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01/11/2013 04:49 pm ET

Robi 'Draco' Rosa New Album: Puerto Rican Singer Returns Cancer Free To Collaborate With Ricky Martin, Shakira And More

Puerto Rican singer-songwriter Robi ‘Draco’ Rosa has plenty to celebrate: a new album and a new life.

And now the 43 year-old star is back in the limelight with his new music project accompanied by some of the biggest names in the music industry, artists like Shakira, Marc Anthony, Juanes, Juan Luis Guerra, Alejandro Sanz, Rubén Blades, among others.

And the celebration is twofold since the singer also recently confirmed that as of December 31 he was declared cancer free, Puerto Rico’s daily El Nuevo Día reports.

The first single off the album is a new version of the hit "Más y Más" as a duet with Ricky Martin, a long-awaited reunion of two big figures and friends who first worked together during their teen years as part of the 80’s boy band sensation Menudo.

"After so many years of writing and doing projects together it felt that the right thing was to use that song as the first single. Ricky is one of the artists with whom I have mainly collaborated, so it was a great idea to do a duet so beautiful. It's those kinds of things that are destined to happen,” said Draco to El Nuevo Día.

During the past two years Draco had been receiving treatment after being diagnosed with a cancer called 'Non Hodgkins Lymphoma', which he says he overcame with the help of his music and the love from his fans.

"For me this album has been a wonderful experience," Draco said in a press release. "In difficult times the music, the love and support of the fans and all the colleagues involved in this project have been a source of inspiration and LIFE. They were intense working hours at complex times with solidarity, emotion and hope. I'm really excited and grateful to everyone who helped make this dream possible."

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