Paulina (album)

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Paulina
Studio album by Paulina Rubio
Released 23 May 2000
Recorded March 1999 - January 2000
Genre Latin pop
Label Universal Music Latino
Producer Estefano
Paulina Rubio chronology
Planeta Paulina
(1996)
Paulina
(2000)
Border Girl
(2002)
Singles from Paulina
  1. "Lo Haré Por Ti"
    Released: 30 October 1999
  2. "El Ultimo Adios"
    Released: 22 March 2000
  3. "Y Yo Sigo Aquí"
    Released: 13 May 2001
  4. "Vive El Verano"
    Released: 17 July 2001
  5. "Yo No Soy Esa Mujer"
    Released: 28 August 2001
  6. "Sexi Dance"
    Released: 29 October 2001
  7. "Tal Vez, Quizá"
    Released: 12 March 2002

Paulina is the fifth studio album by Mexican recording artist Paulina Rubio, released on May 23, 2000, by Universal Latino. It was nominated at the second Latin Grammy Awards for "Album of The Year", "Best Pop Female Vocal Album", and "Best Song" for "Y Yo Sigo Aquí". There was also a nomination for the video of her single "Yo No Soy Esa Mujer", directed by Gustavo Garzon, at the third Latin Grammy Awards The album has sold 2 million copies worldwide (including 3 million copies in Mexico alone and was the ninth highest-selling album of all time in Mexico as well the best-selling album of the 2000s),[1] which makes this album as Paulina's best-selling album to date.[2]

Album information[edit]

"Paulina" is Rubio's first album released under the Universal record label. To date, it is Paulina’s most successful album. After terminating her contract with EMI, Paulina took nearly four years to prepare this release. Paulina updated her music and got ready for the new millennium with new producers and songwriters such as Estéfano, Armando Manzanero, Alejandro García Abad, Christian De Walden, Richard Daniel Roman, Ignacio Ballesteros and even Juan Gabriel himself. Paulina spawned seven singles, 2 of which reached number one on Mexican radio: “Lo Haré Por Ti” and “Y Yo Sigo Aquí”. With this album, Paulina proved that she returned to the music scene to stay for quite some time, as well as her evolution as an artist.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[3]

The album received excellent reviews from the critics.

  • Steve Huey, from Allmusic, gave a very good review, giving the album 4.5 out of 5 stars, saying: Paulina Rubio's fourth album, titled simply Paulina, is her first for the Universal label, and also her first in four years. The club/dance diva style of Planeta Paulina is still in evidence, but here Rubio also works in plenty of infectious Latin pop, plus a few show-stopping ballads. About half the tracks were written by Colombian songwriter Estefano, and they display a variety that's never been quite so fully realized on a Rubio album before. All in all, it's one of her best to date.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Music Length
1. "Lo Haré Por Ti"   Estéfano 4:43
2. "El Ultimo Adios"   Estéfano 4:46
3. "Tal Vez, Quizá"   Armando Manzanero 4:35
4. "Y Yo Sigo Aquí"   Estéfano 4:15
5. "Sin Aire"   Estéfano 4:05
6. "Tan Sola"   Estéfano 5:24
7. "Sexi Dance"   Estéfano 5:04
8. "Cancún y Yo"   Juan Gabriel 3:49
9. "Mírame a los Ojos"   Alejandro García Abad 3:57
10. "Yo No Soy Esa Mujer"   Christian De Walden 3:45
11. "Vive El Verano"   Richard Daniel Roman, Ignacio Ballesteros 4:12
12. "Baby Paulina"   Paulina Rubio 0:17

Singles[edit]

"Paulina" spawned seven singles: "Lo Haré Por Ti", "El Ultimo Adios", "Y Yo Sigo Aquí", and "Yo No Soy Esa Mujer", were major hits across Latin America and the U.S.. "Sexi Dance" and "Tal Vez, Quizá" were also released to moderate success. "Vive El Verano" was released in Spain and Italy as a promotional single where it reached #1 on the radio.

Chart performance[edit]

The album has been Rubio's most successful to date. It peaked at #156 on the Billboard 200 chart and #1 on both the Top Latin Albums and the Latin Pop Albums charts, being certified 8× platino for shipping of 800,000 in the U.S. alone. It also peaked at #1 on the Mexican Album Chart and reached #2 in Spain. With this album, Paulina achieved international recognition and success, as several of the album’s singles entered the Top 10 on Billboard‘s Hot Lating Songs chart in the US. Paulina was number one in sales in Mexico, Puerto Rico, Argentina, Venezuela, and the U.S.. Billboard also stated that the album sold 400,000 in Spain.[4]

Sales and certifications[edit]

Region Certification Sales/shipments
Mexico (AMPROFON)[5] 4× Platinum 3,000,000[1]
United States (RIAA)[6] 8× Platinum (Latin) 800,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b González, Ángel (December 19, 2009). "Cine y música: en México y el mundo". Diario Rotativo (in Spanish). Archived from the original on March 14, 2012. Retrieved November 9, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Paulina Rubio le pone ritmo al verano Español". Terra. September 9, 2001. Retrieved December 27, 2012. 
  3. ^ Huey, Steve. Paulina (album) at AllMusic. Retrieved 2000.
  4. ^ Billboard Magazine - Paulina Rubio 114 (34). Nielsen Business Media, Inc. 24 August 2002. p. 6. Retrieved 14 April 2013. 
  5. ^ "Certificaciones – 2001" (in Spanish). Asociación Mexicana de Productores de Fonogramas y Videogramas. 
  6. ^ "American album certifications – Paulina – Paulina". 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]

Preceded by
Instinto y Deseo by Víctor Manuelle
U.S. Billboard Top Latin Albums number-one album
(first run)

February 24 - March 3, 2001
Succeeded by
Despreciado by Lupillo Rivera
Preceded by
Shhh! by A.B. Quintanilla & Kumbia Kings
U.S. Billboard Top Latin Albums number-one album
(second run)

May 26, 2001
Succeeded by
Shhh! by A.B. Quintanilla & Kumbia Kings