Proyecto Uno

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Proyecto Uno
Proyecto Uno 111
Background information
OriginNew York City, New York
Genresmerengue
techno
dancehall
reggae
hip hop/rap
Years active1989 - present
MembersNelson Zapata
Kid G
Paolo Tondo

Proyecto Uno (in English: Project One) is a Dominican-American latin house group which helped popularize a style of music which blends merengue with techno, dancehall, reggae and hip-hop/rap 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 Magic Juan joined the group as a lead vocalist and incorporating modern Afro-American and North American music known as "merengue hip hop".[3] The group won Billboard Latin Music Awards, Premios Lo Nuestro, and an Emmy award.[4] The actual members are Nelson Zapata, Kid G, and Paolo Tondo. The manager of the group currently is Rafael Zapata (Don Rafa) [5].

Recognitions[edit]

  • 1993 and 1995: Premios Ronda and Premios Orquídea (Venezuela)
  • 1993 and 1996: New York ACE Awards
  • 1994: Premios Lo Nuestro, Música 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 Está 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 Hips) 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'"
  • "Materialista
  • "Cuarto de hotel"
  • "El grillero"
  • "Te dejaron flat"
  • "Tan interesada"
  • "Todo el mundo" (everybody)
  • "Brinca" {Jump}
  • "Nu nu"
  • "25 horas" (25 hours)
  • "Al otro lado del mar"
  • "Hombre fiel"
  • "Empujando el cielo"
  • "Es tu cumpleaños"
  • "Holla"
  • "Monotonía"
  • "Fiebre"
  • "Another Night"
  • "Déjame probar" (taste your love)
  • "Candela"
  • "Está pegao"
  • "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)
  • "Que siga la fiesta"
  • "Dale pa'l piso"
  • "Beautiful Lady" [10]
  • "Ya llegó el viernes" (y mi cuerpo lo sabe) [11]

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. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-03-24. Retrieved 2011-05-17.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  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.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  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. ^ "Billboard". 1998-04-11.
  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
  10. ^ https://itun.es/us/OJj28
  11. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/ya-lleg%C3%B3-el-viernes-y-mi-cuerpo-lo-sabe-single/id1276772123