Every Song of the Year Nominee on the 2018 Latin Grammys

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The 2018 Latin Grammys ceremony is getting nearer. This 12 months, the tune of the 12 months class is stronger than ever. Ten songs have been chosen underneath this class and just one will win the celebrated award, which is given to the monitor's songwriters.

From “Para Siempre” by Kany Garcia to Mon Laferte’s “Antes de Ti” meet the 10 tune of the 12 months nominees for the 2018 Latin Grammys.

Kany García, "Para Siempre"

Kany García’s merely lovely “Para Siempre” (Forever) from her very high quality fifth album, Soy Yo, highlights simply how a lot might be completed when you may have comparatively easy acoustic accompaniment on the service of excellent lyrics and melodies. “Love, let me at all times be the need that makes you come dwelling; that you just nonetheless see my waist and wish to be who encircles it,” sings Garcia, and really, we ache to listen to these phrases spoken straight to us. García is the kind of singer/songwriter who retains the custom of intimate composition alive as we speak due to her knack for connecting at a visceral degree, and delivering intimacy with common enchantment. -- LEILA COBO

Rozalén, “La Puerta Violeta”

With “La Puerta Violeta,” Rozalén turned a tune drawn from private expertise into an anthem for 1000's of girls who've been victims of bodily or emotional abuse by their romantic companions. After its launch in 2017, the tune and its symbolic video about escaping a poisonous relationship was adopted as marching music at feminist demonstrations in Spain and Argentina. The monitor is from Rozalén’s album Cuando el Río Suena, which is nominated within the Latin Grammys album of the 12 months class. The album went to No. 1 on Spain’s Top 100 album chart and has remained within the high 10 for 59 weeks. -- JUDY CANTOR NAVAS

Carlos Vives & Sebastian Yatra, "Robarte un Beso" 

In 2017, Carlos Vives dropped "Robarte un Beso," that includes Sebastian Yatra. The feel-good tune, which fuses vallenato with tropical city flairs, hit No. 1 on the Latin Airplay chart (dated Jan. 13). For Yatra, this collaboration has modified his life. "We wrote that tune collectively and it has touched many hearts," he informed Billboard in a current interview. In addition to being nominated for tune of the 12 months, "Robarte un Beso" takes a Latin Grammy nod for producer of the 12 months, honoring its masterminds Mauricio Rengifo and Andres Torres. -- JESSICA ROIZ

Jorge Drexler, "Telefonía"

Jorge Drexler’s “Telefonía,” nominated for file of the 12 months in addition to tune of the 12 months, reprises the singer-songwriter’s recurring and endearing function as a geek in love. The candy and intelligent ode to easy romance and evolving telecommunications is one in all 11 tracks on his album Salvavidas de Hielo. Nominated for album of the 12 months and singer-songwriter album of the 12 months, it's an ideal showcase for Latin music’s most erudite star. -- JCN

   

Rosalía, “Malamente” (Cap. 1: Augurio)

Bursting a poetic lyrical imagery, “Malamente” is a conceptual tune with forceful handclaps and an avalanche of sounds burrowed into flamenco’s roots and meshed with up to date city elements. The first single from the album El Mal Querer, the tune was written by Antón Alvarez Alfaro, Pablo Diaz-Reixa and Rosalía. Her stylistic musical collision makes the 25-year-old a trailblazer of a style that leans extra on the senses than on a mannequin that may be grasped. While her type appears disproportionate in its inspirations -- flamenco, entice and R&B, are all fused in an uncharted area -- "Malamente" is meticulously formed. -- PAMELA BUSTIOS

 

Fito Paez, "Tu Vida Mi Vida"

One of the hallmarks of an excellent songwriter is the flexibility to attach with phrases each easy and sophisticated, permitting the listener to seek out which means on each ends of the spectrum. Fito Paez has navigated each these waters efficiently by the years, going from the very complicated to one thing like “Tu Vida Mi Vida” (Your Life My Life), a tune that’s achingly lovely in its easy proclamation of affection, set to an uptempo beat that provides it an nearly anthemic really feel. Paez seems within the video with real-life girlfriend Eugenia Kolodziej, the inspiration behind the tune. No marvel strains like “Baby after I’m with you, you gentle the way in which” and “The total universe connects with our love” sound plausible. -- LC

Natalia Lafourcade (En Mano de Los Macorinos), “Danza De Gardenias”

Natalia Lafourcade’s lead single from Musas: Un Homenaje Al Folclore Latinoamericano en Manos de Los Macorinos, Vol. 2, which debuted within the high 5 of Billboard’s Latin Pop Albums chart, “Danza De Gardenias” (Dance of Gardenias) is an homage to Latin American folklore. Written by Natalia Lafourcade and David Aguilar Dorantes, the tune traverses by Cuban bolero nuances, with Lafourcade jabbing out phrases of contemplation, detachment, flourishing and pleasure. Lafourcade’s honeyed voice bookended by the sounds of Los Macorinos ricochets effortlessly between a double bass, bongos, a sonorous Cuban tres, a Venezuelan cuatro, conga drums, clarinet and trumpet. -- PB

   

Monsieur Perine, "Bailar Contigo"

If Latin various and tropical music have been to have a hipster lovechild, it might be Monsieur Perine. The Bogota-based group, which gained the 2015 Latin Grammy for finest new artist, gave music junkies a style of their new album Encanto Tropical after they launched "Bailar Contigo" within the spring. The tune, which made it to Spotify's viral chart in 19 international locations, sheds gentle on Monsieur Perine's musical type, which laces the very best of pop, tropical, various, Afro-Colombian and European music. "Bailar Contigo" can also be nominated for a Latin Grammy for file of the 12 months. -- JR

 

El David Aguilar, "Embrujo"

With a contact of tropical jazz combined with flamenco sounds, "Embrujo" is a really joyful tune that describes the fantastic thing about an individual in an summary manner. David Aguilar is the composer of the tune, and this 12 months he stunned everybody with a number of Latin Grammy nominations, together with album of the 12 months and finest new artist. -- SUZETTE FERNANDEZ

Mon Laferte, "Antes De Ti" 

Earlier this 12 months, Mon Laferte launched the attractive ballad "Antes de Ti." Mon Laferte undoubtedly has a really delicate and highly effective voice that provides a traditional and distinctive sound to the tune. Written by Manú Jalil and Mon Laferte, the lyrics outline the motion of a robust girl who can survive with out a man. With its distinctive type, Mon Laferte merely takes it to a different degree. -- SF