12 Berklee Alumni Nominated for Latin Grammy Awards

By 
Colette Greenstein
September 25, 2019
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Berklee alumni are recognized across a variety of categories, from Record of the Year to Best New Artist.

Nella Rojas B.M. ’15 is up for Best New Artist at this year's Latin Grammy Awards.
Image by Eva Marques

Twelve Berklee alumni have received Latin Grammy nominations for performing, songwriting, production, engineering, and mixing across a variety of categories ranging from Record of the Year to Best Tropical Song. The 20th annual Latin Grammy Awards ceremony will take place on Thursday, November 14, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The event will be broadcast live on Univision.

Since the Latin Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences founded the awards in 2000, 37 Berklee alumni or faculty have received 95 Latin Grammy Awards. Previous winners who were nominated again this year include Gustavo Borner ’89 and 19-time Latin Grammy winner Juan Luis Guerra B.M. ‘82.

The complete list of Berklee Latin Grammy Award nominees follows.

Record of the Year

“Parecen Viernes,” Marc Anthony
Carlos Álvarez B.M. ’06, recording engineer

“Verdades Afiladas,” Andrés Calamaro
Gustavo Borner B.M. ’89, record producer, recording engineer, and mixer

“AhÍ AhÍ,” Vicente GarcÍa
Fab Dupont B.M. ’94, mixer

“Kitipun,” Juan Luis Guerra 4.40
Juan Luis Guerra B.M. ’82, mastering engineer

Album of the Year

Cargar La Suerte, Andrés Calamaro
Gustavo Borner B.M. ’89, album producer, album recording engineer, album mixer, and album mastering engineer

¿Dónde Bailarán Las Niñas?, Ximena Sariñana
Daniel Bitrán Arizpe B.M. ‘13, album recording engineer

Mas De Mi, Tony Succar
Nestor Rigaud B.M. ’16, album recording engineer

Song of the Year

“Kitipun,” Juan Luis Guerra 4.40
Juan Luis Guerra B.M. ’82, songwriter

“Quédate,” Kany Garcia and Tommy Torres
Tommy Torres ’93, songwriter

Best New Artist

Nella
Nella Rojas B.M. ’15

Best Contemporary/Tropical Fusion Album

Literal, Juan Luis Guerra 4.40
Juan Luis Guerra B.M. ’82

Best Tropical Song

“Kitipun,” Juan Luis Guerra 4.40
Juan Luis Guerra B.M. ’82, songwriter

Best Instrumental Album

Balance, Gustavo Casenave
Gusto Casenave ‘97

Best Tango Album

AtÍpico, Bernardo Monk
Bernardo Monk B.M. ‘03

Best Portuguese Language Contemporary Pop Album 

Selfie, Jair Oliveira 
Jair Oliveira 97

Best Portuguese Language Song 

"Mil e Uma," Arnaldo Antunes and Claudia Brandt
Ezequiel "Cheche" Alara B.M. 
‘94, producer and arranger 

Listen to Latin Grammy nominee Nella's song "Voy" in this episode of Sounds of Berklee:

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