Some congratulations are in order!
The Latin Grammys have announced their latest nominations. And while the long list is justifiably topped by J Balvin and Bad Bunny. But, throughout the listing, a few queer names made it into Latin music's best and brightest of the year.
Having come out earlier this year, Pablo Alborán is up for Record of the Year for his track "Cuando Estés Aquí." Later this month he will appear at Billboard's Latin Music Awards. Alborán opened up about his sexuality in an emotional video during Pride month. At the time he said he wanted his "voice to be louder and for it to have more value and weight. I'm here to tell you that I am homosexual and it's okay."The star, who has previously been nominated for a Grammy, was supported by fellow star Ricky Martin.
Of course, Alboran is joined in this year's nominations by Martin, who is up for two awards with his quarantine released Pausa. That project has the Out cover star nominated for Album of the Year and Best Pop Vocal. It is a part of a two-part launch, the second of which will be Play which is set to feature more upbeat tracks.
“I’m going to go deep into my beautiful Caribbean and I’m going to bring all my ancestors,” Martin told Out. “I want to go to Brazil. I definitely want to go to Africa for the drums and the percussions. I want people to dance.”
Pabllo Vittar, who is on a bit of a high right now, rounds out the group. The drag performer made history in 2018 when she was first nominated for a Latin Grammy — she was the first drag performer to ever been nominated for a Grammy — and is now coming back for seconds. The nomination of "Amarelo (Sample: Sujeito de Sorte - Belchior)" for Best Portuguese Language Song means that Vittar is up for her second nomination this year. She is featured on the track.
The Latin Grammys will air live on Univision November 19
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