Piel morena

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"Piel Morena"
01 - Piel Morena -3-.jpg
Single by Thalía
from the album En Éxtasis
Released24 August 1995
FormatCD single
Radio single
Digital single
Promo single
GenreLatin pop
LabelEMI Latin
Songwriter(s)Kike Santander
Producer(s)Emilio Estefan Jr.
Thalía singles chronology
"Piel Morena"

"Piel Morena" ("Brown Skin") is a song written by Kike Santander, produced by Emilio Estefan Jr. and recorded by Thalía. It was released as the lead single of her fourth studio album En éxtasis, which was her international debut. This is her first single under the label EMI.[1] It is recognized as one of Thalía's signature songs.

The single becomes a huge Thalia's crossover hit, and also peaked at number seven on the Billboard's Hot Latin Tracks,[2] and number one on The Latin America United Chart. This song opened the door of her international career in Latin America and Europe. It became a popularity phenomenon in the Latin market and intensified the comparisons of Thalia as the "Latina Madonna".[3] "Piel morena" was remixed by The Hitmakers, and by Emilio Estefan Jr. "Piel Morena" earned a nomination for Pop Song of the Year at the Lo Nuestro Awards of 1996.[4] The song reached number 1 in Mexico City.[5]

Commercial performance[edit]

"Piel Morena" received attention of both critics and customers after heavy airplay. It became a number a hit in the latin market, and was her first song to apeear in the Billboard charts. Most of the scenes were filmed in black and white, and the most characteristic part of it are the unique bras that Thalia used that received a lot of attention and turned her into a 90's style icon. “En Extasis”, allowed Thalia to be the first Mexican soloist with a record sales certification in Brazil and remains the best-selling album by a soloist in Mexico. She also became the first Mexican and Latin singer to obtain a double platinum album in Argentina.

Official versions and remixes[edit]


Chart (1995) Peak
US Hot Latin Songs (Billboard)[6] 7
US Latin Pop Songs (Billboard)[7] 4
US Regional Mexican Airplay (Billboard)[8] 11


  1. ^ http://www.billboard.com/bbcom/discography/index.jsp?pid=25164&aid=735033#review
  2. ^ http://www.billboard.com/charts/1996-01-27/latin-songs
  3. ^ http://www.the-top-tens.com/items/thalia-370011.asp
  4. ^ "Univision Announces The Nominees For Spanish-Language Music's Highest Honors: Premio Lo Nuestro A La Musica Latina". PR Newswire. Free Online Library. 1996-03-27. Retrieved 2013-06-11.
  5. ^ "Las mas escuchadas". El Siglo de Torreón (in Spanish). 29 September 1995. Archived from the original on 10 February 2016. Retrieved 9 February 2016.
  6. ^ "Thalia Chart History (Hot Latin Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved 2010-08-25.
  7. ^ "Thalia Chart History (Latin Pop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved 2010-08-25.
  8. ^ "Thalia Chart History (Regional Mexican Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved 2010-08-25.