SANTANA’S CORAZÓN DEBUTS AT #1
ON THE BILLBOARD TOP LATIN ALBUMS CHART
#9 ON THE BILLBOARD TOP 200 CHART
#1 AT ITUNES IN ALL 17 SPANISH-SPEAKING
LATIN AMERICAN COUNTRIES
CORAZÓN IS THE FIRST EVER LATIN MUSIC ALBUM OF SANTANA’S CAREER
COLLABORATING WITH THE BIGGEST NAMES IN LATIN MUSIC
Superstar performances on CORAZÓN include ChocQuibtown, Lila Downs,
Gloria Estefan, Los Fabulosos Cadillacs, Juanes, Ziggy Marley, Miguel,
Niña Pastori, Pitbull, Samuel Rosa of Skank, Cindy Blackman Santana,
Romeo Santos, Wayne Shorter, Soledad, and Diego Torres
(New York – May 15, 2014) Ten time GRAMMY®-Award winning rock icon, 3 X Latin Grammy® winner, and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, Carlos Santana and his bandSANTANA’S album CORAZÓN (RCA/Sony Latin Iberia) debuts today at #1 on the Billboard Top Latin Albums Chart and #9 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart. This is the iconic performer’s first ever Latin music album of his career.
In addition, CORAZÓN debuts at #1 on iTunes in all 17 Spanish-speaking countries in Latin America including Mexico, Argentina, Bolivia, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Guatemala, Panama, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Honduras, Paraguay, Venezuela, and Chile.
Santana performed many of the songs from his album CORAZÓN at a once in a lifetime concert event in December, accompanied by many of his album special guests, all celebrating their Latin music heritage in Guadalajara, Mexico (in his native state of Jalisco) at Arena VFG in Guadalajara. The concert entitled “CORAZÓN, LIVE FROM MEXICO: LIVE IT TO BELIEVE IT,“ aired exclusively in the U.S. on HBO Latino on May 3rd, was simulcast in Latin America and the Caribbean, and is scheduled for release later this year on DVD. This is the first time ever that HBO Latino and HBO Latin America have joined forces to premiere a concert event in the US and Latin American regions.
Santana also performed on “Good Morning America,” “Live with Kelly and Michael” and at the Univision Upfront events this week.
Superstar performances on CORAZÓN, the album, include ChocQuibtown, Lila Downs, Gloria Estefan, Los Fabulosos Cadillacs, Juanes, Ziggy Marley, Miguel, Niña Pastori, Pitbull, Samuel Rosa of Skank, Cindy Blackman Santana, Romeo Santos, Wayne Shorter, Soledad, and Diego Torres.
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About SANTANA: For forty years and as many albums later, Santana has sold more than 100 million records and reached more than 100 million fans at concerts worldwide. To date, Santana has won ten GRAMMY ®Awards and three Latin GRAMMY ® Awards. He won a record-tying nine GRAMMYs for a single project for 1999’s Supernatural (including Album of the Year and Record of the Year for “Smooth”). He has also received the Billboard Century Award (1996), was ushered into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (1998), and received the Billboard Latin Music Awards’ Lifetime Achievement honor (2009). Among many other honors, Carlos Santana has also been cited by Rolling Stone as #15 on their list of the “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time.” Celebrating the chart debut of Guitar Heaven (Arista) in 2010, Santana joined the ranks of the Rolling Stones as the only musical act in chart history to score at least one Top 10 album in every decade beginning with the 1960s. On December 8th, 2013 Carlos Santana was the recipient of the 2013 Kennedy Center Honors Award. He is also currently headlining at a multi-year residency at House of Blues at Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas. In spring of 2014, Santana embarks on an 18 show US tour with Rod Stewart as well as announcing stand alone dates for ‘The Corazon Tour.’