Marco Antonio Solís Signs Three-Year Worldwide Deal with Warner Chappell Music (WCM)

Marco Antonio Solís is going to the Chappell

The 61-year-old Mexican musician, singer, composer and record producer, one of the most respected, prolific and successful singer/songwriters in Latin music, has signed a three-year worldwide deal with Warner Chappell Music (WCM), according to Billboard.

Marco Antonio Solis

The deal covers future works as well as most of Solís’ vast catalog, which includes global hits like “Si No Te Hubieras Ido,” “Más Que Tu Amigo,” “O Me Voy O Te Vas,” and “A Donde Vamos a Parar.”

Solís, who writes alone, holds the record for most No. 1 albums (12) on Billboard’s Top Latin Albums chart. He has also placed 50 songs on Billboard’s Hot Latin Songs chart, including 11 No. 1s.

“For decades [Marco’s] music has transcended time, touching the lives of music fans across generations,” says Gustavo Menendez, president U.S. Latin & Latin America, WCM. “As both a songwriter and recording artist he’s made a massive impact, laying the foundation for many who have followed him in both the regional Mexican and Mexican pop space. It’s an honor to represent one of the most important and hugely influential Latin music catalogs of all time.”

Solís, who began his storied career as the lead singer and composer of regional Mexican group Los Bukis, eventually launched a solo career, standing out as one of only a handful of regional Mexican acts who have successfully crossed over into pop music. Beyond his success as a recording artist, with five Latin Grammys to his name, Solís was also a prolific songwriter who’s been covered by a veritable who’s who of Latin stars, including Maná, Paulina Rubio and Enrique Iglesias.

Long signed to indie label Fonovisa, which was eventually acquired by Univision and later, by Universal, Solís decided to go independent a few years ago and has been releasing music under his own label, Marbella.

Likewise, his songs have long fallen under his own Crisma publishing.

Marco Antonio Solís Releases Heartbreaking New Single “Se Veía Venir”

Marco Antonio Solís is sharing some heartbreak…

The 61-year-old Mexican musician, singer, composer, actor and record producer has released the new single “Se Veía Venir.”

Marco Antonio Solis

True to the romantic essence that’s characterized one of Mexico’s most prolific songwriters, Solís delivers a mariachi-powered heartbreak anthem.

On the track, Solís shows off his soothing but powerful vocals emotionally singing “it was your attitude, vague and indifferent… as of today, my love, we live separate lives.”

“Se Veía Venir” is his first track in three years. It was penned by the Michoacán-born artist in 2020.

Marco Antonio Solis Launches Luxury Hotel Mansión Solís by Hotsson in Morelia, Mexico

Marco Antonio Solis expanding his empire beyond music…

The 60-year-old Mexican musician/singer, known for creating emblematic Latin hits, has launched his own hotel, a new luxury property called Mansión Solís by Hotsson.

Marco Antonio Solis

Located in the Historic Centre of Morelia in Michoacan, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the hotel has a majestic architectural design with 24 rooms, including 18 junior suites, four master suites, one governor suite, and one presidential suite, some of which overlook the Mexican city.

Marco Antonio Solis' Mansión Solís by Hotsson

Amenities at Mansión Solís by Hotsson include a state-of-the-art pool, gym, special events rooms, childcare services, and much more, including the “Quiereme” café, “El Milagrito” bar, “Tu Dulce y Mi Sal” restaurant, and “Amor En Silencio” spa, all named after his songs.

Marco Antonio Solis' Mansión Solís by Hotsson

Solis also announced the launch of two new products, including his line of gourmet coffee “Quiereme” and the Buki Salsa, made 100 percent organic in Mexico. For more information, click here.

Marco Antonio Solis' Mansión Solís by Hotsson

 

Alison & Marla Solis to Tour the U.S. with Their Dad, Marco Antonio Solis

It’s a case of “like father, like daughters” for Alison and Marla Solis.

The 20-year-old and 18-year-old Mexican singers, the daughters of legendary singer/songwriter Marco Antonio Solís, are hitting the road with their famous dad.

Alison Solis, Marla Solis,

Alison and Maria, who made their musical debut in 2018 with the release of their version of “Extrañándote” and touring with their father in Chile and Mexico, will now join Solís on his U.S. trek Y La Historia Continúa.

“It’s awesome that our family is our team and to have them around us as we’re becoming the best versions of ourselves,” Alison says.

The North American leg of their tour kicked off March 31 at the Allstate Arenain Chicago where the sisters joined their father onstage to perform “Dónde estará mi primavera.”  

Just hours before going onstage, Billboard caught up with Alison and Marla in a Q&A where they talked about creating their own path in the industry with the advice from the “best teacher” they could have asked for.

What were those years like building up to the very moment you first stepped foot on a stage?

Alison: The first performance I had on my own was in a local theater singing with my piano teacher and ever since then I’ve just loved it more and more. In 2017, I got invited to go on tour with Camila and that was probably the best experience that has helped me to improve myself as an artist and a performer in general.

