Vivir (album)

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Studio album by
ReleasedJanuary 21, 1997 (1997-01-21)
ProducerRafael Pérez-Botija
Enrique Iglesias chronology
Enrique Iglesias
Cosas del Amor
Singles from Vivir
  1. "Enamorado Por Primera Vez"
    Released: November 18, 1996 (1996-11-18)
  2. "Sólo En Tí"
    Released: March 10, 1997 (1997-03-10)
  3. "Miente"
    Released: May 5, 1997 (1997-05-05)
  4. "Revolución"
    Released: August 18, 1997 (1997-08-18)
  5. "Lluvia Cae"
    Released: October 13, 1997 (1997-10-13)
  6. "Al Despertar"
    Released: December 8, 1997 (1997-12-08)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic5/5 stars [1]
Los Angeles Times5/5 stars [2]

Vivir (Live) is the second Spanish studio album recorded by Spanish singer-songwriter Enrique Iglesias. It was released by Fonovisa on January 21, 1997 (see 1997 in music). The album was produced again by Spanish songwriter and record producer Rafael Pérez-Botija, this was a subtle departure from the melancholic ballads of his debut album, focusing on latin pop arrangements and more uptempo songs to have a broader appeal to the latin american audience, but still maintaining some of the pop-rock sound of his debut album. The album includes three number-one singles on the Billboard Hot Latin Tracks charts in United States: "Enamorado Por Primera Vez", "Sólo En Ti" and "Miente". In the United States, it was platinum on May 6, 1997.[3] This album received a nomination for Best Latin Pop Album at the 40th Annual Grammy Awards, on February 25, 1998.[4] The album received a Premio Lo Nuestro award for "Pop Album of the Year" at the 9th Lo Nuestro Awards. To the date the record has sold a million copies in U.S and over 5 million copies worldwide.[5][6]

Commercial performance[edit]

The album debuted in the Billboard Top Latin Albums chart at number 1 in the week of February 15, 1997,[7] dethroning his own father Julio Iglesias with the album Tango, and spent eight weeks at pole position, until Selena's Dreaming of You took the number-one spot for two weeks. Enrique Iglesias with his debut album replaced Selena's album at number-one the year before. In the week of April 26, 1997 the album Vivir returned to the top spot for another three weeks at the summit. The album spent 15 non-consecutive weeks at pole position, it also spent 36 weeks inside the Top Ten and 69 weeks in the chart, selling 5 million copies worldwide. The album's first three singles achieved 26 weeks at the top of the "Hot Latin Tracks" of Billboard in 1997, an astonishing feat that hasn't been matched yet by any other artist.

Track listing[edit]

1."Enamorado Por Primera Vez"Enrique IglesiasIn Love for the First Time4:29
2."Al Despertar"Enrique Iglesias · Roberto MoralesUpon Awakening4:16
3."Lluvia Cae"Enrique Iglesias · Rafael Pérez-BotijaRainfall4:36
4."Tu Vacío"Rafael Pérez-Botija · María Enriqueta Ramos NúñezYour Emptiness3:55
5."Sólo En Tí"Vince Clarke · Enrique IglesiasOnly You3:28
6."Miente"Rafael Pérez-Botija · María Enriqueta Ramos NúñezLie3:36
7."Viviré y Moriré"Enrique IglesiasI'll Live and I'll Die4:04
8."Volveré"Enrique Iglesias · Roberto MoralesI'll return4:38
9."El Muro"Rafael Pérez-Botija · María Enriqueta Ramos NúñezThe Wall4:15
10."Revolución"Chein García-AlonsoRevolution4:00
Total length:41:11


