Marc Anthony performs "Vivir Mi Vida" on the "Today" plaza.
Marc Anthony was invited to the "Today" plaza at Rockefeller Center Tuesday to perform his new single, “Vivir Mi Vida” or “To Live My Life,” which quickly rose to number one in the charts.
The singer is currently promoting his 11th studio album, "3.0," and said he feels like a new, upgraded self.
“It’s like a whole new improved me,” he said during the show. “Just the approach to music was just a lot more refreshing.”
It had been 10 years since Anthony released an original single, and he said he got the “typical jitters” because he wasn’t sure how people would react to his music.
But during the show Anthony also commented on the controversial response he received through social media. After being chosen to sing "God Bless America" during the Major League Baseball's All-Star Game on July 16, some said he was not qualified to sing the anthem.
“If I'm not qualified, I don't know who is,” said Anthony. “I was born and raised in New York; I'm an American; I'm Puerto Rican. And for those who don't know, Puerto Rico is a territory of the U.S. to start with.”
Anthony went on to add that Irving Berlin, who wrote "God Bless America," was a Russian-Jewish immigrant. “Just think about that for one second," he said.
But Anthony said the success of his music encourages him to continue.
“I literally feel like I'm 18 all over again, and I have so much more to do,” he said.