MTV Unplugged (Ricky Martin album)

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MTV Unplugged
Live album by Ricky Martin
Released November 7, 2006 (2006-11-07)
Recorded August 17, 2006 in Miami, Florida
Genre Latin, Pop Rock, Latin pop, dance-pop
Label Sony BMG Norte
Producer Tommy Torres
Ricky Martin chronology
Life
2005
MTV Unplugged
2006
Ricky Martin Live: Black and White Tour
2007
Ricky Martin video chronology
Europa: European Tour
(2001)
MTV Unplugged
(2006)
Ricky Martin Live: Black and White Tour
(2007)
Singles from MTV Unplugged
  1. "Tu Recuerdo"
    Released: September 26, 2006
  2. "Pégate"
    Released: December 19, 2006
  3. "Gracias por Pensar en Mi"
    Released: March 20, 2007
  4. "Con Tu Nombre"
    Released: June 26, 2007
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

MTV Unplugged is a live album by Ricky Martin released on November 7, 2006 in CD and DVD formats by Sony BMG Norte.

Background[edit]

MTV Unplugged was taped on August 17, 2006 in Miami. It premiered on MTV Latin America, MTV Tr3s and MTV Puerto Rico in October 2006. This album includes Puerto Rican influences, particularly "Tu Recuerdo" (based mainly on a Puerto Rican "aguinaldo jíbaro",[2] and finishing with an "aguinaldo orocoveño"[3]) and "Pégate", a Puerto Rican plena. Christian Nieves plays the Puerto Rican cuatro on both tracks. Viento de agua and Joseph Quevedo played the plena drums in "Pégate".

Formats[edit]

The album was re-released as a CD and DVD combo-package in May 2007. An exclusive Wal-Mart packaging was made available with the original CD purchase and a DVD titled "The Making of Ricky Martin MTV Unplugged", which includes a 40-minute behind the scenes documentary and the music video to "Tu Recuerdo". The music video for "Tu Recuerdo" is just an extracted live performance of the song from MTV Unplugged.

Chart performance[edit]

In the United States, MTV Unplugged debuted at number one on the Top Latin Albums and number thirty-eight on the Billboard 200, with first week sales of 29,000 copies. It has also charted inside top ten in Argentina, Spain and Mexico.

MTV Unplugged was certified 2× Platinum Latin award in the United States, Diamond in Mexico, 2× Platinum in Argentina, and Gold in Spain. In the US, it has sold over 197,000 copies.[4]

Three new tracks on the album included: "Tu Recuerdo", which topped the Hot Latin Songs for three weeks and peaked at number eighty-nine on the Billboard Hot 100; "Pégate", second single that peaked at number eleven on the Hot Latin Songs and number six on the Hot Dance Club Songs and "Con Tu Nombre", which peaked at number forty-seven on the Hot Latin Songs. "Gracias por Pensar en Mi" also received airplay in the United States and Mexico.

Awards[edit]

At the Latin Grammy Awards of 2007, MTV Unplugged received Latin Grammy Award for Best Male Pop Vocal Album and Best Long Form Music Video, and was nominated for the Album of the Year. MTV Unplugged received also Lo Nuestro Award for the Pop Album of the Year and was nominated for the same award at the 2007 Latin Billboard Music Awards.

Tracklisting[edit]

CD/DVD
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Gracias por Pensar en Mi"   Renato Russo, Dado Villa-Lobos, Marcelo Bonfá, Ricky Martin 4:38
2. "Con Tu Nombre"   Cristian Zalles, Juan Carlos Pérez Soto 4:20
3. "María"   Luis Gómez Escolar, K. C. Porter, Ian Blake 5:31
4. "Tu Recuerdo" (featuring La Mari of Chambao) Tommy Torres 4:07
5. "Perdido Sin Ti"   Escolar, Porter, Draco Rosa 4:26
6. "Asignatura Pendiente"   Ricardo Arjona 4:19
7. "Vuelve"   Franco De Vita 5:35
8. "Lola, Lola"   Escolar, Porter, Rosa 4:20
9. "Volverás"   Escolar, Porter, Blake, Martin 5:05
10. "La Bomba"   Escolar, Porter, Rosa 5:49
11. "Fuego de Noche, Nieve de Día"   Escolar, Porter, Blake, Rosa 5:12
12. "Pégate"   Roy Tavaré, Martin, Torres 4:05
Wal-Mart exclusive DVD bonus
No. Title Length
1. "The Making of Ricky Martin MTV Unplugged"   40:00

Charts and certifications[edit]

Preceded by
Crossroads: Cruce de Caminos by Intocable
U.S. Billboard Top Latin Albums number-one album
November 25, 2006
Succeeded by
Navidades by Luis Miguel

Credits[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ A sound sample of an aguinaldo jíbaro, played by cuatro player Efraín Vidal
  3. ^ "A sound sample of an aguinaldo orocoveño, played by cuatro player Efraín Vidal". Retrieved 2010-02-15. 
  4. ^ "Ask Billboard - Viva la 'Vida' singer". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. 2011-01-28. Retrieved 2011-01-28. 
  5. ^ Argentinian Monthly Albums Chart. Retrieved January 25, 2011.
  6. ^ Italian Albums Chart. Retrieved January 25, 2011.
  7. ^ a b "Los Mas Vendidos 2007". Asociación Mexicana de Productores de Fonogramas y Videogramas. Retrieved 2011-04-11. 
  8. ^ a b Peak positions. Retrieved January 25, 2011.
  9. ^ a b c d Billboard peak positions. Retrieved January 25, 2011.
  10. ^ "Argentinian album certifications – Ricky Martin – Ricky Martin: MTV Unplugged". Argentine Chamber of Phonograms and Videograms Producers. 
  11. ^ "Argentinian video certifications – Ricky Martin – MTV Unplugged". Argentine Chamber of Phonograms and Videograms Producers. 
  12. ^ a b http://www.sonymusic.com.ar/DetNoticia.asp?Gac_Cod=8780. Retrieved February 13, 2007.
  13. ^ a b "Certificaciones –" (in Spanish). Asociación Mexicana de Productores de Fonogramas y Videogramas. 
  14. ^ "Spanish album certifications – Ricky Martin – MTV Unplugged" (PDF) (in Spanish). Productores de Música de España. 
  15. ^ "American album certifications – Ricky Martin – MTV Unplugged". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click Type, then select Latin, then click SEARCH
  16. ^ http://www.diariocolatino.com/es/20070511/amigos/42862/Ricky-Martin-con-triple-platino-en-Centroam%C3%A9rica.htm?tpl=69. Retrieved May 11, 2007.
  17. ^ "Top 1-50; De Enero a Diciembre de 2006". Asociación Mexicana de Productores de Fonogramas y Videogramas. Retrieved 2011-04-11. 
  18. ^ "Year End Charts: Top Latin Albums". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. Retrieved 2011-04-11. 
  19. ^ "Year End Charts: Top Latin Pop Albums". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. Retrieved 2011-04-11. 
  20. ^ "Best of the 2000s: Latin Albums". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. Retrieved 2011-04-19.