Rebelde (album)

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Rebelde album cover.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedNovember 30, 2004
StudioCosmos Studios México
(Mexico City, Mexico)
The Box
(Los Angeles, California)
ProducerArmando Ávila, Carlos Lara, Max di Carlo, Pedro Damián (executive)
RBD chronology
Tour Generación RBD En Vivo
Rebelde Edición Diamante
RBD Rebelde Edicion Diamante.jpg
Singles from Rebelde
  1. "Rebelde"
    Released: September 30, 2004
  2. "Solo Quédate en Silencio"
    Released: December 2, 2004
  3. "Sálvame"
    Released: March 15, 2005
  4. "Un Poco De Tu Amor"
    Released: July 4, 2005
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars[1]

Rebelde is the debut studio album of Mexican pop group RBD, released November 30, 2004 in Mexico and on January 11, 2005 in the United States and the rest of Latin America.[2]

The album belongs to the pop and latin pop genres, with teen pop and pop rock stylings.[2] The album was produced by Carlos Lara, Max di Carlo and Armando Ávila. A Brazilian Portuguese version of the album was also recorded and released on November 1, 2005. On March 2, 2006 a 'Diamond Edition' of the album was also released.[3]

In the United States the album topped the Billboard Latin Pop Albums chart, while reaching the runner-up slot in the main Billboard Top Latin Albums chart and selling over 400,000 copies in the country, attaining 4x platinum certification. The album reached the top spot in the music charts of Mexico, selling 550,000 copies there and gaining a diamond and gold certification by AMPROFON.

As part of the album's promotion, four singles were released. The first three, "Rebelde", "Solo Quédate En Silencio", and "Sálvame", became number one hits in Mexico.

The album has sold over 1,5 million copies worldwide in the first two years of release and was the tenth best selling EMI album of 2006.[4]

Background and recording[edit]

In 2004, filming began on the Mexican telenovela Rebelde; its six main young actors (Anahí, Alfonso Herrera, Dulce María, Christian Chávez, Christopher Uckermann and Maite Perroni) would go on to form the musical group RBD, having their first studio album released on November 30, 2004 in Mexico. The album had its vocals recorded in just two days, as stated by the members of RBD themselves. RBD's six vocalists sung all of the album's 11 songs in the studios of two of the album's producers: Armando Ávila and Carlos Lara. The album was executive produced by renowned Mexican television producer Pedro Damián. The album was later released on January 11, 2005 in the United States and the rest of Latin America.



As part of the album's promotion, starting September 2004, four singles were released. The lead single off the album, "Rebelde", was released on September 30, 2004 and reached No. 1 on the Mexican charts. The second single was "Solo Quédate en Silencio", which after being released on December 2, 2004, also became a number one hit in Mexico. The third single was the ballad "Sálvame", which was named the most-played song on Mexican radio in 2005. The song has singer Anahí performing its main vocals while the rest of the band sings the chorus. The single was released March 15, 2005. The fourth and last single from the album was "Un Poco De Tu Amor", which was released on July 4, 2005 only to Mexican radio. The album's singles were used as part of the telenovela's soundtrack, with lead single "Rebelde" becoming the TV show's main theme.

Three music videos were filmed to promote the singles "Rebelde", "Solo Quédate En Silencio", and "Sálvame", and were all directed by Pedro Damián. Aside from the album's four official singles, 2 other songs from the album had radio promotion: "Otro Día Que Va" and "Enséñame".


RBD during their concert in Tijuana, Mexico (2005).

RBD's first national tour, Tour Generación RBD, sold out every single date. The group offered 35 concerts in Mexico, starting January 3, 2005, and ending August 28, 2005 in the Auditorio Nacional. On October 21, 2005, an expanded international leg for the tour led the group to visit Colombia for the first time. This was soon followed with first visits to Venezuela, Puerto Rico and Ecuador, experimenting the same level of success in these countries as in the band's native Mexico.

Commercial performance[edit]

The album went on to be certified diamond and gold in Mexico, shipping 550,000 copies and topping the Mexican Albums Chart for twelve non-consecutive weeks.[5] Due to the success of the Spanish language album, the band recorded a Portuguese language version of Rebelde for their growing fanbase in Brazil, titled Rebelde (Edição Brasil). RBD became the first foreign act in Brazil to have two albums in different languages (Portuguese and Spanish) in the top ten of the Brazilian Albums Chart at the same time, with both albums reaching number one. In 2006, the original Spanish-language version of the album was also released in Spain. RBD eventually topped the Spain Albums Chart with their debut album for five consecutive weeks. The album also spent more than 50 weeks in the Billboard Top Latin Albums chart in the United States, peaking at number two and spending over 2 months in the chart's top 5, selling over 400,000 copies in the country and being certified 4x platinum (Latin field) by the RIAA.[6] Worldwide, the album went on to sell more than 1,500,000 copies.[4]

Track listing[edit]

