April 3, 2013
Sony Music Entertainment
is proud to announce the return of international superstar
to her longtime label home.
The globally renowned seven-time Grammy award winning singer, songwriter and actress is resuming her incredibly successful, time-tested alliance with
via a multi-album agreement to develop a diverse array of new projects.
has achieved worldwide sales of over 100 million units over the course of her legendary career, and 38 #1 hits across the Billboard charts. Her iconic hits, which include
"Conga," "Turn The Beat Around," "Get On Your Feet"
and Spanish-language chart-toppers
"Con Los Anos Que Me Quedan"
" Mi Tierra,"
have made an indelible impression on generations of music fans. She also has received countless achievements; including her Oscar nominated song
"Music of My Heart,"
a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and an American Music Award for Lifetime Achievement. Much of her storied music career has been spent as a
recording artist, beginning with her years leading Miami Sound Machine.
Welcoming Gloria back to Sony Music,
Chairman and CEO of Sony Music Entertainment for the Latin Region,
, said, "It only takes one word to recognize her magnificent voice. Gloria is one-of-a-kind – in any language, in any genre. She sings better every day! Dearest Gloria, welcome to the place that always was and always will be your home, Sony Music. We are honored, happy and thank you for your trust. The best is yet to come!"
expressed her enthusiasm about the alliance and announced her new project:
I'm excited to join again with Sony, who I have happily worked with for over 30 years,
, a project which has been a lifelong dream, will be the first of many more to come with my Sony family.
The expansive, multilingual project
is produced by Gloria herself. She personally selected songs with a deep connection to her life. These include American standards
"The Way You Look Tonight"
"Good Morning Heartache,"
which she performed at her very first
appearance in 1985 with Miami Sound Machine. She also wrote
"The Day You Say You Love Me,"
a moving English version of the Carlos Gardel tango classic
"El Dia Que Me Quieras,"
the only translation ever authorized by his estate. This gem is dear to her heart as it was her wedding song.
is co-produced by Grammy Award-winning pianist, producer and arranger
, and Gloria's husband, 19-time Grammy Award winner
is already acclaimed for her skill at delightfully reinventing timeless songs – her RIAA Double Platinum album
Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me
(1994) featured remakes from the 1950s-1970s. Now, with
, she interprets these gorgeous classic songs in English, Spanish, Italian, French and Portuguese, and invites world-renowned collaborators including
and Laura Pausini,
scheduled for a fall release, furthers
's reputation as an interpreter
album is an event because she always gives us more than we expect – musically, visually and artistically. Her previous album,
Miss Little Havana
(2011), kept her momentum going strong with the #1 dance club hits
Gloria also became the first female artist to debut a song at #1 on
's Hot Latin Songs chart. Most recently, she performed with
on his Top 10
, President of Sony Classical and Sony Masterworks said, "Masterworks is thrilled to be a marketing partner with Sony Latin and
on this very special project. It represents another landmark in the career of an artist who continues to be a creative inspiration in all styles of popular music."
Managing Director of
Sony Music U.S. Latin
said, "We're very excited that Gloria – one of the greatest ambassadors of Latin music – has returned to Sony, her home, with an extraordinary album that will surely be embraced by her millions of fans."
With more projects on the way to dazzle and delight her fans, the legendary
will continue opening doors around the world as a premier artist of the
Sony Music Entertainment