Más (Ricky Martin song)

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"Más"
Mas Ricky Martin single.jpg
Single by Ricky Martin
from the album Música + Alma + Sexo
Released April 5, 2011 (2011-04-05)
Format Digital download
Recorded 2010
Genre Latin pop, dance
Length 4:09
Label Columbia
Writer(s) Desmond Child, Claudia Brant, Ricky Martin, Tainy, Ferras
Producer(s) Desmond Child
Ricky Martin singles chronology
"The Best Thing About Me Is You"
(2010)
"Más"
(2011)
"Frío"
(2011)

"Más" (English: "More") is the second single from Ricky Martin's studio album, Música + Alma + Sexo (2011). It was released as a digital download on April 5, 2011.[1][2][3][4]

Background[edit]

In a Billboard interview, Martin describe the track: "It could be the 80s or the 90s or last Spring. Depends what generation you belong to. Martin claimed that what he wanted to do was "dance a little with this track and get away from the things you're supposed to do in life." And [he] introduce some characters there who are all artists, like Tico with his boom box in Manhattan. [He] made them up but they're real."[5]

Critical reception[edit]

The New York Post was very positive with the song, saying: "the thrill of this disc is in the bright Latin pop tune: "Más", in which Martin tries to capture the early 1990s streets of Spanish Harlem."[6] Joey Guerra from Houston Chronicle praised the song, saying: "Más is an homage to starving artists (underground DJ, fledgling model) that plays like a sonic update on past hits "The Cup of Life" and "Livin' la Vida Loca".[7] Grace Bastidas from Latina, positively said: ""Más" is a feel-good dance track about taking advantage of everything life has to offer without caring about what others say. It aims to jolt us like the "The Cup of Life" did in 1999."[8] Jon Pareles from The New York Times said that: "Bouncy, disco-revival beats, like those that have powered hits by Lady Gaga and The Black Eyed Peas, drive "Más" ("More"), a song about people with dreams coming to the big city."[9] Leila Cobo from Billboard said: ""Más," is an invitation to dance with lyrics that encourage listeners to celebrate a night out."[10]

Commercial performance[edit]

"Más" reached number thirteen on Billboard's Hot Latin Songs chart, number two on Latin Pop Airplay and number thirty on Tropical Songs. With the help of remixes by Ralphi Rosario, "Más" also peaked at number seven on the Dance Club Songs chart. In Spain, the song reached number forty-three. In Mexico, "Más" peaked at number four on the Mexican Espanol Airplay and the single was certified Gold for sales of over 30,000 digital copies.

Music video[edit]

Ricky Martin premiered the music video for "Más" on April 28, 2011. It was directed by Simón Brand and filmed live at the opening of the Música + Alma + Sexo World Tour in Puerto Rico.[11] The video captures the energy of Martin on stage with his dancers and musicians, the essence of his show accompanied by the Puerto Rican audience cheered during his four performances sold out in March 2011.[12]

Remixes[edit]

On April 2, 2011, Martin recorded "Freak of Nature," an English-language version of "Más." The Wally López Bilingual Remix was released digitally on June 13, 2011. "Más" (Remixes) EP was released in the US on June 14, 2011, featuring club remixes by Ralphi Rosario and López.[13] In Europe, "Más" (Wally López Remixes) EP was released on July 8, 2011, including three remixes by López.[14] Three remixes (two by López and one by Rosario) were included on the Fan Edition of Música + Alma + Sexo, released in November 2011. Additionally, "Más" (Wally Bilingual Remix) was featured on the Greatest Hits (2011) and Greatest Hits: Souvenir Edition (2013) compilations, and "Freak of Nature" (Ralphi Rosario's Big Room Club Vocal Mix) was included on Playlist: The Very Best of Ricky Martin (2012).

Live performances[edit]

Martin performed the bilingual version of "Más" on the The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, on May 3, 2011.[15] He also performed a medley of "Frío/Más" during the Premios Juventud on July 21, 2011. "Más" was also performed during Música + Alma + Sexo World Tour in 2011.

Awards[edit]

The "Más" music video was nominated for the Premios Quiero in category Video del Año in 2011.

