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Full Sail Graduates (and a Student!) at the 2011 Latin GRAMMY Awards

18 total graduates are credited on 13 total artist releases nominated in 10 total categories.

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We’re proud to announce the accomplishments of 12 Full Sail graduates recognized with the announcement of the 12 Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards nominees. 18 total graduates are credited on 13 total artist releases nominated in 10 total categories.

Recording Arts grad/2009 Hall of Fame inductee Sebastian Krys is nominated for his work as Engineer/Mixer on two of the bigger awards this year, with Franco De Vita with Alejandra Guzman’s “Tan Solo Tu” up for Record of the Year and Franco De Vita’s En Primera Fila nominated in the Album of the Year category.

Congratulations also go out to current Recording Arts student Orlando Mendez, who worked as Engineer on Christian hip hop artist Funky’s Reset, which has been nominated in the Best Christian Album (Spanish Language) category.

The Latin GRAMMY Awards take place November 10 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, and will feature performances by Pepe Aguilar, Calle 13, Pitbull with Marc Anthony, Romeo Santos with Usher, Shakira, and more. You can watch the awards when they air live on the Univision Network from 8:00 p.m.- 11:00 p.m. EST, or from the international live stream at www.latingrammy.com beginning at 4:30 p.m. EST.

Check out the nominations below:

Record of the Year

  • “Tan Solo Tu”- Franco De Vita with Alejandra Guzman (Sebastian Krys* - Engineer/Mixer, Recording Arts ’91)
  • “Gritar”- Luis Fonsi (Sebastian Krys* - Engineer/Mixer, Recording Arts ’91)
  • “Lo Mejor De Mi Vida Eres Tu”- Ricky Martin ft. Natalia Jimenez (Jules Gondar* - Engineer/Mixer, Recording Arts ’96)

Album of the Year

  • Entren Los Que Quieran, Calle 13 (John Blaise* - Engineer/Mixer, ’08 Recording Arts; Charles Wakeman* - Engineer/Mixer, ’06 Entertainment Business/Recording Arts)
  • En Primera Fila, Franco De Vita (Sebastian Krys* - Engineer/Mixer, Recording Arts ’91)
  • Euphoria, Enrique Iglesias (Phil Tan* - Mix Engineer, Recording Arts ’90; Johnny Severin* - Guitar/Vocal Editing, ’06 Recording Arts)
  • Sale El Sol, Shakira (Dave Clauss* - Engineer/Mixer, ’06 Recording Arts; Ed Williams* - Engineer/Mixer, ’96 Recording Arts)

Song of the Year

  • “Lo Mejor De Mi Vida Eres Tu”- Ricky Martin (Christian Baker – Engineer, Recording Arts ’04; Jules Gondar– Engineer, ’96 Recording Arts; Nathan Malki – Engineer, ’97 Recording Arts; Marcelo Marulanda – Engineer, ’01 Recording Arts; Angel Silva – Assistant Engineer, ’11 Entertainment Business Master’s, ’09 Entertainment Business, ’08 Recording Arts)

Best Female Pop Vocal Album

  • Acordes De Mi Diario, Merche (Miguel Bastamante – Assistant Engineer, ’01 Recording Arts; Dave Clauss – Engineer/Mixer, ’06 Recording Arts)

Best Urban Music Album

  • Armando, Pitbull (Ed Williams – Engineer, ’96 Recording Arts)
  • Entren Los Que Quieran, Calle 13 (John Blaise– Engineer/Mixer, ’08 Recording Arts; Charles Wakeman – Engineer/Mixer, ’06 Entertainment Business/Recording Arts)
  • Best Urban Song

    • “Baile De Los Pobres”- Calle 13 (John Blaise – Engineer/Mixer, ’08 Recording Arts; Charles Wakeman – Engineer/Mixer, ’06 Entertainment Business/Recording Arts)
    • Bon Bon”- Pitbull (Ed Williams* - Engineer, ’96 Recording Arts)

    Best Singer-Songwriter Album

    • Sesiones Intimas, Amaury Gutiérrez (Andres Saavedra – Producer/Arrangements/Mixer, ’02 Recording Arts)

    Best Christian Album (Spanish Language)

    • Reset, Funky (Orlando Mendez – Engineer, ’12 Recording Arts- current student)

    Best Classical Album

    • Brazilian Guitar Quartet Plays Villa-Lobos, Brazilian Guitar Quartet (Dan Czernecki – Engineer, ’95 Recording Arts)

    Best Engineered Album

    • Dias Nuevos, Gian Marco (Carlos Castro* - Engineer, ’92 Recording Arts; Andres Saavedra* - Engineer, ’92 Recording Arts)
    • Drama Y Luz, Mana (Tom Baker* - Mastering Engineer, ’92 Recording Arts)

    *directly nominated for their work, making them eligible to receive their own Latin GRAMMY statues during the ceremony

    Congratulations again to everyone attached to nominated projects!

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