Escape (Enrique Iglesias album)

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Escape
Escape album cover.jpg
Studio album by
Released30 October 2001 (2001-10-30)
RecordedFebruary–May 2001
Studio
  • Angel Studio, London
  • Circle House
  • The Hit Factory Critiera
  • South Point Recording Studios, Miami
  • The Record Plant, Los Angeles
GenrePop[1]
Length50:09
LabelInterscope
Producer
Enrique Iglesias chronology
Enrique
(1999)
Escape
(2001)
Quizás
(2002)
Singles from Escape
  1. "Hero"
    Released: 13 August 2001 (2001-08-13)
  2. "Escape"
    Released: 23 January 2002 (2002-01-23)
  3. "Love to See You Cry"
    Released: 3 June 2002 (2002-06-03)
  4. "Don't Turn Off the Lights"
    Released: 14 August 2002 (2002-08-14)
  5. "Maybe"
    Released: November 2002 (2002-11)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[2]
Edmonton Journal2.5/5 stars[3]
Entertainment WeeklyD[4]
USA Today3/4 stars[5]

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 30 October 2001. "Escape" proved to be even more successful than his predecessor "Enrique", which is a rare feat, as most follow-up albums are less successful. To date, the album has sold 3.5 million copies in the United States and 10 million copies worldwide.[6] The album established Iglesias as the top selling latin male artist in the world, dethroning Ricky Martin, "Escape" was designed in order to have a broader appeal to the masses worldwide and Iglesias; visual image was carefully crafted for this era, opting for a sexier and sultrier one. The album earned him a Brit Award for Best Pop Act nomination in 2003.

Composition[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 those he considered to be the 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.[7] 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,[8] quadruple-platinum in the United Kingdom,[9] 5× platinum in Canada and Australia,[10][11] and platinum in Germany.[12] as well as reaching platinum or gold certification in 35 other countries around the world.

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[13]
  • ^[a] signifies a co-producer
  • ^[b] signifies a vocal producer
  • ^[c] signifies an additional producer

Chart positions[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Australia (ARIA)[11] 5× Platinum 350,000^
Austria (IFPI Austria)[35] Gold 20,000*
Belgium (BEA)[36] Gold 25,000*
Canada (Music Canada)[10] 5× Platinum 500,000^
Denmark (IFPI Denmark)[37] Gold 25,000^
Germany (BVMI)[12] Platinum 300,000^
Greece (IFPI Greece)[38] Gold 15,000^
India (IMI)[39] 200,000^
Mexico (AMPROFON)[40] Gold 75,000^
Netherlands (NVPI)[41] Platinum 80,000^
New Zealand (RMNZ)[42] Platinum 15,000^
Poland (ZPAV)[43] Gold 50,000*
South Africa (RiSA)[44] Gold 25,000*
South Korea (RIAK) 10,356[45]
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[46] Platinum 100,000^
Sweden (GLF)[47] Gold 40,000^
Switzerland (IFPI Switzerland)[48] 3× Platinum 120,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[49] 5× Platinum 1,500,000^
United States (RIAA)[8] 3× Platinum 3,000,000^
Summaries
Europe (IFPI)[50] 2× Platinum 2,000,000*

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

References[edit]

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