Bad Bunny Leads Pack of Latin Grammy Nominees with 10 Nods

Bad Bunny is this year’s Latin Grammys darling…

The 28-year-old Puerto Rican superstar leads the list of nominees for the 2022 Latin Grammys with 10 nods, including album of the year for his multiple-week Billboard 200-topping Un Verano Sin Ti.

Bad Bunny,The Latin Recording Academy announced the complete list of nominations on Tuesday for their 23rd annual edition of the Latin Grammys which are set to take place November 17 at the Michelob Ultra Arena at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas.

Bad Bunny is closely followed by Mexican songwriter and producer Edgar Barrera, who scored nine nods, including song of the year and best pop song for “Índigo,” which he co-wrote alongside Camilo.

Speaking of Camilo, the Colombian singer-songwriter, who was last year’s big winner, earned six nominations this year.

Other top nominees include Rauw Alejandro and Rosalía with eight nominations (making the Spanish artist the top female nominee this year), and artists such as Christina Aguilera, Jorge Drexler and Tainy with seven.

“At the Latin Recording Academy, we continually strive to support and encourage Latin music creators, and these nominees epitomize musical excellence and represent the great momentum that our music is currently experiencing,” said Manuel Abud, CEO of the Latin Recording Academy. “We are proud to present the nominations with this diverse group of talented artists, who reflect the evolution of our Academy as a modern and relevant institution, and officially kick off the twenty-third season of the Latin Grammy Awards.”

Notably, regional Mexican music is once again left out of the all-important top categories, except for best new artist, where sibling trio Yahritza y Su Esencia are representing the genre with a nomination in that category.

Below, the complete list of nominations for the 2022 Latin Grammys:

Record of the Year
“Pa Mis Muchachas” – Christina Aguilera, Becky G, Nicki Nicole feat. Nathy Peluso
“Castillos De Arena” – Pablo Alborán
“Envolver” – Anitta
“Pa’lla Voy” – Marc Anthony
“Ojitos Lindos” – Bad Bunny & Bomba Estéreo
“Pegao” – Camilo
“Tocarte” – Jorge Drexler & C. Tangana
“Provenza” – Karol G
“Vale La Pena” – Juan Luis Guerra
“La Fama” – Rosalía feat. The Weeknd
“Te Felicito” – Shakira & Rauw Alejandro
“Baloncito Viejo” – Carlos Vives & Camilo

Album of the Year
Aguilera – Christina Aguilera
Pa’lla Voy – Marc Anthony
Un Verano Sin Ti – Bad Bunny
Deja – Bomba Estéreo
Tinta Y Tiempo – Jorge Drexler
Ya No Somos Los Mismos – Elsa y Elmar
Viajante – Fonseca
Motomami (Digital Album) – Rosalía
Sanz – Alejandro SanzDharma – Sebastián Yatra

Song of the Year
“A Veces Bien Y A Veces Mal” ­– Pedro Capo, Ignacio Cibrián, Ricky Martín, Pablo Preciado, Julio Ramírez, Mauricio Rengifo & Andrés Torres, songwriters (Ricky Martin Featuring Reik)

“Agua” – Rauw Alejandro, Emmanuel Anene, David Alberto Macias, Nile Rodgers, Juan Salinas, Oscar Salinas & Daddy Yankee, songwriters (Daddy Yankee, Rauw Alejandro & Nile Rodgers)

“Algo Es Mejor” – Mon Laferte, songwriter (Mon Laferte)

“Baloncito Viejo” – Camilo, Jorge Luis Chacín, Andrés Leal, Martín Velilla & Carlos Vives, songwriters (Carlos Vives & Camilo)

“Besos En La Frente” – Fonseca & Julio Reyes Copello, songwriters (Fonseca)

“Encontrarme” – Carla Morrison, Juan Alejandro Jiménez Pérez & Mario Demian Jiménez Pérez, songwriters (Carla Morrison)

“Hentai” – Larry Gold, Noah Goldstein, Chad Hugo, David Rodríguez, Rosalía, Jacob Sherman, Michael Uzowuru, Pilar Vila Tobella, Dylan Wiggins & Pharrell Williams, songwriters (Rosalía)

“Índigo” – Édgar Barrera & Camilo, songwriters (Camilo & Evaluna Montaner)

“Pa Mis Muchachas” – Christina Aguilera, Jorge Luis Chacín, Kat Dahlia, Becky G, Yoel Henríquez, Yasmil Marrufo, Nicki Nicole & Nathy Peluso, songwriters (Christina Aguilera, Nicki Nicole, Becky G Featuring Nathy Peluso)

“Provenza” – Kevyn Mauricio Cruz Moreno, Carolina Giraldo Navarro & Ovy On The Drums, songwriters (Karol G)

“Tacones Rojos” – Juan Jo, Manuel Lara, Manuel Lorente, Pablo & Sebastián Yatra, songwriters (Sebastián Yatra)

“Tocarte” – Jorge Drexler, Pablo Drexler, Víctor Martínez & C. Tangana, songwriters (Jorge Drexler & C. Tangana)

Best New Artist
Angela Álvarez
Sofía Campos
Cande y Paulo
Clarissa
Silvana Estrada
Pol Granch
Nabález
Tiare
Vale
Yahritza y Su Esencia
Nicole Zignago

Field 1 – Pop

Best Pop Vocal Album

YA NO SOMOS LOS MISMOS
Elsa Y Elmar
[Sony Music Entertainment México, S.A. de C.V.]

AMOR QUE MERECEMOS
Kany García
[Sony Music Entertainment US Latin LLC]

CLICHÉS
Jesse & Joy
[Warner Music Latina]

EL RENACIMIENTO
Carla Morrison
[Cosmica Artists]

DHARMA
Sebastian Yatra
[Universal Music Latino]

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album

AGUILERA
Christina Aguilera
[Sony Music Entertainment US Latin LLC]

VIAJANTE
Fonseca
[Sony Music Entertainment US Latin LLC]

FILARMÓNICO 20 AÑOS
Marta Gómez
[Aluna Music]

LA VIDA
Kurt
[Universal Music México]

FRECUENCIA
Sin Bandera
[Sony Music Entertainment México, S.A. de C.V.]

Best Pop Song

“BALONCITO VIEJO”
Camilo, Jorge Luis Chacín, Andrés Leal, Martín Velilla & Carlos Vives, songwriters (Carlos Vives & Camilo)
[Sony Music Entertainment US Latin LLC]

“BESOS EN LA FRENTE”
Julio Reyes Copello & Fonseca, songwriters (Fonseca)
Track from: Viajante
[Sony Music Entertainment US Latin LLC]

“ÍNDIGO”
Édgar Barrera & Camilo, songwriters (Camilo & Evaluna Montaner)
[Sony Music Entertainment US Latin LLC/Hecho A Mano
Music]

“LA GUERRILLA DE LA CONCORDIA”
Jorge Drexler, songwriter (Jorge Drexler)
[Sony Music Entertainment España, S.L.]

