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Latin Grammy Winner Obie Bermudez
Published June 22, 2006


Set To Release New Album - Lo Que Trajo El Barco On August 29th



With Both Of His Last Two Albums, Obie Bermúdez Scored #1 Singles, Garnered Critical Praise and Received Multiple Latin Grammy Nominations Including Album Of The Year, Song Of The Year and Best New Artist. By Beating Many Of The Genre’s Biggest Superstars in winning The 2005 LATIN GRAMMY For “Best Male Pop Vocal Album,” Bermúdez has established himself as Latin music’s leading new generation singer-songwriter

First there was Confesiones, a breakthrough tropical-pop record showcasing a gifted young storyteller with an exceptional voice. The album resulted in Obie Bermúdez topping the Latin singles chart (twice), scoring multiple Latin Grammy nominations including Best New Artist, and cited by Billboard as the Top-charting new artist of the year.  Surely a tough feat to follow, but the success of Bermúdez’s second album Todo El Año showed the continued development of one of Latin music’s top young songwriters.  Not only did the album’s title track return Bermúdez to the #1 spot on Billboard’s “Hot Latin Songs” chart for a third time, but saw his peers in The Latin Recording Academy again recognize his work with multiple Latin Grammy nominations -- this time in the top possible categories. While Obie’s nominations for both Album and Song of the Year alone were impressive, it was his stunning victory for the “Best Male Pop Vocal” Latin Grammy (topping superstars Alejandro Fernandez, Marco Antonio Solis and even his leading musical influence Marc Anthony) that has established Bermúdez as Latin Music’s leading new generation singer-songwriter.

This time co-producing the album along with multiple-Grammy winning producers Sebastian Krys and Andres Castro, Bermúdez is set to present the next volume in his expanding songbook with the August 29th release of Lo Que Trajo El Barco (“What The Ship Has Brought In”).  Bermúdez explains that the songs of this album present a reminder that “no matter how much we move ahead in our lives and modify ourselves, we still need life’s basic anchors of hope, faith, and charity towards others.”  The songwriter further explains that the album’s title, in addition to referring to the arrival of new songs, also addresses “that with all the products we have brought into the country for years for our consumption, that America’s greatest import has been people – people who have become citizens of this great nation and have contributed enormously from the most everyday jobs to our greatest achievements.”

With the album featuring a guest appearance from Hector "El Father" Bambino, and a group of highly acclaimed backing musicians joining in the recording (such as Fania All-Stars bass player Sal Cuevas, longtime Sergio George percussionist Luis Q

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