Celestial (RBD album)

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Celestial
Studio album by RBD
Released 24 November 2006
(See release history)
Recorded 2006
Los Angeles, US
Mexico
Genre Pop rock, dance-pop
Length 40:52
Label EMI
Producer Carlos Lara, Armando Ávila, Pedro Damián, (executive)
RBD chronology
Live In Hollywood
(2006)
Celestial
(2006)
Rebels
(2006)
Singles from Celestial
  1. "Ser o Parecer"
    Released: 18 September 2006
  2. "Celestial"
    Released: 13 March 2007 (Latin America)
  3. "Bésame Sin Miedo"
    Released: 8 June 2007
  4. "Dame"
    Released: 12 August 2007

Celestial (English: Heavenly) is the third studio album by Mexican pop group RBD.

The album has sold one million copies worldwide.

Album information[edit]

The album was released on November 21, 2006 through EMI in Mexico and on November 24 in the United States. RBD also recorded this album in Portuguese, see Celestial (Versão Brasil). The album has been re-released as "Celestial - Edición Especial" on June 15, 2007, now including "Family", theme song from their sitcom RBD: La Familia, and remixes of "Tu amor", "Tal vez después" and "Ser o parecer".[1] The album made its first re-entry at #82 in the Mexican Top 100 albums chart, the week before the album's re-release.

The Brazilian edition includes 8 Portuguese tracks and 3 Spanish tracks and was released on November 25, 2006.Celestial was produced by both Carlos Lara and Armando Ávila, who are responsible for the success of the first two studio albums Rebelde and Nuestro Amor.

The track "Tu Dulce Voz" is the Spanish cover of a song called "The Little Voice", originally recorded by Swedish singer Sahlene.

The lead off single "Ser o Parecer" was a success all over Latin America topping the Mexican airplay and U.S. singles charts. RBD released three singles simultaneously all over America. While Mexico was getting "Celestial", "Bésame Sin Miedo" was sent to Colombia, and at the same time the United States and Puerto Rico were able to hear "Dame" on their local radio stations.

Release history[edit]

Country Date
Mexico November 21, 2006
United States November 24, 2006
Spain March 12, 2007

Music:

RBD's second major hit single worldwide.

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Chart performance[edit]

The album sold 137,000 copies in 4 days in the U.S., making it debut at number 15 in the Billboard 200 and number 1 on the Billboard Top Latin Albums, and staying there for 9 consecutive weeks.[2] The album however did not have a full week of album sales, due to its release being on Friday. However both facts, it's their first and only album to peak at the top 20 of the Billboard 200. The last position of Celestial was in the edition of December 15, 2010, selling a total of 400,000 copies since its released.

The album climbed to number nine in the Mexican Top 100 Albums Chart.[3]

The album was released in Spain on March 12, 2007. It debuted and peaked at number 2[3] for 2 weeks.

Track listings[edit]

  • Basic
  1. "Tal Vez Después" (Rick Nowels, Kara DioGuardi, Michkin Boyzo) — 3:06
  2. "Ser o Parecer" (Armando Ávila) — 3:31
  3. "Dame" (Carlos Lara) — 4:04
  4. "Celestial" (Carlos Lara, Pedro Damián) — 3:29
  5. "Quizá" (Ángel Reyero, Armando Ávila, Michkin Boyzo) — 3:34
  6. "Bésame Sin Miedo" (Chico Bennett, John Ingoldsby) — 3:32
  7. "Tu Dulce Voz" (Patrick Berger, Kara DioGuardi, Michkin Boyzo) — 3:21
  8. "Algún Día" (Carlos Lara) — 4:09
  9. "Me Cansé" (Gabriel Esle, Carolina Rosas) — 2:43
  10. "Aburrida y Sola" (Carlos Lara) — 3:55
  11. "Es Por Amor" (Sandra Baylac, Cachorro López, Sebastián Schon) — 3:19
  12. Rebels album sampler ("Tu Amor/Wanna Play/Cariño Mio/I Wanna Be The Rain") — 2:00

iTunes exclusives[edit]

  1. "Ser O Parecer" (Remix) — 6:33
  2. Digital Booklet

International version[edit]

  1. "Quisiera Ser" — 4:09
  2. Rebels album sampler ("Tu Amor/Wanna Play/Cariño Mio/I Wanna Be The Rain") — 2:00

Celestial Fan Edition[edit]

Celestial Fan Edition
Studio album by RBD
Released June 26, 2007
Length 60:30
Label EMI

