Boleto de Entrada

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Boleto De Entrada
Studio album by Kany García
Released September 22, 2009 (2009-09-22)
(see Release history)[1]
Recorded 2008–2009
Genre Latin pop, Ska, Rock, Folk
Length 40:23 (Standard Edition)
49:38 (Deluxe Edition)
Label Sony BMG
Producer Andrés Castro (executive)
Kany García (co-producer)
Ruben Leyva (co-producer)
Kany García chronology
Cualquier Día
(2007)
Boleto De Entrada
(2009)
Kany García (2012)
Singles from Boleto De Entrada
  1. "Feliz"
    Released: July 22, 2009
  2. "Esta Vida Tuya Y Mía"
    Released: January 12, 2010
  3. "Para Volver a Amar"
    Released: May 18, 2010
  4. "Hoy"
    Released: November 2010

Boleto De Entrada, (English: Entrance Ticket) is the second studio album of Latin Grammy winner, singer-songwriter Kany García. It reached the top 10 of the album charts in both the United States Latin charts and #1 in Puerto Rico. The album was released on September 22, 2009 and produced by Kany García and Andrés Castro, Sony BMG.[2] On September 8, 2010, Boleto De Entrada received a nomination for the 2010 Latin Grammy Awards in the category of "Best Female Pop Vocal Album". This is Garcia's second nomination in this category, she previously won in this category in 2008.[3][4] Boleto De Entrada was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Latin Pop Album.

Album information[edit]

After a successful year, Kany entered the recording studio to record her second album.[5] According to Kany herself, the album is more "pop, rock and soft ballads". Garcia is also excited to collaborate with Tego Calderón on "El Feo" song.[6] With the duet with Tego Calderón, Kany explained that the song with Calderon, "El Feo", is the genre of ska and rock and is based on the history of this beautiful girl who falls in love with an ugly man.[7]

Garcia recorded some of the songs of her second album with Latin American instruments such as the Puerto Rican cuatro and tiple. Kany experience more into the rock music more in this album. The first single Feliz, has more of "Latin American" style and folk style.[8] The song was inspired by an argument that Kany had with a friend of hers and while visiting Latin American countries when promoting her last album Cualquier Día.[9]

Kany talking about the album:

Track listing[edit]

Standard Edition[edit]

No. Title Composer: Length
1. "Felíz"   Kany García 2:38
2. "Hasta Dónde"   Kany García 3:13
3. "Para Volver a Amar"   Kany García 3:47
4. "Eres Tú"   Kany García 3:10
5. "Esta Vida Tuya Y Mía"   Kany García 3:48
6. "12 de Noviembre"   Kany García 3:14
7. "Cuando Tú No Estás"   Kany García 3:28
8. "Dime la Verdad"   Kany García 3:20
9. "Mi Dueña"   Kany García 3:36
10. "Hoy"   Kany García 3:23
11. "Adónde Vas"   Kany García 3:21
12. "El Feo (featuring Tego Calderón)"   Kany García, Tego Calderón 3:26

Deluxe edition[edit]

No. Title Composer: Length
1. "Felíz"   Kany García 2:38
2. "Hasta Dónde"   Kany García 3:13
3. "Para Volver a Amar"   Kany García 3:47
4. "Eres Tú"   Kany García 3:10
5. "Esta Vida Tuya Y Mía"   Kany García 3:48
6. "12 de Noviembre"   Kany García 3:14
7. "Cuando Tú No Estás"   Kany García 3:28
8. "Dime la Verdad"   Kany García 3:20
9. "Mi Dueña"   Kany García 3:36
10. "Hoy"   Kany García 3:23
11. "Adónde Vas"   Kany García 3:21
12. "El Feo (featuring Tego Calderón)"   Kany García, Tego Calderón 3:26
13. "Cuando Tú No Estás (Acoustic Version)"   Kany García 3:37
14. "No Quiero Escuchar Un No"   Kany García 3:01
15. "Pensar En Ti"   Kany García 2:37

* Tracks confirmed by Amazon.com[12][13]

Reception[edit]

Critical response[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[14]

The album "Boleto de Entrada" has received mostly positive reviews.

  • AllMusic review: "Garcia continues to evolve as a full-flavored artist on a record that mingles the melancholy majestic with the firestorms, the overarching pop with breezy power rock. Despite the album's title, Garcia is more a Spanish-language pop singer than a Latin popster. Although she does slip in a bolero or two, namely the comely "Esta Vida Tuya Y Mía", most of the tracks on the 2009 album reveal an artist weaned on the American Pop of the 90' from alternative soul, as she throws in everything from Indigo Girls-style folk ballads "Hasta Donde", to The Strokes-ish baroom indie-rock "Eres Tu" to new country balladry "12 de Noviembre" to Guy-level R&B seduction pieces "Cuando tu no Estas". It's an alluring and unpredictable, if heavily airbrushed, breakout."[15]

Singles[edit]

