Life is good for Lila Downs

Mexican singer Lila Downs presents her first hits CD, 'The Very Best of El Alma de Lila Downs,' which contains 18 of her best songs in one album she considers a blessing in her life.

With a 15-year career, Downs has recorded 6 studio albums, has been nominated to the Oscar for the 'Frida' (2002) soundtrack and has won a Latin Grammy for 'One Blood' in 2004.

"This album contains the best of both of us," said Downs in regards to her work with Paul Cohen, her musical and sentimental partner. "They are our favorite songs that remind us of life and the path in which we have taken our music."

The album went on sale on June 30 and will also include a DVD combo.