“TACONES ROJOS”
Pablo María Rousselon De Croisoeuil, Manuel Lara, Manuel Lorente, Juan Josep Monserrat Riutort &
Sebastián Yatra, songwriters (Sebastian Yatra)
[Universal Music Latino]

Field 2 – Urban

Best Urban Fusion/Performance

“PA MIS MUCHACHAS”
Christina Aguilera, Nicki Nicole, Becky G feat. Nathy Peluso
[Sony Music Entertainment US Latin LLC]

“SANTO”
Christina Aguilera & Ozuna
[Sony Music Entertainment US Latin LLC]

“VOLVÍ”
Aventura, Bad Bunny
[Rimas Entertainment LLC]

“TITI ME PREGUNTO”
Bad Bunny
[Rimas Entertainment LLC]

“THIS IS NOT AMERICA”
Residente Featuring Ibeyi
[Sony Music Entertainment US Latin LLC]

Best Reggaeton Performance

“DESESPERADOS”
Rauw Alejandro & Chencho Corleone
[Sony Music Entertainment US Latin LLC/Duars Entertainment, Inc.]

“ENVOLVER”
Anitta
[Warner Music Latina]

“YONAGUNI”
Bad Bunny
[Rimas Entertainment LLC]

“NICKY JAM: BZRP MUSIC SESSIONS, VOL. 41”
Bizarrap & Nicky Jam
[Dale Play Records]

“LO SIENTO BB:/”
Tainy, Bad Bunny & Julieta Venegas
[Neon16]

Best Urban Music Album

RESPIRA
Akapellah
[EMI/Universal Music Group México, S.A. de C.V.]

TRAP CAKE VOL. 2
Rauw Alejandro
[Sony Music Entertainment US Latin LLC/Duars Entertainment Corp.]

LOS FAVORITOS 2.5
Arcangel
[Rimas Entertainment LLC]

UN VERANO SIN TI
Bad Bunny
[Rimas Entertainment LLC]

ANIMAL
Maria Becerra
[300 Entertainment]

Best Rap/Hip Hop Song

“AMOR”
Akapellah, songwriter (Akapellah)
[EMI/Universal Music Group Mexico]

“DANCE CRIP”
Santiago Ruiz, Brian Taylor & Trueno, songwriters
(Trueno)
[Sur Capital Records (por Tierra Agencia SRL )]

“DE MUSEO”
Bad Bunny, songwriter (Bad Bunny)
[Rimas Entertainment LLC]

“EL GRAN ROBO, PT.2”
Phanlon Anton Alexander, Geovanny Andrades Andino, Daddy Yankee & Lito Mc Cassidy, songwriters (Lito Mc Cassidy, Daddy Yankee)
[BMG Rights Management (US) LLC]

“FREESTYLE 15”
Farina, songwriter (Farina)
[La Commission]

Best Urban Song

“DESESPERADOS”
Rauw Alejandro, José M. Collazo, Chencho Corleone, Jorge Cedeño Echevarria, Luis Jonuel González, Eric Pérez Rovira, Jorge E. Pizarro Ruiz & Nino Karlo Segarra, songwriters (Rauw Alejandro & Chencho Corleone)
[Sony Music Entertainment US Latin LLC/Duars Entertainment, Inc.]

“LO SIENTO BB:/”
Bad Bunny, Tainy & Julieta Venegas, songwriters (Tainy, Bad Bunny & Julieta Venegas)
[Neon16/Interscope Records]

“MAMIII”
Luis Miguel Gomez Castaño, Becky G, Karol G, Ovy on the Drums, Justin Quiles, Elena Rose & Daniel Uribe, songwriters (Becky G & Karol G)
[Kemosabe Records/RCA Records]

“OJOS ROJOS”
Samantha M. Cámara, Nicky Jam, Vicente Jiménez, Dallas James Koehlke, Manuel Larrad & Juan Diego Medina Vélez, songwriters (Nicky Jam)
[Sony Music Entertainment US Latin LLC]

“TITI ME PREGUNTO”
Bad Bunny, songwriter (Bad Bunny)
[Rimas Entertainment LLC]

Field 3 – Rock

Best Rock Album

MOJIGATA
Marilina Bertoldi
[Pelo Music S.A.]

UNAS VACACIONES RARAS
Él Mató A Un Policía Motorizado
[Nacional Records]

CADA VEZ CADÁVER
Fito y Fitipaldis
[Warner Music Spain]

1021
La Gusana Ciega
[Naranjada Records – ONErpm]

RPDF
Wiplash
[Virgin Music Mexico/Rebeleon/Nakama]

Best Rock Song

“DÍA MIL”
Eruca Sativa, songwriter (Eruca Sativa)
[RCA Victor/Sony Music Entertainment Argentina S.A.]

“ESPERANDO UNA SEÑAL”
Bunbury, songwriter (Bunbury)
[Servidor De Nadie/Warner Music Spain]

“FINISTERRE”
Juan Manuel Latorre, songwriter (Vetusta Morla)
[Pequeño Salto Mortal /Sony Music Entertainment España, S.L.]

“LO MEJOR DE NUESTRAS VIDAS”
Fito Paez, songwriter (Fito Paez)
[RCA Victor/Sony Music Entertainment Argentina S.A.]

“NO OLVIDAMOS”
Molotov, songwriters (Molotov)
[Warner Music Mexico, S.A. de C.V.]

“QUE SE MEJOREN”
WOS & Facundo Yalve, songwriters (WOS)
[Doguito Records]

Best Pop/Rock Album

TRINCHERA
Babasónicos
[Popart Discos]

MONSTRUOS
Bruses
[Worldwide Records]

LA DIRECCIÓN
Conociendo Rusia
[Geiser Discos]

LOS AÑOS SALVAJES
Fito Paez
[RCA Victor/Sony Music Entertainment Argentina S.A.]

CABLE A TIERRA
Vetusta Morla
[Pequeño Salto Mortal/Sony Music Entertainment España, S.L.]

Best Pop/Rock Song

“ARRANCARMELO”
WOS & Facundo Yalve, songwriters (WOS)
[Doguito Records]

“BABEL”
Fito Páez & Carlos Vives, songwriters (Carlos Vives & Fito Páez)
Track from: Cumbiana Ii
[Sony Music Entertainment US Latin LLC]

“BYE BYE”
Diego Castellano, Adrian Dargelos & Gustavo Torres, songwriters (Babasónicos)
[Popart Discos]

“DISFRAZ”
Felicitas Colina & Conociendo Rusia, songwriters
(Conociendo Rusia)
[Geiser Discos]

“QUÉ VOY A HACER CONMIGO???”
Bruses, Elsa y Elmar & Alan Saucedo, songwriters (Elsa y Elmar y Bruses)
[Sony Music Entertainment México, S.A. de C.V.]

