In a heartfelt ceremony, Guatemalan singer songwriter Gaby Moreno received the award for Best New Artist during the 14th edition of the Latin Grammy®, event held at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas (Nevada).
During the pre-telecast, Gaby Moreno captivated the audience with a rendition of her own hit “No Estoy Tan Mal,” second single from her album Postales.
“This is incredible news. (You) always attend these events with high expectations but when you hear your name simply you can’t describe all these feelings. It’s a moment full of emotions, memories and many ideas runs through your mind after all the hard work that you put in this career. It’s been a great year: releasing my album Postales, the warm reception from my fans around the world, the opportunity to collaborated with Ricardo Arjona, my U.S. and Latin American Tour, the shows with Hugh Laurie… many experiences in a short period of time, each and every one very special”, said Gaby Moreno after the Latin Grammy Ceremony.
Gaby Moreno earned the respect and appreciation of fans and critics alike in Latin America, Europe and USA after the release of her widely acclaimed first all Spanish-language album ‘Postales’, which was released under the record label Metamorfosis.
Moreno’s original blend of jazz, soul, blues and 1960s rock led to multiple tours across the globe, including sold out dates in Canada, USA and Europe. Further, her endearing charm, elegant harmonies and stunning voice turned her into the first female artist signed by Metamorfosis, the independent music label created by Latin legend Ricardo Arjona.
About Gaby Moreno
With her three albums, “Still the Unknown” (2008), “Illustrated Songs” (2011), and ‘Postales’ (2012) and the EP, “A Good Old Christmas” (2010), Gaby Moreno earned the possibility to tour tirelessly across the globe, including sold out dates in Canada, USA and Europe alongside such artists as Tracy Chapman, Ani DiFranco and Van Dyke, and performances in key fests such as Electric Burma in Dulbin-which honored Nobel Prize Winner Aung San Suu. There, Gaby shared the stage with acts like Bono and Grammy Award winners Angelique Kidjo and Lupe Fiasco. She has also appeared at Jay Leno’s legendary TV show, where she joined Kris Kristofferson, Eric Burdon, Johnny Lang and Shawn Mullins. In 2006, Moreno won the Grand Prize at the John Lennon Songwriting Contest with her song “Escondidos,” first in the Latin category, then overall. This recognition earned her an invitation by Yoko Ono to unveil the John Lennon Educational Bus. In 2010, she recorded “Smile”- the popular instrumental theme used in the soundtrack for the 1936 Charlie Chaplin movie “Modern Times”-for the Oscar Award winning documentary “The Cove”. She was also nominated to the EMMY Award in the category “Outstanding Main Title Theme Music” for the original theme of the TV series “Parks and Recreation”, which she co-wrote. Moreno has also collaborated with superstar Ricardo Arjona, with whom she recorded the song “Fuiste Tu” from the CD “Independiente”. The video of the track reached over 100 million views on YouTube.