It's a good week to be Carlos Santana . The Grammy-winning guitarist's new disc, Corazon , has scored a number-nine debut on the Billboard album chart, and topped the magazine's Latin album chart.
Corazon , which is also the first album of Santana's career to contain solely Latin music, finds him collaborating with a wide range of artists, including Gloria Estefan , Ziggy Marley , Latin rapper Pitbull and jazz great Wayne Shorter .
Explaining the new album's title, Santana tells ABC News Radio, "Of all the physical parts of the anatomy of a woman or a man, I think the heart is probably the one who propels you into a state of grace… So we call it Corazon because we feel the heart is a powerful spiritual muscle that creates visions of hope, trust and faith."
Of his many collaborators on the album, Santana adds, "Everyone [on Corazon ] came from far away bearing gifts of their soul, their spirit, their light, their heart, their talent… I got a chance to spend time with each person, with each artist, and you can feel it in the album."
Santana performed many of the tracks from Corazon at a concert in Mexico this past December. The event aired on HBO Latino earlier this month and is expected to be released on DVD later this year.
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