By Quibian Salazar-Moreno

      Earlier this year Beyonce re-released her album “B-Day” as a deluxe edition that featured Spanish remixes of her hits as well as a couple of new songs that included the smash “Beautiful Liar,” with Shakira. It was an obvious ploy to get the Latino folks to check her out, and it seems to have worked.

      Beyonce was recently awarded the International Album of the Year by Mexico’s Oye! Awards; which is the equivalent of the U.S.’s Grammys. Speaking of the Grammy’s Beyonce was also nominated for “Record of the Year” by the Latin Grammy’s for her song “Beautiful Liar,” with Shakira. She’s going up against Latin stars Paulina Rubio, Juan Luis Guerra, and Ricky Martin.

      The 8th Annual Latin Grammy Awards will go down on Novemeber 8 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas