HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Jan. 21, 2014 /CNW/ - Adding to the phenomenal international success of Mayra Veronica's mega-hit single, "Mama Mia", including a number one Billboard Dance chart triumph, Ultra Music, in a joint venture with Syco Music, has picked up the Dance track for exclusive distribution rights, within the territories of the United States and Canada. Initially introduced as "Ay Mama Mia," the original Spanish version became an international sensation and caught the attention of music industry executive/innovator Simon Cowell, whose Syco Music-Sony label retained exclusive international distribution rights for the single outside of the United States and Canada where the song subsequently earned top 20 chart results in France, Italy, Sweden, Spain, Brazil, and the United Kingdom.
The updated Ultra Music version of "Mama Mia", will feature both English and Spanish lyrics. Co-written by Mayra Veronica, the catchy tune meshes vintage tropical sounds with an infectious electronic dance rhythm.
The original Spanish video has already reached over 12 million views on YouTube with club DJ luminaries such as Axwell, Chuckie, Laidback Luke, John Dahlback and Thomas Gold treating their fans to Mayra's fresh music.
"Mama Mia" is the most recent chart success for Mayra Veronica. The Cuban-American singer/songwriter, who presently holds an exclusive worldwide publishing deal with BMG Chrysalis, first gained chart notoriety with "If You Wanna Fly", which penetrated five different Billboard charts, including the coveted, Billboard Digital Sales Chart. Her second single, "Freak Like Me" earned her a number three position on the Billboard Dance Chart, and garnered slots on numerous international Billboard charts.
The new video for "Mama Mia" is set to be launched on January 30th on Ultra Music's YouTube Channel. The visual presentation has been directed by Larenz Tate, whose acting credits include his portrayal of Quincy Jones in the Academy Award winning film, Ray, as well as roles in Biker Boyz, A Man Apart, and Crash.
The radio edit of "Mama Mia" will debut on iTunes, and other digital retailers on February 25. In addition, at this same time, new club dub versions from Chocolate Puma and Sick Individuals will be made available exclusively on Beatport. Following this, The "Mama Mia" (Remixes) EP, which showcases versions orchestrated by Dave Aude, Chocolate Puma, Robbie Rivera, Sick Individuals, Genairo Nvilla and Razor N' Guido, will be available March 25, 2014.
Mayra Veronica will kick off a world tour in support of "Mama Mia" in the spring, with Soneros de Verdad and The Sons of the Buena Vista Social Club sharing the bill.
About Mayra Veronica
Frequently counted amongst the most beautiful women in the world, Mayra Veronica first became recognized as an international media personality on the television network, Univision. Following a successful stint in this medium, armed with an extensive fan following, Mayra soon embarked on a solo recording career. In addition to this budding enterprise, the Bettie Page clothing line, in 2013, named the pin up-esque, Ms. Veronica, as its official spokesperson and celebrity face. Beside these notable accomplishments, Mayra Veronica is also the official spokesperson for the United Service Organizations (USO), completing 8 world tours in support of American military personnel, including entertaining the troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. Concurrently, Mayra has also performed for numerous dignitaries, such as various US presidents and Joint Chiefs of Staff.
About Ultra Music
Ultra Music is the world's leading independent electronic and dance music label, whose YouTube channel carries over 2 million subscribers and over two billion views to date. Its roster includes North American artists Kaskade, deadmau5, Wolfgang Gartner, Steve Aoki, Tokimonsta, MNDR, DJ Muggs, Rosette and Jenson Vaughan and international acts Calvin Harris, Benny Benassi, Alex Gaudino, The Bloody Beetroots, Congorock, Above & Beyond, Adrian Lux, Alexandra Stan, Inna, Jimmy Carris and others. In January 2013, Ultra Music formed a strategic partnership with multinational conglomerate, Sony. Ultra Music also has a global alliance with the Ultra Music Festival, with events slated for 2014 in the U.S., Brazil, Argentina, Korea, and Croatia. Ultra International Music Publishing, Empire Artist Management and the Ultra Music Library are also affiliated entities.
About Syco Music
Syco Music is a British record label founded by Simon Cowell in 2002. It is a subsidiary of Syco Entertainment, home to successful television programs, The X-Factor and America's Got Talent. Syco Music's current client roster includes multi-platinum selling recording artists One Direction, Susan Boyle, Leona Lewis, and Little Mix with a hoard of dozens of number one hits on both the U.K. and American pop charts within the company's resume'. In 2010 Syco engaged in a joint venture with Sony Music, with an emphasis on the production of music, television, film and digital content.
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