Vivir (album)

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Enrique Vivir cover.jpg
Studio album by Enrique Iglesias
Released January 28, 1997 (1997-01-28)
Recorded 1995–1996
Nadir Studios
Cinearte Studios
(Madrid, Spain)
New River Studios
(Fort Lauderdale, Florida)
Ocean Way Recording & Westlake Audio
(Hollywood, California)
Genre Latin pop
Length 41:11
Label Fonovisa
Producer Rafael Pérez-Botija
Enrique Iglesias chronology
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Singles from Vivir
  1. "Enamorado Por Primera Vez"
    Released: November 18, 1996 (1996-11-18)
  2. "Sólo En Tí"
    Released: February 10, 1997 (1997-02-10)
  3. "Miente"
    Released: June 2, 1997 (1997-06-02)
  4. "Volveré"
    Released: July 14, 1997 (1997-07-14)
  5. "Revolución"
    Released: August 25, 1997 (1997-08-25)
  6. "Lluvia Cae"
    Released: October 13, 1997 (1997-10-13)
  7. "Al Despertar"
    Released: December 8, 1997 (1997-12-08)
  8. "Viviré y Moriré"
    Released: January 12, 1998 (1998-01-12)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars [1]
Los Angeles Times 2/4 stars [2]

Vivir (English: Live) is the second Spanish studio album recorded by Spanish singer-songwriter Enrique Iglesias. It was released by Fonovisa on January 28, 1997. The album was produced again by Spanish songwriter and record producer Rafael Pérez-Botija. This album was a successful release for the singer. 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 certified gold and platinum on May 6, 1997.[3] This album received a Grammy Award nomination for Best Latin Pop Album at the 40th Annual Grammy Awards, on February 25, 1998. losing to Romances by Luis Miguel.[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 album has sold a million copies in U.S and over 5 million copies worldwide.[5]

Commercial performance[edit]

The album debuted in the Billboard Top Latin Albums chart at number 1 in the week of February 15, 1997,[6] 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. The album spent 36 weeks inside the Top Ten and 69 weeks in the chart. The album has sold 5 million copies worldwide.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Translation Length
1. "Enamorado Por Primera Vez" Enrique Iglesias In Love for the First Time 4:29
2. "Al Despertar" Enrique Iglesias · Roberto Morales Upon Awakening 4:16
3. "Lluvia Cae" Enrique Iglesias · Rafael Pérez-Botija Rainfall 4:36
4. "Tu Vacío" Rafael Pérez-Botija · María Enriqueta Ramos Núñez Your Emptiness 3:55
5. "Sólo En Tí" Vince Clarke · Enrique Iglesias Only You 3:28
6. "Miente" Rafael Pérez-Botija · María Enriqueta Ramos Núñez Lie 3:36
7. "Viviré y Moriré" Enrique Iglesias I'll Live and I'll Die 4:04
8. "Volveré" Enrique Iglesias · Roberto Morales I'll return 4:38
9. "El Muro" Rafael Pérez-Botija · María Enriqueta Ramos Núñez The Wall 4:15
10. "Revolución" Chein García-Alonso Revolution 4:00
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[7] 33
US Billboard Top Latin Albums[8] 1
US Billboard Latin Pop Albums[9] 1


Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Argentina (CAPIF)[10] 2× platinum 120,000^
Brazil (Pro-Música Brasil)[11] 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". January 26, 1997. Retrieved March 13, 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". Retrieved 25 February 1998.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  5. ^ "Lo Nuestro 1997 - Historia de Premio lo Nuestro". Univision. 1997. Retrieved March 13, 2012. 
  6. ^ ""Top Latin Albums" on". Retrieved February 15, 1997.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)[dead link]
  7. ^ ""The Billboard 200" on". 15 February 1997. Archived from the original on 5 September 2014. Retrieved May 3, 2008. 
  8. ^ ""Top Latin Albums" on". October 10, 1998. Retrieved May 3, 2008. [dead link]
  9. ^ ""Latin Pop Albums" on". March 1, 1997. Retrieved May 3, 2008. [dead link]
  10. ^ "Argentinian album certifications – Enrique Iglesias – Vivir". Argentine Chamber of Phonograms and Videograms Producers. 
  11. ^ "Brazilian album certifications – Enrique Iglesias – Vivir" (in Portuguese). Associação Brasileira dos Produtores de Discos.