The Grammy nominations have finally been announced, and the recognition some of our favorite Latino artists have received is music to our ears!
Let’s start with the current leading man: part-Boricua Bruno Mars snagged six nominations for next year’s award ceremony! The 26-year-old crooner was nominated for Album of the Year for his successful Doo-Wops & Hooligans album and for Record of the Year for his hit ballad “Grenade,” to name a few. The song, which is has been rocking our iPods all year long, also received nominations for Song of the Year and Best Pop Solo Performance. We're not really surprised Mars received six nominations. Bruno officially blew up this year, and his new single for the Twilight: Breaking Dawn soundtrack has only helped his mass appeal grow exponentially.
Besides Mars, Christina Aguilera also received nominations. The part-Ecuadorian songstress received two nominations for her role as a judge on NBC’s hit singing competition The Voice. Her fellow judges received nominations as well.
Last but not least, we were delighted to hear that Calle 13 was also recognized. The Puerto Rican urban duo received a Grammy nomination for Best Latin Pop Album for their wildly popular Entren Los Que Quieran. Calle 13 dominated the 12th Annual Latin Grammy Awards this year, so what is one more award under their belt?
The 54th Annual Grammy Awards will air live on February 12, 2012 on CBS.
Congrats to the nominees!