Vuelve (album)

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Vuelve
Vuelve.png
Studio album by Ricky Martin
Released February 10, 1998 (1998-02-10)
Recorded 1997–1998
Genre Latin pop
Length 62:04
Language Spanish
Label
Producer
Ricky Martin chronology
A Medio Vivir
(1995)
Vuelve
(1998)
Ricky Martin
(1999)
Singles from Vuelve
  1. "No Importa la Distancia"
    Released: July 1, 1997
  2. "Vuelve"
    Released: January 27, 1998
  3. "La Copa de la Vida"
    Released: March 9, 1998
  4. "La Bomba"
    Released: June 16, 1998
  5. "Perdido Sin Ti"
    Released: August 18, 1998
  6. "Por Arriba, Por Abajo"
    Released: November 3, 1998
  7. "Casi un Bolero"
    Released: December 21, 1998
  8. "Corazonado"
    Released: January 12, 1999
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars[1]
Los Angeles Times 3.5/4 stars[2]

Vuelve (pronounced: "voo-al-vay" 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][4] 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.[5][6]

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]

Year Ceremony Award Result
1998 Premio Lo Nuestro Pop Album of the Year Nominated
1999 American Music Awards Favorite Latin Artist Nominated
Billboard Latin Music Awards Pop Album of the Year, Male[7] Won
Grammy Awards Best Latin Pop Performance Won
Ritmo Latino Music Awards Album of the Year[8] Won
Male Pop Artist or Group Won

Track listing[edit]

North American/Latin American edition
No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Por Arriba, Por Abajo"  
  • Robi Rosa
  • Luis Gómez Escolar
  • César Lemos
  • Karla Aponte
  • Porter
  • Rosa
3:07
2. "Vuelve"   Franco De Vita
  • Porter
  • Rosa
5:08
3. "Lola, Lola"  
  • Porter
  • Rosa
4:46
4. "Casi un Bolero"  
  • Rosa
  • Porter
  • Escolar
  • Porter
  • Rosa
4:39
5. "Corazonado"  
  • Rosa
  • Porter
  • Escolar
  • Porter
  • Rosa
4:58
6. "La Bomba"  
  • Rosa
  • Porter
  • Escolar
  • Porter
  • Rosa
4:34
7. "Hagamos el Amor"  
  • Rosa
  • Escolar
  • Porter
  • Rosa
3:11
8. "La Copa de la Vida"  
  • Child
  • Rosa
4:28
9. "Perdido Sin Ti"  
  • Rosa
  • Porter
  • Escolar
  • Porter
  • Rosa
4:10
10. "Asi Es la Vida"  
  • Marco Flores
  • Escolar
  • Porter
  • Rosa
4:00
11. "Marcia Baila"  
  • Porter
  • Rosa
3:59
12. "No Importa la Distancia"  
  • Porter
  • Rosa
4:55
13. "Gracias por Pensar en Mi"  
  • Porter
  • Rosa
5:34

Charts[edit]

Certifications and sales[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Argentina (CAPIF)[42] 3× Platinum 180,000*
Australia (ARIA)[43] 2× Platinum 140,000^
Brazil 300,000[44]
Canada (Music Canada)[45] 2× Platinum 200,000^
Finland (Musiikkituottajat)[46] Gold 31,595[46]
France (SNEP)[47] Gold 138,900[48]
Japan (RIAJ)[49] Gold 204,000[5]
Mexico (AMPROFON)[50] 3× Platinum 750,000^
Norway (IFPI Norway)[51] Gold 25,000*
Peru[52] Platinum 6,000^
Poland (ZPAV)[53] Gold 50,000*
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[54] 6× Platinum 600,000^
Sweden (GLF)[55] Platinum 80,000^
Switzerland (IFPI Switzerland)[56] Platinum 50,000^
United States (RIAA)[57] Platinum 1,000,000^
Uruguay (CUD)[58] Platinum 6,000^
Summaries
Europe (IFPI)[59] Platinum 2,100,000[5]
Asia 1,000,000[5]
Worldwide 8,000,000[3][4]

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

See also[edit]

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