Luis Enrique Talks"Beautiful" New Album

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The Prince of Salsa Luis Enrique chatted with VOXXI about Sergio George's Salsa Giants project, Cheo Feliciano's passing, his upcoming album, and more. 

The Nicaraguan singer opened up about the Salsa Giants -- a concert held last summer that brought together the biggest names in salsa for a once-in-a-lifetime performance. The salsero collective, which included Marc AnthonyOscar D'León, Andy Montañez and more, also recorded a CD and DVD from the event. 

"It's a great way to get us all together in an album and give good music and energy for all the fans who have followed each one of us," he said about the project. Tragically, one of the key members of the collective, Cheo Feliciano, passed away in a car accident earlier this month.

"I learned a lot from Cheo just by watching him," Luis, 51, said. "I very much appreciated every moment we spent together."

Enrique also discussed his forthcoming album. The Grammy Award-winner is working with Puerto Rican composer and producer Angel "Cucco" Peña for an album set to be released in June. "Little by little, I'll tell you guys what it's all about," he said. "I am eager to put it out and see what you guys think -- it's a beautiful piece." The album will be his first since releasing Soy y Sere in 2011. 

In the meantime, the crooner is content spending "vacation" time in his native country. "The more I go back home, the more I enjoy myself," he admitted. "I am finally taking the time to rediscover Nicaragua."

Watch the full interview with VOXXI below: 

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