Formats and track listings[edit]

Charts and certifications[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Más. Retrieved March 26, 2011.
  2. ^ Nuevo sencillo. Retrieved March 26, 2011.
  3. ^ Ricky Martin estrena "Más" el segundo sencillo de su ultimo disco. Retrieved February 28, 2011.
  4. ^ Sencillo "Más" de Ricky Martin llega a la radio. Retrieved February 28, 2011.
  5. ^ Leila Cobo (January 26, 2011). "Ricky Martin's "MAS" Track By Track". Billboard. Retrieved April 19, 2011. 
  6. ^ POST, New York (February 2, 2011). "New CDS from Ricky Martin, Rod Stewart, George Michael - NYPOST.com". New York Post. Retrieved April 19, 2011. 
  7. ^ GUERRA, Joey (February 3, 2011). "'M+A+S' Martin, less maudlin". Houston Chronicle. Retrieved April 19, 2011. 
  8. ^ BASTIDAS, Grace (February 3, 2011). "REVIEW: Ricky Martin Gives Us Musica + Alma + Sexo". Latina. Retrieved April 19, 2011. 
  9. ^ PARELES, Jon (February 3, 2011). "Critics' Choice: New Cds Ricky Martin, Now as Himself". The New York Times. Retrieved April 19, 2011. 
  10. ^ COBO, Leila (February 3, 2011). "Ricky Martin, "Musica + Alma + Sexo"". Billboard. Retrieved April 19, 2011. 
  11. ^ "New Music Video "Más" - Premieres Thursday, April 28". Ricky Martin's Official Website. Sony Music Entertainment, Columbia. Retrieved 2011-04-28. 
  12. ^ "New Videoclip "Más"". Ricky Martin's Official Website. Sony Music Entertainment, Columbia. Retrieved 2011-04-28. 
  13. ^ Más (Remixes). Retrieved June 6, 2011.
  14. ^ http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00580C28U Más - Wally López Remixes. Retrieved July 3, 2011.
  15. ^ "About (Late): Ricky Martin talks about coming out with Jay Leno". Los Angeles Times. May 4, 2011. Retrieved 2011-05-06. 
  16. ^ "Más (France Digital Single)". itunes.apple.com/fr. Retrieved May 25, 2012. 
  17. ^ "Más (Denmark Digital Single)". itunes.apple.com/dk. Retrieved May 25, 2012. 
  18. ^ "Más (Germany Digital Single)". itunes.apple.com/de. Retrieved May 25, 2012. 
  19. ^ "Más (Brazil Digital Single)". itunes.apple.com/br. Retrieved May 25, 2012. 
  20. ^ "Más (US Digital Single)". itunes.apple.com/us. Retrieved May 27, 2012. 
  21. ^ "Más (UK Digital Single)". itunes.apple.com/gb. Retrieved May 27, 2012. 
  22. ^ "Más (Germany Digital Single)". itunes.apple.com/de. Retrieved May 27, 2012. 
  23. ^ "Más (Spain Digital Single)". itunes.apple.com/es. Retrieved May 27, 2012. 
  24. ^ "Más (Italy Digital Single)". itunes.apple.com/it. Retrieved May 27, 2012. 
  25. ^ "Más (Portugal Digital Single)". itunes.apple.com/pt. Retrieved May 27, 2012. 
  26. ^ "Más (Brazil Digital Single)". itunes.apple.com/br. Retrieved May 27, 2012. 
  27. ^ "Spanishcharts.com – Ricky Martin – Más" Canciones Top 50. Retrieved October 31, 2015.
  28. ^ "Ricky Martin – Chart history" Billboard Hot Dance Club Songs for Ricky Martin. Retrieved August 25, 2015.
  29. ^ "Ricky Martin – Chart history" Billboard Hot Latin Songs for Ricky Martin. Retrieved August 25, 2015.
  30. ^ "Ricky Martin – Chart history" Billboard Latin Pop Songs for Ricky Martin. Retrieved August 25, 2015.
  31. ^ "Ricky Martin – Chart history" Billboard Tropical Airplay for Ricky Martin. Retrieved August 25, 2015.
  32. ^ "2011 Year End Charts: Latin Pop Songs". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. Retrieved 2011-12-09. 
  33. ^ "Certificaciones – Ricky Martin" (in Spanish). Asociación Mexicana de Productores de Fonogramas y Videogramas. Retrieved September 28, 2011. 

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