Un Dia Normal | Jet.com
<p>ITEM#: 2529974</p> Personnel includes: Juanes (acoustic & electric guitars, E-bow, keyboards, Mini-Moog synthesizer, programming) Nelly Furtado (vocals) Anibal Kerpel (melodica, Mini-Moog synthesizer) Jamie Muhoverack (Fender Rhodes piano, Hammond B-3 organ, keyboards) Adam MacDougall (keyboards) Shawn Davis (bass) Jose Lopera (drums) Michito Sanchez (percussion). Producers: Gustavo Santaolalla, JUanes, Anibal Kerpel. Recorded at Larabee East, La Casa Studios, Los Angeles, California."A Dios Le Pido" won the 2002 Latin Grammy Award for Best Rock Song. UN DIA NORMAL won the 2003 Latin Grammy Awards for Album Of The Year and won for Best Rock Solo Vocal Album."Es Por Ti" won for Record Of The Year and for Song Of The Year."Mala Gente" won for Best Rock Song. The album was also nominated for Best Latin Rock/Alternative Album. Personnel: Juanes (vocals, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, E-bow, keyboards, mini-Moog synthesizer, programming) Nelly Furtado (vocals) Anibal Kerpel (melodica, keyboards, mini-Moog synthesizer, programming) Gustavo Santaolalla (keyboards, percussion) Adam MacDougal (keyboards) Michito S nchez (percussion). Audio Mixers: Thom Russo Anibal Kerpel . Recording information: La Casa, Los Angeles, CA (01/2002-03/2002) Larabee East, Los Angeles, CA (01/2002-03/2002). Arranger: David Campbell . Refusing to play the Latin pop crossover game, Colombian singer-songwriter Juanes returns with UN DIA NORMAL, a second solo album sung entirely in Spanish that manages to kick the idea of sophomore jinx square in the jewels. Teaming up with Rock En Espanol production kingpin Gustavo Santaolalla, the former Ekhymosis frontman delivers a pleasing fusion of folkloric and contemporary pop-rock nuances ranging from the jangly nugget "Desde Que Despierto" and rock steady cadence of "La Paga" to the crisply delivered vallenato "Luna." Other highlights include the crisp shuffle "Luna," bossa-nova-kissed "Es Por Ti," and infectious cumbia-infused "A Dios Le Pido"(which earned Juanes a Latin Grammy for Best Rock Song). About the only concession Juanes makes to courting crossover success is "Fotografia," a ballad with Nelly Furtado, a native Portuguese speaker who does well in switching gears to sing in Spanish. With Juanes drawing from such a broad palette of music, UN DIA NORMAL expands the boundaries of Rock En Espanol to the point where these kinds of varied approaches will hopefully someday be the norm.