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Are you still tuning in to awards shows? Check out the nominations for the 2020 Latin Grammy Awards in November.

Latin Grammy’s nominations 2020: Who’s nominated and why should we care?

Award shows, oh, how we loathe you! The only saving grace of 2020 is the lack of these award shows due to lockdown restrictions. The Grammys provides many OTT performances from the world’s most sought after musicians. With the pompous red carpets & hideous ensembles that Z-listers class as fashion – we’re tired of it.

Award shows also have complicated & controversial hosts that win back the hearts of many just by a single heart-felt speech and cracking jokes. Being surrounded by all that hypocrisy is enough to make anyone hurl. With everyone finally realizing these shows are a mess, why are they still running?

Recently, the Latin Grammys announced their nominees, and we thought that it’s only fair they get some recognition – the artists, not the award show itself. Without further ado, here are the nominations for 2020 Latin Grammys. If you care . . . .

Record of the Year

“China” — Anuel AA, Daddy Yankee, Karol G Featuring Ozuna & J Balvin

“Cuando Estés Aquí” — Pablo Alborán

“Vete” — Bad Bunny

“Solari Yacumenza” — Bajofondo Featuring Cuareim 1080

“Rojo” — J Balvin

“Tutu” — Camilo Featuring Pedro Capó

“Lo Que En Ti Veo” — Kany García & Nahuel Pennisi

“Tusa” — Karol G & Nicki Minaj

“René” — Residente

“Contigo” — Alejandro Sanz

Album of the Year

YHLQMDLG — Bad Bunny

Oasis — J Balvin & Bad Bunny

Colores — J Balvin

Por Primera Vez — Camilo

Mesa para Dos — Kany García

Aire (Versión Día) — Jesse & Joy

Un Canto Por México, Vol. 1 — Natalia Lafourcade

Pausa — Ricky Martin

La Conquista del Espacio — Fito Páez

Cumbiana — Carlos Vives

Song of the Year

“ADMV” — Vicente Barco, Edgar Barrera, Maluma & Stiven Rojas, songwriters (Maluma)

“Bonita” — Juanes, Mauricio Rengifo, Andrés Torres & Sebastián Yatra, songwriters (Juanes & Sebastián Yatra)

“Codo Con Codo” — Jorge Drexler, songwriter (Jorge Drexler)

“El Mismo Aire” — Edgar Barrera, Camilo, Jon Leone, Richi López & Juan Morelli, songwriters (Camilo)

“For Sale” — Alejandro Sanz & Carlos Vives, songwriters (Alejandro Sanz & Carlos Vives)

“#ELMUNDOFUERA (Improvisación)” — Alejandro Sanz, songwriter (Alejandro Sanz)

“Lo Que En Ti Veo” — Kany García, songwriter (Kany García & Nahuel Pennisi)

“René” — Residente, songwriter (Residente)

“Tiburones” — Oscar Hernández & Pablo Preciado, songwriters (Ricky Martin)

“Tusa” — Kevyn Mauricio Cruz Moreno, Karol G, Nicki Minaj & Daniel Oviedo Echavarría, songwriters (Karol G & Nicki Minaj)

“Tutu” — Camilo, Jon Leone & Richi López, songwriters (Camilo Featuring Pedro Capó)

 

Best New Artist

Anuel AA

Rauw Alejandro

Mike Bahía

Cazzu

Conociendo Rusia

Soy Emilia

Kurt

Nicki Nicole

Nathy Peluso

Pitizion

Wos

Best Pop Vocal Album

Spoiler — Aitana

Prisma — Beret

Por Primera Vez — Camilo

Más Futuro Que Pasado — Juanes

Pausa — Ricky Martin

Best Reggaeton Performance (new category)

Yo Perreo Sola — Bad Bunny

Morado — J Balvin

Loco Contigo — Dj Snake & J Balvin Featuring Tyga

Porfa — Feid & Justin Quiles

Chicharrón — Guaynaa Featuring Cauty

Te Soñé de Nuevo — Ozuna

Si Te Vas — Sech & Ozuna

Best Contemporary/Tropical Fusion Album

Energía Para Regalar — El Caribefunk

Mi Derriengue — Riccie Oriach

Mariposas — Omara Portuondo

Alter Ego — Prince Royce

Cumbiana — Carlos Vives

Best Ranchero/Mariachi Album

Antología de la Música Ranchera — Aida Cuevas

Hecho en México — Alejandro Fernández

A Los 4 Vientos Vol. 1 “Ranchero” — Eugenia León

Bailando Sones y Huapangos con El Mariachi Sol de México de José Hernández — Mariachi Sol de México de José Hernández

AYAYAY! — Christian Nodal

Best Portuguese Language Song

“A Tal Canção Pra Lua (Microfonado)” — Vitor Kley, songwriter (Vitor Kley & Samuel Rosa)

“Abricó-De-Macaco” — Francisco Bosco & João Bosco, songwriters (João Bosco)

“Amarelo (Sample: Sujeito de Sorte – Belchior)” — Dj Duh, Emicida & Felipe Vassão, songwriters (Emicida Featuring Majur & Pabllo Vittar)

“Libertação” — Russo Passapusso, songwriter (Elza Soares & BaianaSystem Featuring Virgínia Rodrigues)

“Pardo” — Caetano Veloso, songwriter (Céu)

Artist Balvin is dominating the Latin Grammys with an amazing thirteen nominations. Following closely are musicians Bad Bunny & Ozuna. All eyes are on Balvin to see if he can win his first Grammy for album of the year. 

Despite award shows being seen as a waste of time, it can prove important for the lesser artists, finally getting the recognition they deserve. Celebrating international music is important and shouldn’t be overlooked. But could the damage caused by award shows be too great? Maybe celebrating worldwide art is worth it despite the problematic shows.

The 21st Latin Grammy Awards will take place on November 19th. Will you be tuning in? Let us know what you think of award shows.

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