Remezcla gives you a breakdown of the who’s who at the 11th Annual Latin Grammys. Each week we’ll bring you a new category and some interviews with the nominees themselves. Check out the contenders below, some stats and singles, and let us know who you’ll be rooting for. Follow your favorites on their road to the Grammys and watch it all culminate as it airs on November 11th, 8pm/7c on Univision.
This week: Best Rock Song. And the nominees are…
Songwriters: Gustavo Cerati.
Grammy History: Previously won in 2006 (Best Rock Album & Best Rock Song).
Por El Web: http://www.cerati.com/
Por Twitter: @cerati
Songwriters: Sebastián Franco, Jesús Herrera, Amauri Sepúlveda, Diego Suárez and Marcos Zavala.
Grammy History: Previously nominated in 2007 for their self-titled album; Best Rock Album.
Notas: Since forming in Mexico City in 2003, these alternative rockers have gone on to perform with Molotov, Franz Ferdinand, and The Killers. “Carcél” is off their album ORO, which was produced by Molotov’s Tito F and has earned them a Best Alternative Album nomination.
Por El Web: http://www.bengala.com.mx/
Por Twitter: @Bengala
Songwriters: Andrés Calamaro.
Grammy History: Previously won in 2008 (Best Rock Album).
Notas: Since breaking off from Latin rock band Los Abuelos de la Nada in 1985, Calamaro has released a solo record almost every year. Additionally, he released seven albums with Los Rodriguez from 1991 to 2001. He has sold over 1.3 million albums.
Por El Web: http://www.calamaro.com
Grammy History: Previously nominated for “Completamente” in 2006 (Best Rock Song).
Notas: Wilco drummer Ken Croomer produced Chetes’ first solo album, which went on to a Gold certification in Mexico. Since then, he has released the follow up Efecto Domino and most recently the nominated Hipnosis and has collaborated with Meme del Real from Café Tacuba, Amaral, Hello Seahorse!, and Zoé.
Por El Web: http://chetes.net/
Por Twitter: @chetesgarza
BANDA DE TURISTAS
Songwriters: Bruno Albano Naughton, Luis G. Balcarce, Guido Colzani, Daniel Melero, Tomas Putruele, Diego “Uma” Rodriguez, Tuta Torres and Patricio Troncoso.
Grammy History: First nomination.
Notas: “Lo Comandas” is off the band’s U.S. debut, Magical Radiophonic Heart, which compiled tracks from their previous two albums.
Por El Web: http://www.bandadeturistas.com.ar/
Por Twitter: @bandadeturistas