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Calle 13 gets record 10 Latin Grammy nominations

Irreverent hip-hop music duo Calle 13 got a record 10 Latin Grammy nominations Wednesday, including album, record and song of the year.

The duo were on hand when the nominations for the 12th annual awards were read in Los Angeles. The Puerto Rican-based group smiled when their names were announced several times, including for album of the year for their politically and socially charged “Entren Los Que Quieran.”

The album included an anthem for Latinos, “LatinoAmerica.” It also got top honors, nominated for both record and song of the year.

“I had no idea they were going to give us so many nominations. I can’t believe it, forget it!” Rene Perez, half of the duo, said in an interview afterward.

“To me it’s big that people have connected with the message (of the album). When I put it out I didn’t know if they were going to like it. … I think people connected with the honesty I did this with, and for me, that was enough.”

Other multiple nominees included Shakira, who received three nominations, including best album for “Sale el Sol.” Other nominees for best album included Enrique Iglesias for “Euphoria”; Franco De Vita for “En Primera Fila”; and Alex, Jorge and Lena for their self-titled album.



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