Castle star Jon Huertas is exercising his musical chops.
The actor announced Monday that he will release his first full-length album, Grown & Sexy Music, on June 11 through MidRats/Slydoggie Productions. The album, co-produced with Christian Davis, falls under what Huertas calls “urban pop,” with dance and R&B/pop tracks.
Jon Huertas doesn’t just play the cute and (more or less) single cop, Detective Javier Esposito on ABC’s “Castle.” As it turns out, the man is a singer as well. And Huertas is about to release his first full-length studio album, “Grown & Sexy Music.”
While the album itself will not be available until June 11, 2013, the second single — “Champion” — will come out early on Tuesday (April 9). The first single off the album, “Ledge of Love,” debuted last November. The song took the TV show’s relationship between Castle (Nathan Fillion) and Beckett (Stana Katic) as its inspiration. A five-song EP called “Sex Tape” will also be released prior to the album appears, available at the actor’s website, thejonhuertas.com.
Jon Huertas, who plays Detective Javier Esposito on ABC’s popular TV series “Castle,” will release his first full-length studio album, “Grown & Sexy Music,” on June 11 through MidRats/Slydoggie Productions. “Champion,” out April 9, is the second single from the project.
A mix of club dance tracks and R&B/pop, “Grown & Sexy Music” was co-produced and co-written by Huertas and Grammy-nominated songwriter/producer Christian Davis. Lead single “Ledge of Love,” based on the love story between “Castle” lead characters Beckett and Castle, was released last November. A five-song EP titled Sex Tape (featuring a new version of earlier single “Sex Is the Word”) and new single “Champion” were made available on April 2 exclusively on thejonhuertas.com.
Another fab review of ‘Ledge of Love’
Recently Jon has collaborated with Grammy nominated songwriter/producer Christian “Davis” Stalnecker and together they’ve produced Jon’s new album “Grown and Sexy”. Jon describes his genre as Urban Pop and believes that his acting background has helped him immensely as a singer. “We write these songs so that they tell a clear story. That’s what I love about Christian, he gets it. It’s about story telling, just like in TV and film, and I know how to do that.”
Throughout the album, He and Christian have created undulating peaks and valleys within the genre effortlessly shifting between club dance tracks and classic R&B pop. Jon is looking forward to doing spot dates to promote the album across the country starting in January 2013, and then expand to a multi-city tour during “Castle’s” shooting hiatus starting in April 2013. Jon will also have a chance to showcase his skills as a dancer during these performances. However, fans of Jon can still catch him on every week on “Castle”, Mondays on ABC.
Hey guys! Check out this new interview of Jon by Dago Sanchez (released today but dated of september). It’s all in Spanish at this link, but here is the translation below!
How does Latin America influence your life?
Jon : Being of Latin descent, I have been influenced not only by heredity (Puerto Rico), but for many Latinos with whom I worked and shared in the military, the entertainment industry, as well as socially. I love Latin cultures, they are so complex. I believe that we as American Latinos shouldn’t forget our ancestors, the indigenous native of ourselves that helps us all being so diverse.
How did you get to Hollywood?
Jon : I drove! A large rental truck 24 feet in height with my dog and my car on a trailer (laughs). But what really brought me here was that I always had the desire since the age of 6 years to become an actor. I always knew that someday I would live and work in Hollywood.
When BollySpice first chatted with Castle star Jon Huertas two years ago, we learned of his love for Bollywood and that he would love to be a romantic action hero in a Bollywood film. We wondered if he still had Bollywood in his sights. Recently, Reema got the amazing chance to sit and talk with Jon in LA and had a fabulous conversation with the actor. Not only did she find out more about his Bollywood dream, she also got to hear exclusively what else is going on in his busy career, other than playing Detective Javier Esposito on ABC’s popular TV series Castle. Read on to find out what he loves about Bollywood, a little about his new music career, and of course, life on Castle.
This win marks Jon’s second award for his role as Esposito on “Castle”, having previously won a PRISM Award earlier this year alongside co-star Stana Katic for their scene together in episode “Kill Shot”. Katic hopped on Twitter to congratulate her fellow castmate, retweeting the picture he posted of his ALMA Award with the addition of “rockstar, bud! Congratulations!!”
Way to go, Jon, for a well-deserved win. Congratulations!
Let’s bring our hands into a slow clap for the Latino actor who plays one of our favorite homicide detectives, Jon Huertas.
The Castle actor portrays Detective Javier Esposito — the role which earned him a 2012 American Latino Media Arts Award last night.
Jon beat out other impressive actors from hit shows like The Vampire Diaries and Dexter to pick up the ALMA Award in the category of Favorite TV Actor – Supporting Role.