Field 4 – Alternative

Best Alternative Music Album

THE SACRED LEAF
Afro-Andean Funk
[Just Play]

KICK II
Arca
[XL Recordings]

DEJA
Bomba Estéreo
[Sony Music Entertainment US Latin LLC]

EL DISKO
CA7RIEL
[Clix]

MOTOMAMI (DIGITAL ALBUM)
Rosalía
[Columbia Records]

Best Alternative Song

“BAD BITCH”
Ca7riel & Tomas Sainz, songwriters (CA7RIEL)
[Clix]

“00:00”
Alejandro Pérez, Siddhartha & Rul Velázquez, songwriters (Siddhartha)
[Sony Music Entertainment México, S.A. de C.V.]

“CONEXIÓN TOTAL”
Yemi Alade, Carles Campi Campón, José Castillo, Jeff Peñalva, Liliana Saumet & Magdelys Savigne, songwriters (Bomba Estéreo & Yemi Alade)
[Sony Music Entertainment US Latin LLC]

“CULPA”
Ricardo Mollo, Omar Varela, WOS & Facundo Yalve, songwriters (WOS Featuring Ricardo Mollo)
Track from: Oscuro Extasis
[Doguito Records]

“EL DÍA QUE ESTRENASTE EL MUNDO”
Jorge Drexler, songwriter (Jorge Drexler)
[Sony Music Entertainment España, S.L.]

“HENTAI”
Larry Gold, Noah Goldstein, Chad Hugo, Rosalía, David Rodríguez, Jacob Sherman, Michael Uzowuru, Pilar Vila Tobella, Dylan Wiggins & Pharrell Williams, songwriters (Rosalía)
[Columbia Records/Sony Music Entertainment]

Field 5 – Tropical

Best Salsa Album

SERÁ QUE SE ACABÓ
Alexander Abreu y Havana D’Primera
[Páfata & Unicornio]

PA’LLA VOY
Marc Anthony
[Sony Music Entertainment US Latin LLC]

LUIS FIGUEROA
Luis Figueroa
[Sony Music Entertainment US Latin LLC/Magnus Media]

Y TE LO DICE…
Luisito Ayala y La Puerto Rican Power
[Musical Productions]

LADO A LADO B
Víctor Manuelle
[Sony Music Entertainment US Latin LLC]

Best Cumbia/Vallenato Album

CLÁSICOS DE MI CUMBIA
Checo Acosta
[Checumbia Producciones/ Believe Music]

FELIZ ANIVERSARIO
Jean Carlos Centeno y Ronal Urbina
[Onerpm]

QUIERO VERTE FELIZ
La Santa Cecilia
[Rebeleon Ent / Virgin Music US Latin]

EL DE SIEMPRE
Felipe Peláez
[Arte Producciones]

YO SOY COLOMBIA
Zona 8 R & Rolando Ochoa
[Independiente]

Best Merengue/Bachata Album

ESTE SOY YO
Hector Acosta El Torito
[La Oreja Media Group, Inc.]

MULTITUDES
Elvis Crespo
[Flash Music]

ENTRE MAR Y PALMERAS
Juan Luis Guerra
[Rimas Entertainment LLC]

RESISTIRÁ
Milly Quezada
[La Oreja Media Group, Inc.]

TAÑÓN PAL’ COMBO ES LO QUE HAY
Olga Tañón
[Opcion 1 Entertainment, LLC]

Best Traditional Tropical Album

CAFÉ CON CARIÑO
Renesito Avich
[My Cuban Music LLC]

CHABUCO DESDE EL TEATRO COLÓN DE BOGOTA
Chabuco
[Marmaz Records]

GONZALO RUBALCABA Y AYMÉE NUVIOLA LIVE
IN MARCIAC
Gonzalo Rubalcaba y Aymée Nuviola
[5 Passion Records]

GRAN COMBO PA´ RATO
Septeto Nacional Ignacio Piñeiro
[Bis Music]

CANTEN
Leoni Torres
[Puntilla Music]

Best Contemporary Tropical Album

EL MUNDO ESTÁ LOCO
Jorge Luis Chacín
[Dnr Music]

DE MENOR A MAYOR
Gente De Zona
[Sony Music Entertainment US Latin LLC/Magnus Media
LLC]

ALL INCLUSIVE
Marissa Mur
[Independiente]

TROPICO
Pavel Nuñez
[La Oreja Media Group, Inc.]

CUMBIANA II
Carlos Vives
[Sony Music Entertainment US Latin LLC]

Best Tropical Song

“AGÜITA E COCO”
Mario Cáceres, Jorge Luis Chacín, Kany García, Richi López & Yasmil Marrufo, songwriters (Kany García)
[Sony Music Entertainment US Latin LLC]

“EL MALECÓN VIO EL FINAL”
Jorge Luis Piloto, songwriter (Amaury Gutiérrez)
[Sinfonic LLC]

“EL PARRANDERO (MASTERS EN PARRANDA)”
Juan Botero, Miguel Henao, Alvaro Negret, Santiago Restrepo, Joaquin Rodríguez, Juan José Roesel, Sin Ánimo De Lucro, José Nicolás Urdinola, Juan “One” Sebastián Valencia & Carlos Vives, songwriters (Carlos Vives, Sin Ánimo De Lucro, JBot & Tuti)
[Gaira Musica Local/Wk Records/Sony Music Entertainment US Latin LLC]

“FIESTA CONTIGO”
Luis Figueroa & Yoel Henríquez, songwriters (Luis Figueroa)
Track from: Luis Figueroa
[Sony Music Entertainment US Latin LLC/Magnus Media]

“MALA”
Marc Anthony & Álvaro Lenier Mesa, songwriters
(Marc Anthony)
[Sony Music Entertainment US Latin LLC]

Field 6 – Singer-Songwriter

Best Singer-Songwriter Album

MALVADISCO
Caloncho
[Universal Music México]

TINTA Y TIEMPO
Jorge Drexler
[Sony Music Entertainment España, S.L.]

AGENDAS VENCIDAS
El David Aguilar
[EMI/Universal Music México S.A. de C.V]

MARCHITA
Silvana Estrada
[Glassnote / Altafonte / Mediaisla]

EN LO QUE LLEGA LA PRIMAVERA
Alex Ferreira
[Mediaisla]

EL VIAJE
Pedro Guerra
[Altafonte]

Field 7 – Regional-Mexican

Best Ranchero/Mariachi Album

MEXICANA ENAMORADA
Ángela Aguilar
[Machin Records]

MI HERENCIA, MI SANGRE
Majo Aguilar
[Fonovisa/Universal Music Group México, S.A. de C.V.]

40 ANIVERSARIO EMBAJADORES DEL MARIACHI
MARIACHI SOL DE MÉXICO DE JOSÉ HERNÁNDEZ
Mariachi Sol de Mexico de José Hernández
[Serenata Records]

EP #1 FORAJIDO
Christian Nodal
[Producciones Ladon, S.A. de C.V./Sony Music Entertainment México S.A. de C.V.]

QUÉ GANAS DE VERTE (DELUXE)
Marco Antonio Solís
[Marbella Music, Inc]

Best Banda Album

ESTA VIDA ES MUY BONITA
Banda El Recodo De Cruz Lizárraga
[Fonovisa/UMG Recordings, Inc.]

