Un Lujo

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Un Lujo
Un Lujo - Lucero and Joan Sebastian.jpg
Studio album by Lucero and Joan Sebastian
Released 22 May 2012 (2012-05-22)
Recorded 2011
Studio JS Studios (Cuernavaca)
Genre Pop latino, Mariachi
Length 35:08
Language Spanish
Label Skalona
Producer Joan Sebastian
Lucero chronology
Mi Secreto de Amor
(2011)Mi Secreto de Amor2011
Un Lujo
(2012)
Lucero en Concierto
(2013)Lucero en Concierto2013
Joan Sebastian chronology
Huevos Rancheros
(2011) Huevos Rancheros2011
Un Lujo
(2012) Un Lujo2012
13 Celebrando el 13
(2013)
Singles from Un Lujo
  1. "Caminar Contigo"
    Released: 5 January 2012
  2. "Diséñame"
    Released: 21 May 2012
13 Celebrando el 132013

Un Lujo (stylized as Un Lu*Jo) is a collaborative Studio album released by Mexican recording artists Lucero and Joan Sebastian, which was released on 22 May 2012, by Skalona Records. Sebastian wrote and produced all tracks included, four performed by him, four songs by Lucero and three duets recorded by both.

Un Lujo debuted in the top five in the Billboard Top Latin Albums in the United States and within the top forty in Mexico. The lead album single – the duet "Caminar Contigo" – went on to chart in the top twenty of the Billboard Latin Songs and the second single, "Diséñame", performed by Sebastian also charted in Mexico and the United States. The album was nominated for a 2013 Billboard Mexican Music Award.

Background[edit]

Mexican singer Lucero and fellow Mexican singer-songwriter Joan Sebastian were both signed to the same record label (Musart Records) during the 80s, and Lucero recorded songs written by Sebastian on her albums Fuego y Ternura (1985) and Lucerito: Ocho Quince (1988).[1] In 1992, Lucero included on her album Lucero De México Sebastian's song "Llorar" ("Cry") and was released as the lead single from the album reaching top thirty in the Billboard Latin Songs.[2] In 2010, Lucero starred in the telenovela Soy Tu Dueña and was joined by Sebastian on the theme song titled "Golondrinas Viajeras" ("Traveler Swallows") which was later included on Sebastian's album Huevos Rancheros (2011).[1][3]

Recording and release[edit]

While shooting the telenovela Por Ella Soy Eva in March 2012, Lucero recorded and released "No Me Dejes Ir" ("Don't Let Me Go"), a song that was to be included on the soundtrack, and also revealed that she was still working on a new album to be titled Lujo produced by Joan Sebastian.[4] Two months later the album title was announced as Un LuJo, using the first two letters of the names of both singers.[5] Un Lujo includes four songs recorded by each performer individually and three duets.[5] The song "Diséñame" ("Design Me") was presented by Sebastian at the Festival Acapulco 2012. Sebastian stated that the album is "a representation of the love and admiration we have for each other".[6][1]

Singles[edit]

The duet "Caminar Contigo" ("Walk with You") was selected as the album lead single and peaked at number 18 in the Billboard Latin Songs and at number seven in the Regional Mexican Songs chart in the United States.[7] "Diséñame", performed by Sebastian, was released as the second single, peaking at number 13 in the Regional Mexican Songs chart.[8] In Mexico, the song peaked at number 10 on the Top General in the Monitor Latino charts and number 3 in the Mexican Airplay Chart according to Billboard International chart.[9][10]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Joan Sebastian.[11]

No. Title Performer(s) Length
1. "Caminar Contigo" Lucero, Joan Sebastian 3:20
2. "La Doma" Lucero 2:57
3. "Diséñame" Sebastian 3:04
4. "Alma Enamorada" Lucero 2:58
5. "Un Beso al Mundo" Sebastian 3:13
6. "Escándalo Social" Lucero, Sebastian 3:17
7. "Adicta" Lucero 3:05
8. "Un Vestido de Besos" Sebastian 2:59
9. "Jardinera" Lucero 2:58
10. "Díganle" Sebastian 3:52
11. "Desliz" Lucero, Sebastian 3:15

Chart performance[edit]

In the United States, Un Lujo debuted and peaked at number four in the Billboard Top Latin Albums, and reached the top of the Regional Mexican Albums chart in the second week.[12] The album peaked at number 24 in Mexican Album Charts, lower than the previous releases by both performers, Indispensable by Lucero (#16) and Huevos Rancheros by Sebastian (#8).[13][14] Un Lujo was nominated for Ranchero/Mariachi Album of the Year at the 2013 Billboard Mexican Music Awards.[15]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Me Enamoré Perdidamente de Lucero: Joan Sebastian". TV y Novelas (in Spanish). Editorial Televisa. June 24, 2012. Retrieved August 22, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Lucero — Llorar". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved June 6, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Realizan dueto Lucero y Joan Sebastian" (in Spanish). Es Más Música. April 6, 2010. Retrieved June 6, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Lucero Lanza Dos Temas Musicales en la Red". TVyNovelas (in Spanish). Editorial Televisa. March 21, 2012. Retrieved June 7, 2012. 
  5. ^ a b "Joan Sebastian y Lucero preparan disco juntos" (in Spanish). Banda News. May 28, 2012. Retrieved June 7, 2012. 
  6. ^ Rolandis, Mareal (May 22, 2012). "Lu*Jo: Un tesoro entre Lucero y Joan Sebastian" (in Spanish). Impremedia. Retrieved June 7, 2012. 
  7. ^ "Lucero — Chart History". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved June 7, 2012. 
  8. ^ "Joan Sebastian — Regional Mexican Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved August 22, 2013. 
  9. ^ "Top 20 General". Monitor Latino. RadioNotas. Archived from the original on June 16, 2012. 
  10. ^ "Mexican Airplay". 2012-07-07. Archived from the original on 2012-06-28. 
  11. ^ Un Lujo (CD liner notes). Skalona Records. 2012.
  12. ^ "Latin Albums — Week of June 16, 2012". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved June 8, 2012. 
  13. ^ "Lucero – Indispensable (album)". Hung Medien. 2010. Retrieved August 22, 2013. 
  14. ^ "Joan Sebastian – Huevos Rancheros (album)". Hung Medien. 2011. Retrieved August 22, 2013. 
  15. ^ "Billboard Mexican Music Awards 2013: Complete List of Finalists". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. August 22, 2013. Retrieved August 22, 2013. 
  16. ^ "Mexicancharts.com – Lucero – De Lujo". Hung Medien. Retrieved August 22, 2013.
  17. ^ "Joan Sebastian Chart History (Top Latin Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved August 22, 2013.
  18. ^ "Joan Sebastian Chart History (Regional Mexican Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved August 22, 2013.
  19. ^ "Latin Albums - 2012 Year End Charts". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2012. Retrieved August 22, 2013. 
  20. ^ "Regional Mexican Albums - 2012 Year End Charts". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2012. Retrieved August 22, 2013.