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June 27, 2022

Interview with Erika Ender

Interview with Erika Ender

We had the pleasure of interviewing Erika Ender over Zoom video.

Panamanian singer, songwriter, producer, communicator, and philanthropist Erika Ender is celebrating 30 years in the business by sharing a video for her breath-taking version of...


We had the pleasure of interviewing Erika Ender over Zoom video.

Panamanian singer, songwriter, producer, communicator, and philanthropist Erika Ender is celebrating 30 years in the business by sharing a video for her breath-taking version of “Abrázame,” a song from her ambitious MP3-45 album. The visual functions as a salute of her past while looking into the future, as we see her vision of a romantic vintage era delivered in her unique style.

Originally by Julio Iglesias, Ender picked “Abrázame” as one of the three cover versions that makes up the Side B portion of her album MP3-45; produced by Moogie Canazio, this selection is a way of acknowledging some of the music that made an impact on her as a young person. Although Ender has excelled as a songwriter for most of her career, we now focus on her performing abilities which are just as impressive, taking the broken-hearted feelings of the lyrics and delivering them with poise and subtleness. Of her choice, Ender says, “When I was about two years old, I used to refer to Julio Iglesias as ‘Mi Novio’. I wasn’t supposed to be playing vinyl records myself, because I would scratch them—but I did anyway.” Her admiration for the crooner shines through on her version.

Erika Ender is an artist that is hard to pigeonhole yet there’s one thing that shines through all her different facets—her big-hearted emotions. As a songwriter, she has more than 200 albums under her belt and more than 40 top singles; perhaps her biggest achievement was co-writing “Despacito,” the chart-smashing hit that managed to stay a record number 16 weeks on the number one spot of the Billboard Hot 100, earning Ender awards, accolades, and nominations to some of the biggest recognitions from the industry, including Latin Grammys for Record of the Year and Song of the Year, as well as nominations at the 2018 Grammys, making her the only Latina woman to be nominated for Record and Song of the Year. She has also written hit singles for the likes of Marc Anthony, Jenni Rivera, Los Tigres Del Norte, Chayanne, and many others. As a solo artist, she has been releasing albums since 2007’s Ábreme La Puerta, making the top of the Billboard Latin charts with some of her own hits.

Released in 2020, MP3-45 is composed of six original songs and three covers. Along with “Abrázame,” there’s also “When I Fall In Love” by Nat King Cole and “Só Louco” by Gal Costa. With this, Erika Ender delivers a part of her history with a hint of what’s to come.

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