Pop-rock band Fito & Los Fitipaldis have been nominated for six awards in the 14th Premios de la Musica gala, which will take place in Madrid on March 4. Crooner Zenet and singer-songwriter Quique Gonzalez have three nods each.
The economic situation has forced the organizers – collecting society SGAE and artists’ association AiE through their Academy of Music Arts and Sciences – to stage the event in the capital after three years in far-flung cities in Spain outside Madrid – Cordoba, Valladolid and Badajoz. But SGAE says the all-Spanish event with 28 categories will become itinerant again when the economic situation improves.
Fito & Los Fitipaldis (Warner DRO) have been nominated for best song (“Antes De Que Cuente Diez,” also the title of their latest album), best album, best rock album, best video, best audiovisual musical production, and best artistic producer. “Antes De Que Cuente Diez” has spent 19 weeks in Spain’s Top 100 album charts with sales of nearly 200,000, says labels body Promusicae.
Zenet (El Volcan Musica) and his band are nominated as best new author for “Soñar Contigo,” best new artist (for debut album “Los Mares De China”), and best fusion album.
Quique Gonzalez (Warner DRO) receives nods for best song (“La Luna Debajo Del Brazo”), best album (“Daiquiri Blues”), which was recorded in Nashville, and best audiovisual music production.
Artists with two nominations are pop duo and multi prize winner Amaral (EMI), Macaco (EMI), Miguel Poveda (Universal/Discmedi), Anni B. Sweet (Subterfuge), Zenttric (EMI) and Zahara (Sub).