Unica (album)

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Unica
Studio album by La India
Released June 1, 2010
Genre Salsa, tropical music, Latin music
Language Spanish
Label Top Stop Music
Producer Sergio George
La India chronology
Soy Diferente
(2006)
Unica
(2010)
Singles from Unica
  1. "Estupida (Salsa Version)"
    Released: February 23, 2010
  2. "Estupida (Ballad Version)"
    Released: May 25, 2010
  3. "Si El Te Habla De Mi"
    Released: 2010

Unica (Only one) is India's ninth Studio Album. India released Unica under record label Top Stop Music which was founded by grammy winner Sergio George. The album features her 7th #1 hit on the Tropical Billboard Charts, Estupida which made India the female with the most #1 hits on the Tropical Billboard Charts. Estupida was her first single off the album, released in two versions, one salsa and the other a ballad version. The album was released on, June 1, 2010. India's album release party was held in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Album information[edit]

Unica is the first album since Soy Diferente in 2006 to be released by La India. Unica is also the second album to be produced by George under his newly independent record label, Top Stop Music. George has worked with India since her 2nd album Dicen Que Soy during the RMM years. The first single, Estupida, was released on February 23, 2010 and reached #1 on Latin Tropical Airplay.[1] The album also includes two covers such as Smile and Crying.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Smile"   Charlie Chaplin, Geoffrey Parsons 4:22
2. "Estupida (Salsa version)"   Diego Calvetti, Federica Camba, Daniele Coro, Santiago Larramendi 4:21
3. "Si El Te Habla de Mi"   Alejandro Jaén, William Paz 4:06
4. "Te Vas a Arrepentir"   Jorge Luís Piloto, Marlow Rosado 3:50
5. "Turn Off the Lights"   Kenneth Gamble, Leon Huff 4:04
6. "Si Estoy Loca"   Gemma Gallardo, Pablo Pinilla, David Santisteban 3:58
7. "Crying"   Joe Melson, Roy Orbison 4:23
8. "Ni Fines de Semana Ni días Festivos"   Alvaro Torres 4:18
9. "Amor Secreto"   Linda Caballero, Sergio George, Luis Rafael Vazquez 4:34
10. "Triste"   Linda Caballero, Santiago Larramendi, Carlos Ojeda, Jr. 4:03
11. "Estupida (Ballad version)"   Diego Calvetti, Federica Camba, Daniele Coro, Santiago Larramendi 3:24
Total length:
45:41

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[2]
Wilson & Alroy's 3.5/5 stars[3]

David Jeffries of Allmusic gave the album a positive review calling her voice "rich with emotion".[2] He called the single "Estupida" a "towering highlight" and commented that "bittersweet is the album’s overriding emotion".[2] David Wilson gave the album a 3.5 out of 5 who felt that "India doesn't have any new tricks up her sleeve".[3] At the same time he cited the song material, Sergio George's production and her voice as the strong point of the album.

Awards and recognitions[edit]

  • The 2010 album was nominated for a Latin Grammy for best tropical salsa album. India was the only female artist to be nominated in this category because of problems with Univision she did not even attend the awards ceremony.
  • The album's lead single Estupida was nominated for song of the year for the "Premio Lo Nuestro" awards.
  • The album's quality and success has gotten India a nomination in the "Premio Lo Nuestro" awards for the female tropical artist of the year.

Chart performance[edit]

On the Tropical Albums chart, Unica became a #1 debut.[4] The album had succeeded Aventura's album The Last which was #1 for 24 consecutive weeks. Unica was succeeded by Juan Luis Guerra's album Asondeguerra a week later. On the Top Latin Albums chart, the album debuted and peaked at #4.[5]

Chart (2010)[6] Peak
position
U.S. Billboard 200 180
U.S. Billboard Top Latin Albums 4
U.S. Billboard Tropical Albums 1
Preceded by
The Last by Aventura
U.S. Billboard Tropical Albums number-one album
June 19, 2010
Succeeded by
A Son de Guerra by Juan Luis Guerra

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