The Latin rock, urban or alternative nominees' styles of music are just a diverse as the category implies. From 'Afro-Colombian,' beats not to be confused with Afro-Cuban, to some very exciting and entertaining 'Reggaeton' singles which is Latin vocals, reggae 'dancehall' music, with hip-hop style lyrics. Then there's a little smooth Latin Jazz with a South American flair, and Latin-rock recordings that take you on a crazy ride, musically speaking.
The album Bailar En La Cueva, by Jorge Drexler, is more of a Latin jazz collection of songs. Drexler has 13 studio albums. Drexler won an Oscar in 2005, for Best Original Song, Motion Picture for "Al Otro Lado Del Río." Which appeared in the film"The Motorcycle Diaries." This is Drexler's first U.S. Grammy nomination, via the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences of the United States. Drexler won two Latin Grammy Awards.
The album Vengo, by Ana Tijoux, is more hip-hop style with Latin vocals. This is Tijoux's ninth album, and she is very popular on the Latino MTV Video Music Awards, at the start of her career she received two nominations for Best New Artist and Best Urban Artist.
The album Multiviral, by the group Calle 13, is their fifth album. Calle 13's musical style is generally Reggaeton, but the title track of the album doe's not reflect the industry standard style dance hall rhythms. Calle 13 won Grammy Awards for Best Latin Urban Album in 2008, and 2010. This group owns the Latin Grammy Awards winning a grand total of 16 awards between 2006 - 2014.
The next album nominee is Behind The Machine (Detrás De La Máquina), by Chocquibtown, an Afro-Colombian band, featuring hip-hop, Reggaeton style music. The group has three studio albums, and Behind The Machine is a re-mix. The group was nominated in the same category in 2011.
The last nominee is Agua Maldita, by Molotov. Select songs on this album are reminiscent of a rock opera of sorts, courtesy of Rush's "Tom Sawyer." This Mexican Alt Rock band, produced nine albums. This is their first Grammy Nomination.