Proyecto Uno

Proyecto Uno {Project One} is a Dominican and Puerto Rican Merengue hip hop group from New York, composed by Nelson Zapata, Johnny Salgado and Jose Medina. The Original members were Nelson Zapata & Ricky Echavarria. Later, Magic Juan, Johnny Salgado and Erik Morales joined the group. Early producers were Nelson Zapata and Pavel De Jesus. Proyecto Uno became the pioneers of Merenhouse or Merenrap (a mix of merengue and hip hop) in the 1990's. Proyecto Uno's management team consists of Donnie Linto & Rafael Zapata II. Among their many recognitions the group won Billboard Latin Awards, Premios Lo Nuestro, and an Emmy. The song "Tiburon" was listed as #28 in the VH1 Latino "100 of the 90s" special .

Several of the old members reunited for one night only at Madison Square Garden in New York City on October 18, 2008 during the "Los Mejores De Los 90's" Concert. Proyecto Uno is currently recording their new album due to be out summer 2009.

Awards & Recognitions

Colombia ???Esta Pegao??? ??? Song of the Colombian World Cup Team-1996 Nominated Song of the Year ???25 horas??? 2000 Venezuela - Premios Orquidea 1993 and 1995 - Premios Ronda 1993

Miami - Premios Lo Nuestro, "Album of the Year-Urbana" 2003 - Premios Lo Nuestro ,???Musica Rap" 1994 - Nominated: Premios Lo Nuestro , ???Grupo Del A?ħo-Tropical??? 1998 - Billboard Latin Award, ???Rap Album Of the Year??? for In Da??? House 1997 - Billboard Latin Awards, ???Latin Dance Single of the Year??? for ???Mueve La Cadera??? (Move your Body) with Reel 2 Reel - Nominated: Billboard Latin Awards ???Latin Dance Club Play Track of the Year??? for ???No Nos Tenemos (NNT)??? 1999

New York - ACE Awards 1993 and 1996 - Premios Estrella 1994, 1995 and 1997 - Premios Too Much 1996 and 1997

USA - EMMY Awards (Outstanding original Music Compostion) 1999 - EMMY Awards Song-TV Gingle 1998

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