VA DE NUEVO
Banda Fortuna
[Fonovisa/Brava Entertainment]

ME SIENTO A TODO DAR
Banda Los Recoditos
[Fonovisa/Universal Music Latin Entertainment]

SIN MIEDO AL ÉXITO (DELUXE)
Banda Los Sebastianes
[Fonovisa/Universal Music Group México, S.A. de C.V.]

ABEJA REINA
Chiquis
[Fonovisa/Universal Music Latin Entertainment]

Best Tejano Album

DESPRECIADO
El Plan
[Segura Music]

CAMINO AL PROGRESO
Grupo Alamo
[Ro’ Records]

UNA ILUSIÓN
Isabel Marie
[Isabel Marie/Penfo Music, LLC]

DIME CÓMO SE SIENTE
Destiny Navaira
[UNIMUSIK]

PARA QUE BAILE MI PUEBLO
Bobby Pulido
[Bobby Pulido Inc.]

Best Norteño Album

BIENVENIDA LA VIDA
Bronco
[Quetono Music]

LA REUNIÓN (DELUXE)
Los Tigres Del Norte
[Fonovisa/RMS Music Group, Inc./UMG Recordings, Inc.]

CORRIDOS FELONES (SERIE 35)
Los Tucanes De Tijuana
[Master Q Music, Inc.]

ESTAS SE ACOMPAÑAN CON CERVEZA
Pesado
[Pesado]

OBSESSED
Yahritza y Su Esencia
[Lumbre Music, Inc.]

Best Regional Song

“AHÍ DONDE ME VEN”
Gussy Lau, songwriter (Ángela Aguilar)
[ONErpm – Machin Records]

“CADA QUIEN”
Edgar Barrera, Eduin Caz, Nathan Galante, Maluma & Horacio Palencia, songwriters (Grupo Firme y Maluma)
[Music VIP Entertainment Inc]

“CHALE”
Eden Muñoz, songwriter (Eden Muñoz)
[Lizos Music]

“COMO LO HICE YO”
Edgar Barrera, Carin León & Matisse, songwriters
(Matisse, Carin León)
[Sony Music Entertainment México, S.A. de C.V.]

“CUANDO ME DÉ LA GANA”
Christina Aguilera, Rafael Arcaute, Jorge Luis Chacín, Kat Dahlia, Yoel Henríquez, Yasmil Marrufo & Federico Vindver, songwriters (Christina Aguilera & Christian Nodal)
Track from: Aguilera
[Sony Music Entertainment US Latin LLC]

“NUNCA TE VOY A OLVIDAR”
Mireya & Roman Rojas, songwriters (Mireya Featuring Flor de Toloache, Roman Rojas & Jorge Glem)
[Mireya Ramos]

“VIVO EN EL 6”
Edgar Barrera, Eden Muñoz & Christian Nodal, songwriters (Christian Nodal)
[Producciones Ladon, S.A de C.V./Christian Nodal Bajo Distribución en Exclusiva por Sony Music Entertainment México, S.A. de C.V.]

Field 8 – Instrumental

Best Instrumental Album

BACK TO 4
C4 Trío
[GroundUP Music]

GERRY WEIL SINFÓNICO
Gerry Weil & Orquesta Sinfónica Simón Bolívar
[Go & Flow Project]

OFRENDA
Grupo Raíces De Venezuela
[Independiente]

MAXIXE SAMBA GROOVE
Hamilton De Holanda
[Brasilianos]

ELLA
Daniela Padrón & Glenda Del E
[Oleta Music]

Field 9 – Traditional

Best Folk Album

LA TIERRA LLORA
Paulina Aguirre
[Mucho Fruto Music]

QUÉDATE EN CASA
Eva Ayllón
[Sway Music]

FLOR Y RAÍZ
Pedro Aznar
[Distribuidora Belgrano Norte S.R.L.]

PALABRAS URGENTES
Susana Baca
[Pregón Producciones | Real World Records Ltd]

UN CANTO POR MÉXICO – EL MUSICAL
Natalia Lafourcade
[Sony Music Entertainment México, S.A. de C.V.]

BENDICIONES
Sandra Mihanovich
[Sandra Mihanovich]

ANCESTROS SINFÓNICO
Sintesis, X Alfonso y Eme Alfonso
[Facmusic Y El Cerrito Records]

Best Tango Album

HORACIO SALGÁN PIANO TRANSCRIPTIONS
Pablo Estigarribia
[Independiente]

ALMA VIEJA
Los Tangueros Del Oeste
[Avantango Records]

TANGO
Ricardo Montaner
[Hecho A Mano Music]

MILONGUERO
Pablo Motta Ensamble feat. Franco Luciani
[MAMP Songs]

TANGO DE NUEVOS AYRES
Mariana Quinteros
[Acqua Records]

SPINETTANGO
Spinettango
[Nacional Records]

Best Flamenco Album

ORGÁNICA
Carmen Doorá
[Borderline Music]

LIBRES
Las Migas
[Las Migas Music]

LEO
Estrella Morente
[Concert Music Entertainment SLU]

EL CANTE
Kiki Morente
[Universal Music Spain, S.L.U./Universal Classics & Jazz]

RANCHERA FLAMENCA
María Toledo
[María Toledo]

Field 10 – Jazz

Best Latin Jazz/Jazz Album

JOBIM FOREVER
Antonio Adolfo
[AAM Music]

#CUBANAMERICAN
Martin Bejerano
[Figgland Records]

CHABEM
Chano Domínguez, Rubem Dantas & Hamilton De Holanda
[Altafonte]

MIRROR MIRROR
Eliane Elias, Chick Corea, Chucho Valdés
[Candid Records]

Field 11 – Christian

Best Christian Album (Spanish Language)

YA LLEGÓ LA PRIMAVERA
Aroddy
[Expo Compositores Music]

ALFA Y OMEGA
Athenas
[Athenas]

¿QUIÉN DIJO MIEDO? (LIVE)
Gilberto Daza
[Creation Music Group]

¿CÓMO ME VES?
Jesús Adrián Romero
[Vástago Producciones]

VIVIRÉ
Marcos Witt
[CanZion]

Best Portuguese Language Christian Album

O SAMBA E O AMOR
Antonio Cirilo
[Sonora Digital]

ANTES DA TERAPIA
Asaph
[Sony Music Entertainment Brasil]

EPIFANIA
Clovis
[Som Livre]

ÉS TUDO
Bruna Karla
[MK Music]

LABORATÓRIO DO GROOVE
Eli Soares
[Universal Music]

Field 12 – Portuguese Language

Best Portuguese Language Contemporary Pop Album

SIM SIM SIM
Bala Desejo
[Coala Records]

PRA GENTE ACORDAR
Gilsons
[Xirê Produções e Eventos Ltda.]

