January 10, 2003

The Best of the Best
Grammy Awards Latin categories nominees

At a press conference announcing nominees for the 45th GRAMMY Awards held at Madison Square Garden in New York City, the Recording Academy tapped artists spanning a wide range of musical styles, encompassing industry veterans and newcomers.

The 45th GRAMMY Awards will be held on Feb. 23 at the Garden, and will be broadcast on CBS from 8-11:30 (ET/PT).

The following are nominees in Latino musical style categories:

Best Latin Pop Album - (Vocal or Instrumental)

* Caraluna / Bacilos [Warner Music]

* Moreno / Jorge Moreno[Maverick Musica]

* Bohemio Enamorado / Donato Poveda [BMG U.S. Latin]

* Sin Bandera / Sin Bandera [Sony Discos]

* Un Mundo Diferente / Diego Torres [RCA Records]

Best Latin Rock/Alternative Album - (Vocal or Instrumental)

* Un Día Normal / Juanes [Surco/Universal Music Latino]

* Kinky / Kinky [Nettwerk America/Sonic 360]

* Revolución De Amor / Maná [Warner Music]

* Emigrante / Orishas [Surco/Universal Music Latino]

* Un Paso A La Eternidad / Sindicato Argentino Del

Hip Hop [Universal Latino]

Best Traditional Tropical Latin Album - (Vocal or Instrumental)

* Generoso Que Bueno Toca Usted / Grand Afro

Cuban Orchestra Of Generoso Jimenez [Pimienta]

* En Route / Orquesta Aragon [World Village]

* Mi Ritmo / Plena Libre [Latin World Entertainment

Group]

* El Arte Del Sabor / Bebo Valdés Trio With Israel López

“Cachao” & Carlos “Patato” Valdés [Blue Note Records]

* Cuban Masters Los Originales / Various Artists Juan

Pablo Torres, producer [Pimienta]

Best Salsa Album (Vocal or Instrumental)

* Libre / Marc Anthony [Columbia Records Group/Sony

Discos]

* Un Nuevo Amanecer / Anthony Cruz [Musical

Productions Inc.]

* La Negra Tiene Tumbao / Celia Cruz [Sony Discos]

* Tremenda Rumba! / Maraca [Ahi Nama Music]

* Un Gran Día En El Barrio / The Spanish Harlem

Orchestra [Ropeadope Records]

Best Merengue Album (Vocal or Instrumental)

* Latino / Grupo Mania [Universal Music Latino]

* Calle Sabor, Esquina Amor / Limi-T 21 [EMI Latin]

* Manny Manuel / Manny Manuel [RMM/Universal

Music Latino]

* Pienso así.../ Milly Quezada [Sony Discos]

* Mal Acostumbrado / Fernando Villalona[Sony Discos]

Best Mexican/Mexican-American Album (Vocal or

Instrumental)

* No Me Se Rajar / Banda El Recodo De Cruz Lizárraga

[Fonovisa Records]

* Sueños / Intocable [EMI Latin]

* Jugo A La Vida/Los Tucanes De Tijuana [UniversalMusic Latino

* Libre / Jennifer Peña [Univision Music]

* Lo Dijo El Corazón / Joan Sebastian [Balboa Records/ Discos Musart]

Best Tejano Album (Vocal or Instrumental)

* Estamos Unidos / David Lee Garza y Los Musicales [Sony Discos]

* Celebration Of Life - Volume One – Live / Little Joe & La Familia [Foy Lee Records]

* Acuérdate / Emilio Navaira [BMG U.S. Latin]

* A Taste Of Texas / Mingo Saldivar y Sus Tremendos Cuatro Espadas [Rounder Select]

* Por Amor / Siggno [Crown Records]

Best Compilation Soundtrack Album For A Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media

* Y Tu Mamá También / Various Artists [Volcano]

* Dogtown And Z-Boys / Various Artists [Enjoy Records/Universal Records]

* I Am Sam / Various Artists [V2 Records]

* Six Feet Under / Various Artists [Universal Records]

* Standing In The Shadows Of Motown / Various Artists [Hip-O Records]

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