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EMI Music picks up 32 Latin Grammy nominations

Juan Luís Guerra and his album lead with six nominations

MIAMI, SEPTEMBER 2007 — EMI Music artists have picked up 32 nominations for this year’s Latin Grammy Awards with EMI Televisa Music’s Juan Luis Guerra leading the overall nominations for his album, La Llave De Mi Corazón. Guerra, the Tropical singer/songwriter from the Dominican Republic, who will also be honoured by the Latin Recording Academy as its Person of the Year during Latin Grammy week, earned a total of six nods including Album of the Year, Best Merengue Album, Record of the Year, Song of the Year and Best Tropical Song. La Llave De Mi Corazón also earned a nomination for Guerra, who produced the album, and its engineers for Best Engineered Album.

Other EMI Music nominees include Mexican rock band Zoé whose Memo Rex Commander y El Corazon Atomico De La Via Lactea was nominated for Best Alternative Music Album and their single, No Me Destruyas, for Best Alternative Song. Zoé was also nominated in the Producer of the Year category. Hector Buitrago and Andrea Echeverri from EMI Music Colombia’s Aterciopelados were nominated twice for Best Alternative Song and Best Alternative Music Album.

Mexican superstar Belinda was nominated for Pop Song of the Year with Bella Traicion and Best Female Pop Vocal Album for Utopia. Other EMI artists in the Best Female Pop Vocal Album category are the Spanish singer Shaila Dúrcal with her album Recordando and Colombian singer/songwriter Ilona with Allá En El Sur.

Mexican pop icon Aleks Syntek was recognized in the Best Male Pop Vocal Album category for Leccion De Vuelo while Miranda was nominated for Best Pop Album By A Duo Or Group With Vocal for the album El Disco De Tu Corazon. EMI Televisa’s Pepe Aguilar, from Mexico, was nominated for Best Ranchero Album Enamorado. Aguilar’s recording, Por Amarte scored a nomination for Best Regional Mexican Song for its writers, Mauricio L. Arriage and Eduardo Murguia. Intocable also received two nominations – Best Norteno Album for Crossroads – Cruce De Caminos and Best Regional Mexican Song Por Ella (Poco a Poco).

JF Cecillon, chairman and CEO of EMI Music International said: “This is a fantastic result for EMI’s Latin artists which shows the depth and breadth of talent we have in the Latin America and Iberia regions. Bringing together these great artists and their managers with the creative expertise of our own staff has proven to be a winning combination.”

The 2007 Latin Grammy Award Telecast will take place in the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas on the 8th of November and will be televised live in the US by Univision at 8:00 PM eastern time (7:00 PM central time).

Complete list of all nominated EMI artists:

Record Of The Year
*La Llave De Mi Corazón, Juan Luis Guerra 440
Juan Luis Guerra, producer; Allan Leschhorn, Luis Mansilla & Ronnie Torres, engineered [EMI/Televisa]

Album Of The Year
*La Llave De Mi Corazón, Juan Luis Guerra 440
Juan Luis Guerra, producer; Allan Leschhorn, Luis Mansilla & Ronnie Torres, engineers; Adam Ayan, engineered master [EMI/Televisa]

Song Of The Year
*Bella Traición, Belinda, Kara Dioguardi & Nacho Peregrin, composers (Belinda) Album: Utopía [EMI/Televisa]
*La Llave De Mi Corazón, Juan Luis Guerra, composer (Juan Luis Guerra 440) Album: La Llave De Mi Corazón [EMI/Televisa]

Best New Artist
*Tulsa [EMI Music Spain]

Best Female Pop Vocal Album
*Utopía, Belinda [EMI/Televisa]
*Recordando…, Shaila Dúrcal [EMI]
*Allá En El Sur, Ilona [Virgin Colombia]

Best Male Pop Vocal Album
*Lección De Vuelo, Aleks Syntek [EMI Music México]

Best Pop Album By A Duo Or Group With Vocal
*El Disco De Tu Corazón, Miranda! [Pelo Music]

Best Urban Music Album
*Antidiotico, Orishas [EMI Spain]

Best Urban Song
*Hay Un Son, Orishas [EMI Spain]

Best Rock Solo Vocal Album
*Pisando Lo Fregao, Belo y Los Susodichos [Capitol Spain/ EMI]

Best Rock Song
*Yendo A La Casa De Damián, Roberto Musso, composer (El Cuarteto De Nos) Disco: Raro [Virgin Records/EMI]

Best Alternative Music Album
*Oye, Aterciopelados [Nacional Records]
*Memo Rex Commander y El Corazón Atómico De La Vía Láctea
Zoé [EMI/Noiselab Records]

Best Alternative Song
*Complemento, Héctor Buitrago & Andrea Echeverri, composers (Aterciopelados) Album: Oye [Nacional Records]
*No Me Destruyas, León Larregui & Zoé, composers (Zoé)
Album: Memo Rex Commander y El Corazón Atómico De La Vía Láctea
[EMI/Noiselab Records]

Best Merengue Album
*La Llave De Mi Corazón, Juan Luis Guerra 440 [EMI/Televisa]

Best Tropical Song
*La Llave De Mi Corazón
Juan Luis Guerra, songwriter (Juan Luis Guerra 440)
Album: La Llave De Mi Corazón [EMI/Televisa]

Best Ranchero Album
*Enamorado, Pepe Aguilar [EMI/Televisa]

Best Norteno Album
*Crossroads – Cruce De Caminos, Intocable [EMI/Televisa]

Best Regional Mexican Song
*Por Amarte, Mauricio L. Arriaga & Eduardo Murguia, composers (Pepe Aguilar) [Televisa EMI Music]
*Por Ella (Poco a Poco), Luis “Louie” Padilla, composer (Intocable)
Album: Crossroads – Cruce De Caminos [EMI/Televisa]

Best Flamenco Album
*Azul, Calima [Capitol Records Spain/ Colorecords/ EMI]

Best Brazilian Contemporary Pop Album
*Prisma, Paulo Ricardo [EMI]

Best Brazilian Roots / Regional Album
*Brasileira – Ao Vivo, Margareth Menezes [EMI]
*Balé Mulato Ao Vivo, Daniela Mercury [EMI]

Best Classic Album
*Gitano, Rolando Villazon; Daniel Zalay, producer [Virgin Classics]

Best Engineered Album
*La Llave De Mi Corazón, Allan Leschhorn, Luis Mansilla y Ronnie Torres, engineers; Adam Ayan, engineered master (Juan Luis Guerra 440) [EMI/Televisa]

Best Short Form Music Video
*Hay Un Son, Orishas [EMI Spain]

Producer of the Year
*Phil Vinall, Zoé
*Memo Rex Commander y El Corazón Atómico De La Vía Láctea (Zoé) (A)

Also nominated for Producer Of The Year, and credited for their work with EMI artists are:

*Benny Faccone / Alla En El Sur (Ilona) (A)
*Carlos Jean / Faltan Lunas (Fey) (A)
*Sebastian Krys / Lo Que Trajo El Barco (Obie Bermúdez) (A)
*Cachorro López / El Disco De Tu Corazón (Miranda!) (A) y (+D) Más (Diego) (A)

-ENDS-

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