PIRATA
Jão
[Universal Music]

DE PRIMEIRA
Marina Sena
[Marina Sena]

DOCE 22
Luísa Sonza
[Universal Music]

Best Portuguese Language Rock or Alternative Album

QVVJFA?
Baco Exu Do Blues
[999]

O FUTURO PERTENCE À … JOVEM GUARDA
Erasmo Carlos
[Som Livre]

SOBRE VIVER
Criolo
[Oloko Records / Altafonte]

MEMÓRIAS (DE ONDE EU NUNCA FUI)
Lagum
[Sony Music]

DELTA ESTÁCIO BLUES
Juçara Marçal
[QTV]

Best Samba/Pagode Album

BONS VENTOS
Nego Alvaro
[Sony Music Brasil]

MISTURA HOMOGÊNEA
Martinho Da Vila
[Sony Music Brasil]

DESENGAIOLA
Alfredo Del-Penho, João Cavalcanti, Moyseis Marques e Pedro Miranda
[Som Livre/MPB]

NUMANICE #2
LUDMILLA
[Warner Music Brasil Ltda.]

CÉU LILÁS
Péricles
[ONErpm]

Best MPB (Musica Popular Brasileira) Album

POMARES
Chico Chico
[Selim De Música]

SÍNTESE DO LANCE
João Donato e Jards Macalé
[Rocinante]

INDIGO BORBOLETA ANIL
Liniker
[Altafonte]

NU COM A MINHA MÚSICA
Ney Matogrosso
[Sony Music Entertainment Brasil Ltda.]

PORTAS
Marisa Monte
[Sony Music Brasil]

MEU COCO
Caetano Veloso
[Sony Music Brasil]

Best Sertaneja Music Album

CHITÃOZINHO & XORORÓ LEGADO
Chitãozinho & Xororó
[Onerpm]

AGROPOC
Gabeu
[Independente]

EXPECTATIVA X REALIDADE
Matheus & Kauan
[Universal Music]

PATROAS 35%
Marília Mendonça, Maiara & Maraísa
[Som Livre]

NATURAL
Lauana Prado
[Universal Music]

Best Portuguese Language Roots Album

AFROCANTO DAS NAÇÕES
Mateus Aleluia
[Sanzala Cultural / Altafonte]

NA ESTRADA – AO VIVO
Banda Pau E Corda feat. Quinteto Violado
[Biscoito Fino]

REMELEXO BOM
Luiz Caldas
[ONErpm]

BELO CHICO
Targino Gondim, Nilton Freittas, Roberto Malvezzi
[ONErpm]

SENHORA DAS FOLHAS
Áurea Martins
[Sarapuí Produções]

ORÍKI
Iara Rennó
[Dobra Discos / Altafonte]

SENHORA ESTRADA
Alceu Valença
[Deck]

Best Portuguese Language Song

“BABY 95”
Liniker, Mahmundi, Tássia Reis & Tulipa Ruiz, songwriters (Liniker)
[Altafonte]

“IDIOTA”
Jão, Pedro Tófani & Zebu, songwriters (Jão)
Track from: Pirata
[Universal Music]

“ME CORTE NA BOCA DO CÉU A MORTE NÃO PEDE PERDÃO”
Criolo & Tropkillaz, songwriters (Criolo Featuring Milton Nascimento)
Track from: Sobre Viver
[Oloko Records/Altafonte]

“MEU COCO”
Caetano Veloso, songwriter (Caetano Veloso)
Track from: Meu Coco
[Sony Music Brasil]

“POR SUPUESTO”
Iuri Rio Branco & Marina Sena, songwriters (Marina Sena)
[Marina Sena]

“VENTO SARDO”
Jorge Drexler & Marisa Monte, songwriters (Marisa Monte Featuring Jorge Drexler)
Track from: Portas
[Sony Music Brasil]

Field 13 – Children’s

Best Latin Children’s Album

MARAKEI
Claraluna
[Claraluna Taller Artístico Ltda.]

DANILO & CHAPIS, VOL. 2
Danilo & Chapis
[Moon Moosic Records]

TARDE DE JUEGOS
Mi Casa Es Tu Casa
[Mi Casa Es Tu Casa]

LA SINFONÍA DE LOS BICHOS RAROS
Puerto Candelaria
[Merlín Producciones]

A LA FIESTA DE LA MÚSICA VAMOS TODOS
Sophia
[NB Music]

Field 14 – Classical

Best Classical Album

BRUJOS
Orquesta Sinfónica De Heredia; Eddie Mora, conductor; Eddie Mora, album producer
[Independiente]

EL RUIDO DEL AGUA
Eddie Mora; Carlos Chaves & Eddie Mora, album producers
[Independiente]

ERIKA RIBEIRO – ÍGOR STRAVINSKY, SOFIA
GUBAIDÚLINA E HERMETO PASCOAL
Erika Ribeiro; Sylvio Fraga & Bernardo Ramos, album producers
[Rocinante]

LEGADO
Berta Rojas; Sebastián Henríquez, album producer
[OnMusic Recordings]

VILLA-LOBOS: COMPLETE VIOLIN SONATAS
Emmanuele Baldini, Pablo Rossi & Heitor Villa-Lobos
[Naxos]

Best Classical Contemporary Composition

“ADAGIO FOR STRINGS, A MOTHER’S LOVE”
Juan Arboleda, composer (Juan Arboleda)
[South Mountain Music]

“ANIDO’S PORTRAIT: I. CHACARERA”
Sergio Assad, composer (Berta Rojas)
Track from: Legado
[OnMusic Recordings]

“AURORA”
Jimmy López Bellido, composer (Houston Symphony Orchestra Featuring Andrés Orozco-Estrada (Conductor) & Leticia Moreno (Soloist))
Track from: Jimmy López Bellido: Aurora & Ad Astra
[Pentatone]

“CANAUÊ, FOR ORCHESTRA”
Dimitri Cervo, composer (Dimitri Cervo)
Track from: Ospa E Convidados
[Orquestra Sinfônica De Porto Alegre]

“CUATRO HAIKUS”
Eddie Mora, composer (Orquesta Sinfónica De Heredia feat. José Arturo Chacón)
Track from: Brujos
[Independiente]

Best Arrangement

“LLÉVATELA”
Rosino Serrano, arranger (Armando Manzanero – Eje Ejecutantes de México)
Track from: Los Músicos Rinden Homenaje A Armando Manzanero
[EJE Ejecutantes De México]

“SON DE LA LOMA”
Daniel Barón & Henry Villalobos, arrangers (Dani Barón)
[Dani Barón]

“ADORO”
Marco Godoy, arranger (Alondra De La Parra & Buika)
Track from: Olé México Gnp
[Elekin Records]

“CUCURRUCUCÚ PALOMA”
Paul Rubinstein, arranger (Alondra De La Parra & Pitingo)
[Elekin Records]

“EL PLAN MAESTRO”
Fernando Velázquez, arranger (Jorge Drexler)
Track from: Tinta Y Tiempo
[Sony Music Entertainment España, S.L.]

