décimo Cuarto, Andrés Cepeda
  • Vida Cotidiana, Juanes
  • Mañana Será Bonito, Karol G
  • De Todas Las Flores, Natalia Lafourcade
  • Play, Ricky Martin
  • EADDA9223, Fito Paez
  • Escalona Nunca Se Había Grabado Así, Carlos Vives

Record of the Year

  • “No Es Que Te Extrañe,” Christina Aguilera
  • “Carretera y Manta,” Pablo Alborán
  • “Déjame Llorarte,” Paula Arenas Featuring Jesús Navarro
  • “Shakira: Bzrp Music Sessions, Vol. 53,” Bizarrap Featuring Shakira
  • “Si Tú Me Quieres,” Fonseca & Juan Luis Guerra
  • “Mientras Me Curo Del Cora,” Karol G
  • “De Todas Las Flores,” Natalia Lafourcade
  • “Ojos Marrones,” Lasso
  • “La Fórmula,” Maluma & Marc Anthony
  • “Despechá,” Rosalía
  • “Correcaminos,” Alejandro Sanz Featuring Danny Ocean

Song of the Year

  • “Acróstico,” Kevyn Mauricio Cruz Moreno, L.E.X.U.Z, Luis Fernando Ochoa & Shakira, songwriters (Shakira)
  • “Amigos,” Pablo Alborán & Maria Becerra, songwriters (Pablo Alborán Featuring Maria Becerra)
  • “De Todas Las Flores,” Natalia Lafourcade, songwriter (Natalia Lafourcade)
  • “Ella Baila Sola,” Pedro Julian Tovar Oceguera, songwriter (Eslabon Armado, Peso Pluma)
  • “NASA,” Edgar Barrera, Camilo & Alejandro Sanz, songwriters (Camilo & Alejandro Sanz)
  • “Ojos Marrones,” Luis Jiménez, Lasso & Agustín Zubillaga, songwriters (Lasso)
  • “Shakira: Bzrp Music Sessions, Vol. 53,” Santiago Alvarado, Bizarrap, Kevyn Mauricio Cruz & Shakira, songwriters (Bizarrap Featuring Shakira)
  • “Si Tú Me Quieres,” Fonseca, Yadam González & Yoel Henríquez, songwriters (Fonseca & Juan Luis Guerra)
  • “TQG,” Kevyn Mauricio Cruz, Karol G, Ovy On The Drums & Shakira, songwriters (Karol G Featuring Shakira)
  • “un X100to,” Bad Bunny, Edgar Barrera, Marco Daniel Borrero & Andres Jael Correa Rios, songwriters (Grupo Frontera Featuring Bad Bunny)

Best New Artist

  • Borja
  • Conexión Divina
  • Ana Del Castillo
  • Natascha Falcão
  • Gale
  • Paola Guanche
  • Joaquina
  • Leon Leiden
  • Maréh
  • Timø

And many more nominees across various genres and categories. The awards ceremony promises to be a celebration of the outstanding talent in the Latin music industry.