The Buena Vista Social Club and Gente de Zona are among the Cuba artists that have been nominated to the Billboard Latin Music Awards 2016.
The Buena Vista Social Club competes in the categories Tropical Album of the Year and the Tropical Group or Duet of the Year with the CD ‘Lost and Found’.
The album includes unreleased recordings by Compay Segundo, Omara Portuondo, Eliades Ochoa, Ibrahim Ferrer and Cachaito Lopez, among others.
Gente de Zona is vying for awards in Tropical Song of the Year, Digital Song of the Year, Artist of the Year, Duet or Group, and Vocal Collaboration with the song ‘La Gozadera’, alongside the Puerto Rican artist, Marc Anthony.
Artists with the most nominations this year include the Dominican, Romeo Santos and the Spaniard, Enrique Iglesias with 12 and 11 nominations, respectively.
The 27th Billboard Latin Music Awards is expected to be different from the previous awards, as for the first time categories for duets and collaborations have been included.
Established in 1990, the awards are granted by the Billboard magazine in recognition of best-selling music artists.
The ceremony will be held in the United States tomorrow.