The Remixes (Shakira album)

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The Remixes
Shakira The Remixes.jpg
Remix album by Shakira
Released 21 October 1997 (1997-10-21)
Recorded 1995-97
Genre Latin pop, dance
Length 74:46
Label
Producer
Shakira chronology
Pies Descalzos
(1995)
The Remixes
(1997)
Dónde Están los Ladrones?
(1998)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[1]

The Remixes is the first remix album by Colombian singer-songwriter Shakira, released on 21 October 1997, by Sony Music Entertainment and Columbia Records. It is composed of remixed versions of tracks from her debut studio album Pies Descalzos, with which she attained Latin American success two years prior. While primarily a Spanish-language project, the album additionally contains re-recorded versions of songs in Portuguese.[2][3]

Since its release, The Remixes has become one of the best-selling remix albums worldwide, and is currently the best-selling Latin remix album worldwide, with international sales exceeding 500,000 copies. It was certified 2x Platinum for shipments of 200,000 copies by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).[4]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Producer(s) Length
1. "Shakira DJ Memêgamix" Shakira, Luis F. Ochoa 6:21
2. "Estoy Aquí" (Extended Remix) Shakira, Luis F. Ochoa 9:31
3. "Estou Aqui" (Portuguese version) Shakira, Luis F. Ochoa 3:52
4. "¿Dónde Estás Corazón?" (Dance Remix) Shakira, Luis F. Ochoa 8:46
5. "Un Poco de Amor" (12" Extended Dancehall Remix) Shakira, Luis F. Ochoa 5:47
6. "Um Pouco de Amor" (Portuguese version) Shakira, Luis F. Ochoa 3:54
7. "Pies Descalzos, Sueños Blancos" (Memê's Super Club mix) Shakira, Luis F. Ochoa 8:42
8. "Pés Descalços" (Portuguese version) Shakira, Luis F. Ochoa 3:24
9. "Estoy Aquí" (Timbalero Dub) Shakira, Luis F. Ochoa 6:06
10. "¿Dónde Estás Corazón?" (Dub-A-Pella mix) Shakira, Luis F. Ochoa 6:40
11. "Un Poco De Amor" (Memê's Jazz Experience mix) Shakira, Luis F. Ochoa 4:41
12. "Pies Descalzos, Sueños Blancos" (The Timbalero Dub 97) Shakira, Luis F. Ochoa 6:38

Personnel[edit]

  • Shakira – vocals
  • Luis Fernando Ochoa – producer, mixer, background vocals, guitar, keyboards, harmonica, percussion
  • Alvaro Farfan – director
  • Pablo Florez – remixing
  • Jarvier Garza – remixing
  • Victor DiPersia – engineer, mixer
  • Camillo Montilla – engineer, piano
  • Sonido Azulado – engineer
  • Luly Deya – assistant engineer
  • José Martínez – assistant engineer
  • Freddi Niño – assistant engineer
  • Juan Antonio Castillo – mixing
  • Michael Fuller – mastering
  • Howard Glassfor – guitar, vocals
  • Gonzo Vasquez – programming, drums, percussion, background vocals
  • Jose Gaviria – background vocals
  • Andrea Piñeros – background vocals
  • Jose Garcia – bass guitar
  • Alejandro Gomez – harmonica
  • Eusebio Valderrama – trumpet
  • Samuel Torres – percussion
  • Felipe Dothe – design
  • Javier Hincapie – design
  • Telma Ribeiro – graphic design
  • Patricia Bonilla – photography
  • Miguel Angel Velandia – photography

Charts[edit]

Chart (1997) Peak
position[5]
US Billboard 200[6] 151
US Latin Pop Albums 9
US Top Latin Albums 21

Billboard (North America) – singles

  • "¿Dónde Estás Corazón?" (1997) – No. 5 Hot Latin Tracks, No. 3 Latin Pop Airplay, No. 10 Latin Tropical/Salsa Airplay
  • "Un Poco de Amor" (1997) – No. 11 Latin Pop Airplay

Certification[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United States (RIAA)[7] 2× Platinum (Latin) 200,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone

Release history[edit]

Country Date Label Format Catalog
Worldwide 1997 Sony International CD, digital download 489264

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ "The Remixes: Shakira: Music". Amazon.com. Retrieved 7 March 2012. 
  3. ^ "The Remixes CD". Buy.com. 21 October 1997. Retrieved 7 March 2012. 
  4. ^ "Los Millones de Shakira" (in Spanish). Dinero.com. Retrieved 25 October 2011. 
  5. ^ "Maria-Charts"
  6. ^ "Recording Industry association of America". RIAA. Retrieved 7 March 2012. 
  7. ^ "American album certifications – Shakira – The Remixes". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click Type, then select Latin, then click SEARCH