Thalía (English-language album)

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Thalía
Thalia English album.jpg
Studio album by Thalía
Released July 8, 2003
Recorded 2002-2003
Genre
Length 56:59
Language English, Spanish
Label Virgin, EMI Latin
Producer Davy Deluge, Estéfano, Martin Harrington, Steve Morales, Cory Rooney, Ric Wake
Thalía chronology
Hits Remixed
(2003)Hits Remixed2003
Thalía
(2003)
Greatest Hits
(2004)Greatest Hits2004
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]

The Japanese release, retitled "I Want You", was certified Gold by the Recording Industry Association of Japan.[5] In Mexico the album was certified Gold in November 17, 2003.[6] The album had modest success in the United States, selling 196,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan.[7]

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.[8] 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.[9]
  • "Baby I'm in Love" was the second single, but performed poorly peaking only #46 in Greece.[10] The remixed version "The Boris & Beck, Norty Cotto Mixes" peaked at #12 in the Dance Music/Club Play Singles chart. "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.[11]
  • "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.[11]

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."Tú y Yo" (English version)K. DioGuardi3:43
10."Dance Dance (The Mexican)" (Hex Hector Club Mix)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

Charts and certifications[edit]

Release history[edit]

Country Date
United States July 8, 2003
Mexico July 8, 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. . Riaj.or.jp.
  6. ^ "AMPOFRON (Thalia's Certifications)". AMPOFRON. 2003. Archived from the original on July 10, 2008. Retrieved February 6, 2013. 
  7. ^ a b "Thalía's 'Sixth Sense'(Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com)". Billboard. July 9, 2005. Retrieved March 3, 2013. 
  8. ^ "Greek Charts - 2003". MAD TV (Greece). 2003. Retrieved 2003-11-03. 
  9. ^ "Billboard:Thalía Biography". www.billboard.com. 2012. Retrieved 2012-11-03. 
  10. ^ "Greek Charts (21/7/03)". MAD TV (Greece). Retrieved 2 February 2016. 
  11. ^ a b c "Thalia - US Charts (AllMusic)". All Media Network. Archived from the original on 18 October 2015. Retrieved 28 May 2017. 
  12. ^ 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. 
  13. ^ "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. 
  14. ^ Oricon Album Chart Book: Complete Edition 1970-2005. Roppongi, Tokyo: Oricon Entertainment. 2006. ISBN 4-87131-077-9. 
  15. ^ "Japanese album certifications – Thalia – アイ・ウォント・ユー" (in Japanese). Recording Industry Association of Japan. 
  16. ^ "Certificaciones" (in Spanish). Asociación Mexicana de Productores de Fonogramas y Videogramas.  Type Thalia in the box under the ARTISTA column heading.