Andrés Torres (producer)

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Andrés Torres
Born
Andrés Torres

1987
Bogotá, Colombia
Alma materPontifical Xavierian University
Musicians Institute
Occupation
Musical career
Instrument(s)
Years active2012–present

Andrés Torres (born 1987) is a Colombian record producer and musician, best known for producing the 2017 song "Despacito" by Puerto Rican singer Luis Fonsi featuring Puerto Rican rapper Daddy Yankee.

Torres made his professional debut in 2012 as an assistant engineer after playing drums in four bands during his teenage years.[1] Shortly after that, he won a scholarship for drummers at the Musicians Institute in Los Angeles and produced his first album thanks to Colombian producer Andrés Saavedra.[1] Through Saavedra, Torres met Argentine producer and engineer Sebastian Krys –recipient of five Grammy Awards– who became his mentor and helped him to work with Spanish singer David Bisbal and Argentine singer Noel Schajris.[1]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Main personnel
Year Title Artist Producer Engineer Songwriter Musician
2014 Verte Nacer[2] Noel Schajris Co-producer No No No
Tú y Yo[3] David Bisbal No Yes No Drums
Al Son De Mi Corazón[4] Gusi No Yes No Drums
2015 Sirope Alejandro Sanz No Yes No Drums
Welcome to Babylon[5] Disciples of Babylon Yes No No Drums
2016 Buenaventura[6] La Santa Cecilia No Yes Yes Drums
2017 Extended Play Yatra[2] Sebastián Yatra Yes No Yes No
The Rise and Fall of Babylon[7] Disciples of Babylon Yes No No No
2018 Rosa[2] Cami No No No Drums
Quiero Volver[8] Tini Yes Yes Yes Guitar
Ukulele
Balas Perdidas[2] Morat Yes Yes Yes Drums
Guitar
Keyboard
2019 Vida[9] Luis Fonsi Yes Yes Yes Guitar
Fantasía[10] Sebastián Yatra Yes Yes Yes Drums
Guitar
Keyboard
2020 Tini Tini Tini[2] Tini Yes Yes Yes Guitar
Programming
Other
Year Title Artist Producer Engineer Songwriter Musician
2015 Manuel Medrano[2] Manuel Medrano No No No Drums
2016 Inesperado[2] Anahí Yes Yes Yes Drums
Piano
Synthesizer
2017 Mantra[2] Sebastián Yatra Yes No Yes No
2018 Agustín[2] Fonseca Yes Yes Yes Guitar
Ukulele
Keyboard
2019 ¿Dónde Bailarán Las Niñas?[11] Ximena Sariñana Yes Yes Yes Guitar

Singles[edit]

Year Title Artists Producer Engineer Songwriter Musician
2015 "Un Zombie a la Intemperie" Alejandro Sanz No Yes No Drums
2017 "Despacito" Luis Fonsi featuring Daddy Yankee Yes Yes No Guitar
"Robarte Un Beso" Carlos Vives and Sebastián Yatra Yes Yes Yes Guitar
Ukulele
"Échame La Culpa" Luis Fonsi and Demi Lovato Yes Yes Yes Guitar
2018 "Calypso" Luis Fonsi and Stefflon Don Yes Yes Yes Guitar
"Imposible" Luis Fonsi and Ozuna Yes Yes Yes Guitar
2019 "Runaway" Sebastián Yatra, Daddy Yankee and Natti Natasha featuring Jonas Brothers Yes Un­known Yes No
2020 "Siempre He Estado Aquí" RBD Yes No Yes No
2021 "Canción Bonita" Carlos Vives and Ricky Martin Yes Yes Yes Guitar
Keyboards

Awards and nominations[edit]

Latin Grammy Awards
Year Nominated work Category Result Ref.
2015 Sirope (by Alejandro Sanz) Best Contemporary Pop Vocal Album Won [12]
2017 "Despacito" (by Luis Fonsi featuring Daddy Yankee) Record of the Year Won [12]
2018 Andrés Torres & Mauricio Rengifo Producer of the Year Nominated [13]
"Robarte Un Beso" (by Carlos Vives featuring Sebastián Yatra) Song of the Year Nominated
"Cásate Conmigo" (by Silvestre Dangond featuring Nicky Jam) Best Tropical Song Nominated
"Simples Corazones" (by Fonseca) Nominated
2019 Andrés Torres & Mauricio Rengifo Producer of the Year Nominated [14]
Vida (by Luis Fonsi) Album of the Year Nominated
Fantasía (by Sebastián Yatra) Nominated
"La Plata" (by Juanes featuring Lalo Ebratt) Record of the Year Nominated
"Cobarde" (by Ximena Sariñana) Nominated
"Un Año" (by Sebastián Yatra featuring Reik) Song of the Year Nominated
2021 "Canción Bonita" (by Carlos Vives and Ricky Martin) Song of the Year Pending [15]
Best Pop Song Pending

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Historias de músicos: Andrés Torres, un baterista colombiano tronando en LA" (in Spanish). Shock.co. April 15, 2015. Retrieved October 24, 2019.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Credits for Andrés Torres". Tidal. Retrieved October 31, 2019.
  3. ^ "David Bisbal – Tú y Yo (2014, CD)". Discogs. Retrieved November 1, 2019.
  4. ^ "Gusi – Al Son De Mi Corazón (2014, CD)". Discogs. Retrieved November 1, 2019.
  5. ^ "Disciples of Babylon – Biography". DisciplesOfBabylon.com. Retrieved November 1, 2019.
  6. ^ "La Santa Cecilia – Buenaventura (2016, CD)". Discogs. Retrieved November 1, 2019.
  7. ^ "Disciples of Babylon Unveil Release Date, Artwork & tracklist for 'The Rise and Fall of Babylon' Album". DisciplesOfBabylon.com. Retrieved November 1, 2019.
  8. ^ "Tini – Quiero Volver (2018, CD)". Discogs. Retrieved October 30, 2019.
  9. ^ "Vida – Luis Fonsi – Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved October 24, 2019.
  10. ^ "Andrés Torres – Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved October 24, 2019.
  11. ^ "¿Dónde Bailarán las Niñas? – Ximena Sariñana – Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved October 24, 2019.
  12. ^ a b "Past Winners Search: Andrés Torres". The Latin Recording Academy. Retrieved October 24, 2019.
  13. ^ "The Latin Academy Of Recording Arts & Sciences, Inc. – 19th Latin Grammy Awards" (PDF). The Latin Recording Academy. September 20, 2018. Retrieved October 31, 2019.
  14. ^ "The Latin Academy Of Recording Arts & Sciences, Inc. – Final Nominations – 20th Latin Geammy Awards" (PDF). The Latin Recording Academy. September 24, 2019. Retrieved October 24, 2019.
  15. ^ "Los 2021 Latin Grammys Nominees Announced: See The Complete List". Grammy Awards. September 28, 2021. Archived from the original on September 28, 2021. Retrieved September 28, 2021.