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Veteran folksinger Luciano Pereyra riding wave with 2nd Latin Grammy nomination

2015 BILLBOARD LATIN MUSIC AWARDS -- Red Carpet -- Pictured: Luciano Pereyra arrives at the 2015 Billboard Latin Music Awards, from Miami, Florida at the BankUnited Center, University of Miami on April 30, 2015 -- (Photo by: John Parra/Telemundo/Photo Bank)  PREMIOS BILLBOARD DE LA M?SICA LATINA 2015 -- Alfombra Roja -- Imagen: Luciano Pereyra en su llegada a los Premios Billboard de la M?sica Latina 2015 desde Miami, Florida en el BankUnited Center de la Universidad de Miami en 30 de abril, 2015 -- (Foto por: John Parra/Telemundo/NBCU Photo Bank).

2015 BILLBOARD LATIN MUSIC AWARDS -- Red Carpet -- Pictured: Luciano Pereyra arrives at the 2015 Billboard Latin Music Awards, from Miami, Florida at the BankUnited Center, University of Miami on April 30, 2015 -- (Photo by: John Parra/Telemundo/Photo Bank) PREMIOS BILLBOARD DE LA M?SICA LATINA 2015 -- Alfombra Roja -- Imagen: Luciano Pereyra en su llegada a los Premios Billboard de la M?sica Latina 2015 desde Miami, Florida en el BankUnited Center de la Universidad de Miami en 30 de abril, 2015 -- (Foto por: John Parra/Telemundo/NBCU Photo Bank).  (2015 NBCUniversal Media, LLC.)

Luciano Pereyra is riding the high wave of his illustrious career.

The Argentinian singer – known for his fusion of folkloric sounds with sambas, waltzes, boleros and more – released his first album more than two decades ago and has gone on to collaborate with some the greatest Latin musicians of the era, including the late Juan Gabriel.

He is now nominated for the Latin Grammy Award for best contemporary pop vocal album – the second nomination to his name after "Con Alma de Pueblo" ("With the Soul of the People") received a 2012 nod as best folk album.

“I am very happy to have received such a nice recognition from the Latin Grammy,” Pereyra told Fox News Latino recently. “I am really enjoying it and look forward to getting together with so many of my colleagues.”

His nominated album, “#TuMano” (“#YourHand”), is the culmination of many years of work, learning and listening that has kept his sound fresh.

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“We must change, like we change our skin,” Pereyra said. “We all grow, we all change but without changing our essence.”

He went on, “It’s always good to experience other genres and other rhythms in addition to what you are already used to, because boxing yourself into one genre would be like giving an artist one color to do a painting. It would be very boring.”

Pereyra will be at the 17th Annual Latin Grammy Awards in Las Vegas Thursday night. The show will be aired on Univision.

Lucia I. Suarez Sang is a Reporter for FoxNews.com.

Follow her on Twitter @luciasuarezsang