Sebastian Krys

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Sebastian Krys
Also known asSebas Krys
Born (1970-11-11) November 11, 1970 (age 52)
OriginBuenos Aires, Argentina
GenresLatin pop
Occupation(s)Record producer, audio engineer
Instrument(s)Keyboards, Organ, Guitar
Years active1992–present

Sebastian Krys (born November 11, 1970) is an Argentine-born American audio engineer, record producer and radio personality. A six-time Grammy and 13-time Latin Grammy winner, Krys has worked with many Spanish language pop and rock artists such as Percance, Sergio Dalma, Eros Ramazzotti, Sandy & Junior, Gloria Estefan, Carlos Vives, Shakira, Alejandro Sanz, Luis Fonsi, Vega, Kinky, Los Rabanes, Obie Bermúdez, Ricky Martin,[1] Marc Anthony, Lori Meyers, Fangoria, La Santa Cecilia and Will Smith.

Personal[edit]

Sebastian Krys (pronounced "Chris") was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina and arrived in the United States of America in 1980 at the age of nine as an undocumented immigrant. Krys became a U.S. citizen in 2012. He Lives with his wife Pamela Krys, and sons Nick and Gabe Krys.[2][3]

Career[edit]

Krys started in 1992 as a recording intern at the legendary Emilio Estefan's Crescent Moon Studio in Miami, where he worked until the early 2000s. There he worked with major Latin artists such as Roberto Blades, Celia Cruz, Enrique Iglesias, David Bisbal, Ricky Martin, Arturo Sandoval, Jon Secada and, of course, Gloria Estefan.

In 2010, after moving to Los Angeles, Sebastian launched an independent music company called Rebeleon Entertainment.[4][5]

Selected discography[edit]

Awards and nominations[edit]

As a producer and mixer he won seven American Grammys[8] and ten Latin Grammys.[9] He's currently in the fourth spot as the Most Latin Grammys won by a Producer third as Most Latin Grammys won by an Engineer or Mixer, and sixth as Most Latin Grammys won in a lifetime. In 2007 Sebastian Krys was awarded the Producer of the Year.[10] at the 8th Latin Grammy Awards In 2009 he was inducted to the Full Sail University Hall of Fame.[11]

Grammy Awards[edit]

Year Category Nominated work Artist Result Ref.
2001 Best Latin Pop Album MTV Unplugged (as producer) Shakira Won [12]
Best Traditional Tropical Latin Album Alma Caribeña (as producer) Gloria Estefan Won
2002 Déjame Entrar (as producer) Carlos Vives Won
2005 Best Latin Pop Album El Rock de Mi Pueblo (as producer) Nominated
Amar Sin Mentiras (as producer) Marc Anthony Won
2014 Best Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Album Treinta Días (as producer) La Santa Cecilia Won
2016 Best Latin Pop Album Sirope (as producer) Alejandro Sanz Nominated
2020 Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album Look Now (as producer) Elvis Costello and The Imposters Won

Latin Grammy Awards[edit]

