New York (Reuters): Colombian bombshell Shakira led the field
with six Latin Grammy nominations on Tuesday including record of
the year and album of the year. The Latin Recording Academy
announced the nominations in New York yesterday. The seventh annual
awards will be presented on November two.
Shakira, known for combining various Latin and Middle Eastern
rhythms, also was nominated for best female pop vocal album for
''Fijacion Oral Vol. 1,'' best engineered album, best short video,
and song of the year, an award for songwriting, for ''La Tortura.''
Ricardo Arjona of Guatemala was nominated for record of the year,
song of the year and best male pop vocal album for ''Adentro.''
Puerto Rican group Calle 13 won nominations for best new artist and
best urban music album. Lena of Cuba won nominations for best new
artist and song the year.