"'Corazon' promotes and accentuates the same principles that are inside me. As Bob Marley said, 'Dance your troubles away.' Just as a dog shakes off the water, you have to shake off the weight of the soul from beginning to end. This CD invites you to celebrate your own light. Don't be afraid. Take a look." - Carlos Santana
CORAZON, the first ever Latin album of Santana's career, has just received U.S. Latin double-platinum certification. Upon release on May 6th, it was the top selling Latin Music album in the United States for six consecutive weeks. In addition, CORAZON has been #1 on the iTunes album chart in 24 countries, #2 in 10 countries, and Top 10 in 59 countries.
Superstar performances on CORAZON, the album, include ChocQuibtown, Lila Downs, Gloria Estefan, Los Fabulosos Cadillacs, Juanes, Ziggy Marley, Miguel, Nina Pastori, Pitbull, Samuel Rosa of Skank, Cindy Blackman Santana, Romeo Santos, Wayne Shorter, Soledad, and Diego Torres.
"We are deeply gratified at the success of Carlos Santana's first ever Latin CD, Corazon. It's all about the music and Carlos continues to create timeless melodies that will be eternally relevant. I would like to thank all the fans who have embraced Corazon," Michael Vrionis, President of Universal Tone Management and one of the Executive Producers of Corazon said.
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. Santana recently kicked off an 18 show US tour with Rod Stewart along with stand alone dates for 'The Corazon Tour.'
Link to "Saideira" video featuring Samuel Rosa: