Pablo Alborán (album)

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Pablo Alborán
Studio album by Pablo Alborán
Released February 1, 2011 (2011-02-01)
Genre Latin pop, Flamenco music
Length 46:30
Language Spanish
Label EMI Music
Pablo Alborán chronology
Pablo Alborán
(2011)
En Acústico
(2011)
Singles from Pablo Alborán
  1. "Solamente Tú"
    Released: September 14, 2010 (2010-09-14)
  2. "Miedo"
    Released: May 13, 2011 (2011-05-13)
  3. "Perdóname (feat. Carminho)"
    Released: October 3, 2011 (2011-10-03)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]

Pablo Alborán is the debut album by Spanish singer-songwriter Pablo Alborán. Produced by Manuel Illán, many of the songs included in the album had already achieved YouTube attention before its release, as home videos featuring Alborán performing in front of a webcam, alone with his guitar. The album also includes duets with Carminho (Perdóname), Estrella Morente ("Desencuentro"), and Diana Navarro ("Solamente Tú"). The iTunes version adds the bonus track "Cuando te Alejas".

Pablo Alborán was released on February 1, 2011, and quickly became a huge success on the Spanish Albums Chart, where it debuted at number one, preventing Sergio Dalma's Via Dalma, the best-selling album of 2010 in Spain,[2] from an 11th consecutive week topping the charts.[3] Pablo Alborán went on to spend 15 weeks at the top of the charts, including a run of seven consecutive weeks taking place six months after the album's release date.[4][5] It was certified six-time platinum by Productores de Música de España, becoming the top-selling album of 2011 in Spain,[6] and was also nominated for a Latin Grammy Award for Best Pop Vocal Album, Male.[7]

Singles[edit]

  • "Solamente Tú" was released as the album's lead single on September 14, 2010. The song was a huge hit on the Spanish Singles Chart, becoming Alborán's first-ever number-one single on February 27, 2011.[8] It stayed at number one for two consecutive weeks,[9] and was certified platinum on May 8, 2011.[10] It went on to stay on the Top 10 for 32 consecutive weeks, from February to September, including 20 weeks on the Top 5.[11]
  • "Perdóname" was released as the album's third single on October 3, 2011. The single version of the song featured vocals from Portuguese singer Carminho. The song debuted at number 7 on the Spanish Singles Chart on the week of release,[13] and reached the top spot on November 13, 2011,[14] becoming Alborán's second number-one single.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Pablo Alborán. 

No. Title Length
1. "Solamente tú"   4:08
2. "Miedo"   3:44
3. "Vuelve conmigo"   3:59
4. "Caramelo"   4:22
5. "Volver a empezar"   3:28
6. "Me colé por la puerta de atrás"   3:27
7. "Desencuentro"   3:57
8. "Perdóname (featuring Carminho)"   4:11
9. "Ladrona de mi piel"   3:38
10. "Loco de atar"   3:35
11. "Desencuentro (featuring Estrella Morente)"   3:57
12. "Solamente tú (featuring Diana Navarro)"   4:07
13. "Cuando te alejas (iTunes Bonus Track)"   3:29

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2011) Peak
position
Spanish Albums Chart[15] 1
Portuguese Albums Chart[16] 6
Mexican Albums Chart[17] 50
U.S.Billboard Latin Pop Albums[18] 16
U.S.Billboard Top Latin Albums[18] 55

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Sales/shipments
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[19] 6× Platinum 360,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2011) Position
Spanish Albums Chart[20] 1
Year-End Chart (2012) Peak
position
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[21] 5

Release history[edit]

Country Date Format Label
Spain 28 January 2011[22] Digital download EMI Music Spain

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ "TOP 50 ALBUMES 2010". Promusicae. January 1, 2011. Retrieved November 3, 2011. 
  3. ^ "TOP 100 ALBUMES - SEMANA 05: del 31.01.2011 al 06.02.2011". Promusicae. February 6, 2011. Retrieved November 3, 2011. 
  4. ^ "PABLO ALBORÁN Nº1 EN VENTAS" (in Spanish). Canal Sur. 
  5. ^ "Pablo Alborán desbanca a Lady Gaga" (in Spanish). europapress.es. 
  6. ^ "TOP 50 ALBUMES 2011" (in Spanish). PROMUSICAE, A.C. Retrieved 2012-01-29. 
  7. ^ http://www.grammy.com/files/12th_nominees.pdf
  8. ^ "TOP 50 CANCIONES - SEMANA 08: del 21.02.2011 al 27.02.2011". Promusicae. February 27, 2011. Retrieved November 3, 2011. 
  9. ^ "TOP 50 CANCIONES - SEMANA 09: del 28.02.2011 al 06.03.2011". Promusicae. March 6, 2011. Retrieved November 3, 2011. 
  10. ^ "TOP 50 CANCIONES - SEMANA 18: del 02.05.2011 al 08.05.2011". Promusicae. May 8, 2011. Retrieved November 3, 2011. 
  11. ^ "Pablo Alborán - Solamente Tú". spanishcharts.com. Retrieved November 3, 2011. 
  12. ^ "Pablo Alborán - Miedo". spanishcharts.com. Retrieved November 3, 2011. 
  13. ^ "TOP 50 CANCIONES - SEMANA 40: del 03.10.2011 al 09.10.2011". Promusicae. October 9, 2011. Retrieved November 3, 2011. 
  14. ^ "Pablo Alborán - Perdóname". spanishcharts.com. Retrieved November 3, 2011. 
  15. ^ Pablo Alborán - Pablo Alborán - Spanish Charts
  16. ^ PABLO ALBORÁN - PABLO ALBORÁN (ALBUM) portuguesecharts.com
  17. ^ PABLO ALBORÁN - PABLO ALBORÁN (ALBUM) spanishcharts.com
  18. ^ a b Pablo Alborán - Pablo Alborán : Awards : AllMusic
  19. ^ "TOP 100 ALBUMES SEMANA 48: del 26.11.2012 al 02.12.2012" (PDF). 
  20. ^ "TOP 50 ALBUMES 2011" (in Spanish). PROMUSICAE. Media Control. GfK International. Retrieved 28 January 2012. 
  21. ^ "Top 50 Albumes Anual 2012". Promuiscae.es. Retrieved 2013-01-15. 
  22. ^ Pablo Alborán by Pablo Alborán itunes.apple.com/es/