NEW YORK – MAY 10, 2013 – Univision Radio, the leading radio network serving Hispanic America, will premiere an exclusive Spanish version of Ariana Grande’s gold-selling smash single “The Way” [Republic Records] this Friday, May 10 on select Univision Radio stations across the country. The actress and singer recorded this Spanish version of the hit song exclusively for Univision Radio.
About this new version, Grande excitedly comments, “The past month has been like a dream come true, and the response to ‘The Way’ has been so amazing already. Now, it’s so exciting to bring this song to my Latin fans with a very special recording—for them. I’m so happy for everybody to hear it.”
Republic Records Executive Vice President Charlie Walk echoes her excitement, “Ariana’s impact worldwide is simply staggering. This is a phenomenal opportunity to speak directly to a massive and devoted segment of her demographic and, as a label, we’re thrilled to invite that audience closer to this young superstar. We’ve built such an inventive partnership with Univision, and this release is emblematic of the synergy between our teams.”
Univision recently launched the Uforia music service to align the company’s music efforts under one umbrella and solidify Univision as Hispanic America’s home of audio entertainment. Part of the Uforia evolution is to work with emerging artists, helping them to break onto the music scene and connect with U.S. Hispanics.
“We are committed to nurturing the careers of up-and-coming artists such as Ariana,” said Evan Harrison, executive vice president of Content & Entertainment at Univision Radio. “Univision offers a one-stop-shop for artists to reach and engage the largest and fastest growing group of influencers, U.S. Hispanics.”
Right now, Grande is preparing her full-length debut for Republic Records, due out later this year. In addition to being certified Gold by the RIAA, the music video for “The Way” has surpassed 20 million YouTube/VEVO views and counting in less than a month. Grande rose to immense popularity starring in the hit show Victorious. In addition, her spin-off Sam & Cat is set to premiere in June 2013. Singing and performing since the age of eight, music remains Grande’s first love. Over the course of her career, she carved out an overwhelming fan base online. The Huffington Post listed her as the “Third Most Influential Actress Online” above Miley Cyrus and Jennifer Aniston, while Billboard even dubbed her “Most Influential Person to Watch Online”. To date, she has amassed 6 million Twitter followers, 3 million Facebook likes, 3.6 million Instagram followers, and 200 million YouTube/VEVO views.
Ariana’s Spanish version of “The Way” will premiere on the below Univision Radio stations as well as on Univision.com and across Univision Radio’s social media footprint.
KESS – Dallas
KVVF -San Francisco
WVIV – Chicago
WKAQ – Puerto Rico
KGSX – San Antonio
KBBT- San Antonio
KAMA – Houston
KKRG – Albuquerque
I'm nervous to hear what it sounds like.
ETA: Hear it here