Marc Anthony Returns To Airwaves With Rob Thomas Song

Pop, salsa, holiday albums also on tap for Latin star.

Marc Anthony will return to the airwaves this month with “The Tragedy,” a single written by Matchbox Twenty’s Rob Thomas.

The song, an uptempo tune about a guy who tries to convince himself that being left by his woman isn’t a tragic event, will air by the end of August and appear on the Latin star’s upcoming pop album. Anthony will release the pop album and a salsa disc (both still untitled) in late October or early November, his publicist said.

Anthony will perform “The Tragedy” on NBC’s “Today” on August 31. The salsa singer is also recording an album of Christmas music for holiday release (see “Marc Anthony To Release Three Albums This Year” ).

As for Thomas, the Anthony collaboration is another feather in the cap of one of pop’s most sought-after tunesmiths. Since penning and performing the 1999 smash “Smooth” with Carlos Santana, he’s gone on to work with R&B crooner Carl Thomas, country legend Willie Nelson and Mick Jagger (see “Mick Jagger Finds A Muse In Britney Spears” ).