Pretty Boy, Dirty Boy

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Pretty Boy, Dirty Boy
Maluma - Pretty Boy, Dirty Boy.png
Studio album by
Released30 October 2015 (2015-10-30)
Recorded2012–15
Genre
Length56:02
LabelSony Latin
Maluma chronology
PB.DB The Mixtape
(2015)
Pretty Boy, Dirty Boy
(2015)
F.A.M.E.
(2018)
Singles from Pretty Boy, Dirty Boy
  1. "El Tiki"
    Released: 31 March 2015
  2. "Borró Cassette"
    Released: 29 June 2015
  3. "El Perdedor"
    Released: 22 April 2016
  4. "Sin Contrato"
    Released: 26 August 2016

Pretty Boy, Dirty Boy is the second studio album by Colombian singer Maluma, released on 30 October 2015, by Sony Music Latin. Work on the album lasted three years, during which Maluma collaborated with various songwriters and producers. Pretty Boy, Dirty Boy is a concept album meant to showcase the different facets of Maluma; the Pretty Boy side contains romantic balladry and the Dirty Boy consisting of reggaeton-infused seductive songs. Four singles were released from the album, "El Tiki" and "Borró Cassette" which preceded its release and "El Perdedor" and "Sin Contrato" – all of them were successful in countries across Latin America. In order to promote the album, Maluma embarked the Pretty Boy, Dirty Boy World Tour in 2016.

Background and release[edit]

Work on Pretty Boy, Dirty Boy began in 2012. In the period since then and the album's release, Maluma recorded approximately 80 songs none of which made it on the final track listing. He acknowledged that he "took time" in order to choose the best material for the album, live up the public expectations, make it sound "modern" and in the essence of his musical style; due to that the release date of the album was postponed.[1] The concept behind Pretty Boy, Dirty Boy was to showcase the singer's dual personality; the "pretty-boy persona" represented by romantic ballads and the "dirty-boy" by reggaeton songs with "seductive" lyrics.[2] During an interview, Maluma explained, "All human beings have a duality. I have a romantic side and a more malicious one. I wanted to show both versions".[1]

The album contains features by various Latin singers – Farruko, Alexis & Fido, Leslie Grace, Cosculluela, El Micha and Arcángel all make feature appearances throughout the album.[3] Musically, the album contains elements of reggaeton, pop and urban music.[1] Nick Murray, writing for Rolling Stone summarized the sound as "simple, warm arrangements filled with fleeting melodies and rich basslines".[4] The album was made available for digital download on 30 October 2015.[5][6] The same day, all of its songs were made available for streaming on Maluma's Vevo channel. "El Tiki" was released as the album's first single on 31 March 2015.

Reception[edit]

Sara Skolnick in a review for the website Remezcla, wrote that Pretty Boy, Dirty Boy "stays safely in pop territory, delivering polished, reggaeton-rooted sounds with some straying surprises". However, she noted that the singer's duality, although evident in the lyrics of the song, was not seen in "the music's aesthetic range", adding that the Dirty Boy side of the album remained unexplored.[7] The album was nominated in the category for favorite album at the 2016 Premios Juventud and won a Lo Nuestro Award for Urban Album of the Year.[8][9]

For the week ending 5 November 2015, Pretty Boy, Dirty Boy debuted on top of the US Billboard Top Latin Albums, selling 3,000 copies in its first week and becoming Maluma's first number-one album on that chart.[10] It has since spent additional 17 weeks on that chart before falling out.[11]

Promotion[edit]

In order to promote the album, Maluma launched the Pretty Boy, Dirty Boy World Tour in 2016, visiting mostly countries of Latin America and the US.[12] In May 2016, concert dates for Spain were scheduled in October, marking the first time the singer would perform in the country.[13]

Track listing[edit]

