Posted by Elena del Valle on December 15, 2005
Colombian rock icon Andrea Echeverri was nominated for a Grammy Award in the Best Latin Pop Album category. The Awards will air on CBS on February 8, 2006. Andrea Echeverri’s self-titled solo debut recently received a Latin Grammy nomination and 4 MTVLA nominations. She was also nominated for two Premio Lo Nuestro Awards for the same album "Andrea Echeverri" (Nacional Records). One of the highest-rated annual television special among Hispanics in the U.S the Premio Lo Nuestro Awards are scheduled to air February 23, 2006. Echeverri was nominated for Premio Lo Nuestro “Rock Album of the Year” and “Song of the Year (for the single “A eme O”).
Her debut solo album “Andrea Echeverri” was released by Nacional Records, the new ADA/Warner Music Group-distributed label. The announcement marks Nacional’s first Grammy nomination, a coup for the label, as Andrea Echeverri is also the label’s first album release.
Best known as the frontwoman for acclaimed Colombian Latin alternative band Aterciopelados, Andrea Echeverri has captivated audiences with her "potently melodic brand of feminism." After the success of "Gozo Poderoso," which landed Aterciopelados on the Top 10 of the Billboard Top Latin Albums Sales chart as well as a coveted appearance on the "Tonight Show with Jay Leno," Echeverri took time off for the birth of her first child Milagros, who has become an inspiration. The result is the self-titled album “Andrea Echeverri,” Andrea’s first solo release. The disc, produced by Hector Buitrago from Aterciopelados and mixed by Thom Russo (Juanes, Kinky, Johnny Cash), also features a remix from Richard Blair (Sidestepper). Andrea Echeverri and Aterciopelados fans can look forward to a special iTunes-only release of an acoustic live session recently recorded in the iTunes studio available beginning on Dec. 20, 2005.