Puerto Rican music producer Tainy is still pinching himself after receiving a Grammy nomination for Best Música Urbana Album for his 2023 release, Data.
As per PEOPLE report, speaking at Spotify's Best New Artist party in Los Angeles, Tainy expressed his disbelief, saying, “When I started, this wasn't in my possibilities of something that could happen because I come from Puerto Rico. What you probably would aim for would be the Latin Grammys, and that's even a stretch.”
He added, “To see how we've grown and how we got here — I put out my first album last year and seeing that it's being recognized, it's just crazy. I don't think I've processed it completely yet, but I'm so honored.”
Data, released in June 2023, features collaborations with Latin music heavyweights such as Bad Bunny, J Balvin, Daddy Yankee, and more.
Tainy reflected on the challenges of coordinating with busy artists, describing the process as ‘crazy, amazing, stressful, but just happy.’
“I had to travel a lot to get things done at the time that the label needed me to get things done. So it was such a crazy, amazing, stressful, but just happy feeling to be a part of that journey. I loved every moment,” he said.
Despite the difficulties, the album has been recognized at the Grammy Awards, showcasing the Callaíta songwriter's growth and success.
Expressing a desire to work with Frank Ocean in the future, Tainy, a huge fan of the artist, emphasized the importance of the creative experience.
He said, “Just to have the experience with somebody that inspires me so much would be really special.”
The 66th Grammy Awards, set to take place at the Arena in Los Angeles on Sunday, Feb. 4.
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