• 2018 Grammy Awards Nominees

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    The nominees for the 2018 Grammy Awards have been announced! Check out the contenders for the DJ-relevant categories below (the full list is available on the Grammy website.)

    Any category with more than five nominees means there was a tie. The eligibility period was from Oct. 1, 2016 to Sept. 30, 2017.

    The Grammys will air live on CBS from Madison Square Garden in New York City on Jan. 28. The final round of Grammy voting takes place from Dec. 7 to 21.

    GENERAL FIELD

    Record Of The Year

    Redbone – Childish Gambino
    Despacito – Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee ft. Justin Bieber
    The Story Of O.J. – JAY-Z
    HUMBLE. – Kendrick Lamar
    24K Magic – Bruno Mars

    Album Of The Year

    “Awaken, My Love!” – Childish Gambino
    4:44 – JAY-Z
    DAMN. – Kendrick Lamar
    Melodrama – Lorde
    24K Magic – Bruno Mars

    Song Of The Year

    Despacito – Ramón Ayala, Justin Bieber, Jason “Poo Bear” Boyd, Erika Ender, Luis Fonsi & Marty James Garton, songwriters (Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee ft. Justin Bieber)

    4:44 – Shawn Carter & Dion Wilson, songwriters (JAY-Z)

    Issues – Benny Blanco, Mikkel Storleer Eriksen, Tor Erik Hermansen, Julia Michaels & Justin Drew Tranter, songwriters (Julia Michaels)

    1-800-273-8255 – Alessia Caracciolo, Sir Robert Bryson Hall II, Arjun Ivatury & Khalid Robinson, songwriters (Logic ft. Alessia Cara & Khalid)

    That’s What I Like – Christopher Brody Brown, James Fauntleroy, Philip Lawrence, Bruno Mars, Ray Charles McCullough II, Jeremy Reeves, Ray Romulus & Jonathan Yip, songwriters (Bruno Mars)

    Best New Artist

    Alessia Cara
    Khalid
    Lil Uzi Vert
    Julia Michaels
    SZA

    POP

    Best Pop Solo Performance

    Love So Soft – Kelly Clarkson
    Praying – Kesha
    Million Reasons – Lady Gaga
    What About Us – P!nk
    Shape Of You – Ed Sheeran

    Best Pop Duo/Group Performance

    Something Just Like This – The Chainsmokers & Coldplay
    Despacito – Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee ft. Justin Bieber
    Thunder – Imagine Dragons
    Feel It Still – Portugal. The Man
    Stay – Zedd & Alessia Cara

    Best Pop Vocal Album

    Kaleidoscope EP – Coldplay
    Lust For Life – Lana Del Rey
    Evolve – Imagine Dragons
    Rainbow – Kesha
    Joanne – Lady Gaga
    ÷ (Divide) – Ed Sheeran

    RAP

    Best Rap Performance

    Bounce Back – Big Sean
    Bodak Yellow – Cardi B
    4:44 – JAY-Z
    HUMBLE. – Kendrick Lamar
    Bad And Boujee – Migos ft. Lil Uzi Vert

    Best Rap/Sung Performance

    PRBLMS – 6LACK
    Crew – Goldlink ft. Brent Faiyaz & Shy Glizzy
    Family Feud – JAY-Z ft. Beyoncé
    LOYALTY. – Kendrick Lamar ft. Rihanna
    Love Galore – SZA ft. Travis Scott

    Best Rap Song

    Bodak Yellow – Dieuson Octave, Klenord Raphael, Shaftizm, Jordan Thorpe, Washpoppin & J White, songwriters (Cardi B)

    Chase Me – Judah Bauer, Brian Burton, Hector Delgado, Jaime Meline, Antwan Patton, Michael Render, Russell Simins & Jon Spencer, songwriters (Danger Mouse Featuring Run The Jewels & Big Boi)

    HUMBLE. – K. Duckworth, Asheton Hogan & M. Williams II, songwriters (Kendrick Lamar)

    Sassy – E. Gabouer & M. Evans, songwriters (Rapsody)

