Jon Secada Readies the release of his tribute album to Beny Moré, expected to drop March 3rd under BMG and announces the release of “Como Fue”
Jon Secada will present his album on March 3rd … To Beny Moré, with Love.’ The first single, ‘Como Fue’, is a duo with Beny Moré and one of the most recognizable classics from the Cuban songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist.
“We’re talking about Beny Moré’s most famous song, it’s a bolero, it’s an anthem and we worked very hard in making the duet as good as it was possible for us… it was technically a big challenge to be able to extract his voice and mix it in the right way”. Jon Secada
The album, produced by Julio Bagué, pays tribute to one of the most important icons in afro-american music in collaboration with Ray Santos (Moré’s original arranger), Peer Music, and the Charlie Sepúlveda Big Band. This album is a collective labor of love that came from the heart of all the parties involved in the project, from my partners, the producers, the musicians, the arrangers… Ray Santos worked with Beny Moré in the 50’s, he’s 88 years old and arranged this music flawlessly… It’s impressive and each piece of the puzzle led to this. Everybody made an effort of genuine love to make sure the project really was what it should be, a tremendous tribute to a tremendous artist” Jon Secada
Beny Moré is a tropical music legend and has greatly influenced rhythms like mambo, son and montuno… ‘…To Beny Moré, with Love’ was interpreted for the first time live for the recording of a Soundstage special on PBS that will broadcast in the USA during the first quarter of 2017.
“It was the first live show, we were going to follow the album’s order, so when I heard Bonito Sabroso’s intro, I thought Wow! “this is really happening” and since that moment on, I knew it was going to be a magical experience”. Jon Secada
CAA agency is preparing a 20 city tour in the United States in which Secada will be joined by The Charlie Seúlveda Big Band, offering a show that gathers the songs from the tribute as well as many of his hits.
About Jon Secada
With a career spanning over two decades, two Grammy Awards, 20 million albums sold, and starring roles on Broadway, the acclaimed, romantic sounds of Jon Secada, have resulted in numerous hits in English and Spanish, establishing him as one of the first bilingual artists to have international crossover success. Adored by millions around the world, he is recognized as an international superstar by both fans and peers alike for his soulful and melodic voice.
Acknowledged as Humanitarian of the year in 2016 by The Muhammad Ali Foundation, Secada’s career skyrocketed in 1991, with the release of his self-titled debut album Jon Secada (SBK/EMI), which sold over six million copies worldwide, was certified triple platinum in the U.S., and reached No.15 on Billboard’s Pop album chart.
Beyond his own hits, Secada is widely recognized for his impeccable producing and songwriting skills. One of his first major breaks came from collaborating with Gloria Estefan in the late 1980s, which led to him co-writing her #1 hit single, “Coming Out of the Dark.” Since then, Secada has gone on to pen countless popular songs for superstars such as Jennifer Lopez and Ricky Martin.
He’s also led an ongoing effort to raise awareness for Hepatitis C by partnering with pharmaceutical giant MERCK and The American Liver Foundation. For his efforts, The Pan American Health Organization recently honored Secada with an award that acknowledged him as a leader in Hepatitis C awareness around the world.
In September 2012, Jon also headlined the “Miami Rocks The Troops” benefit concert, supporting US military veterans across the country. Throughout his career Secada has participated in various international television shows including being a celebrity judge on the international smash, “Latin American Idol,” for it’s entire four season run, and as a celebrity contestant on Univision’s hit dance show “Mira Quien Balia” (Latin version of “Dancing with the stars”) which reaches over 10 million viewers. In addition to numerous recordings such as “Same Dream” and “Classics,” in the late 2000’s, in 2011, Jon released his seventh Spanish album, Otra Vez (YPyramid),