Vuelve (album)

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Vuelve
Studio album by Ricky Martin
Released February 10, 1998 (1998-02-10)
Recorded 1997-98
Genre Latin pop, pop rock, dance-pop
Length 62:04
Label Sony Music Latin, Columbia
Producer K.C. Porter, Draco Rosa, Desmond Child
Ricky Martin chronology
A Medio Vivir
(1995)
Vuelve
(1998)
Ricky Martin
(1999)
Singles from Vuelve
  1. "No Importa la Distancia"
    Released: September 15, 1997 (1997-09-15)
  2. "Vuelve"
    Released: December 29, 1997 (1997-12-29)
  3. "La Copa de la Vida"
    Released: February 23, 1998 (1998-02-23)
  4. "La Bomba"
    Released: April 13, 1998 (1998-04-13)
  5. "Perdido Sin Tí"
    Released: July 13, 1998 (1998-07-13)
  6. "Por Arriba, Por Abajo"
    Released: October 5, 1998 (1998-10-05)
  7. "Corazonado"
    Released: January 11, 1999 (1999-01-11)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
Los Angeles Times 3.5/4 stars[2]

Vuelve (English: "Come Back") is the fourth studio album by the Puerto Rican singer Ricky Martin released by Sony Music Latin and Columbia on February 10, 1998.

Chart performance[edit]

The album has sold over eight million copies, worldwide.[3] That number includes 2.1 million copies sold in Europe, 1 million in Asia, 883,000 copies in the United States, and 204,000 copies in Japan.[4][5]

In the United States, Vuelve spent twenty-six non-consecutive weeks at number one on the Billboard's Top Latin Albums and peaked at number forty on the Billboard 200. The album was certified Platinum by the RIAA. The title track, "Vuelve" reached number one for two weeks on the Hot Latin Songs. Later, also "Perdido Sin Tí" topped this chart for one week. "La Copa de la Vida" peaked at number two. Three other songs also charted one the Hot Latin Songs: "Corazonado" (number twenty), "La Bomba" (number twenty-seven) and "Por Arriba, Por Abajo" (number thirty-three).

"La Copa de la Vida" ("The Cup of Life") became the official song of the 1998 FIFA World Cup and topped the charts in many countries around the world. It became Martin's second international hit, after "María". Thanks to the success of "La Copa de la Vida", the album charted high on the charts around the world, including number one in Spain and Norway, number two in Australia and Sweden, number three in Hungary, number four in Switzerland, and number seven in Finland.

Vuelve was certified Multi-platinum, Platinum and Gold in many countries, including IFPI Platinum award, after selling one million copies in Europe. In Spain, it was certified 6× Platinum.

"La Bomba" was released as the second international single, peaking at number five in Spain. "Por Arriba, Por Abajo" was the third single, reaching number thirteen in Spain.

Awards[edit]

Vuelve received Grammy Award for Best Latin Pop Album at the 41st Grammy Awards, Billboard Latin Music Award for the Album of the Year, and two Ritmo Latino Music Awards for the Album of the Year and Male Pop Artist. Vuelve also was listed for Pop Album of the Year at the 10th Lo Nuestro Awards, losing to Me Estoy Enamorando by Alejandro Fernández.[6][7] It was also nominated for the Favorite Latin Artist at the American Music Awards.

Track listing[edit]

All songs were produced by K.C. Porter and Draco Rosa, except for "La Copa de la Vida" which was produced by Desmond Child and Draco Rosa.

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Por Arriba, Por Abajo"   Luis Gómez Escolar, Draco Rosa, César Lemos, Karla Aponte 3:08
2. "Vuelve"   Franco De Vita 5:09
3. "Lola, Lola"   Luis Gómez Escolar, K.C. Porter, Draco Rosa 4:46
4. "Casi un Bolero"   Luis Gómez Escolar, K.C. Porter, Draco Rosa 4:39
5. "Corazonado"   Luis Gómez Escolar, K.C. Porter, Draco Rosa 4:59
6. "La Bomba"   Luis Gómez Escolar, K.C. Porter, Draco Rosa 4:34
7. "Hagamos el Amor"   Luis Gómez Escolar, Draco Rosa 3:11
8. "La Copa de la Vida"   Luis Gómez Escolar, Desmond Child, Draco Rosa 4:28
9. "Perdido Sin Tí"   Luis Gómez Escolar, K.C. Porter, Draco Rosa 4:11
10. "Asi Es la Vida"   Luis Gómez Escolar, Marco Flores 4:00
11. "Marcia Baila"   Luis Gómez Escolar, Catherine Ringer, Fred Chichin 3:59
12. "No Importa la Distancia"   Alan Menken, David Zippel, Renato López, Javier Pontón 4:55
13. "Gracias por Pensar en Mi"   Ricky Martin, Renato Russo 5:51
US bonus track
No. Title Writer(s) Length
14. "Casi un Bolero" (Instrumental) Luis Gómez Escolar, K.C. Porter, Draco Rosa 4:39
European bonus track
No. Title Writer(s) Length
14. "The Cup of Life" (Spanglish Radio Edit) Luis Gómez Escolar, Desmond Child, Draco Rosa 4:37
Japanese bonus tracks
No. Title Writer(s) Length
14. "María" (Spanglish Radio Edit) Luis Gómez Escolar, K.C. Porter, Ian Blake 4:23
15. "Casi un Bolero" (Instrumental) Luis Gómez Escolar, K.C. Porter, Draco Rosa 4:39
16. "The Cup of Life" (English Version) Luis Gómez Escolar, Desmond Child, Draco Rosa 4:37
Asian tour special package bonus CD
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "The Cup of Life" (Remix - Long Version) Luis Gómez Escolar, Desmond Child, Draco Rosa 8:40
2. "La Bomba" (Pablo Flores Remix - Spanglish Edit) Luis Gómez Escolar, K.C. Porter, Draco Rosa 4:15
3. "Casi un Bolero" (Spanglish Version) Luis Gómez Escolar, K.C. Porter, Draco Rosa 4:38
4. "Dónde Estarás" (Radio Edit) Cristóbal Sansano, Mónica Naranjo, José Nogueras 3:42
5. "Corazón" (Radio Remix) K.C. Porter, L. Angel 4:07
6. "Te Extraño, Te Olvido, Te Amo"   Carlos Lara 4:42

Charts and certifications[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Sales/shipments
Argentina (CAPIF)[21] 3× Platinum 180,000x
Australia (ARIA)[22] 2× Platinum 140,000^
Canada (Music Canada)[23] 2× Platinum 200,000^
Finland (Musiikkituottajat)[24] Gold 31,595[24]
France (SNEP)[25] Gold 138,900[26]*
Mexico (AMPROFON)[27] 3× Platinum 750,000^
Norway (IFPI Norway)[28] Gold 25,000*
Poland (ZPAV)[29] Gold 50,000*
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[30] 6× Platinum 600,000^
Sweden (GLF)[31] Platinum 80,000^
Switzerland (IFPI Switzerland)[32] Platinum 50,000x
United States (RIAA)[33] Platinum 1,000,000^
Uruguay (CUD)[34] Platinum 6,000x
Summaries
Europe (IFPI)[35] Platinum 1,000,000*

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

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ Los Angeles Times review
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