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In a delightful crossover between pop music and tennis, chart-topping sensation Sebastián Yatra recently took to the Rafa Nadal Academy's court, joining none other than tennis titan Rafael Nadal. The reason? To hone his tennis skills ahead of his US Open charity match with world #1 Carlos Alcaraz on August 23rd, aptly titled "Stars of the Open."
Concerts, Charts, and Certifications
Yet, it isn't all about tennis for this versatile star. Sebastián Yatra is all set to set the stage ablaze on August 25th with “Sounds Of The Open Presented By Chase,” a performance that promises to reverberate with his summer blockbuster – “VAGABUNDO.” Not only did Alcaraz play a part in inviting Yatra to the US Open, but he's also been singing praises of “VAGABUNDO,” which he fondly crowned as his go-to summer jam.
From Alcaraz's playlist to the prestigious official Wimbledon playlist, “VAGABUNDO” has taken the music industry by storm. It now boasts an RIAA Platinum® certification in the U.S., is a 2x Platinum® sensation in Spain, and has bagged numerous Gold® certifications throughout Latin America. Yatra's collaboration with Manuel Turizo and Beéle has undeniably borne fruit.
“Colombian pop star Sebastián Yatra... ventures into merengue… with “Vagabundo,” a joyful summer anthem crafted and rendered by this formidable trio... This lively number is guaranteed to set your feet tapping.” - Billboard
Rolling Stone gives an insight into the single, stating, “Sebastián Yatra… ‘Vagabundo’... The spirited merengue number... mirrors the charade of appearing fine publicly post-breakup.”
Hola! and Latina, too, couldn’t help but get on the “VAGABUNDO” bandwagon, praising its irresistible rhythm and its fitting arrival just in time for summer.
A Rising Star
Sebastián Yatra is not just a singer – he’s an experience. With his multi-platinum chart-toppers, genre-defying tunes, and multi-instrumentalist talents, Yatra is a force to be reckoned with. His passion for tennis is just another feather in his cap.
Following his 78-date Dharma World tour, Yatra has been winning hearts and awards with hits like “Tacones Rojos” and “Dos Oruguitas.” This summer saw him enthralling mammoth crowds at international festivals. “VAGABUNDO” itself boasts an impressive 200 million streams and continues to soar high.
His recent single “Una Noche Sin Pensar” also marked its territory as the #1 Latin Pop Airplay, further accentuating his musical prowess.