Un Día Normal

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Un Día Normal
Studio album by Juanes
Released May 21, 2002 (2002-05-21)
Recorded October 2001 - February 2002
(Los Angeles, California)
Genre Latin rock, Alternative rock
Length 42:44
Label Universal Music Latino
Producer Juanes, Anibal Kerpel, Gustavo Santaolalla, Melissa Mattey
Juanes chronology
Fíjate Bien
(2000)
Un Día Normal
(2002)
Mi Sangre
(2004)
Singles from Un Día Normal
  1. "A Dios le Pido"
    Released: March 2002 (2002-03)
  2. "Es Por Ti"
    Released: September 2002 (2002-09)
  3. "Mala Gente"
    Released: February 2003 (2003-02)
  4. "Fotografía"
    Released: May 2003 (2003-05)
  5. "La Paga"
    Released: September 2003 (2003-09)
  6. "Un Dia Normal"
    Released: February 2004 (2004-02)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

Un Día Normal (English: A Normal Day) is the second studio album by Colombian singer-songwriter Juanes, released on May 21, 2002 through Universal Music Latino.

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Album information[edit]

The album was highly successful in Latin America. It was certified gold in Colombia during its first day of sales and was certified platinum and multi-platinum in countries including Colombia, United States, Mexico, and Spain.[2] The album spent 92 weeks in the top ten of Billboards Top Latin Albums chart,[3] setting a new record and spent a total of two years on the chart.[2]

The album also features "Fotografía" ("Photograph"), a duet with the Canadian pop singer Nelly Furtado about the isolation between lovers. All songs on the album were self-written by Juanes, except for the last song, "La Noche" ("The Night"), which was written by Joe Arroyo.

The album won six Latin Grammy Awards, one in 2002 for Best Rock Song ("A Dios le Pido") and five in 2003 for Album of the Year, Best Rock Solo Album, Song of the Year ("Es Por Ti"), Record of the Year ("Es Por Ti") and Best Rock Song ("Mala Gente").

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "A Dios le Pido"   3:26
2. "Es Por Ti"   4:11
3. "Un Dia Normal"   3:43
4. "La Paga"   3:26
5. "La Única" (feat. string arrangements by David Campbell) 3:05
6. "Luna"   3:33
7. "Día Lejano" (feat. string arrangements by David Campbell) 3:33
8. "Mala Gente"   3:17
9. "Fotografía" (with Nelly Furtado) 3:58
10. "Desde Que Despierto"   3:54
11. "La Historia de Juan" (feat. string arrangements by David Campbell) 3:38
12. "La Noche"   2:58

Charts[edit]

Singles[edit]

"A Dios le Pido"
Released March 2002
April 2006
Writer(s) Juanes
Producer(s) Juanes,
Gustavo Santaolalla
Main article: A Dios le pido

"A Dios le Pido" ("I Ask God") is the first single from Un Día Normal. It was primarily released in 2002 in Spain and Latin America. In 2006, the song was re-released in some countries in Europe due the success of "La camisa negra", which peaked in almost every European country in the top five.

Chart positions
#1 (ARG/US Latin Pop/US Latin Tropical), #2 (US Hot Latin), #5 (ROM/RUS), #6 (Spain/EU Airplay), #7 (SLOV/SWI), #9 (GRE), #11 (UKR), #12 (FRA), #18 (NLD), #19 (AUT), #20 (BEL-Wall), #22 (Chech Republic), #23 (EST), #31 (GER), #33 (BEL-Flan), #41 (EU)
"Es Por Ti"
Released September 2002
Writer(s) Juanes
"Es Por Ti" ("This is for You") was released as the second single from the album. It is a romantic mid-tempo song. The song was also a big success in Latin America, but was not released in Europe.
Chart positions
#1 (Chile), #2 (US Latin Pop), #8 (US Hot Latin)
"Mala Gente"
Released February 2003
Writer(s) Juanes
Producer(s) Juanes,
Gustavo Santaolalla
"Mala Gente" ("Bad People") is the third single from the album. The song won the award for Best Rock Song in 2003.
Chart positions
#8 (US Latin Pop), #12 (US Hot Latin)
"Fotografía"
Released May 2003
Writer(s) Juanes
Producer(s) Gustavo Santaolalla
Main article: Fotografía

"Fotografía" ("Photograph") is a song recorded by Juanes and Nelly Furtado for Un Día Normal. The duet was extremely successful in Latin America on the Latin Charts in the US; it reached number one on the U.S. Billboard Hot Latin Tracks chart. The song became his third number one hit in Argentina and second one in Chile.

Chart positions
#1 (US Hot Latin/US Latin Pop), #4 (US Latin Tropical)
"La Paga"
Released September 2003
Writer(s) Juanes
Producer(s) Gustavo Santaolalla, will.i.am
"La Paga" is the fifth single from the album. The single version features Taboo from the popular band The Black Eyed Peas. The song became less successful than the previous singles, due the fact it did not receive promotion like the former singles did. It was the second single released in Europe after "A Dios le pido."
Chart positions
#2 (World Latin Singles), #3 (US Latin Pop/US Latin Tropical), #5 (US Hot Latin), #29 (Switzerland)
"Un Día Normal"
Released February 2004
Writer(s) Juanes
Producer(s) Gustavo Santaolalla
"Un Día Normal" ("A Normal Day") was released as the album's sixth and last single.
Chart positions
#24 (US Latin Pop), #44 (US Hot Latin)

Charts[edit]

Chart Peak
U.S. Billboard Top Latin Albums 1
U.S. Billboard Latin Pop Albums 1
U.S. Billboard Top Heatseekers 1
Preceded by
Sincero by Chayanne
U.S. Billboard Top Latin Albums number-one album
September 20, 2003 - October 11, 2003
Succeeded by
33 by Luis Miguel

References[edit]

  1. ^ Un Día Normal at AllMusic
  2. ^ a b "Juanes Biography". Rockero.com. Retrieved January 24, 2007.
  3. ^ Birchmeier, Jason. "Juanes' Biography". Allmusic. Retrieved January 23, 2007.
  4. ^ a b c d e "Juanes - Un día normal - swisscharts.com". swisscharts.com. Retrieved 11 April 2011. 
  5. ^ a b c "Un Día Normal - Juanes | Billboard.com". billboard.com. Retrieved 11 April 2011. 
  6. ^ "Argentinian album certifications – Juanes – Un Dia Normal". Argentine Chamber of Phonograms and Videograms Producers. 
  7. ^ "Certificaciones – Juanes" (in Spanish). Asociación Mexicana de Productores de Fonogramas y Videogramas. 
  8. ^ "Portuguese album certifications – Juanes – Un Dia Normal" (in Portuguese). Associação Fonográfica Portuguesa. 
  9. ^ "Spanish album certifications – Juanes – Un Dia Normal" (PDF) (in Spanish). Productores de Música de España.  Select the "Chart", enter ' in the field "Year". Select ' in the field "Semana". Click on "Search Charts"
  10. ^ "American album certifications – Juanes – Un Dia Normal". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click Type, then select Latin, then click SEARCH