Sergio George's Top Stop Music Nets 13 Latin Billboard Award Nominations

Fresh Off the Label's Success at the Latin Grammy(R) Awards, Independent Label is Poised to Dominate the Latin Billboard Awards

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NEW YORK, Feb. 6, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Super producer Sergio George and Top Stop Music celebrate Thirteen Latin Billboard award nominations, which were announced today. Nominations for Sergio George, Sergio George's Salsa Giants, Leslie Grace and more come on the heels of George's trio of wins at the Latin Grammy® Awards including Producer of the Year as well as a summer that saw Top Stop dominate the Billboard Tropical Sales Chart, regularly holding the bulk of the top spots. The CD/DVD compilation "Salsa Giants," which celebrates 12,000 music fans gathering last summer at the "Curacao North Sea Jazz Festival" to witness a select group of renowned salsa musicians come together for a historical, one night event, spent four weeks at Number One before being dethroned by another Sergio George project, Marc Anthony's "3.0." 2013 also saw high charting releases from Top Stop album "Leslie Grace." Sergio and Top Stop's nominations include:

  • Producer of the Year: Sergio George
  • New Artist of the Year: Leslie Grace
  • Hot Latin Songs Artist of the Year, Female: Leslie Grace
  • Tropical Album of the Year: "Sergio George Presents: Salsa Giants" & Prince Royce's (#1's)
  • Hot Latin Songs Label of the Year: Top Stop
  • Airplay Label of the Year: Top Stop
  • Top Latin Albums Label of the Year: Top Stop
  • Latin Pop Airplay Label of the Year: Top Stop
  • Tropical Songs Airplay Imprint of the Year: Top Stop
  • Tropical Albums Label of the Year: Top Stop
  • Tropical Albums Imprint of the Year: Top Stop
  • Tropical Songs Airplay Label of the Year: Top Stop

"I am incredibly proud of all of these nominations," said Sergio George. "To be recognized by the Latin Billboard Awards is an amazing feeling and further validates the groundbreaking year Top Stop has had. To see this type of universal appreciation for our work is a feeling I cannot describe."

Beyond the overall awards for Sergio George, Leslie Grace and Top Stop Music, a great deal of praise has been awarded to the Salsa Giants album release. The Salsa Giants concert begins with a brief piano introduction from George before a series of Salsa legends representing numerous cultures took the stage. Performances included Marc Anthony, Oscar D'Leon, Cheo Feliciano, Luis Enrique, Andy Montañez, Willy Chirino, José Alberto "El Canario", Tito Nieves, Nora from the "Orquesta de la Luz" and Charlie Zaa. Hits included "Fabricando Fantasias", "De Mi Enamorate", "Disculpeme Señora", "Lo Que Esta Pa' Ti", "Rebelion", "Yo No Sé Mañana", "Un Verano En Nueva York", "Lloraras" and "Tu Amor Me Hace Bien". Click here to purchase the album: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/sergio-george-presents-salsa/id653548601.

The album features an original song featuring all of the Salsa Giants entitled "Para Celebrar." Listen here: https://soundcloud.com/susanblondinc/para-celebrar/s-h1E45

Executive produced by Gregory Elias, Sergio George and Pablo Croce, the "Salsa Giants" documentary, narrated by John Leguizamo, debuted this past spring at the Curacao International Film Festival Rotterdam and will continue to play at festivals throughout the year. A preview of the exciting new film can be viewed here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C-1oPioF2to.

For more information please visit: http://topstopmusic.com/.

About Sergio George

Over the course of his illustrious career eleven time Grammy® Award Winner Sergio George has established himself as a leading producer in the Latin music genre, with over 200 million album credits as either a producer, pianist or composer. After having worked with and helped guide the careers of artists like Marc Anthony, Christina Aguilera, Tito Nieves, Victor Manuelle, Tito Puente, Orquesta de La Luz de Japon and Jennifer Lopez to name a few, George is now the CEO of Top Stop Music, a label nurturing the success of future superstars Prince Royce and Leslie Grace. For more information visit http://topstopmusic.com/.

Nick Carcaterra
Susan Blond, Inc.
212.333.7728 ext.126