Lucero (entertainer Lucero album)

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Lucero
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Studio album by
Released13 July 1993 (1993-07-13)
Recorded1992–1993
GenrePop
LabelMelody
ProducerRafael Pérez Botija
Lucero chronology
Lucero De México
(1992)
Lucero
(1993)
Cariño De Mis Cariños
(1994)
Singles from Lucero
  1. "Veleta"
    Released: 15 March 1993
  2. "Sobreviviré"
    Released: 20 June 1993
  3. "El número uno"
    Released: 13 July 1993
  4. "Los parientes pobres"
    Released: 12 October 1993
  5. "Si no podemos amarnos"
    Released: 28 November 1993
  6. "Cerca de ti"
    Released: 16 April 1994

Lucero is the tenth album from Mexican pop music singer and actress Lucero. It was released on 1993 and is often cited as Veleta.

This album was the first Lucero album released only in CD and cassette, without being printed on LP. Had two formats: a digipack special edition & and the normal case with the bonus tracks, selling 350,000 copies on the former and reaching half-million status with the later. It is estimated that in total have sold over 1 million copies, certified by two gold albums and one platinum.

The first single (and most successful) was "Veleta" (Vane), and the singer once again face the challenge to remove Luis Miguel's "America, America" from the No. 1 spot in México. She accomplished that feat. "Veleta" is also her highest peak (along with Cuentame back in 1989) at the Billboard Hot Latin Tracks charts, hitting No. 2 on 1 May 1993. It was held off from No. 1 by La Mafia's Me Estoy Enamorando.

The second single "Sobreviviré" (I Will Survive) also hit No. 1 in Mexico (and No. 8 in United States) and was dethroned from pole position by the single "Ayer" by Luis Miguel.

The album was nominated for an Eres award in the Best Album category, which was awarded to "Aries" by Luis Miguel.

All track were written and produced by Rafael Pérez Botija, including the bonus tracks written specifically for the soap opera Los Parientes Pobres.

On her second live album Lucero En Vivo Auditorio Nacional the singles "Sobreviviré", "Veleta" and "El Número Uno" are included on the set-list.

Track listing[edit]

The album is composed by ten songs, all of them were arranged and produced by Rafael Pérez Botija, including the bonus tracks.[1]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3/5 stars[2]
No.TitleLength
1."Pelele"3:01
2."Veleta"4:22
3."Si No Podemos Amarnos"4:08
4."No Te Enamores de un Perdedor"4:30
5."Sobreviviré"3:18
6."Eres"4:08
7."Amor de Segunda Mano"3:22
8."Una Más"4:06
9."El Número Uno"3:21
10."Chico Rico"4:18

Singles[edit]

# Title Mexico United States
Hot Latin
Costa Rica Argentina Chile Colombia Nicaragua Venezuela Guatemala
1. "Veleta" 1 2[3] 1 1 1 1 1 2 1
2. "Sobreviviré" 1 8[4] 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
3. "El número uno" 5 22[5] 3 8 7 9 1 10 2
4. "Los parientes pobres" 10 10 17 20 10 3 10 6
5. "Si no podemos amarnos" 9 14 30 25 19 11 16
6. "Cerca de ti"" 10 23[6]

Chart performance[edit]

This was the 4th album of Lucero that entered to the list of Billboard. The album stayed in the chart of the Latin Pop Albums for 7 weeks, 1 of them was in the top ten; peaking #10; and it stayed in the Top Latin Albums for 13 weeks, peaking at No. 19.

Chart Peak[7]
Billboard Latin Pop Albums 10
Billboard Top Latin Albums 19

Personnel[edit]

  • Producer, arranger and guitars: Rafael Perez Botija
  • Recording engineers: J.A. Alvarez Alija, Jose Antonio Alvarez Alija, Luis Carlos Esteban and Gerardo Lopez Haro
  • Mixing: Oscar Clavel
  • Guitars: Javier Catala
  • Backing vocals: Lucero and Doris Cale
  • Music coordination: “Rubato”, Mary Jamieson and Ingrid Prysbyl
  • Photography: Adolfo Pérez Butrón
  • Wardrobe: Alan Simancas
  • Styling: Mike Salas

References[edit]

  1. ^ AllMusic http://www.allmusic.com/album/lucero-fonovisa-2006-r1479462
  2. ^ "Veleta". AllMusic. 7 September 2011. Retrieved 7 September 2011.
  3. ^ Billboard http://www.billboard.com/charts/1993-05-01/latin-songs
  4. ^ Billboard http://www.billboard.com/charts/1993-08-07/latin-songs
  5. ^ AllMusic https://www.allmusic.com/artist/p40132/charts-awards/billboard-singles
  6. ^ Billboard https://www.billboard.com/music/lucero/chart-history/
  7. ^ Billboard https://www.billboard.com/music/lucero/chart-history/