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Berklee Alumni and Faculty Nominated for 2022 Latin Grammy Awards

21/09/2022

Berklee Alumni and Faculty Nominated for 2022 Latin Grammy Awards Juan Luis Guerra, Berta Rojas, Javier Lim n, Nicole Zignago, and Paulina Aguirre are among this years nominees.

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Colette Greenstein

September 20, 2022

Juan Luis Guerra

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Thirteen Berklee alumni and two faculty members have received Latin Grammy nominations for performing, songwriting, production, engineering, and mixing across several categories, including Record of the Year, Album of the Year, Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album, and Best Engineered Album.

The Latin Recording Academy will honor the achievements of Latin music and its creators at the 23rd annual Latin Grammy Awards on Thursday, November 17, at Michelob Ultra Arena at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas. Univision will broadcast the ceremony live beginning at 8:00 p.m. ET.

Renowned Dominican artist Juan Luis Guerra '82, who studied jazz composition at Berklee, is up for two awards: Record of the Year, for his song Vale la Pena, and Best Merengue/Bachata Album, for his 2022 release Entre Mar y Palmeras. Javier Lim n, a 10-time Latin Grammy winner and artistic director of Berklee's Mediterranean Music Institute, is one of the producers and songwriters on Alejandro Sanz's 2021 album, Sanz, which is up for Album of the Year. Peruvian singer-songwriter Nicole Zignago '19 was nominated for Best New Artist, and Lewis Pickett B.M. '09 was nominated for Best Engineered Album and Album of the Year for his work on Elsa y Elmar's Ya No Somos Los Mismos.

Berta Rojas, an associate professor in Berklees Guitar Department, received two nominations: Best Classical Album, for her 2022 release, Legado, and Best Classical Contemporary Composition, for the song Anidos Portrait: I. Chacarera.

Since the Latin Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences founded the Latin Grammys in 2000, 48 Berklee alumni have received 114 awards.

Below is a full list of Berklee alumni and faculty Latin Grammy nominees. Please note the list is subject to change as we receive updated information.

Record of the Year

Vale la Pena - Juan Luis Guerra

Juan Luis Guerra '82, record producer

Album of the Year

Ya No Somos Los Mismos - Elsa y Elmar

Elsa Carvajal B.M. '14, album producer, songwriter

Lewis Pickett B.M. '09, album mixer

Alberto Hern ndez B.M. '13, album recording engineer

Felipe Mej a '14, album recording engineer

Sanz - Alejandro Sanz

Javier Lim n, album producer, songwriter

Best New Artist

Nicole Zignago '19

Best Pop Vocal Album

Ya No Somos Los Mismos - Elsa y Elmar

Elsa Carvajal B.M. '14, artist

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album

Filarm nico 20 A os - Marta G mez

Marta G mez B.M. '02, artist

Best Pop/Rock Song

Qu Voy a Hacer Conmigo??? - Elsa y Elmar

Elsa Carvajal B.M. '14, songwriter

Best Merengue/Bachata Album

Entre Mar y Palmeras - Juan Luis Guerra

Juan Luis Guerra '82, artist

Best Folk Album

La Tierra Llora - Paulina Aguirre

Paulina Aguirre B.M. '21, artist

Flor y Ra z - Pedro Aznar

Pedro Aznar '82, artist

Best Latin Children's Album

Danilo & Chapis, Vol. 2 - Danilo & Chapis

Christina Abaroa '91

Best Classical Album

Legado - Berta Rojas

Berta Rojas, artist

Best Classical Contemporary Composition

Anidos Portrait: I. Chacarera - Berta Rojas

Sergio Assad, composer (Berta Rojas)

Best Arrangement

Adoro - Alondra de la Parra and Buika

Marco Godoy B.M. '06, arranger

Cucurrucuc Paloma - Alondra de la Parra and Pitingo

Paul Rubinstein B.M. '06, arranger

Best Recording Package

Bailaora (Mis Pies Son Mi Voz) - Siudy Garrido

Adolfo Herrera '03, art director

Best Engineered Album

Ya No Somos Los Mismos - Elsa y Elmar

Lewis Pickett B.M. '09, mixer

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