Cómplices

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Cómplices
Studio album by Luis Miguel
Released May 6, 2008
Recorded

Ocean Way Recording Studios

(Hollywood, CA)
Genre Latin pop
Length 51:43
Label Warner Music
Producer Luis Miguel, Manuel Alejandro
Luis Miguel chronology
Navidades
(2006)
Cómplices
(2008)
No Culpes a La Noche
(2009)
Singles from Complices
  1. "Si Tú Te Atreves"
    Released: April 7, 2008
  2. "Te Desean"
    Released: July 8, 2008
  3. "Amor De Hecho"
    Released: October 27, 2008
Special Edition
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]

Cómplices is the eighteenth studio album released by Mexican pop singer Luis Miguel. The album was released worldwide on May 6, 2008. It is one of the most highly anticipated projects by the artist. The first rumors about this disc was that it was going to be a duet album, but it was not until March of that same year that the first details of the album were released. For this album, the singer received a Grammy Award nomination for Best Latin Pop Vocal Album.[2]

Album history[edit]

This was rumored as a duet album (like Papito by Spanish singer Miguel Bosé). But in early March, the first official details from the album were released. In this report that the label made public, the first promotional picture was shown, and that it would be an album with all new songs. It was also revealed that Manuel Alejandro participated in the production and composition.

However, on April 1 of the same year, new details were mentioned. The name Cómplices was made official name for the album, revealing that the release date will be May 6. Also, a radio station on United States played what is seem to be the actual single. It was played in a very popular Latin radio show. And again, the piracy made that the song was made to be found complete on internet. By April 2, the song was very popular on the Internet. As a consequence of this, is rumoured that Warner Music executives decide to change the date of the single release. The release was officially made in USA at April 3. In Latin America and Europe, it was still April 7.

"Si Tu Te Atreves" (If You Dare) was released worldwide finally on April 7, 2008, which debuted on the Billboard Hot Latin Tracks at number 23. On April 27, the video of "Si Tu Te Atreves" made a huge success in the Latin music. Also, with the video, it was made official that in Spain the release date it was changed to May 2.

Release[edit]

It was released on May 2 in Spain, and on May 6 in all other countries. Cómplices sold almost 350,000 copies and won 4 platinum discs for the sales of the CD in just the first 24 hours of the release.[3][4] On May 6, Miguel made a press conference on the Casino Español in Mexico City to officially release the album.

By May 14, 2008, Cómplices made the Billboard 200 in the United States as the singer's highest charting album ever (surpassing his peak at number 14 in 1997 with Romances). The set took a bow at No. 10 with 32,000 copies, which also gives Miguel his eighth No. 1 on the Top Latin Albums chart.[5]

On December 4, 2008, this album received a nomination for Best Pop Latin Album at the Grammy Awards of 2009.

Track listing[edit]

All songs were written by Manuel Alejandro (except in two tracks), other writers are indicated below.

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Te Desean"   Manuel Alejandro 4:26
2. "Dicen"   Manuel Alejandro 3:20
3. "Ay, Cariño"   Manuel Alejandro 4:18
4. "De Nuevo El Paraíso"   Manuel Alejandro 4:26
5. "Si Tú Te Atreves"   Manuel Alejandro 3:54
6. "Amor A Mares"   Manuel Alejandro 4:41
7. "Estrenando Amor"   Manuel Alejandro, Pepe Dougan, Víctor Feijóo 3:50
8. "Bravo Amor Bravo"   Manuel Alejandro 5:36
9. "Tu Imaginación"   Manuel Alejandro, Pepe Dougan, Víctor Feijóo 3:55
10. "Cómplices"   Manuel Alejandro 4:30
11. "Amor De Hecho"   Manuel Alejandro 4:23
12. "Se Amaban"   Manuel Alejandro 4:12
Total length:
51:43
Special Edition
No. Title Writer(s) Length
13. "Disfraces"   Manuel Alejandro 3:23
14. "Tu Imaginación" (Remix) Manuel Alejandro, Pepe Dougan, Víctor Feijóo 4:39
Total length:
59:45
DVD Tracklist (Only in Special Edition)
No. Title Writer(s) Video director Length
1. "Si Tú Te Atreves"   Manuel Alejandro Rebecca Blake 3:58
2. "Te Desean"   Manuel Alejandro Rebecca Blake 4:31
Total length:
8:29

Tour[edit]

Main article: Cómplices Tour

Complices Tour was a concert tour by the Mexican singer Luis Miguel to promote his last album Cómplices. On this tour, Luis Miguel performed his last pop and ballad songs, his Mexican songs, and also his back-catalogue. He visited the United States, Mexico, Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, and also he made his first appearance in Toronto, Canada (70% of the seats were sold in less than 24 hours); also he tried to break his record of most consecutive sold-out concerts in the National Auditorium in Mexico City.

Charts[edit]

Charts (2008) Peak
position[6]
Argentina CAPIF Albums Chart[7] 2
Colombia Albums Chart 1
European Top 100[8] 39
Mexico AMPROFON Top 100[9] 1
Perú Albums Chart 1
Spain Top 100[10] 1
U.S. Billboard 200[11] 10
U.S. Billboard Top Latin Albums[12] 1

Sales and certifications[edit]

Region Certification Sales/shipments
Argentina (CAPIF)[13] 2× Platinum 80,000x
Mexico (AMPROFON)[14] Diamond 400,000^
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[15] Gold 40,000^
United States (RIAA)[16] Platinum (Latin) 100,000^

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


Preceded by
Para Siempre by Vicente Fernández
Mexican Albums Chart number-one album
May 5, 2008 - June 9, 2008
Succeeded by
Para Siempre by Vicente Fernández
Preceded by
Arde El Cielo by Maná
U.S. Billboard Top Latin Albums number-one album
May 17, 2008 - May 24, 2008
Succeeded by
Para Siempre by Vicente Fernández

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