    The Story Of O.J. – Shawn Carter & Dion Wilson, songwriters (JAY-Z)

    Best Rap Album

    4:44 – JAY-Z
    DAMN. – Kendrick Lamar
    Culture – Migos
    Laila’s Wisdom – Rapsody
    Flower Boy – Tyler, The Creator

    R&B

    Best R&B Performance

    Get You – Daniel Caesar ft. Kali Uchis
    Distraction – Kehlani
    High – Ledisi
    That’s What I Like – Bruno Mars
    The Weekend – SZA

    Best R&B Song

    First Began – PJ Morton, songwriter (PJ Morton)

    Location – Alfredo Gonzalez, Olatunji Ige, Samuel David Jiminez, Christopher McClenney, Khalid Robinson & Joshua Scruggs, songwriters (Khalid)

    Redbone – Donald Glover & Ludwig Goransson, songwriters (Childish Gambino)

    Supermodel – Tyran Donaldson, Terrence Henderson, Greg Landfair Jr., Solana Rowe & Pharrell Williams, songwriters (SZA)

    That’s What I Like – Christopher Brody Brown, James Fauntleroy, Philip Lawrence, Bruno Mars, Ray Charles McCullough II, Jeremy Reeves, Ray Romulus & Jonathan Yip, songwriters (Bruno Mars)

    Best Urban Contemporary Album

    Free 6LACK – 6LACK
    “Awaken, My Love!” – Childish Gambino
    American Teen – Khalid
    Ctrl – SZA
    Starboy – The Weeknd

    Best R&B Album

    Freudian – Daniel Caesar
    Let Love Rule – Ledisi
    24K Magic – Bruno Mars
    Gumbo – PJ Morton
    Feel The Real – Musiq Soulchild

    DANCE/ELECTRONIC MUSIC

    Best Dance Recording

    Bambro Koyo Ganda – Bonobo ft. Innov Gnawa
    Cola – Camelphat & Elderbrook
    Andromeda – Gorillaz ft. DRAM
    Tonite – LCD Soundsystem
    Line Of Sight – Odesza ft. WYNNE & Mansionair

    Best Dance/Electronic Album

    Migration – Bonobo
    3-D The Catalogue – Kraftwerk
    Mura Masa – Mura Masa
    A Moment Apart – Odesza
    What Now – Sylvan Esso

    PRODUCTION, NON-CLASSICAL

    Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical

    Calvin Harris
    Greg Kurstin
    Blake Mills
    No I.D.
    The Stereotypes

    Best Remixed Recording

    Can’t Let You Go – Louie Vega Roots Mix (Loleatta Holloway)
    Funk O’ De Funk – SMLE Remix (Bobby Rush)
    Undercover – Adventure Club Remix (Kehlani)
    A Violent Noise – Four Tet Remix (The xx)
    You Move – Latroit Remix (Depeche Mode)

    Related: 2017 Grammy Winners

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  • The Top Hitmakers of 2017, According to Variety

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    Metro Boomin in the lab. (Photo source: Instagram)

    Variety magazine has put together a new annual list that highlights the producers, songwriters, and executives behind the year’s biggest hits. “The music industry is built on artists, but where is an artist without a song and a team that ensures it gets heard?,” they write.

    The list includes producers and songwriters like Metro Boomin (“Bad and Boujee”), Mike Will Made It (“HUMBLE.,” “DAMN.”), The Stereotypes (“That’s What I Like”), Jason “Poo Bear” Boyd (“Despacito,” “I’m The One“), Andres Torres and Mauricio Rengifo (“Despacito“), Steve Mac and Johnny McDaid (“Shape of You”), and Louis Bell (“Congratulations”).

    The list also includes executives from labels, publishers, digital service providers, and other companies.

    Here’s how Variety came up with the ranking:

    “The music industry is built on artists, but where is an artist without a song and a team that ensures it gets heard? For Variety’s inaugural Hitmakers list, we used BuzzAngle data for the 30 most-consumed songs of 2017 (through Nov. 2), based on audio sales and streams, video plays, radio spins and Shazam tags. The editors then conferred with top executives and creatives from across the music business to find the players whose input was most vital to those songs. They included songwriters, producers, publishers, A&R and promotion executives, along with managers and key influencers — the people behind the scenes who make and break the hits.”

