Utopía marks Belinda's first album with EMI after leaving Sony BMG for creative differences in the Spring of 2006. Belinda is credited as executive producer for the record and recorded the album between March and July 2006 in Miami, Los Angeles, and New York City. The record contains darker tones and is described as a more mature album for its lyrics and ballads, in contrast to Belinda, her debut. Inspiration was garnered from books including Thomas Moore's own Utopia. Belinda appeared on Disney's Channel's The Cheetah Girls 2 and contribuded to the TV movie soundtrack, which let to her label EMI wanting a re-release in English; she spend one week in Los Angeles recording Utopía 2, a CD/DVD released to Europe and North America by EMI International on September 25, 2007. Belinda made appearances on "Bailando por un Sueño", "Bailando por la Boda de Tus Sueños" and Buscando Timbiriche la nueva banda in order to promote the record.
Upon its release, Utopía received generally positive reviews from most music critics which noted a more mature sound and earned Belinda a Latin Grammy nominations for Best Female Pop Album and Song of the Year. It was re-released as Utopía² on September 25, 2007.
Utopía² is the special edition of this album. The material was released on September 25, 2007 in U.S., Latin America and Europe in several versions. New music Spanish ("Es De Verdad") although only appear in the USA version.
Utopía² bonus tracks
"Takes One to Know One" (English version of "Pudo Ser Tan Fácil")
Robert Habolin, Marcus Sepehrmanesh
"If We Were" (English version of "Ni Freud Ni Tu Mamá")
Greg Wells, Shelly Peiken
"End of The Day" (English version of "Bella Traición")
The European Special Edition includes the 13 songs from the original edition and the addition of "If We Were", "End Of The Day", "Takes One To Know One" and "Why Wait?". This edition was released on November 19, 2007.
The Italian Special Edition includes the songs "If We Were", "End Of The Day", "Takes One To Know One" instead of the Spanish versions, plus the songs "Why Wait?" and "Your Hero" (featuring Finley). The material was released on February 29, 2008.
"Bella Traición" was the second single and peaked number seven in the Mexican airplay chart. The music video was filmed in Mexico and was released on March 5.
"Luz Sin Gravedad" was released as the third single of the album. It peaked on the top ten spots in numerous countries, including Argentina, Peru and Chile. An English version was released as the seventh and last single from the album, released in Europe, both versions with a music video.
"Alguien Más" was the fourth single and had minor success. A music video was planned but for unknown reasons it was cancelled.
"Es De Verdad" was the fifth single, released in Europe and released as a promo single in Mexico.
Months after the original album was released, EMI released different EP's, Utopía 2 EP, remixes of "Ni Freud Ni Tu Mamá", "Bella Traición", "Luz Sin Gravedad", and the English versions. The EPs were released between 2006 and 2007.