“Larimar” gave Daniel his first Latin Grammy®
The Dominican singer made history by winning his first Latin Grammy® for his album “Larimar”, in honor of a stone that it’s used in jewelry and can be found in his country. The album has eleven tracks, and it was released in the middle of the year.
After several nominations, 2020 was his year! Also as a historical event, he shared the first place with the merenguero singer Eddy Herrera, who was nominated in the same category. Both obtained the valued award filling the Dominican people with huge pride. In fact, on their Instagram profiles they uploaded a picture celebrating.
Santacruz was nominated with his brother Manny Cruz, but on this occasion, Daniel was the lucky one. However, he didn’t hesitate to dedicate this award to him, and the rest of their family; he thanked his wife, his mother, his fans, his manager, and each of his team members.
The Grammy winner for “Best Merengue or Bachata Album”, shared a video on his Instagram Profile where he looked happy and excited. The comments of his followers were immediate, it got more than forty thousand views, and a large number of congratulations.
I’m grateful to God, to the Recording Academy, and to all those responsible for participating in this important production, that represents the sacrifices of a career and efforts of many years”, said the artist.
Santacruz was one of the artists who performed in the show. He sang to the beat of his single “Larimar”, from Dominican Republic. A band of musicians accompanied him, as well as the stunning blue sea of his country.
Larimar was the production that made him a Latin Grammy® winner, and it’s his seven production. Santacruz was also the general producer, however he had a great team of professionals who adjusted all the details. The production was in charged of Ambiorix Francisco, Israel “Mayinbito” y Richy Rojas, mastering by Andrei Fossari, and mixing by Allan Leschorn, Esbin Ramírez y Richy Rojas.
A little bit about Daniel Santacruz
The singer was born in the United States but grew up in Dominican Republic, since childhood he felt a natural inclination for music. Although, he had said that he regrets not having taken piano classes with his grandmother Zulema Victoria.
She was always pushing me to the music ‘Come to teach you music theory'”, recuerda.
But nevertheless, this didn’t deprive him of his abilities in the music area. He acquired his first musical interests on the island. Since very young he was interested on the songs of Juan Luis Guerra, Wilfrido Vargas y Luis Miguel.
We won a Latin GRAMMY®!!! Thank you very much to all the Academy Members to take into consideration my album #LARIMAR, that was made with all the heart and feels. This year the #merengue and the #bachata win double as well I shared this triumph with my beloved and admired brother @eddy_herrera with his album #ahora. I shared this joy with my entire work team and with all the artists, musicians, engineers, and producers that participated with me! THANK YOUUUUUUU @latingrammys”, he expressed on his social media.
For the next year he is preparing surprises and new collaborations with colleagues of the industry. Santacruz’s career is just starting, his successes won’t stop since he is so talented and has so much energy. Congratulations, Daniel!