    Check out the list here.

    Related: London On Da Track: Transitioning From Producer to Artist

  • 2017 American Music Awards Winners

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    The Chainsmokers (photo source: AMAs)

    The 45th annual American Music Awards went down in Los Angeles on Sunday. Below are the winners of the categories most relevant to DJs. Check the full list on the AMA’s website.

    GENERAL

    Artist Of The Year:
    The Chainsmokers
    Drake
    Kendrick Lamar
    Bruno Mars — WINNER
    Ed Sheeran

    New Artist Of The Year:
    James Arthur
    Niall Horan — WINNER
    Julia Michaels
    Post Malone
    Rae Sremmurd

    Collaboration Of The Year:
    Closer – The Chainsmokers ft. Halsey
    Despacito Remix – Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee ft. Justin Bieber — WINNER
    I’m The One – DJ Khaled ft. Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance The Rapper, & Lil Wayne
    Don’t Wanna Know – Maroon 5 ft. Kendrick Lamar
    Starboy – The Weeknd ft. Daft Punk

    POP/ROCK

    Favorite Male Artist:
    Drake
    Bruno Mars — WINNER
    Ed Sheeran

    Favorite Female Artist:
    Alessia Cara
    Lady Gaga — WINNER
    Rihanna

    Favorite Duo Or Group:
    The Chainsmokers
    Coldplay
    Imagine Dragons — WINNER

    Favorite Album:
    More Life – Drake
    24K Magic – Bruno Mars — WINNER
    Starboy – The Weeknd

    Favorite Song:
    Closer – The Chainsmokers ft. Halsey
    Despacito Remix – Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee ft. Justin Bieber — WINNER
    Shape of You – Ed Sheeran

    RAP/HIP-HOP

    Favorite Artist:
    Drake — WINNER
    Kendrick Lamar
    Migos

    Favorite Album:
    More Life – Drake
    DAMN. – Kendrick Lamar — WINNER
    Culture – Migos

    Favorite Song:
    I’m The One – DJ Khaled ft. Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper & Lil Wayne — WINNER
    Humble. – Kendrick Lamar
    Black Beatles – Rae Sremmurd ft. Gucci Mane

    SOUL/R&B

    Favorite Male Artist:
    Childish Gambino
    Bruno Mars — WINNER
    The Weeknd

    Favorite Female Artist:
    Beyonce — WINNER
    Kehlani
    Rihanna

    Favorite Album:
    Awaken My Love! – Childish Gambino,
    24K Magic – Bruno Mars — WINNER
    Starboy – The Weeknd

    Favorite Song:
    Location – Khalid
    That’s What I Like – Bruno Mars — WINNER
    Starboy – The Weeknd ft. Daft Punk

    ELECTRONIC DANCE MUSIC (EDM)

    Favorite Artist:
    The Chainsmokers — WINNER
    Calvin Harris
    DJ Snake

    LATIN

    Favorite Artist:
    Luis Fonsi
    Daddy Yankee
    Shakira — WINNER

    MUSIC VIDEO

    Video Of The Year:
    Despacito – Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee
    That’s What I Like – Bruno Mars — WINNER
    Shape of You – Ed Sheeran

    Related: 2017 Grammy Winners

  • How Camila Cabello Used Data to Pick ‘Havana’ as the Lead Single for Her Debut Album

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    Camila Cabello (Photo credit: Jason Roman)

    On Aug. 3, Camilla Cabello and Epic Records released two tracks from her upcoming debut solo album: the Young Thug-featured “Havana” and the Quavo-assisted “OMG.” Although DJcity’s subscribers gravitated towards “Havana,” both Spotify and iTunes championed “OMG,” giving it premium coverage on Spotify’s “New Music Fridays” and iTunes’ “Hot Tracks” lists.

    Despite the priority given to “OMG,” a week later, both tracks reached around 37 million followers via official Spotify playlists and third party playlists, including DJcity Essentials.

