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Andrés Borda Zabala 2019 Latin Grammy Winner for AGUSTÍN

Two Alumni Worked on 4 of the 10 Records Competing for Album of the Year!

The Latin Recording Academy® held its 20th annual Latin GRAMMYS Awards® on November 14, in Las Vegas. We are proud to announce that two alumni from The Los Angeles Recording School, a division of The L.A. Film School were nominated and won two Grammys this year. Andrés F. Borda Zabala, who was newly inducted into the LAFS Spotlight Academy, has received five nominations overall and a win for engineering Fonseca’s album, AGUSTÍN. Another L.A. Recording School alumnus, Jaycen Joshua, has racked up 12 nominations and a win this year. Congratulations to both of our alumni!

(Updated on 11/14/19)


WINNER: Andrés F. Borda Zabala

Andrés was the engineer on Colombian singer Fonseca’s album, AGUSTÍN. The album WON the Latin Grammy for Best Traditional Pop Album, and a single from the album, VEN, was nominated for Song of the Year, Best Pop Song, and Best Traditional Pop Vocal. Andrés has six Grammy (American and Latin) wins to date.


Winner: Jaycen Joshua

Jaycen Joshua mixed Sebastián Yatra’s album, FANTASIA; Rosalía’s album, El MAL QUERER (WINNER); and Luis Fonsi’s album, VIDA, for Album of the Year. Jaycen also received three nominations for Record of the Year for Juanes’ one-off single, QUERER MEJOR; Rosalía’s hit single, AUTE COUTRE, and Ximena Sariñana’s single, COBARDE.

Jaycen: Best Engineered Album for EL MAL QUERER and MONTANER. He mixed Best Contemporary Pop Vocal Album nominees MONTAINER, EL MAL QUERER, and FANTASIA; and Song of the Year nominee, Sebastián Yatra’s single, UN AÑO.


About The Latin Academy

The Latin Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences, Inc. is a unique, multinational membership-based association composed of music industry professionals, musicians, producers, engineers and other creative and technical recording professionals who are dedicated to improving the quality of life and the cultural condition for Latin music and its makers both inside and outside the United States. Established in 1997, The Latin Recording Academy is the first international venture launched by the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences, Inc., representing a vibrant and passionate creative community.


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