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Shakira Dominates Latin Grammy Award Nominations

September 26th, 2006 1:02pm EDT
ShakiraThe 7th Annual Latin Grammy Awards nominations were announced today, and Colombian singer/songwriter Shakira led the nominations with five. Shakira's five nominations include: Record Of The Year, Song Of The Year and Best Short Form Music Video for "La Tortura," and Album Of The Year and Best Female Pop Vocal Album for Fijación Oral Vol. 1.

Ricardo Arjona, Gustavo Cerati and Julieta Venegas garner four apiece; Calle 13, Chayanne, Gustavo Celis, Fonseca, Cachorro López, and Joan Sebastian are among those who earned three nods each.

Cabas, Café Tacuba, Diego El Cigala, Alejandra Guzmán, Sergio Mendes, Ricardo Montaner, Maria Rita, Gilberto Santa Rosa and Bebo Valdés each received two nominations. And a contingent of diverse music makers — including Pepe Aguilar, Belanova, The Black Eyed Peas, Andrea Bocelli, Café De Los Maestros, Daddy Yankee, Don Omar, Luis Fonsi, Gilberto Gil, India, La Oreja De Van Gogh, Los Tigres Del Norte, Pablo Montero, Nortec Collective, Carlos Ponce, RBD, Rick Rubin, Kike Santander, Gustavo Santaolalla, Alejandro Sanz, Lalo Schifrin, Sin Bandera, Olga Tañon, Thalia and Wisin & Yandel — each earned nominations.

"This year's nominations truly reflect a dynamic and vibrant community of music makers that includes artists, producers, engineers, songwriters and everyone involved in the creative process," said Latin Recording Academy President Gabriel Abaroa. "In our seventh year, the spotlight continues to shine not only on established performers but on emerging and longstanding creative professionals who usually remain behind the scenes. It's inspiring to see so many albums, songs, and music makers getting due recognition from their peers, as well as such a cross section of genres being recognized within some of the categories."



The 7th Annual Latin Grammy Awards, set for Nov. 2 at Madison Square Garden in New York , will be broadcast live on the Univision Network from 8 – 11 p.m. ET/PT.