Xuxa 1

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Xuxa 1
XUXA CD1.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedNovember 18, 1989 (1989-11-18)
Recorded1989 (1989)
Xuxa chronology
Xuxa 1
Xuxa 2
Singles from Xuxa 1
  1. "Ilarié"
    Released: 1989 (1989)
  2. "Danza de Xuxa"
    Released: 1990 (1990)
  3. "Arco Iris"
    Released: 1990 (1990)
  4. "Bombón"
    Released: 1990 (1990)
  5. "Juguemos a los Índios"
    Released: 1990 (1990)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic2/5 stars[1]

Xuxa (also referred to as Xuxa 1) is the sixth studio album and the first in the Spanish-language by Brazilian pop singer, TV host and actress Xuxa, It was first released on November 18, 1989 in the Chile and United States by the record company Som Livre, in the Latin America in January 1990, and in August of the same year in Europe.

The album sold more than 1,900,000 copies, the album reached the fourth position of the Billboard Latin Pop Albums. The album features versions of hits such as "Ilarié", "Danza de Xuxa" and "Arco Iris". The album led to Xuxa receiving a nomination for Pop New Artist of the Year at the 1990 Lo Nuestro Awards.[2]


The Brazilian singer, TV host and actress Xuxa it became popular in Brazil and other Latin American countries. Her music became a part of El Show de Xuxa, and with the success of the song "Ilariê" beyond Brazil, a compilation of songs from her first three Portuguese albums was re-recorded in Spanish.

Xuxa did not speak Spanish and took a language crash course, with special focus on pronunciation, in order to perform the songs for the album in Spanish. Song lyrics (like the names of the characters in the song "Bombom") were changed to keep the rhyme structure in the songs. The music composition was not rewritten but did experience many changes during the re-mix.

The Spanish album brings together Xuxa's most popular songs, including "Ilariê" ("Ilarié"), "Doce Mel" ("Dulce Miel"), "Arco-Íris" ("Arco Iris"), "Dança da Xuxa" ("Danza de Xuxa"), and "Vamos Brincar de Índio" ("Juguemos a Los Indios").


The album was produced by Michael Sullivan, Paulo Massadas, and Guto Graça Mello, with artistic coordination by Max Pierre and Guto Graça Mello. It was recorded in the studios of Som Livre in Rio de Janeiro.[3][better source needed]


The album was first released in Chile and United States on November 18, 1989, by Som Livre and in January 1990 in Argentine, Ecuador, Mexico, Portugal, Spain, Venezuela and other countries.[4] In Brazil, the album was launched in August 1990 by Som Livre.[5][better source needed] In each country, the design of the album cover, back cover, and the album booklet was changed to reflect differences in the song lyrics or data sheet. In some versions, a text on the cover of the album indicated the correct pronunciation of the name of the artist: "Shu-sha".

Commercial performance[edit]

Xuxa reached number 4 in the Billboard Latin Pop Albums chart,[6] The album reached 1.2 million copies sold in March 1991.[7] By September of the same year the album had sold more than 2 million copies in ten countries.[8]


Beginning the release of the album, on November 18, Xuxa participated in the congress of the Organización de Telecomunicaciones de Iberoamérica (OTI) in Miami (USA). In the marathon of divulging in the country, the singer realized some shows and gave interviews for radios and TV programs. There he received proposals to take his next tour to Latin American countries.

On February 22, 1990, it was the turn to perform at the Viña del Mar International Song Festival in Chile. Xuxa won the top prize of the event and was invited to perform again the next day due to the animation she caused in the audience.

With the release of the album in Europe in October 1990, the Queen of Baixinhos recorded special appearances on TV shows in Spain and Italy, as well as having performed on some of the major Spanish radio stations.

On November 19, in addition to presenting the category of best children's TV program at the Emmy Awards in the US, the presenter sang the single "Danza de Xuxa".

In December, the singer won a special in Argentina shown by Telefé, where she sang some songs from the album.

Throughout 1990, Xuxa participated of programs of TV and radio of diverse Latin countries like Mexico and Uruguay. The Xuxa 90 tour went through Paraguay and Chile with the repertoire changed.

