Amore (Andrea Bocelli album)

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Amore
Studio album by Andrea Bocelli
Released 31 January 2006
Recorded Record Plant Studios, Hollywood, CA; Chartmaker Studios, Los Angeles, CA; Andrea Bocelli Studio, Tuscany, Italy; Sony Studios, Culver City, CA; Westlake Audio, Hollywood, CA
Genre Classical, Pop
Length 57:32
Label Sugar Records, Opera & Blues Records, Decca Records
Producer David Foster and Humberto Gatica
Andrea Bocelli chronology
Andrea
(2004)
Amore
(2006)
The Best of Andrea Bocelli: Vivere
(2007)
Amor
Studio album by Andrea Bocelli
Released 28 February 2006
Genre Pop, Latin
Length 57:32
Label Universal Latino
Producer David Foster, Humberto Gatica
Andrea Bocelli chronology
Andrea (the spanish version)
(2004)
Amor
(2006)
Lo Mejor de Andrea Bocelli: Vivire
(2007)

Amore is the eleventh studio album by Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli, released on 31 January 2006, for the Valentine's Day season. This album features a remake of Elvis Presley's "Can't Help Falling in Love"; "Because We Believe", the closing song of the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy, which Bocelli wrote and performed; "Somos Novios (It's Impossible), a duet with American pop singer Christina Aguilera; and his first recording of Bésame Mucho, which eventually became one of his signature songs.

Releases[edit]

Aguilera performing "Somos Novios" with Bocelli during the Sanremo Music Festival, 2006

Amore was released internationally beginning on 28 February 2006.

A Spanish version of the album was also released in the same year, called Amor.

In Japan it was released on 18 October 2006 as Anata ni Okuru Ai no Uta (貴方に贈る愛の歌?, A Love Song I Send to You) and featured a bonus track.[1]

Track listing[edit]

For Amore[edit]

  1. " Amapola" – 3:43
  2. "Besame Mucho" – 4:01
  3. "Les Feuilles Mortes (Autumn Leaves)" – 4:49
  4. "Mi Manchi" (feat. Kenny G)– 3:35
  5. "Somos Novios (It's Impossible)" (feat. Christina Aguilera) – 4:22
  6. "Solamente Una Vez" – 3:29
  7. "Jurame" – 3:22
  8. "Pero te Extraño" – 4:06
  9. "Canzoni Stonate" – 5:17
  10. "L'Appuntamento (Sentado a' Beira do Caminho)" – 4:08
  11. "Cuando Me Enamoro (Quando m'innamoro)" – 3:56
  12. "Can't Help Falling in Love" – 3:25
  13. "Because We Believe" – 4:37
  14. "Ama Credi e Vai (Because We Believe)" – 4:41
Japan bonus track[1]
  1. "Somos Novios (It's Impossible)" (feat. Rimi Natsukawa)

For Amor, the Spanish version of the album[edit]

  1. "Besame Mucho"
  2. "Cancion Desafinada" (Spanish version of Canzoni Stonate with Stevie Wonder)
  3. "Solamente Una Vez" (Spanish version of You Belong To My Heart)
  4. "Somos Novios (It's Impossible)" (with Christina Aguilera)
  5. "Jurame" – 3:22 (with Mario Reyes)
  6. "Pero te Extraño"
  7. "Las Hojas Muertas" (Spanish version of Autumn Leaves)
  8. "Momentos"
  9. "Me Faltas "Mi Manchi" (with Kenny G)
  10. "Cuando Me Enamoro" (Spanish version of Quando m'innamoro)
  11. "Porque Tu Me Acostumbraste"
  12. " Amapola"
  13. Verano Estate (with Chris Botti)
  14. "Nuestro Encuentro" (Spanish version of L'Appuntamento)

Commercial Performance[edit]

With 113,000 units sold in its first week of release, Amore debuted at No. 3 on the Billboard 200 chart, which at the time was Bocelli's highest chart position in America yet, only to be surpassed by his 2009 release My Christmas, which reached No. 2.[2] It went on to sell 1.66 million copies in the United States[3] and was certified Platinum by the RIAA.[4] Bocelli was the seventh best-selling artist of 2006, in the United States, with 2,524,681 copies of his albums sold that year.[5] The Spanish version, Amor, was also certified Album Multi-Platino (Double Platinum) by the RIAA.[6] Both versions were also certified Gold and Platinum in several other counties.

