Alejandro Fernández Debuts at #1 in the US and Puerto Rico with his Long Awaited new Album 'Confidencias'
Alejandro Fernandez, Latin Grammy winner and multiplatinum selling artists has re-written history once again by debuting at #1 in the US and Puerto Rico with his long-awaited new album Confidencias.
Confidencias was released globally on August 27 and immediately shot up to #1 on iTunes across 19 countries becoming his highest selling debut ever. The new album has so far reached Platinum status in Mexico and Colombia and Gold in Argentina, Colombia, Chile, Ecuador, the US and Spain.
The album contains some of the most relevant classic tunes from Latin America and Spain with new arrangements by legendary producer Ramone, powerfully performed by Fernandez. The first single and video from the album, ”Hoy Tengo Ganas de Ti”, features Christina Aguilera and is the theme song to Univision’s new prime time soap, La Tempestad which launched on September 4. The video has been a huge success, racking up more than three million views on the weekend of its’ release with the single hitting the#1 spot in 17 countries.
Alejandro brings two worlds together on “Nobody Knows You When You’re Down and Out” on which he sings in Spanish, while Rod Stewart sings in English. For the first time in more than 20 years, Alejandro went into the studio to record with his father, Vicente Fernandez. Their version of “Me olvidé de vivir” on the album.
When Fernandez and Ramone recorded Confidencias, it was Ramone’s idea to assemble a big band to get a “swing” sound, and to have Alejandro record live with the orchestra, which is unusual for the talented singer. “Phil asked me to come in to the studio, from the beginning, to meet the musicians and watch them record,” says Fernandez. “He was very talented, sensible, perfectionist… a true genius. It was an honour to have worked with such an endearing person.”
During the recording, Ramone said “These songs are some of the most beautiful songs I have ever heard, and he is one of the great artists of all time. We really enjoy each other’s company and the musicians love him, it was quite an adventure.”