The Orchard has entered a direct distribution agreement with Puerto Rican trap artist Anuel AA, the company announced Wednesday (April 24). The expanded partnership will include global physical, digital and video distribution of the singer’s 2018 studio album Real Hasta la Muerte as well as his next full-length album.
“I am super excited to work with The Orchard to share my new music with the world,” said Anuel AA in a statement. “As an independent artist, this is a great step forward.”
“We couldn’t be happier to be partnering with Anuel AA and his team,” added The Orchard vp international Erol Cichowski. “Together we will bring his innovative talent and creativity to even more ears worldwide, we can’t wait to get started.”
Real Hasta la Muerte hit No. 1 on the Billboard Top Latin Albums chart for two weeks in a row and remains at No. 6 on the chart after 40 weeks of release. The album was released on July 17, 2018, just hours after Anuel was released from prison on gun possession charges.
You can watch his video interview with Billboard here.