via press release:
‘MTV UNPLUGGED’ ALBUMS NOMINATED FOR 5 LATIN GRAMMYS
“MTV Unplugged: Los Tigres del Norte & Friends” album nominated for the top honor of ‘Record of the Year’’, in addition to ‘Best Norteño Album’
“Música de Fondo: MTV Unplugged Zoé” album gets three nods including ‘Best Alternative Album’, ‘Best Rock Song’ and ‘Best Long Form Music Video’
Miami, Fl September 15th 2011 – Tr3s: MTV, Música y Más and MTV Latin America’s MTV Unplugged shows featuring Regional Mexican music icons Los Tigres del Norte & Mexican rock artists Zoé were nominated for five 2011 Latin Grammys. The MTV Unplugged: Los Tigres del Norte & Friends was nominated in two categories – Golpes en el Corazón feat. Paulina Rubio for‘Record of the Year’ and ‘Best Norteño Album’ and Música de Fondo: MTV Unplugged Zoé was nominated for three categories -- ‘Best Alternative Album’, ‘Best Rock Song’ for Labios Rotos & ‘Best Long Form Music Video’. MTV Unplugged:Los Tigres del Norte & Friends was executive produced by Charlie Singer, SVP of Content & Creative for Tr3s: MTV, Música y Más, and the “Música de Fondo: MTV Unplugged Zoé” was executive produced by Fernando Gastón, SVP of Content and Creative for MTV & VH1 Latin America.
“The MTV Unplugged franchise continues to serve as a unique and innovative platform for artists to reinvent their music in an intimate setting that delivers an experience for their fans,” commented Singer. “We are so proud to have had the honor to work withLos Tigres del Norte, who without a doubt helped us take this legendary platform to new heights.”
“It was wonderful to collaborate with Zoé on this MTV Unplugged,” commented Gaston. “We worked very closely with the band to produce an show, so we are thrilled to be recognized with 3Latin Grammy® award nominations for this album.”
Tr3s made history with the debut of the first-ever Regional Mexican MTV Unplugged: Los Tigres del Norte & Friends album, which held the #1 spot on iTunes Mexico, and led all Latin music sales on iTunes in the US. From the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles, the legends of Regional Mexican music took the stage for a larger-than-life performance alongside superstars Juanes, Calle 13’s Residente, Zack de la Rocha (Rage Against the Machine/One Day as a Lion), Paulina Rubio, Diego Torres, and Andres Calamaro.
The Música de Fondo: MTV Unplugged Zoé special premiered in March on MTV Latina America and quickly ranked #1 among females 25-34 years old and #2 among 25-34 year olds in Mexico. Digitally, the show’s premier was the #1 trending-topic in Mexico and #3 around the world, with over 400 tweets per minute. The MTV Unplugged show featured past and newhits including "Labios Rotos", and special guests Enrique Bunbury and Adrián Dárgelos from Babasónicos.This album also topped iTunes charts in several Latin American countries and is currently in the Top 20 in some markets, including Mexico.
About Tr3s: MTV, Música y Más
Tr3s: MTV, Música y Más, owned and operated by MTV Networks Latin America, reaches 6.1 million Hispanic TV households (45% of US Hispanic Total TV HH) and 34 million total TV households. The network’s programming embraces the trilogy of cultures that represents Latino life – Latin American plus American equals US Latino - through original productions, key acquisitions, and content from MTV Networks’ portfolio of entertainment brands. Tr3s embraces the key lifestyle aspects of Latino identity -- milestones, making it and music -- as well as social responsibility through its initiative “Agentes de Cambio”, which tackles issues that affect Latinos today. The network also taps into the growing number of Latinos that are digitally connected through www.tr3s.com.