Standard edition[14]
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Borró Cassette"
  • Bryan Snaider Lezcano Chaverra
  • Kevin Mauricio Jiménez
  • Juan Luis Londoño
  • JY (El De La J)
  • Rene David Cano Rios
3:27
2."¿Dónde Estás?" (featuring Farruko)
  • Londoño
  • Carlos E. Reyes Rosado
  • Sharo Torres
3:17
3."El Perdedor"
  • JY (El De La J)
  • Chaverra
  • Jiménez
  • Londoño
  • Miky la Sensa
3:27
4."Me Gustas"
  • Jonathan De Jesús Gandarilla
  • Londoño
3:37
5."Sin Contrato"
  • Edgar Barrera
  • Andrés Castro
  • Londoño
3:41
6."Una Aventura" (featuring Alexis & Fido)
  • Londoño
  • Joel Martinez
3:50
7."Tengo un Amor" (featuring Leslie Grace)
  • Edgar Barrera
  • Andrés Castro
  • Londoño
3:47
8."Pretextos" (featuring Cosculluela)
  • Chaverra
  • Jonathan De La Cruz
  • Jiménez
  • Londoño
  • José Fernando Cosculluela Suárez
3:48
9."Ya No Es Niña"
  • Johnatan Ballesteros
  • Londoño
  • Juan Diego Medina
  • Christian Mena
  • Luis Felipe Morales
3:35
10."Solos" (featuring El Micha)
  • Chaverra
  • Jiménez
  • Londoño
  • Michael Sierra
3:27
11."Tu Cariño" (featuring Arcángel)
  • Chaverra
  • Jiménez
  • Londoño
  • Austín Santos
3:07
12."Recuérdame"
  • Londoño
  • Justine Quiles
  • Jonathan Rivera
  • Sixto Rodriguez
  • Giancarlos Rivera Tapia
3:10
13."La Misma Moneda"
  • Marlo Eduardo Betancourt Arbelaez
  • Chaverra
  • Jiménez
  • Londoño
3:41
14."Vuelo Hacia el Olvido"
  • Bruno Linares
  • Londoño
3:33
15."El Tiki"
  • Arbelaez
  • Chaverra
  • Jiménez
  • Londoño
3:01
16."Carnaval"
  • Londoño
  • Rivera
  • Gabriel Rodríguez
  • Giancarlos Rivera Tapia
3:34
Total length:56:02

Credits and personnel[edit]

Credits adapted from the website AllMusic.[3]

  • Diego Abaroa – label manager
  • JY (El De La J) – record producer, producer, composer
  • Kevin Adg – record producer, producer
  • Alexis – featured artist
  • Marlon Eduardo Betancur Arbelaez – composer
  • Arcángel – featured artist
  • Johnatan Ballesteros – composer
  • Edgar Barrera – composer, producer
  • Marlo Eduardo Betancourt – composer
  • Andrés Castro – composer, producer
  • Bryan Snaider Lezcano Chaverra – composer, producer
  • Cosculluela – featured artist
  • Jonathan De Jesús Gandarilla – composer
  • Jonathan De La Cruz – composer
  • Farruko – featured artist
  • Fido – featured artist, producer
  • Jorge Fonseca – A&R
  • Mike Fuller – mastering, mastering engineer
  • Julián Gaviria – photography
  • Chan El Genío – engineer, producer
  • Leslie Grace – featured artist
  • Obed Guzmán – mixing
  • Kevin Mauricio Jiménez – composer, producer
  • Bruno Linares – composer, producer
  • Maluma – composer, liner notes
  • Madmusick – producer
  • Joel Martinez – composer
  • Master Chris – mixing
  • Edgardo Matta – mixing
  • Guillermo Mazorra – A&R
  • Juan Diego Medina – composer
  • Christian Mena – composer
  • El Micha – featured artist
  • Luis Felipe Morales – composer
  • Nicolás Muñoz – art direction, concept, graphic design
  • Justine Quiles – composer
  • Rene David Cano Rios – composer
  • Jonathan Rivera – composer, producer
  • Gabriel Rodríguez – composer, engineer
  • Sixto Rodriguez – composer
  • Carlos E. Reyes Rosado – composer
  • Santana the Golden Boy – producer
  • Austín Santos – composer
  • Miky la Sensa – composer
  • Michael Sierra – composer
  • Andres Suarez – assistant photographer
  • Giancarlos Rivera Tapia – composer, producer
  • Sharo Torres – composer, producer
  • Roberto "Tito" Vazquez – mixing engineer
  • Saga WhiteBlack – producer