The album was re-released as Celestial (Fan Edition) on July 10, 2007 in the U.S. and on June 26[4] in Mexico. The Fan Edition features an Open Disc CD containing the songs off the basic album plus the theme song of "La Familia" series called "The Family" and remixes from the songs "Tu amor", "Tal vez después" and "Ser o parecer". The edition also comes with a DVD with the exclusive rehearsal of songs like "Nuestro amor", the karaoke of 10 of the band's hits and videos for "Tu amor", "Ser o parecer" and "Celestial".[5][6] Also, after inserting the CD in your PC, it is possible to get access an exclusive site with photo galleries, downloads and a lot more surprises. The American edition includes a DVD with the soundproof done before their performance at Walmart and interviews with the group's members.[7]

The Fan Edition re-entered Billboard's Top Latin Albums at #10, on the July 18 issue, the album's 31st week. It also re-entered the Billboard 200 at #192 with 3,818 sales in its first week.

CD Track listing[edit]

  1. "Tal Vez Después" (Rick Nowels, Kara DioGuardi, Michkin Boyzo) — 3:08
  2. "Ser o Parecer" (Armando Ávila) — 3:33
  3. "Dame" (Carlos Lara) — 4:06
  4. "Celestial" (Carlos Lara, Pedro Damián) — 3:27
  5. "Quizá" (Ángel Reyero, Armando Ávila, Michkin Boyzo) — 3:34
  6. "Bésame Sin Miedo" (Chico Bennett, John Ingoldsby) — 3:33
  7. "Tu Dulce Voz" (Patrick Berger, Kara DioGuardi, Michkin Boyzo) — 3:21
  8. "Algún Día" (Carlos Lara) — 4:09
  9. "Me Cansé" (Gabriel Esle, Carolina Rosas) — 2:43
  10. "Aburrida y Sola" (Carlos Lara) — 3:55
  11. "Es por Amor" (Sandra Baylac, Cachorro López, Sebastián Schon) — 3:19
  12. "Quisiera Ser" (Pedro Damián, Carlos Lara, Diane Warren) — 4:09
  13. "Rebels: "Tu Amor", "Wanna Play", "Cariño Mio" and "I Wanna Be The Rain"." (Andrea Martin, RedOne, Diane Warren) — 2:00 1
  14. "The Family" (Carlos Lara) — 3:43
  15. "Tu Amor" (Chico Latino Remix) — 5:43
  16. "Tal Vez Después" (Remix) — 5:59
  17. "Ser O Parecer" (Remix) — 6:32

DVD Track listing[edit]

Reviews[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[8]
For Celestial, their third Spanish-language studio album, ... it generally pays off to give customers what they want and expect, and Celestial should indeed please the teen pop group's hemisphere-spanning fan base as well as the suits at EMI ...

Awards[edit]

Year Ceremony Award Result
2007 Billboard Latin Music Awards Latin Pop Album of the Year, Duo or Group Won
Top Latin Albums Artist of the Year Won
Orgullosamente Latino Awards Latin Album of the Year Won
Premios Juventud Me Muero Sin Ese CD Won
Latin Music And Sports Awards Album of the Year Nominated
2008 Premios Lo Nuestro Latin Pop Album of the Year - Duo or Group Nominated

Charts and certifications[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ ""Celestial - Edición Especial" release". Opendisc.net. Retrieved 2010-10-13. 
  2. ^ "Jay-Z Reclaims His 'Kingdom' With No. 1 Debut". Billboard.com. Retrieved 2010-10-13. 
  3. ^ a b c d Steffen Hung (2006-11-24). "RBD - Celestial". mexicancharts.com. Retrieved 2010-10-13. 
  4. ^ "Music - Celestial Fan Edition - 00094639680306 - Details". Mx.preciomania.com. 1969-12-31. Retrieved 2010-10-13. 
  5. ^ "Back cover with full track listing". Rbd-photos.com. Retrieved 2010-10-13. 
  6. ^ "''Celestial Fan Edition'' release". Opendisc.net. Retrieved 2010-10-13. 
  7. ^ "Fan Edition info". Grupo-rbd.com. Retrieved 2010-10-13. 
  8. ^ Allmusic review
  9. ^ [1][dead link]
  10. ^ [2][dead link]
  11. ^ "Certificaciones –" (in Spanish). Asociación Mexicana de Productores de Fonogramas y Videogramas. 
  12. ^ "Spanish album certifications – RBD – Celestial" (PDF) (in Spanish). Productores de Música de España. 
Preceded by
Navidades by Luis Miguel
U.S. Billboard Top Latin Albums number-one album
December 9, 2006 - February 3, 2007
Succeeded by
Vencedor by Valentín Elizalde

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