Piel morena

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"Piel Morena"
Single by Thalía
from the album En Éxtasis
Released 24 August 1995
Format CD single
Radio single
Digital single
Promo single
Recorded 1995
Genre Latin pop
Length 4:42
Label EMI Latin
Writer(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] "Piel Morena" is considered one of her signature songs, reaching number one in over 25 countries.

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]

Commercial performance[edit]

"Piel Morena" received attention of both critics and customers after heavy airplay. It became a number one hit in more than 25 countries[citation needed] and went platinum in over 20 countries,[5] which was unprecedented for a Spanish-language single at the time.[citation needed]

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