Roberto Carlos Released “Amor Sin Límite”
His First Full Spanish New Album In 25 Years
Roberto Carlos, winner of four Latin GRAMMYs and a GRAMMY as best Latin American singer, released his highly anticipated album Amor Sin Límite on September 28th – his first full Spanish new album in 25 years, which debuts #3 on the Billboard “Latin Pop Albums” chart in the US. With more than 140 million albums sold, Roberto Carlos is the Brazilian solo artist who has sold the most albums in history, beating the Beatles and Elvis Presley.
Amor Sin Límite was produced by the Chairman & CEO of Sony Music Latin Iberia, Afo Verde, and has ten new songs in Spanish: four new compositions and six others that, for the first time, are recorded in Spanish – with the unmistakable signature of the greatest Brazilian artist of all time. Along with the album, the third single, “Que Yo Te Vea”, a new song that brings together the sounds of guitar, percussion, salsa and mambo touches and that, nevertheless, sounds like a classic.
In addition to the unreleased content, Roberto Carlos’ new album also brings big stars as guests. Alejandro Sanz collaborates in “Esa Mujer”, second single of the album, which is a dialogue-song between the two artists, that brings the power of the two voices and the romantic mood characteristic of Roberto Carlos songs with arrangements from Tim Mitchell and the pianist Pete Wallace. Jennifer Lopez also takes part in “Llegaste”, a pop romantic song, which brings the vocal of the artists intertwining in the bridge and chorus.
Amor Sin Límite had its first single, “Regreso”, released on June 8th. Already known by the public, is a previously unreleased ballad that counts with piano and string arrangement, which sounds like a classic and contemplates the essence of Roberto Carlos.
Even though Amor Sin Límite is the first full Spanish new album in 25 years, Roberto Carlos was present in the Iberian Latin region with two major projects in recent years and a major tour in 2016 with 19 shows in Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Uruguay.
In 2015, when the artist celebrated the 50th anniversary of his first recording in Spanish, Roberto Carlos released the album Primera Fila, recorded at Abbey Roads Studios, which became a success throughout the Latin Iberia region, receiving a Gold certification in Mexico and Chile and Platinum in Brazil.
2015 was also a very important international year in the history of Roberto Carlos, as the artist received the award Billboard Lifetime Achievement in recognition of his remarkable career, and was elected as Person of the Year 2015 by the Latin Recording Academy where a tribute was held in Las Vegas.
With a career spanning more than 55 years and sales of more than 25 million albums sold in Latin Iberia alone, Roberto Carlos has more than 500 songs as a composer and continues to be one of the bestselling Latin artists in the world, being relevant for his artistic and personal contribution with an influence that marked the development of Latin music worldwide. The most prominent singer-songwriter of Brazilian music has received several Latin awards such as the 3 of the Viña del Mar International Song Festival.
More about Roberto Carlos from the 1960s to the 1990s
Roberto Carlos began a major musical revolution in Brazil in the 1960s, reaching success in a period that coincided with the youth movement initiated by the Beatles, which was conquering the world. Roberto Carlos was the leader of the Jovem Guarda, which began as a television show with a record rating among the young, and became a generic name of a musical style that was a definitive change of face for Brazilian music.
In the late 1960s, Roberto Carlos changed his style to become the most successful romantic artist in Brazil, collaborating in the composition of some of the most beautiful songs of this genre, which became Latin American classics such as “Detalles”, “Jesus Cristo”, “Emociones” and “Que Será de Ti”. By the end of the 1970s, he had become the most sold Brazilian musician in history.
In the 1980s, Roberto Carlos began recording in English and French, having already released albums in Spanish, Italian and Portuguese, giving him a solid international career, with high positions in the Latin Billboard rankings. In 1986, he was a success at Radio City Music Hall of New York, and three years later, he won the first of his four Latin Grammys, this time as the Best Latin America Pop Singer. In the 1990s, Roberto Carlos became the first Latin artist to sell more albums than the Beatles.