Field 16 – Recording Package

Best Recording Package

ANCESTRAS
Isaura Angulo, Carlos Dussán, Karen Flores, Manuel Garcia-Orozco, Juliana Jaramillo, Ledania & Lido Pimienta, art directors (Petrona Martinez)
[Chaco World Music]

BAILAORA – MIS PIES SON MI VOZ
Pedro Fajardo & Siudy Garrido, art directors (Siudy Garrido feat. Ismael Fernandez, Manuel Gago, Jose Luis Rodriguez & Adolfo Herrera)
[Siudy Flamenco Dance Theater, Inc.]

CUANDO TE MUERDES EL LABIO (EDICIÓN CERÁMICA)
Boa Mistura, art director (Leiva)
[Sony Music Entertainment España, S.L.]

FEIRA LIVRE
Carlos Bauer, art director (Bananeira Brass Band)
[Dorsal Musik]

MOTOMAMI (DIGITAL ALBUM)
Ferran Echegaray, Viktor Hammarberg, Rosalía, Daniel Sannwald & Pili Vila, art directors (Rosalía)
[Columbia Records/Sony Music Entertainment]

Field 17 – Production

DENTRO DA MATRIX
Cesar J. De Cisneros & Érico Moreira, engineers; Érico Moreira, mixer; Felipe Tichauer, mastering engineer (Érico Moreira)
[Érico Moreira]

INDIGO BORBOLETA ANIL
Zé Nigro & Gustavo Ruiz, engineers; João Milliet & Rodrigo Sanches, mixers; Felipe Tichauer, mastering engineer (Liniker)
[Altafonte]

JOBIM FOREVER
Marcelo Saboia, engineer; Marcelo Saboia, mixer; Andre Dias, mastering engineer (Antonio Adolfo)
[Aam Music]

MOTOMAMI (DIGITAL ALBUM)
Chris Gehringer, engineer; Jeremie Inhaber, Manny Marroquin, Zach Peraya & Anthony Vilchis, mixers; Chris Gehringer, mastering engineer (Rosalía)
[Columbia Records]

YA NO SOMOS LOS MISMOS
Julián Bernal, Nico Cotton, Carlitos González, Alberto Hernández, Michel Kuri, Malay, Felipe Mejía, Jv Olivier, Juan Sebastián Parra, Alejandro García Partida & Alan Saucedo, engineers; Julián Bernal, Mikaelin Bluespruce, Raúl López, Lewis Pickett & Harold Sanders, mixers; Julián Bernal & Dave Kutch, mastering engineers (Elsa y Elmar)
[Sony Music Entertainment México, S.A. de C.V]

Producer of the Year

Edgar Barrera

Eduardo Cabra

Nico Cotton

Julio Reyes Copello

Tainy

Best Short Form Music Video

“MIA”
Cami
Nuno Gomes, video director; Mona Moreno Fernández & Ada Odreman, video producers
[Rabbit House]

“THIS IS NOT AMERICA”
Residente Feat. Ibeyi Featuring Lisa-Kaindé Diaz & Naomi Diaz
Greg Ohrel, video director; Jason Cole, video producer
[Doomsday Entertainment]

“A CARTA CABAL”
Guitarricadelafuente
Pau Carrete, video director; Vivir Rodando, video producer
[Sony Music Entertainment España, S.L.]

“HENTAI (OFFICIAL VIDEO)”
Rosalía
Mitch Ryan, video director; Harrison Corwin & Patrick
Donovan, video producers
[Shotclock]

“NADIE”
Sin Bandera
Hernán Corera & Juan Piczman, video directors; Sonti Charnas, Luca Macome, Balisario Saravia & Juan Saravia, video producers
[Mama Hungara]

“TOCARTE”
Jorge Drexler feat. C. Tangana
Joana Colomar, video director; Zissou, video producer
[Sony Music Entertainment España, S.L.]

Best Long Form Music Video

BAILAORA – MIS PIES SON MI VOZ
Siudy Garrido
Pablo Croce, video director; Pablo Croce, Siudy Garrido, Adrienne Arhst Center, video producer
[Pablo Croce Productions]

HASTA LA RAÍZ: EL DOCUMENTAL
Natalia Lafourcade
Bruno Bancalari & Juan Pablo López-Fonseca, video directors; Juan Pablo López-Fonseca, video producer
[Casa Elefante]

MOTOMAMI (ROSALÍA TIKTOK LIVE PERFORMANCE)
Rosalía
Ferrán Echegaray, Rosalía & Stillz, video directors
[Columbia Records]

ROMEO SANTOS: KING OF BACHATA (DOCUMENTARY)
Romeo Santos
Devin Amar & Charles Todd, video directors; Katherine Aquino, Ned Doyle, Raphael Estrella, Sheira Rees-Davies, Amaury Rodríguez & James Rothman, video producers
[Scheme Engine]

MATRIA
Vetusta Morla
Patrick Nnot, video director; Vetusta Morla, video producer
[Pequeño Salto Mortal. Editado Y Distribuido Bajo L]

 

Christina Aguilera to Receive Spirit of Hope Award at Billboard Latin Music Awards

It’s a spirited time for Christina Aguilera.

The 41-year-old half-Ecuadorian American actress and pop star will receive the Spirit of Hope award at the 2022 Billboard Latin Music Awards.

Christina AguileraThe special award — which was established in 1996 in honor of the late Tejano singer Selena Quintanilla — will recognize Aguilera for her philanthropic and humanitarian contributions beyond her musical work.

Aguilera will also perform during the awards show, which will take place on Thursday, September 29, at the Watsco Canter in Miami, and will be broadcast live on Telemundo beginning at 7:00 pm ET.

The Billboard Latin Music Awards — where Bad Bunny leads the list of finalists with a staggering 23 nods across 13 categories — will be simulcast on Telemundo, Universo, Peacock, the Telemundo App, and throughout Latin America and the Caribbean on Telemundo Internacional.

In addition to her musical accolades, including more than 75 million records sold worldwide, five No.1 Billboard Hot 100 hits, and a Hollywood Walk of Fame star, the artist also known as Xtina has lifted her voice to help end the cycle of domestic abuse, been a longtime supporter and ally to the LGBTQ+ community, raised awareness about HIV/AIDS research, and traveled the globe to help feed children in poverty-stricken areas.

Aguilera joins past Billboard Spirit of Hope recipients including Gloria Estefan, Emmanuel, Willy Chirino, Olga Tañon, Maná, Los Tigres del Norte, Ricky Martin, El General, Soraya, Juan Luis Guerra, Shakira, Ricardo Montaner, Juanes, Daddy Yankee, Marc Anthony, Carlos Vives, Carlos Santana, Luis Fonsi, and Maluma.

Christina Aguilera to Host Intimate ‘Premiere Party’ at Billboard Latin Music Week

Christina Aguilera is throwing a premiere party

The 41-year-old half-Ecuadorian American singer will take part in this year’s Billboard Latin Music Week, taking place September 26-October 1 at the Faena Forum in Miami.

Christina AguileraDuring the conference, Xtina will be hosting the “Premiere Party with Christina Aguilera,” where she’ll be debut never-before-heard music and answer fan questions in an intimate setting.

