Las Ketchup

Las Ketchup
Release date
01 January 1970
Las Ketchup
01 January 1970 |

Las Ketchup is a Spanish pop group, founded by flamenco producer, Manuel Ruiz. The group is best known for the 2002 song, The Ketchup Song (Aserejé), which sold over 7 million singles. They were originally discovered by the flamenco producer Manuel “Queco” Ruiz.
In the summer of 2002 they had a major flamenco Europop fusion hit with Aserejé (released as The Ketchup Song in the UK and other countries), which reached the top of the charts in many countries including Spain, Portugal, Colombia, UK, Italy, Greece, France, Finland, Turkey, Syria, Sweden, Norway, Belgium, Netherlands, Philippines, Switzerland, Germany, Romania, and Australia and Top 40 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100.
The name of the group is a reference to their father Juan Muñoz, a flamenco guitarist known as “Tomatito’” (The Tomato). This also explains why their debut album carried the title Las hijas del Tomate(Daughters of Tomato).
In 2006 they were joined by Rocío, their fourth sister, to represent Spain in the Eurovision Song Contest 2006. The girls have said themselves that Rocío has always been a member of Las Ketchup.
The group sold over 12 million copies with the first album.
Las Ketchup came back as a 4-girl group, with a new album titled Un Blodymary(Bloody Mary).
Their first single from the CD was also titled Un Blodymary. This song was the Spanish entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 2006.
On 2012 the girls are back for the 10 anniversary. Travelling around the world this year for tv shows, club performances and live shows, the girls are on studio at the same time for record a new single and a new album specially for the anniversary. Will be released soon for 2013. And always fun like before !!!
Awards
2002‘Ondas awards’
– Best New Artist/group
2004 Billboard Latinos awards
– Best pop album from new generation (“Las hijas del Tomate”)
– Most tropical-salsa song played by Duo or Group (“The Ketchup Song” (Aserejé)
2003 Latin Grammy Award
– Best Pop Album By a Duo or Group with Vocals Las hijas del Tomate (Nominated, lost to Bacilos Caraluna.)
2003 Record Fair MIDEM (Cannes)
– Best New Artist/group
2003 Amigo Awards
– Best New Group – Best New Artist
2004 Record fair MIDEM (Cannes)
– Breakers of borders (Best-selling Album out of its country and inside of Europe with “Las hijas del Tomate”) Song)