The top five nominees for Video of the Year at the 40th annualTejano Music Awardswere announced on Wednesday (Dec. 16).
Shelly Laresadded to her five nominationsfor this year’s TMAs. “Little Miss Dynamite” continues to lead all nominees with six as her duet withAnjelique, “Yo Te Extrañare,” was nominated for Video of the Year. The emotional song also received a nomination for
Monica Saldivaradded her third nomination for 2020 as the video for “Me & My Girlfriend,” the collaboration with Austin-based high energy cumbia groupCinco Doce, was a nominee for top video. Saldivar is also nominated for Best New Female Artist and Best New Group with her band.
Other nominees for Video of the Year include “Amor, Amor” fromSeliafeaturingDJ Kane, “El Primer Tonto” fromStevie D, and “La Vida Es Justa, the collaboration from Los Chamacos and Juan Carlos Villegas from Grupo Negami.
Winners will be announced during the 40th annual Tejano Music Awards on Saturday, December 19, 2019, during a virtual live-streamed event atTejanoMusicAwards.com, along with Fierro HD and Radio.com featuring new performances and classic performances over the past 39 years.
Watch the top five nominees for Video of the Year below:
DJ Kane and Selia of Luis Xavier Y Diamante teamed for the romantic cumbia “Amor, Amor.” The black and white visual was directed by J. Hernz.
The visual for “El Primer Tono,” produced byThe Element, features Stevie D trying to win the affection of a woman, as he secretly becomes her waiter in order to meet the beauty and invite her to a party later that night. The video features a cameo from 13-time Grammy winner Gilbert Velasquez, who produced the song.
Los Chamacos partnered with Juan Carlos Villegas of Negami for the Conjunto ranchera “La Vida es Justa.” The video was produced and directed byRay Bueno.
Cinco Doce returned “Me & My Girlfriend” featuring Monica Saldivar, a bilingual cumbia remake of two hip hop songs, “Me and My Girlfriend,” the 1996 hit song fromTupac, and “Bonnie & Clyde 03” fromJay-ZfeaturingBeyonce, released in 2002. The visual was filmed and edited by Ryan Bazan and produced by Jay Moya of Cinco Doce.
“Yo Te Extrañare” is the duet from Anjelique and Shelly Lares. The emotional collaboration meant so much to the duo sharing a special bond as both singers had recently lost their fathers, who were instrumental in each of their careers. The video was directed by Ryan Bazan.
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