30 , 2001
J. Lo charity single hits Billboard - song unveiled at White House
to the charity single
'El Ultimo Adios'
Adiós (Last Goodbye),' the Latin charity song Christina
participated in, entered the Billboard Top Latin Album chart
at #3. The maxi-single is now on sale everywhere. Profits
go to the American Red Cross and United Way to support the victims
of the September 11th tragedy.
You can order
the CD online now.
1. El Ultimo Adiós - All Star Version
2. The Last Goodbye - Jon Secada Version
3. El Ultimo Adiós - Arturo Sandoval Instrumental Version
4. El Ultimo Adiós - Gian Marco Version
and Jon Secada premiered 'El Ultimo Adios' at the White House
on October 12, 2001, the same day the charity single was sent to
radio stations. The two recorded the song with a virtual supergroup
of Latin music luminaries including Christina, Jennifer Lopez,
Ricky Martin, and Shakira. The song was recorded on September 27,
The song, written
by Estefan and Secada with Gian Marco, was also recorded
in English and titled 'The Last Goodbye.'
Jr., the famed Miami-based producer and his wife, singer Gloria
Estefan, along with jazz trumpeter Arturo Sandoval, singer Jon Secada,
and more than a dozen artists are among those who performed the
song during a Hispanic Heritage Month ceremony hosted by President
Bush at the White House.
put together the lineup, which features more than 70 artists including
Jose Feliciano, Tito Puente Jr., Celia Cruz and Alejandro Fernandez
in Mexico City, Thalia in New York and actor Andy Garcia and singer
Jaci Velasquez in Los Angeles. Other performers include Lucero,
Marc Anthony, Gian Marco, Chayanne, Carlos Vives, Luis Fonsi
(Christina dueted with him on 'Mi Reflejo'), Alejandro SanzPilar
Montenegro, Yuri, Juan Luis Guerra, Alejandro Sanz, and Ednita Nazario.
were recorded in Miami, while the voices of such performers as Ricky
Martin, Christina, and Jennifer Lopez were later added to
the track, in New York, Milan, Italy, Rio de Janeiro, Los Angeles,
Madrid, Mexico City, San Juan, and Corpus Christi, Texas.
'In the four
minutes of this song, we are sending a message of unity and hope
that will last a lifetime,' Emilio Estefan Jr. said in a statement.
'Different music genres were represented, (and) all the artists
sang together to inspire faith and hope to all affected by this
The video of
the song aired on 'Sabado Gigante,' the Univision television variety
show hosted by Don Francisco.
The CD includes
both the Spanish-language and English versions when released. The
English version, 'The Last Goodbye,' was recorded by Secada, according
to the publicist.
info on 'El Ultimo Adiós'
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