Exclusive music in Latin America: Tigo Sessions with multi Grammy award winner Juanes
Stockholm, 13 August, 2014 – Millicom (Stockholmsbörsen: MIC), the international telecommunications and media company, announced today the release of exclusive sessions recorded by multi-platinum selling artist Juanes across its Tigo networks in Latin America.
The Colombian musician Juanes, who has sold fifteen million albums worldwide and whose last album Loco de Amor reached number one in fourteen countries, has re-recorded seven tracks – including the international hit Una Flor - which will be exclusively available from Friday 15th August for viewing and download from Tigo Star on cable and Tigo Music via mobile in seven markets in Latin America.
Juanes, who recently joined Millicom at a company event in Miami, is a nineteen-time Latin Grammy and two-time Grammy award winner.
The Tigo Sessions were produced by five-time Grammy award winner Steve Lillywhite, who has worked with artists such as U2, The Killers, The Rolling Stones, Simple Minds and Peter Gabriel.
Juanes said: “I am thrilled to be the first artist to inaugurate these Tigo Sessions. My passion is playing live! It’s very exciting to see companies like Tigo pursue initiatives like this one.”
Millicom’s President and CEO, Hans-Holger Albrecht commented: “Juanes is one of the most popular musicians in Latin America, so we are delighted that he has recorded seven new Tigo Session tracks exclusively for our customers there. We hope they enjoy it. It is another example of how we provide great content over multiple devices as part of the digital lifestyle.”
The announcement coincides with the beginning of Juanes’ Loco por Amor por Colombia tour sponsored by Tigo Colombia.
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Millicom is a leading international telecommunications and media company dedicated to emerging markets in Latin America and Africa. Millicom sets the pace when it comes to providing digital lifestyle services to the world’s emerging markets, giving access to the world, primarily through mobile devices. Operating in fourteen countries, primarily using the Tigo brand, Millicom offers innovative and customer-centric products. Millicom employs more than 10,000 people and provides mobile, cable, broadband, TV content, online and financial services to over 50 million customers. Founded in 1990, Millicom is headquartered in Luxembourg and listed on NASDAQ OMX Stockholm under the symbol MIC. In 2013 Millicom generated revenue of $5.16 billion and EBITDA of $1.9 billion.