Rosalía, big favorite of the Los40 Music Awards 2022 in front of Ana Mena


Palma, September 27 (EFE).- Great stars of Spanish music met this Tuesday in Mallorca invited by Los40 to the traditional annual dinner in which this station announced the candidates for its awards, to which again Rosalía will compete as the big favorite, with 7 nominations.

The Catalan, absent from the act, will compete to be the best artist, for the best album thanks to “Motomami”, the best song for “La Fame” with The Weeknd, also aspiring to the best collaboration, for the best music video for “Saoko”, as well as for her good live show and the quality of her last tour.

They are followed at some distance by Ana Mena, present in 4 of the candidacies. With 3, Lola Indigo, Aitana, Dani Martín, Manuel Carrasco, Dani Fernández, Nil Moliner and C. Tangana, and with 2, Chanel, Leiva and Natalia Lacunza.

Many of them and other personalities such as Blas Cantó, Álvaro de Luna, Miki Núñez, Belén Aguilera or Abraham Mateo walked the green carpet installed a few kilometers from the Balearic capital, which took over from Ibiza as the venue for this event. which serves as a preview for the big awards ceremony on November 4 again at the Wizink Center in Madrid.

“It’s a party to celebrate music after not being able to do it for a long time,” said Dani Martín, who was toying with the possibility of being nominated for his live show and massive tour, to Efe to dedicate it “to the technicians and musicians who have suffered so much” during the pandemic.

The Madrilenian, who will in fact compete in these categories, in addition to the best album for ‘No, no return’, has announced to Efe that he will dedicate 2023 to rest and travel.

The one who does not rest is Manuel Carrasco, who ratified with the nominations for best artist, best live artist and best tour another year of milestones such as becoming with his concert in June in Seville in front of 75,000 people the most public Spanish artist ever assembled in a show.

“I don’t regret the fact that it’s after this tour very little by little and that’s why I appreciated when I put 500 people in a concert and when I put 75,000”, underlined the man from Huelva, who will release a new album in November.


Lola Indigo celebrated with her friend and colleague María Becerra the success of their recent joint song “Discoteka”, a preview of the third album with which she will surprise in 2023 and which, according to Efe, she will present at two major events in Madrid and Barcelona .

Now accustomed to being “positively nominated” after her eventful passage through various “talent-shows”, she still joked in the previous hours about the reason for her presence at the dinner. “If I’m really coming for the free drink!” he said, laughing before he knew he could win awards such as top artist, live artist and 40-to-1 artist.

Double-cut, front and back with her flowing dress, Ana Mena was delighted with the collaboration that Pablo Alborán’s next album will have under the title “Ave de Paso”.

“I had been dreaming about it for a long time,” admitted the native of Malaga about the duet with her compatriot, also waiting for a new album which she hopes to have finished by 2022, a year which has brought her other joys such as than “Música luz”, nominated for Best Song

“It’s very important because this song meant a lot to me”, he celebrated after confirming his possibilities as an artist, a music video for “Las 12” with Belinda and the collaboration with Abraham Mateo on “Quiero tells you”.

Who will also have “imminent” news is Chanel. The Cuban-Spanish told Efe that she had “more than one theme” ready to succeed her Eurovision song “SloMo”. “I’m just starting out and I want to find myself again, to do it well and to love it. It only depends on me if he comes out now,” said the artist, who entered the Spanish musical ecosystem through the front door.

“Who was gonna tell me a long time ago I was gonna be here enjoying this?” he celebrated after earning nominations for Breakout Artist and 40 to 1 Artist.

The full list of nominees, available on the Los40 site, could mean that Harry Styles, Camila Cabello, Imagine Dragos, Black Eyed Peas or David Guetta would also be crowned internationally, as well as Shakira, Sebastián Yatra and Karol G in the Latin section. , in an edition that has increased the number of categories and the number of candidates in each of them.

Xavier Smith.


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