MTV Unplugged (Shakira album)

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MTV Unplugged
Live album by Shakira
Released 29 February 2000 (2000-02-29)
Recorded 12 August 1999; Grand Ballroom, Manhattan Center Studios (New York City)
Genre
Length 50:33
Language Spanish
Label
Producer
Shakira chronology
  • MTV Unplugged
  • (2000)
Shakira video chronology
  • MTV Unplugged
  • (2002)
Singles from MTV Unplugged
  1. "No Creo"
    Released: 4 January 2000 (2000-01-04)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

MTV Unplugged is the first live album by Colombian singer-songwriter Shakira, released on 29 February 2000, by Columbia Records and Sony Latin. It was recorded on 12 August 1999, during her MTV Unplugged performance at the Grand Ballroom in New York City.

The performance was released in 2000 as a live album, and again in 2002 as a DVD. It is rated as one of the best-ever live performances from a Latin recording artist. It was critically acclaimed by American critics and earned Shakira the Grammy Award for Best Latin Pop Album.

Track listing[edit]

MTV Unplugged – CD (2000)
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Octavo Día"  
  • Lester Mendez
  • Shakira
6:21
2. "Si Te Vas"  
  • Luis Fernando Ochoa
  • Shakira
3:40
3. "Dónde Están Los Ladrones?"  
  • Ochoa
  • Shakira
3:32
4. "Moscas En La Casa"   Shakira 3:52
5. "Ciega, Sordomuda"  
  • Estefano Salgado
  • Shakira
4:09
6. "Inevitable"  
  • Ochoa
  • Shakira
3:39
7. "Estoy Aquí"  
  • Ochoa
  • Shakira
4:58
8. ""  
  • Dillon O'Brien
  • Shakira
5:22
9. "Sombra De Ti"  
  • Ochoa
  • Shakira
4:07
10. "No Creo"  
  • Ochoa
  • Shakira
4:08
11. "Ojos Así"  
  • Javier Garza
  • Pedro Flores
  • Shakira
6:50
Total length:
50:33
MTV Unplugged – DVD (2002)
No. Title Length
1. "Octavo Día"   5:35
2. "Si Te Vas"   4:00
3. "Dónde Están Los Ladrones?"   3:29
4. "Ciega, Sordomuda"   4:14
5. "Inevitable"   3:52
6. "Moscas En La Casa"   3:55
7. "Estoy Aquí"   4:56
8. "Tú"   5:05
9. "Sombra De Ti"   4:07
10. "No Creo"   4:05
11. "Ojos Así"   6:40
Total length:
49:58

Bonus features

  1. Timeline
  2. Albums
  3. Photo Gallery
  4. Making Of (½ hour program)

Credits and personnel[edit]

  • Shakira - Producer, songwriter, arranger, lead vocals, harmonica, guitar.
  • Emilio Estefan Jr. - Executive producer
  • Tim Mitchell - Producer, arranger, guitar
  • Sean Murphy - Producer
  • Marcello Anez - Engineer
  • Adam Blackburn - Engineer
  • Scott Canto - Engineer
  • Sebastian Krys - Engineer
  • Mauricio Guerrero - Mixer
  • Eric Schilling - Mixer
  • Tony Blanc - Mixing assistant
  • Steve Penny - Mixing assistant
  • Maurizio Teilla - Mixing assistant
  • Bob Ludwig - Mastering
  • George Noreiga - Guitar, backing vocals
  • Donna Allen - Backing vocals
  • Rita Quintero - Backing vocals
  • Luis Fernando Ochoa - Guitar, arranger
  • Ben Peeler - Lap steel guitar, mandolin, dobro, bazouki
  • Pedro Alfonso - Violin
  • Albert Menendez - Piano
  • Ricardo Suarez - Bass guitar
  • Brendan Buckley - Drums, percussion
  • Ebenezer da Silva - percussions
  • Myriam Eli - percussions
  • Los Mora Arriaga - Mariachi Band on "Ciega, Sordomuda"

Charts[edit]

Chart (1998) Peak
position[2]
Austria Top 75[3] 5
Netherlands Top 100[4] 81
Germany Top 100 9
Mexico Top 100 1
U.S. Billboard 200[5] 124

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Sales/shipments
Argentina (CAPIF)[6] Platinum 60,000x
Brazil (ABPD)[7] Gold 100,000*
Mexico (AMPROFON)[8] Platinum 150,000^
United States (RIAA)[9] 4× Platinum (Latin) 400,000^
United States (RIAA)[10]
Video Longform
Gold 50,000^

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

Accolades[edit]

Year Category Title Result
2000 Latin Grammy Award for Album of the Year MTV Unplugged Nominated
Latin Grammy Award for Best Pop Vocal Album
Latin Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance "Ojos Así" Won
Latin Grammy Award for Best Female Rock Vocal Performance "Octavo Día"
2001 Grammy Award for Best Latin Pop Album MTV Unplugged Won
2001 Lo Nuestro Award for Rock Album of the Year MTV Unplugged Won

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