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EMILIO ESTEFAN JR. LEADS THE PACK FOR LATIN GRAMMY NOMS

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Songwriter, producer and former Brat Packer Emilio Estefan Jr. has earned six nominations in the First Annual Latin Grammy Awards. Nominees were announced during a press conference earlier today in Miami.

Pjaro cantante Shakira (yep, Spanish 101 would come in handy right about now), Salsa stud Marc Anthony each raked in five noms, while Mana, Fito Paez, Carlos Vives and Juan Luis Guerra are all clamoring for four awards.

Estefan has been nominated for his work with other artists. He's up for Producer of the Year, Best Music Video for Gloria Estefan's "No Me Dejes de Querer", Record of the Year for Carlos Vives' "Fruta Fresca", Album of the Year for Carlos Vives' "El Amor de Mi Tierra", and Best Tropical Song for Marc Anthony's "Da la Vuelta." Sadly, his collaboration with Elian Gonzalez, a cover of Split Enz' 1982 classic, "Six Months in a Leaky Boat" didn't make the Grammy cut.

Anthony is vying for Record of the Year, Song of the Year and Best Pop Male Performance, as well as Best Pop Performance by a Duo or a Group with Vocal and Best Music Video for butting:up with Jennifer Lopez on "No Me Ames."

Shakira is also in the running for Best Music Video, along with Album of the Year, Best Pop Album, Best Pop Female Performance and Best Rock Female Performance.

The Latin Grammy Awards honor 40 categories, from pop, rock and jazz; to the more exotic genres of Brazilian, tropical, and merengue.

The ceremony will take place Sept. 13 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. CBS will air the awards in the U.S., and the program can be seen in more than 120 countries.

Incidentally, L.A.P.D. has announced officers will be on tactical alert around the Staples Center in anticipation of rowdy revelers.

Here's a select list of Latin Grammy Award Nominees.

RECORD OF THE YEAR
Marc Anthony: "Dimelo (I Need To Know)"
Ruben Blades: "Tiempos"
Ricky Martin: "Livin' la Vida Loca (Spanish Version)"
Santana featuring Mana: "Corazon Espinado"
Carlos Vives: "Fruta Fresca"

ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Juan Luis Guerra 440: "Ni Es Lo Mismo Es Igual"
Luis Miguel: "Amarte Es un Placer"
Shakira: "MTV Unplugged"
Caetano Veloso: "Livro"
Carlos Vives: "El Amor de Mi Tierra"

BEST FEMALE POP VOCAL PERFORMANCE
Christina Aguilera: "Genio Atrapado"
Zizi Possi: "Meu Possi"
Shakira: "Ojos Asi"
Mercedes Sosa: "Al Despertar"
Jaci Velasquez: "Llegar A Ti"

BEST MALE POP PERFORMANCE
Marc Anthony: "Dimelo (I Need To Know)"
Alejandro Fernandez: "Quiereme"
Ricky Martin: "Bella (She's All I Ever Had) "
Luis Miguel: "Tu Mirada"
Carlos Vives: "Fruta Fresca"

BEST POP PERFORMANCE BY A DUO OR GROUP WITH VOCAL
Ketama!: "Mienteme"
Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony: "No Me Ames"
Mana: "Se Me Olvido Otra Vez"
So Pra Contrariar and Gloria Estefan: "Santo, Santo"
Andreas Vollenweider and Milton Nascimento: "Cor Do Amor"

BEST NEW ARTIST
Care Quijano
Ibrahim Ferrer
Amaury Gutierrez
Fernando Osorio
Ivete Sangalo

SONG OF THE YEAR
Fito Paez : "Al Lado del Camino," Fito Paez (songwriter)
Marc Anthony : "Dimelo (I Need To Know)," Marc Anthony, Robert Blades, Chirino & Cory Rooney (songwriters)
Juan Luis Guerra : "El Niagara en Bicicleta," Juan Luis Guerra (songwriter)
Carlos Vives : "Fruta Fresca," Martin Madera (songwriter)
Luis Miguel : "O Tu O Ninguna," Juan Carlos Calderon (songwriter)

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