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Marc Anthony Surprises Fans With New Single & Video 'Punta Cana' A Captivating Bachata Infused Track

By Stevie Connor.

Marc Anthony kicks off 2024 with a new single and video, this time with his own twist on Bachata music, titled Punta Cana".  


In "Punta Cana," Marc Anthony displays a captivating exploration of one of the most celebrated genres of tropical music, where he skillfully combines traditional bachata elements with his distinct style and mesmerizing vocals. 


The new track is a co-production by Marc Anthony and Sergio George and the union of the music creators, highlights a unique depth and allure to the composition.  The contributing writers of the song include: Marc Anthony, Lenier Mesa, Carlos Humberto Domínguez, Roberto Carlos Sierra Casseres, José Carlos García, Edgardo Antonio Miranda Beiro and Andy Clay Cruz. 


The music video was directed by award winning creator Carlos Pérez (Elastic People) and features Marc Anthony’s new Bulova watch collection.


Lyrically, "Punta Cana" delves into the realm of nostalgia and longing. It artfully portrays the complexities of a past love, evoking a profound yearning for the revival of what was once a beautiful romance. The chorus, with its emotive repetition, effectively conveys the central theme—a deep desire for reconciliation and reconnection.


"Punta Cana" emerges as a noteworthy addition to the Bachata genre, and is a celebration to one of the world-known sounds of the Caribbean. The title will be included in Marc Anthony’s new album, set for release Spring 2024.  

Singer Marc Anthony is one of the most influential musical artists of his time. Born Marco Antonio Muñíz to Puerto Rican parents in New York City, he is the best-selling salsa artist of all time and a true ambassador of Latin music and culture. As he enters his fourth decade as a recording artist, he has dozens of gold and platinum certifications from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), has had 105 #1 Billboard hits, racked up more than 8 billion views on YouTube, and a total of 15.218 billion streams across all platforms. 


Known for his intense, soaring voice and his dramatic concert performances, he’s one of the most prolific touring artists in the music industry, with many entries in Pollstar’s Global Top Grossing Concert Tours lists.


Following his first salsa album, Otra Nota (1993), his albums broke sales and chart records. His third album, Contra La Corriente, was the first salsa album to enter the Billboard 200 album chart. His most recent album, Pa’llá Voy (2022), his thirteenth album (his eleventh sung in Spanish), was released on his own Magnus / Sony Latin Music imprint. It received four Grammy nominations and won the Grammy for Best Salsa Album. On tour it played to sold-out audiences all over the United States, Europe and Latin America.


His previous album, Opus (2019), received the 2020 Grammy best tropical album award, and his album before that, Marc Anthony 3.0 (2013), received an American Music Award, a Grammy, five Premios Lo Nuestro, two Premios Juventud, and a special “6-time Diamond”certification from the RIAA. He’s received multiple Billboard Latin Music Awards, including 10 as a solo artist, three Billboard Awards, and special recognitions from the Univision and Telemundo networks. He’s also had hit singles in collaborations with Maluma (“La Fórmula”, 2023), (twice) with Gente de Zona (“La Gozadera”, 2014, and “Traidora”, 2015), and most recently “De Vuelta Pa’La Vuelta with Daddy Yankee and “Ojalá Te Duela” with Pepe Aguilar.  


Marc Anthony has also established a highly credible acting résumé, with film roles including In the Heights (2021), El Cantante (2006), Man on Fire (2004), In the Time of Butterflies (2001), Bringing Out the Dead (1999), and a starring role in Paul Simon’s The Capeman (1998) on Broadway. 


His company, Magnus, with a dual focus on music and sports, quickly became the

leading Latin artist and athlete representation company in the United States. He has his own clothing and accessories line for Kohl’s, is a minority owner of the Miami Dolphins, is the owner of E1’s Team Miami racing team, is the co-owner of the plant-based leading energy drink brand OCA and has a best-selling watch and jewelry collection with Bulova.


As a philanthropist, he launched the Maestro Cares Foundation in 2012, which has built orphanages in various countries in Latin America and the Caribbean and in 2017, 

Anthony and Magnus announced Somos Una Voz, an alliance of artists and athletes to help provide humanitarian relief to areas affected by natural disasters throughout the southern United States, Mexico, Puerto Rico, and the Caribbean. 


In September 2023, Marc Anthony was inducted into the Hollywood Walk of Fame, receiving Star 2,762.



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