  • "Feliz" is the first single from Boleto De Entrada. It was released earlier to radio stations on July 22, 2009, and as a digital download on iTunes on August 18, 2009. The song debuted on Billboard Latin Songs at #50 and on Billboard Latin Pop Airplay at #38. It reached #15 on Latin Tracks on where it became her first Top 20 on that chart and #4 on Latin Pop Airplay, being her 3rd Top 10 hit.
  • The second single was chosen to be "Esta Vida Tuya Y Mía" and it was released in January 2010.[16] The song so far charted on Billboard Latin Pop Airplay at #14 becoming Kany's 4th Top 20 hit and charted at #39 on Latin Song Chart.
  • The third single is "Para Volver a Amar". The song was sent to radio on May 18, 2010. The song reached at #21 on US Latin Pop Charts and top 5 in Puerto Rico

Tour[edit]

"Boleto De Entrada Tour" is the concert tour by Puerto Rican singer-songwriter Kany García in support of her second studio album of the same name, presented by the "Oficina de la Procuradora de las Mujeres de Puerto Rico". Kany is expected to hit the road with this album and start touring in the summer of 2010. The tour start in Puerto Rico.[17]

Charts[edit]

Chart Peak
position
U.S Billboard 200 Album 193
U.S Billboard Top Latin Albums 6
U.S Billboard Latin Pop Albums 3
Mexico Top 100 Albums[18] 71

Awards/Nominations[edit]

Awards ceremony Award Result
2010 Latin Grammy Awards Best Female Pop Vocal Album[19] Nominated
2011 Grammy Awards Best Latin Pop Album[20] Nominated
Premio Lo Nuestro Female Pop Artist of the Year[21] Nominated

Release history[edit]

Region Date Label Format
Puerto Rico September 18, 2009 (2009-09-18) Sony BMG Standard
September 20, 2009 (2009-09-20) Deluxe
United States September 21, 2009 (2009-09-21) Sony BMG Standard
September 22, 2009 (2009-09-22) Deluxe
Latin America October 6, 2009 (2009-10-06) Sony Norte Standard/Deluxe

Personnel[edit]

  • Vocals – Kany García[22]
  • Background vocals – Kany García, Tego Calderón
  • Violin – Omar Velazquez
  • Violocello – Jose Daniel de Jesus
  • Bass/Guitar/Organ – Andres Castro
  • Electric guitar – Fernando Perdomo
  • Piano/Keyboards – Xarah

Production[edit]

  • Producer – Andres Castro
  • Co-producer - Kany García & Ruben Leyva
  • Editor - Warner Chappell
  • Director of artist & A&R- Paul Forat
  • Coordination of A&R: Mauri Stern, Jorge Fonseca, Isabel de Jesus
  • Recorded - The Hit Factory Studios (Miami), Studio On The Groove (Miami), ALFA Recording
  • Director of Strings: Jose A Garcia
  • Recording Engineers: Andres Saavedra, Orlando Vitto, Shafik Palis, ANdres Castro, Hector Ivan, Rosa ALFA, Gabriel Pena
  • Mixing by - Andres Castro
  • Recording assistant (La Bodega) - Juan Barbosa
  • Mix assistant (El Cielo Recording) - Lalo
  • Mastering - Mike Marsh in The Exchange (London)

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1][dead link]
  2. ^ Kany regresa "feliz" de la vida
  3. ^ Alejandro Sanz, Juan Luis Guerra Lead Latin Grammy Nominations
  4. ^ 2010 Latin Grammy Nominations
  5. ^ "Sorprende a Kany ser una Diva" (in Spanish). Rtimoson Latino. 2008-11-14. Retrieved 2008-11-15. 
  6. ^ "Desea Kany García hacer dueto con famosos de la música" (in Spanish). El Financiero en línea. 2008-10-01. Retrieved 2008-10-02. [dead link]
  7. ^ "Kany García graba un nuevo disco con instrumentos latinos y la colaboración de Tego Calderón" (in Spanish). Por Agencia EFE. 2009-08-013. Retrieved 2009-08-13. 
  8. ^ "Feliz" regreso la cantante Kany Garcia
  9. ^ Kany Garcia releasing a new Album
  10. ^ "Kany García se pone felizmente navideña
  11. ^ "Kanny García, Feliz" (in Spanish). Adelante Magazine. 2009-11-09. Retrieved 2009-11-10. 
  12. ^ Boleto De Entrada - Deluxe Edition
  13. ^ Boleto De Entrada - Standard Edition
  14. ^ "Allmusic review". 
  15. ^ Boleto De Entrada - iTunes
  16. ^ Kany García se pone felizmente navideña
  17. ^ Kany graba video musical
  18. ^ Mexico Album Charts
  19. ^ "Big At Latin Grammy Awards". Billboard. 2008-11-14. Retrieved 2008-11-14. 
  20. ^ "Latin Nominees". Grammys. 2010-12-02. Retrieved 2010-12-02. 
  21. ^ "Reaccionan los nominados boricuas a Premios Lo Nuestro" (in Spanish). Primera Hora. 2009-01-14. Retrieved 2009-01-14. [dead link]
  22. ^ "Kany García es la medicina para el alma" (in Spanish). Terra.com. 2007-08-08. Retrieved 2008-08-28.