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
Length 56:30
Label WEA Latina
Producer Fher Olvera & Alex González
Maná chronology
Esenciales: Eclipse
Amar es Combatir
Arde el Cielo
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


  • 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


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".


Chart (2006) [4][5][6] Peak
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


Year Song Chart [7] Peak
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


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]


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