Eight Alumni Nominated for 17 Latin Grammy Awards

October 4, 2012
Juan Luis Guerra

 

Eight Berklee alumni are nominated for 17 Latin Grammy Awards across six categories.  Juan Luis Guerra leads all Latin Grammy nominees with six nods in a number of major categories including two for Record of the Year and two for Song of the Year.  Guerra is a twelve-time Latin Grammy Award winner.  Alumni Tommy Torres, Matt Rollings, and Gustavo Bonner are also nominees in multiple categories.

Some alumni are nominated for the same award. For Record of the Year, eight are nominated for producing, mixing, or engineering six of the 10 nominated works. Other categories with multiple alumni nominees are Album of the Year, Song of the Year, and Producer of the Year. The Best Instrumental Album and Best Producer categories each contain one nominated alumnus.

Winners will be announced at the 13th annual Latin Grammy Awards ceremony, November 15, 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 or professors have received 56 Latin Grammy Awards. 

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

Record of the Year

“Fuiste Tu”

Ricardo Arjona Con Gaby Moreno

Matt Rollings ’86, Tommy Torres ‘93, engineers/mixers

Track from: Independiente

 

“Que Te Vaya Mal”

Kany Garcia

Sebastian De Peyrecave ’04, engineer/mixer

Track from: Kany Garcia

 

“En El Cielo No Hay Hospital”

Juan Luis Guerra ’83

Juan Luis Guerra ’83, producer

Track from: Coleccion Cristiana

 

“Azul Sabina”

Juanes Featuring Joaquin Sabina

Juan Luis Guerra ’83, producer

Gustavo Borner ’89, engineer/mixer

Track from: MTV Unplugged

 

“Hasta Que Te Conoci”

Mana

Benny Faconne ’78, engineer/mixer

Track from: Mana, Lo Mejor

 

“Besame Mucho”

Zoe

Gustavo Borner ’89, engineer/mixer

Track from: Besame Mucho

 

Album of the Year

Independiente

Ricardo Arjona

Matt Rollings ’86, Tommy Torres ’93, Ben Wisch ’76, engineers/mixers

 

MTV Unplugged

Juanes

Juan Luis Guerra ’83, producer

Gustavo Borner ’89, engineer/mixer/mastering engineer

 

Song of the Year

“Azul Sabina”

Juan Luis Guerra ’83, Juanes, Joaquin Sabina

Juan Luis Guerra ’83, songwriter

Track from: MTV Unplugged

 

“Corre!”

Jesse & Joy

Tommy Torres ’93, songwriter

Track from: Con Quien Se Queda El Perro?

 

“En El Cielo No Hay Hospital”

Juan Luis Guerra ’83

Juan Luis Guerra ’83, songwriter

Track from: Coleccion Cristiana

 

Best Instrumental Album

Alma Adentro: The Puerto Rican Songbook

Miguel Zenon ’98

 

Producer of the Year

Juan Luis Guerra  ’83

MTV Unplugged (Juanes)