Thirteen Berklee Alumni Nominated for Latin Grammy Awards

By
Allen Bush
September 29, 2011

Thirteen Berklee alumni working in one of the most vital segments of the music industry have been nominated for Latin Grammy Awards. The majority of nominees are music production and engineering (MP&E) alumni, 10 in all, some of whom are competing against each other in the Record and Album of the Year categories. Others appear in the Best Engineered Album and Producer of the Year categories. Three MP&E alumni nominees are multi–Latin Grammy Award winners: Benny Faccone with seven, Gustavo Borner with six, and five-time winner Gustavo Celis. Aureo Baqueiro, with two previous awards, is up for Producer of the Year for his work on recordings by six different artists. 

Alumni nominated in performance categories were Al Di Meola, Bobby Sanabria, and Alexander Acha, who won the Best New Artist Latin Grammy in 2009. 

Winners will be announced at the 12th Annual Latin Grammy Awards ceremony, November 10 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas. The Univision Network will broadcast the proceedings live at 8:00 p.m. EST.

Since the Latin Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences founded the awards in 2000, 19 Berklee alumni have received 54 Latin Grammy Awards. Berklee alumni have also received a total of 205 Grammy Awards.

The complete list of Berklee alumni Latin Grammy Award nominees follows. 

Record of the Year
"Golpes en el Corazón"
Los Tigres del Norte Featuring Paulina Rubio
Gustavo Borner '89, producer
Nick Baxter '07,
 Gustavo Borner '89, Justin Moshkevich '07,
 engineers/mixers
Track from: MTV Unplugged: Los Tigres del Norte and Friends

"Lo Mejor de Mi Vida Eres Tú"
Ricky Martin Featuring Natalia Jiménez
Enrique Larreal '04, J.C. Monterrosa '97, engineers/mixers
Track from: Música + Alma + Sexo

Album of the Year
Alex, Jorge y Lena
Alex, Jorge y Lena
Áureo Baqueiro '92, producer
Nick Baxter '07, Gustavo Borner '89, engineers/mixers

Euphoria
Enrique Iglesias
Carlos Paucar '93, producer
Carlos Paucar '93, engineer/mixer

Sale el Sol
Shakira
Gustavo Celis '94, Alex Leader '05, engineers/mixers

Best Engineered Album
Drama y Luz
Benny Faccone '78, engineer

Producer of the Year
Áureo Baqueiro '92
A Tiempo
(Ha*Ash)
Afortunadamente No Eres Tú (Paty Cantú)
Alex, Jorge y Lena
(Alex, Jorge y Lena)
Dos Mundos Revolución: En Vivo
(Alejandro Fernández)
La Marcha de la Vida
(Benny)
(Leonel García)

Best Instrumental Album
Pursuit of Radical Rhapsody
Al Di Meola '74

Best Latin Jazz Album
Tito Puente Masterworks Live!!!
Bobby Sanabria '79 conducting the Manhattan School of Music
 Afro-Cuban Jazz Orchestra

Best Short Form Music Video
"Amiga"
Alexander Acha
 '03