When your most popular single is practically your native country's second national anthem, I guess it's safe to say you've made it. But then, Diego Torres
had pretty much made it once he released his eponymous debut in 1992, which eventually hit triple platinum in his homeland of Argentina.
Joined in the studio by famed Argentine producer Cachorro Lopez (RBD
, Julieta Venegas
, among others), with whom he produced his first disc, Torres dropped the follow up Tratar de Estar Mejor
in 1994, to much the same result: big-time sales and recognition.He's spent the past 18 years solidifying his place in the pantheon of Latin pop's brightest stars.
Case in point: his 2004 release MTV Unplugged
, which spawned the massive hit, "Cantar Hasta Morir." But without question, his greatest claim to fame to date remains the aforementioned upbeat anthem "Color Esperanza."
Torres just dropped his eighth record, Distinto,
this past May, and the first single off it, "Guapa," has already made a big splash at pop radio, quickly cracking the Top 20. The album also features some interesting collabos from Spanish rapper La Mala Rodriguez
, Yotuel of Orishas
, and Kevin Johansen
Diego Torres is performing a special showcase tomorrow night at the Miami Gibson showroom
, but alas, the event is by invite only. Sorry fans, seems you'll need to wait until he goes on tour.
We don't endorse outright lying, but if you want to try to worm your way in somehow, the showroom is at 180 39th St. in the Design District, and the phone number is 305-573-3523.