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Shakira Leads Latin Grammy Nominations


Colombian singer Shakira has topped the list of nominations for the United States' top awards for Latin-American music.

The singer, known for her hip-shaking dance moves, garnered five nominations for the Latin Grammys, announced Tuesday in New York. Her nominations include Song of the Year, Best Short Form Music Video and Record of the Year.

She will compete with Guatemalan singer-songwriter Ricardo Arjona, whose four nominations include Record of the Year and Song of the Year. Other top nominees are Argentine guitarist and singer Gustavo Cerati, and Mexican singer-songwriter Julieta Venagas, each of whom got four nominations.

New to this year's awards is a category for Best Cumbia-Vallenato Album, a style based on Colombian folk music.

The seventh annual Latin Grammy awards will be presented November second in New York.

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