Roberto Tapia's Lo Mejor de Roberto Tapia is now available. (Courtesy of Fonovisa/DISA)
Roberto Tapia has accomplished a lot thus far in his career.
He’s currently in the best time of his professional life while being part of a television show (“La Voz Kids”) and recent release of Lo Mejor de Roberto Tapia.
The album contains his most successful songs from his musical catalogue. Essentially, it’s a compilation of his greatest hits.
In an exclusive interview with Living Out Loud LA, Tapia said he fees like he’s in the best time of his career. He cited he never imagined entering television the way he has with such an acclaimed and important show as “La Voz Kids.” In it, he serves as a judge with the likes of pop singer Paulina Rubio and bachata singer-songwriter Prince Royce.
He claims that there are opportunities that must not be overlooked, as this is the right time to present to the public this new album from his already famous repertoire, which already sounds strong on the radio.
“Well, they are pure subjects made by Roberto Tapia and is a blessing for my career after 18 years to have the opportunity to make an album of hits and that has not been easy,” said Tapia. “This album carries the theme ‘I fell in love with’ and was included to give the album a little bit more than freshness. It’s already atop of the charts in Billboard, so I am very proud and happy that it’s doing well.”
Lo Mejor de Roberto Tapia was made with the aim of showing the musical concept of Tapia, as well as his essence as an artist. The album contains 20 tracks, which include corridos and ballads such as “Mirando el Cielo,” “Las Edades,” and “No Fue Fácil,” among others.
It should be noted that all the songs are his sole compositions in terms of lyrics. Tapia, who was born in San Diego but raised in Culiacan, Mexico, revealed to us that the facet as a composer is not a difficult task for him.
“Well, you see, the corridos for me are easy to make because it is a matter of me watching the news. Therefore, that’s how I get the ideas and themes,” he said. “The ballads also are simple but they have to come in just at the time that I am, either sad, happy or very much in love. But more than anything, it is the mood that I am in.”
Although Tapia is very committed to the show of “La Voz Kids,” he’s taken the time to promote his album throughout the U.S. Additionally, Tapia’s tour within Mexico begins at the end of August with stops in Mexico City, Tijuana and Mexicali.
Tapia’s also scheduled to perform at this year’s H2O Music Festival on Aug. 17 at Los Angeles State Historic Park.
Faced with the question of him perhaps feeling afraid of doing promotion in his country of Mexico due to the already known violent scene currently present, he did manage to respond in a professional manner.
“Well, I think we are all affected in general, but it is a matter of the authorities focusing more on this problem and that there is a control of the violence, so that some day we return to Mexico safely,” he said. “In the past, there was no so much crime in Mexico. But we all have to move forward and we as artists do feel well knowing that we are not doing anything wrong nor damaging anyone through music.”
In terms of the Telemundo soap opera, “Dama y Obrero,” he said he felt very happy that one of his songs has been used for it. Believe it or not, he also mentioned that he’s never eradicated the notion of being an actor as well as a music artist.
“La Voz Kids,” a show that keeps Tapia living in Miami, has been a blessing for him. Tapia mentioned that he feels very honored to have been taken into account as coach and judge, especially to the side of the renowned Mexican singer Paulina Rubio and the idol of the youthful bachata in Prince Royce.
Interestingly enough, Tapia began watching “La Voz Mexico” as a spectator not knowing that someday he would soon be a member of the version made for children.
“This project arrived in the best moment of my life and career,” he said. “I saw ‘La Voz Mexico,’ but people kept telling me that it was very good show with Jenny Rivera, Paulina Rubio, and Espinoza Paz. Then, as I began to watch it more and more, I told myself that one day I’d like to be a part of it. It happened when I was in Culiacan, but that illusion arose and it became a reality.”
Tapia Believes that this show has changed his life though he admitted it was a little difficult to adapt in the beginning. His relationship with Rubio and Royce helped him.
“We have made a nice friendship,” he said. “In fact, when I arrived, they didn’t know anything of me, but I did of them. So, I did not have the confidence to fight, joke or interact within the show. The first few days for me was to adapt and practically go looking up to where I could squeeze in without having to offend them or feel attacked. And this is because we had to have a good time, get along well and that is what we did. The truth is that I have so much appreciation for them; they’ve opened their hearts to me, and I appreciate that a lot.”
Tapia went on to reveal that he and Rubio are already discussing a future collaboration together, one that will allow both writing a tune and singing it.