Catarsis

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Catarsis
Belinda - Catarsis.jpg
Studio album by Belinda
Released July 2, 2013
Recorded Miami, Florida, Mexico City, Mexico (2011—2013)
Genre Pop, electronic, dance-pop
Length 42:05
Label Capitol Latin
Universal Music Latin
Producer Víctor "El Nasi" Martínez, Joan Ortíz, Jorge Villamizar, Andrés Castro, Vein. Nacho Peregrin (exec.)[1]
Belinda chronology
Carpe Diem
(2010)Carpe Diem2010
Catarsis
(2013)
Singles from Catarsis
  1. "En El Amor Hay Que Perdonar"
    Released: June 19, 2012
  2. "En la Obscuridad"
    Released: November 12, 2012
  3. "Nada"
    Released: July 5, 2013
  4. "I Love You... Te Quiero"
    Released: January 22, 2014
  5. "Dame Más"
    Released: September 10, 2015
  6. "Bailaria Sobre El Fuego"
    Released: September 9, 2016

Catarsis (English: Catharsis) is the fourth studio album by Spanish-born Mexican singer Belinda, released on July 2, 2013 through Capitol Latin.[2]

Background[edit]

Production[edit]

In October 2011, Belinda moved to Miami, Florida to begin the process of recording the album.[3][4] She created a recording studio at home which gave her the flexibility that she had not experienced before making an album. This allowed her to work at her own pace with new composers and work both lyrically and vocally. Belinda co-wrote each of the songs on the album.[3]

Belinda worked with a close-knit group of award-winning producers and songwriters such as Victor "El Nasi", Joan Ortiz, Jorge Villamizar, Andres Castro and Vein.[3] The album shows a more dance/pop sound, combined with an urban flavor and lyrics with popular appeal.[3]

Promotion[edit]

She performed "En El Amor Hay Que Perdonar" on 2012 Premios Juventud,[5] Kids' Choice Awards Mexico 2012,[6] Despierta América, Hoy, and La Voz... México; "Te Voy A Esperar" at the Premios Ondas 2012 with Juan Magán;[7] and "En La Obscuridad" at the Premios Telehit 2012, Tour Positivo and Mexico Sueña.[8] She has made many interviews around Europe, Latin America and United States to promote the album, she also has been on a promo tour across United States, Spain and Mexico. She was again on Hoy on March 27, 2013.

Singles[edit]

  • "En El Amor Hay Que Perdonar" is the official lead single, released for digital download on iTunes on June 19, 2012 in Mexico. The song was co-produced by Victor El Nasi and Joan Ortiz.[9] A lyric music video was released on Belinda's official YouTube channel on June 16, 2012[10] The music video was filmed in June in Acapulco. The video was uploaded to Belinda's official VEVO channel on August 17, 2012. The single debuted at number seven and topped the Mexican Single Charts.[2]
  • "En la Obscuridad" was announced as the second single by Belinda via her Twitter account; it was released to Mexican radio on November 9, 2012.[11] The music video was filmed over two days in December 2012 at the National Art Museum (next to the Palacio de Bellas Artes in Mexico City) and at Churubusco Studios, where she used a 360 degree platform. The music video premiered on Belinda's official VEVO account on February 22, 2013.
  • "Nada" was announced as the third single by Belinda via her Twitter account; it was released to Mexican radio on July 5, 2013.[12]
  • "I Love You... Te Quiero" was announced as the fourth single by Belinda via her Twitter account; it was released globally to the radios in late January, 2014.[13]
Other songs
  • "Te Voy A Esperar" (which features Juan Magán),[14] for the soundtrack of the film Las aventuras de Tadeo Jones was digitally released in Spain, debuting and staying at number one for eleven weeks. It received platinum certification by PROMUSICAE for sales of over 60,000 copies.[15] In Mexico, the song was only released for airplay and peaked at number seven.[16]
  • Bailaría Sobre El Fuego (Ballad version) was released on June 10, 2013 on iTunes and others digital stores as part of the promotion of the album.[17][18][19][20]
  • Dame Más was released on September 10, 2015 as promo single in Colombia.

Tour[edit]

