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Juan Luis Guerra leads Latin Grammy nominees: See the full list here

Dominican singer, songwriter and producer Juan Luis Guerra is the leading nominee at the 2012 Latin Grammy Awards.

A host of Latin music artists filled the Belasco Theater stage in Los Angeles Tuesday to announce the Latin Recording Academy’s nominations for its 13th annual Latin Grammy honors. Mexican pop duo Jesse & Joy, Colombian rocker Juanes and Norteno group Los Tucanes de Tijuana were among the musicians participating.

Several of the presenters were also nominees. Guerra, who wasn’t on stage, has six nods, followed by Jesse & Joy with five. Juanes,Ricardo Arjona, Edgar Barrera, Carla Morrison, Arturo Sandoval, Ivete Sangalo and Caetano Veloso earned four nominations apiece.

This year’s awards allow for 10 nominees, rather than five, in the general categories of record, album and song of the year, as well as best new artist.

The Latin Grammy Awards are to be presented Nov. 15 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas and broadcast live on Univision.

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Latin Grammys: Calle 13 cleans up, Demi Lovato gets revealing

Last night in Las Vegas, the Latino music community gathered together at the Mandalay Bay Events Center for the 12th annual Latin Grammy Awards. Though the word “Grammys” is in there, the Latin Grammys tends to be a way looser show than its counterpart.

They’re a lot more diverse too: The big winners during last night’s show were Puerto Rican hip-hop collective Calle 13, who walked away with nine prizes (out of 10 total nominations) tied to their fourth album Entren Los Que Quieran. In fact, the only thing that kept them from scoring a clean sweep on their nominations was the fact that they were nominated twice in the same category.

The rest of the show, which aired on Univision and almost certainly clobbered that truly atrocious episode of The Office in the ratings, was a healthy mix of crossover performers and acts like Calle 13 who seem one big English-language single away from a massive break.

Shakira took home two awards (for Person of the Year and for Best Female Pop Album) and also performed a trio of tunes in the evening’s liveliest performances. Pitbull and Marc Anthony re-created their hit “Rain Over Me,” with Pit dropping some of the evening’s few English verses on stage.

However, the evening’s most eye-popping performance might have belonged to Demi Lovato. While the newly red-haired pop star did actually sing on stage, she did most of her head-turning on the red carpet, where she wore a pantsuit the completely redefined the idea of a plunging neckline. That’s an awful lot of cleavage, even for Las Vegas.

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