Amar es Combatir

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Amar Es Combatir
Mana Amar es combatir.jpg
Studio album by Maná
Released August 22, 2006
Recorded 2005–2006 at The Hit Factory, Miami, Florida
Genre Latin rock
Pop rock
Dub
Length 56:30
Label WEA Latina
Producer Fher Olvera & Alex González
Maná chronology
Esenciales: Eclipse
(2003)
Amar es Combatir
(2006)
Arde el Cielo
(2008)
Alternative covers
Deluxe Limited Edition CD & DVD cover
Singles from Amar Es Combatir
  1. "Labios Compartidos"
    Released: July 10, 2006
  2. "Bendita Tu Luz"
    Released: November 7, 2006
  3. "Manda Una Señal"
    Released: February 13, 2007
  4. "Ojalá Pudiera Borrarte"
    Released: June 12, 2007
  5. "El Rey Tiburón"
    Released: 2008
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

Amar Es Combatir (English: "To Love Is To Fight") is the seventh studio album released by the Mexican Latin pop/Rock en Español band Maná. The album, which was released on August 22, 2006, became the band's first release in four years.

On February 11, 2007, the album won a Grammy Award in the category of Best Latin Rock/Alternative Album.[2] On April 26, 2007 it received two Billboard Latin Music Awards.[3]

The band Re-released this album with a Deluxe Limited Edition CD & DVD on March 27, 2007.

Track listing[edit]

Original track listing
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Manda Una Señal (Send a Sign)" Fernando Olvera 5:08
2. "Labios Compartidos (Shared Lips)" F. Olvera 4:39
3. "Ojalá Pudiera Borrarte (I Wish I Could Erase You)" F. Olvera 4:55
4. "Arráncame El Corazón (Tear My Heart Out)" F. Olvera, Alex González 4:44
5. "Tengo Muchas Alas (I Have Many Wings)" F. Olvera 4:32
6. "Dime Luna (Tell Me, Moon)" F. Olvera 4:49
7. "Bendita Tu Luz (Blessed Your Light) (feat. Juan Luis Guerra)" F. Olvera, Sergio Vallín 4:23
8. "Tú Me Salvaste (You Saved Me)" A. González 4:19
9. "Combatiente (Combatant)" F. Olvera, A. González 4:37
10. "El Viaje (The Trip)" A. González 4:16
11. "El Rey Tiburón (The Shark King)" F. Olvera 4:51
12. "Somos Mar y Arena (We Are Sea and Sand)" F. Olvera, S. Vallín 4:42
13. "Relax" S. Vallín 4:16

Personnel[edit]

  • Francisco Ayon – assistant
  • Miguel Bustamante – assistant engineer
  • Juan Calleros – Bajo sexto, group member
  • Juan Luis Guerra – guest vocals
  • Albert Sterling Menendez – keyboards
  • Fher Olvera – acoustic guitar, harmonica, electric guitar, main vocals, producer, choir, concept design, group member
  • Carlos Perez – graphic design, creative director, concept design
  • Fernando Quintana – choir
  • Luis Rey – choir
  • Thom Russo – mixing, recording
  • Fabian Serrano – digital editing, coordination
  • Fernando Vallín – guitar, bajo sexto, digital editing, choir, guitar technician
  • Sergio Vallin – acoustic guitar, electric guitar, choir, group member
  • Javier Valverde – digital editing, assistant engineer

Charts[edit]

Amar Es Combatir debuted at #4 on the Billboard 200 chart and #1 on the Billboard Top Rock Albums chart, selling nearly 87,000 copies in its first week of release in the United States. This marked the highest first-week sales and chart position for a Spanish language album by a duo or group and the first Spanish language album to debut atop the rock albums tally. It is also tied with Shakira's Fijación Oral Vol. 1 (2005) as the highest debut of a Spanish language album in the history of Billboard.

The album has produced three Billboard Hot Latin Tracks number-one singles: "Labios Compartidos", "Bendita Tu Luz" and "Manda Una Señal".

Album[edit]

Chart (2006) [4][5][6] Peak
position
Mexican Albums Chart 1
Spain PROMUSICAE Album Chart 1
Swiss Record Charts 4
U.S. Billboard Top Latin Albums 1
U.S. Billboard Latin Pop Albums 1
U.S. Billboard Top Rock Albums 1
U.S. Billboard 200 4
U.S. Billboard Top Internet Albums 4

Singles[edit]

Year Song Chart [7] Peak
position
2006 "Labios Compartidos" U.S. Billboard Hot Latin Tracks 1
2006 "Labios Compartidos" U.S. Billboard Latin Pop Airplay 1
2006 "Labios Compartidos" U.S. Billboard Latin Tropical Airplay 1
2006 "Labios Compartidos" U.S. Billboard Hot Ringtones 12
2006 "Labios Compartidos" U.S. Billboard Hot 100 82
2006 "Bendita Tu Luz" U.S. Billboard Hot Latin Tracks 1
2006 "Bendita Tu Luz" U.S. Billboard Latin Pop Airplay 1
2006 "Bendita Tu Luz" U.S. Billboard Latin Tropical Airplay 3
2007 "Manda Una Señal" U.S. Billboard Hot Latin Tracks 1
2007 "Manda Una Señal" U.S. Billboard Latin Pop Airplay 1
2007 "Manda Una Señal" U.S. Billboard Latin Tropical Airplay 6
2007 "Ojalá Pudiera Borrarte" U.S. Billboard Hot Latin Tracks 2
2007 "Ojalá Pudiera Borrarte" U.S. Billboard Latin Pop Airplay 3

Sales and certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Argentina (CAPIF)[8] 3× Platinum 120,000^
Brazil (Pro-Música Brasil)[9] Gold 30,000*
Colombia[10] Gold 10,000
Mexico (AMPROFON)[11] 2× Platinum 200,000^
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[12] 3× Platinum 240,000^
Switzerland (IFPI Switzerland)[13] Gold 15,000^
United States (RIAA)[14] Gold 500,000^

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

Awards[edit]

Billboard Latin Music Awards

  • Latin Rock/Alternative Album of the Year
  • Latin Pop Airplay Song of the Year by a Duo or Group – "Labios Compartidos"

Grammy Awards

MTV Video Music Awards Latin America

  • Video of the Year – "Labios Compartidos"
  • Best Rock Artist
  • MTV Legend Award

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Maná additional poster
  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Information about the Grammy Award the album has won.
  3. ^ Information about the winners of the 2007 Billboard Latin Music Awards
  4. ^ Performance of the album on the Billboard charts
  5. ^ Swiss charts
  6. ^ Spanish charts
  7. ^ Performance of the singles on the Billboard charts.
  8. ^ "Estadísticas: Discos de Oro y Platino" (in Spanish). CAPIF. 14 December 2006. Archived from the original on 14 October 2007. Retrieved 3 September 2012. 
  9. ^ "Brazilian album certifications – Man – Amar Es Combatir" (in Portuguese). Associação Brasileira dos Produtores de Discos. 
  10. ^ "Maná release their new album Amar es Combatir and was Gold Disc in Colombia"
  11. ^ "Certificaciones – Mana" (in Spanish). Asociación Mexicana de Productores de Fonogramas y Videogramas. 
  12. ^ "Spanish album certifications – Mana – Amar es Combatir" (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"
  13. ^ "The Official Swiss Charts and Music Community: Awards (Mana; 'Amar es Combatir')". IFPI Switzerland. Hung Medien. 
  14. ^ "American album certifications – Mana – Amar es Combatir". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Rebelde by RBD
Spain PROMUSICAE Album Chart number-one album
August 27, 2006 - September 17, 2006
Succeeded by
Por la Boca Vive el Pez by Fito & Fitipaldis
Preceded by
King of Kings by Don Omar
U.S. Billboard Top Latin Albums number-one album
September 9, 2006 - September 30, 2006
Succeeded by
Ananda by Paulina Rubio