Proyecto Uno

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Proyecto Uno
Proyecto Uno 111
Background information
Origin New York, New York
Genres Merengue
Rap Techno
dancehall reggae
Hip Hop
Years active 1989–present

Proyecto Uno (English: Project One) is a Dominican-American latin house group which helped popularize a style of music which blends merengue with rap, techno, dancehall reggae and hip-hop music.[1] The band was founded in New York City's East Side in 1989 by Nelson Zapata and managed by Porfirio "Popi" Piña.[2] Originally formed as traditional merengue band, Proyecto Uno received recognition in the 1990s after incorporating modern Afro-American and North American music.[3] The group won Billboard Latin Music Awards, Premios Lo Nuestro, and an Emmy award.[4] The current members are Nelson Zapata, Josue Cedeño, Kid G, and Paolo tondo.[5]

Recognitions[edit]

  • 1993 and 1995: Premios Ronda and Premios Orquidea (Venezuela)
  • 1993 and 1996: New York ACE Awards
  • 1994: Premios Lo Nuestro, Musica Rap 1994
  • 1994, 1995 and 1997: New York Premios Estrella
  • 1996 and 1997: New York Premios Too Much
  • 1996: Song of the Colombian World Cup Team Esta Pegao
  • 1997: Billboard Latin Music Awards, Rap Album Of the Year, In Da’ House 1997[6]
  • 1998: Billboard Latin Music Awards, Latin Dance Single of the Year, Mueve La Cadera (Move your Body) with Reel 2 Reel
  • 1998: Nominated: Premios Lo Nuestro, Grupo Del Año-Tropical
  • 1999: Nominated to Billboard Latin Music Awards, Latin Dance Club Play Track of the Year, No Nos Tenemos (NNT)
  • 1999: Emmy Awards, Outstanding Original Music Composition[7]
  • 2000: Nominated Colombian Song of the Year 25 horas
  • 2003: Premios Lo Nuestro, Album of the Year, Urbana

Discography[edit]

  • 1990 Todo el Mundo!
  • 1993 Está Pega'o
  • 1993 In Da House
  • 1995 10 Super Éxitos
  • 1996 New Era
  • 1996 Mega Mix Hits
  • 1997 Éxitos de Proyecto Uno
  • 1997 ¡Más Que Éxitos!
  • 1998 The Remixes
  • 1999 4
  • 2002 20 Éxitos
  • 2002 Todo Éxitos
  • 2003 Pura Gozadera
  • 2005 Éxitos de Proyecto Uno
  • 2006 Evolution
  • 2013 Original

Singles[edit]

  • "El Tiburón" (The Shark) (1995)
  • "Pumpin'"
  • "Brinca" {Jump}
  • "25 horas" (25 hours)
  • "Holla"
  • "Another Night"
  • "Está pegao" {it got hook}
  • "Déjame tener algo contigo" {Let Me Have Something With You}
  • "Latinos"
  • "Mueve la cadera" (Move your hip)
  • "El Party" [8]
  • "Enamora'o" [9] (In Love)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hernandez, Deborah Pacini (December 2009). Oye Como Va!: Hybridity and Identity in Latino Popular Music. Temple University Press. p. 102. ISBN 978-1-4399-0090-1. 
  2. ^ http://www.popimusic.8k.com/aboutus.html
  3. ^ Sellers, Julie A. (October 2004). Merengue and Dominican identity: music as national unifier. McFarland. pp. 175–184. ISBN 978-0-7864-1815-2. 
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-09-16. Retrieved 2011-05-20. 
  5. ^ http://noticias.terra.es/fotos/actualidad/fichafoto.aspx?itemurl=/2011/gente-y-cultura/1112/fotos-media/eeuu-musica-artistas-hispanos-de-primer-nivel-participan-en-el-rola-music-fest-de-miami-00
  6. ^ Lannert, John (May 3, 1997). "The Winners Are... Billboard Latin Music Awardees Represent the Best of the Industry". Billboard: LMQ-12. 
  7. ^ https://books.google.com/books?id=rg4EAAAAMBAJ&pg=RA1-PA52&dq=proyecto+uno+billboard&hl=en&ei=c9_VTZHZPI2ztwfKpJWqBw&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CDAQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=proyecto%20uno%20billboard&f=false
  8. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/el-party-radio-edit/id513308859?i=513308867&ign-mpt=uo%3D4
  9. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/el-party-ep/id478246696