Twenty years ago tomorrow (June 15th), Carlos Santana released the album that would change his life. Already three decades into his career, Supernaturalwas an attempt to increase his popularity and get songs played on the radio. It worked.
Featuring guest appearances by Rob Thomas, Dave Matthews, Eric Clapton, Lauryn Hill and others, it has sold 30-million copies worldwide. It reached number-one in 11 countries, including the U.S., where it remained atop the charts for 12 non-consecutive weeks. It has been certified 15-times platinum.
The album was propelled by its first single, "Smooth" -- co-written and sung by Matchbox Twenty singer Rob Thomas -- which topped the Billboard Hot 100 for 12 weeks.
Five more singles were released from Supernatural, including "Maria Maria," featuring The Product G&B, which was number-one in the U.S. for 10 weeks. The album earned Carlos eightGrammy awards, tying Michael Jackson's Thriller for the most Grammys awarded an album.