He’s been proclaimed “the singer-songwriter of the pueblo”… But Espinoza Paz could be called this year’s most influential musician in Mexico.
The 30-year-old Mexican artist has received four nominations for the 10th annual Premio Nacional a la Música Grabada Oye!, which are presented annually by the Academia Nacional de la Música en México for outstanding achievements in the Mexican record industry.
Paz received nods in the Popular Album, Popular Song, Norteño Solo Artist or Group and Banda Solo Artist or Group categories.
But Paz wasn’t the only artist to receive four nods… 43-year-old Mexican rockera Alejandra Guzmán scored the same number of nods.
Meanwhile, Zoé, Joan Sebastian and Calle 13 received three nominations, while Shakira, Cristian Castro, Marco Antonio Solís, Los Tigres del Norte, Franco de Vita, Río Roma and Ha*Ash received two nods each.
Nominations are determined by a jury of approximately 2, 500 experts in the music industry.
The Premio Nacional a la Música Grabada Oye! 2012 awards show will take place on February 9, 2012.