Dale (album)

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Dale
Pitbull's Dale album cover.jpg
Studio album by Pitbull
Released July 17, 2015
Recorded 2014–15
Genre Latin
Length 44:04
Language Spanish
Label
Pitbull chronology
Globalization
(2014)
Dale
(2015)
Climate Change
(2017)
Singles from Dale
  1. "Como Yo Le Doy"
    Released: July 8, 2014
  2. "Piensas (Dile la Verdad)"
    Released: November 20, 2014
  3. "Baddest Girl in Town"
    Released: June 8, 2015

Dale (Spanish for "Hit it") is the ninth studio album by American rapper Pitbull. It was released July 17, 2015, through Mr. 305, Polo Grounds Music, RCA Records and Sony Music Latin. This album arrives five years after his latest Spanish-language LP Armando, released in 2010.

Dale won a Grammy award for the Grammy Award for Best Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Album at the 58th Annual Grammy Awards, becoming Pitbull's first Grammy award win.

Background[edit]

The teaser was accompany for the release of Dale, which was released by Pitbull via Facebook and Twitter on May 6, 2015. He announced that the album will be released this summer. On May 19, 2015 Farruko uploaded, on Facebook, a short preview of the track "Hoy Se Bebe" featured on "Dale". On June 27, Pitbull announced the official track list: the album includes collaborations with Farruko, Fuego, El Micha, Ricky Martin, Mohombi, Wisin & Yandel, Osmani Garcia, Sensato del Patio, Don Miguelo,El Chevo, and more! In the interview for Billboard, Pitbull said: "It was about time (for 2nd Spanish album). You have records for the clubs and the streets. You have your huge records like “Baddest Girl in Town” which has sort of a Michael Jackson vibe. You have “Haciendo ruido” with Ricky Martin which has a big world feel to it. “No puedes más” with Yandel [which references “Don’t You Want Me Baby”], there’s nothing in Spanish radio like that. The Yandel record has that ’80s feel to it. That’s my favorite record on the album." [1]

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3.5/5 stars[2]
Rolling Stone3.5/5 stars[3]

AllMusic critic David Jeffries wrote: "It's the Pitbull album that feels most like a party with all these friends dropping in and out, and this wild night out peaks toward the end with the highlights running from the club-worthy "Baddest Girl in Town" (the first clue that this album isn't all-Spanish like Armando) to the '80s-flavored, Human League-quoting "No Puedo Más.""[2] Jed Gottlieb of Boston Herald stated "If you really miss Pit’s lyrics, I suggest you make your own. I’m sure they’ll be better than “Big news, Pitbull, Tom Cruise, Mumbai I lit up their December night like the fourth of July, Vanilla Sky.”"[4] Brittany Spanos of Rolling Stone noted that unlike Pitbull's previous Spanish language effort Armando, Dale "skips EDM and Southern hip-hop almost entirely in favor of a fuller Latin-fusion sound."[3] The American edition of Rolling Stone magazine placed Dale at number 2 in the list for the "10 Best Latin Albums of the Year", arguing that the singer "volleys between English and Spanish with ease, flirting with dancehall and guaguancó elements, while bringing MCs from neighboring islands along for the ride."[5]

Track listing[edit]

