On Tuesday, Sept. 28, all the nominees for the different categories of the 2021 Latin Grammy Awards were announced. Colombian singer-songwriter Camilo is the artist with the most nominations for this year, being nominated in 10 different categories, including the most important: 'Album of the Year,' 'Song of the Year' and 'Record of the Year.'
"I just arrived in London, it's my first time in London, arriving from Barcelona, we landed here and we got the news, just getting off the plane and we are still processing it," Camilo told the Los Angeles Times. "I'm, very, very happy, living a very happy life, man."
The second most nominated artist is Juan Luis Guerra with six nominations. According to information provided by the Latin Grammy Awards, it is the most the Dominican singer-songwriter has received in the same year.
Bad Bunny was the most nominated urban artist, nominated in four categories.
According to Manuel Abud, president and CEO of the awards, more than 20,000 nominations were received, the largest number in the history of the competition.
"This year was record, last year was record. What is wonderful is to see the quality of the product. There are very interesting and innovative proposals. To tell the truth, we are very happy. The Latin music community is going through a spectacular moment," Abud told Zona Pop CNN.
This year, the Latin Grammy ceremony will be held in-person in Las Vegas, after having been held virtually last year in Miami due to COVID-19 restrictions.
"We have focused on the four events that recognize the award winner or awardee. That is, the special awards, the person of the year, the premiere and the televised ceremony. Those four are going to be live and we are counting on having an audience," said Abud.
This year, the Latin Grammys will pay tribute to Ruben Blades at the Person of the Year ceremony, which usually takes place the day before the awards ceremony.
The Latin Grammy ceremony will take place on Nov. 18 at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.