La Historia (Ricky Martin album)

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La Historia
Greatest hits album by Ricky Martin
Released February 27, 2001 (2001-02-27)
Genre Dance-pop, Latin pop
Length 72:35
Label Columbia
Ricky Martin albums chronology
Sound Loaded
(2000)
La Historia
(2001)
The Best of Ricky Martin
(2001)
Ricky Martin video chronology
One Night Only
(1999)
La Historia
(2001)
Europa: European Tour
(2001)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

La Historia (English: The History) is a 2001 compilation album by singer Ricky Martin. The recordings are in Spanish. The album contains reworkings of two of Martin's early songs: "Fuego Contra Fuego" and "El Amor de Mi Vida".

Chart performance[edit]

La Historia wasn't promoted by any single, did not include any new recordings, and contains Spanish-language songs only.

In the United States, La Historia peaked at number one for five weeks on the Billboard's Top Latin Albums and number eighty-three on the Billboard 200. It was certified 4× Platinum Latin award, and has sold 220,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan.[2]

The album topped the chart in Sweden, and was certified Platinum. Other achievements include peaks at number thirteen in Spain, number sixteen in Italy, number twenty-three in Switzerland, and number thirty-seven in Japan. La Historia was also certified with Platinum awards in Argentina, one for the CD version, and the other for the DVD edition.

Awards[edit]

La Historia was nominated as the Latin Greatest Hits Album of the Year at the 2002 Latin Billboard Music Awards.

Track listing[edit]

CD
No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "María" (Spanglish Radio Edit) Luis Gómez Escolar, K. C. Porter, Ian Blake Porter, Rosa, Pablo Flores, Javier Garza 4:31
2. "Vuelve"   Franco De Vita Porter, Rosa 5:08
3. "Bella"   Escolar, Jon Secada, Draco Rosa, George Noriega Emilio Estefan, Noriega , Secada , Afanasieff 4:57
4. "La Bomba"   Escolar, Porter, Rosa Porter, Rosa 4:37
5. "A Medio Vivir"   Vita Porter, Blake 4:43
6. "Perdido Sin Tí"   Escolar, Porter, Rosa Porter, Rosa 4:11
7. "Livin' la Vida Loca" (Spanish Version) Escolar, Desmond Child, Rosa Child, Rosa 4:04
8. "Volverás"   Escolar, Porter, Blake, Ricky Martin Porter, Blake 4:49
9. "La Copa de la Vida"   Escolar, Child, Rosa Child, Rosa 4:29
10. "Fuego de Noche, Nieve de Día"   Escolar, Porter, Blake Porter, Blake 5:36
11. "She Bangs" (Spanish Version) Child, Walter Afanasieff, Rosa, Glenn Monroig, Julia Sierra, Danny López Afanasieff, Rosa, Child 4:36
12. "Bombón de Azúcar"   Mark Kilpatrick, Gustavo Laureano, Carlos Figueroa, John Lengel, Carlos Rolón Porter, Blake 4:59
13. "Fuego Contra Fuego" (New Version) Mariano Pérez, Carlos Gómez López , Tommy Torres 4:26
14. "Te Extraño, Te Olvido, Te Amo"   Carlos Lara Porter, Blake 4:39
15. "Por Arriba, Por Abajo"   Escolar, Rosa, Cesar Lemos, Karla Aponte Porter, Rosa 3:07
16. "El Amor de Mi Vida" (New Version) Eddie Sierra López , Torres 3:57
US bonus track
No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
17. "Sólo Quiero Amarte" (Radio Edit) Child, Victoria Shaw, Gary Burr Child 3:59
DVD
No. Title Length
1. "María" (Spanglish Radio Edit)  
2. "Te Extraño, Te Olvido, Te Amo"    
3. "Fuego de Noche, Nieve de Día"    
4. "Volverás"    
5. "Vuelve"    
6. "La Copa de la Vida"    
7. "La Bomba"    
8. "Por Arriba, Por Abajo"    
9. "Perdido Sin Tí"    
10. "Livin' la Vida loca" (Spanish Version)  
11. "Bella"    
12. "She Bangs" (Spanish Version)  
13. "Sólo Quiero Amarte"    

Charts and certifications[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Sales/shipments
Argentina (CAPIF)[10] Platinum 40,000x
Argentina (CAPIF)[11]
for the DVD
Platinum 8,000x
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[12] Gold 50,000^
Sweden (GLF)[13] Platinum 80,000^
United States (RIAA)[14] 4× Platinum (Latin) 400,000^

Chart procession and succession[edit]

Preceded by
Despreciado by Lupillo Rivera
U.S. Billboard Top Latin Albums number-one album
March 17–24, 2001
April 7, 2001
April 28 - May 5, 2001
Succeeded by
Shhh! by A.B. Quintanilla & Kumbia Kings

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ "Ask Billboard - Viva la 'Vida' singer". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. 2011-01-28. Retrieved 2011-01-28. 
  3. ^ a b c Peak positions. Retrieved January 25, 2011.
  4. ^ Ricky Martin albums sales ranking. Retrieved January 25, 2011.
  5. ^ Spanish Albums Chart. Retrieved January 25, 2011.
  6. ^ Billboard albums. Retrieved January 25, 2011.
  7. ^ a b Billboard peak positions. Retrieved January 25, 2011.
  8. ^ "Årslista Album - År 2001". Grammofon Leverantörernas Förening. Retrieved 2011-04-18. 
  9. ^ a b "The Year in Music 2001". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. 2001-12-29. Retrieved 2011-04-18. 
  10. ^ "Discos de Oro y Platino" (in Spanish). CAPIF. Archived from the original on 6 July 2011. Retrieved 17 November 2013. 
  11. ^ [1]. Retrieved September 28, 2011.
  12. ^ "Spanish album certifications – Ricky Martin – La Historia" (PDF) (in Spanish). Productores de Música de España. Retrieved September 28, 2011. 
  13. ^ "Guld- och Platinacertifikat − År 2001" (PDF) (in Swedish). IFPI Sweden. Retrieved September 28, 2011. 
  14. ^ "American album certifications – Ricky Martin – La Historia". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click Type, then select Latin, then click SEARCH

La Historia Certifications Spain - Gold :http://spiceheart.mforos.com/183535/9737389-el-post-de-las-certificaciones-en-espana-todos-los-oros-y-platinos/