Escape (Enrique Iglesias album)

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Escape
Escape album cover.jpg
Studio album by Enrique Iglesias
Released October 30, 2001 (2001-10-30)
Recorded February – May 2001
Studio
  • Angel Studio, London
  • Circle House
  • The Hit Factory Critiera
  • South Point Recording Studios, Miami
  • The Record Plant, Los Angeles
Genre
Length 50:09
Label Interscope
Producer
Enrique Iglesias chronology
The Best Hits
(1999)
Escape
(2001)
Quizás
(2002)
Singles from Escape
  1. "Hero"
    Released: August 13, 2001 (2001-08-13)
  2. "Escape"
    Released: January 23, 2002 (2002-01-23)
  3. "Love to See You Cry"
    Released: February 11, 2002 (2002-02-11)
  4. "Don't Turn Off the Lights"
    Released: March 25, 2002 (2002-03-25)
  5. "Maybe"
    Released: May 13, 2002 (2002-05-13)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau(dud)[2]

Escape is the fifth studio album and second English-language album recorded by Spanish singer and songwriter Enrique Iglesias. It was released by Interscope Records on October 30, 2001, and was later reissued in late 2002, with the addition of three bonus tracks. To date, the album has sold 3.5 million copies in the United States and over 10 million copies worldwide.

Compositions[edit]

Iglesias either wrote or co-wrote every track on the album, and has said that for many of the tracks on the album he started out simply with titles that he later based the songs on. The first song to use this method was "Don't Turn Off the Lights", which was originally going to be the title of the album and the first single. "Hero", the most popular track from the album, was co-written by Paul Barry and Mark Taylor. Iglesias also stated that he wrote many songs for the album, but picked the ones he considered to be the very best.

Commercial performance[edit]

Escape debuted at number two on the Billboard 200, his then highest debut on the chart, selling 267,000 copies in its first week, behind Michael Jackson's Invincible.[3] With "Hero" already at number-one on the UK Singles Chart, the album also topped the UK Albums Chart, making Iglesias the only Latin artist to have a number-one album and number-one single on the UK charts simultaneously, as well as the first act of any nationality to do so in five years. Escape was the second best-selling album of 2002 in the United Kingdom, beaten only by Robbie Williams' Escapology. It was also the best-selling album of 2002 in Australia.

The album also performed well throughout the world, being certified triple-platinum in the United States,[4] quadruple-platinum in the United Kingdom,[5] 5× platinum in Canada and Australia,[6][7] and platinum in Germany.[8] as well as reaching platinum or gold certification in 35 other countries around the world. Escape is Iglesias' best-selling album and was awarded a diamond certification for ten million copies shipped worldwide.

Track listing[edit]

Escape – North American version
No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Escape"
  • Morales
  • Iglesias[a]
  • DioGuardi[b]
3:28
2."Don't Turn Off the Lights"
  • Iglesias
  • Morales
  • DioGuardi
  • Siegel
  • Morales
  • Iglesias[a]
  • DioGuardi[b]
3:48
3."Love to See You Cry"
Taylor4:08
4."Hero"
  • Iglesias
  • Barry
  • Taylor
Taylor4:24
5."I Will Survive"
  • Iglesias
  • Morales
  • DioGuardi
  • Siegel
  • Aaron Fishbein
  • Morales
  • Iglesias[a]
  • DioGuardi[b]
3:43
6."Love 4 Fun"
  • Iglesias
  • Morales
  • DioGuardi
  • Siegel
  • Fishbein
  • Morales
  • Iglesias[a]
  • DioGuardi[b]
3:16
7."Maybe"
  • Iglesias
  • Morales
  • DioGuardi
  • Siegel
  • Morales
  • Iglesias[a]
  • DioGuardi[b]
3:14
8."One Night Stand"
  • Iglesias
  • Barry
  • Taylor
Taylor4:11
9."She Be the One"
  • Iglesias
  • Barry
  • Taylor
Taylor3:36
10."If the World Crashes Down"
  • Iglesias
  • Mendez
4:45
11."Escapar" (Spanish version of "Escape")
  • Iglesias
  • Morales
  • DioGuardi
  • Siegel
  • Morales
  • Iglesias[a]
  • Carlos Paucar[b]
3:28
12."No Apagues la Luz" (Spanish version of "Don't Turn Off the Lights")
  • Iglesias
  • Morales
  • DioGuardi
  • Siegel
  • Morales
  • Iglesias[a]
  • Carlos Paucar[b]
3:48
13."Héroe" (Spanish version of "Hero")
  • Iglesias
  • Barry
  • Taylor
Taylor4:26
Notes[9]
  • ^[a] signifies a co-producer
  • ^[b] signifies a vocal producer
  • ^[c] signifies an additional producer

