'Bello Embustero (Beautiful Liar),' From Beyonce's Oye! Award-Winning 'B'DAY Deluxe Edition,' Grabs Latin Grammy Nomination for Record of the Year

Sony Music Entertainment - 08/30/2007

Beyonce's "Bello Embustero (Beautiful Liar)," her duet with Shakira from "B'DAY Deluxe Edition," picked up a Latin Grammy Record Of The Year nomination, announced Wednesday, August 29, at a press conference attended by national and international media in Miami. The 8th Annual Latin Grammy Awards -- scheduled for Thursday, November 8 at Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas -- will be broadcast live on the Univision Network from 8 - 11 p.m. ET/PT (check your local listings).

Beyonce's Latin Grammy Record Of The Year nomination closely follows the announcement that the international superstar's "B'DAY Deluxe Edition" had taken home Mexico's coveted Oye! Award as "Best International Album of the Year." The Oye! Awards ceremony was aired on Televisa, the #1 television channel in Mexico.

News of Beyonce's Latin Grammy nomination and Best Album honors happily coincides with this week's release of "Irreemplazable," her new eight track Spanish language EP featuring select songs from "B'DAY." "Irreemplazable" -- a compilation of original material and tracks from "B'DAY" and "Dreamgirls" including the Spanish chart-topping "Amor Gitano" -- is available now.

The original version of Beyonce's "B'DAY" won this year's Grammy for Best Contemporary R&B Album, bringing Beyonce's lifetime Grammy total up to 10 (seven as a solo artist and three won with Destiny's Child).

Beyonce's Oye! winning "B'DAY Deluxe Edition" premieres, in addition to the original 12 tracks from "B'DAY," five brand-new songs in English, the expanded album's first single, the Latin Grammy nominated "Beautiful Liar," a superstar duet between Beyonce and Shakira, and six new Spanish language tracks including "Amor Gitano," Beyonce's sensuous flamenco-pop duet with Latin Grammy-winning superstar Alejandro Fernandez. Co-written by Beyonce with Grammy-winning songwriters/recording artists Reyli Barba and Jaime Flores and produced by Grammy-winning producer Rudy Perez, "Amor Gitano" can be heard as the theme music for "Zorro: La Espada y La Rosa (The Sword and the Rose)," a telenovela (serialized television soap opera) on Telemundo (check your local listings).

The award-winning album also includes Spanish language versions of "Listen (Oye)" and "Irreplaceable (Irreemplazable)" and three new mixes of "Beautiful Liar."

"B'DAY," Beyonce's second solo album, closed out 2006 as one of the year's most successful albums. A bona fide international success, "B'DAY" has achieved platinum plus status in the United States (3x platinum), the United Kingdom (2x platinum), Australia (platinum), Canada (platinum), Japan (platinum) New Zealand (platinum), and reached #1 on the United World Chart (2x platinum).

Released around the world on September 4, 2006 (September 5 in the U.S.) to coincide with the artist's 25th birthday, Beyonce's "B'DAY" entered the Billboard Top 200 at #1, with first week's sales of more than 541,000 pieces, achieving the year's highest first week's sales of any female recording act, group or solo, and the fifth highest chart debut of the year of any artist, male or female. (The pop superstar's first solo album, 2003's Grammy-winning Dangerously In Love, also debuted in the #1 slot.)

"B'DAY" peaked at #1 on Billboard's Top 200, Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and U.S. Internet album charts and remains a constant in the upper reaches of the Top 200.

"Deja Vu" (featuring Jay-Z), the first single from B'DAY, reached #1 on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop chart and #1 on the Hot Dance Singles Sales chart while its follow-up, "Ring The Alarm," hit #1 on the Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart and #3 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop chart. The album's single, "Irreplaceable," reached #1 on Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart (10 weeks in a row) and #1 on the R&B Singles chart (9 weeks in a row).

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