Para Olvidarte De Mí

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Para Olvidarte de Mí
Para Olvidarte De Mi.jpg
Studio album by RBD
Released March 10, 2009[1]
Recorded October - November 2008[2]
Studio
Genre
Length 45:19
Language Spanish
Label EMI
Producer
RBD chronology
Greatest Hits
(2008)
Para Olvidarte de Mí
(2009)
Best Of Remixes
(2009)
Singles from Para Olvidarte de Mí
  1. "Para Olvidarte de Mí"
    Released: January 26, 2009
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 2/5 stars[4]

Para Olvidarte de Mí (English: To Forget About Me) is the sixth and final studio album by Mexican pop band RBD, a group that gained popularity from Televisa's teenage-oriented TV series, Rebelde.[5] The album was released on March 10, 2009 in Mexico and on March 24, 2009 in the United States.[3] The album belongs to the musical genres of Latin pop and pop rock, with a melodic dance-pop styling.[3]

For promotion purposes, only one single was released from the album, the title-track "Para Olvidarte de Mí".[6] The single's music video was compiled from footage of RBD's previous music videos and live performances.[7][8]

Background and production[edit]

The group announced in October 2008 that Para Olvidarte de Mí was slated to be RBD's last studio album, as the group was disbanding.[9] Group member Maite Perroni announced during an interview that the recording of the farewell album had concluded in November 2008. The album was recorded in Mexico City, under the production of Armando Ávila, Carlos Lara and MachoPsycho.[10]

Following on the footsteps of Empezar Desde Cero, RBD band member Dulce María co-wrote two songs out of the 13 that are on the album.[11][12] The two compositions are "Más Tuya Que Mía", a song that speaks about the end of a romantic relationship, and "Lágrimas Pérdidas", which deals with the hope of starting again after having gone through disillusion in a relationship.

Release[edit]

"If I could explain with words what they [the fans] made us feel in each country, in each concert, I would. We have a compromise and will be forever indebted to them, there is no way how to tell them goodbye, because they deserve so much more."

RBD band member Anahí talking about the album.[10]

Contrary to the group's previous albums, Para Olvidarte de Mí is considered a limited edition, as only 40,000 copies were released for sale in each country.[13] The anticipation for RBD's last release caused that the first single from the album, likewise named "Para Olvidarte de Mí", to be leaked onto the Internet on January 26, 2009. The whole album was eventually also leaked onto the Internet on March 1, 2009, more than a week before its official release date. On March 10, 2009, RBD held a press conference in Mexico, where they officially presented the album.[14]

Much later, in 2010, Dulce María herself presented through her official Twitter account a contest for RBD fans to create a music video made up of the best moments of the disbanded sextet, which would eventually be uploaded to her official YouTube channel.[15] A few weeks after the contest was opened, a new song titled "Llévame" was revealed together with the winning fan-made video. The song was composed by Dulce María and fellow ex-RBD band member Alfonso Herrera, likely during their final recording sessions for Para Olvidarte de Mí.

Promotion[edit]

Para Olvidarte de Mí (single)[edit]

"Para Olvidarte de Mí"
RBD - Para Olvidarte De Mi.jpg
Single by RBD
from the album Para Olvidarte de Mí
Released January 26, 2009
Format
Recorded 2008
Genre Pop
Length 3:22
Label EMI
Songwriter(s)
  • Carlos Lara
  • Pedro Muñoz Romero
Producer(s)
RBD singles chronology
"Y No Puedo Olvidarte"
(2008)
"Para Olvidarte de Mí"
(2009)
"Y No Puedo Olvidarte"
(2008)
"Para Olvidarte de Mí"
(2009)

"Para Olvidarte de Mí" is the first and only single from the album Para Olvidarte de Mí, and the final single ever released by RBD. The song was released for airplay and as a digital download on January 26, 2009. The melancholic song is the group's goodbye single to their fanbase.

The music video for "Para Olvidarte de Mí" premiered on the Mexican TV network Televisa. The video is composed of behind the scenes footage, live footage from the group's numerous performances and scenes from the telenovela Rebelde. The music video served as a way to look back upon RBD's incredible trajectory and for fans to remember all the moments they shared together with the group.[16]

Reception[edit]

Critical reception[edit]

Jason Birchmeier from the online music guide AllMusic gave Para Olvidarte de Mí a 2 out of 5 star review. He considered that the album had a "heavy emphasis on emotional ballads [...] oriented toward the group's core fan base rather than the Latin pop mainstream", while highliting some of the album tracks like "Camino Al Sol", "¿Quién Te Crees?" and "Puedes Ver Pero No Tocar". Birchmeier ended his review by stating: "As it happened, however, RBD overran the course of their popularity and were left to bid farewell to a greatly diminished fan base, not to mention an otherwise uncaring Latin pop mainstream that had grown increasingly weary of the group as the years passed and the novelty wore thin."[17]

Commercial performance[edit]

Para Olvidarte de Mí is considered RBD's least successful studio album, as only 40,000 copies of the album were distributed in each country in which it was released, and also did not have any significant promotion.[18][19]

In North America, the album found its greatest success in the group's native Mexico, where it debuted at #7 on the Mexican Albums Chart, compiled by AMPROFON, and later peaked at #3 on its second week of release. However, the album only managed to chart in Mexico for 11 weeks. In the United States, the album peaked at #6 on the Billboard Top Latin Albums chart, and at #3 on Billboard Latin Pop Albums, charting in both rankings for six weeks.

In South America, the album managed to chart in Argentina, where it debuted at #83 on the Argentine Albums Chart, compiled by CAPIF, and later peaked at #10 in its second week on the chart.