Chart positions[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Charts (2001–02) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[10] 1
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[11] 6
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[12] 6
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[13] 19
Canada Top Albums/CDs (RPM)[14] 1
Danish Albums (Hitlisten)[15] 18
Dutch Albums (MegaCharts)[16] 5
French Albums (SNEP)[17] 19
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[18] 3
Italian Albums (FIMI)[19] 18
Mexican Albums (Top 100 Mexico)[20] 1
New Zealand Albums (RMNZ)[21] 6
Norwegian Albums (VG-lista)[22] 10
Polish Albums (ZPAV)[23] 6
Scottish Albums (OCC)[24] 1
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[25] 4
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[26] 11
Spanish Albums (PROMUSICAE)[27] 3
UK Albums (OCC)[28] 1
US Billboard 200[29] 2

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2002) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[30] 1
UK Albums (OCC)[citation needed] 2

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Argentina (CAPIF)[31] Platinum 40,000^
Australia (ARIA)[7] 5× Platinum 350,000^
Austria (IFPI Austria)[32] Gold 20,000*
Belgium (BEA)[33] Gold 25,000*
Canada (Music Canada)[6] 5× Platinum 500,000^
Denmark (IFPI Denmark)[34] Gold 25,000^
France (SNEP)[35] Platinum 0*
Germany (BVMI)[8] Platinum 300,000^
Greece (IFPI Greece)[36] Gold 15,000^
India (IMI)[37] 200,000^
Mexico (AMPROFON)[38] Gold 75,000^
New Zealand (RMNZ)[39] Platinum 15,000^
Poland (ZPAV)[40] Gold 50,000*
South Africa (RiSA)[41] Gold 25,000*
South Korea (RIAK) 10,356[42]
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[43] Platinum 100,000^
Sweden (GLF)[44] 2× Platinum 160,000^
Switzerland (IFPI Switzerland)[45] 3× Platinum 120,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[46] 5× Platinum 1,500,000^
United States (RIAA)[4] 3× Platinum 3,000,000^
Summaries
Europe (IFPI)[47] 2× Platinum 2,000,000*

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ Escape at AllMusic
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  6. ^ a b "Canadian album certifications – Enrique Iglesias – Escape". Music Canada. 
  7. ^ a b "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2003 Albums". Australian Recording Industry Association. 
  8. ^ a b "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank (Enrique Iglesias; 'Escape')" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie. 
  9. ^ Escape (booklet). Enrique Iglesias. Interscope Records. 2002. 493534 2. 
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  20. ^ "Mexicancharts.com – Enrique Iglesias – Escape". Hung Medien.
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  22. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – Enrique Iglesias – Escape". Hung Medien.
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  30. ^ "ARIA Charts - End Of Year Charts - Top 100 Albums 2002". ARIA Charts. Archived from the original on March 4, 2015. Retrieved August 27, 2013. 
  31. ^ "Argentinian album certifications – Enrique Iglesias – Escape". Argentine Chamber of Phonograms and Videograms Producers. 
  32. ^ "Austrian album certifications – Enrique Iglesias" (in German). IFPI Austria.  Enter Enrique Iglesias in the field Interpret. Select album in the field Format. Click Suchen. 
  33. ^ "Ultratop − Goud en Platina – albums 2002". Ultratop. Hung Medien. 
  34. ^ "Danish album certifications – Enrique Iglesias". IFPI Denmark.  Click on næste to go to page if certification is from the official website.
  35. ^ "French album certifications – Enrique Iglesias – Escape" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. 
  36. ^ "Greek album certifications – Enrique Iglesias – Escape" (in Greek). IFPI Greece. 
  37. ^ "Enrique Iglesias Birthday Bumps: 6 less known facts about the English Latino pop romantic singer". May 8, 2014. 
  38. ^ "Certificaciones" (in Spanish). Asociación Mexicana de Productores de Fonogramas y Videogramas.  Type Enrique Iglesias in the box under the ARTISTA column heading and Escape in the box under TÍTULO
  39. ^ "New Zealand album certifications – Enrique Iglesias – Escape". Recorded Music NZ. 
  40. ^ "Polish album certifications – Enrique Iglesias – Escape" (in Polish). Polish Society of the Phonographic Industry. 
  41. ^ "Mi2N: Music Divas & Rock Bands Top South African Certifications". Music Industry News Network. May 2, 2002. Retrieved January 9, 2016. 
  42. ^ ":: Best Selling Foreign Album in Korea (1999-Now)". November 2001. Archived from the original on March 18, 2009. Retrieved March 17, 2017. 
  43. ^ "Spanish album certifications – Enrique Iglesias – Escape" (PDF) (in Spanish). Productores de Música de España.  Select album under "Chart", enter the certification year in the field "Year". Select the certification month in the field "Semana". Click on "Search Charts".
  44. ^ NO certyear WAS PROVIDED for SWEDISH CERTIFICATION.
  45. ^ "The Official Swiss Charts and Music Community: Awards (Enrique Iglesias; 'Escape')". IFPI Switzerland. Hung Medien. 
  46. ^ "British album certifications – Enrique Iglesias – Escape". British Phonographic Industry.  Select albums in the Format field. Select Platinum in the Certification field. Enter Escape in the search field and then press Enter.
  47. ^ "IFPI Platinum Europe Awards – 2002". International Federation of the Phonographic Industry. 

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