After the success of Para Siempre, releases this album, which includes his greatest hits recorded live, with the participation of 30 musicians, in the "Vicente Fernández Gómez Arena". This unplugged CD and DVD also contains four songs never recorded before by Fernández: "Bésame Mucho", "Amor Mío", "No Vuelvo a Amar" and "Gracias". According to the record label Sony BMG, this is a live performance dedicated to the families, to see it in high definition and to be close to the idol. Primera Fila is the 80th album by the singer.
This album was released in three different formats, CD/DVD and DVD/CD, and also in "Blu-ray", this last format as a collectors item. It was recorded in a "anti-pirate" system and in High definition, and in a near future will be released on 3D, to give the best quality for the fans, according to Miguel Trujillo, CEO of Sony Music México.
A day after its release, Primera Fila it sold 80,000 units in México, receiving a platinum certification. In the United States, according to the BillboardTop Latin Albums chart it debuted at number one, replacing 5to Piso by Guatemalan singer-songwriter Ricardo Arjona. On February 2009, this album was replaced by Para Siempre, Fernández' previous album, at the top of the Billboard Top Latin Albums chart, after seven consecutive weeks at number-one. The late Tex-Mex performer Selena was the only performer to achieve this feat, when Dreaming of You replaced her own Amor Prohibido at the top of the chart in 1995.