The Catarsis Tour began in June 2013, in Monterrey.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s)[21] Length
1. "Dame Más" Belinda Peregrín, Gavriel Aminov, Ignacio Peregrín, Paolo Prudencio Vein 3:09
2. "En la Obscuridad" Belinda, Ignacio Peregrín, Víctor Martinez, Joan M. Ortíz Víctor "El Nasi" 3:27
3. "En El Amor Hay Que Perdonar" Belinda, Víctor Martínez, Ignacio Peregrín, Joan M. Ortíz Víctor "El Nasi" 3:59
4. "I Love You... Te Quiero" (featuring Pitbull) Belinda, Gavriel Aminov, José Ignacio Peregrín, Paolo Prudencio, Armando Pérez, Lavi Hos Vein, Lavi Beats 3:36
5. "Esto Es Amor" Belinda, Gavriel Aminov, José Ignacio Peregrín, Paolo Prudencio Vein 3:27
6. "Como Si Fuéramos Novios" Belinda, Víctor Martínez, José Ignacio Peregrín, Joan M. Ortíz Espada, José M. Gómez Martínez, Gavriel Aminov Víctor "El Nasi" 3:54
7. "Bailaría Sobre El Fuego" (Dubstep) Belinda, Gavriel Aminov, José Ignacio Peregrín, Lavi Hoss Vein, Lavi Beats 3:20
8. "Vuelve A Mí" Belinda, Gavriel Aminov, José Ignacio Peregrín, Paolo Prudencio Vein 3:18
9. "Litost" Belinda, Gavriel Aminov, José Ignacio Peregrín Vein 3:26
10. "No Me Vuelvo A Enamorar" Belinda, José Luis Ortega, Juan Andrés Vergara, Diego Benlliure Loris Ceroni 3:27
11. "Nada" Diane Warren, Belinda Loris Ceroni 3:14
12. "After We Make Love" (featuring Vein) Belinda, Gavriel Aminov, José Ignacio Peregrín, Lavi Hoss Vein 3:48
Total length: 42:05

Charts and sales[edit]

The album debuted on the Billboard Top Latin Albums at number 4 and at number 3 on the Latin Pop Albums, becoming her highest debut on the U.S. charts compared to her previous albums, selling over 1,450 copies in its first week.[citation needed] On the Mexican Albums Chart the album debuted at number 1, becoming her second album to top the chart.

Charts (2013) Peak
position
Argentinian Albums Chart 9
Mexican Albums Chart[24] 1
Mexican International Albums Chart[25] 1
U.S. Billboard Top Latin Albums[26] 4
U.S. Billboard Latin Pop Albums[27] 2

Release history[edit]

Country Date Label
Mexico July 2, 2013 Capitol Latin
United States Universal Music Latin
United Kingdom EMI Latin
Argentina July 11, 2013 Universal Music Latin
Spain July 16, 2013 Capitol Latin
Peru July 27, 2013
Ecuador Universal Music Latin
Brazil August 2, 2013 EMI Music

References[edit]

  1. ^ Catarsis - Belinda | Credits | AllMusic
  2. ^ a b "Belinda retrasa el lanzamiento de su nuevo álbum, Catarsis, al 26 de febrero de 2013". EMI Music Spain. Archived from the original on 2013-01-18. Retrieved 2013-01-14. 
  3. ^ a b c d Irma Acosta (November 7, 2011). "Belinda no anda perdida, está trabajando". C Fan Espectáculos. 
  4. ^ "Belinda – Catarsis". EMI. Retrieved August 25, 2012. 
  5. ^ [1] Belinda derramó belleza en Premios Juventud 2012
  6. ^ [2] Fotos de Belinda en los Kids Choice Awards México 2012
  7. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-04-10. Retrieved 2013-03-08.  Veja a apresentação da Belinda com o Juan Magán no Premios Ondas 2012.
  8. ^ [3] Belinda interpetó "En La Oscuridad" en los Premios Telehit 2012
  9. ^ "New Music: Belinda 2012 Hay Que Perdonar Dance Song". Latina Magazine. Retrieved 2013-01-14. 
  10. ^ "VIDEO: Escucha completo el nuevo sencillo de Belinda". TV Notas. Retrieved 2013-01-14. 
  11. ^ "@belindapop: Amaneci con la mejor noticia! ...". Twitter. Belinda's official account. Retrieved 2013-01-14. 
  12. ^ MP3_NewReleaseList - Sencillos en MP3 monitorlatino.com.mx
  13. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-02-01. Retrieved 2014-01-24. 
  14. ^ "Belinda publica su nuevo álbum, Catarsis, el 22 de octubre tras alcanzar el nº1 en iTunes con la canción Te voy a esperar (con Juan Magan), que se incluye en la edición física del disco y suena en la película Las aventuras de Tadeo Jones". EMI Music Spain. Retrieved 2013-01-14. 
  15. ^ "Novedades y Listas Oficiales de Ventas de Música en España". elportaldemusica.es. Archived from the original on 2016-09-24. Retrieved 2013-01-14. 
  16. ^ "Top Albums - Billboard 200 - Album Sales". Billboard. Retrieved 2013-01-14. 
  17. ^ Bailaria Sobre El Fuego (Balada) a la venta ya! Archived 2014-02-24 at the Wayback Machine.
  18. ^ Bailaría Sobre El Fuego - iTunes México
  19. ^ Bailaría Sobre El Fuego - iTunes
  20. ^ ¡Ya puedes pre ordenar el nuevo álbum de Belinda “Catarsis”! | Universal Music Magazine
  21. ^ Albums credits.
  22. ^ "iTunes – Music – Catarsis – Belinda". Apple Inc. Retrieved 2013-07-04. 
  23. ^ iTunes - Música - Catarsis de Belinda iTunes Spain
  24. ^ Top 100 | Amprofon
  25. ^ Top 20 | Amprofon
  26. ^ "Billboard Top Latin Albums Albums". Retrieved 2013-07-03. 
  27. ^ "Billboard Latin Pop Albums". Retrieved 2013-07-03. 

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