    By Aug. 19, a leader had emerged. “Havana” appeared on playlists followed by 60 million, while the audience for “OMG” dropped to 30 million. (“Havana” had been added to more playlists while “OMG” had been dropped by some playlists.)

    Spotify playlist stats for "Havana"
    Spotify playlist stats for "OMG"
    A week later, “OMG” dropped out of Spotify’s weekly United States Viral 50 chart, while “Havana” stood at No. 15, with its reach expanded to 68 million followers. Within just days, Cabello announced on Twitter that “Havana” would be the album’s lead single.

    “OMG” was eventually removed from Spotify’s Today’s Top Hits playlist, and on Oct. 3, “Havana” began being serviced to U.S. top 40 radio (“Havana” is currently No. 7 on Today’s Top Hits). Cabello released the official video for “Havana” on Oct. 24, and the single currently sits at No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100.

    Ultimately, fans preferred “Havana” over “OMG” and the data reflected how listeners worldwide engaged with it. As real-time insights become more available, artists and labels can make better-informed marketing decisions.

    This article was written by Matt Downey and edited by Anthony Polis.

    Related: Major Lazer Drops Interactive ‘Know No Better’ Video

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  • New York City Council Repeals ‘No Dancing Law’

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    DJ First Choice at The Anthony in New York City. (Photo source: Facebook)

    New York City Council members voted Tuesday to repeal the city’s controversial Cabaret Law. The bill still has to be signed by Mayor Bill de Blasio, but he has already expressed support for it, according to the New York Times.

    Established in 1926, the “no dancing law” prohibits dancing in public venues that don’t have a license. As DJcity previously reported, fewer than 100 of the city’s 25,000 eligible establishments have one due to how difficult it is to get.

    Critics of the law, like Thump, for example, have argued that it has a racist legacy. Councilman Rafael L. Espinal, Jr., who introduced the proposal in June, called the law “historically racist.” He said it also was being used to target small business owners.

    After the vote, Espinal spoke to a crowd of supporters at City Hall, according to the Times.

    “If you’re Latino, if you’re black, if you’re from the LGBTQ community, you all have been impacted by this law,” he said. “It is time we right this historical wrong and remove New York’s inappropriate and arbitrarily enforced dancing licensing.”

    In September, Mayor de Blasio signed another one of Espinal’s bills into action. It will establish an “Office of Nightlife” and “Nightlife Mayor.” Its purpose will be to promote “a safe and vibrant nightlife scene” for businesses and residents.

    The passing of both bills could transform New York City’s nightlife scene. More venues would be able to host dance parties without fear of getting shut down, which could lead to more gig opportunities for DJs.

    Related: New York City Council Member Introduces Bill to Repeal ‘No Dancing Law’

  • Lil Jon Opens School in Ghana

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    Lil Jon at the school’s ribbon cutting ceremony. (Photo source: Starr FM)

    Lil Jon has opened a primary school for children in Ghana with the help of the non-profit organization, Pencils of Promise.

    The school, which is located in the rural community in the Asuogyaman District, provides a much-needed learning environment. It contains three fully furnished classrooms, an office, and washroom facilities, according to Starr FM Online.

    In the past, children studied under trees and sheds and were sent home when it rained. The demoralizing conditions kept most families from sending their kids to school.

    Lil Jon
    Photo source: Starr FM

    “Kindergarten kids, at their age, they keep up so much stuff,” Lil Jon told Starr on Friday. “So if you can provide an appropriate environment for education, it can make learning very easy for them. And I’m glad I can help facilitate that for these kids looking at where they came from.”

    The Atlanta-based artist dedicated the school to his late mother, Carrie M. Smith, on his Instagram on Thursday.

    Pencils of Promise is a group dedicated to making education accessible in communities around the world.

    Related: Diplo Talks DJing in Africa, Collaborating With African Artists

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  • How Chance The Rapper’s Manager Reimagined the Music Business

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    Chance The Rapper and Pat “The Manager” Corcoran at. (Photo source: Instagram)

    The rise of Chancelor Johnathan Bennett, a.k.a. Chance The Rapper, is an incredible story. Without a record label or publishing deal, the Chicago native has become one of the most popular rappers in the world. His last full-length release, Coloring Book, became the first streaming-only album to win a Grammy and chart on the Billboard 200.

