Miami, FL. (June 21, 2019) – Merengue icon and hit maker of the ultimate party song that made it as far as the moon, “Suavemente”, Elvis Crespo released the official video TODAY for “Abracadabra”. The song is a bonus track featured in his latest album “Suavemente, 20th Anniversary”, which celebrates the Tropical genre legend’s timeless album which was released over two decades ago.
The video “Abracadabra” features Elvis Crespo performing with his bandmates and dancers in a burlesque nightclub where he portrays “El Majo”, the magician. The video opens with a young man hired by his boss to kill “El Majo” to gain vengeance of his mother’s death. Throughout the video, the young man finds out through a handwritten note that “El Majo” is his long-lost father. The video ends with the viewers getting a last glimpse of the boss and the assassin in an altercation, which ultimately leads to the master’s death. The video was produced by Maribel Vega and directed by Bobby Viera in Miami, Florida.
“Suavemente”, the artist’s debut album released in 1998, is recognized as a major contribution and the catalyst of the Latin explosion decade. The album reached #1 on 5 Billboard charts, and two of its singles,”Tu Sonrisa” and “Suavemente”, became massive global hits. The single, “Suavemente” went #1 on the Billboard “Hot Latin Songs” chart and remained there for 7 weeks, becoming the longest-lasting Tropical song at the top of a national chart list. Crespo made history by becoming the first Tropical genre artist to sell over a million copies in the US and over 4 million worldwide.
Elvis Crespo remains an unstoppable force in music with the release of his new album, “Suavemente, 20 Aniversario” which features nine of his merengue classics that have been revamped to a plena version. To surprise his fans, Elvis added “Abracadabra” as a bonus track, which he recorded during the making of his original album “Suavemente”, but was never released.
Watch “Abracadabra” here:
Elvis Crespo | Abracadabra (Official Video)
About Elvis Crespo
With a unique style that characterizes him, Elvis Crespo is one of the most popular and sought after Latin artists in the world. He’s the only Latin artist whose music has been played literally in outer space and was the first Tropical Latin artist to have the longest charting single at the top of the Billboard charts.
His music has been permanently marked on cans of Coca-Cola and has been featured in some of the most emblematic TV series including House of Cards and Dancing with the Stars, among others. Spain’s National Football Team celebrated their 2010 World Championship win chanting one of his songs, and even President Barack Obama grooved to his music at the Hispanic Congressional Caucus Awards in Washington D.C.
His debut album Suavemente reached #1 on 5 Billboard charts and two of its singles, “Tu Sonrisa” and “Suavemente”, became massive global hits. “Suavemente” went #1 on the Billboard “Hot Latin Songs” chart and remained there for 7 weeks, becoming the longest-lasting Tropical song at the top of a national chart list. Crespo made history by becoming the first Tropical genre artist to sell over a million copies in the US and over 4 million worldwide.
Crespo was one of the first Latin artists to crossover into the EDM market. His first collaboration with DJ Deorro on the global viral sensation “Bailar” reached #1 on iTunes and Shazam charts and opened a new generation of audiences to Crespo. It’s success would lead to his collaboration on the Steve Aoki and Daddy Yankee track “Azukita”, produced by Play-N-Skillz. The track would earn a Latin American Music Award nomination for “Favorite Tropical Song” in 2018.
In 2018, Crespo earned a 2018 Latin Grammy® nomination in for his album Diomedizao in the “Best Contemporary Tropical Album” category, album which debuted #1 on iTunes in the U.S. and Puerto Rico. Crespo would close the year with “Ella me beso”, which has climbed into the Top 25 of Billboard’s “Latin Airplay” charts and is quickly becoming an instant viral video sensation.
With a career spanning over 2 decades and the upcoming 20-year anniversary of his record-breaking album “Suavemente”, Elvis Crespo continues to leave his mark in the music industry with 27 Billboard charted hits under his belt.