Standard edition[6]
No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Piensas (Dile la Verdad)" (featuring Gente de Zona)Armando C. Pérez aka Pitbull, José C. García, Jorge Gómez, AJ Jannusi, Bilal Hajji, Justin Trugman, Alexander Delgado, Randy Malcolm, Michael Calderon
DJ Chino, Jorgie, Justin Trugman, AJ Junior , Bilal TheChef
3:46
2."Como Yo Le Doy" (featuring Don Miguelo) Don Miguelo4:22
3."El Taxi" (featuring Sensato and Osmani García)Osmani Garcia, Armando C. Pérez, William Reyna, José C. García, Jorge Gómez, Everton Bonner, John Taylor, S. Dunbar, Lloyd Oliver WillisDJ Chino, Jorgie, DJ Unic4:09
4."Yo Quiero (Si Tú Te Enamoras)" (Gente de Zona featuring Pitbull) DJ Chino, Jorgie, Motiff3:28
5."El Party" (featuring El Micha) DJ Chino, Jorgie, DVLP3:55
6."Mami Mami" (featuring Fuego) DJ Chino, Jorgie, DVLP3:32
7."Baddest Girl in Town" (featuring Mohombi and Wisin)Armando C. Pérez, Mika Moupondo, Alexandru Cotoi, Mohombi Moupondo, Juan Luis Morera Luna, José C. Garcia, Jorge Gómez.Alexandru Cotoi, Mika Moupondo, DJ Chino3:03
8."Chi Chi Bon Bon" (featuring Osmani García) DJ Chino, Jorgie, Javier Conde Alonso3:37
9."Haciendo Ruido" (featuring Ricky Martin) DJ Chino, Jorgie, AJ Junior, Jimmy Joker3:08
10."Hoy Se Bebe" (featuring Farruko) DJ Chino, Jorgie3:36
11."No Puedo Más" (featuring Yandel) DJ Chino, Jorgie, Bilal The Chef, DVLP3:45
12."Que Lo Que" (Sensato featuring Pitbull, Papayo and El Chevo)Armando Pérez, Sensato Del Patio, Leo Brooks, Federico Vindver, Manuel Corao, Michael Calderón, Robert Fernandéz, Mario Coto, Cesar CáceresMario Genio Coto3:43

Singles[edit]

  • "Como Yo Le Doy" was released as the album's lead single on July 8, 2014.[7] The track features Don Miguelo.
  • "Piensas (Dile la Verdad)" was released as the album's second single November 20, 2014.[8] The track features Gente De Zona. On July 24 there was released a Spanglish version of the song with Shaggy on Spotify.
  • "Baddest Girl in Town" featuring Mohombi and Wisin, was released on June 8, 2015[9] as the album's third single. The song was performed by trio on Latin Award show- Premios Juventud on July 16, 2015.

Promotional singles[edit]

  • "El Taxi" featuring Sensato and Osmani Garcia, was released on May 15, 2015,[10] as the album's first promotional single. The song is a Spanish adaptation of "Murder She Wrote", by Jamaican reggae duo Chaka Demus & Pliers.

Remixes[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."El Taxi (Spanglish Remix)" (featuring Osmani García and Lil Jon)Osmani Garcia, Armando C. Pérez, William Reyna, José C. García, Jorge Gómez, Everton Bonner, John Taylor, S. Dunbar, Lloyd Oliver Willis, Luis D. WilliamsDJ Chino, Sharo Torres3:49

Charts[edit]

Chart (2015) Peak
position
Spanish Albums (PROMUSICAE)[11] 62
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[12] 71
US Billboard 200[13] 97
US Top Latin Albums (Billboard)[14] 1

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Pitbull - Dale collaborations". youtube.com. Retrieved 2015-05-29. 
  2. ^ a b Jeffries, David. "Pitbull - Dale". AllMusic. Retrieved July 27, 2015. 
  3. ^ a b Spanos, Brittany (July 17, 2015). "Pittbull - Dale". Rolling Stone. Retrieved July 27, 2015. 
  4. ^ Gottlieb, Jed (July 17, 2015). "Pitbull, "Dale"". Boston Herald. Retrieved July 27, 2015. 
  5. ^ Casillas, Andrew; Exposito, Susy; Raygoza, Isabela (December 30, 2015). "10 Best Latin Albums of the Year". Rolling Stone. Jann Wenner. Retrieved December 30, 2015. 
  6. ^ "Itunes - Music- Dale by Pitbull". Itunes. 
  7. ^ "Como Yo Le Doy". iTunes. [permanent dead link]
  8. ^ "Piensas". iTunes. Archived from the original on 2015-05-27. 
  9. ^ "Baddest Girl in Town". iTunes. Archived from the original on 2015-07-12. 
  10. ^ "El Taxi". iTunes. Archived from the original on 2015-05-27. 
  11. ^ "Spanishcharts.com – Pitbull – Dale". Hung Medien. Retrieved August 8, 2015.
  12. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Pitbull – Dale". Hung Medien. Retrieved July 29, 2015.
  13. ^ "Pitbull Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved July 28, 2015.
  14. ^ "Pitbull Chart History (Top Latin Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved July 28, 2015.