Almas del Silencio

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Almas del Silencio
Studio album by Ricky Martin
Released May 20, 2003 (2003-05-20)
Recorded 2002-03
Genre Pop rock, Latin pop, dance-pop
Label Columbia
Producer Tommy Torres, Emilio Estefan, Luis Fernando Ochoa, Juan Vicente Zambrano, George Noriega, Estéfano
Ricky Martin chronology
The Best of Ricky Martin
Almas del Silencio
Singles from Almas del Silencio
  1. "Tal Vez"
    Released: February 10, 2003 (2003-02-10)
  2. "Jaleo"
    Released: April 21, 2003 (2003-04-21)
  3. "Asignatura Pendiente"
    Released: July 28, 2003 (2003-07-28)
  4. "Juramento"
    Released: September 15, 2003 (2003-09-15)
  5. "Y Todo Queda en Nada"
    Released: December 1, 2003 (2003-12-01)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[1]

Almas del Silencio (English: Souls from the Silence) is the seventh album and the first Spanish language album by Ricky Martin since 1998's Vuelve. It was released on May 20, 2003. Martin collaborated with many new producers around the world for Almas del Silencio. The album also features David Campbell, who arranged, orchestrated and conducted the strings.

Chart performance[edit]

The album has sold over one million copies, worldwide.[2]

Almas del Silencio debuted at number one on the US Top Latin Albums and stayed there for six weeks. On the Billboard 200, it peaked at number twelve and was certified 4× Platinum Latin award by the RIAA. In the first week, Almas del Silencio has sold more than 65,000 copies in the US,[3] and 261,000 in total.[4]

The album reached top ten in Spain, Switzerland, Italy, Portugal, Norway and Finland.

Outside the United States, it was certified Platinum in Spain and Argentina, and Gold in Mexico and Switzerland.

Almas del Silencio includes three Hot Latin Songs number ones: "Tal Vez" (eleven weeks at the top), "Jaleo" and "Y Todo Queda en Nada". "Asignatura Pendiente" peaked at number five.

"Jaleo" was released as the first international single, reaching number one in Spain. The follow-up international single, "Juramento" peaked at number eleven in Spain.


Almas del Silencio was nominated at the Latin Grammy Awards of 2004 for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance. It won Latin Pop Album of the Year, Male at the 2004 Latin Billboard Music Awards and the American Music Award for Favorite Latin Artist.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Jaleo"   Antonio Rayo, José Miguel Velásquez, Jodi Marr Torres 3:42
2. "Tal Vez"   Franco De Vita Torres 4:40
3. "Jamás"   Emilio Estefan, Tony Mardini, Ricardo Gaitán, Alberto Gaitán, Nicolás Tovar Estefan 3:09
4. "Si Tú Te Vas"   Juanes Luis Fernando Ochoa 4:22
5. "Nadie Más Que Tú"   Danny Lopez, Tommy Torres, Ricky Martin, Raul del Sol Torres 4:20
6. "Besos de Fuego"   Yasmil Marrufo, Juan Vicente Zambrano Zambrano 4:25
7. "Asignatura Pendiente"   Ricardo Arjona Torres 3:57
8. "Juramento"   Jon Secada, George Noriega, Lopez Noriega 3:33
9. "Y Todo Queda en Nada"   Estéfano, Julio Reyes Estéfano 4:39
10. "Si Ya No Estás Aquí"   Estefan, Mardini, R. Gaitán, A. Gaitán, Tovar Estefan 3:04
11. "Raza de Mil Colores"   Lopez, Marrufo, Zambrano Zambrano 3:34
12. "Las Almas del Silencio"   Alejandro Sanz Torres 3:31
13. "Jaleo" (Spanglish) Rayo, Velásquez, Marr Torres 3:41

Charts and certifications[edit]

Chart procession and succession[edit]

Preceded by
Tu amor o tu desprecio by Marco Antonio Solís
U.S. Billboard Top Latin Albums number-one album
June 7, 2003 - July 12, 2003
Succeeded by
Herencia Musical: 20 Corridos Inolvidables by Los Tigres del Norte


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