Akwid Wins Again at Latin Billboard Music Awards
5/9/05 - LatinRapper.com/Univision Music Press Release
Akwid, the Latin hip hop duo that revolutionized Latin music
in the U.S. in 2004, won for a second year in a row the “Best
Latin Rap/ Hip Hop Album of The Year” award at the 16th
edition of the 2005 Latin Billboard Music Awards, held on May
28, 2005 in Miami.
Undoubtedly, Akwid’s innovation and pioneering spirit has
consolidated the duo as the #1 Latin hip hop recording artist
in the United States of America.
The string of multiple nominations in the past two years for
the Grammys and the Latin Grammys, and the two Latin Platinum
Albums certified by the Recording Industry Association of
America (RIAA) for the collective sales of over 450,000 units
of two albums, corroborate once again Akwid’s enduring power
in the Latin music industry. Two Latin Billboard Awards in two
consecutive years is an impressive feat for any Latin
“We are proud of the music we create and also of the support
we have received to date from our audience. Winning awards is
cool because it makes you feel appreciated and your work
valued but what matters most to us is our people’s recognition
and support,” stated Sergio Gomez, older brother of duo.
Prior to the award ceremony, Akwid also participated in a
panel discussion of the 2005 Latin Billboard Music Conference
where they spoke in depth about their music, the emerging
Latin hip hop movement and the new tendencies in Urban music
across the U.S.
Akwid is currently in the recording studio working on their
much anticipated third album with Univision Records, which is
tentatively scheduled to be released at the end of the 2005
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