Carlos Santana's seventeenth album, Supernatural, already at number one in the United States, hopped the pond on March 26, 2000 and landed at number one on the UK album chart and stayed there for two weeks.
The global takeover of the magical, mythical record was, in fact, just getting started. It eventually went on to nab the top spot in eight more countries around the world and was the highest selling album (over 30 million copies) of original material released by any artist who had already been inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame prior to its release.
Initially released in the U.S. in 1999, the stellar album conceived by Clive Davis went platinum 15 times and scored the iconic guitarist nine Grammy Awards, including Album of the Year. Santana was also honored at the Latin Grammy Awards with three awards, including Record of the Year. He collaborated with a series of artists including Rob Thomas, Eric Clapton, Eagle-Eye Cherry, Lauryn Hill, Dave Matthews, Maná and Cee-Lo Green.
The album included the following tracks:
- "(Da Le) Yaleo"
- "Love of My Life"
- "Put Your Lights On"
- "Africa Bamba"
- "Do You Like The Way"
- "Maria Maria"
- "Corazón Espinado"
- "Wishing It Was"
- "El Farol"
- "The Calling"
The first single, "Smooth" went to #1 on the Hot 100 Billboard Chart and stayed for 12 weeks:
The second single, "Maria Maria," featuring The Product G&B, also went to #1 on the Hot 100 Billboard Chart and stayed for 10 weeks: