In 2018, she represented Spain as part of the loved-up duo Amaia y Alfred. But after forging ahead with her solo career, Amaia Romero has picked up a Latin Grammy Awards nomination for her documentary film Amaia, Una vuelta al Sol.
The film was released earlier this year on Amazon Prime Video. It follows Amaia during the process of creating her debut album Pero No Pasa Nada. The film includes Amaia’s journey to New York City where she worked on the recording of her acclaimed indie-pop album.
While the album itself did not pick up any nominations, the recognition of the film is a nod to the quality of Amaia’s debut release.
The nomination is in the Best Long Form Music Video category, which recognises longer music-related film releases.
Aitana gets Latin Grammy nomination for her album Spoiler
Amaia isn’t the only ex Operación Triunfo 2017 contestants to pick up a Latin Grammy nomination. Aitana Ocaña — who finished second on the show behind Amaia and second in Spain’s 2018 national final — has been nominated for her debut album Spoiler.
Aitana was nominated in the Best Pop Vocal Album category. Other nominees in this category include the Puerto Rican pop icon Ricky Martin, who is nominated for his album Pausa.
This isn’t the first Latin Grammy nomination Aitana has earned. Last year she was nominated for Best New Artist and made a glam appearance on the red carpet at the awards ceremony in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Aitana shared the good news of the nomination on her Instagram, writing “I’m crying on the floor”.
The Latin Grammy Awards are run by the Latin Recording Academy and honour outstanding achievement in the Latin music industry. They are a counterpart to the Grammy Awards, focusing on music in Spanish and Portuguese.
The 2020 Latin Grammy Awards are due to take place on 19 November and will be held in Miami, Florida. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, the event will not include a public audience, but organisers say that if possible, the show will include an audience of “nominees, presenters and artists”.
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