Virtual Diva

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"Virtual Diva"
Single by Don Omar
from the album iDon and Fast & Furious
Released February 3, 2009[1]
Format Digital download
Recorded 2008
Genre Latin Pop, electronica
Length 3:59
Label Machete, VI
Writer(s) William Landrón, Armando Rosario
Producer(s) Diesel
Don Omar singles chronology
"Run the Show"
(2008)
"Virtual Diva"
(2009)
"Sexy Robótica"
(2009)

"Virtual Diva" is the first single by Puerto Rican reggaeton performer Don Omar from his third studio album iDon. It was released on February 3, 2009 through Machete Music and VI Music. The song was released through nationwide airplay in December 2008, and has since become the most requested song at urban radio, reaching the number-one position on the Billboard Latin Rhythm Airplay chart.[2] In an obvious attempt to follow in the steps of the genre’s trendy electro-dance craze, iDon laces urban sounds with a blend of hip hop, electronica and dance beats. The song is included in the soundtrack of Grand Theft Auto IV, and in the soundtrack of Saints Row: The Third.

Music video[edit]

Don Omar in the music video for "Virtual Diva".

A music video for "Virtual Diva" was produced and filmed in Buenos Aires, Argentina.[3] Around the end of January 2009, after celebrating with fellow working bachata group Marcy Place while performing at the Providence Club in New York, Don Omar was finishing up on recording his new studio album. It would eventually be announced that he would be traveling down to Argentina once again to start filming the music video, which finished production on February 13, 2009.[3] The video feature Argentinean model Ingrid Grudke, who portrays a doctor who wants to perform a grand experiment transforming Don Omar into half-man, half-machine.

The song was also performed live for the first time on the MTV Tr3́s variety series, Entertainment as a Second Language, on February 26, 2009.[4]

Tracklistings and formats[edit]

Digital download single
  1. "Virtual Diva" - 3:59

Charts[edit]

Chart (2008/2009) Peak
position
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[5] 11
US Hot Latin Songs[6] 10
US Latin Tropical Songs[6] 3
US Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles[7] 25
Venezuela Top Latino (Record Report)[8][9] 1

Certifications[edit]

Country Certification Sales
Argentina[10] Platinum
Digital download
20,000

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Virtual Diva", by Don Omar. Amazon MP3 (Amazon.com). Accessed on 3 February 2009
  2. ^ Latin Rhythm Airplay - "Virtual Diva". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. Retrieved on 3 February 2009
  3. ^ a b "Don Omar graba en Argentina el videoclip de su último tema, "Virtual diva"". EFE (Yahoo! (Spain)). 2009-02-13. Retrieved 2009-02-13. [dead link]
  4. ^ Herrera, Monica (2009-02-26). "Video: Sneak Peek at Don Omar's Performance on Debut Episode of "E.S.L."". Latina (Latina Media Ventures, LLC). Retrieved 2009-02-27. 
  5. ^ "Spanishcharts.com – Don Omar – Virtual Diva" Canciones Top 50.
  6. ^ a b Virtual Diva -Billboard Chart History Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. Retrieved on 19 February 2009
  7. ^ "CHART SEARCH RESULTS-Virtual Diva by Don Omar". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. Retrieved 2010-06-26. 
  8. ^ ""Virtual Diva" Venezuela Singles Chart". Recordreport.com.ve. Retrieved 2010-02-04. 
  9. ^ Don Omar lanza en Venezuela su tema "Hasta Abajo"
  10. ^ "UOL MÚSICA - 'VIRTUAL DIVA' YA ES SINGLE DE PLATINO". sion.com. Retrieved 15 August 2011. 

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