Alejandro Wins Grammys

And mucho mas, on Latino Loop

Published on LatinoLA: September 14, 2004

Alejandro Wins Grammys

Congrats to all the winners and nominees of the Latin GRAMMY awards! Alejandro Sanz was a big winner, taking home numerous awards for "No Es Lo Mismo", including Record, Album & Song of the Year, as well as Best Male Pop Vocal Album and more. Other notables include Brazilian Maria Rita for Best New Artist & Best MPB Album, Cafe Tacuba for Best Alternative Music Album and Best Rock Song "Eres", Vico C for Best Urban Music Album, Julieta Venegas for Best Rock Solo Vocal Album, La Ley for Best Rock Album, Javier Limon for Producer of the Year, Soraya for Best Singer-Songwriter Album, Sin Bandera for Best Pop Album by a Duo or Group and Robi Draco Rosa for Best Music Video "Mas y Mas". For a complete listing of winners visit www.GRAMMY.com

With online Hispanic consumers purchasing new cars at four times the rate of the general population, AOL Latino has partnered with Autobytel Inc. to launch a new Spanish-language channel called Automoviles. The channel will provide car search and comparison tools, as well as performance and safety info, and the ability to submit an online request to buy from a local Autobytel dealer.

Los Lonely Boys will be in the studio collaborating with Santana on the bands unreleased track "I Don't Want To Lose Your Love", which will be featured next year on Santana's new album.

MTV Latin America announced its nominees for the 3rd annual MTV Video Music Awards Latin America. Julieta Venegas and Cafe Tacuba top the list with 5 noms each, Alejandro Sanz, Diego Torres and Babasonicos receive 4 noms each. Other nominees include Alex Ubago, Bersuit, Capri, Cartel de Santa, La Oreja de Van Gogh, Molotov and Vicentico. The award show will be broadcast live on October 22st at 9:00 pm ET from the Jackie Gleason Theatre in Miami.

Our condolences go out to the friends and family of GRAMMY winning producer, Tom Capone, who passed away last week as a result of a car accident, just hours after the Latin Grammy ceremony in which he was a 5-time nominee.

The Red Zone, playing the best Latin rock, hip-hop, reggae and electronic music now airs every Tuesday night from 10pm - midnight on LA's Indie 103.1FM - touted as "America's coolest commercial station" by Rolling Stone. The Red Zone was the first English-voiced, specialty radio show highlighting Latin Alternative music on an English-language commercial station and features music and live interviews from artists spanning the globe. You can also catch The Red Zone live online at http://www.indie1031.fm. For more info, check out http://www.cookman.com

Jennifer Lopez and hubby Marc Anthony may soon be starring together in a weekly variety TV show for the Fox network, which J-Lo's company has recently signed a deal with.

Did you know that between the years 2000 and 2050, 67 million people of Hispanic origin will have been added to the nations population? This would make the projected Hispanic population of the US 102.6 million as of July 1, 2050. Incredible. Source: US Census Bureau Facts for Features

Big ups to alt rockers Volumen Cero who were one of the first Latin Alternative acts to make MTV's top 40 video chart on Billboard after being spotlighted on MTV's Advance Warning show in August. The video "Autos" is from their new album Estelar, in stores now. The band will be holding record release parties in LA, New York and Miami in the following weeks - for more info, check out http://www.volumencero.com

Oscar De La Hoya is being taken to court over his reality show "The Next Great Champ"...again. The golden boy is being sued by Leigh Ann Burton, an indie film and tv producer who claims De La Hoy, Golden Boy Productions, and its CEO stole her idea for the reality series after she pitched it to them last October. The series airs this week.

Congrats to Gustavo Menendez, who was recently promoted to Regional General Manager, Latin America for Warner/Chappell, where he previously served as Vice President, A&R. Menendez will oversee Latin music operations in North America, Central America and South America, while continuing to develop new talent.

Pick up a copy of the new Latina magazine, and check out the website to find the latest news on Wilmer Valderrama & Lindsey Lohan, enter for a chance to win the same bag as the Latin GRAMMY stars, and take an inside look at Latinas in the Olympics - http://www.Latina.com

Juanes, Paulina Rubio, Aleks Syntek, Ana Torroja, Ivy Queen, Jennifer Pena, A.B. QUintanilla & the Kumbia Kings, Fulanito and Akwid will perform at the Premios Juventud awards, which take place in Miami and will air live September 23rd at 9pm on Univision network.

Jack Daniels and iCaramba.com present the "Jack Daniel's Studio No. 7" Latin rock series. The four month series kicked off last week with a special show by El Gran Silencio at Show Nightclub in New York, and will continue with shows at BB Kings, Vue, SOBs and other great NYC venues from now through November, culminating in a special VIP unplugged performance (invitation only) by Bacilos on November 15th.

bello Magazine will launch nationally September 16th, and will be the first Latino lifestyle publication to sign a distribution venture with the Los Angeles Times, where the lifestyle magazine will be inserted into more than 250,000 LA Times home delivery subscribers.

Be sure to catch Sonidos Volume 5, the second installment in a tv series profiling award winning Latin artists. The special will feature exclusive interviews and footage from cool artists, including Mexican rocker Julieta Venegas, West Coast rappers Cypress Hill, Louis Fonsi, Spanish pop band La Oreja de van Gogh, producer Gustavo Santaolalla, Chilean rock band La Ley, and others. Sonidos Volume 5 airs throughout the US in September, for complete listings visit:
www.SonidosTV.com .

Rosario Dawson and Latino youth advocate Phil Colon have launched Voto Latino, a new non-partisan and non-profit organization dedicated to motivate Latino youth to participate in the nation's political process. The launch campaign will include PSA's featuring Dawson, Fat Joe, Nina Sky, Zoe Saldana, Tego Calderon, John Leguizamo and AB Quintanilla among others. The spots are called "People Make Power and will debut on MTV Networks this fall, with the tagline "It's your country, Represent". http://www.votolatino.org

PBS is celebrating Hispanic Heritage month with programming dedicated to Latinos, including broadcast premieres, encore presentations, animation, drama, history, art and music. The lineup includes the six-part series VISIONES: Latino Arts and Culture, American Experience "Zoot Suit Riots', Beyond the Border, Flamenco: The Passion of Spanish Dance, Independent Lens - 'Foto Novelas: Junkyard Saints and Broken Sky", and many quality offerings.

Latino Loop and Sony Music invite you to enter for a chance to win the latest CD releases from cool artists such as Los Lonely Boys, Robi Draco Rosa, Julio Iglesias, Maria Mena, Rosa Passos, and David Sanchez. To check out music from these artists and to enter, click here: http://www.sonymusic.com/contests/latinoloop/

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9/25 VOLUMEN CERO Record Release Party @ Spaceland
9/25 LA LEY @ Greek Theatre
9/25 LUPILLO RIVERA @ Ontario Convention Center
10/1 JUAN GABRIEL @ Arrowhead Pond
10/2 JUAN GABRIEL @ Staples Center

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