Puerto Rican singer Ambar is achieving her dream by bringing her music to the international market with her seventh album "Libre."

Born Alma Iris Acosta, the singer made her debut in 1987 with the album "La Chica Laser," and her next two albums - "Ambar" and "Por ese amor" - went gold.

But it is only with her seventh production that Ambar is achieving her dream of having her voice heard in the wider world now that the first two singles from the album, "Tengo ganas" and "Mi corazon no se compre," have made it to the Billboard charts.

After taking a hiatus from music to raise her son, the singer has resumed her career with an eye toward the international market.

"I had to take a break to give myself time and energy for someone very important, my son," said the artist in an interview with Efe.

Once she felt calm about the fact that "my son is older and has well-inculcated values," it was time, she added, "to continue this dream of music."

"Thank God I resumed it on the right foot, as they say in Puerto Rico" because the public has given her a "warm welcome," she said.

Ambar will continue to promote her album in the United States and Dominican Republic and she said that her next single will be a joint effort with her countryman, reggaeton star Don Omar. EFE