A Medio Vivir (album)

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A Medio Vivir
A medio vivir original cover.jpg
Studio album by Ricky Martin
Released September 19, 1995 (1995-09-19)
Recorded 1994–95
Genre
Length 52:26
Label Sony Music Latin, Columbia
Producer K. C. Porter, Ian Blake
Ricky Martin chronology
Me Amarás
(1993)
A Medio Vivir
(1995)
Vuelve
(1998)
Alternate cover
Singles from A Medio Vivir
  1. "Te Extraño, Te Olvido, Te Amo"
    Released: September 5, 1995
  2. "María"
    Released: November 21, 1995
  3. "A Medio Vivir"
    Released: February 13, 1996
  4. "Fuego de Noche, Nieve de Día"
    Released: April 16, 1996
  5. "Cómo Decirte Adiós"
    Released: August 6, 1996
  6. "Bombón de Azúcar"
    Released: October 15, 1996
  7. "Volverás"
    Released: January 7, 1997
  8. "Nada es Imposible"
    Released: April 22, 1997
  9. "Corazón"
    Released: October 27, 1997
  10. "Dónde Estarás"
    Released: November 20, 1997
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[1]

A Medio Vivir (English: Half Living) is the third studio album by the Puerto Rican singer Ricky Martin. It was released on September 19, 1995 (US).

Chart performance[edit]

The album has sold over three million copies, worldwide.[2][3] That number includes 1.3 million copies sold in Europe.[4]

A Medio Vivir was released at first in Latin America in 1995. It peaked at number eleven on the Top Latin Albums in the US. Five songs from this album charted on the Hot Latin Songs, including "María" and "Volverás", which both peaked at number six, "Te Extraño, Te Olvido, Te Amo" which reached number nine, "Nada es Imposible" (number twenty-three) and "A Medio Vivir" (number thirty-six). The album was certified 6× Platinum in Argentina.

In 1996, "María" debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States, and peaked at number eighty-eight. The album has sold 287,000 copies in the US[5] and was certified Gold by the RIAA for shipping 500,000 copies. The same year, "María" charted in Spain and Finland, and A Medio Vivir followed peaking inside top ten in both countries. It was certified 4× Platinum in Spain and Gold in Finland.

However, the real international breakthrough came in 1997, when "María" became a hit all over Europe. A Medio Vivir debuted on the charts in various countries, peaking inside top ten in France and Belgium Wallonia. It was certified Platinum by the IFPI, after selling one million copies in Europe. It was certified Platinum in France[6] and Gold in Belgium and Switzerland.

After the success of "María", "Te Extraño, Te Olvido, Te Amo" was released as the second international single. It peaked inside top ten in France and Belgium Wallonia. "Volverás" was released as the third single and peaked at number forty-eight in France. "Corazón" was released in Finland reaching number twenty.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Fuego de Noche, Nieve de Día"
  • Porter
  • Blake
5:30
2. "A Medio Vivir" Franco De Vita
  • Porter
  • Blake
4:42
3. "María"
  • Blake
  • Porter
  • Escolar
  • Porter
  • Blake
4:23
4. "Te Extraño, Te Olvido, Te Amo" Carlos Lara
  • Porter
  • Blake
4:41
5. "Dónde Estarás"
  • Porter
  • Blake
3:52
6. "Volverás"
  • Porter
  • Blake
4:52
7. "Revolución"
  • Blake
  • Porter
  • Escolar
  • Porter
  • Blake
3:50
8. "Somos la Semilla"
  • Blake
  • Porter
  • Manolo Tena
  • Porter
  • Blake
3:56
9. "Cómo Decirte Adiós" Marco Flores
  • Porter
  • Blake
3:00
10. "Bombón de Azúcar"
  • Porter
  • Blake
4:58
11. "Corazón"
  • Porter
  • Luis Angel
  • Porter
  • Blake
4:20
12. "Nada es Imposible" Alejandro Sanz
  • Porter
  • Blake
4:22

Charts[edit]

Certifications and sales[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Argentina (CAPIF)[31] 6× Platinum 360,000^
Brazil 200,000[32]
Chile[33] Platinum 20,000
Finland (Musiikkituottajat)[34] Gold 29,363[34]
France (SNEP)[35] Platinum 300,000*
Mexico (AMPROFON)[33] Platinum 250,000^
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[23] 4× Platinum 400,000^
Switzerland (IFPI Switzerland)[36] Gold 25,000^
United States (RIAA)[37] Gold 500,000^
Summaries
Europe (IFPI)[38] Platinum 1,300,000[4]
Worldwide 3,000,000[2][3]

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

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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