Thalía (English-language album)

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Thalía
Thalia English album.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedJuly 8, 2003
Recorded2002-2003
Genre
Length56:59
LanguageEnglish, Spanish
LabelVirgin, EMI Latin
ProducerDavy Deluge, Estéfano, Martin Harrington, Steve Morales, Cory Rooney, Ric Wake
Thalía chronology
Hits Remixed
(2003)
Thalía
(2003)
Greatest Hits
(2004)
Singles from Thalia (English album)
  1. "I Want You/Me Pones Sexy"
    Released: July 6, 2003
  2. "Baby, I'm in Love/Alguien Real"
    Released: November 2, 2003
  3. "Don't Look Back/Toda La Felicidad"
    Released: 2004
  4. "Closer to You/Cerca de Ti"
    Released: Fall 2003
  5. "Dance Dance (The Mexican)"
    Released: 2003
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic2.5/5 stars[1]
Entertainment WeeklyC [2]
Rolling Stone3/5 stars[3]

Thalía is the eighth studio album and third eponymous album by Mexican recording artist Thalía, released on July 8, 2003 by Virgin Records and EMI Latin. It is her first English-language album, and shares a title with Thalía's 1990 and 2002 Spanish-language albums.[4]

Commercial performance[edit]

The Japanese release, retitled "I Want You", was certified Gold by the Recording Industry Association of Japan.[5] The album entered the charts in South Korea with over 3,000 copies sold in August 2003.[6] In Mexico the album was certified Gold in November 17, 2003.[7] Initially 400,000 of the album were shipped,[8] but it had modest success in the United States, selling 50,000 in the first week of release [9] and 196,000 copies till 2005, according to Nielsen SoundScan.[10] According to EMI Brasil the album had sold 750,000 copies after three months of release.[11]

Singles[edit]

Four singles were released from the album:

  • "I Want You": In the United States, it was the album's most popular song, peaking at number 22 on the Billboard Hot 100 and number seven in the Mainstream chart. It is her only song to date that has charted within the Billboard Hot 100. In Greece, the song peaked number twenty-five in Top 50 singles sales.[12] The Spanish version of the song, "Me Pones Sexy" was released for the Spanish-languaged audience and also perform quite well on the Latin Charts, peaking within the top ten of the Hot Latin Tracks at number nine.[13]
  • "Baby, I'm in Love" was the second single, but performed poorly peaking only #46 in Greece.[14] In Romania the song peaked at #77.[15] The remixed version "The Boris & Beck, Norty Cotto Mixes" peaked at #12 in the Dance Music/Club Play Singles chart and #51 Billboard Hot Singles Sales. "Alguien Real", the Spanish version of the song, did not appear on any of the Latin Charts. The music video (of both English and Spanish version) was directed by Antti Jokinen, and it was shot at CBGB's on the Bowery on July 23, being published on September 20, 2003. In it, Thalía has fun with her friends, going out at night and playing the song in a club, representing the spirit of punk.
  • "Don't Look Back": It was released as a remixed single and the "N. Cotto & J. Nevins Mixes" version, did well on Billboard Dance Charts, peaking at #9.[16]
  • "Cerca de Ti": The fourth single of the album, peaked at number one on the Hot Latin Tracks. "Closer to You", the English version of the song, was eventually cancelled, however it peaked at #4 on Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles.[16]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."I Want You" (featuring Fat Joe)Thalia Sodi/Brenda Russell/Corey Rooney/Davy Deluge/Gregory Bruno/Joseph Cartagena3:46
2."Baby, I'm in Love"Guy Roche/Kara DioGuardi3:54
3."Misbehavin'"Cathy Dennis/David Siegel/Steve Morales3:38
4."Don't Look Back"Ash Howes/Martin Harrington/Rob Davies3:15
5."Another Girl"C. Dennis/D. Siegel/S. Morales3:46
6."What's It Gonna Be Boy?"C. Rooney/S. Morales3:40
7."Closer to You"Thalia Sodi/D. Siegel/Di Marco/Gerina/S. Morales3:56
8."Save The Day"Thalia Sodi/D. Siegel/K. DioGuardi/Lincoln Browder/S. Morales3:45
9."You and Me"K. DioGuardi3:43
10."Dance Dance (The Mexican)" (Hex Hector Club Mix) (Extended Version)Thalia Sodi/A. Shacklock/C. Rooney/Olivier J. C./S. Barnes8:46
11."Me Pones Sexy" ("I Want You") (featuring Fat Joe)Thalia Sodi/B. Russell/ C. Rooney/D. Deluge/G. Bruno/J. Cartagena3:46
12."Alguien Real" ("Baby, I'm in Love")G. Roche/K. DioGuardi3:56
13."Cerca de Ti" ("Closer to You")Thalia Sodi/D. Siegel/Di Marco/Gerina/S. Morales3:57
14."Toda la Felicidad" ("Don't Look Back")A. Howes/M. Harrington/R. Davies3:17
Thalía... Selection (Promotional, not for sale)
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."I Want You" (featuring Fat Joe)Thalia Sodi/Brenda Russell/Corey Rooney/Davy Deluge/Gregory Bruno/Joseph Cartagena3:42
2."Baby, I'm in Love" (Snippet)Guy Roche/Kara DioGuardi0:28
3."Misbehavin'" (Snippet)Cathy Dennis/David Siegel/Steve Morales0:22
4."Closer to You" (Snippet)Thalia Sodi/D. Siegel/Di Marco/Gerina/S. Morales0:23
5."Another Girl" (Snippet)C. Dennis/D. Siegel/S. Morales0:24
Japanese limited edition
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
15."Baby, I'm In Love" (GW-1 Bario Mix)Guy Roche/Kara DioGuardi7:39
16."Baby, I'm In Love" (Boris & Beck Club Mix)Guy Roche/Kara DioGuardi3:39
Japanese limited edition DVD
No.TitleLength
1."I Want You" (Music video)3:43
2."Baby, I'm In Love" (Music video)3:54
3."Exclusive Interview" (English)10:00
I Want You Japanese edition
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
15."I Want You" (Pablo Flores Club Mix)Thalia Sodi/Brenda Russell/Corey Rooney/Davy Deluge/Gregory Bruno/Joseph Cartagena7:39
16."I Want You" (Pablo Flores Import House Mix)Thalia Sodi/Brenda Russell/Corey Rooney/Davy Deluge/Gregory Bruno/Joseph Cartagena3:39

