EXCLUSIVE: Marc Anthony on the Future of Salsa Music & His New Album

Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown, they say. Especially if the kingdom itself appears to be vanishing. But if you’re Marc Anthony, the undisputed king of salsa, you never give in. You just tilt your crown, recruit your ablest knight (in this case, longtime producer Sergio George) and storm the castle—releasing 3.0, your first album of original salsa music in nine years, undoubtedly the most exciting thing to happen in the genre in a long time.

There is trouble in the realm, to be sure. In the first six months of 2013, according to Billboard, Latin music album sales declined to 4.3 million—14 percent lower than during the first half of 2012. But with more than 11 million albums sold worldwide in his career, we wouldn’t bet against Anthony’s ability to pump up those numbers considerably. Latina asked the Puerto Rican superstar, presently on his global Vivir Mi Vida tour, to tell us about his resurgent career, the state of salsa and, of course, fatherhood. After all, you always need heirs to the throne.

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