Itâ€™s only February and Nacional Records is already having an amazing year! Weâ€™ve got lots of exciting news to share this week, including a Billboard Latin Music Award nomination for us as a label, newÂ albums from Kinky and Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra this week, a stunning performance from Ana Tjioux at the Grammy Premiere Ceremony and Tijouxâ€™s â€˜Vengoâ€™ as iTunes’ Single of the Week and ifÂ that was not enough, we also have the video premiere for Elastic Bondâ€™s â€˜Nada Masâ€™ in People en EspaÃ±ol.
Nacional Records is nominated for a Billboard Latin Music Award for the Latin Rhythm Albums Label of the Year. Â With this nomination, we once again prove that we can jump around from genre to genreÂ in this ever changing and defining Latin music space! The Billboard Latin Music Awards honor the most popular albums, songs, and performers in Latin music and winners will be announced at aÂ ceremony in Miami on April 30th.
Kinkyâ€™s MTV Unplugged album debuted #1 on iTunes this week and the albumâ€™s first single, â€œA Donde Van los Muertos?â€ featuring Carla MorrisonÂ http://youtu.be/kinky
Fresh off a dynamic performance at the Grammy Awards Premiere Ceremony (Pre-Telecast) where she wowed the audience at the Nokia Theatre and millions more across the world watching online,Â Ana Tijouxâ€™s title track from her Grammy nominated album â€˜Vengoâ€™ is iTunesâ€™ Free Single of the Week. Â Buzz continues to grow around â€˜Vengoâ€™ which has been praised as a ‘Best of 2014’ by RollingÂ Stone, the Los Angeles Times, NPR Music, and many more. Ana Tijouxâ€™s coast to coast U.S. tour begins in April. Download the single here: https://itunes.apple.com/vengo
Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra is celebrating their 25th anniversary with the U.S. release of their new album, â€˜Ska Me Foreverâ€™ which boasts their unique blend of rock, jazz, ska and punk. ‘Ska MeÂ Foreverâ€™ marks a significant milestone for the ever-evolving band who have brought their dynamic live show to audiences worldwide, including performances at Coachella, Vive Latino, the SupersonicoÂ Festival, and Warped Tour. Â The limited-edition vinyl sold out within a day of its release but fret not, it is now available here:Â http://amazon.com/Tokyo-
Just in time for Valentineâ€™s Day, Elastic Bondâ€™s new video for â€˜Nada Masâ€™ premiered today via People en EspaÃ±ol. â€˜Nada Masâ€™ is off Elastic Bondâ€™s debut album â€˜Realâ€™ and features their signature blend ofÂ bossa nova, jazz, funk, and a little electronica while the futuristic video tells the story of two adorable robots who fall in love. We fell in love with this band when we first put this album out and will keep onÂ working it till there is something new! Watch the video here:http://peopleenespanol.com/
Donâ€™t forget to mark your calendars! Registration is now open for the Latin Alternative Music Conference (LAMC). The 16th annual LAMC will be held July 7-11 in New York City. Among the eventsÂ planned for LAMC 2015 are free concerts across New York as well industry panels, Q&A with special guests, great stands and much more. More information is available atÂ www.LatinAlternative.com.
Named one of the top indie labels in the U.S. by many, Â Nacional Records is home to rock, hip-hop and electronic music from across the Americas and around the block. Â We are here for you.Â Representando.