Cómplices

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Cómplices
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Studio album by
ReleasedMay 6, 2008 (2008-05-06)
RecordedOcean Way Recording Studios
(Hollywood, CA)
GenreLatin pop
Length51:43
LabelWEA Latina
ProducerLuis Miguel, Manuel Alejandro
Luis Miguel chronology
Navidades
(2006)
Cómplices
(2008)
No Culpes a La Noche
(2009)
Singles from Complices
  1. "Si Tú Te Atreves"
    Released: April 7, 2008 (2008-04-07)
  2. "Te Desean"
    Released: July 7, 2008 (2008-07-07)
  3. "Amor De Hecho"
    Released: October 27, 2008 (2008-10-27)
Special Edition
ComplicesLMsp-ed.jpg
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3.5/5 stars[1]

Cómplices is the 18th studio album by Mexican singer Luis Miguel. The album was released by WEA Latina on May 6, 2008. It is one of the most highly anticipated projects by the artist. The first rumors about this disc was that it was going to be a duet album, but it was not until March of that same year that the first details of the album were released. For this album, the singer received a Grammy Award nomination for Best Latin Pop Vocal Album.[2]

Album history[edit]

This was rumored as a duet album (like Papito by Spanish singer Miguel Bosé). But in early March, the first official details from the album were released. In this report that the label made public, the first promotional picture was shown, and that it would be an album with all new songs. It was also revealed that Manuel Alejandro participated in the production and composition.

However, on April 1 of the same year, new details were mentioned. The name Cómplices was made official name for the album, revealing that the release date will be May 6. Also, a radio station on United States played what is seem to be the actual single. It was played in a very popular Latin radio show. And again, the piracy made that the song was made to be found complete on internet. By April 2, the song was very popular on the Internet. As a consequence of this, is rumoured that Warner Music executives decide to change the date of the single release. The release was officially made in USA at April 3. In Latin America and Europe, it was still April 7.

"Si Tu Te Atreves" (If You Dare) was released worldwide finally on April 7, 2008, which debuted on the Billboard Hot Latin Tracks at number 23. On April 27, the video of "Si Tu Te Atreves" made a huge success in the Latin music. Also, with the video, it was made official that in Spain the release date it was changed to May 2.

Release[edit]

It was released on May 2 in Spain, and on May 6 in all other countries. Cómplices sold almost 350,000 copies and won 4 platinum discs for the sales of the CD in just the first 24 hours of the release.[3][4] On May 6, Miguel made a press conference on the Casino Español in Mexico City to officially release the album.

By May 14, 2008, Cómplices made the Billboard 200 in the United States as the singer's highest charting album ever (surpassing his peak at number 14 in 1997 with Romances). The set took a bow at No. 10 with 32,000 copies, which also gives Miguel his eighth No. 1 on the Top Latin Albums chart.[5]

On December 4, 2008, this album received a nomination for Best Pop Latin Album at the Grammy Awards of 2009.

Promotion[edit]

Complices Tour was a concert tour by the Mexican singer Luis Miguel to promote his last album Cómplices. On this tour, Luis Miguel performed his last pop and ballad songs, his Mexican songs, and also his back-catalogue. He visited the United States, Mexico, Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, and also he made his first appearance in Toronto, Canada (70% of the seats were sold in less than 24 hours); also he tried to break his record of most consecutive sold-out concerts in the National Auditorium in Mexico City.

Track listing[edit]

All songs were written by Manuel Alejandro (except in two tracks), other writers are indicated below.

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Te Desean"Manuel Alejandro4:26
2."Dicen"Manuel Alejandro3:20
3."Ay, Cariño"Manuel Alejandro4:18
4."De Nuevo El Paraíso"Manuel Alejandro4:26
5."Si Tú Te Atreves"Manuel Alejandro3:54
6."Amor A Mares"Manuel Alejandro4:41
7."Estrenando Amor"Manuel Alejandro, Pepe Dougan, Víctor Feijóo3:50
8."Bravo Amor Bravo"Manuel Alejandro5:36
9."Tu Imaginación"Manuel Alejandro, Pepe Dougan, Víctor Feijóo3:55
10."Cómplices"Manuel Alejandro4:30
11."Amor De Hecho"Manuel Alejandro4:23
12."Se Amaban"Manuel Alejandro4:12
Total length:51:43
Special Edition
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
13."Disfraces"Manuel Alejandro3:23
14."Tu Imaginación" (Remix)Manuel Alejandro, Pepe Dougan, Víctor Feijóo4:39
Total length:59:45
DVD track list (only in special edition)
No.TitleWriter(s)Video directorLength
1."Si Tú Te Atreves"Manuel AlejandroRebecca Blake3:58
2."Te Desean"Manuel AlejandroRebecca Blake4:31
Total length:8:29

Charts[edit]

Charts (2008) Peak
position[6]
Argentina CAPIF Albums Chart[7] 2
Colombia Albums Chart 1
European Top 100[8] 39
Mexico AMPROFON Top 100[9] 1
Perú Albums Chart 1
Spain Top 100[10] 1
U.S. Billboard 200[11] 10
U.S. Billboard Top Latin Albums[12] 1

Sales and certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Argentina (CAPIF)[13] 3× Platinum 120,000^
Chile (IFPI)[14] Platinum 15,000^
Mexico (AMPROFON)[15] Diamond 400,000^
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[16] 2× Platinum 160,000^
United States (RIAA)[17] Platinum (Latin) 100,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ "2009 Grammy Awards - Complete Winners and Nominees". Grammy. hitfix. 2008-12-03. Retrieved 2008-12-10.
  3. ^ ""Exitoso arranque para Luis Miguel"". Archived from the original on 2008-05-10. Retrieved 2008-05-06.
  4. ^ "Luis Miguel". University of Texas at Austin Performing Arts Center. Archived from the original on 2009-02-27.
  5. ^ ""Diamond Dominates Billboard 200 With First No. 1" on Billboard.com". Retrieved 2008-05-14.
  6. ^ ""Cómplices ya es número 1 en..."". Archived from the original on 2008-05-22. Retrieved 2008-05-22.
  7. ^ "Argentina Top 20 Albums" Archived May 2, 2006, at Archive.today
  8. ^ "Billboard Top Music Charts - European Top 100 Albums"
  9. ^ "Mexico Top 100 Albums" Archived December 3, 2008, at the Wayback Machine
  10. ^ "Spain Top 100 Albums"[permanent dead link]
  11. ^ "Billboard Top Music Charts - The Billboard 200"
  12. ^ "Billboard Top Music Charts - Top Latin Albums"
  13. ^ "Argentinian album certifications – Luis Miguel – Complices". Argentine Chamber of Phonograms and Videograms Producers.
  14. ^ "Alcanza Luis Miguel récord de ventas en Chile con disco "Cómplices". W Radio. 19 May 2008. Retrieved 26 October 2019.
  15. ^ "Certificaciones" (in Spanish). Asociación Mexicana de Productores de Fonogramas y Videogramas. Type Luis Miguel in the box under the ARTISTA column heading and Complices in the box under TÍTULO
  16. ^ "Spanish album certifications" (in Spanish). Productores de Música de España. Select Albums under "Chart", enter 2009 in the field "Year". Select 07 in the field "Semana". Click on "Search Charts".
  17. ^ "American album certifications – Luis Miguel – Complices". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click Type, then select Latin, then click SEARCH. 

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