A brand new era of hitmakers from throughout Latin America has been acknowledged by the Latin Grammys as contenders for the title of finest new artists of 2023. With roots in Colombia, Mexico, Spain, Brazil, Cuba, Puerto Rico and Venezuela, the class is wealthy and wide-ranging in sound.
This 12 months, the Latin Recording Academy chosen a complete of 10 artists in one of the best new artist class: Borja, Conexión Divina, Ana Del Castillo, Natascha Falcão, Gale, Paola Guanche, Joaquina, León Leiden, Maréh and Timø. Some are main U.S.-based label signees, like música Mexicana trio Conexión Divina and singer-songwriter Gale, each signed to Sony Music Latin. Others like singer-songwriters Maréh and Natascha Falcão operated as indie artists within the years main as much as this nomination.
Borja, signed to Virgin Information, is a Barcelona native and singer-songwriter, whose debut Latin pop album “Rimas Del Verbo Amar” arrived earlier this Could. The Spanish musician began his profession writing different artists like Reik, Lasso, Marco Mares and Nicole Zignago, all of whom had been finest new artist nominees at earlier ceremonies. He’s additionally the one artist who claims Spain as his residence, sparing himself an additional airplane or prepare journey to the ceremony in Seville on Nov. 16.
Maréh, or Federico Galvis, is an unbiased singer-songwriter from Colombia. He launched his first file in 2018 and solely not too long ago dropped his second full-length LP in 2022 in response to a spike in his listenership pool. “Tierra de Promesas” arrived simply over a 12 months in the past, making this nomination a memorable first 12 months for the gathering of guitar-centric jazzy pop.
Conexión Divina — Ashlee Valenzuela, Sandra Calixto and Liz Trujillo — are the one música Mexicana act up for finest new artist. The all-female, Gen Z-born group emerged as a part of the brand new wave of música Mexicana that made its first-ever look on the prime of the charts globally earlier this 12 months alongside solely all-male acts, together with Peso Pluma and Eslabon Armado. Earlier this April, Conexión Divina appeared on the lineup for Coachella alongside friends like DannyLux, Pluma, Becky G and extra. (Earlier this 12 months, the band lower ties with requinto participant Ashlee Valenzuela and positioned Daniela Santiago within the function.)
Ana Del Castillo sings a method of Colombian folks referred to as vallenato which makes use of accordion and is rooted within the Caribbean areas of Colombia. She is finest identified for songs like “La Cachera,” “La Voa Hace Boja” and “Ay Ay Ay.”
In 2021, Timø — Andrés Vásquez, Alejandro Ochoa, and Felipe Galat — signed a file take care of Common Music Latino after releasing a gradual string of singles following their first EP, “Algo Diferente,” in 2019. Timø pairs parts of pop, rock and folks with intelligent and catchy songwriting of their newest, “‘Estemos Donde Estemos” — writing about getting over breakups solely to fall in love once more within the subsequent music.
Natascha Falcão is a singer-songwriter and dancer identified for her distinctive and sometimes conceptual method to her area of interest of Brazilian rhythms. She launched her debut album “Ave Mulher,” a March launch that has since garnered essential acclaim from audiences everywhere in the world.
Although you could not instantly acknowledge her, you’ve got absolutely heard a music Gale has written on the radio in the previous few years. The Puerto Rican singer shares credit on singles from Jaunes to Christina Aguilera, and has labored on Latin Grammy-nominated tasks previously, however that is her first nomination as an artist.
León Leiden is a singer-songwriter and producer signed to Warner Music Mexico. His sound is principally pop although he incorporates EDM and modern-day hip-hop beat patterns. He’s additionally tinkered with música Mexicana and pop rock.
Venezuelan pop singer-songwriter Joaquina sings tear-jerkingly sincere music, a lot of which you’ll hear in her debut EP, “Los Mejores Años” (“The Finest Years”). The 19-year-old is signed to Common Music Latino.
Paola Guanche grew up surrounded by a household of musicians and bought her begin in music with tv appearances — she received Telemundo’s “La Voz Youngsters” in 2013. Previously two years, she’s launched an EP and an extended checklist of shining singles, together with standouts just like the silky “Prohibido” and “Letter to You.”