Sound Loaded

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Sound Loaded
Studio album by Ricky Martin
Released November 14, 2000 (2000-11-14)
Recorded May 29—October 2000
Label
Producer
Ricky Martin chronology
Ricky Martin
(1999)
Sound Loaded
(2000)
La Historia
(2001)
Singles from Sound Loaded
  1. "She Bangs"
    Released: September 19, 2000
  2. "Nobody Wants to Be Lonely"
    Released: January 9, 2001
  3. "Loaded"
    Released: April 17, 2001

Sound Loaded is the sixth album by the Puerto Rican singer Ricky Martin, released by Columbia Records on November 14, 2000. The album has been credited with worldwide sales of over eight million copies and went Multi-Platinum in the United States and several other territories. This album is Martin's fourth marketed in the US, and is his second album in English. It includes the hit singles "She Bangs" and "Nobody Wants to Be Lonely".

When "Nobody Wants to Be Lonely" was released as the album's second single, it was turned into a duet between Martin and Christina Aguilera. During the single's release, the album was sold together with the single, as Aguilera does not feature on the album version of the song. Later shipments of the album featured the Aguilera duet in a slightly different tracklist.

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]
Entertainment Weekly B-[2]
PopMatters positive[3]
Slant Magazine 2/5 stars[4]

At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, Sound Loaded received an average score of 64, which indicates "generally favorable reviews", based on 6 reviews.[5]

Chart performance[edit]

The album has sold over eight million copies, worldwide.[6] That number includes 1,679,000 copies sold in the United States.[7][8]

Sound Loaded peaked inside top ten in various countries, including number three in Australia, Spain, Canada and Sweden, number four in the United States (317,000 copies sold in the first week)[9] and Switzerland, number nine in New Zealand, and number ten in Italy. In the United Kingdom, it reached number fourteen.

The album was certified 3× Platinum in Canada, 2× Platinum in the United States, Spain and Australia, and Platinum and Gold in many other countries. After selling one million copies in Europe, it was certified Platinum by the IFPI.

The lead single, "She Bangs" reached number one in Italy, Sweden, and on the Hot Latin Songs. The follow-up single, "Nobody Wants to Be Lonely" (duet with Christina Aguilera) peaked at number one in New Zealand, and the Spanish-language solo version, called "Sólo Quiero Amarte" topped the Hot Latin Songs for four weeks.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "She Bangs"  
  • Afanasieff
  • Rosa
  • Desmond Child[a]
4:42
2. "Saint Tropez"  
  • Desmond Child
  • Rosa
Desmond Child 4:48
3. "Come to Me"  
  • Rosa
  • David Resnik
  • James Goodwin
4:34
4. "Loaded"  
  • Estefan
  • Rosa
  • Noriega
3:53
5. "Nobody Wants to Be Lonely" (feat. string arrangements by David Campbell)
Desmond Child 5:05
6. "Amor"  
  • Rosa
  • Randall Barlow
  • Liza Quintana
  • Estefan
  • Rosa
  • Barlow
3:27
7. "Jezabel"  
  • Desmond Child
  • Peter Amato
Desmond Child 3:49
8. "The Touch" (feat. string arrangements by David Campbell)
Desmond Child 4:27
9. "One Night Man"  
  • Estefan
  • Morales
3:49
10. "She Bangs" (Spanish version)
  • Desmond Child
  • Afanasieff
  • Rosa
  • Glenn Monroig
  • Julia Sierra
  • Daniel López
  • Afanasieff
  • Rosa
  • Desmond Child[a]
4:36
11. "Are You in It for Love"  
Mark Taylor 4:06
12. "Ven a Mí (Come to Me)"  
  • Rosa
  • Resnik
  • Goodwin
  • D. López
  • Estefan
  • Noriega
  • Desmond Child[a]
4:33
13. "If You Ever Saw Her"  
  • Mark Taylor
  • Barry
Taylor 3:53
14. "Dame Más (Loaded)"  
  • Rosa
  • Secada
  • Noriega
  • Robert Blades
  • Ricardo Gaitán
  • Alberto Gaitán
  • Estefan
  • Rosa
  • Noriega
3:53
15. "Cambia la Piel"   Pau Donés K.C. Porter 5:14
Notes

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Sales/shipments
Argentina (CAPIF)[26] Gold 30,000x
Australia (ARIA)[27] 2× Platinum 140,000^
Canada (Music Canada)[28] 3× Platinum 300,000^
Finland (Musiikkituottajat)[29] Gold 24,464[29]
Germany (BVMI)[30] Gold 150,000^
Hong Kong (IFPI Hong Kong)[31] Gold 10,000*
Mexico (AMPROFON)[32] Platinum+Gold 225,000^
New Zealand (RMNZ)[33] Platinum 15,000^
Norway (IFPI Norway)[34] Gold 25,000*
Poland (ZPAV)[35] Gold 50,000*
South Korea (RIAK)[36] 5× Platinum 78,080[37]
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[38] 2× Platinum 200,000^
Sweden (GLF)[39] Platinum 80,000^
Switzerland (IFPI Switzerland)[40] Gold 25,000x
United Kingdom (BPI)[41] Platinum 300,000^
United States (RIAA)[42] 2× Platinum 2,000,000^
Summaries
Europe (IFPI)[43] Platinum 1,000,000*

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone
xunspecified figures based on certification alone

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