But Aguilera isn’t the only new addition to the lineup…

Justin Quiles will take part in an engaging panel about connecting people with music through technology, while Wisin y Yandel will join Nicky Jam for a compelling conversation during The Nicky Jam Rockstar Show Live from Billboard Latin Music Week.

The artists join a star-studded lineup that already includes: Bizarrap, Blessd, Camilo, Chayanne, Cris Chil, Dannylux, Dimelo Flow, Eladio Carrion, Elena Rose, Foreign Teck, Grupo Firme, The Children of Jenni Rivera, Kuinvi, Kunno, Lili Zetina, Luis R Conriquez, Eslabón Armado, Ivy Queen, Maluma, Mariah Angeliq, Ovy On The Drums, Subelo Neo, Tini, Tokischa, Ugly Primo and The King of Bachata Romeo Santos.

More participants will be announced in the weeks leading up to the 2022 Latin Music Week.

Registration is now open here.

Ozuna Signs with William Morris Endeavor (WME)

Ozuna has new representation…

William Morris Endeavor (WME) has signed the 30-year-old Puerto Rican singer and rapper in all areas.

Ozuna“I am excited to collaborate with many of the top agents at WME to further connect with my incredible fans in inventive ways and continue to bring my culture to the masses,” the Puerto Rican singer born Juan Carlos Ozuna Rosado said in a statement. “As an artist, I want to expand my brand and develop new and exciting opportunities together in all aspects of entertainment.”

His WME signing comes on the heels of the announcement of his 2022 global tour Ozutochi, which kicks off June 30 in Seville, Spain, and will make its way across Europe and the U.S. before wrapping on December 9 at the FTX Arena in Miami.

Ozuna kicked off 2022 with his Christina Aguilera duet, “Santo,” and dropped a trio of singles over the past few months, including “Deprimida,” “G-Wagon” and “Apretatio.”

Most recently, he released “Ceremonia,” which will appear in the upcoming HBO Max remake of Father of the Bride.

The artist is also working on his fifth studio album, which will follow his sets Odisea, Aura, ENOC, and Nibiru, all of which hit No. 1 on the Billboard Top Latin Albums chart. Additionally, he’s placed over 100 entries in Hot Latin Songs, including five No. 1 hits: “Te Bote,” “Taki Taki,” “Otro Trago,” “China,” and “Mamacita.”

Christina Aguilera Releases New Spanish EP “La Tormenta”

Christina Aguilera is embracing the torment

The 41-year-old half-Ecuadorian American Grammy-winning singer has released her new EP La Tormenta.

Christina AguileraAguilera has postponed the release of the five-track production, which includes her highly anticipated collaboration with Tini, “Sueltame,” following the school shooting in Uvalde, Texas.

The follow-up to Aguilera’s six-track EP La Fuerza, released in January, the new EP is home to tracks that not only continue to showcase Xtina’s powerful vocals singing in Spanish, but also her experimental ability to tap into reggaeton and other Latin rhythmic melodies while maintaining her pop essence.

“Sueltame” marks the EP’s focus single alongside Argentine pop star, Tini, a sultry tango-meets-urban collaboration where the lady takes matters into her own hands.

“If you want to kiss me, kiss me/ If you want to touch me, touch me/ But this only lasts until the morning/ If you want me to come back, let me go,” goes part of the lyrics.

The release of La Tormenta was postponed to respect those who lost their lives in the senseless mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas.

“I will be postponing the release of my new music as we mourn with the community of Uvalde,” Aguilera wrote via her Instagram Story on Thursday, May 26. “My heart breaks for the families and loved ones of the children and educators affected by this tragedy. I urge our leaders to make immediate changes on laws around gun control.”

Both La Tormenta and La Fuerza mark Xtina’s first Spanish effort in more than 20 years since Mi Reflejo, which debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Latin Albums chart in 2000.

With La Fuerza, Aguilera returned to Billboard’s Latin album charts with its No. 1 debut on the Latin Pop Albums chart dated February 5.

Anitta to Co-Headline Los Angeles’ L.A. Pride in the Park Celebration

Anitta is Pride-ing high

The 29-year-old Brazilian singer/songwriter will perform at this year’s L.A. Pride festivities.

Anitta,Christopher Street West — the non-profit organization behind L.A.’s annual Pride celebrations — announced a new slate of LGBTQ performers set to join them for their in-person music festival L.A. Pride in the Park.

In addition to Anitta, the lineup includes Syd, Chika, Michaela Jaé “MJ” Rodriguez, Rebecca Black, Bob the Drag Queen, Zolita, Alexander StewartEdward FrameGrag QueenAllison PonthierSan ChaRossiDrumaqMike Taveira, Boy Untitled, GessMalibu Barbie and A Club Called Rhonda.

Along with joining the lineup as a new performer, Anitta was announced as the event’s second headliner, alongside pop icon Christina Aguilera, who joined the Pride in the Park lineup back in March.

“We’re thrilled to have women, the majority of them LGBTQIA+ artists of color, lead our mainstage event to celebrate our return to Pride,” Gerald Garth, CSW’s vice president of community programming and initiatives, said in a statement. “Los Angeles represents a broad range of cultures, backgrounds and identities, especially across the BIPOC communities. Bringing influential and diverse artists is a nod to the many different people reflected within our community.”

Tickets for the daylong concert, which will take place on Saturday, June 11, at Los Angeles’s State Historic Park, are currently on sale, starting at $45 for general admission passes, and $200 for VIP passes. This year will also mark the return of Los Angeles Pride Parade, which was canceled for the first time in L.A. Pride’s 50-year history in both 2020 and 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

To see the full lineup and buy your tickets for L.A. Pride in the Park, click here.

Christina Aguilera Releases Spanish-Language EP “La Fuerza”

Christina Aguilera is proving she’s a fuerza to be reckoned with…

The 41-year-old half-Ecuadorian American Grammy-winning singer is revisiting her Latin roots with this week’s release of La Fuerza, her first Spanish album in more than two decades.

Christina AguileraAguilera’s EP includes the singles “Pa’ Mis Muchachas,” a collaboration with Becky G, Nicki Nicole and Nathy Peluso; and a classic ballad, “Somos nada,” which she sang for the first time on stage last November during the Latin Grammys.

Her return to Latin market was imminent in her career, she told CNN en Español‘s Zona Pop at a press conference.

Mi Reflejo” had been such a beautiful, special time in my life, but it was 20- plus years ago when I was coming on the scene. I was so green to the business. I was baby Christina,” she said. “20 years later, I’m a grown woman who had such an incredible career. Now I get to come back having reflected on that.”

Aguilera also said as a mother now, she relishes the chance to share her Spanish music with her kids because it’s “a big part of them and who they are.”

“And so, they can see mommy do her thing in Spanish, they can hear it and feel it from a musical level,” Aguilera said.

La Fuerza is just the first of three releases she hopes to make in 2022.