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Mexico (AMPROFON)[21] 3× Platinum 180,000^
United States (RIAA)[22] 2× Platinum (Latin) 120,000double-dagger

^shipments figures based on certification alone
double-daggersales+streaming figures based on certification alone

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Maluma lanza su segundo disco y asegura que "ha sido como un embarazo eterno"" (in Spanish). EFE. 11 October 2015. Retrieved 31 May 2016.
  2. ^ Romero, Angie (28 October 2015). "Maluma on 'Pretty Boy, Dirty Boy' Sides, Bonding With Justin Bieber & Learning from Daddy Yankee". Billboard. Retrieved 30 October 2015.
  3. ^ a b "Pretty Boy, Dirty Boy - Maluma | Songs, Reviews, Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 1 November 2015.
  4. ^ Murray, Nick (25 November 2015). "10 New Artists You Need to Know: November 2015". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 31 May 2016.
  5. ^ ""Pretty Boy Dirty Boy" lo nuevo de Maluma" (in Spanish). Sony Music. 16 October 2015. Retrieved 1 November 2015.
  6. ^ "Pretty Boy, Dirty Boy by Maluma". iTunes Store (US). Retrieved 31 May 2016.
  7. ^ Skolnick, Sara (3 November 2015). "Maluma 'Pretty Boy, Dirty Boy' Album Review". Remezcla. Retrieved 31 May 2016.
  8. ^ Flores, Griselda (23 February 2017). "Premio Lo Nuestro 2017: See the Full Winners List". Billboard. Eldridge Industries. Retrieved 2 November 2017.
  9. ^ "Premios Juventud: Lista completa de nominados 2016" (in Spanish). Univision. 12 May 2016. Retrieved 31 May 2016.
  10. ^ Mendizabal, Amaya (10 November 2015). "Maluma Soars to No. 1 on Billboard's Latin Charts". Billboard. Retrieved 31 May 2016.
  11. ^ a b "Maluma Chart History (Top Latin Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved 4 November 2015.
  12. ^ "El Tour De Maluma" (in Spanish). Sony Music Colombia. Retrieved 31 May 2016.
  13. ^ "Maluma actuará en Octubre por primera vez en España" (in Spanish). Ticketmaster. 17 May 2016. Archived from the original on 30 July 2017. Retrieved 31 May 2016.
  14. ^ Pretty Boy, Dirty Boy - All Music
  15. ^ "Ventas Físicas Mensual, Enero 2017" (in Spanish). CAPIF. Retrieved 14 February 2017.To view the chart, select Ventas Físicas Mensual, 2017 and Enero.
  16. ^ "Tweet of December 14, 2015 by @Amprofon". Twitter. Retrieved 31 July 2016.
  17. ^ "Spanishcharts.com – Maluma – Pretty Boy, Dirty Boy". Hung Medien. Retrieved 18 September 2016.
  18. ^ "Ranking (November 2016)" (in Spanish). Cámara Uruguaya del Disco. Archived from the original on 11 December 2016. Retrieved 11 December 2016.
  19. ^ "Los más vendidos 2016" (in Spanish). Asociación Mexicana de Productores de Fonogramas y Videogramas. Archived from the original on 18 January 2017. Retrieved 18 January 2017.
  20. ^ "Top 100 Albumes 2016" (PDF). PROMUSICAE. p. 2. Retrieved 1 February 2017.
  21. ^ "Certificados Musicales Amprofon" (in Spanish). Facebook. Retrieved 23 December 2017.
  22. ^ "American album certifications – PRETTY BOY, DIRTY BOY". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click Type, then select Latin, then click SEARCH.