On the 19th of November, in Las Vegas, Nevada, the 16th edition of the Latin Grammy Awards will be presented. The landscape of the music industry favors those artists who are self-motivated and willing to think out the box to attract attention from labels. Camila Luna, 21 years of age has broken down the walls of the fort called Music Elite with her voice, a guitar, and an I-phone.
Luna, a Puerto Rican artist based in Miami, Florida spent 2014 working on her album “Flamboyan” writing all the songs on this most personal of projects. At the same time she was a student at the University of Miami, Florida.
Camila surprised the music world by gaining her first ever nomination for this album in the “Best Pop/Rock album of the year” category at this year’s Latin Grammy’s. She will be matched against industry giants like Mana, El Cuarteto de Nos, and Moderatto.
“I’m incredibly emotional about my album being entered in this category,”
“I’m very grateful to the Latin Recording Academy for this nomination. It’s an honor for me to share this with famous artists such as Mana.”
It’s even more amazing that she graduated from the University in May of this year and now four months later will be competing with the best in music through a project produced by Jose Luis Pardo, the former guitarist of Los Amigos Invisibles while utilizing mostly her vocals and trusty guitar.
Camila doesn’t stop there as the video for “Flamboyan” was filmed in areas which represented her childhood in San Juan. This is accomplished by using only her I-phone. Camila Luna shows that at the core she is a true artist with creative abilities that far outstrip any fully financed venture that any label can produce. Her accomplishments are flamboyant indeed.