Ozuna, Karol G & Justin Quiles Open Up About Their First-Ever Latin Grammy Nominations

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The 19th annual Latin Grammys are virtually right here. There are many issues we're retaining on our radar for Thursday night time, such as Will Smith, Bad Bunny and Marc Anthony's efficiency, seeing if J Balvin will stroll away with any of the eight nominations he has up his sleeves, and if Rosalia can be a high winner as nicely.

One of the moments we’re most trying ahead to is that if any rookie nominees will stroll away with their first Grammy. Billboard caught up with Ozuna, Karol G and Justin Quiles, who all talked to us about their first-ever Latin Grammy noms.

OZUNA

Latin Grammy Nomination: Best Urban Music Album with Odisea 

Did you ever suppose Odisea would have this a lot success?: "Odisea is my first album, my story. I by no means thought that the album could be so profitable. Music is my ardour and that's what is mirrored in every of my songs. It feels nice! I by no means thought I'd get that far. And actually, I really feel like a winner simply by being nominated. This is a dream come true."

His response submit on Instagram:

KAROL G

Latin Grammy Nominations: Best New Artist and Best Urban Song with “Mi Cama”

How did you react once you came upon you have been nominated?: “I had simply gotten off from a aircraft in Argentina and on my solution to the resort I used to be refreshing my telephone as a result of different artists have been going to make the bulletins on social media. When, bam!, Nicky Jam broadcasts the primary class, greatest new artist, after which Rosalia reveals my tune ‘Mi Cama’ in greatest city tune and wow... not one however two! Besides the 2 nominations, being a girl nominee in one of the best city tune class is a large achievement for me and the style general. It's spectacular! I ran like a loopy individual within the hallway of the resort screaming, ‘I'm nominated for the Grammys!’ It was superior, a singular second."

Her response submit on Instagram:

JUSTIN QUILES

Latin Grammy Nomination: Best Urban Song with “Downtown” (Anitta feat. J Balvin)

Where have been you once you obtained the information that you simply have been nominated?: “I used to be within the studio when Anitta's supervisor known as me and instructed me we have been nominated ... I used to be very completely happy, I obtained actually excited because it was my first nom. I've at all times needed to go to the Latin Grammys and now I'm going as a nominee. I do know the tune did nicely however I by no means anticipated to be nominated with ‘Downtown.’ And nicely, thank God we're nominated, it's my first Latin Grammy nomination and I really feel very excited. Hopefully, I win my first trophy."

His response submit on Instagram:

--Billboard Latin’s Associate Editor Suzette Fernandez contributed to this story