10 songs are in the running for coveted song of the year title at the 2023 Latin Grammy Awards.
They are: Shakira’s “Acróstico;” Pablo Alborán and Maria Becerra’s “Amigos;” Natalia Lafourcade’s “De Todas Las Flores;” Eslabon Armado and Peso Pluma’s “Ella Baila Sola;” Camilo and Alejandro Sanz’s “NASA;” Lasso’s “Ojos Marrones;” “Shakira: Bzrp Music Sessions, Vol. 53” by Bizarrap featuring Shakira; “Si Tú Me Quieres” by Fonseca and Juan Luis Guerra; Karol G’s “TQG” featuring Shakira; and Grupo Frontera’s “un X100to” featuring Bad Bunny.
As tradition holds, the award — one of the big four alongside record of the year, album of the year, and best new artist — is given to the songwriters of new songs containing at least 51 percent of lyrics in Spanish or Portuguese language.
The songwriter with the most songs in this year’s category is Kevyn Mauricio Cruz Moreno, artistically known as Keityn, who has credits on “Acróstico,” “Shakira: Bzrp Music Sessions, Vol. 53,” and “TQG.” He’s followed by Edgar Barrera, who in addition to having songwriting credits in “NASA” and “un x100to,” leads the list of nominees for the 2023 Latin Grammy Awards with 13 nods.
The Mexican hitmaker is followed by Camilo, Karol G, Shakira, and Keityn with seven nominations each; Bizarrap with six nods; and receiving five nominations each, Pablo Alborán, Bad Bunny, Maria Becerra, Feid, Dave Cutch and Natalia Lafourcade.
The 2023 Latin Grammys — taking place for the first time internationally from the Conference and Exhibition Centre (FIBES) in Sevilla, Spain — will air at 8 p.m. ET on Thursday, Nov. 16 on Univision, UniMás and Galavisión in the U.S. and at 10:30 p.m. CET on Radiotelevisión Española (RTVE) in Spain.
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