Marla: Music has always been part of my life. We also loved singing for family and friends who would come over to the house and we’d even fight each other for the mic. I’m so thankful for the opportunity my dad has given us to grow and expand our knowledge every time we step that stage. It’s been amazing journey and we still have a lot to grow so every day we learn. Thankfully, with the best teacher around.

Was going into music the obvious path for you both?

Marla: It wasn’t completely the obvious path. We tried many other things like soccer, cheerleading, tennis, track, we did a lot of other things and our parents wanted us to find our passion, to go and explore all the things the universe has to offer. But, we always ended up back in music. It was that that really set our souls on fire and made us feel something special.

What’s it like being on the road with your dad?

Alison: It’s awesome that our family is our team and to have them around us as we’re becoming the best versions of ourselves. We have such a great dynamic because the way we talk things out is always through eyes of understanding, never through eyes of judgement. We always try to better ourselves in every way as a team.  

Marla: We’ve been able to get some amazing constructive criticism from people that we know have our best interest at heart. It’s the dream life to do what I love with the people I love.

You recently sang at Viña del Mar where you performed with your dad, what was that experience like?

Alison: Viña del Maris one of the most unforgettable experiences because it’s honestly the dream of every artist to be able to perform on that stage, so there’s a lot of pressure and a lot of excitement at the same time. They call that crowd the “monster” and it can either love you or definitely hate you. We gave it our all to be able to connect with every single person there and honestly, it filled our hearts.

Marla: We had so much adrenaline going through our veins right before. Millions of people watching, I mean that really shook my legs, I was terrified. It was scary, but in a good way. Right when I saw Sebastian Yatra, who I think is really hot, in the front row I was like ‘oh my God no.’

Arjona to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award at the Billboard Latin Music Awards

It’s an extra special recognition for Ricardo Arjona

The 53-year-old Guatemalan singer-songwriter and chart-topping artist  will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2017 Billboard Latin Music Awards on April 27.

Ricardo Arjona

Arjona will receive the special accolade to honor his outstanding career that spans over 30 years and includes 16 studio albums, 36 hits on Billboard‘s Hot Latin Songs, five No. 1’s and 20 entries on the Top Latin Albums chart. Past Lifetime Achievement Award recipients include Marco Antonio Solís and Roberto Carlos.

Arjona will also perform for the first time ever at the Billboard Latin Music Awards joining a star-studded lineup with acts such as Luis Fonsi, J Balvin and Nicky Jam.

Mexican actress Kate del Castillo, from the Netflix series Ingobernable, and Puerto Rican actor and singer Carlos Ponce will host the awards ceremony. Presenters throughout the night include artists like ChocQuibTown, Sofía ReyesOlga TañónSin BanderaJuan Luis Guerra and Ednita Nazario.

The Billboard Latin Music Awards, which will air live on Telemundo from The Watsco Center at the University of Miami, are the culmination of the Billboard Latin Music Conference, taking place April 24-27 at the Ritz Carlton Miami Beach.

To register, visit BillboardLatinConference.com.

Dangond to Perform at SBS’ LaMúsica’s First-Ever Aplauso Concert Series

Silvestre Dangond is ready for a big applause

The 36-year-old Colombian Vallenato singer is set to headline SBSLaMúsica‘s first edition of their concert series, titled Aplauso.

Silvestre Dangond

Dangond joins an all-star lineup that includes Reik, Juanes, Marco Antonio Solís, Ricardo Montaner and Jencarlos.

The event will take place at Miami’s iconic American Airlines Arena on December 9, and will be presented by LaMúsica, Zeta 92.3 and Felix Cabrera Productions.

“For SBS Miami, it is an honor to present ‘Aplauso 2016’ with your favorite artists of our time,” Jesús Salas, EVP of Programming and Multi Platform Coordinator at SBS Radio, said in a statement. “SBS Miami is very clear in its objective, we always provide the most innovative entertainment for the enjoyment of our Latino community. Our exquisiteness always accompanies us at our top events, always relevant in South Florida. It is our way to thank our listeners for the infinite support they have given us during 2016.”

News of the launch comes a week after LaMúsica and Mega 97.9 announced the star-studded lineup for their upcoming Mega Bash concert taking place in New Jersey on Dec. 2.

Juanes, Dangond and Jencarlos will also be performing at the Mega Bash, along with Latin stars like Ricky Martin, Wisin and Enrique Iglesias.

Tickets for Aplauso are already available for purchase.

Bosé Adds Pablo Alborán, Ximena Sariñana & More to His MTV Unplugged Concert Guest List

Miguel Bosé is unplugging with more Latin superstars…

The Spanish musician and actor has added Pablo AlboránManá‘s Alex and Sergio and Ximena Sariñana to the list of special guests slated to take part in his MTV Unplugged concert.

Miguel Bose

The additions join previously announced Latin superstars FonsecaMarco Antonio Solís, Natalia Lafourcade and Benny Ibarra for the musical event.

Alborán took to social media to confirm his appearance alongside his fellow Spaniard.

“I have landed in Mexico City where we are ready to shoot Bosé’s MTV Unplugged. It will be a special and magical night and I think everyone will really enjoy it,” said the “Se Puede Amar” singer on Instagram.

 

The Spanish singer/songwriter’s Unplugged is set to be recorded on Thursday, May 12 in Mexico City and will be aired in the U.S and throughout Latin America in September.

Bosé joins a long list of Latin acts who have recorded an MTV Unplugged including Café TacvbaShakira and Los Tigres del Norte.

Hernandez to Release New Album in 2016

Myriam Hernandez is back in the studio…

The 50-year-old Chilean singer/songwriter is working on her new album, which is expected to be released during the second quarter of 2016.

Myriam Hernandez

The yet-untitled production will be the 12th one in her 25-year music career.

Her last album Seducción nominated for a Latin Grammy — was released five years ago and included duets with renowned artists such as Marco Antonio Solis and Cristian Castro.

Hernandez was inducted last year into the Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame during the third annual La Musa Awards.

“To be inducted into the Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame, I never dreamt this,” said the composer, who currently resides in her native Chile.

She shared the special honor with the other inductees, including Diego Torres, Fonseca, Alejandra Guzmán, Beto Cuevas and Rita Moreno.

Shakira Among Finalists for This Year’s Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame

Shakira is known for her stellar songwriting… And, it could soon land her in the annals of history.

The 39-year-old Colombian singer-songwriter appears on the list of nominees in the performers (singer/songwriters) category to the Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame 2016.

Shakira

Shakira, who penned several of her hit singles, including “Inevitable,” “She Wolf,” and “Whenever, Wherever,” joins a list that includes fellow performers Juanes, Marco Antonio Solis and Draco Rosa.

Shakira won the Latin Grammy for Song of the Year in 2006 for her massive international hit “La Tortura.”

Non-performer (composers) finalists include Kike Santander, Carlos Lara, Chico Navarro and Alejandro Jean.

The final list of artists and composers chosen to be inducted into the LSHOF will be announced at the 2016 Latin Billboard Music Conference taking place in April.

The selected six winners will then be inducted into the esteemed hall during the fourth annual La Musa Awards at the Filmore Miami Beach Jackie Gleason Theater on October 13.

Here’s the full list of LSHOF 2016 nominees:

PERFORMERS
Alejandro Lerner  (Argentina)
Caetano Veloso  (Brazil)
Juanes  (Colombia)
Shakira  (Colombia)
Chucho Valdés  (Cuba)
Joaquín Sabina  (España)
José Mara Cano  (España)
Marco Antonio Solís  (Mexico)
Los Temerarios  (Mexico)
Ruben Blades  (Panama)
Draco Rosa  (Puerto Rico)
Vico C  (Puerto Rico)

NON-PERFORMING
Claudia Brant  (Argentina)
Chico Novarro  (Argentina)
Erasmo Carlos  (Brazil)
Kike Santander  (Colombia)
Jorge Luis Piloto  (Cuba)
Alejandro Jaen  (España)
Jose Enrique (Chelique) Sarabia  (Venezuela)
Carlos Lara  (Mexico)
Miguel Luna  (Mexico)
Cheo Zorrilla  (República Dominicana)
Luis Fernando Ochoa  (USA)
K.C Porter  (USA)

The non-profit organization was founded by songwriters/producers Desmond Child and Rudy Perez in 2012 to celebrate and honor Latin music creators.

Lopez to Perform at This Year’s iHeartRadio Fiesta Latina

Jennifer Lopez is ready for a Fiesta…

The 46-year-old Puerto Rican singer, actress and American Idol judge has been added to the lineup for this year’s iHeartRadio Fiesta Latina in Miami.

Jennifer Lopez

J.Lo joins a roster that includes her frequent collaborators Pitbull and Prince Royce, with whom she worked with on his recent single “Back It Up.”

The event will be held at the American Airlines Arena on Nov. 7, with a video live stream on Yahoo Live and broadcast on iHeartMedia Spanish-Pop, Tropical, regional Mexican and Spanish Adult Hit radio stations across the U.S.

The show will also have a television re-broadcast via Telemundo on November 15.

Other acts announced include Don OmarMarco Antonio SolisWisinCamila, Becky GFonseca and Voz de Mando.

“For the first time ever Latin music fans will be able to experience the iHeartRadio Fiesta Latina everywhere, from the radio, live video stream and broadcast television,” said President of Entertainment Enterprises and Producer, iHeartMedia John Sykes in a statement. “The fans demanded it, so we have made the show available virtually everywhere they turn.”

Tom Poleman, President of National Programming Platforms and Producer, iHeartMedia, added in a statement, “With every iHeartMedia event, we strive to make music pop culture moments. iHeartMedia specializes in creating events that go down in music history for their massive A-level lineups and never-before-seen collaborations. This year’s iHeartRadio Fiesta Latina is no different, and will feature the biggest acts in the genre. It’s going to be an unforgettable night in Miami.”

Tickets go on sale to the general public on August 22.