Roberto Carlos Releases Regreso
The First Single Of His Forthcoming Album Of New Material In Spanish
The four-time Latin GRAMMY winner and one-time GRAMMY-winner Roberto Carlos releases “Regreso,” the first single from his forthcoming Spanish-language album. Considered Brazil’s greatest singer and songwriter, Roberto Carlos has sold over 125 million records, becoming the only artist of his country to outsell the Beatles or Elvis.
“Regreso” is a contemporary ballad with a classic feel that captures the essence of Roberto Carlos. His forthcoming album, whose title will be announced soon, is to be his first Spanish-language studio release in 25 years. It includes four brand-new songs and six songs recorded in Spanish for the first time. It’s produced by Afo Verde, Chairman and CEO of Sony Music Latin-Iberia.
Although “Regreso” represents the first single of his new Spanish-language studio album, Roberto Carlos has remained active in Latin America and Spain with two recent releases and a 19-date tour in 2016 with performances in Argentina, Chile, Colombia, México and Uruguay.
In 2014, he released the four-song EP Ese Tipo Soy Yo, which topped the iTunes charts in 11 Latin countries. Its Portuguese edition won the 2013 Latin GRAMMY for “Best Brazilian Song” and sold over 1.8 million physical units in Brazil.
The following year, he celebrated the 50th anniversary of his first recording in Spanish with the release of the intimate live Primera Fila, recorded at London’s Abbey Road Studios. A strong seller in Latin America and Spain, this album was certified Gold in Mexico and Chile, and Platinum in Brazil.
Recognition for his influence and artistry poured in during 2015, as he received the Billboard Lifetime Achievement Award, and was named Person of the Year by the Latin Recording Academy, which feted him with a star-studded tribute in Las Vegas.
With a career spanning over 55 years and album sales in Latin America and the Iberian Peninsula of over 25 million units, Roberto Carlos has written over 500 songs and is one of Latin music’s all-time best-selling artists. He is known around the world for his artistry and his personal character. He has been honored in the Spanish-speaking world with a plethora of awards, including three trophies at the prestigious Viña del Mar Song Festival in Chile.
About Roberto Carlos (1960s-1990s)
Roberto Carlos launched a musical revolution during the 1960s in Brazil, achieving success during an era when youth culture, led by the Beatles, was changing the world. Roberto Carlos was at the forefront of the movement known as Jovem Guarda, named after the highly rated youth-oriented TV program. The Jovem Guarda style changed the face of Brazilian music forever.
In the late 1960s, Roberto Carlos reimagined his sound and became Brazil’s most successful romantic vocalist and the co-writer of such timeless classics as “Detalles,” “Jesús Cristo,” “Emociones” and “Qué Será de Ti”. By the late 1970s, he had become the best-selling Brazilian artist in history.
During the 1980s, Roberto Carlos, who had already recorded in Spanish, Italian and Portuguese, began recording in English and French. His singles performed well with Latin-music fans in the United States and Puerto Rico, and climbed the Billboard Hot Latin Songs chart. In 1986, he gave a successful concert at New York City’s Radio City Music Hall. Three years later, he won the GRAMMY® for Best Latin Pop Album. During the 1990s, Roberto Carlos became the first Latin artist to sell more records than the Beatles.