Nandito Ako

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This article is about Thalía's album. For the Filipino song, see Nandito Ako (song).
Nandito Ako
Compilation album by Thalía
Released January 28, 1997
Recorded 1996
Genre Pinoy pop
Length 42:14
Language Tagalog and English
Label EMI Latin
OctoArts EMI
Producer Oscar Lopez (also executive)
Ricky Ilacad
Emilio Estefan, Jr.
Kike Santander
Juan Zambrano
Thalía chronology
En éxtasis
(1995)
Nandito Ako
(1997)
Amor a la Mexicana
(1997)
Nandito Ako (Re-released)
Compilation album by Thalía
Released November 27, 2007
Recorded 1996
Genre Original Pilipino Music
Length 42:14
Label EMI Latin

Nandito Ako (lit. I Am Here) is a 1997 compilation album by Mexican singer Thalía.[1] The original song was sung by Ogie Alcasid. It was exclusively released in the Philippines, where she became a major superstar because of her telenovela Marimar.

Nandito Ako went platinum in Philippines for sales exceeding 40,000 copies. The album, composed of ten tracks, includes her first single "Nandito Ako" which was recorded after her major concert in the Philippines.[2]

It also features the Tagalog version of "María la del Barrio", "El Venao" and "Juana" and the English versions of "Quiero Hacerte El Amor" and "Gracias A Dios". She also made her own versions of the songs "Tell Me" (originally performed by Joey Albert) and "Hey, It's Me" (originally by Jamie Rivera).[2]

The album was sung half in English and half in Tagalog. Ricky R. Ilacad is its executive producer. Due to Thalía's success in the Philippines, this album was released in 1997 in that country and other Asian countries, under the label OctoArts EMI. This was the first time Thalía sang in English and Tagalog.[2]

Ten years later, it was re-released in the Philippines with the inclusion of one of her signature songs "Marimar".[3]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Nandito Ako" (Aaron Paul Del Rosario)
  2. "I Found Your Love (Gracias A Dios)" (Juan Gabriel) (English version: Alfred Matheus and Joel Duma)
  3. "Tender Kisses" (Viktoria and Rica Arambulo)
  4. "Mariang Taga-Barrio (María la del Barrio)" (Viviana Pimstein and Paco Navarette) (Tagalog version: Larry Chua)
  5. "Tell Me" (Louie Ocampo)
  6. "Chika Lang (El Venao)" (Ramon Orlando Valoy) (Tagalog version: Larry Chua)
  7. "You Are Still On My Mind (Quiero hacerte el amor)" (Daniel Garcia and Mario Schajris) (English version: Ismael Ledezma)
  8. "Amandote (Remix)" (A.B. Quintanilla III and Ricky Vela))
  9. "Hey, It's Me" (Jamie Rivera and Jimmy Antiporda)
  10. "Juana (Tagalog Version)" (Myrna Stella Turner) (Tagalog version: Archie Martinez)

New edition [released only in the Philippines - November 27, 2007][edit]

  1. Marimar
  2. Nandito Ako (Tagalog)
  3. I Found Your Love
  4. Tender Kisses
  5. Mariang Taga-Barrio (Tagalog)
  6. Tell Me
  7. Chika Lang (El Venao) (Tagalog)
  8. You Are Still On My Mind
  9. Amandote (Remix)
  10. Hey, It's Me
  11. Juana (Tagalog)

Singles[edit]

  1. Nandito Ako
  2. I Found Your Love
  3. You Are Still On My Mind
  4. Marimar [Re-Release]

Credits[edit]

  • Producers: Oscar Lopez, Emilio Estefan, Jr., Kike Santander and Juan Zambrano
  • Executive Producer: Ricky Ilacad
  • Musical Arrangers: Amaury Lopez, Robby Martinez, Didi Gutman, Kike Santander and Juan Zambrano
  • A & R Coordinator for EMI Mexico: Hector Martinez
  • A & R Coordinator for EMI Philippines: Bob Guzman
  • Cover Design: Willie Monzon and Allan Roldan

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Thalía-Official Site". www.thalia.com. 2012. Retrieved 2012-10-17. 
  2. ^ a b c "Thalía-Extasis". Billboard. 
  3. ^ "Allmusic:Thalía- Nandito Ako (re-released)". www.allmusic.com. 2012. Retrieved 2012-10-17.