Worldbeat (album)

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Worldbeat
Worldbeat.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedDecember 16, 1989
RecordedSeptember-November 1989
GenreLatin
LabelColumbia Records
Kaoma chronology
Worldbeat
(1989)
Tribal-pursuit
(1991)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3/5 stars[1]

Worldbeat is a 1989 album recorded by Kaoma. It was the band's debut album and provided three hit singles, two of them achieving success worldwide: "Lambada", "Dançando Lambada" and "Mélodie d'amour". The album is composed of songs in Portuguese, Spanish and English. It was ranked in the top 25 in Switzerland, Germany, Norway, Australia and Austria. It topped the Billboard Latin Pop in the U.S.

The album generally received positive reviews from critics. Allmusic said about Worldbeat: "Not outstanding but definitely appealing, this CD effectively combines South American elements with dance music/disco, reggae and hip-hop. One hears Chic's influence on the funky "Sopenala.""[2]

Track listings[edit]

  1. "Lambada" — 3:27
  2. "Lambareggae" — 3:52
  3. "Dançando Lambada" — 4:44
  4. "Lambamor" — 4:09
  5. "Lamba caribe" — 4:07
  6. "Mélodie d'amour" — 4:11
  7. "Sindiang" — 3:58
  8. "Sopenala" — 4:28
  9. "Jambé finète (grille)" — 4:26
  10. "Salsa nuestra" — 4:38


Charts[edit]

Chart (1989/90) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[3] 17
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[4] 16
French Albums (SNEP)[5] 14
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[6] 21
Norwegian Albums Chart[7] 11
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[8] 41
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[9] 6
US Billboard 200[10] 40
US Latin Pop Albums (Billboard)[11] 1

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Brazil (Pro-Música Brasil)[12] Platinum 250,000*
Canada (Music Canada)[13] Gold 50,000^
France (SNEP)[14] 2× Gold 200,000*
Japan (RIAJ)[15] Platinum 200,000^
Netherlands (NVPI)[16] Gold 50,000^
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[17] Platinum 100,000^
Switzerland (IFPI Switzerland)[18] Gold 25,000^
United States (RIAA)[19] Gold 500,000^

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

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ "Worldbeat, Kaoma — Review". Allmusic. Retrieved 2009-07-11.
  3. ^ "Australiancharts.com – Kaoma – Worldbeat". Hung Medien. Retrieved April 17, 2017.
  4. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Kaoma – Worldbeat" (in German). Hung Medien. Retrieved April 17, 2017.
  5. ^ "Lescharts.com – Kaoma – Worldbeat". Hung Medien. Retrieved April 17, 2017.
  6. ^ "Longplay-Chartverfolgung at Musicline" (in German). Musicline.de. Phononet GmbH. Retrieved April 17, 2017.
  7. ^ "Worldbeat, in various albums charts". Lescharts. Retrieved 2009-07-11.
  8. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Kaoma – Worldbeat". Hung Medien. Retrieved April 17, 2017.
  9. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Kaoma – Worldbeat". Hung Medien. Retrieved April 17, 2017.
  10. ^ "Kaoma Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved April 17, 2017.
  11. ^ "Worldbeat, U.S. albums charts". Allmusic. Retrieved 2009-07-11.
  12. ^ "Brazilian album certifications – Kaoma – Worldbeat" (in Portuguese). Associação Brasileira dos Produtores de Discos.
  13. ^ "Canadian album certifications – Kaoma – Worldbeat". Music Canada.
  14. ^ "French album certifications – Kaoma – Worldbeat" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique.
  15. ^ "Japanese album certifications – Kaoma – Worldbeat" (in Japanese). Recording Industry Association of Japan.
  16. ^ "Dutch album certifications – Kaoma – Worldbeat" (in Dutch). Nederlandse Vereniging van Producenten en Importeurs van beeld- en geluidsdragers. Enter Worldbeat in the "Artiest of titel" box.
  17. ^ "Spanish album certifications – Kaoma – Worldbeat" (PDF) (in Spanish). Productores de Música de España. Select album under "Chart", enter 1990 in the field "Year". Select the certification week in the field "Semana". Click on "Search Charts".
  18. ^ "The Official Swiss Charts and Music Community: Awards (Kaoma; 'Worldbeat')". IFPI Switzerland. Hung Medien.
  19. ^ "American album certifications – Kaoma – Worldbeat". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH.