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07.24.2002

NOMINATIONS ANNOUNCED FOR THE 3RD ANNUAL LATIN GRAMMY AWARDS, WITH WINNERS TO BE ANNOUNCED ON THE SPECIAL, TO BE BROADCAST LIVE FROM THE KODAK THEATRE IN HOLLYWOOD,

?July 24, 2002

NOMINATIONS ANNOUNCED FOR THE 3RD ANNUAL LATIN GRAMMY AWARDS, WITH WINNERS TO BE ANNOUNCED ON THE SPECIAL, TO BE BROADCAST LIVE FROM THE KODAK THEATRE IN HOLLYWOOD, SEPT. 18 ON THE CBS TELEVISION NETWORK
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Nominees Include Shakira, Marc Anthony, Paulina Rubio, Alejandro Sanz, La Ley and LARAS Person of the Year Vicente Fernandez ?
Carlos Vives Receives Six Nominations; Celia Cruz Earns Four; Miguel Bosé, Emilio Estefan, Juanes, Gian Marco and Alejandro Sanz Receive Three Nominations Each ?

Nominations have been announced for THE 3RD ANNUAL LATIN GRAMMY AWARDS. Winners will be revealed on the special, to be broadcast live from the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, Wednesday, Sept. 18 (9:00-11:00 PM, live ET; delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network. ?

Nominees include Shakira, Marc Anthony, Paulina Rubio, Alejandro Sanz and LARAS Person of the Year, Vicente Fernandez. ?

Carlos Vives heads of the list of nominees with six. Other artists who received multiple nominations include: Celia Cruz (four), Miguel Bosé, Emilio Estefan, Juanes, Gian Marco and Alejandro Sanz (three each). La Ley, Dori Caymmi, Circo and Sin Bandera earned two each. ?

The creative range of the nominations is perhaps best exemplified by the Album of the Year category. Nominees in this category are: Pop star Alejandro Sanz, salsa legend Celia Cruz, the contemporary tropical sounds of Carlos Vives, the pop/rock songs of Miguel Bosé and the Brazilian pop of Ivan Lins. The geographical diversity of all nominees covers the globe -- from Spain to Argentina -- making it a truly international celebration. ?

Two new categories have been added to represent the continued growth and diversity of Latin music: Best Contemporary Tropical Album and Best Christian Album. ?

THE 3RD ANNUAL LATIN GRAMMY AWARDS will be presented in 40 key categories covering many genres and sub-genres of Latin music and will be the largest and most prestigious celebration of the creative spirit, artistic achievement and diversity found in today's Latin music. ?

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The Latin Recording Arts and Sciences, Inc. (LARAS) is a membership-based business league comprised of recording artists, musicians, producers and other creative and technical recording professionals who are dedicated to improving the quality of life and cultural conditions for Latin music and its makers. ?

Following are this year's nominations: ?
Record Of The Year
"La Negra Tiene Tumbao" - Celia Cruz; Sergio George, producer "Mentira" - La Ley; Humberto Gatica & Kenny O'Brien, producers "Se Me Olvido" - Gian Marco; Emilio Estefan, Jr. & Archie Peña, producers "Y Solo Se Me Ocurre Amarte" - Alejandro Sanz; Humberto Gatica & Kenny O'Brien, producers "Déjame Entrar" - Carlos Vives; Andres Castro, Emilio Estefan, Jr., Sebastion Krys and Carlos Vives, producers

Album Of The Year
Sereno - Miguel Bosé - Peter Walsh, producer La Negra Tiene Tumbao - Celia Cruz - Sergio George, Isidro Infante & Johnny Pacheco, producers
Jobiniando - Ivan Lins - Roberto Menescal, producer MTV Unplugged - Alejandro Sanz - Humberto Gatica & Kenny O'Brien, producers Déjame Entrar - Carlos Vives - Andres Castro, Emilio Estefan, Jr., Sebastian Krys & Carlos Vives, producers

Song Of The Year
"A Dios Le Pido" - Juanes, songwriter
"Déjame Entrar" - Andres Castro, Martín Madera & Carlos Vives, songwriters "La Negra Tiene Tumbao" - Sergio George & Fernando Osorio, songwriters "Morenamia" - Miguel Bosé, Lanfranco Ferrario & Massimo Grilli, songwriters "Y Solo Se Me Ocurre Amarte" - Alejandro Sanz, songwriter

Best New Artist
Cabas
Circo
Gian Marco
Jorge Moreno
Sin Bandera

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Best Female Pop Vocal Album
Peces De Ciudad - Ana Belén
Secreta Intimidad - Cecilia Echenique
Vuelva - Mónica Molina
Viaje Infinito - Nicole
Muchas Flores - Rosario

Best Male Pop Vocal Album
Sereno - Miguel Bosé
Sea - Jorge Drexler
Lerner.Vivo - Alejandro Lerner
A Tiempo - Gian Marco
Mas De Mi Alma - Marco Antonio Solis

Best Pop Album By A Duo Or Group With Vocal Estrella De Mar - Amaral
Fe - Mamma Soul
Gente - Presuntos Implicados
Sin Bandera - Sin Bandera
Retractate - Supernova

Best Pop Instrumental Album
+ Bien - Gustavo Cerati
De Sindo A Silvio - Rey Guerra
Navigator - José Padilla
Sensual - Roberto Perera
Canciones Inéditas - Chucho Valdés

Best Rap/Hip-Hop Album
Vírus - Camorra
Guajiro Del Asfalto - Nilo MC
CD Pirata - Nocaute
Vivo - Vico C
X - Moré - X Alfonso

Best Rock Solo Vocal Album
Celeste Acústica - Celeste Carballo
Bandidos Rurales - León Gieco
Soy - Alejandra Guzman
Miguel Rios y Las Estrellas Del Rock Latino - Miguel Rios Silver Sorgo - Spinetta

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Best Rock Album By A Duo Or Group With Vocal Jessico - Babasonicos
No Todo Lo Que Es Pop Es Bueno - Circo
El Que Busca Encuentra - Elefante
Kinky - Kinky
MTV Unplugged - La Ley

Best Rock Song
"A Dios Le Pido" - Juanes, songwriter
"Así Es La Vida" - Reyli Barba & Rafael López, songwriters "El Enemigo" - Spinetta, songwriter
"Idolo De Los Quemados" - León Gieco & Luis Gurevich, songwriters "Mentira" - Alberto Cuevas, songwriter

Best Salsa Album
Libre - Marc Anthony
La Negra Tiene Tumbao - Celia Cruz
Nuevo Milenio~El Mismo Sabor - El Gran Combo Mi Nostalgia - Giro
Quiero Llegar A Casa - Tito Rojas

Best Merengue Album
Atrevido - Eddy Herrera
Pa' La Calle - Los Toros Band
A Palo Limpio - Kinito Méndez
Yo Por Ti - Olga Tañón
Mal Acostumbrado - Fernando Villalona

Best Contemporary Tropical Album
Frutos - Felix D'Oleo
Barrio Bravo - Celso Piña
Habana A Flor De Piel - Síntesis
Dejame Entrar - Carlos Vives
Cambio De Tiempo - Vocal Sampling

Best Traditional Tropical Album
Pa' Los Treseros - Nelson Gonzalez
Pacantó - Totó La Momposina
El Arte Del Sabor - Bebo Valdés Trio With Israel López "Cachao" & Carlos "Patato" Valdés
Los Originales - Various Artists
De Un Solo Sentimiento - Charlie Zaa

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Best Tropical Song
"Como Olvidar" - Gustavo Arenas & Jorge Luis Piloto, songwriters "Déjame Entrar" - Andrés Castro, Martín Madera & Carlos Vives, songwriters "La Pasión" - Jandy Feliz, songwriter
"Me Liberé" - Julio Castro, songwriter
"Pueden Decir" - Omar Alfanno, songwriter

Best Ranchero Album
Lo Mejor De Nosotros - Pepe Aguilar
Te Regalo La Lluvia - Ana Barbara
Enhorabuena - Aida Cuevas
Orígenes - Alejandro Fernández
Más Con El Número Uno - Vicente Fernández

Best Banda Album
Puras Rancheras Con Cuisillos - Banda Cuisillos A Prueba De Balas - Banda Machos
Quedate Conmigo - Banda Pachuco
Se Las Voy A Dar A Otro - Jenni Rivera
Thalia Con Banda Grandes Exitos - Thalia

Best Grupero Album
En El Idioma Del Amor - Grupo Bryndis
Muriendo De Frio - Guardianes Del Amor
Perdón Por Extrañarte - Los Mismos
Para Mi Amor - Priscila y Sus Balas De Plata Lo Dijo El Corazon - Joan Sebastian

Best Tejano Album
Estamos Unidos - David Lee Garza y Los Musicales Siempre Humilde - Jimmy Gonzalez y El Grupo Mazz Ingrata - Ram Herrera
Inconfundible - La Mafia
Desde El Corazón - Los Desperadoz

Best Norteño Album
Muevete Muevete Mas - Atrapado
El Numero Cien - Ramon Ayala y Sus Bravos Del Norte Sueños - Intocable
Mensaje De Oro - Los Huracanes Del Norte Un Poco Más - Los Palominos

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Best Regional Mexican Song
"Ahora Que Hago Sin Ti" - Jimmy González, songwriter "Apuesto" - Joan Sebastian, songwriter "Del Otro Lado Del Porton" - Freddie Martínez, songwriter "Manantial De Llanto" - Joan Sebastian, songwriter "Siempre Te Amaré"- Sylvia Ivañez & Bebu Silvetti, songwriters

Best Folk Album
Lamento Negro - Susana Baca
Hepta - Berrogüetto
Maren - Kepa Junkera
Bonito Que Canta - Petrona Martinez
Orisha Ayé. Shangó - Lázaro Ros

