Frío

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"Frío"
Single by Ricky Martin featuring Wisin & Yandel
from the album Música + Alma + Sexo
Released July 11, 2011 (2011-07-11)
Format Digital download
Recorded 2010
Genre Latin pop, samba, reggae fusion, EDM
Length 3:22
Label Columbia
Writer(s) Desmond Child, Ricky Martin, Wisin & Yandel, Tainy
Producer(s) Desmond Child, Wisin & Yandel, Tainy
Ricky Martin singles chronology
"Más"
(2011)
"Frío"
(2011)
"Más y Más"
(2013)
Wisin & Yandel singles chronology
"No Dejemos Que se Apague"
(2010)
"Frío"
(2011)
"Tu Olor"
(2011)
Music video
"Frío" on YouTube

"Frío" (English: "Cold") is the third single from Ricky Martin's studio album, Música + Alma + Sexo (2011). It was released as a digital download on July 11, 2011.[1]

Background[edit]

In a Billboard interview, Martin described the track: "I fell in love with the melody of this song, which was brought to me by Wisin & Yandel. We sat down -- Wisin & Yandel, Desmond Child and me -- and we worked on the lyrics to make them more me. So we have several versions and we're working on a remix. The lyrics say, "You're beautiful, like the waves in the sea." And many people say, 'But Ricky, you've said you're gay.' And I say, 'Well, doesn't mean I'm blind. And I've also been in love with women before.'"[2]

Critical reception[edit]

"Frío" received positive reviews from critics. The Los Angeles Times said: "steeped in the majestic atmospherics of reggaetón but reflected through a prism of creamy pop, the lush "Frío"—composed by famed boricua duo Wisin & Yandel—is probably the strongest cut here."[3] The New York Post called it a beautiful standout tune.[4] Latina wrote that "the reggaeton-tinged "Frío" slows things down with lyrics about a beautiful woman imagined by Martin and collaborators Wisin & Yandel. The remix of the song makes for a sexy dance floor number."[5]

Commercial performance[edit]

"Frío" reached number six on Billboard's Hot Latin Songs chart, number seven on Latin Pop Airplay and number five on Tropical Songs.

Music video[edit]

Martin shot the music video with Wisin & Yandel in Buenos Aires on June 6, 2011. The female lead is portrayed by Argentinian top model, Paula Chaves. The video, directed by Carlos Pérez, premiered on July 21, 2011. Pérez worked with Martin on few of his previous videos, including: "Tal Vez," "Jaleo" and "The Best Thing About Me Is You."

Remixes[edit]

Música + Alma + Sexo contains the original solo version of the song and a remix featuring Wisin & Yandel. The latter was released as a single on July 18, 2011 as Remix Radio Edit. One week earlier, on July 11, 2011, the new version of "Frío" remixed by Wally López was also released as a digital download. Remix created by López was included later on the Fan Edition of Música + Alma + Sexo.

Live performances[edit]

Ricky Martin performed "Frío" during his Música + Alma + Sexo World Tour. He also performed a medley of "Frío/Más" during the Premios Juventud on July 21, 2011.

Awards[edit]

"Frío" was nominated for the International Dance Music Award in category Best Latin/Reggaeton Track. The music video was nominated for the Premios People en Español for Mejor Video del Año.

Formats and track listings[edit]

  1. "Frío" (DJ Wally Remix) – 3:15
  1. "Frío" (Remix Radio Edit) – 3:36

Charts[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Frío (DJ Wally Remix). Retrieved July 3, 2011.
  2. ^ Leila Cobo (January 26, 2011). "Ricky Martin's "MAS" Track By Track". Billboard. Retrieved April 19, 2011. 
  3. ^ LECHNER, Ernesto (February 3, 2011). "Album review: Ricky Martin's 'Musica + Alma + Sexo'". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved April 19, 2011. 
  4. ^ POST, New York (February 2, 2011). "New CDS from Ricky Martin, Rod Stewart, George Michael - NYPOST.com". New York Post. Retrieved April 19, 2011. 
  5. ^ BASTIDAS, Grace (February 3, 2011). "REVIEW: Ricky Martin Gives Us Musica + Alma + Sexo". Latina. Retrieved April 19, 2011. 
  6. ^ "Frío (US Digital Single)". itunes.apple.com/us. Retrieved May 24, 2012. 
  7. ^ "Frío (Germany Digital Single)". itunes.apple.com/de. Retrieved May 24, 2012. 
  8. ^ "Frío (France Digital Single)". itunes.apple.com/fr. Retrieved May 24, 2012. 
  9. ^ "Frío (Italy Digital Single)". itunes.apple.com/it. Retrieved May 24, 2012. 
  10. ^ "Frío (UK Digital Single)". itunes.apple.com/gb. Retrieved May 25, 2012. 
  11. ^ "Frío (Brazil Digital Single)". itunes.apple.com/br. Retrieved May 25, 2012. 
  12. ^ "Frío (US Digital Single)". Amazon.com. Retrieved May 24, 2012. 
  13. ^ "Frío (France Digital Single)". Amazon.fr. Retrieved May 24, 2012. 
  14. ^ "Frío (Germany Digital Single)". Amazon.com/de. Retrieved May 24, 2012. 
  15. ^ "Frío (Italy Digital Single)". Amazon.com/it. Retrieved May 24, 2012. 
  16. ^ "Frío (UK Digital Single)". itunes.apple.com/gb. Retrieved May 25, 2012. 
  17. ^ "Frío (Brazil Digital Single)". itunes.apple.com/br. Retrieved May 25, 2012. 
  18. ^ "Ricky Martin – Chart history" Billboard Hot Latin Songs for Ricky Martin. Retrieved August 25, 2015.
  19. ^ "Ricky Martin – Chart history" Billboard Latin Pop Songs for Ricky Martin. Retrieved August 25, 2015.
  20. ^ "Ricky Martin – Chart history" Billboard Tropical Airplay for Ricky Martin. Retrieved August 25, 2015.
  21. ^ "2011 Year End Charts: Latin Pop Songs". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. Retrieved 2011-12-09.