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Christina Aguilera, Ruben Blades and Juanes lead Latin charge for 2015 Grammy Awards

Singers Christina Aguilera, Ruben Blades and Juanes have been given reason to celebrate after emerging among the top Latin artists vying for Grammy Awards at the 2015 prizegiving.

Blades' Tangos release and Juanes' Loco De Amor will face off for Best Latin Pop Album, against Camila (Elypse), Lila Downs, Nina Pastori and Soledad (Raiz) and Marco Antonio Solis (Gracias Por Estar Aqui).


The Best Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Album category will be a battle between Calle 13 (Multiviral), Chocquibtown (Behind The Machine (Detras De La Maquina)), Jorge Drexler (Bailar En La Cueva), Molotov (Agua Maldita) and Ana Tijoux (Vengo), while Pepe Aguilar (Lastima Que Sean Ajenas), Vicente Fernandez (Mano A Mano - Tangos A La Manera De Vicente Fernandez), and Mariachi Los Arrieros Del Valle (Alegria Del Mariachi) are among those nominated for the Best Regional Mexican Music Album.


Best Tropical Latin Album contenders include El Gran Combo De Puerto Rico (50 Aniversario), Aymee Nuviola (First Class To Havana) and Carlos Vives (Mas + Corazon Profundo).


New mom Aguilera, who welcomed a baby girl in August (14), has been given a career boost as she makes her pop comeback with a nomination for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for her A Great Big World collaboration, Say Something.


Responding to A Great Big World's "We love you!" message on Twitter.com on Friday (05Dec14), after the Grammys shortlist was announced, Aguilera writes, "Love you right back! Excited for the grammys".


The winners of the 57th annual Grammy Awards will be unveiled at a ceremony in Los Angeles on 8 February (15).