Viento a favor

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Viento A Favor
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Studio album by Alejandro Fernández
Released June 26, 2007 (2007-06-26) (CD)
October 30, 2007 (2007-10-30) (CD/DVD)
Recorded 2006-2007
Studio Santito Studios
(Buenos Aires, Argentina)
Igloo Music Studios
(Los Angeles, California)
Brava! Music
(Mexico City, Mexico)
South Beach Studios
(Miami, Florida)
Genre Latin pop
Length 48:13
Label Sony BMG Norte
Producer Áureo Baqueiro
Alejandro Fernández chronology
México - Madrid: En Directo Y Sin Escalas
(2005)México - Madrid: En Directo Y Sin Escalas2005
Viento A Favor (2007) 15 Años De Éxitos
(2007)15 Años De Éxitos2007
Viento A Favor (CD/DVD)
Cover for the Limited Edition
Cover for the Limited Edition
Singles from Viento A Favor
  1. "Amor Gitano"
    Released: February 12, 2007 (2007-02-12)
  2. "Te Voy A Perder"
    Released: May 7, 2007 (2007-05-07)
  3. "No Se Me Hace Fácil"
    Released: October 8, 2007 (2007-10-08)
  4. "Eres"
    Released: February 4, 2008 (2008-02-04)
  5. "Sin Consideracion"
    Released: May 5, 2008 (2008-05-05)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 5/5 stars[1]

Viento A Favor is the 12th studio album recorded by Mexican performer Alejandro Fernández. It was released by Sony BMG Norte on June 26, 2007 (see 2007 in music).

Album information[edit]

The album was produced by Mexican singer-songwriter Áureo Baqueiro and the singer works again with the composers: Gian Marco, Reyli Barba and Leonel García. And this time, he invites Fonseca and the other half of Sin Bandera, and Noel Schajris. The release date was set on June 26, 2007. For the press conference to introduce the album to the media, the singer gathered all the people involved in Tequila, Jalisco, to talk about the tracks and the production [1].

Recording[edit]

The album was recorded in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Los Angeles, California, Mexico City, Mexico and Miami, Florida. Alejandro Fernández chose the 11 tracks (since "Amor Gitano" was previously recorded with Beyoncé), from 500 songs. Making the final cut the compositions from Gian Marco, Tres De Copas, Reyli Barba, Fonseca, Leonel García and Noel Schajris (from the Mexican group Sin Bandera)[2].

Singles released[edit]

The video for the first single ("Te Voy A Perder") was shot in Mexico City and Tampico, and directed by Simon Brand. On August 27, 2007 the video for the second single ("No Se Me Hace Facil") was shot in Los Angeles, California and directed by Pablo Croce [3].

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Te Voy A Perder" Áureo Baqueiro · Leonel García 4:10
2. "A Manos Llenas" Jaime Flores · Karen Juantorena 4:28
3. "Tanto Amar" Leonel García 4:14
4. "Amenaza de Lluvia" Raúl Ornelas 3:36
5. "Eres" Juan Fernando Fonseca 3:55
6. "No Se Me Hace Fácil" Gian Marco 3:46
7. "Estabas Ahí" Reyli Barba 4:21
8. "Sin Cosideración" Leonel García 3:33
9. "Solitario y Solo" Claudia Brant · Noel Schajris 4:23
10. "Sueño Contigo" Gian Marco 4:25
11. "Amor Gitano" (with Beyoncé) Beyoncé Knowles · Jaime Flores · Reyli Flores 3:50
12. "Cuando Estemos Juntos" Áureo Baqueiro 3:34
Total length: 48:13

Chart performance[edit]

The album debuted at #77 on the Billboard 200 chart, #2 on the Billboard Top Latin Albums and #1 on Billboard Latin Pop Albums survey [4], on the July 14, 2007 issue [5]. As of July 11, 2007, the album has sold 16,295 copies in the US.

Album[edit]

Chart 2007 Peak
Mexico[2] 1 [6]
United States [3] 2 [7]
Spain[4] 2 [8]

Singles[edit]

Year Chart Track Peak Weeks on Chart
2007 Billboard Latin Pop Airplay Te Voy A Perder 2 [9] 36
Billboard Hot Latin Songs 9 [10] 20
Billboard Latin Pop Airplay No Se Me Hace Facil 6 [11] 12
Billboard Hot Latin Songs 17 [12] 11
Preceded by
La Mejor... Colección by Marco Antonio Solís
U.S. Billboard Latin Pop Albums number-one album
July 14, 2007 - July 28, 2007
Succeeded by
Todo Cambió by Camila

Sales and certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Argentina (CAPIF)[5] Gold 20,000^
Mexico (AMPROFON)[6] 2× Platinum+Gold 250,000^
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[7] Gold 40,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone

References[edit]