Latin crossover stars Shakira, Paulina Rubio and Marc Anthony have each
landed one nomination for the third annual Latin Grammy Awards, to be held
September 18 at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood.
Shakira is nominated for Best Music Video for her clip for “Suerte,” the Spanish-language version of her hit “Whenever, Wherever,” and is joined in that category by Rubio, nominated for her “Yo No Soy Esa Mujer” video.
Marc Anthony is up for Best Salsa Album for his 2001 release, Libre.
Shakira, Rubio and Anthony have some stiff competition, however. They will each be facing off against the two biggest nominees of the year — Colombian folk singer Carlos Vives, who earned six nods, and legendary salsa singer Celia Cruz, who received four.
Vives is up for Best Music Video, Best Record, Best Album, Best Song,
Best Contemporary Tropical Album and Best Tropical Song.
Cruz, a two-time Latin Grammy winner, received nominations for Best
Music Video, Best Salsa Album, Best Record and Best Album.
This year’s other multiple nominees are Miguel Bose, Emilio Estefan,
Juanes, Gian Marco and Alejandro Sanz, all of whom earned three nods.
They are followed closely by La Ley, Dori Caymmi, Circo and Sin Bandera,
who nabbed two each.
The awards ceremony will be televised on September 18 at 9 p.m. on
CBS (MTV’s parent company, Viacom, also owns CBS).
This year’s event marks the return of Latin Grammys after the chaos
surrounding last year’s ceremony. The 2001 Latin Grammy Awards were first
scheduled to take place in Miami, however just three weeks before show time the Latin Recording Academy moved the ceremony to Los Angeles because of concerns that anti-Castro protesters would disrupt the show (see “Latin Grammys Relocated To Avoid Miami Protests” ). The ceremony, which was set for September 11, was then canceled (see “Latin Grammys, Concerts On Hold Following Attacks” ). The winners were eventually announced at a press conference in October (see “Latin Grammys Honor Christina’s Spanish, Ricky’s Moves” )