Enrique Iglesias (album)

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Enrique Iglesias
Studio album by Enrique Iglesias
Released November 21, 1995 (1995-11-21)
Recorded 1994-1995
Genre Latin pop, latin
Length 34:33
Label Fonovisa
Producer Rafael Pérez Botija
Enrique Iglesias chronology
Enrique Iglesias
(1995)
Vivir
(1997)
Italian version
Italian Version cover
Singles from Enrique Iglesias
  1. "Si Tú Te Vas"
    Released: October 14, 1995 (1995-10-14)
  2. "Experiencia Religiosa"
    Released: February 4, 1996 (1996-02-04)
  3. "Por Amarte"
    Released: March 8, 1996 (1996-03-08)
  4. "Muñeca Cruel"
    Released: May 6, 1996 (1996-05-06)
  5. "No Llores Por Mí"
    Released: July 15, 1996 (1996-07-15)
  6. "Trapecista"
    Released: September 30, 1996 (1996-09-30)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars [1]
Los Angeles Times 2/4 stars [2]

Enrique Iglesias is the self-titled debut album from Latin pop singer Enrique Iglesias, released on November 21, 1995. Also his Italian Version of this album: "Canta Italiano" was released on September 4, 1996. The album was a big success and topped Latin charts, and was also recorded in Portuguese[3] and Italian. It also won the Grammy Award for Best Latin Pop Album at the Grammy Awards of 1996. The album received a Gold certification in Portugal after a weeks of sales, and has sold more than 8 million copies worldwide.[4] In the United States it was certified gold on June 11, 1996 and Platinum on November 18, 1996,[5] Five singles from this album hit the number-one spot in the Billboard Hot Latin Tracks chart: "Si Tú Te Vas", "Experiencia Religiosa", "Por Amarte", "No Llores Por Mí" and "Trapecista", the most for any Latin album, together Selena and beating Jon Secada with four chart toppers. The track "Invéntame" was re-recorded in 1999 by writer Marco Antonio Solís and was included on the album Trozos de Mi Alma. This version peaked at number 36 in the Hot Latin Tracks chart.[6]

Tracklisting[edit]

Standard edition
No. Title Writer(s) Translation Length
1. "No Llores Por Mí"   Enrique Iglesias, Roberto Morales Do Not Cry for Me 4:11
2. "Trapecista"   Rafael Pérez Botija Trapeze Artist 4:27
3. "Por Amarte"   Enrique Iglesias, Roberto Morales By Love 4:00
4. "Si Tú Te Vas"   Enrique Iglesias, Roberto Morales If You Leave 4:00
5. "Si Juras Regresar"   Rafael Pérez Botija If You Swear to Return 4:24
6. "Experiencia Religiosa"   Chein García Alonso Religious Experience 5:32
7. "Falta Tanto Amor"   Enrique Iglesias, Roberto Morales Lacking Too Much Love 3:54
8. "Inalcanzable"   Enrique Iglesias, Roberto Morales Unattainable 3:33
9. "Muñeca Cruel"   Rafael Pérez Botija Cruel Girl (literally 'Doll') 4:19
10. "Invéntame"   Marco Antonio Solís Lie To Me 3:51
Italian-language version[7]
No. Title Writer(s) Translation Length
1. "Piangerai Per Me"   Enrique Iglesias, Roberto Morales Do Not Cry for Me 4:11
2. "Per Amarti"   Enrique Iglesias, Roberto Morales By Love 4:00
3. "Se Te Ne Vai"   Enrique Iglesias, Roberto Morales If You Are Going 4:00
4. "Esperienza Religiosa"   Chein García Alonso Mystical Experience 5:32
5. "Corri Vai da Lui"   Enrique Iglesias, Roberto Morales Lack Much Love 3:54
6. "Bambola Crudele"   Rafael Pérez Botija Cruel Twist 4:19
7. "Esperienza Religiosa" (Remix) Chein García Alonso Mystical Experience 4:58
8. "Se Te Ne Vai" (Remix) Enrique Iglesias, Roberto Morales If You Are Going 4:28
Portuguese-language version
No. Title Writer(s) Translation Length
1. "Se Você Se Vai"   Enrique Iglesias, Roberto Morales If You Are Going 4:01
2. "Experiência Religiosa"   Chein García Alonso Mystical Experience 4:58
3. "Por Amar-Te"   Enrique Iglesias, Roberto Morales By Love 4:00
4. "Não Vai Chorar Por mim"   Enrique Iglesias, Roberto Morales Do Not Cry for Me 4:11
5. "Falta Aquele Amor"   Enrique Iglesias, Roberto Morales Lack Much Love 3:54
6. "No Llores Por Mí"   Enrique Iglesias, Roberto Morales Do Not Cry for Me 4:11
7. "Trapecista"   Rafael Pérez Botija Aerialist 4:27
8. "Por Amarte"   Enrique Iglesias, Roberto Morales By Love 4:00
9. "Si Tú Te Vas"   Enrique Iglesias, Roberto Morales If You Are Going 4:00
10. "Si Juras Regresar"   Rafael Pérez Botija If You Swear Back 4:24
11. "Experiencia Religiosa"   Chein García Alonso Mystical Experience 5:32
12. "Falta Tanto Amor"   Enrique Iglesias, Roberto Morales Lack Much Love 3:54
13. "Inalcanzable"   Enrique Iglesias, Roberto Morales Unattainable 3:33
14. "Muñeca Cruel"   Rafael Pérez Botija Cruel Twist 4:19
15. "Invéntame"   Marco Antonio Solís Make Believe 3:51

Chart performance[edit]

The album debuted in the Billboard Top Latin Albums chart at number 38 in the week of December 23, 1995,[8] climbing to the Top Ten five weeks later.[9] The album dethroned Selena's Dreaming of You in the week of May 25, 1996 (after being in the chart for 28 weeks),[10] spending ten consecutive weeks at pole position and an extra week after being kept off from the top spot by the compilation album Macarena Mix. The album spent 73 weeks inside the Top Ten (with at least 2 weeks in every position) and 100 weeks in the chart.

Chart Peak position
U.S. Billboard 200 148
US Billboard Top Latin Albums 1
US Billboard Latin Pop Albums 1
Mexican Top 100 Albums Chart 1
Dutch Albums Chart 67
Belgian Albums Chart (Flanders) 21
Spanish Top 100 Albums Chart 5

Sales and certifications[edit]

Region Certification Sales/shipments
Brazil (ABPD)[11] Gold 100,000*
Mexico (AMPROFON)[12] Gold 100,000^
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[13] 4× Platinum 400,000^
United States (RIAA)[5] Platinum 1,000,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

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Personnel[edit]

Musicians[edit]

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