In Europe, Para Olvidarte de Mí managed to enter the albums chart in Spain (ranked by PROMUSICAE) at #17 and stayed on the ranking for 8 weeks.

Track listing[edit]

Para Olvidarte de Mí
No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Camino Al Sol"
  • Carlos Lara
  • Gustavo Borner[a]
3:58
2. "Mírame"
  • Cachorro López
  • Sebastián Schon
  • Lara
  • Borner[a]
3:43
3. "Para Olvidarte de Mí"
  • Lara
  • Pedro Muñoz Romero
  • Lara
  • Borner[a]
3:23
4. "¿Quién Te Crees?"
MachoPsycho 3:05
5. "Esté Donde Esté" Armando Ávila Ávila 3:36
6. "Más Tuya Que Mía"
Ávila 3:41
7. "Hace Un Instante" Lara
  • Lara
  • Borner[a]
3:43
8. "Desapareció"
Ávila 3:20
9. "Olvidar"
  • Lara
  • Borner[a]
3:00
10. "Yo Vivo Por Ti"
  • MachoPsycho
  • Campany
  • Marr
MachoPsycho 3:24
11. "Lágrimas Perdidas"
  • Ávila
  • Dulce María
Ávila 3:36
12. "Puedes Ver Pero No Tocar" Ávila 3:13
13. "Adiós" Ávila Ávila 3:37
Total length: 45:19
Notes

Personnel[edit]

Credits adapted from the album's liner notes.

Recording locations

Mixing locations

Mastering location

Vocals

Musicians

Production

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Ceremony Award Result
2009 Premios Juventud Catchiest Tune
("Para Olvidarte de Mí")
Nominated
Best Ballad
("Para Olvidarte de Mí")
Nominated
My Favorite Video
("Para Olvidarte de Mí")
Nominated
My Ringtone
("Para Olvidarte de Mí")
Nominated

Charts[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Charts (2009) Peak
Position
Argentine Albums Chart[20] 10
Mexican Albums Chart[21] 3
Spanish Albums Chart[22] 17
US Billboard 200[23] 192
US Billboard Top Latin Albums[24] 6
US Billboard Latin Pop Albums 3
Venezuela Albums Chart[25] 3

Release history[edit]

Country Date Format Label
Mexico March 10, 2009 CD, digital download EMI
Spain March 17, 2009[26]
Brazil March 23, 2009
United States March 24, 2009[3]
Ecuador April 7, 2009
Colombia April 20, 2009
Venezuela May 11, 2009

References[edit]

  1. ^ "RBD lanza último álbum". People en Español (in Spanish). March 6, 2009. Retrieved September 4, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Siempre seré una RBD".
  3. ^ a b c d "Para olvidarte de mí - RBD". Allmusic. Retrieved September 4, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Filtraron el adiós de RBD". Univision. March 2009. 
  5. ^ "RBD lanza su nuevo sencillo promocional 'Para olvidarte de mí'". Terra USA (in Spanish). Retrieved September 4, 2013. 
  6. ^ "RBD lanza su nuevo sencillo promocional 'Para olvidarte de mi'". Terra (in Spanish). March 5, 2009. Retrieved September 4, 2013. 
  7. ^ "RBD se despide con ultimo disco "Para olvidarte de mi"". Excélsior (in Spanish). March 24, 2009. Retrieved September 4, 2013. 
  8. ^ "RBD to release highly anticipated CD and DVD GREATEST HITS on November 25th" EMI Televisa.
  9. ^ a b "El grupo mexicano RBD lanzó su disco de despedida". Perú 21. March 10, 2009. Retrieved September 4, 2013. 
  10. ^ "RBD: Para olvidarte de mi, su álbum despedida". Musica.pro. Retrieved 2010-10-13. 
  11. ^ "Dulce María estará dedicada a telenovela y carrera de solista". Grupo-rbd.com. Retrieved 2010-10-13. 
  12. ^ "RBD lanza su disco de despedida "Para olvidarte de mí"". Noticias cada día (in Spanish). March 12, 2009. Retrieved September 4, 2013. 
  13. ^ "RBD se despide con nuevo disco". EMOL (in Spanish). March 10, 2009. Retrieved September 4, 2013. 
  14. ^ DulceMarriaLive (February 14, 2010). "Llevame". Youtube. Retrieved September 4, 2013. 
  15. ^ "Circula en Internet una nueva canción de RBD llamada 'Para Olvidarte de Mí'.". Univisión (in Spanish). January 28, 2009. Retrieved September 4, 2013. 
  16. ^ Birchmeier, Jason. "RBD - Para Olvidarte De Mi U.S. Release". Allmusic.com. Retrieved 2010-10-13. 
  17. ^ "RBD lanza disco de despedida". Quien (in Spanish). March 11, 2009. Retrieved September 4, 2013. 
  18. ^ "Presentan disco del adiós". Milenio (in Spanish). March 11, 2009. Retrieved September 4, 2013. 
  19. ^ "Argentina Top 20 Albums". Allcharts.org. 2010-02-06. Retrieved 2010-10-13. 
  20. ^ Steffen Hung. "Ultratop archive". Mexicancharts.com. Retrieved 2010-10-13. 
  21. ^ Spanish Top 100 Albums Archived April 7, 2009, at the Wayback Machine.
  22. ^ Billboard 200
  23. ^ "RBD Billboard history". Billboard.com. 2010-10-09. Retrieved 2010-10-13. 
  24. ^ www.recordland.com
  25. ^ "RBD lanza su disco "Para olvidarte de mí"". Espectáculos TV (in Spanish). Retrieved September 4, 2013.