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Studio album by Paulina Rubio
Released February 10, 2004 (2004-02-10)
Recorded 2003
Genre Latin pop
Length 54:09
Label Universal Music Mexico
Producer Chris Rodríguez, Marzello Acevedo, Emilio Estefan, Toy Hernández, Sasha Triujeque, Sergio George, Marteen, Richard Vission
Paulina Rubio chronology
Border Girl
Singles from Pau-Latina
  1. "Te Quise Tanto"
  2. "Algo Tienes"
  3. "Dame Otro Tequila"
  4. "Mia"

Pau-Latina is the seventh studio album by Mexican recording artist Paulina Rubio, released on February 10, 2004 by Universal Music Mexico.


Pau-Latina marks Paulina's return to the Spanish-language market after her English debut album. For the production of the album, Paulina collaborated with songwriters and producers Chris Rodríguez, M. Benito, Andrés Levin, Ileana Padrón, Coti, Andahí, Adrian Schinoff, T. Méndez, E. Pérez, José de Jesús, Marco Antonio Solís, Jorge Villamizar, Xandra Uribe, Emilio Estefan, Ricardo Gaitán, Nicolás Tovar, Tony Mardini, Tom McWilliams, Juan Carlos Pérez-Soto, Reyli, Angie Chirino, Tim Mitchell, Clay Ostwald, C. Brant, Richard Vission, G. Brown, and A. Cee. Also, this is the second time since Planeta Paulina that Paulina participates as a songwriter in three of the album’s tracks: “My Friend, Mi Amigo”, “Baila Que Baila” y “Dame Tu Amor”.

The album was nominated for a Latin Grammy Award in 2004 for Best Female Pop Vocal Album and a Grammy Award for Best Latin Pop Album in 2005. With this album, Rubio became one of the few female Latin singers to achieve four top ten singles from a single album on the Billboard Hot Latin Tracks chart: "Te Quise Tanto" (#1), "Algo Tienes" (#4), "Dame Otro Tequila" (#1) and "Mía" (#8). Also, Pau-Latina was number one in sales in Mexico as well as the U.S. on the Billboard Top Latin Albums chart.


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]

Paulina Rubio's decision to return to an all-Spanish format for Pau-Latina might acknowledge the 2002 English crossover attempt Border Girl as a slight misstep if her latest didn't drop its bits and pieces of Mexican instrumentation and language into such an ambitious and entertaining stew. As its colorfully kinetic, Björk-like cover art suggests, Pau-Latina is all over the place, and usually at a hundred miles an hour. "Baila Que Baila" mashes ringing mariachi guitars into the blips and bytes of an Ashanti-style contempo R&B number; there's even a hip-hop break to suggest the contribution of a Ja Rule or Jay-Z. "Quiero Cambiarme" and "Ojalá" take traditional horn blasts and robust supporting harmonies into a wild and disorienting future of neon-light electronica, while the dancefloor-ready "Algo Tienes"' bashing percussion and rock guitar would fit nicely on Shakira's Laundry Service. (The track also appears in an instrumental remix format.) Throughout Pau-Latina, there's an alluring scratchiness to Rubio's voice. Is she perpetually on the verge of raucous, contagious laughter? It's a definite that "Alma En Libertad" hijacks the lead riff from John Mellencamp's "Small Town", but it's an equally robust feel-good anthem that's impossible to shake from the brain. Neither the melodies nor the adventurism stops there. The lusty "Dame Otro Tequila" would make a nun thirsty, while the ballad "Mía" is a lush departure from the album's constant kicky beats. Pau-Latina is sure to please fans of 2000's Paulina. But the feisty, stylistic restlessness at its heart does more for Rubio's crossover potential than the pleasing though ultimately same-y beats of Border Girl ever could.


Rubio started her first solo concert tour named "Pau-lenques" in support of this album.


Pau-Latina spawned four official singles, giving Paulina her first two number one hits on Latin radio in the U.S.: “Te Quise Tanto” and “Dame Otro Tequila”. With this album, Paulina became one of the few artists to have four Top 10 singles from the same album on the Billboard Hot Latin Tracks chart.

