Enrique (album)

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Enrique
Studio album by Enrique Iglesias
Released November 23, 1999
Recorded May - October 1999
Genre Pop, Latin pop
Length 53:40
Label Interscope
Producer Enrique Iglesias, Andres Restrepo
Enrique Iglesias chronology
Bailamos Greatest Hits
(1998)
Enrique
(1999)
Escape
(2002)
Singles from Enrique
  1. "Bailamos"
    Released: August 17, 1999
  2. "Rhythm Divine"
    Released: October 9, 1999
  3. "Be with You"
    Released: February 24, 2000
  4. "Could I Have This Kiss Forever"
    Released: July 25, 2000
  5. "Sad Eyes"
    Released: September 9, 2000

Enrique is the debut English album and fourth studio album by Enrique Iglesias recorded in English and released in November 1999.

Background[edit]

After the success of his first English crossover single "Bailamos", Iglesias signed a multi-album deal with Interscope and spent the next two months recording the first English album. Knowing that Iglesias was a Bruce Springsteen fan, Interscope chairman Jimmy Iovine recommended that Iglesias covered the Springsteen track "Sad Eyes" which had recently been released on Springsteen's collection of rare recordings Tracks. The album also contains a duet with Whitney Houston, titled "Could I Have This Kiss Forever", which Iglesias and Houston recorded separately. Iglesias recorded the song in Los Angeles and Houston in Hamburg, Germany with both of them singing with each other over the phone. They did eventually meet when they re-recorded the track for the single release. The album also included the crossover song "Bailamos" which had previously been on a special edition of Enrique's Cosas del Amor album and the Wild Wild West soundtrack. The album cover was photographed by Pepe Botella .

Chart success[edit]

The album debuted at #33 on Billboard 200 albums chart and would go on to be certified Platinum in the United States. The album was a success in Canada too, where it became 5 times Platinum and in Spain 4 times Platinum. It achieved Platinum status in Germany, Italy, Norway and Poland and Gold in Denmark, Switzerland and 30 other countries. The album has sold over 10 million copies worldwide, becoming one of his most successful albums to date.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Rhythm Divine"   Paul Barry, Mark Taylor 3:29
2. "Be With You"   Enrique Iglesias, P. Barry, M. Taylor 3:40
3. "I Have Always Loved You"   Rick Nowels, Billy Steinberg, Marie Claire D'ubaldo 4:24
4. "Sad Eyes"   Bruce Springsteen 4:08
5. "I'm Your Man"   E. Iglesias, Patrick Leonard 4:43
6. "Óyeme" ("Listen") E. Iglesias, B. Steinberg, Estefano, R. Nowels 4:22
7. "Could I Have This Kiss Forever" (duet with Whitney Houston) Diane Warren 4:21
8. "You're My #1" (with arrangements by David Campbell) E. Iglesias & Lester Mendez 4:29
9. "Alabao"   E. Iglesias, Chein García-Alonso, Rhett Lawrence 4:00
10. "Bailamos"   P. Barry, M. Taylor 3:34
11. "Ritmo Total"   P. Barry, M. Taylor, Rafael Pérez-Botija 3:29
12. "Más Es Amar" ("Sad Eyes") B. Springsteen, R. Pérez-Botija 4:14
13. "No Puedo Más Sin Ti" ("I'm Your Man") E. Iglesias, P. Leonard, R. Pérez-Botija 4:47

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (1999–2000) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[2] 11
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[3] 12
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[4] 19
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[5] 35
Brazil (HITS São Paulo)[6] 9
Canadian Albums (Billboard)[7] 4
Danish Albums (Hitlisten)[8] 22
Dutch Albums (MegaCharts)[9] 13
Finnish Albums (Suomen virallinen lista)[10] 20
French Albums (SNEP)[11] 51
German Albums (Official Top 100)[12] 7
Mexican Albums[citation needed] 3
New Zealand Albums (Recorded Music NZ)[13] 10
Norwegian Albums (VG-lista)[14] 3
Polish Albums (ZPAV)[15] 29
Spanish Albums[citation needed] 1
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[16] 19
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[17] 3
UK Albums[citation needed] 80
US Billboard 200[18] 33

Certifications[edit]

Country Certification
Argentina[19] Platinum
Australia[20] Platinum
Canada 5× Platinum
Germany Platinum
Italy[21] Platinum
New Zealand Platinum
Norway Platinum
Poland[22] 2× Platinum
Spain 4× Platinum
United States[23] Platinum

References[edit]

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  18. ^ "Enrique Iglesias Album & Song Chart History" Billboard 200 for Enrique Iglesias. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved June 1, 2014.
  19. ^ "Discos de Oro y Platinopublisher=CAPIF". Retrieved 2011-08-22. 
  20. ^ "ARIA Charts - Accreditations - 2000 Albums". ARIA. Retrieved 2011-09-24. 
  21. ^ "Musica: Enrique Iglesias ospite di Buona Domenica" (in Italian). Adnkronos. 22 November 2001. Retrieved 10 July 2012. 
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