Aguilera said she will address her relationship with her father in one releasing later in the year.

“I have a little bit of an estranged relationship with my father. I’ve spoken openly about it in the past,” she said. “I do address my father, and it’s the first time I … am coming from a place where I’m making peace with certain parts of my past.”

On a “deeper level,” she added, “this album means a great deal to me just because I’ve been able to embrace so many things about who I am and where I am now.”

Two of the songs from “La Fuerza” are collaborations, something common in Latin music.

“Latin music is such a community-based, beautiful environment, and there’s so much love there that I wanted to make it a unified experience,” Aguilera told CNN en Español.

“It’s more important to me now that I do things with artists who I not only admire, but I know I’m doing it because I love and want the experience. The experience outweighs any other thing to me. And at this point in my life and career, it’s important for me to do things that I love to do and not for any other reason,” the singer said.

In her first single, “Pa’ Mis Muchachas,” Aguilera surrounded herself with feminine powerhouses.

“I have so much admiration for other strong women and women who speak their truth,” she said.

Nicki Nicole, Aguilera said, “reminds me a lot of me coming up — so fresh and new in the business when I did my first Spanish album.” Nathy Peluso, meanwhile, is “so incredible on stage” and “a natural mover and performer.”

“I get mesmerized when I watch her,” she said. “And then you have Becky G, who represents such a strong, polished, smart little businesswoman. I love having conversations with her.”

Working on this song, the singer recalled her experience making 2001’s “Lady Marmalade,” in which Aguilera joined forces with singers Mýa, Lil’ Kim, and Pink.

“I loved doing ‘Lady Marmalade’ back in the day,” Aguilera said, “and every different woman representing who they are as strong women.”

A theme of empowerment that seems to have no language barriers.

Christina Aguilera Releases Hypnotizing Ozuna-Collaboration “Santo”

Christina Aguilera is begging to be saved

The 41-year-old half-Ecuadorian American Grammy-winning singer has released her latest single “Santo,” a hypnotizing, head-bobbing reggaeton song featuring Ozuna.

Christina Aguilera & OzunaThe single was released just hours before dropping her Spanish-language EP La Fuerza.

Marking the first time the pair have collaborated on a track, “Santo” is the third single from Aguilera’s upcoming six-track set.

It follows her first single, “Pa’ Mis Muchachas,” as well as “Somos Nada,” both of which dropped in late 2021.

“Santo,” powered by an infectious reggaeton beat and the earworm hook “Santo sálvame,” dropped alongside a music video that narrates an encounter between the artists in a sort-of afterlife.

On Wednesday, Aguilera revealed the release date and track list of the first of her three-part albumLa Fuerza comes out Friday (Jan. 21), with the songs “La Reina,” “Ya Llegué” and “Como Yo” rounding out the set.

La Fuerza comes out more than 20 years after her first Spanish effort, Mi Reflejo. That release debuted at No. 1 on Billboard‘s Top Latin Albums chart in September 2000 and remained there for 19 weeks. The album also peaked at No. 27 on the Billboard 200.

“It can be intimidating and scary to put yourself out there in a way you know will be challenging. I don’t write in Spanish the way I do in English, but I know my heart,” Aguilera previously told Billboard. “It’s a layered journey I’ve been on but now having kids of my own, I want them to see that mommy doesn’t know everything. I’m still learning too and I’m not going to back down from something I’m truly passionate about because I’m scared or I’m afraid what people will think. This is me being me on my own journey of life. I could cry about it. It means a lot to me.”

Aguilera’s grand return to Latin music will follow her 2018 set, Liberation, which scored the artist her seventh top 10 album on the Billboard 200.

Christina Aguilera to Release Her Spanish Language EP “La Fuerza” This Week

Christina Aguilera is sharing her strength this week…

The 41-year-old half-Ecuadorian American Grammy-winning singer will release her highly anticipated Spanish-language EP La Fuerza on Friday, January 21.

Christina Aguilera

Aguilera — who had been teasing her upcoming collaboration with Ozuna — also unveiled La Fuerza‘s tracklist via Instagram.

The Ozuna-assisted “Santo,” set to drop on Thursday, is part of the EP, along with girl-power anthem “Pa’ Mis Muchachas,” which features Nathy PelusoNicki Nicole and Becky G. “The first chapter,” Aguilera teased in the caption.

La Fuerza is the first of her three-part album, set to be released more than 20 years after her first Spanish effort, Mi Reflejo. That release debuted at No. 1 on Billboard‘s Top Latin Albums chart in September 2000, and remained there for 19 weeks.

The album also peaked at No. 27 on the Billboard 200 chart.

“It’s been a project that I wanted to follow up for so long, but I’m so happy that it’s happening now as a grown woman,” Aguilera previously told Billboard. “Having been a mother, having experienced the career I have, I bring a different view and set of passions. Now it’s coming from a deeper perspective and wanting to explore.”

“It can be intimidating and scary to put yourself out there in a way you know will be challenging. I don’t write in Spanish the way I do in English, but I know my heart,” she continued. “It’s a layered journey I’ve been on but now having kids of my own, I want them to see that mommy doesn’t know everything. I’m still learning too and I’m not going to back down from something I’m truly passionate about because I’m scared or I’m afraid of what people will think. This is me being me on my own journey of life. I could cry about it. It means a lot to me.”

Here’s the tweet with the full track list:

https://twitter.com/xtina/status/1483855266101792773

Christina Aguilera to Release Ozuna Collaboration “Santo”

Christina Aguilera has found her santo

The 41-year-old half-Ecuadorian American Grammy-winning singer will follow up her girl-power anthem “Pa’ Mis Muchachas,” featuring Becky G, Nicki Nicole and Nathy Peluso, with a Latin collaboration with Ozuna.

Christina AguileraAguilera shared the news on social media, posting a photo of the two artists in red outfits and a caption with the song’s title, release date, and pre-save link. “‘Santo’ feat. Ozuna,” she wrote across her social media accounts, revealing that the collaboration drops on January 20.

“Santo” will be part of her Spanish-language EP, La Fuerza, the first of her three-part album, set to be released more than 20 years after her first Spanish effort, Mi Reflejo, which debuted at No. 1 on Billboard‘s Top Latin Albums chart in September 2000, and remained there for 19 weeks.

The album also peaked at No. 27 on the Billboard 200 chart.

“It’s been a project that I wanted to follow up for so long but I’m so happy that it’s happening now as a grown woman,” Aguilera previously told Billboard. “Having been a mother, having experienced the career I have, I bring a different view and set of passions. Now it’s coming from a deeper perspective and wanting to explore.”

“It can be intimidating and scary to put yourself out there in a way you know will be challenging. I don’t write in Spanish the way I do in English, but I know my heart,” she continued. “It’s a layered journey I’ve been on but now having kids of my own, I want them to see that mommy doesn’t know everything. I’m still learning too and I’m not going to back down from something I’m truly passionate about because I’m scared or I’m afraid of what people will think. This is me being me on my own journey of life. I could cry about it. It means a lot to me.”