    But, like many groundbreaking artists, Chance has a savvy and ambitious manager working behind the scenes. In a recent interview with Complex, Pat “The Manager” Corcoran provided a detailed account of how he got the job and helped steer the rapper to success. The conversation is full of valuable insights into the music industry — and life.

    On the influence of his parents:

    “Most kids grow up with idols like Michael Jordan or are like Kanye West. For me when I grew up, my parents were my idols. My dad was always just incredible. The first thing I remember him teaching me about was reputation. … My dad would always drill into us like, your reputation is everything,’you know. It’s what proceeds you and it’s what people are gonna know about you after you’re gone.”

    On his management style:

    “I wasn’t in the position or in the role of saying like, yes or no to people [at label meetings]. It was more of like just being there for Chance and helping him filter this … [I’m] a guy who’s like, ‘yeah, I got your back, but at the end of the day I want you to make a decision for you, what’s right for you and your family …”

    On not being signed to a label or publisher:

    “There wasn’t really one conversation that I can recall where we just said ‘we’re not gonna do it’ or he said ‘I’m not gonna do it.’ It was just sort of the unspoken conclusion, like, this is not gonna work for us. We’re feeling this roll already. We don’t need the help of a major label.”

    On their decision to release Coloring Book exclusively on Apple Music:

    “We spoke with everyone: Tidal, SoundCloud, Spotify, Apple Music, even smaller streaming services like Audiomack. It was sort of like taking meetings as a high school all-star athlete and going to different colleges and seeing who’s gonna care about us the most and who’s going to help put us in the right position to win and succeed and have a great career in the majors. At the end of the day we went with the company that believed in Chance most … it wasn’t about the money. It was about the people inside that building …”

    His advice to others:

    “I didn’t know shit about [the music industry], and to be able to do and experience the things that I’ve done and experienced in this short amount of time in the game has been incredible. I just hope what more people do what calls them. Who knows what can happen.”

    Watch the full conversation below.

    Related: Brasstracks Discuss How They Produced Chance the Rapper’s ‘No Problem’

  • Mixcloud Signs Licensing Deal With Warner Music Group

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    Music streaming service Mixcloud has signed a licensing agreement with Warner Music Group, its first deal with a major record company.

    According to Mixcloud’s press release, the agreement will help enable a new offering in which fans can subscribe to creator channels “for a more interactive listening experience.” The deal will also “help audio creators on the platform monetise their content.”

    Founded in 2008, Mixcloud offers around 12 million radio shows, DJ sets, and podcasts, which are produced by over 1 million creators. However, the platform uses a statutory radio license, which limits the content that creators can use. Some creators have experienced copyright takedowns in recent years, similar to that of SoundCloud and other platforms.

    Nico Perez, co-founder and director of content at Mixcloud, said in the press release:

    “Since the beginning, we have worked with rightsholders to both monetise long-form audio and champion the importance of curation in the streaming industry. As we embark on direct licensing relationships with the major labels, we are committed to doing what is best for artists, curators, music fans, and the industry.”

    Ole Obermann, EVP of business development and chief digital officer at Warner Music Group, added:

    “This deal is a good example of our willingness to experiment and lead in embracing differentiated new business models. As streaming opens up access to a vast universe of music, we are seeing a complimentary rise in fans’ engagement with curated experiences, such as playlists, on-demand radio shows, and DJ sets.”

    Billboard reports that Mixcloud is in discussions with Sony Music, Universal Music Group, and independent rights organization Merlin about striking similar license deals to that of Warner.

    Mixcloud hasn’t revealed details of the new subscription plan, but Perez told Financial Times:

    “We don’t want to do the $9.99 a month. That’s done. That market is served. What we’re building is going to be very customised.”

    Financial Times added:

    “While the labels have been hesitant to budge on a $10 a month price, Warner Music does not view Mixcloud as a direct threat to Spotify, which made the label more open to experiment, according to one person close to the deal.”

