Two of the largest hits of the yr — the regional Mexican tunes “Un x100to” by Grupo Frontera and Dangerous Bunny and “Ella Baila Sola” by Eslabón Armado and Peso Pluma — received’t earn any Grammy nominations this yr. That’s as a result of the worldwide successes weren’t submitted to the awards present.
A supply near the scenario tells LeslyNewsMagazine that “Un x100to” and “Ella Baila Sola” — which each reached the High 5 on the all-genre Billboard Scorching 100 chart this yr — didn’t seem on the Grammy poll for first-round voting, which kicked off Oct. 11 and ended on Oct. 20. Nominations will likely be introduced on Nov. 10 and the 2024 Grammys will air stay on Feb. 4, 2024.
It’s not clear why the songs weren’t submitted, or if somebody did not submit them. Representatives for Grupo Frontera and Eslabón Armado — whose impartial report labels launched the songs — didn’t reply to emails searching for readability. Representatives for collaborators Dangerous Bunny and Peso Pluma additionally didn’t reply to emails searching for remark.
File labels or media corporations sometimes deal with Grammy submissions for artists. Performers, songwriters, producers, engineers and different music creators, who’re members of the Recording Academy, may submit albums and songs to the Grammys.
Outdoors of Grammy classes like music of the yr and report of the yr, Eslabón Armado and Grupo Frontera may have earned nominations like greatest new artist and their albums would have been a shoo-in for greatest música Mexicana album. Their hits may have competed in the perfect pop duo/group efficiency class and even greatest world music efficiency.
“Ella Baila Sola” and “Un x100to” are each nominated for 2 honors on the Latin Grammy Awards, which can air stay on Nov. 16 from Seville, Spain. Each songs are nominated for music of the yr and greatest regional Mexican music — two classes reserved for songwriters. For “Ella Baila Sola,” the nomination goes to Eslabón Armado lead singer Pedro Tovar, who wrote the observe alone. Eslabón Armado and Peso Pluma will group as much as carry out the observe stay on the Latin Grammys.
For “Un x100to,” the nominations go to Dangerous Bunny and songwriters Edgar Barrera, Marco Daniel Borrero and Andres Jael Correa Rios; not one of the members of Grupo Frontera wrote the music, which suggests the band isn’t technically nominated on the Latin Grammys.
Whereas Latin music has been a world drive over time, it’s sometimes acts from the reggaeton, Latin hip-hop or Latin pop genres — together with Dangerous Bunny and J Balvin to Shakira and Karol G — who’ve topped the charts and dominated on streaming companies. However the success of Grupo Frontera and Eslabón Armado, together with Peso Pluma, put a significant spotlight on regional Mexican music, helped the normal sound attain new heights on the pop charts and diversified the up to date Latin music scene.
Eslabón Armado’s “Ella Baila Sola,” which went viral on TikTok, grew to become the primary regional Mexican music to achieve the High 10 within the historical past of the Scorching 100 chart, peaking at No. 4. The music spent 19 weeks at No. 1 on Billboard Scorching Latin Songs chart and is licensed 21x-platinum by RIAA, which is equal to 1.26 million items in gross sales and streams. The music video has greater than 400 million views on YouTube and the music has earned 585 million on-demand streams within the U.S. alone.
Grupo Frontera’s “Un x100to” was additionally a significant success, reaching No. 5 on the Scorching 100 and peaking at No. 2 for months on the Latin chart whereas “Ella Baila Sola” was No. 1. The music’s music video has been seen greater than 569 million instances on YouTube and the observe has earned 332 million on-demand streams within the U.S.
The trio Eslabón Armado contains Pedro Tovar, Brian Tovar and Gabriel Hidalgo, and hail from Patterson, California. They’re signed to indie label DEL Information and have launched 4 High 10 hits on the Latin charts. 5 of their albums have appeared on the all-genre Billboard 200 albums chart, together with two High 10s. Six of their albums have reached the High 10 of the Latin chart, together with the No. 1 smashes Vibras de Noche and Desvelado, their newest album that was launched in April.
Grupo Frontera, a six-member ensemble, is from Edinburg, Texas, and contains Adelaido “Payo” Solis III, Juan Javier Cantú, Alberto “Beto” Acosta, Carlos Guerrero, Julian Peña Jr. and Carlos Zamora. They’re signed to indie outfit VHR Music and have logged seven High 10 hits on the Latin charts, together with the No. 1 hit “Bebe Dame” with Fuerza Regida. The band’s debut album, El Comienzo, was launched in August and peaked at Nos. 4 and 34 on the Latin and Billboard 200 albums charts, respectively.
Grupo Frontera, nonetheless, does have a small probability of incomes a single Grammy nomination: their visitor look on “Frágil,” by fellow regional Mexican group Yahritza y su Esencia, was submitted for greatest pop duo/group efficiency by Columbia Information. The music reached the High 10 on the Latin charts and No. 69 on the Scorching 100 chart.
On the Grammys, Academy members concerned in albums or songs — together with songwriters, producers and engineers — can submit materials they labored on for awards. For instance, Dangerous Bunny may have submitted “Un x100to,” his greatest hit of the final yr, for awards. As a substitute, he submitted “The place She Goes” for music of the yr, report of the yr, greatest pop solo efficiency and greatest music video. “The place She Goes” peaked at No. 8 on the Scorching 100 and is from his album Nadie Sabe Lo Que Va a Pasar Mañana, which debuted at No. 1 this week and can qualify on the 2025 Grammys.
And though Peso Pluma had main success this yr, “Ella Baila Sola” was additionally his greatest hit and his group may have submitted the music for Grammys on his behalf. As a substitute, the 24-year-old rising star submitted his hit “Girl Gaga” for report of the yr and greatest pop duo/group efficiency; “Bye” for music of the yr, greatest pop solo efficiency and greatest music video; and “Zapata” for greatest world music efficiency. His album, Génesis, was submitted for album of the yr and greatest música Mexicana album, whereas his visitor appearances on songs by Becky G, Karol G and Bizarrap have been additionally submitted for awards.
As a result of “Un x100to” and “Ella Baila Sola” received’t be capable of compete on the Grammys, it would give different Latin acts a greater probability at scoring huge nominations as a result of the votes received’t cut up as a lot. It may benefit performers like Peso Pluma, Dangerous Bunny and Karol G, who’s predicted to earn a nomination for album of the yr with Mañana Será Bonito and now has a stronger shot at nominations for music of the yr, report of the yr and greatest pop duo/group efficiency with “TQG,” her collaboration with Shakira that topped the Latin charts and have become a High 10 hit on the pop charts.