Rebels (album)

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Rebels
Studio album by RBD
Released 19 December 2006
(See release history)
Recorded 2006
Genre Pop rock, R&B, dance-pop
Length 48:37
Label Virgin Records
Producer Pedro Damián, (executive)
RBD chronology
Celestial
(2006)
Rebels
(2006)
RBD: La Familia
(2007)
Singles from Rebels
  1. "Tu Amor"
    Released: 22 September 2006
  2. "Wanna Play"
    Released: 17 December 2006 (U.S.A. only)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[1]

Rebels is the fourth and first English-language album by Mexican pop group RBD. Christian Chávez has said that the album Rebels would be re-released in late 2007 or early 2008 and that the new version would contain new songs and a collaboration with The Black Eyed Peas[2] on one of the tracks. Their next single off the album would be featured on this future re-release.[3] Billboard confirmed the re-release would happen in early 2008 and it would feature three hip hop influenced songs.[4] As of the group's disband in 2009, nothing about the re-release was announced, so it is assumed to be, at least, canceled. Rebels sold 3 million copies worldwide.

Album information[edit]

Rebels is RBD's first English-language album. The album was released on December 19, 2006 in the United States, although, in the booklet of previous album Celestial, it was noted that the album would come out December 26, 2006. The album leaked onto the Internet on December 9, 2006.

The tracks that were recorded in English originally from the former albums are:

  • "Connected" ("Tenerte y quererte" from Rebelde)
  • "Keep It Down Low" ("Solo quédate en silencio" from Rebelde)
  • "Save Me" ("Sálvame" from Rebelde)
  • "Happy Worst Day" ("Feliz cumpleaños" from Nuestro Amor)
  • "This Is Love" ("Nuestro amor" from Nuestro Amor)
  • "Gone" ("Me Voy" from Nuestro Amor)
  • "My Philosophy" ("Dame" from Celestial)
  • "I Wanna Be the Rain" ("Quisiera Ser" from Celestial)

"I Wanna Be the Rain" was first recorded in English, and then it was translated to Spanish for the album Celestial.

The song "Money Money" is a reggaeton song that samples their previous hit in this genre, "Lento". Despite the English title, it's the only track on the album that is completely sung in Spanish.

The song "Gone", featured in the Japanese deluxe edition of the album, entitled We Are RBD, is a cover of a Kelly Clarkson's song of the same title, from her album Breakaway. They previously recorded a Spanish version of the song for their second album Nuestro Amor.

The album was released in Japan on March 21, 2007, and now is Platinum in Japan.

The album was the first RBD's studio album to not have a Portuguese version (the second and last Spanish albums to not are Empezar Desde Cero and Para Olvidarte De Mi).

Track listings[edit]

A 30-second sample of the song features the band singing over a latin pop influenced background.

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  1. "Tu amor" (Diane Warren) — 4:37
  2. "Wanna Play" (Andrea Martin, RedOne, Bilal Hajji) — 3:40
  3. "My Philosophy" (Carlos Lara) — 4:05
  4. "Connected" (Amy Powers, Guy Roche) — 3:16
  5. "I Wanna Be the Rain" (Diane Warren) — 4:07
  6. "Cariño mio" (Andrea Martin, RedOne, Bilal Hajji) — 3:12
  7. "Era la música" (Alisha Brooks, Evan V. McCulloch, Nick Nastasi, Ryan William Stokes) — 3:31
  8. "Keep It Down Low" (Mauricio Arriaga) — 3:36
  9. "Happy Worst Day" (Mats Hedström, Jade Ell) — 3:02
  10. "This Is Love" (Memo Méndez Guiú, Emil "Billy" Méndez) — 3:39
  11. "Save Me" (Max DiCarlo, Carlos Lara, Pedro Damián) — 3:56
  12. "Money Money" (Spanish languaged bonus tracks) (Anthony Calo, Gabriel Cruz, Aarón Peña, Francisco Saldaña, Luny Tunes) — 3:21
  13. "Tu amor" (Navidad Mix) (Diane Warren) — 4:36
  14. "Celestial": Album sampler containing the following songs: "Ser o parecer", "Dame" and "Bésame sin miedo". Many websites plus the back cover show it as "Ser o parecer/Dame/Bésame sin miedo/Celestial", though "Celestial" is not in the sampler — 2:00

Deluxe Edition: We Are RBD[edit]

We Are RBD
Compilation album by RBD
Released 2006
Label EMI

The Japanese Edition of the album comes with 2 bonus tracks, and is named: We Are RBD.

The Wal-Mart album comes with an exclusive EP containing live songs with the following track listing:

  1. "No pares" [original performance series] – 4:34
  2. "Nuestro amor" [original performance series] – 3:43
  3. "Ser o parecer" [original performance series] – 3:28
  4. "Solo quédate en silencio" [original performance series] – 3:39
  5. "Tras de mí" [original performance series] – 4:23
  6. "Tu amor" [original performance series] – 4:31
  7. Making of Rebels [exclusive bonus video] – 7:13

CD/DVD release[edit]

DVD side:

  1. The Making of the "Tu amor" Video
  2. Exclusive Interview with the Band
  3. Behind the Scenes Recording of "Tu amor" [Navidad Mix]
  4. "Tu amor" [video] [with band commentary]
  5. "Tu amor" [video]

Chart performance[edit]

The album debuted at number 40 on the Billboard 200 album chart with first-week sales of 94,000 copies. On the day of release, the cover of the album was altered by the changing of the group's logo from white to pink. Ironically, the band's third Spanish-language album Celestial sold 43,000 copies more than Rebels in its first week, selling 137,000 copies in its debut week and peaking at number 15 on Billboard 200. In the second week out, sales of Rebels in the United States dropped 68%, despite the album dropped only nine positions in the Billboard 200.

Charts and certifications[edit]

Release history[edit]

Country Date Notes
United States December 19, 2006
France March 12, 2007
Japan March 21, 2007 as We Are RBD
Spain May 7, 2007
Greece November 28, 2008 as Rebel's the CD included 1 bonus track RBD feat. Tamta called Agapw Αγαπώ I Love (in Greek) it's the Greeklish remix of Wanna Play. After two months Tamta made another Greek version of RBD songs called Pame Parea ({{{2}}}) it's the Greeklish version of Rebelde
Poland November 24, 2008

CD packages[edit]

  • This album is also released as an exclusive Fan Pack through Target stores, which includes the Rebels album, a t-shirt, and buttons.
  • The CD is also released as "Deluxe Edition" in which autographed pictures are inside the CD.
  • You will get a free RBD 2007 calendar if you buy the CD in K-Mart.
  • In Walmart stores, the special edition includes a free downloadable live EP of the band and a bonus video of the making of Rebels.
  • If you order on FYE.com, you will get a free RBD "Rebels" Lithograph.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ "RBD grabara dueto con The Black Eyed Peas". terra. Retrieved 2010-10-13. 
  3. ^ Luis Villalobos (2010-09-24). "~ Por que ser Fan de RBD, es un Estilo de Vida". Rbdworld.org. Retrieved 2010-10-13. 
  4. ^ "Billboard Bits: Wyclef Jean, Goo Goo Dolls, RBD". Billboard. Retrieved November 15, 2007.
  5. ^ Steffen Hung. "RBD - Nuestro amor". spanishcharts.com. Retrieved 2010-10-13. 
  6. ^ "Certificaciones". Amprofon.com.mx. Retrieved 2010-10-13. 
  7. ^ "RBD : Grupo musical". Nflatino.com. Retrieved 2010-10-13.