    Updated on Oct. 10, 2017.

    Related: Warner Music Group Buys Spinnin’ Records

  • Meet the Producer Behind Cardi B’s ‘Bodak Yellow’

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    Anthony Jermaine White aka “J. White Did It.” (Photo source: Instagram)

    Earlier this week, Cardi B became the first solo female rapper to score a No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart in nearly 20 years. The last artist to do so was Lauryn Hill in 1998 with “Doo Wop (That Thing).”

    Cardi deserves a lot of credit for “Bodak Yellow,” but so does the track’s producer, Anthony Jermaine White aka “J. White Did It.”

    The 32-year-old recently spoke with The Kansas City Star with about his struggle to achieve success and how the track came about. Here’s what we learned from the interview:

    1. He’s a veteran producer.

    “I started playing around and making beats when I was 16. Then in 2005 I moved to New York, where I started learning how to actually produce records. I stayed there for a year or so and then spent years living in different cities — L.A., Atlanta, Dallas — working as a producer. In that time I did records with a number of artists: Cardi B on her first mixtape, Plies, Pleasure P, LeToya Luckett, Yo Gotti, E-40, Juicy J, Too Short. Everybody but Jay Z (laughter).”

    2. He almost quit producing before he made “Bodak Yellow.”

    “At the beginning of 2016 I was in a bad place. Everything felt like it was falling down on me. In 2015 my mom was murdered, my relationship with the mother of my kids was bad, I was broke. I wasn’t getting credit on records that I had worked on, the industry wasn’t giving me any chances. I was just wanting to give up on everything — producing, life, all of that. Knowing all of this, one day my cousin tells me to come to New York to clear my head. So I go, and one day my mentor Shaft (a New York entertainment veteran and one half of Cardi B’s management team) invites me to his house, and Cardi was there. Me and her start talking about her music, and eventually she asks me do I have any beats. And you know, I didn’t know too much about her at the time, but I thought, hey, she’s got a following. She’s got a look. She’s very charismatic and crazy (laughter). I was at rock bottom. I had nothing to lose. So I decided I would give her all my best work. I decided that day to put all my eggs in the Cardi B basket. And I guess you can say those eggs cracked (laughter).”

    3. He knew that “Bodak Yellow” was going to be big.

    “When I was making the beat, I was like, ‘Yo, it’s something special about this track!’ And when we got the song done, I immediately started shopping for a new car (laughter). No but really, our whole team felt the record was going to do something major, but I didn’t know it was going to shake the culture. You always shoot for the stars, but I didn’t know we was gonna get the sun.”

    Related: Watch the Producer of A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie’s ‘Drowning (Water)’ Explain How He Made the Track

  • Latin Grammy Nominations Announced

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    Maluma performing in Villa María, Argentina (Photo source: Facebook)

    The nominees for the 2017 Latin Grammys have been announced.

    Leading the list this year is Residente (from Calle 13) with nine nominations, Colombian singer Maluma with seven, and Shakira with six.

    The awards will take place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on November 16.

    Below are the nominees for the categories that are the most relevant to DJs. To view the nominees for all categories, click here.

    Album Of The Year:

    Salsa Big Band — Rubén Blades con Roberto Delgado & Orquesta
    Obras Son Amores — Antonio Carmona
    A La Mar — Vicente García
    Fénix — Nicky Jam
    Mis Planes Son Amarte — Juanes
    La Trenza — Mon Laferte
    Musas (Un Homenaje Al Folclore Latinoamericano En Manos De Los Macorinos, Vol. 1) — Natalia Lafourcade
    Residente — Residente
    El Dorado — Shakira
    Palabras Manuales — Danay Suarez

    Record Of The Year:

    “La Flor De La Canela” — Rubén Blades
    “El Surco” — Jorge Drexler
    “Quiero Que Vuelvas” — Alejandro Fernández
    Despacito” — Luis Fonsi ft. Daddy Yankee
    “El Ratico” — Juanes ft. Kali Uchis
    “Amárrame” — Mon Laferte ft. Juanes
    Felices Los 4” — Maluma
    Ven Pa Ca” — Ricky Martin ft. Maluma
    “Guerra” — Residente
    Chantaje” — Shakira ft. Maluma

