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

What’s your motivation after so many years in the music business?

For me it’s always been about staying true to who I am, to my music, to creating songs that I can live with for the rest of my life. Also, I’ve always presented my music from a universal place versus presenting my music only to Latin audiences because it’s in Spanish. I’m a true believer that quality rules over quantity and that’s the way I’ve done everything in my life. I strive to maintain the essence of who I am as an artist instead of wanting to sound like everyone else because it’s the next big thing.

We’ve seen a lot of pictures of you vacationing and spending time with your children this summer, just before the tour. What’s the best thing about being a father?

Oh, everything! I savor every moment I’m with them. They’re all amazing kids. They’re so loving and so smart, and to witness their maturation is priceless. They’re a constant source of inspiration to me. Even though I have a busy schedule, I make sure we spend as much time together as possible.

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Jesus Trivino,

Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, Jesús Triviño Alarcón began his professional journalism career at Vibe. At 25, he became editor-in-chief of Fuego, the first national English language Latino men’s magazine, and served as senior editor for Scratch, a magazine dedicated to hip-hop producers and DJs. Since then he has guided the editorial direction for MyNuvoTV.com, the online component of the Latino lifestyle cable network, and BET.com's music shows and specials including 106 & Park. Additionally, he has written and reported for the NY Daily News, SLAM, The Source, XXL, Inked, SOHH.com, People.com, Essence.com, and many more. In his 16-year career he’s interviewed countless celebrities including Bruno Mars, Carmelo Anthony, Demi Lovato, Marc Anthony, Rosario Dawson, Willie Colón, Jay-Z, Nas, Jessica Alba, John Leguizamo, 50 Cent, Kanye West, among others. Today, as Latina’s Entertainment Director he’s constantly thinking WWJD—What Would Juanes Do? Follow him on Instagram @JesusTalks and Twitter @JesusTalkz.

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