Calle 13's Journey To The Top: For The Record
It's been an amazing journey for Calle 13 — René Pérez Joglar (Residente) and Eduardo José Cabra Martínez (Visitante). In 2004 the Puerto Rican duo recorded a pair of indie demos with the hopes of landing a record deal. More than a decade later, Calle 13 have blazed a historic trail.
With an eclectic style incorporating elements of alt-rock, hip-hop and reggaeton, Calle 13 emerged with their eponymous debut album in 2005. Powered by the breakout track, "¡AtréveTe-Te-Te!," the duo earned a trio of honors at the 7th Latin GRAMMY Awards in 2006: Best New Artist, Best Urban Music Album and Best Short Form Music Video for the video for "¡AtréveTe-Te-Te!"
But it was five years later when Residente and Vistante would write a big chapter in the Latin GRAMMY history book.
At the 12th Latin GRAMMY Awards in 2011, Calle 13 earned nine awards in one night. The record haul included Album Of The Year for their fourth LP, Entre Los Que Quieran, and Record and Song Of The Year for the impactful "Latinoamerica," as well as Best Urban Music Album, Best Tropical Song ("Vamo' A Portarnos Mal"), Best Short Form Music Video and Best Alternative Song ("Calma Pueblo"), Best Urban Song ("Baile De Los Pobres"), and Producer Of The Year.