  • Christina Abaroa: Producer, Production Coordination
  • Jeff DeMorris: Assistant Engineer, Mixing Assistant, Assistant
  • Mike Dy: Assistant Engineer, Mixing Assistant, Assistant
  • Cristin Allen Goetz: Production Coordination
  • Brad Kinney: Background vocals, Engineer, Assistant Engineer, Mixing Assistant, Assistant
  • Chris Lord-Alge: Mixing
  • Michael Parnin: Assistant Engineer, Mixing Assistant, Assistant
  • Tony DeFranco: Mixing Coordinator
  • Antonio Olariaga: Transfers, Digital Transfers
  • Chein García-Alonso: Adaptation
  • Doug Sax: Mastering
  • Andrew Sheeps: Digital Editing
  • Miguel Ángel Cuberto: Transfers
  • Fernando Martínez: Management
  • Roberto Morales: Advisor, Music Assistant
  • Steven Lippman: Photography
  • Erin Flanagan: Stylist
  • Manolo Ruiz: Stylist
  • John Coulter: Design
  • Rafael Pérez-Botija: Piano, Arranger, Keyboards, Producer
  • Enrique Iglesias: Vocals, Background vocals
  • Luis Conte: Percussion
  • Gregg Bissonette: Drums
  • Neal Avron: Engineer, Drums
  • Bob Painter: Keyboards, Programming, Vocals, Engineer
  • Mitchel Forman: Piano
  • Gary Grant: Trumpet
  • Jerry Hey: Trumpet
  • Paulinho Da Costa: Percussion
  • Michael Landau: Guitar
  • Neil Stubenhaus: Bass
  • Arturo Velasco: Trombone
  • Dan Higgins: Saxophone
  • Leland Sklar: Bass
  • Billy Preston: Organ (Hammond)
  • Bill Reichenbach Jr.: Trombone
  • Charmain Renata: Hubbard Vocals, Choir, Chorus
  • Ron Marshall: Vocals, Choir, Chorus
  • Sarah Anindo Marshall: Vocals, Choir Master
  • Steve Sykes: Guitar, Background vocals, Engineer
  • Ayo Adeyemi: Vocals, Choir, Chorus
  • Malang Bayo: Vocals, Choir, Chorus
  • Patricio Castillo: Background vocals
  • María Del Rey: Background vocals, Contractor
  • Dennis Hetzendorfer: Engineer
  • Carlos Murguía: Background vocals
  • Dan Navarro: Background vocals
  • Kenny O'Brien: Background vocals
  • Terry Wood: Background vocals
  • Gisa Vatcky: Background vocals
  • Elhadj Malick Sow: Vocals, Choir, Chorus
  • Brad Kinney: Background vocals
  • Eric Ratz: Vocals, Engineer


Chart (1997/1998) Peak
US Billboard Top 200 Albums[8] 33
US Billboard Top Latin Albums[9] 1
US Billboard Latin Pop Albums[10] 1


Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Argentina (CAPIF)[11] 2× Platinum 120,000^
Brazil (Pro-Música Brasil)[12] Gold 100,000*
United States (RIAA)[3] Platinum 1,000,000^

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

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Vivir at AllMusic
  2. ^ "Los Angeles Times". 26 January 1997. Retrieved 13 March 2012.
  3. ^ a b "American album certifications – Enrique Iglesias – Vivir". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH. 
  4. ^ ""Latin Pop Performance" on". 25 February 1998. Retrieved 9 February 2012.
  5. ^ Figueroa, Acton (4 April 2019). "Booking Enrique Iglesias;". Retrieved 2019. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  6. ^ "Julio Iglesias and Enrique Iglesias;". 4 April 2019. Retrieved 2004. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  7. ^ ""Top Latin Albums" on". 15 February 1997. Retrieved 3 December 2007.[dead link]
  8. ^ ""The Billboard 200" on". 15 February 1997. Archived from the original on 5 September 2014. Retrieved 3 December 2007.
  9. ^ ""Top Latin Albums" on". 10 October 1998. Retrieved 3 December 2007.[dead link]
  10. ^ ""Latin Pop Albums" on". 1 March 1997. Retrieved 3 December 2007.[dead link]
  11. ^ "Argentinian album certifications – Enrique Iglesias – Vivir". Argentine Chamber of Phonograms and Videograms Producers.
  12. ^ "Brazilian album certifications – Enrique Iglesias – Vivir" (in Portuguese). Associação Brasileira dos Produtores de Discos.