Year Category Nominated work Artist Result Ref.
2000 Album of the Year El Amor de Mi Tierra (as engineer) Carlos Vives Nominated
Best Traditional Tropical Album Nominated
Record of the Year "Fruta Fresca" (as engineer) Nominated
2001 Best Engineered Album Arrasando (as engineer) Thalía Won
2002 Album of the Year Déjame Entrar (as producer) Carlos Vives Nominated
Best Contemporary Tropical Album Won
Record of the Year "Déjame Entrar" (as engineer) Nominated
Producer of the Year Sebastian Krys Nominated
2003 Best Engineered Album Money Pa' Que (as engineer) Los Rabanes Won
2004 Producer of the Year Sebastian Krys Nominated
2005 Album of the Year Todo el Año (as producer) Obie Bermúdez Nominated
Best Male Pop Vocal Album Won
Best Singer-Songwriter Album Resucitar (as producer) Gian Marco Won
Best Contemporary Tropical Album El Rock de Mi Pueblo (as producer) Carlos Vives Won
Producer of the Year Sebastian Krys Nominated
2007 Won
Best Rock Album by a Duo or Group with Vocal Kamikaze (as producer) Los Rabanes Won
2009 Record of the Year "Aquí Estoy Yo" (as producer) Luis Fonsi featuring David Bisbal, Noel Schajris and Aleks Syntek Nominated [13]
Best Alternative Music Album Barracuda (as engineer) Kinky Nominated
2010 Best Engineered Album Distinto (as engineer) Diego Torres Won [14]
2011 Album of the Year En Primera Fila (as engineer) Franco De Vita Nominated
Record of the Year "Tan Sólo Tú" (as engineer) Franco De Vita featuring Alejandra Guzmán Nominated
"Gritar" (as engineer) Luis Fonsi Nominated
2012 "No Me Compares" (as mixer) Alejandro Sanz Nominated
Best Pop/Rock Album La Cuenta Atrás (as engineer) Vega Nominated
2013 Album of the Year La Música No Se Toca (as mixer) Alejandro Sanz Nominated
Best Contemporary Pop Vocal Album Won
Record of the Year "Mi Marciana" (as mixer) Nominated
2014 Best Pop/Rock Album Wolverines (as engineer) Vega Nominated
2015 Album of the Year Sirope (as producer) Alejandro Sanz Nominated [15]
Best Contemporary Pop Vocal Album Won
Record of the Year "Un Zombie a la Intemperie" (as mixer) Nominated
Producer of the Year Sebastian Krys Won
2016 Best Pop/Rock Album Buenaventura (as engineer) La Santa Cecilia Nominated [16]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "List of Tsunami Entertainment Producers". Retrieved 28 Feb 2011.
  2. ^ Krys, Sebastian. "Immigration Stories". The White House. Retrieved June 11, 2013.
  3. ^ Fratantori, Fernando (April 10, 2021). "Krys: el productor argentino que servía café y ya ganó 17 Grammy". La Nación. Retrieved August 5, 2021.
  4. ^ https://twitter.com/rebeleonent Rebeleon Twitter
  5. ^ San Román, Gabriel (December 9, 2010). "REBELEON ENTERTAINMENT'S SEBASTIAN KRYS GIVES HIS FIRST INTERVIEW". OCWeekly. Retrieved August 5, 2021.
  6. ^ Curiel, Fernando. "El vigor y perspectiva de un importante productor musical". Músico Pro. Retrieved August 5, 2021.
  7. ^ "Sebastián Krys". Discogs. Retrieved August 5, 2021.
  8. ^ "Grammys awards search for Krys". 2011. Retrieved 18 November 2012.
  9. ^ "Latin Grammys awards search for Krys". 2011. Retrieved 18 November 2012.
  10. ^ The Grammy Foundation (9 November 2007). "The 8th Latin GRAMMYs Sizzle". Retrieved 28 February 2011.
  11. ^ Full Sail University (2009). "Full Sail University Hall of Fame". Retrieved 28 February 2011.
  12. ^ "Sebastián Krys". Grammys. Retrieved 5 August 2021.
  13. ^ "Conoce a los nominados a los Grammy Latinos". Terra Networks (in Spanish). Telefónica. September 19, 2009. Retrieved August 5, 2021.
  14. ^ "Latin Grammy nominees announced: Alejandro Sanz and Camila among top contenders". Los Angeles Times. September 8, 2010. Retrieved January 28, 2011.
  15. ^ "La lista completa de nominados a los Latin Grammy 2015" (in Spanish). infobae. September 23, 2015. Retrieved October 2, 2015.
  16. ^ Cobo, Leila (September 21, 2016). "Latin Grammys 2016 Nominations: See the Full List". Billboard. Retrieved September 21, 2016.