"Te Quise Tanto" is Rubio's most successful single to date, which spent six non-consecutive weeks at #1 and earned several music awards. The album's third single, "Dame Otro Tequila", also climbed to #1 in December 2004. Although "Algo Tienes" and "Mía" were the only other two singles released by Rubio's record label, that did not prevent tracks like "My Friend, Mi Amigo", "Perros", "Alma En Libertad", and "Volverás" from gaining airplay with no promotion on behalf of Paulina's record label.

Official (with music video)[edit]

  1. "Te Quise Tanto" #1*
  2. "Algo Tienes" #4*
  3. "Dame Otro Tequila" #1*
  4. "Mia" #8*


These songs charted as well.

  • "Alma en Libertad"
  • "Volverás"
  • "Perros"
  • "My Friend, Mi Amigo"

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Algo Tienes"   Chris Rodríguez, M. Benito 3:07
2. "My Friend, Mi Amigo"   Paulina Rubio, Andrés Levin, Ileana Padrón 3:31
3. "Te Quise Tanto"   Coti, Andahí, Adrian Schinoff 4:05
4. "Baila Que Baila"   T. Méndez, E. Pérez, José de Jesús, Paulina Rubio, Tea Time 3:36
5. "Ojalá"   Marco Antonio Solís 3:28
6. "Perros"   Jorge Villamizar, Xandra Uribe 3:49
7. "Quiero Cambiarme"   Emilio Estefan, Ricardo Gaitán, Alberto Gaitán, Nicolás Tovar 2:20
8. "Mía"   Emilio Estefan, Ricardo Gaitán, Alberto Gaitán, Tony Mardini, Tom McWilliams 3:33
9. "Alma En Libertad"   Jorge Villamizar, Juan Carlos Pérez-Soto 3:54
10. "Adiosito Corazón"   Jorge Villamizar 3:12
11. "Amor Secreto"   Reyli 4:12
12. "Volverás"   Angie Chirino, Tim Mitchell, Clay Ostwald 5:06
13. "Dame Otro Tequila"   Emilio Estefan, Ricardo Gaitán, Alberto Gaitán, Tony Mardini, Tom McWilliams 2:48
14. "Dame Tu Amor"   Paulina Rubio, C. Brant, Richard Vission, G. Brown, A. Cee 5:00
15. "Algo Tienes" (Instrumental, hidden track) Chris Rodríguez, M. Benito 7:28


Archie Peña — producer
Sebastian Krys — mixing
Sergio George — keyboards, drum programming, producer
Marteen — producer
Tom Coyne — mastering
Javier Garza — engineer
Marcello Azevedo — guitar, bajo sexto, arranger, producer, keyboards
Jorge González — engineer
Alfred Figueroa — engineer, mixing
Bob "Bassy" Bob Brackmann — mixing
Toy Hernández — producer, engineer
Tony Mardini — engineer, mixing
Felipe Tichauer — engineer
Tea Time — rap
Mike Weitman — mixing assistant
Max Kolibe — engineer
Sacha Triujeque — producer, engineer
Chris Rodríguez — arranger, producer, programming
Frank Maddocks — graphic design, art direction
Javier Carrión — engineer
Steven Sunset — engineer
Richard McLaren — photography
Tata Bigorra — coros
Jake R. Tañer — engineer
Gaitán Bros. — producer
Danita Ruiz — management
Caresse Henry — management
MC Wave — rap
César Nieto — DJ
Paulina Rubio — executive producer
Carlos Alvarez — engineer
Hal Batt — engineer
Scott Canto — engineer
Emilio Estefandidgeridoo, producer

Charts and certifications[edit]


  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ "Certificaciones – Paulina Rubio" (in Spanish). Asociación Mexicana de Productores de Fonogramas y Videogramas. 
  3. ^ "American album certifications – Paulina Rubio – Pau-Latina". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click Type, then select Latin, then click SEARCH

External links[edit]

Procession and succession[edit]

Preceded by
Crónica de Dos Grandes by Los Bukis and Bronco
U.S. Billboard Top Latin Albums number-one album
(first run)

February 28 - March 6, 2004
Succeeded by
Intimamente by Intocable
Preceded by
Travesía by Víctor Manuelle
U.S. Billboard Top Latin Albums number-one album
(second run)

April 3, 2004
Succeeded by
En Vivo Desde Chicago by Grupo Montéz de Durango