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Shakira Leads Latin Grammy Nominations

Shakira performs "Hips Don't Lie" at the 2006 MTV Video Music Awards in New York on Aug. 31, 2006.
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Shakira led the Latin Grammy pack Tuesday with five nominations, while Ricardo Arjona, Gustavo Cerati and Julieta Venegas received four each.

Shakira, the hip-shaking international superstar from Colombia, was nominated for record of the year, song of the year and best short form music video for "La Tortura," as well as album of the year and best female pop vocal album for "Fijacion Oral Vol. 1."

Guatemalan singer Arjona is up for record of the year and song of the year for "Acompaname a Estar Solo," best pop vocal album for "Adentro" and best short for music video for the song "Mojado."

Argentinean rocker Cerati took nominations for best rock song for "Crimen," album of the year and best rock solo vocal album for "Ahi Vamos" and album of the year as producer of Shakira's "Fijacion Oral Vol. 1."

Mexico-born Venegas was nominated for record of the year and best short form music video for "Me Voy," and album of the year and best alternative album for "Limon y Sal."

The seventh annual Latin Grammys, featuring 47 categories for Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking artists, will take place Nov. 2 at Madison Square Garden and will be broadcast on the Univision Network.


Latin Grammy Nominations (Top Categories)

Record Of The Year
(Award to the Artist and to the Producer(s), Recording Engineer(s) and/or Mixer(s) if other than the artist. Singles or tracks only.)

  • Acompáñame A Estar Solo - Ricardo Arjona
  • Te Mando Flores - Fonseca
  • Mas Que Nada - Sergio Mendes Featuring The Black Eyed Peas
  • La Tortura - Shakira
  • Me Voy - Julieta Venegas

    Album Of The Year
    (Award to the Artist(s), and to the Album Producer(s), Recording Engineer(s) / Mixer(s) & Mastering Engineer(s) if other than the artist. Albums only.)

  • Ahi Vamos - Gustavo Cerati
  • Cautivo - Chayanne
  • Por Favor, Perdón y Gracias - Leon Gieco
  • Fijación Oral Vol. 1 - Shakira
  • Sal y Limon - Julieta Venegas

    Song Of The Year
    (A Songwriter(s) Award. A song must contain at least 51% of the lyrics in Spanish or Portuguese and must be a new song. Singles or tracks only.)

  • Acompáñame A Estar Solo - Ricardo Arjona, songwriter (Ricardo Arjona)
  • Cuando A Mi Lado Estas - Pablo Manavello & Ricardo Montaner, songwriters (Ricardo Montaner)
  • La Tortura - Luis F. Ochoa, Alejandro Sanz & Shakira, songwriters (Shakira)
  • Nada Es Para Siempre - Amaury Gutierrez, songwriter (Luis Fonsi)
  • Tu Corazón - Lena, songwriter (Lena y Alejandro Sanz)

    Best New Artist
    (For a new artist who releases during the Eligibility Year the first recording. Albums only.)

  • Calle 13
  • Céu
  • Inés Gaviria
  • Lena
  • Pamela

    Full list of nominees