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*Natalie Cole is celebrating after her first Spanish-language album scored her two top nominations for the 2013 Latin Grammy Awards.

The singer released “Natalie Cole En Espanol” in the summer, despite not being able to speak a word of the language.

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The album shot to the top of Billboard’s Top Latin Albums chart in July, and now it has been nominated for Album of the Year at the Latin Grammys, while “Bachata Rosa,” her duet with Juan Luis Guerra, will compete for Record of the Year.

Below, Natalie explains how this album came about.