Aquí Estoy Yo
|"Aquí Estoy Yo"|
Urban Remix cover
|Single by Luis Fonsi featuring Aleks Syntek, David Bisbal and Noel Schajris|
|from the album Palabras del Silencio|
|Released||October 13, 2008|
|Format||Digital download · airplay|
|Studio||Angel Recording Studios|
(London, England, United Kingdom)
Hit Factory Critiera
The Warehouse Recording
The Tiki Room
Picks And Hammers
(Mexico City, Mexico)
(São Paulo, Brazil)
Estudio de la Radio Nacional Eslovaca
Olivetta Recording Studios
|Genre||Latin pop · Ballad|
|Label||Universal Music Latino|
|Songwriter(s)||Luis Fonsi · Claudia Brant · Gen Rubin|
|Producer(s)||Luis Fonsi · Sebastián Krys|
|Luis Fonsi singles chronology|
|Aleks Syntek singles chronology|
|David Bisbal singles chronology|
|Noel Schajris singles chronology|
"Aquí Estoy Yo" (English: Here I Am) is a song written by Luis Fonsi, Claudia Brant and Gen Rubin; it was produced by Luis Fonsi and Sebastián Krys for Fonsi's seventh studio album Palabras del Silencio (2008), and it is performed by Luis Fonsi, Aleks Syntek, David Bisbal, and Noel Schajris.
It was released as the second single from Fonsi's album on October 13, 2008 and became his sixth number-one single on the Billboard Hot Latin Tracks chart, the second number-one single for David Bisbal on the same chart, and the first for Aleks Syntek and Noel Schajris (as a solo performer).
"Aquí Estoy Yo" was released on October 13, 2008 as the second single from Palabras del Silencio, the seventh studio album recorded by Puerto Rican singer-songwriter Luis Fonsi. This song is the follow-up to "No Me Doy por Vencido" and was written by Fonsi in 2008, according to an interview on the Mexican newspaper El Universal: "I wrote it six years ago to four male voices and in all these years, I never knew what to do with the song, I thought maybe give it to some group, but as I loved it so much, decided to keep it." About the choice to perform with Noel Schajris, David Bisbal and Aleks Syntek, Fonsi told Billboard magazine: "One day, I thought and I said, why not invite three guys, three friends, not difficult to reach them, they can talk to you one on one, because it had happened but they were my friends." While on a boat fishing with Bisbal, Syntek and Schajris, Fonsi asked them to record the track, since it was "an amazing song and the only thing I do is look at three musketeers sing to me". Fonsi thought that the diversity would help this "hymn": "We have Mexico, Argentina, Spain and Puerto Rico in the same track." During the recording, there were no rules, it was a mix of artistic styles, like a bohemian reunion with friends. On the album review, Jason Birchmeier of AllMusic declared that this was a notable song, that features a quartet of international all-stars.
In the music video, Aleks, David, and Noel are all going to meet Fonsi to sing a song together. On their way, there they see Fonsi's, at that time, girlfriend. When they get there, Fonsi, Syntek, Bisbal, and Noel sing "Aquí Estoy Yo" altogether. Near the end, they all leave and see Fonsi's girlfriend and Fonsi smiles at her and she smiles back.
- "Aquí Estoy Yo" (Urban Version) featuring Yomo – 4:28
- "Aquí Estoy Yo" (Bachata Version)
The song debuted on the Billboard Hot Latin Tracks chart at number 42 on February 7, 2009. and slowly climbed to number one 19 weeks later, replacing "El Amor" by Tito "El Bambino". The track became Fonsi's sixth number-one single on the chart, and the second number-one single for David Bisbal, after "¿Quién Me Iba a Decir?" in 2006. "Aquí Estoy Yo" became the first number-one single for Aleks Syntek whose previous highest rank on this chart was achieved in 2004 with "Duele el Amor", a duet with Spanish singer Ana Torroja that peaked at number two. It is also the first time that Noel Schajris reached the top position on this chart as a solo performer. With Sin Bandera, Schrajris, reached the number-one position in 2004 with "Mientes Tan Bien".
On the Billboard Latin Pop Airplay chart, this song replaced Fonsi's "No Me Doy por Vencido", which led the list for a chart-record 28 weeks. This was only the third time in the chart's history that an artist has succeeded himself at the top. Juanes' "Gotas de Agua Dulce" followed by "Me Enamora" on the February 23, 2008, and Ricky Martin's "Vuelve" gave way to "Perdido Sin Ti" on September 12, 1998.
|Spanish Singles Charts||9|
|US Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles (Billboard)||14|
|US Billboard Hot Latin Tracks||1|
|US Billboard Latin Pop Airplay||1|
- Latin Pop Airplay Song of the Year
- Latin Pop Airplay Artist of the Year – Male
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