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27 September 2006 :: 14:09:38 pm 32324

Shakira on the lead draw folks in Latin Grammy

The Colombian songbird leads the nomination list for the seventh annual installment of the music awards with five nods, including Record and Song of the year for "La Tortura," and Album of the Year for her chart-topping...
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Shakira led the Latin Grammy pack Tuesday with five nominations, while Ricardo Arjona, Gustavo Cerati and Julieta Venegas received four each.

The hip-shaking international superstar was nominated for record of the year, song of the year and best short form music video for “La Tortura,” as well as album of the year and best female pop vocal album for “Fijacion Oral Vol. 1.”

“Fijacion Oral Vol. 1″ has already taken best Latin rock/alternative album at the 2005

Shakira is also up for Best Short Form Music Video for “La Tortura,” a duet with Alejandro Sanz that broke the record for topping the Billboard Hot Latin Tracks chart, and Best

Female Pop Vocal Album. In addition. Fijaci๓n Oral, which features Latin- and Middle

Eastern-inspired beats performed with shimmying abandon by the 28-year-old singer, earned a technical nod for Best TYPEered Album.

Following with four nominations apiece were Guatemalan popster Ricardo Arjona, Mexican singer-songwriter Julieta Venegas and Argentinian guitarist and vocalist Gustavo Cerati, whose scored two Album of the Year nominations–one for his own Ahi Vamos and one as the producer on Shakira‘s Fijaci๓n Oral Vol.1

The Best New Artist race pits the rising Puerto Rican group Calle 13, who tallied three nominations in all, against Cuban singer Lena, Ceu, Ines Gaviria and Peruvian newcomer Pamela, who records on her own label.

Aside from Calle 13, Chayanne, Gustavo Celis, Fonseca, Cachorro L๓pez and Joan

Sebastian all notched three nods, while Cabas, Caf้ Tacuba, Diego El Cigala, Alejandra

Guzmแn, Sergio Mendes, Ricardo Montaner, Maria Rita, Gilberto Santa Rosa and Bebo Vald้s each scored two.

Some other big-name acts, including Black Eyed Peas and Andrea Bocelli, also made the cut

The nominations were announced Tuesday in New York. Winners and nominees are voted on by the Latin Recording Academy, an international, membership-based organization comprised of Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking recording artists, musicians, songwriters, producers and other creative and technical recording professionals.

The seventh annual Latin Grammys, featuring 47 categories for Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking artists, will take place Nov. 2 at Madison Square Garden and will be broadcast on the Univision Network.

Reporter : PDN staff   Photo : Internet   Category : World News

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