Ten years ago, J Balvin had his eye on the prize, hoping to one day nab a Latin Grammy nomination. Today, leading the pack with 13 mentions, he makes history as the artist with the most noms for a single Latin Grammy award show in its 21-year history.
“What speaks for you is your work. All the discipline throughout the years is a cause and effect,” Balvin tells Billboard in an exclusive interview. “This is truly beautiful because I’m a dreamer from Medellin, Colombia who wanted to make a statement and we achieved that.”
On Tuesday (Sept. 29) the Latin Recording Academy unveiled its full nominations including top contenders like Bad Bunny, Ozuna, and Anuel AA—a very different scene from last year’s list dominated by pop/tropical acts such as Alejandro Sanz, Rosalia, Juan Luis Guerra, and Fonseca. READ MORE