Home Topics Business The Latin Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Jorge Drexler signs with Warner Chappell Music Spain

The Latin Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Jorge Drexler signs with Warner Chappell Music Spain

Singer-songwriter Jorge Drexler has signed a worldwide publishing contract with Warner Chappell Music Spain.

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The five-time Latin Grammy winner has released 13 studio albums in his own name and written for other artists such as Rosario, Shakira and most recently co-written with C Tangana.

Drexler is also the first Uruguayan to win an Oscar. Al Otro Lado Del Rio, which he wrote for the 2005 film The Motorcycle Diaries, was named Best Original Song.

Jorge Drexler was born in Uruguay in 1964 and learned to play the piano at the age of five.

He studied music and released two albums in Uruguay in the early 1990s.

He caught the attention of Spanish songwriter Joaquin Sabina, who invited him to Madrid to work with a variety of artists.

A permanent move to Spain followed and Drexler wrote and appeared on a number of successful studio albums, including Llueve (1997), Frontera (1999), Sea (2001), Eco (2004), 12 Segundo de Oscuridad (2006), Amar la Trama (2010), Bailar En La Cueva (2014) and Salvavidas de Hielo (2017).

He has also worked with other artists, notably Waka Waka, She Wolf and Did It Again’for Shakira, as well as Carlinhos Brown, Joaquín Sabina, Ketama, Kevin Johansen, Marlango, Pedro Guerra and Rosario.

Most recently, he worked with Latin Grammy winners Caetano Veloso, Julieta Venegas, Mon Laferte and Natalia Lafourcade, among others.

Drexler is playing extensive global tours with more than 150 shows in 24 different countries for his last album in 2017 – mainly in Latin America, North America and Europe.

He was signed to Sony Music US Latin in 2019 and will release his 14th studio album this year.

“I can’t wait to share my new music with the world and I hope it will be possible to go on tour again soon.”

Jorge Drexler

Jorge Drexler said: “I am very happy to be back at Warner Chappell Music. We have worked together successfully in the past and I know Santi and the team will be great partners for the next phase of my career.

“I can’t wait to share my new music with the world and I hope it will be possible to go on tour again soon.”

“Jorge is an absolute legend with an army of fans across Spain, Latin America and far beyond.”

Santiago Menendez-Pidal, Warner Chappell Music Spain

Santiago Menendez-Pidal, General Manager of Warner Chappell Music Spain added: “Jorge is an absolute legend with an army of fans across Spain, Latin America and far beyond.

“He’s also the point of contact for some of the greatest Latin American artists in the world. I’m so excited to be working with him and to know that his upcoming album will have a huge impact. “Music business worldwide

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