BARRIO – Ozuna worked on a lot of songs for his new album, Ozutochi, out since October 7. He says it took two years to prepare. He had 65 songs, and handpicked the best 18 for this album. Ozutochi shows the Latin superstar at his very best.
Since his breakout several years ago, Ozuna has worked super hard to boost his profile. He’s released collaborations with Rosalía, Snoop Dogg, J Balvin, and Anuel AA, appeared in major films like Fast & Furious 9 and Tom & Jerry, and won two Latin Grammy Awards. His last solo album, ENOC, came in 2020, and now, after two years, he’s set to release Ozutochi.
But perhaps the most exciting new milestone in Ozuna’s career comes with his new track “Arhbo,” which features Congolese-French rapper GIMS and global producer RedOne, and which appears on the official soundtrack to the upcoming 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar. “I’m doing this from the heart,” says Ozuna about “Arhbo,” “I love the sport, and I love the music. So the combination and the collaboration that led to the music… it’s huge.”
Having a song featured in a World Cup is huge, and is a symbol of Ozuna’s global appeal. As for the team he’s placing his bets on to win the tournament?
Well, his native Puerto Rico didn’t qualify for the World Cup this year, so he’ll be rooting for Lionel Messi’s Argentina. “You know, I love every team, but my team is Argentina right now.”
Congrats to Ozuna … and everyone’s a Messi fan LOL