Jorge Drexler Maximum Winner Of The Night, Taking Home Three Latin Grammy Awards
For His Album Salvavidas de hielo
Uruguayan singer-songwriter and producer Jorge Drexler was the maximum winner of the night at the Latin GRAMMY awards in the categories Song Of The Year and Recording Of The Year for his song “Telefonía” and Best Album Singer-Songwriter for his album “Salvavidas De Hielo”. With them, the successful artist now has five of those coveted gramophones under his belt. He had already won two Latin GRAMMY awards in 2014.
Drexler also brought a touch of magic to the awards ceremony with a fantastic performance of his song “Telefonía”, joined by Natalia Lafourcade, Mon Laferte and El David Aguilar.
“It was very moving to win these awards. It’s a double honor, because they are given by the members of the Latin Recording Academy. This means other artists and musicians recognize my work. Three Grammys, This is crazy!” says the renowned songwriter, who has more than 1 million monthly listeners in Spotify.
Since it was released on September 22th of 2017, “Salvavidas de Hielo” has been a constant source of hits. Only two months after release, it was nominated for the GRAMM® in the “Best Latin Rock, Alternative or Urban Music Album”. This work of art, which has more than 135 streams in Spotify, has also inspired a tour that has taken Drexler to around 80 cities and done 100 shows, totaling a live audience of over 150,000 people.
Drexler, the first Uruguayan artist to win an Oscar (for Best Original Song (“Al Otro Lado del Río”) from the film Motorcycle Diaries in 2005), created an artistic masterpiece with “Salvavidas De Hielo” including stories about the deep impact of communicating (“Telefonía”) and immigration (“Movimiento”), dressed up with incredible melodies. American critics described his prodigious musical proposal as a “poet with talent with a gift for singing.”
Among the wonders of this album are stellar, intricate songs with clean and deep lyrics, framed by resplendent sounds, in which the star protagonist is the guitar and all of its materials (from the wooden box to the skin of a banjo)becomes a great band that makes music shine in a way only his music can.
In this 19th edition of the Latin GRAMMY , Jorge Drexler was nominated in two categories for his song “Telefonía” (Recording of the year and Song of the year) and three for his album “Salvavidas de hielo” (Album of the year, Best album of a singer-songwriter and best sound engineering for an album. The last win recognizing his team members Carlos Campi Campón, Ernesto García and Pablo Martín Jones, Matías Cella and Fred Kevorkian.