Ni Rosas Ni Juguetes

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"Ni Rosas Ni Juguetes"
Single by Paulina Rubio
from the album Gran City Pop
Released August 17, 2009
November 10, 2009 (Mr. 305 Remix)
November 17, 2009 (Banda Version)
Format Promo single
Digital single
Airplay
Recorded 2008
Genre Latin pop
Length 3:16 (Album Version)
3:37 (Mr. 305 Remix feat. Pitbull)[1]
3:15 (Banda version feat. Jenni Rivera)[2]
Label Universal Records
Writer(s) Claudia Brant, Noel Schajris, Gianmarco Zignago
Producer(s) Cachorro López
Paulina Rubio chronology
"Causa y Efecto"
(2009)
"Ni Rosas Ni Juguetes"
(2009)
"Algo De Ti"
(2010)
Pitbull chronology
"Future Love"
(2009)
"Ni Rosas Ni Juguetes"
(2009)
"Now You See It (Shake That Ass)"
(2009)
Alternative covers
Mr. 305 Remix w/ Pitbull cover
Banda version w/ Jenni Rivera cover

"Ni Rosas Ni Juguetes" (English: Neither Roses Nor Toys) is a song performed by the Latin pop singer Paulina Rubio. The song was recorded for her ninth studio album, Gran City Pop, and was the second single released from it.[3] "Ni Rosas Ni Juguetes" was written by Claudia Brant, Noel Schajris and Gianmarco Zignago, and produced by Cachorro López. It was announced as the second single on July 20, 2009. It was released on radio on August 17, 2009.

Promotion[edit]

Rubio re-recorded "Ni Rosas Ni Juguetes" as a duet with the singer Jenni Rivera on a version in Banda, for promotion of the single on regional Mexican radio stations in the United States, Mexico and Puerto Rico and it was released on November 17, 2009.[4][5] It was also recorded as a remix with the rapper Pitbull called "Ni Rosas Ni Juguetes (Mr. 305 Remix)" and was released on November 10, 2009, via iTunes.

Rubio appeared at Los Premios MTV Latinoamérica 2009 on October 15 with Cobra Starship performing "Good Girls Go Bad" and "Ni Rosas Ni Juguetes". Rubio and Cobra Starship won an MTV Award for "Best Performance", as voted by the public, beating artists such as Shakira, Nelly Furtado, Ashley Tisdale and Wisin & Yandel. On November 1, Rubio performed "Ni Rosas Ni Juguetes" on ¡Viva el Sueño!, a reality competition show similar to American Idol. She also performed the single at the 2009 Premios OYE! in Guanajuato, Mexico. Rubio performed a "western" version of "Ni Rosas Ni Juguetes" at Premios Lo Nuestro on February 18, 2010.

Critical reception[edit]

Allmusic.com gave the song a positive review:

"Perhaps the most surprising track on the disc, though, and one of its definite high points, is the hip-hop/ranchero fusion "Ni Rosas Ni Juguetes," which sounds like it could have been produced by Camilo Lara of Mexican Institute of Sound. Over a thunderous boom-bap beat, Rubio half-raps, half-sings about how flowers and toys won't earn her love; it's exactly the kind of culture-blending, boundary-dissolving sound that encapsulates modern Latin pop, and it's brilliant".[6]


Music video[edit]

The music video was filmed in New York. It was directed by Jessy Terero who had previously worked with acts such as Wisin & Yandel and 50 Cent. The video's story line is similar to the 2005 film Mr & Mrs. Smith. The video was first shown on October 8.[citation needed] A second video was made for an urban remix version of "Ni Rosas Ni Juguetes" featuring Pitbull. Directed by Jessy Terrero, it was first shown on December 10.[citation needed]

Chart performance[edit]

"Ni Rosas Ni Juguetes" debuted at number 41 on the Hot Latin Songs chart and peaked at number 9, becoming Rubio's second top ten hit from the album. On the Latin Pop Songs chart it peaked at number 5.[7]

In Spain, it debuted at number 37 on the singles chart and peaked at number 3, becoming her first top five hit from Gran City Pop in Spain. The song has been certified Platinum for sales of 40,000 in Spain alone.[citation needed] The single became a huge hit in Spain, charting for more than 40 weeks.[citation needed] It also performed well on Latin American charts.[citation needed]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2009–2010) Peak
position
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[8] 3
U.S. Billboard Hot Latin Songs[9] 9
U.S. Billboard Latin Digital Songs[10] 24
U.S. Billboard Latin Pop Songs[11] 5
U.S. Billboard Tropical Songs[12] 39

Sales and certifications[edit]

Country Certification Sales
Spain Platinum [13] 40,000

Release history[edit]

Region Date
United States August 17, 2009 (2009-08-17)

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