Premios ARPA® Announced Nominations For The Top Spanish Language Christian Albums

By January 19, 2018 News

Gateway Worship, Miel San Marcos, Hillsong, Jaci Velasquez, Gabriela Cartulano and Alex Campos
among the nominees for the 14th annual Premios ARPA® in Mexico City

 

In anticipation to the celebration of its 14th edition, Premios ARPA® (Harp Awards) – an annual awards ceremony hosted in Mexico City by the National Academy of Christian Music and Arts, the first Christian Association created to support the Christian music and arts in the Spanish language industry – announces the nominees for this year’s categories.

The diversity of nominees is a true representation of the crossover phenomenon that has taken the Christian music industry by storm. Included in the top five categories are the record-breaking worship band from Guatemala, Miel San Marcos, Colombian pop rock songwriter Alex Campos, Australia’s Hillsong, Gateway Worship and Jaci Velasquez hailing from the United States and Venezuelan contemporary singer/songwriter Gabriela Cartulano.

Since 2002, the National Academy of Christian Music and Arts has been recognizing artistic or technical merit with the Premios ARPA®, an award that celebrates creativity, diversity and artistic excellence in the Latino Christian music industry. The winners are determined by their own colleagues who are qualified and active members of the Academy.

 

The first 5 categories are:

 

SONG OF THE YEAR

For a musical work or new version with melody and lyrics in Spanish. Award to the artist

HERMOSO NOMBRE / HILLSONG / CANZION

CONFÍO / JACI VELASQUEZ / INTEGRITY MUSIC

JESUCRISTO BASTA / UN CORAZÓN / CANZION

 

SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR

For an individual or team for lyrics and melody performed and recorded during the eligibility period. Award to the songwriter(s).

JESUCRISTO BASTA / STEVEN RICHARDS / CANZION

LO MEJOR ESTA POR LLEGAR / JONATHAN PASTOR / INDIE

NUEVO AMANECER / LORENA HERNANDEZ / INDIE

 

BEST MALE VOCALIST ALBUM

For an album with vocal interpretation by a solo male artist. Award to the artist.

EL BAÚL DE LOS TIEMPOS / PERUCHO RIVERA / INDIE

MI DIOS ES GRANDE / JOSUÉ DEL CID / CANZION

MOMENTOS / ALEX CAMPOS / SONY MUSIC

SESIONES ORGÁNICAS / COALO ZAMORANO / CANZION

TODA UNA VIDA / REY PROENZA / INDIE

 

BEST FEMALE VOCALIST ALBUM

For an album with vocal interpretation by a solo female artist. Award to the artist.

CONFÍO / JACI VELASQUEZ / INTEGRITY MUSIC

REVIVE / LUCIA PARKER / BRIDGE MUSIC

TU AMOR / GABRIELA CARTULANO / INDIE

 

BEST GROUP/DUO ALBUM

For the musical production of duos or groups. Award to the artist.

EL ECO DE SU VOZ / HILLSONG / CANZION

GLORIOSO DIA / PASSION / SPARROW RECORDS

PENTECOSTÉS / MIEL SAN MARCOS / UNCIÓN PRODUCCIONES

SEAMOS LUZ / GENERACIÓN 12 / GENERACIÓN 12 MUSIC

SOMOS IGLESIA / UN CORAZÓN / CANZION

 

See the full official list of nominees.

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