STAMFORD, Conn., September 24, 2007 – Produced by World Wrestling Entertainment® and set to release on Universal Music Latino, WWE ring announcer Lilian Garcia™’s debut album “¡Quiero Vivir!” will hit music stores around the country on Tuesday, October 9.
“¡Quiero Vivir!”—produced by George Noriega (Ricky Martin, Jon Secada, Gloria Estefan) and Tim Mitchell (Shakira)—features a duet with Latin superstar Jon Secada entitled “Adonde,” the English version of the Spanish song, ‘Where Did Love Go?.’ The album contains a total of 10 Spanish and 2 English tracks. Lilian wrote and co-wrote 11 of the tracks, 3 of which she co-wrote with Jon Secada.
“This record truly showcases Lilian’s incredible vocal abilities, and the music fans around the world better be ready to rock!” said Neil Lawi, General Manager, WWE Music Group. “Lilian has been working on this project for quite some time and I am pleased to be working with Universal Music Latino and have the world hear her voice on this record and every episode of Monday Night RAW®.”
“It’s an honor for us at Universal Music Latino to take part in the release of this album,” said John Echevarria, President, Universal Music Latino. “It’s always an exciting experience to take part in the development of such a talented artist. Lilian is already a celebrity in her own right and we are sure she will rise to the top.”
Lilian Garcia’s vocal talents have been showcased at such events as the Macy’s Day Parade, the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta and “Live with Regis and Kathy Lee.” She has also sung the National Anthem at WrestleMania® in 2000 and 2005 as well as at numerous MLB, NFL and NBA games. Additionally, Lilian’s performances can be seen on the WWE Anthology and Originals CD’s and past WWE programs where she has entertained the U.S. troops in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Lilian Garcia has been singing since she was a small child in Madrid, Spain. In her early teens, Garcia's family (of Puerto Rican descent) relocated to Columbia, South Carolina. There, she was singing with a band at local clubs while her mom chaperoned. Garcia went on to graduate cum laude from the University of South Carolina.
In conjunction with the album release, five different mobile phone ring tones will be made available on WWE.com. Fans can pre-order the album on WWE.com and tune into Monday Night RAW to see her every Monday.
UPC (WWE Music) 651191200757
UPC (Universal) 02517 48431
AVAILABILITY WWE.com, iTunes, leading music retailers
PRE-ORDER Begins September 14 on WWE.com (autographed copy) as well as free mobile phone wallpaper download, accompanied by autographed copied and free mobile phone
STREET DATE Tuesday, October 9
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