Worldbeat (album)

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Worldbeat
Worldbeat.jpg
Studio album by Kaoma
Released December 16, 1989
Recorded September-November 1989
Genre Latin
Label Columbia Records
Kaoma chronology
Worldbeat
(1989)
Tribal-pursuit
(1991)
Singles from Worldbeat
  1. "Lambada"
    Released: 1989
  2. "Dançando Lambada"
    Released: 1989
  3. "Mélodie d'amour"
    Released: 1990
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 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

Certifications[edit]

Country Certification Date Sales certified
Brazil[3] Platinum 1990 250,000[4]
Canada[5] Gold May 16, 1990 50,000
France[6] 2 x Gold 1992 200,000

Charts[edit]

Chart (1989/90) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[7] 17
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[8] 16
French Albums (SNEP)[9] 14
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[10] 21
Norwegian Albums Chart[11] 11
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[12] 41
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[13] 6
US Billboard 200[14] 40
US Latin Pop Albums (Billboard)[15] 1

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ "Worldbeat, Kaoma — Review". Allmusic. Retrieved 2009-07-11. 
  3. ^ "Brazilian certifications". 
  4. ^ "Associaчуo Brasileira de Produtores de Disco". ABPD. Retrieved 2012-03-15. 
  5. ^ "Canadian certifications". Cria. Archived from the original on March 31, 2010. Retrieved 2009-07-11. 
  6. ^ "French certifications (see: "Les ventes" => "Toutes les certifications depuis 1973" => "KAOMA")". Infodisc. Archived from the original on June 1, 2009. Retrieved 2009-07-11. 
  7. ^ "Australiancharts.com – Kaoma – Worldbeat". Hung Medien. Retrieved April 17, 2017.
  8. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Kaoma – Worldbeat" (in German). Hung Medien. Retrieved April 17, 2017.
  9. ^ "Lescharts.com – Kaoma – Worldbeat". Hung Medien. Retrieved April 17, 2017.
  10. ^ "Longplay-Chartverfolgung at Musicline" (in German). Musicline.de. Phononet GmbH. Retrieved April 17, 2017.
  11. ^ "Worldbeat, in various albums charts". Lescharts. Retrieved 2009-07-11. 
  12. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Kaoma – Worldbeat". Hung Medien. Retrieved April 17, 2017.
  13. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Kaoma – Worldbeat". Hung Medien. Retrieved April 17, 2017.
  14. ^ "Kaoma – Chart history" Billboard 200 for Kaoma. Retrieved April 17, 2017.
  15. ^ "Worldbeat, U.S. albums charts". Allmusic. Retrieved 2009-07-11.