On Friday, September 25th, Sony Music will globally release â€œMÃ‰XICOâ€ â€“ the first new album in 12 years recorded by the iconic Julio Iglesias in Spanish, his native language.
With this album, Julio Iglesias renews his ties to Mexico with material from its Golden Age songbook, performed with his inimitable passion. An homage to Mexicoâ€™s greatest songwriters, the album will include twelve songs with distinctive Mexican flavor, Julioâ€™s timeless interpretations and a 21st century sound.
Having recorded his first tribute album to Mexico in 1976, the best-selling Latin music artist in history now once again pays homage to a country whose support was instrumental in his rise to fame.
Julio Iglesias first performed in Mexico during the early 1970s and quickly won over the worldâ€™s largest Spanish-speaking country. Julio likewise fell in love with the nation and has continually remained well-versed in Mexican culture, history, music and customs.
While putting the finishing touches on MÃ‰XICO, Julio noted that â€œMexico is a country that I love dearly. The Mexican people have given me many indelible moments in my life. I know this country as if it was my homeland, and I always carry it in my soul.Â Mexican music is universal, and its composers are legendary,â€
With this album, Julio Iglesiasâ€™ discography surpasses 80 albums since 1968, a sterling body of work. A total of 47 years of hits and record-setting accomplishments â€“ with over 300 million records sold â€“ solidifying Julio as the best-selling Latino artist in history, and one of the Top-10 best-selling music artists of all-time.
MÃ‰XICOÂ is a return to fundamentals for an artist who has sung in over 12 languages and won a multitude of accolades around the world. Now, Julio Iglesias ends his long absence from recording, by again embracing his beloved Mexico and its classic songwriters.
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