Aries (album)

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Aries
Studio album by Luis Miguel
Released June 22, 1993 (1993-06-22)
Recorded 1992-93
Genre Latin pop
Label WEA
Producer Luis Miguel
Luis Miguel chronology
América & En Vivo
(1992)
Aries
(1993)
Segundo Romance
(1994)
Alternative cover
Singles from Aries
  1. "Ayer"
    Released: 1993 (1993)
  2. "Hasta Que Me Olvides"
    Released: 1993 (1993)
  3. "Suave"
    Released: 1993 (1993)
  4. "Hasta el Final"
    Released: 1994 (1994)
  5. "Tú y Yo"
    Released: 1994 (1994)
  6. "Pensar en Tí"
    Released: 1994 (1994)

Aries is an album by Mexican singer Luis Miguel released on June 22, 1993.

The album was produced by Luis Miguel, Emilio Castillo, Rudy Pérez and Kiko Cibrian. With sales of over 4 million the album proved to be one of the singer's most successful albums. At the 1994 Grammy Awards the album won the Best Latin Pop Album field, beating María Conchita Alonso, Vikki Carr, José Feliciano and Las Triplets. The album was also awarded "Pop Album of the Year" at the 1994 Premio Lo Nuestro awards.[1]

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars [2]
Chicago Tribune 2.5/4 stars [3]
Los Angeles Times 3/4 stars [4]

Singles released[edit]

The first single released was "Ayer", with a very big promotional campaign behind it. The singer shot three different versions for the video (directed by Benny Corral, Gustavo Garzón and Kiko Guerrero) and they were premiered on "Siempre en Domingo" (a very well known variety show in Latin-America) for three consecutive weekends. The single became another number one smash for the singer in Mexico and USA.

"Hasta Que Me Olvides" was released as the second single and was also a #1 hit (both Mexico and US). No video was made for the single release. Singer Mijares covered it in his 2009 Spanish album Vivir Así.

"Suave" was the third single. The video was directed by Kiko Guerrero. The single was the third straight number one for the singer in Mexico and peaked at #9 in the US charts.

"Pensar en Ti" was featured on a Mexican advertising campaign for processed milk (Leche Lala). Also went to number one in Mexico.

In USA another two singles were released: "Tú y Yo" and "Hasta el Fin" both peaking at #4 on the Hot Latin Tracks charts.

The Tower of Power horns played on "Qué Nivel de Mujer" (track 6), a Spanish version of their song "Attitude Dance.'

Track listing[edit]

Title Composer Time
1 Suave Orlando Castro/Kiko Cibrian 4:47
2 Me Niego a Estar Solo Rudy Pérez 4:17
3 Luz Verde Rudy Pérez 4:59
4 Hasta El Fin Kiko Cibrian 4:49
5 Ayer Jeremy Lubbock/David Foster/Rudy Pérez 3:25
6 Qué Nivel de Mujer Emilio Castillo/Stephen Kupka/Orlando Castro 4:28
7 Pensar En Tí Francisco Cespedes/Enrique Mesa 4:15
8 Dame Tu Amor Adrian Posse/Kiko Cibrian 4:01
9 Hasta Que Me Olvides Juan Luis Guerra 4:40
10 Tú y Yo Jorge Calandrelli/Rudy Pérez 4:50

Chart performance[edit]

Year Chart Song Peak
1993 Billboard Hot Latin Tracks Ayer 1
Billboard Hot Latin Tracks Hasta Que Me Olvides 1
1994 Billboard Hot Latin Tracks Suave 9
Billboard Hot Latin Tracks Hasta el Fin 4
Billboard Hot Latin Tracks Tu Y Yo 4
Year Chart Peak
1993 The Billboard 200 182
Billboard Top Latin Albums 2
1994 Chile[5] 1

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Sales/shipments
Argentina (CAPIF)[6] Diamond 500,000x

xunspecified figures based on certification alone

See also[edit]

References[edit]