    Song Of The Year:

    “Amárrame” — Mon Laferte, songwriter (Mon Laferte ft. Juanes)
    Chantaje” — Kevin Mauricio Jiménez Londoño, Bryan Snaider Lezcano Chaverra, Joel Antonio López Castro, Maluma and Shakira, songwriters (Shakira ft. Maluma)
    “Desde Que Estamos Juntos” — Descemer Bueno and Melendi, songwriters (Melendi)
    Despacito” — Daddy Yankee, Erika Ender and Luis Fonsi, songwriters (Luis Fonsi ft. Daddy Yankee)
    “Ella” — Ricardo Arjona, songwriter (Ricardo Arjona)
    Felices Los 4” — Mario Cáceres, Kevin Mauricio Jiménez Londoño, Maluma, Servando Primera, Stiven Rojas and Bryan Snaider Lezcano Chaverra, songwriters (Maluma)
    “Guerra” — Residente and Jeff Trooko, songwriters (Residente)
    “La Fortuna” — Diana Fuentes and Tommy Torres, songwriters (Diana Fuentes ft. Tommy Torres)
    “Tú Sí Sabes Quererme” — Natalia Lafourcade, songwriter (Natalia Lafourcade ft. Los Macorinos)
    Ven Pa Ca” — Nermin Harambasic, Maluma, Ricky Martin, Mauricio Montaner, Ricky Montaner, Lars Pedersen, Carl Ryden, Justin Stein, Ronny Vidar Svendsen and Anne Judith Stokke Wik, songwriters (Ricky Martin ft. Maluma)

    Best New Artist:

    Paula Arenas
    CNCO
    Vicente García
    Martina La Peligrosa
    Mau y Ricky
    Rawayana
    Sofía Reyes
    Rosalía
    Danay Suarez
    Sebastián Yatra

    Best Contemporary Pop Vocal Album:

    Hijos Del Mar — David Bisbal
    Rompiendo Fronteras — Alejandro Fernández
    Flora Y Faῦna — Camila Luna
    El Dorado — Shakira
    Extended Play Yatra — Sebastián Yatra

    Best Urban Fusion / Performance:

    Si Tu Novio Te Deja Sola” — J. Balvin ft. Bad Bunny
    Despacito (Remix)” — Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee ft. Justin Bieber
    El Amante” — Nicky Jam
    “Dagombas En Tamale” — Residente
    Chantaje” — Shakira ft. Maluma

    Best Urban Album:

    Big Yauran – J Álvarez
    El Círculo – Kase.O
    Rap Komunion – Arianna Puello
    Coisas Do Meu Imaginário – Rael
    Residente – Residente

    Best Urban Song:

    A Chapa É Quente! – Emicida & Rael
    Coqueta – Ghetto Kids ft. BrunOG
    El Amante – Nicky Jam
    Hey Ma – Spanish Version – Pitbull & J Balvin ft. Camila Cabello
    Papa – Lapiz Conciente ft. Vico C
    Somos Anormales – Residente

    Best Salsa Album:

    Tributo A La Salsa Colombiana 7 – Alberto Barros
    Salsa Big Band – Rubén Blades Con Roberto Delgado & Orquesta
    Fase Dos – Juan Pablo Díaz
    ADN – Alain Pérez
    Isidro Infante Presenta… Cuba Y Puerto Rico, Un Abrazo Musical Salsero – Varios Artistas

    Best Cumbia Album:

    Ni Un Paso Atrás – Jorge Celedón y Sergio Luis Rodríguez
    Gente Valiente – Silvestre Dangond
    Sin Límites – El Gran Martín Elías y Rolando Ochoa
    Cumbia Del Río Magdalena – Juventino Ojito y Su Son Mocaná
    Patrimonio Cultural – Jorge Oñate y Alvaro López

    Related: 2017 Grammy Winners

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