Latin Artist of the Year
Hot Latin Song of the Year , Duo or Group
Top Latin Album/Artist of the Year, Duo or Group
Latin Pop Airplay Artist of the Year, Duo or Group
Tropical Airplay Song of the Year
Tropical Airplay Artist of the Year
Tropical Albums Artist of the Year, Duo or Group
Songwriter of the Year, Anthony ‘Romeo” Santos
Even though “Generation Next” was a good album, it didn’t get much attention outside of their New York/Domincan fanbase. In 2002 they surprised everyone when their album “We Broke The Rules” was released and it’s break out single “Obsesion” immediately became a smash hit. Anthony Santos quickly became one of the first Hispanic composers to earn an ASCAP award in the American market. In the next few years Aventura continued growing with their next albums and mobbed concert tours. They went as far as having their 2007 album K.O.B. nominated for a Latin Grammy as the “Best Contemporary Tropical Album”.
Aventura encountered so much resistance from the New York’s bachata loving audiences as they felt that their favorite Bachata music should not be mixed with sounds of more modern music such as Hip Hop and R&B. But they stood their ground and continued to make the music that inspired their soul and today they have achieved great success, millions of fans, and large international following.
So tune in to Telemundo on April 28th and let’s watch together as this talented band takes home several if not all the awards they were nominated for!
I leave you with one of my favorite songs from Aventura "Un Beso" (A Kiss)...enjoy!
Peace & Love ;-) Candela