It seems Camilo will add some company for his first Grammy Award, which he landed on last year. For the 2021 Grammy Awards, the Colombian singer and songwriter landed 10 nominations, including Song of the Year, for the song “Vida de Rico,” as well as Album of the Year, for “Mis Manos” (My Hands).
As per what the musician told Associated Press, “I am so happy! I am very proud, but I am just the face... these nominations are for a lot of people who have been working with me to make all these productions, this album “Mis Manos.” He also mentioned about the aforementioned work, “it fills me with great pride that an album that we made as a family with so much love, raising my identity as a colombian singer-writer.”
For its 22nd year, the Latin Grammy Awards, will return to the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Last year, the event was held in Miami, without and audience, due to the coronavirus pandemic. This year, the gala will be aired live on Univision on November 18, shortly after the “Premiere” - a livestreamed event in which most of the trophies will be handed out.
Camilo is listed twice in categories such as the record of the year and song of the year. For the first one, he is included with “Amen,” a collaboration he did with his wife Evaluna Montaner, his father-in-law Ricardo Montaner and brothers, Mau and Ricky. The second category has him listed with “Dios Así Lo Quiso,” performed by Ricardo Montaner and Juan Luis Guerra.
“Vida de Rico” was nominated for best pop song, while “Mis Manos” received a nomination for best pop vocal album. However, Camilo went on to an adventure with his performance of “Tattoo (Remix),” trying on new genres, as he garnered a nomination for best urban fusion/performance with that song, along with Rauw Alejandro; as well as best tropical song as co-writer of “Dios Así Lo Quiso,” and best regional song for “Tuyo y Mío.”
Juan Luis Guerra, who has won the Latin Grammy Award 20 times, received his highest number of nominations in a single year, so far. Not only is he competing for the record of the year, but also for album of the year and best traditional pop vocal album with “Privé,” best tropical song with “Pambiche de Novia,” best arrangement for “Ojalá que Llueva Café (Versión Privé)” and best long form music video for “Entre Mar y Palmeras.”
C. Tangana, who already has two awards, is now competing for five. The spanish rapper is nominated for album of the year and record of the year for “El Madrileño” and “Te Olidaste” (with Omar Apollo). He is competing for best pop/rock song for “Hong Kong” and best alternative song for both “Nominao” and “Te Olvidaste.”
Bad Bunny, who is also a two-time winner, will compete this occasion for album of the year with “El Último Tour del Mundo.” The rapper is also nominated for best urban music album, as well as best rap/hip hop song for “Booker T” and best urban song for “Dákiti” with Jhay Cortez.
The general categories include 10 or more nominees each from a variety of music genres and nationalities. The presence of female artists, however, is quite limited in the three main ones. Among the 11 candidates for record of the year, there are only two women: Paula Arenas and Evaluna Montaner. Karol G, a fan favorite who won best new artist in 2018, was relegated to the urban music sections with only one nod: best reggaeton performance for “Bichota,” and she's the only woman in the race.