Charts[edit]

Chart (2006) Position
Dutch Albums Top 100 1
Finland Albums Top 40 1
Hungarian Albums[7] 1
Italy Top 50 1
Belgium Albums Top 50 2
Ireland Albums Top 75 2
Japan Oricon Albums Chart[8] 39
Portugal Albums Top 30 2
Sweden Albums Top 60 2
Norway Top 40 3
US Albums Top 100 3
Austria Albums Top 75 4
Spain Albums Top 100 4
UK Albums Top 75 4
Australia Albums Top 50 5
Swiss Albums Top 100 8
NZ Albums Top 40 13
France Albums Top 150 14
Denmark Albums Top 40 15
Germany Albums Top 50 23

Certifications and sales[edit]

Region Certification Sales/shipments
Argentina (CAPIF)[9]
Spanish edition
Platinum 40,000x
Austria (IFPI Austria)[10] Gold  
Brazil (ABPD)[11] Platinum 60,000*
Canada (Music Canada)[12] Platinum 100,000^
Finland (Musiikkituottajat)[13] Platinum 49,369[13]
Hungary (MAHASZ)[14] Platinum  
Hong Kong (IFPI Hong Kong)[15] Gold 7,500*
Mexico (AMPROFON)[17]
for Amor
Platinum 100,000^
Netherlands (NVPI)[18] Platinum 70,000^
Poland (ZPAV)[19] Platinum 20,000*
Switzerland (IFPI Switzerland)[20] Gold 15,000x
United States (RIAA)[4] Platinum 1,660,000[3]
United States (RIAA)[6]
for Amor
2× Platinum (Latin) 200,000^
Summaries
Europe (IFPI)[21] Platinium 1,000,000*

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone
xunspecified figures based on certification alone

Personnel[edit]

  • Veronica Berti: Vocals on "Les Feuilles Mortes (Autumn Leaves)"
  • Kenny G: Saxophone on "Mi Manchi"
  • Christina Aguilera: Vocals on "Somos Novios (It's Impossible)"
  • Marco Borsato: Vocals on "Because We Believe"
  • Mario Reyes: Flamenco guitar on "Jurame"
  • Stevie Wonder: Harmonica and additional vocals on "Canzoni Stonate"
  • David Foster and Randy Waldman: Acoustic piano and keyboards
  • Nathan East: Bass
  • Vinnie Colaiuta: Drums
  • Dean Parks, Ramon Stagnaro, Michael Thompson, and Michael Landau: Guitars
  • Paulinho Da Costa and Rafael Padilla: Percussion
  • Dan Higgins: Flute
  • David Foster: Arrangement
  • Jorge Calandrelli and David Foster: Arrangement on " Amapola"
  • Humberto Gatica, Chartmaker Studios: Mixing
  • Hernan Gatica, Pierpaolo Guerinni, Valerio Calisse, Jochem van der Saag, and Alejando Rodriguez: Recording
  • Neil Devor and Chris Brooke: Additional engineering
  • Oscar Ramirez: Additional Pro-Tools engineering on "Somos Novios (It's Impossible)"
  • Jochem van der Saag: Programming and sound design

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "貴方に贈る愛の歌 - アンドレア・ボチェッリ / オリコンランキング情報サービス「you大樹」". Ranking.oricon.co.jp. 2006-10-18. Retrieved 2011-03-18. 
  2. ^ "See Andrea Bocelli Perform in Tuscany on July 18, 2009". charitybuzz.com. Retrieved 2008-01-20. 
  3. ^ a b Boyle's 'Dream' Continues At No. 1 On Billboard 200, Billboard Magazine.com Dec 9, 2009 article.
  4. ^ a b "American album certifications – Andrea Bocelli – Amore". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH
  5. ^ Nielsen Music 2006 Year-End Music Industry Report, Businesswire.com, Jan 4, 2007 article.
  6. ^ a b "American album certifications – Andrea Bocelli – Amor". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click Type, then select Latin, then click SEARCH
  7. ^ MAHASZ
  8. ^ "オリコンランキング情報サービス「you大樹」". Ranking.oricon.co.jp. Retrieved 2011-03-18. 
  9. ^ "Argentinian album certifications – Andrea Bocelli – Amor". Argentine Chamber of Phonograms and Videograms Producers. 
  10. ^ "Austrian album certifications – Andrea Bocelli – Amore" (in German). IFPI Austria.  Enter Andrea Bocelli in the field Interpret. Enter Amore in the field Titel. Select album in the field Format. Click Suchen
  11. ^ "Brazilian album certifications – Andrea Bocelli – Amor" (in Portuguese). Associação Brasileira dos Produtores de Discos. 
  12. ^ "Canadian album certifications – Andrea Bocelli – Amore". Music Canada. 
  13. ^ a b The first web page presents the sales figures, the second presents the certification limits:
  14. ^ "Adatbázis – Arany- és platinalemezek – 2006" (in Hungarian). Mahasz. 
  15. ^ "IFPIHK Gold Disc Award − 2006". IFPI Hong Kong. 
  16. ^ "Gold Disc Awards". ifpihk.org. Retrieved 2012-08-15. 
  17. ^ "Certificaciones – Andrea Bocelli" (in Spanish). Asociación Mexicana de Productores de Fonogramas y Videogramas. 
  18. ^ "Dutch album certifications – Andrea Bocelli – Amore" (in Dutch). Nederlandse Vereniging van Producenten en Importeurs van beeld- en geluidsdragers. 
  19. ^ "Polish album certifications – Andrea Bocelli – Amore" (in Polish). Polish Producers of Audio and Video (ZPAV). 
  20. ^ "The Official Swiss Charts and Music Community: Awards (Andrea Bocelli; 'Amore')". Hung Medien. 
  21. ^ "IFPI Platinum Europe Awards – 2007". International Federation of the Phonographic Industry. 

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