Best Tango Album
Sérgio & Odair Assad Play Piazzolla - Sérgio & Odair Assad Tango Reflections - Adrián Iaies
Tango Bar - Raul Jaurena & Varios Artistas Sobre Imágenes - Néstor Marconi
Tango Por Vos - Julia Zenko

Best Flamenco Album
Sonsonete - Remedios Amaya
Arcángel - Arcángel
Corren Tiempos De Alegría -Diego El Cigala Mucho Corazón - Martirio
Mis 70 Años Con El Canto - Antonio Núñez "El Chocolate"

Best Latin Jazz Album
Round About Federico Mompou - Richie Beirach, Gregor Huebner & George Mraz Expandiendo Raices/Branching Out - William Cepeda Nocturne - Charlie Haden
Supernova - Gonzalo Rubalcaba Trio
Sentir - Omar Sosa

Best Christian Album
El Amor Tiene Un Valor - Ileana Garcés
Mi Nuevo Amor - Roberto Orellana
Viva La Vida - Rabito
Paz - Ao Vivo - Padre Marcelo Rossi
Ven, Es Tiempo de Adorarle - 33 DC

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Best Brazilian Contemporary Pop Album

Brasilidade - Bossacucanova & Roberto Menescal Sortimento - Zélia Duncan
Falange Canibal - Lenine
Condomblack - Otto
Festa - Ivete Sangalo

Best Brazilian Rock Album
Paradeiro - Arnaldo Antunes
CPM 22 - CPM 22
Acústico MTV - Cássia Eller
Amor Pra Recomeçar - Freja
Bloco Do Eu Sozinho - Los Hermanos

Best Samba/Pagode Album
Da Roça E Da Cidade - Martinho Da Vila
Coisa De Chefe - Cláudio Jorge
Deixa A Vida Me Levar - Zeca Pagodinho
Humanenochum - Riachão
Flores Em Vida - Nelson Sargento

Best MPB (Música Popular Brasileira) Album Cambaio - Chico Buarque & Edu Lobo
Influências - Dori Caymmi
Juventude/Slow Motion Bossa Nova - Celso Fonseca e Ronaldo Bastos Cine Baronesa - Guinga
Dwitza - Ed Motta

Best Sertaneja Album
Acústico - Ao Vivo - Bruno & Marrone
Zezé Di Camargo e Luciano - Zezé Di Camargo e Luciano Marlon e Maicon - Marlon e Maicon
Só Alegria - Rio Negro & Solimoés
Brilhante - Trio Parada Dura

Best Brazilian Roots/Regional Album
Nóis E A Viola - As Galvão
Andando De Coletivo - Caju & Castanha
Viola Nordestina - Heraldo Do Monte
Lembrando Vocé - Dominguinhos
São João Vivo - Gilberto Gil

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Best Brazilian Song (Portuguese Language) "A Voz Do Coração" - Ronaldo Bastos & Celso Fonseca, songwriters "Alma" - Arnaldo Antunes & Pepeu Gomes, songwriters "Deixa A Vida Me Levar" - Eri do Cais & Serginho Meriti, songwriters "Saudade De Amar" - Dori Caymmi & Paulo César Pinheiro, songwriters "Vá Morar Com O Diabo" - Riachão, songwriter

Best Latin Children's Album
Cómplices Al Rescate - Belinda
Chiquititas Vol. 7 - Chiquititas
De Pata Negra - Melody
Navidades Animadas - Miliki
Xuxa Só Para Baixinhos Vol 2 - Xuxa

Producer Of The Year
Humberto Gatica
Sebastian Krys
Gerónimo Labrada, Jr., X Alfonso
Ana Lourdes Martinez Nodarse
Kike Santander

Best Music Video
La Negra Tiene Tumbao - Celia Cruz - Ernesto Fundora, director; Ernesto Fundora, producer A Dios Le Pido - Juanes - Gustavo Garzón, director; Cecilia Sagredo, producer Yo No Soy Esa Mujer - Paulina Rubio - Gustavo Garzon, director; Gustavo Garzon, producer Suerte - Shakira - Francis Lawrence, director; Tim Kerrison, producer Déjame Entrar - Carlos Vives - Oscar Azula, director; RCN Comerciales, producer ?

THE 3RD ANNUAL LATIN GRAMMY AWARDS will be produced by Cossette Productions. Pierre and John Cossette are the executive producers; Walter Miller is the producer/director; Ken Ehrlich is the producer; Tisha Fein is the coordinating producer. ?
Press Contacts:
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For CBS: Susan J. Marks 323/575-2118 susan.marks@tvc.cbs.com

For NARAS:      Ron Roecker             310/392-3777            ron@grammy.com
                Barb Dehgan             310/392-3777            barbd@grammy.com
                Heather Medure  310/392-3777            heatherm@grammy.com
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For R&C:        Maureen O'Connor        310/201-8816            moconnor@shandwick.com