A Son de Guerra

A Son de Guerra is the 11th studio album recorded by Dominican singer-songwriter Juan Luis Guerra, It was released by Capitol Latin on June 8, 2010 (see 2010 in music). It won the 11th Annual Latin Grammy Awards for Latin Grammy Award for Album of the Year on November 11, 2010. This was the second time he won the award for Album of the Year. This album features the collaboration of the hit Colombian singer-songwriter Juanes performing the song La Calle.

A Son de Guerra
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Studio album by
ReleasedJune 8, 2010 (2010-06-08)
Recorded2009–2010
StudioJLG Studio
(Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic)
Ocean Way Recording
Studio City Sound
(Hollywood, California)
GenreMerengue · bachata · Tropical music
Length36:53
LabelCapitol Latin
ProducerJuan Luis Guerra
Juan Luis Guerra chronology
La Llave de Mi Corazón
(2007)
A Son de Guerra
(2010)
Colección Cristiana
(2012)
Singles from A Son de Guerra
  1. "Bachata en Fukuoka"
    Released: March 22, 2010 (2010-03-22)
  2. "Mi Bendición"
    Released: May 24, 2010 (2010-05-24)[1]
  3. "La Guagua"
    Released: July 12, 2010 (2010-07-12)[2]
  4. "La Calle (feat. Juanes)"
    Released: August 30, 2010 (2010-08-30)[3]
  5. "Lola's Mambo"
    Released: November 8, 2010 (2010-11-08)
  6. "Apaga y Vámonos"
    Released: January 31, 2011 (2011-01-31)

ReceptionEdit

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic     [4]

Jason Birchmeier of Allmusic gave the album a positive review, and while he felt that "there's nothing extravagant here", he stated that "every song is interesting from one standpoint or another."[4]

AwardsEdit

Latin Grammy AwardsEdit

At the 11th Annual Latin Grammy Awards on November 11, 2010, the album was awarded three awards:

  • Album of the Year
  • Best Contemporary Tropical Album
  • Best Tropical Song: Bachata en Fukuoka

Track listingEdit

All tracks are written by Juan Luis Guerra.

No.TitleLength
1."No Aparecen"3:16
2."La Guagua"3:23
3."Mi Bendición"3:08
4."La Calle (featuring Juanes)"3:34
5."Bachata en Fukuoka"3:11
6."Apaga y Vámonos"3:15
7."Son al Rey"3:32
8."Cayo Arena"3:24
9."Arregla los Papeles"3:33
10."Lola's Mambo (featuring Chris Botti)"3:00
11."Caribbean Blues"3:35

PersonnelEdit

  • Adam Ayan – mastering
  • Patricio Bonilla – trombone
  • David Channing – engineer
  • Vinnie Colaiuta – drums
  • Juan De La Cruz – bongos, conga, maracas, Timbals, guiro
  • Abednego DeLos Santos – electric bass
  • Jose Fléte – trombone
  • Rafael "Rafo" German – guira
  • Juan Luis Guerra – producer, arrangements
  • Jeremías King – electric bass
  • Rafael Lazzaro – engineer
  • Allan Leschhorn – engineer
  • Luis Mansilla – engineer
  • Adalgisa Pantaleon – chorus
  • Apolinar Peralta – trombone
  • Juan Rizek – Chorus
  • Frank Rodriguez – assistant engineer
  • Janina Rosado – piano, producer, engineer, chorus, synth
  • Allen Sides – engineer
  • Ruben Toribio – electric bass
  • Carlos Torres – trombone
  • David Torres – mixing assistant
  • Ronnie Torres – engineer, mixing, mastering supervisor
  • Roger Zayas – chorus

Chart performanceEdit

Chart (2010) Peak
position
Mexican Albums Chart[5] 16
Spanish Albums Chart[6] 1
US Billboard 200[7] 52
U.S. Billboard Top Latin Albums[7] 2
U.S. Billboard Latin Tropical Albums[7] 1
Uruguayan Albums (CUD)[8] 1

Sales and certificationsEdit

Region Certification Certified units/sales
United States (RIAA)[9] Platinum (Latin) 100,000^
Venezuela (APFV)[10] Platinum 20,000*

^shipments figures based on certification alone

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Juan Luis Guerra estrena la canción Mi bendición como primer single de su nuevo álbum A son de Guerra, que se publica el 8 de junio emimusic.es Retrieved August-30-2010.
  2. ^ Estrena Juan Luis video dirigido por su hijo chetumail.com Retrieved August-30-2010.
  3. ^ Estrena Juan Luis Guerra su nuevo sencillo "La Calle" elfinanciero.com.mx Retrieved September-03-2010.
  4. ^ a b A Son de Guerra – Review Allmusic
  5. ^ "JUAN LUIS GUERRA Y 4.40 – A SON DE GUERRA (ALBUM)". AMPROFON. Archived from the original on December 17, 2010. Retrieved March 19, 2011.
  6. ^ "JUAN LUIS GUERRA Y 4.40 – A SON DE GUERRA (ALBUM)". PROMUSICAE.
  7. ^ a b c "Son de Guerra". Billboard.
  8. ^ ":: Cámara Uruguaya del Disco". web.archive.org. August 1, 2010. Retrieved June 29, 2020.
  9. ^ "American album certifications – Juan Luis Guerra – ASONDEGUERRA". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click Type, then select Latin, then click SEARCH. 
  10. ^ http://www.yosoyvenezolano.com/noticias-entretenimiento/musica-venezolana/juan-luis-guerra-gana-disco-de-platino-en-venezuela/