Last February we learned that for the first time in its history, the 2023 Latin Grammy awards ceremony will be held outside the United States. The 24th edition will take place in the autonomous community of Andalusia, as reported by the president of the Andalusian Government, Juanma Moreno, in a press conference.
The Latin Grammys choose Andalusia for their next edition
The renowned music awards will take a different direction this year. After a career focused on the United States, the organization has decided that the next edition of the awards will be held in Spain and more specifically in the autonomous community of Andalusia.
The decision was shared publicly by Juanma Moreno, president of the Junta de Andalucía, during a recent press conference. «Andalusia will host two major concerts this year, starting in September, and will host the Latin Grammy Week. A week of top-level activities with at least eight major musical events that will culminate in the awards ceremony. A week in which the most important stars of Latin music will shine precisely in Andalusia«Detailed the president.
For its part, Manuel Abud, CEO of the Latin Recording Academy, highlighted the importance of the change, pointing out that moving the event to Andalusia represents a reason for celebration and a significant step for the institution.
The Latin Academy confirms the news
The information was later confirmed to CNN en Español by the Latin Recording Academy itself. Within the framework of said confirmation, Abud indicated that they are evaluating Seville as the host city of the gala. “Seville is being considered as a possible host city for the 24th edition of the Latin Grammy in November. However, we are still coordinating certain production details with our manufacturing partners. TelevisaUnivision"he noted in an official statement.
It is relevant to mention that, since its inception in 2000, the Latin Grammys have been held in Las Vegas, Nevada. Although they have also been based in cities such as Miami and New York on previous occasions.
In previous statements, specifically in an interview conducted in September 2022, Abud had hinted that they could be evaluating a change of venue for the event. Seville is no stranger to large-scale events, since in 2019 it was the city selected to host the MTV European Music Awards.
24th edition of the Latin Grammys
The musical stage dresses up for the 24th edition of the Latin Grammys, a celebration that, as we have mentioned before, for the first time, crosses the borders of the United States to land in Seville. On November 16, the Seville Conference and Exhibition Palace will witness an unprecedented parade of talent. Artists and personalities from the musical world will walk the red carpet in the hope of being awarded one of the precious gramophones.
Within the wide spectrum of nominees for this edition, prominent figures from the musical scene such as Karol G, Shakira, Quevedo, Alejandro Sanz, among others, compete for the distinction. However, he is the man from Malaga LMFAO who is positioned as the Spanish artist with the most nominations.
Nominated for the Latin Grammys for Andalusia
The autonomous community will be well represented in these nominations, and several of its artists compete in different categories:
- LMFAO: Stands out with multiple nominations, including "Best Record of the Year", "Album of the Year", "Song of the Year", "Best Pop Vocal Album", and "Best Pop Song".
- Vanesa Martín and Manuel Carrasco: Both compete in the category of "Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album."
- Zahara: It is positioned with its nomination in "Best Alternative Music Album."
- Niña Pastori, Juanfe Pérez and Diego Guerrero: They compete in the “Best Flamenco Music Album” category.
Other national highlights
On the national scene, artists like Canario Quevedo stand out with their nomination for "Best Urban Fusion Recording or Performance" and "Best Urban Song" for their hit "Quevedo: Bzrp Music Sessions, Vol. 52" alongside weird, a piece that dominated Spotify for seven consecutive weeks.
Rosalia, Bunbury, Beatrice Luengo y Sen Senra, They also make an appearance in the nominations. However, Alejandro Sanz, the Spanish artist with the most Latin Grammys, is once again the protagonist. With 24 awards to his credit, Sanz is the fourth most awarded artist with these gramophones and the first Spanish artist with such recognition over the years.
This edition promises to be memorable and reflects the diversity and richness of musical talent in Spanish and Portuguese.