Charts[edit]

Chart (2003) Peak
position
Czech Albums (IFPI Czech)[17] 27
Greece International Albums (IFPI Greece)[18] 3
Japan Albums (Oricon)[19] 10
South Korea International Albums (MIAK)[20] 17
US Billboard 200[16] 11

Certifications and sales[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Japan (RIAJ)[21] Gold 100,000^
Mexico (AMPROFON)[22] Gold 75,000^
South Korea (RIAK) 3,039[23]
United States 196,000[10]
Summaries
Worldwide 750,000[24]

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

Release history[edit]

Country Date
United States July 8, 2003
Mexico July 8, 2003
South Korea August 25, 2003
Brazil February 2, 2004
Japan (New Editions) April 27, 2004

References[edit]

  1. ^ Johnny Loftus (July 2003). "Allmusic Review: Thalía (2003)". Allmusic. Retrieved November 2, 2012.
  2. ^ Neil Drumming (Aug 1, 2003). "Music Review: Thalía (2003)". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved November 2, 2012.
  3. ^ Barry Walters (July 8, 2003). "Rollin Stone Review-Thalia (2002 album)". www.rollingstone.com. Archived from the original on October 2, 2007. Retrieved October 22, 2012.
  4. ^ "Thalía-Official Site". www.thalia.com. 2012. Archived from the original on 2012-11-01. Retrieved 2012-11-03.
  5. ^ "ゴールド等認定作品認定 2003年9月". Archived from the original on December 9, 2004. Retrieved 2010-11-13.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link). Riaj.or.jp.
  6. ^ "자료제공:(사)한국음반산업협회/이 자료는당협회와 상의없이 가공,편집을금합니다: 2003.08월 - POP 음반 판매량" (in Korean). MIAK. Archived from the original on 23 June 2004.
  7. ^ "AMPOFRON (Thalia's Certifications)". AMPOFRON. 2003. Archived from the original on July 10, 2008. Retrieved February 6, 2013.
  8. ^ Cobo, Leila (19 July 2003). Billboard – Thalía! Latin star is shooting for mainstream success in U.S. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. pp. 14–. ISSN 0006-2510.
  9. ^ Mayfield, Geoff (26 July 2003). Billboard – Little Latin Lupe Lu. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. pp. 75–. ISSN 0006-2510.
  10. ^ a b "Thalía's 'Sixth Sense'(Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com)". Billboard. July 9, 2005. Retrieved March 3, 2013.
  11. ^ "Música de Thalia será tema de Malhação" (in Portuguese). EMI Music. 16 October 2003. Archived from the original on 18 November 2007. Retrieved 19 October 2003.
  12. ^ "Greek Charts - 2003". MAD TV (Greece). 2003. Retrieved 2003-11-03.
  13. ^ "Billboard:Thalía Biography". www.billboard.com. 2012. Retrieved 2012-11-03.
  14. ^ "Greek Charts (21/7/03)". MAD TV (Greece). Retrieved 2 February 2016.
  15. ^ Romanian Top 100 singles charts Romanian music charts. Retrieved January 7, 2019.
  16. ^ a b c "Thalia - US Charts (AllMusic)". All Media Network. Archived from the original on 18 October 2015. Retrieved 28 May 2017.
  17. ^ Tuháček, Michal (29 August 2003). "Oficiální česká hitparáda IFPI ČR - 35. týden 2003". Ifpicr.cz. Archived from the original on 24 February 2016. Retrieved 24 February 2016.
  18. ^ "Greek Charts (Από 18/08/2003 έως 24/08/2003)". MAD TV (Greece). Archived from the original on 28 December 2007. Retrieved 2 February 2016.
  19. ^ Oricon Album Chart Book: Complete Edition 1970-2005. Roppongi, Tokyo: Oricon Entertainment. 2006. ISBN 4-87131-077-9.
  20. ^ "자료제공:(사)한국음반산업협회/이 자료는당협회와 상의없이 가공,편집을금합니다: 2003.08월 - POP 음반 판매량" (in Korean). MIAK. Archived from the original on 23 June 2004.
  21. ^ "Japanese album certifications – Thalia – アイ・ウォント・ユー" (in Japanese). Recording Industry Association of Japan. Retrieved January 27, 2016. Select 2003年9月 on the drop-down menu
  22. ^ "Certificaciones" (in Spanish). Asociación Mexicana de Productores de Fonogramas y Videogramas. Type Thalia in the box under the ARTISTA column heading and Thalia in the box under TÍTULO
  23. ^ "자료제공:(사)한국음반산업협회/이 자료는당협회와 상의없이 가공,편집을금합니다: 2003.08월 - POP 음반 판매량" (in Korean). MIAK. Archived from the original on 23 June 2004.
  24. ^ "Veja 45 curiosidades de Thalía no aniversário da artista mexicana" (in Portuguese). Grupo Globo. 26 August 2016. Archived from the original on 29 August 2016. Retrieved 15 November 2019.