Rebelde – Standard edition
1."Rebelde"DJ Kafka,[7] Max di CarloCarlos Lara, di Carlo3:33
2."Sólo Quédate En Silencio"Mauricio L. ArriagaArmando Ávila3:38
3."Otro Día Que Va"DJ Kafka, di CarloÁvila3:27
4."Un Poco De Tu Amor"DJ Kafka, di CarloLara, di Carlo3:24
5."Enséñame"Javier CalderónLara, di Carlo3:39
6."Futuro Ex-Novio"Sean & Dame,[8] Steve Smith, Anthony Anderson, Michkin BoyzoÁvila3:00
7."Tenerte Y Quererte"Guy Roche, Amy Powers, di CarloÁvila3:25
8."Cuando El Amor Se Acaba"José Manuel Pérez MarinoLara, di Carlo3:19
9."Santa No Soy"La Carr,[9] Michkin BoyzoÁvila3:08
10."Fuego"Double N,[10] RamPac,[11] Papa Dee, BoyzoÁvila3:00
11."Sálvame"DJ Kafka, Di Carlo, Pedro DamiánLara, di Carlo3:42
Total length:37:15
Rebelde – Edición Diamante (bonus disc)
1."Rebelde" (Portuguese version)DJ Kafka, di Carlo, Cláudio RabelloLara, di Carlo3:34
2."Fique Em Silêncio"Arriaga, RabelloÁvila3:41
3."Querer-Te"Roche, Powers, RabelloÁvila3:18
Total length:47:48
Rebelde – Edición Diamante (Enhanced content)
1."Photo Gallery" 
3."Mouse Cursors" 
5."RBD Game" 


Credits adapted from the album's liner notes.


  • Armando Ávila – all instruments, background vocals
  • Max di Carlo – all instruments



Year Ceremony Award Result
2005 Premios Oye! Record of the Year Nominated
Breakthrough of the Year Won
Pop Album of the Year, Duo or Group Won
Best Selling Pop Album of the Year Won
Premios Juventud Me Muero Sin Ese CD Won
2006 Billboard Latin Music Awards Latin Pop Album of the Year, Duo or Group Won
Latin Pop Album of the Year, New Artist Won
Top Latin Albums Artist of the Year Nominated



Region Certification Certified units/sales
Brazil (Pro-Música Brasil)[15] Diamond 500,000*
Chile (IFPI Chile)[16] Platinum 10,000^
Colombia (ASINCOL)[17] 3× Platinum 30,000^
Ecuador (IFPI Ecuador)[18] Gold 3,000
Mexico (AMPROFON)[19] Diamond+Gold 550,000^
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[20] 2× Platinum 200,000^
United States (RIAA)[21] 4× Platinum (Latin) 400,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label
Mexico November 30, 2004[22] CD, digital download EMI
United States January 11, 2005[23][24]
United Kingdom
Brasil October 30, 2005
Spain July 17, 2006
Worldwide March 2, 2006 'Edición Diamante' - CD, digital download

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ a b "RBD - Rebelde". Allmusic. 11 January 2005. Retrieved 7 July 2013.
  3. ^ "RBD lanza ediciones diamante de sus discos". El Nuevo Diario. 4 March 2006. Archived from the original on 16 December 2013. Retrieved 7 July 2013.
  4. ^ a b Cashmere, Paul (13 January 2007). "EMI Share Price Drops on Restructure Announcement". Undercover Media Pty Ltd. Retrieved 21 March 2011.
  5. ^ "Certificaciones" (in Spanish). Asociación Mexicana de Productores de Fonogramas y Videogramas. Type RBD in the box under the ARTISTA column heading and Rebelde in the box under TÍTULO
  6. ^ "Gold & Platinum - RIAA". RIAA.
  7. ^ Carlos Lara billed as DJ Kafka
  8. ^ Sean Hosein and Dane DeViller billed as Sean & Dame
  9. ^ Julio Lacarra billed as La Carr
  10. ^ Niklas Bergwall and Niclas Kings billed as Double N
  11. ^ Johan Ramström and Patrik Magnusson billed as RamPac
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  15. ^ "Saiba mais sobre o grupo mexicano RBD". Folha de S.Paulo (in Portuguese). 28 August 2006. Retrieved 2 September 2020.
  16. ^ "RBD Live In Brazil". Retrieved 5 January 2017.
  17. ^ Mabel, Amanda (12 July 2014). "RBD Siempre!!: RBD Album Rebelde". RBD Siempre!!. Retrieved 5 January 2017.
  18. ^ "RBD en concierto en ecuador". Retrieved 5 January 2017.
  19. ^ "Certificaciones Amprofon | Amprofon".
  20. ^ "Spanish album certifications" (in Spanish). Productores de Música de España. Select Albums under "Chart", enter 2007 in the field "Year". Select Semana 14 in the field "Semana". Click on "Search Charts".
  21. ^ "American album certifications – RBD – REBELDE". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click Type, then select Latin, then click SEARCH. 
  22. ^ "EMI Music-RBD-Noticias". EMI Music España. Retrieved 2010-10-10.
  23. ^ "Rebelde - RBD". Retrieved 2010-10-10.
  24. ^ "Rebelde - RBD - United Kingdom". Retrieved 2010-10-10.