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The Latin Grammys: Mexican Romance, Uruguayan Mellow And More

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The Latin Grammys: Mexican Romance, Uruguayan Mellow And More

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For me, the highlight of the Latin Grammys is the running commentary Felix Contreras and I exchange via text messages — that is, until he falls asleep during the fourth or fifth hour of the show, at which point I drift off into an existentialist crisis to the soundtrack of Pitbull.

At Alt.Latino, our goal this year is to save you from my annual fate, which is why we invited Billboard's Judy Cantor-Navas to sit in with us. Together, we pick out some nominated artists who make great music and deserve the spotlight the 15th annual Latin Grammys can provide. And, as always, we'd love to hear your thoughts on which artists you'd like to see take home this year's trophies.

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Jorge Drexler

  • Song: Bailar En La Cueva
  • from Bailar en la Cueva
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Bailar en la Cueva
Album
Bailar en la Cueva
Artist
Jorge Drexler
Label
Warner Music Latina
Released
2014

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Marta Gomez

  • Song: Elefante [An Elephant]
  • from Coloreando: Traditional Songs For Children In Spanish

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Coloreando: Traditional Songs For Children In Spanish
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Coloreando: Traditional Songs For Children In Spanish
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Marta Gomez
Released
2013

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Monica Navarro

  • Song: Calle
  • from Calle
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Paco De Lucia

  • Song: Te He De Querer Mientras Viva
  • from Cancion Andaluza
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Pepe Aguilar

  • Song: Lástima Que Seas Ajena
  • from Lástima Que Sean Ajenas
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Lástima Que Sean Ajenas
Album
Lástima Que Sean Ajenas
Artist
Pepe Aguilar
Label
Equinoccio Records
Released
2013

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Arturo O'Farrill & The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra

  • Song: Iko Iko
  • from The Offense Of The Drum
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The Offense Of The Drum
Album
The Offense Of The Drum
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Arturo O'Farrill & The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra
Label
Motéma Music
Released
2014

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Jose Arean y Various Artists

  • Song: Escena II: TV Azteca, Corrido de Agustina Ramirez
  • from Unicamente La Verdad