Laura (Laura Pausini album)

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Laura
Studio album by Laura Pausini
Released 26 February 1994
Genre Latin pop
Length 42:33
Language Italian
Label CGD
Producer Angelo Valsiglio, Marco Marati
Laura Pausini chronology
Laura Pausini
(1993)
Laura
(1994)
Laura Pausini
(1994)
Singles from Laura
  1. "Strani amori"
    Released: February 1994
  2. "Gente"
    Released: June 1994
  3. "Lui non sta con te"
    Released: October 1994
  4. "Lettera"
    Released: 1995
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

Laura is the second studio album by Italian singer Laura Pausini, released by CGD Records in 1994. It has sold three million copies in the world.[2]

Track info[edit]

The release of the album coincides with the participation of Laura Pausini in the Sanremo Festival 1994, where the singer made her debut in the category Giovani after winning the previous year as the Nuove proposte.

At the stage, Laura Pausini, a big favourite of the spectators,[3][4] ranks third in the final ranking.[5][6]

The piece presented, Strani amori, was attacked by critics because it was judged too conservative and adolescent[7] and some journalists in the industry saw it as a trivial piece.[8]

Within the disc is also included the second single extracted from the album, Gente. Some tracks from the album were translated into Spanish and inserted on the version released in Spain and South America for the album Laura Pausini, released in 1994. The same tracks were released in Italian on the English version of the same album, released in 1995.

The song Ragazze che, much like the entire album, is dedicated to Silvia Pausini, sister of the singer.

Promotion[edit]

Since Pausini not being known outside Europe at the time the album was released, no tour was yielded to support the album, although, in Pausini's tours that date from after the World Wide Tour 1997 have at least one song from the album. These songs are Strani amori, Gente, Un amico è così, Il coraggio che non c'è, Ragazze che, Lui non sta con te and Lettera, with the first two being sang on every of Pausini's tours.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Lyrics Music Length
1. "Gente"   Cheope,[9] Marco Marati Angelo Valsiglio 4:30
2. "Lui non sta con te"   Cheope, Marati Valsiglio, Roberto Buti 3:45
3. "Strani amori"   Cheope, Marati, Francesco Tanini Valsiglio, Buti 4:10
4. "Ragazze che"   Cheope, Marati Valsiglio, Buti 4:30
5. "Il coraggio che non c'è"   Cheope, Marati Valsiglio 4:35
6. "Un amico è così"   Cheope, Marati Valsiglio, Buti 4:10
7. "Amori infiniti"   Cheope, Stefano Jurgens, Marati Valsiglio, Buti 3:40
8. "Cani e gatti"   Cheope Valsiglio, Giuseppe Carella 5:03
9. "Anni miei"   Cheope, Marati Valsiglio, Salvatore Monetti 4:15
10. "Lettera"   Cheope, Marati Valsiglio, Giovanni Salvatori 3:42

Singles[edit]

Singles
Name Release date
Strani amori February 1994
Gente June 1994
Lettera 1994
Lui non sta con te October 1994
Music videos
Name Director
Strani amori
Gente

Charts and certifications[edit]

Charts[edit]

Chart (1994–1995) Peak
position
Belgian Albums Chart[10] 3
Chilean Albums Chart[11] 6
Dutch Albums Chart[12] 1
European Albums Chart[13] 13
Finnish Albums Chart[14] 7
French Albums Chart[15] 21
Italian Albums Chart[16][17] 2
Swiss Albums Chart[18] 4

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1994) Position
Italian Albums Chart[16] 6
Swiss Albums Chart[19] 6

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Sales/shipments
Argentina (CAPIF)[20] Platinum 60,000x
Brazil (ABPD)[21] Gold 100,000*
Netherlands (NVPI)[22] Platinum 100,000^
Switzerland (IFPI Switzerland)[23] 2× Platinum 100,000x
Summaries
Europe (IFPI)[24] Platinum 1,000,000*

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

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Marisa Brown. "Laura – Laura Pausini – Review". Allmusic. Retrieved 23 July 2011. 
  2. ^ Mario Luzzatto Fegiz (15 September 2000). "Laura Pausini: no alla moda del pop latino" (in Italian). Corriere della Sera. Retrieved 23 July 2011. 
  3. ^ Vinse l'anno scorso tra i giovani: adesso pare già lanciata verso il bis tra i grandi Pausini, già favorita al TotoFestival
  4. ^ Pausini, la favorita: Vincere non conta, ma mi piace che la gente canti quello che canto io
  5. ^ Vincono Bocelli e Baldi, Laura Pausini terzo posto al Festival di Sanremo 1994
  6. ^ Laura Pausini terzo posto al Festival di Sanremo 1994
  7. ^ Amore amore ma pure Che Guevara
  8. ^ Sanremo 1994, che la festa cominci
  9. ^ Alfredo Rapetti billed as Cheope
  10. ^ "Hits of the World – Belgium". Billboard. 9 July 1994. p. 43. Retrieved 18 March 2012. 
  11. ^ "Hits of the World – Chile". Billboard. 7 January 1995. p. 41. Retrieved 18 March 2012. 
  12. ^ "Laura Pausini – Laura Pausini (album)" (in Dutch). DutchCharts.nl. Retrieved 23 July 2011. 
  13. ^ "Hits of the World – Eurochart Hot 100". Billboard. 14 May 1994. p. 57. Retrieved 18 March 2012. 
  14. ^ Pennanen, Timo (2006). Sisältää hitin – levyt ja esittäjät Suomen musiikkilistoilla vuodesta 1972 (in Finnish) (1st ed.). Helsinki: Kustannusosakeyhtiö Otava. p. 231. ISBN 978-951-1-21053-5. 
  15. ^ "Le Détail des Albums de chaque Artiste – D" (in French). www.infodisc.fr. Retrieved 15 November 2011.  In the menu Choisir Un Artiste Dans la Liste & Appuyez sur OK : select Laura PAUSINI then press OK.
  16. ^ a b "Gli album più venduti del 1994" (in Italian). HitParadeItalia. Retrieved 23 July 2011. 
  17. ^ "Hits of the World – Italy". Billboard: 40. 9 April 1994. Retrieved 5 August 2011. 
  18. ^ "Laura Pausini – Laura (album)" (in German). HitParade.ch. Retrieved 23 July 2011. 
  19. ^ "Swiss Year-End Charts 1994". SwissCharts.com. Retrieved 23 July 2011. 
  20. ^ "Discos de Oro y Platino" (in Spanish). Cámara Argentina de Productores de Fonogramas y Videogramas. Archived from the original on 31 May 2011. Retrieved 15 August 2012. 
  21. ^ "Brazilian album certifications – Laura Pausini" (in Portuguese). Associação Brasileira dos Produtores de Discos. Retrieved 23 July 2011. 
  22. ^ "Dutch album certifications – Laura Pausini" (in Dutch). International Federation of the Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 23 July 2011. 
  23. ^ "The Official Swiss Charts and Music Community: Awards (Laura Pausini)". Hung Medien. Retrieved 23 July 2011. 
  24. ^ "IFPI Platinum Europe Awards – 1996". International Federation of the Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 23 July 2011.