Track listing[edit]

  • Cid Guerreiro
  • Dito
  • Ceinha
  • Cristina Larraura
2."Arco Iris"
  • Sullivan
  • Massadas
  • Carballo
4."Quiero Pan"
  • Tuza
  • J. Correia
  • Carballo
  • L. Robles
  • C. Rossini
  • Conceição Azevedo
  • Carballo
6."Dulce Miel"
  • Cláudio Rabello
  • Renato Corrêa
  • Larraura
7."Danza de Xuxa"
  • Prêntice
  • Ronaldo Monteiro de Souza
  • Carballo
8."Juguemos a los Indios"
  • Sullivan
  • Massadas
  • Larraura
9."Receta de Xuxa"
  • Arnaldo Freitas
  • Mônica Freitas
  • Larraura
10."El Circo"
  • Prêntice
  • Paulo C. Barros
  • Monteiro de Souza
  • Larraura
Total length:53:20


  • Produced: Michael Sullivan, Paulo Massadas and Guto Graça Mello
  • Xuxa's Spanish voice direction: Graciela Carballo
  • Recording and mixing technician: Jorge "Gordo" Guimarães
  • Studio Assistants Mix: Loba and Marcio Barros
  • Recorded at the studios: Som Livre - Rio de Janeiro - Brazil
  • Cover: Reinaldo Waisman
  • Photography: José Antonio (cover) and André Wanderley (back cover)
  • Artistic Coordination: Max Pierre and Guto Graça Mello
  • Technicians (Free Sound): Edu, Luiz Paulo, D Orey, Mario Jorge, Beto Vaz and Celio Martins
  • Technicians (Studio Mix): Andy Mills, João Damasceno and Paulo Henrique
  • Recording and mixing: Jackson Paulino, Marcelo Serodio, Beto Vaz, Cezar Barosa, Sergio Ricardo, Billy, Julinho Martin

Chart positions[edit]

Year Chart Position
1990 US Billboard Latin Pop Albums 4[9]
US Hot Latin Songs (Ilarié) 11[10]


Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Argentina (CAPIF)[11] Platinum 60,000^
Brazil (Pro-Música Brasil)[12] 130.437^
Chile[13] 2× Platinum 40,000^
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[14] 2× Platinum 200.000^
Worldwide 2.000.000[8]

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

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label Ref.
Chile 1989
  • LP
  • cassette
RCA Records [4]
United States
  • CD
  • cassette
Globo Records
Argentina 1990
  • CD
  • cassette
RCA Records
  • LP
  • cassette
  • CD
Som Livre
  • Cassette
  • CD
  • RCA Records
  • Globo Records
  • BMG
Peru Cassette RCA Records
Portugal CD
Spain Cassette
  • RCA Records
  • BMG
Venezuela Cassette RCA Records
Colombia 1991
  • LP
Talento Records
Costa Rica
  • LP
Globo Records


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  2. ^ Houston Chronicle News Services (March 29, 1990). "Latin Music Awards - 3 Houston acts earn nominations". Houston Chronicle. Hearst Corporation.
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  5. ^ JAMES BROOKE (July 31, 1990). "Rio Journal; Brazil's Idol Is a Blonde, and Some Ask 'Why?'". The New York Times. Retrieved February 25, 2015.
  6. ^ "Xuxa Chart History". Billboard. July 31, 1990. Retrieved February 25, 2015.
  7. ^ Lívia de Almeida (16 March 1991). "Diversão com sotaque em espanhol". O Globo. Retrieved 27 May 2015.
  8. ^ a b "Xuxa começa turnê em São Paulo e pode terminar seu programa na Globo". Folha de S.Paulo. 3 June 2013. Retrieved 3 June 2013.
  9. ^ "Xuxa 1 - Awards". Allmusic. Retrieved February 25, 2015.
  10. ^ "Xuxa - Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved February 25, 2015.
  11. ^ ABC's of Latin America (Argentina). Billboard. November 10, 1994. Retrieved February 25, 2015.
  12. ^ Ana Paula Araripe (February 25, 2015). "A partir dos Eua, um X no planeta". O Dia. Retrieved February 25, 2015.
  13. ^ "Xuxa: Disco de platina duplo no Chile - 1990". Youtube. Retrieved February 25, 2015.
  14. ^ "Solo Exitos 1959–2002 Ano A Ano: Certificados 1991–1995". Solo Exitos 1959–2002 Ano A Ano. Retrieved 21 October 2017.

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