Rewind: Brazil’s Latin Grammy Nominees 2015

Brazil’s nominees for the 2015 Latin Grammy awards
Winners of the Latin Grammy for 'Best Brazilian Song' 2015, 'Bossa Negra' by Diogo Nogueira · Hamilton de Holanda

Brazil’s nominees for the 2015 Latin Grammy awards held a few musical surprises… plus a few head scratchers, too.

It was good to see MPB stalwarts like Ivan Lins, Maria Gadu, Lenine and Adriana Calcanhotto with Bebel Gilberto return as Grammy hopefuls, along with longtime favorites Maria Bethania and Dori Caymmi and talented Mario Adnet.

Coming into their own in 2015 were Seu Jorge with a truly excellent album, the trio of Hamilton de Holanda, Diogo Nogueira & Marcos Portinari and the popular Pagode group Sorriso Maroto. Sao Paulo’s Tulipa Ruiz and Vitrola Sintética were nominated for ‘Best New Artist’.

Surprisingly, Brazil offered no ‘Roots’ nominees in 2015, due to a lack of recordings. And while both Brazilian pianist Antonio Adolfo and Kenny G were worthy nominees for ‘Best Instrumental Album’, we wondered how it is possible for Brazil to be shut out of the ‘Jazz’ category once again. (#?!!!!)

Brazil also fared poorly in most of the Latin Grammy’s General categories: Although the list of nominees for ‘Record of the Year’ was expanded, not a single Brazilian song made the cut.

Ditto for ‘Album of the Year’ and ‘Song of the Year’.

The Latin Recording Academy stepped up by honoring popular Latin jazz saxophonist Gato Barbieri and Djavan as two of the seven recipients of 2105’s year’s Lifetime Achievement Awards.

So which Brazilians won Latin Grammy awards on Sunday, November 15th, 2015?  We’ve highlighted the winners, below

Here are 2015’s Brazilian nominees:

BEST BRAZILIAN CONTEMPORARY POP ALBUM

Insano -Jamz

Músicas Para Churrasco Vol. 2 – Seu Jorge

Vida Loka – Onze:20

Dancê – Tulipa Ruiz WINNER

Blam! Blam! – Jonas Sá

 

BEST BRAZILIAN SONG

Bossa Negra – Hamilton de Holanda, Diogo Nogueira & Marcos Portinari, songwriters (Diogo Nogueira & Hamilton de Holanda) WINNER

Track from: Bossa Negra   Label: EMI Records Brazil / Universal Music

Diz Pra Mim – Bruno Boncini, songwriter (Malta)

Track from: Supernova  Label: Som Livre

Mais Ninguém – Mallu Magalhães, songwriter (Banda do Mar)

Track from: Banda Do Mar, Label: Sony Music

Simples Assim – Dudu Falcão & Lenine, songwriters (Lenine)

Track from: Carbono  Label: Universal Music / Casa 9

Tudo – Adriana Calcanhotto & Bebel Gilberto, songwriters (Bebel Gilberto)

Track from: Tudo  Label: Sony Music Entertainment

 

BEST MPB (MUSICA POPULAR BRASILEIRA) ALBUM

Meus Quintais – Maria Bethânia

Centenário Caymmi – Varios Artistas – Mario Adnet & Dori Caymmi, producers

Guelã – Maria Gadú

Carbono – Lenine

América, Brasil – Ivan Lins WINNER

 

BEST INSTRUMENTAL ALBUM

Tema – Antonio Adolfo

Trilogy – Chick Corea Trio

Dr. Ed Calle Presents Mamblue – Ed Calle & Mamblue WINNER

Brazilian Nights – Kenny G

Camino – Gustavo Santaolalla

 

BEST SAMBA/PAGODE ALBUM

Verde Amarelo Negro Anil – Nilze Carvalho WINNER

Herança Popular – Arlindo Cruz

Só Felicidade – Fundo de Quintal

Em Samba! Ao Vivo – Mart’nália

Bossa Negra – Diogo Nogueira & Hamilton de Holanda

Ser Humano – Zeca Pagodinho

Sorriso Eu Gosto – Ao Vivo No Maracanãzinho – Sorriso Maroto

 

BEST BRAZILIAN ROCK ALBUM

Banda Do Mar – Banda do Mar

Insular Ao Vivo – Humberto Gessinger

Supernova – Malta

Não Pare Pra Pensar – Pato Fu

Sol-Te – Suricato WINNER

 

BEST SERTANEJA MUSIC ALBUM

Os Anjos Cantam – Jorge & Mateus

Cabaré – Leonardo & Eduardo Costa

Amizade Sincera II – Renato Teixeira & Sérgio Reis WINNER

Bem Sertanejo – Michel Teló

Irmãos – Victor & Leo

 

BEST CHRISTIAN ALBUM (PORTUGUESE LANGUAGE)

Da Eternidade – Fernanda Brum WINNER

Ao Vivo – Anderson Freire

Posso Tudo Nele – Jane Gomes

Como Águia – Bruna Karla

Não Vou Desistir – Wilian Nascimento