Ozuna drops new album 'Aura' featuring Akon, Cardi B, Romeo Santos and more
He won the artist of the year award at the Billboard Latin Music Awards courtesy his debut album 'Odisea' and now with 'Aura' he hopes to repeat the feat.
It's August 24 and seems like Ozuna is in a mood to repeat history. Today he released 'Aura' an album that follows his debut album from last year. 'Odisea' his debut offering certainly made an impression as it broke some records. It stayed for weeks atop the Billboard's Top Latin Albums chart. He also won the artist of the year award at the Billboard Latin Music Awards courtesy 'Odisea' and now with 'Aura' he hopes to repeat the feat.
What's special about this album is that Ozuna has collaborated with several artists this time, apart from his usual collaborators. Akon, Cardi B, Romeo Santos, J Balvin, Anuel AA are just some of the names that lent their voices to 'Aura'. Ozuna claims that 'Aura' is an emotional piece and the song is something he identified with. He explained that 'Aura' strikes a chord, especially with things that are going on in the world right now and doing a song on that, was especially painful.
Listen to the audio below:
Speaking to Billboard about his collaboration with Akon on the song 'Comentale' in this, his second album, he explains: "It’s easy to work with someone who shares your same work ethic, who likes to create like you do." He also revealed that the duo recorded more than just one song, as he says: "When we got together, we did four songs: There’s one for his album and two for the future. He sang in English, he sang in Spanish, I sang in English. He doesn’t speak it perfectly, just as I don’t speak perfect English, but we understand each other." Akon recorded a verse in Spanish for this song.
Ozuna already has picked one of his favorites in the album and it is a song titled 'Ibiza' where he collaborated with Santos. Interestingly, it was fated for an album later on but since Santos managed to record it in time, the song made it to the track list. Listeners will also enjoy 'La Modelo' where Cardi B paired up with Ozuna.
Listen to the album here:
For now, fans in the US can see him soon at a stage near them. The Puerto Rican singer has announced the dates for Aura US tour 2018. This is the third time in less than a year that Ozuna will tour the US Aura 2018 tour is set to begin on September 7 in Atlanta and will take Ozuna to 29 other cities including Miami, Orlando, New York, Chicago, Los Angeles and Phoenix, with more cities to be announced.