Ulises Hadjis

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Ulises Hadjis
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Background information
OriginMaracaibo, Zulia, Venezuela
GenresPop, Latin Rock
InstrumentsVocals, Guitar, Drums, Harmonica
Years active2008–present
LabelsSHOCK Music

Ulises Hadjis is a Venezuelan singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist nominated to the Latin Grammy Awards of 2012 in the Best New Artist, Best Alternative Album and Best Rock Song categories.[1] Apart from being a musician, he graduated from sociology and most recently received a master's degree in Philosophy which are contributive factors in all of his songs.[2] Hadjis believes that "the subconscious plays a very important role in all artists' creation process".[3] His most recent album, Pavimento, released on May 26, 2015, was produced by the Grammy-winning Andres Levin[4]

Biography[edit]

Ulises Hadjis was born in Maracaibo, Venezuela. During his childhood, he learned to play the drums and guitar. When he was 17 years old, he was one of the founding members of a ska band called Julia, with which he recorded his first LP.[5]

In 2008, Hadjis released his first solo full-length album, titled Presente, praised by many critics, including Rolling Stone Latin America, giving his debut album a 4-star rating.[6]

Hadjis followed his debut album with a second full-length LP titled Cosas Perdidas, released in 2012. The album received three nominations at the Latin Grammy Awards of 2012. With this recognition under his belt, he was invited to various influential festivals in Latin America and Spain.[7]

After three years of touring and moving permanently from Venezuela to Mexico, Hadjis released his third album Pavimento in 2015, produced by Grammy Award winning producer Andres Levin. The album was promoted with a tour with multiple dates across United States, Colombia and Ecuador. The album's first single, "Consecuencias y Reclamos" was named as one of the best songs of 2015 by NPR.[8]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

  • 2015: Pavimento
  • 2012: Cosas Perdidas
  • 2008: Presente

Singles[edit]

  • 2015: "En Algún Momento"
  • 2015: "Consecuencias y Reclamos"
  • 2014: "Si No Te Vas Mañana (Llévatelo Todo)" (feat. Samantha Dagnino)
  • 2014: "Lo Haré" (feat. Denise Gutiérrez of Hello Seahorse!)
  • 2013: "Diciembre"
  • 2013: "Aquella Ciudad" (feat. Juan Manuel Torreblanca of Torreblanca)
  • 2012: "Dónde Va"
  • 2009: "Sin Caer"
  • 2009: "Lunes"

Collaborations[edit]

  • 2012: "Aquella Ciudad" (feat. Juan Manuel Torreblanca of Torreblanca)
  • 2012: "Lo Haré" (feat. Denise Gutiérrez of Hello Seahorse!)
  • 2014: "Si No Te Vas Mañana (Llévatelo Todo)" (feat. Samantha Dagnino)
  • 2015: "Movimiento" (feat. Gepe)
  • 2015: "Consecuencias y Reclamos" (feat. Esteman and Juan Pablo Vega)

Awards and nominations[edit]

Latin Grammy Awards[edit]

Year Nominee / work Award Result
2012 Ulises Hadjis Best New Artist Nominated [9]
Cosas Perdidas Best Alternative Album Nominated
"Dónde Va" Best Rock Song Nominated

Pepsi Music Awards[edit]

Year Nominee / work Award Result
2013 Cosas Perdidas Album of the Year Nominated [10]
Ulises Hadjis Best Singer-Songwriter Nominated
Ulises Hadjis Best Pop Artist Nominated
2015 "Si No Te Vas Mañana (Llévatelo Todo)" Best Original Song for a Movie Nominated [11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ulises Hadjis: Finalmente Venezuela es reconocida". El Universal (in Spanish). October 16, 2012. Retrieved 19 October 2015.
  2. ^ Garcia, Amaya. "Ulises Hadjis - Cosas Perdidas". Sounds And Colours. Retrieved 24 November 2015. Putting his knowledge of sociology, philosophy and psychoanalysis to work, Hadjis has created a set of 15 intertwined tracks that gives us a tour through the complexities and contradictions of being human.
  3. ^ "Ulises Hadjis le apuesta al rock alternativo". Yahoo! Noticias (in Spanish). July 18, 2015. Archived from the original on 25 November 2015. Retrieved 24 November 2015. el subconsciente juega un papel muy importante en todas sus composiciones porque surgen de historias personales.
  4. ^ "'Pavimento', el nuevo álbum de Ulises Hadjis". Terra (in Spanish). May 20, 2015. Retrieved 24 November 2015. 'Pavimento', fue producido el también venezolano Andrés Levin
  5. ^ "Ulises Hadjis Invitado al 212". August 27, 2013. Archived from the original on 26 January 2016. Retrieved 18 January 2016.
  6. ^ "Ulises Hadjis lanzó su nuevo álbum 'Pavimento'". Terra Perú (in Spanish). June 2, 2015. Retrieved 18 January 2016.
  7. ^ "En marzo, vuelve El Vecinal". Rolling Stone Argentina (in Spanish). February 14, 2013. Retrieved 18 January 2016.
  8. ^ "The Complete List: NPR Music's Favorite Songs Of 2015". NPR. December 15, 2015. Retrieved 18 January 2016.
  9. ^ "Juan Luis Guerra leads Latin Grammy nominations with six". latingrammy.com. September 25, 2012. Retrieved 19 October 2015.
  10. ^ "Famasloop y Guaco nominados a Mejor Disco". El Universal (in Spanish). January 23, 2013. Retrieved 19 January 2016.
  11. ^ "Nominados Categorías Específicas" (PDF). Premios Pepsi Music (in Spanish). Archived from the original (PDF) on 26 January 2016. Retrieved 19 January 2016.