Cover art for Ricardo Arjona's single "Nada Es Como Tu."

Cover art for Ricardo Arjona's single "Nada Es Como Tu."

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Ricardo Arjona’s website, ricardoarjona.com, collapsed after the singer allowed fans to download his new single, “Nada es como tu,” for free on Friday (June 17).

Arjona announced on his social media pages that he would offer “Nada es como tu” exclusively on his website, and not on iTunes (“No en iTunes,” read the banners on his social sites). The single was offered as a free download for two hours on Friday. Within 30 seconds, 100,000 users went on the website in an effort to download the single, causing it to crash.

“We had prepared for big traffic, but never for what is happening,” Arjona posted on his page. “We are working on making the single available to you.”  

 

“Nada es como tu” will be available for sale beginning Monday (June 20), only on Arjona’s website.. 

This isn't the first time Arjona has tried a maverick move. Several years ago, the Guatemalan star announced he would record and release his music independently, after years on major labels. Arjona's most recent album, Viaje, was released on his own label, Metamorfosis, with distribution from Sony.