Almas del Silencio

Almas del Silencio (English: Souls from the Silence) is the seventh studio album and the first Spanish language album recorded by Puerto Rican performer Ricky Martin since 1998's Vuelve. It was released by Sony Discos and Columbia Records on May 20, 2003. The album was released in 38 non-Hispanic countries and reached top ten in Spain, Switzerland, Italy, Portugal, Norway and Finland.[2]

Almas del Silencio
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Studio album by
ReleasedMay 20, 2003 (2003-05-20)
RecordedSeptember 2002 - February 2003
StudioBogart Studios
Crescent Moon Studios
Critiera Moon Studios
Diginote Studios
EG's Studios
Gallery Studios
Macondo Studios
Normad Music Studios
Outline Studios
Peaceful Planet Studios
(Miami, Florida)
Record One
Capitol Studios
(Los Angeles, California)
Soundstage Studios
(Nashville, Tennessee)
The Hit Factory
(New York, New York)
GenreLatin pop · dance-pop
Length50:23
LanguageSpanish
LabelSony Discos · Columbia
Producer
  • Ricky Martin chronology
    The Best of Ricky Martin
    (2001)
    Almas del Silencio
    (2003)
    Life
    (2005)
    Singles from Almas del Silencio
    1. "Tal Vez"
      Released: March 25, 2003
    2. "Jaleo"
      Released: May 2, 2003
    3. "Asignatura Pendiente"
      Released: August 12, 2003
    4. "Juramento"
      Released: September 15, 2003
    5. "Y Todo Queda en Nada"
      Released: December 2, 2003
    Professional ratings
    Review scores
    SourceRating
    AllMusic5/5 stars[1]

    SinglesEdit

    "Tal Vez" was released as the main single of Almas del Silencio on March 17, 2003, it was written by the Venezuelan singer-songwriter Franco De Vita, who wrote Vuelve, the title track of the last album in Spanish from Martin. "Tal Vez" is a radical ballad that never turns cloying.[3] The single debuted at No. 1 on the US Hot Latin Songs, It was the first time that list has seen a No. 1 debut since February 7, 1998, when Los Temerarios "Porque Te Conoci" (Why Did I Meet You) bowed in the top slot, then spent 11 weeks on top of the Hot Latin Songs. "Tal Vez" also debuted at No. 1 on the Latin Pop Airplay (thirteen weeks on top) and at No. 4 on the list of Tropical Airplay (weeks later it reached number one).[4] It also reached number seventy-four on the Billboard Hot 100, thanks to its seventy-three peak on the Hot 100 Airplay. In the year Maybe he stayed with the number 1 of Billboard Top Latin Songs Year-End Chart.[5] Also reached number 1 in Argentina, Chile, Central America, Mexico and Venezuela. Martin performed "Tal Vez" at the Latin Billboard Music Awards on May 8 in Miami.[6]

    "Jaleo" it was the first international single and the second single from the album. It was released on May 2, 2003 internationally and in July 2003 in the United States. "Jaleo", a Spanish word with various definitions, but it basically means "to clap" or, rather, yell out words of excitement such as "¡olé!" and "¡eso!" usually during flamenco and merengue performances. The song has reached number one on the Billboard Hot Latin Song and number two on the Latin Pop Songs. He also entered the charts in Belgium, Germany, France, Norway, Sweden and Japan with the single achieving the top 10 positions in Spain (# 1 for four weeks), Italy and Sweden and Top 30 entries in Denmark, Holland and Switzerland.[6]

    "Asignatura Pendiente" was released as the third single on August 12, 2003. The song was written by Ricardo Arjona and produced by Tommy Torres, is about the artist's experiences, whatever it may be, not only Ricky Martin, but in the mouth of the Puerto Rican singer. This refers to his beginnings with the famous group Menudo", how success has influenced his life and the nostalgia he feels far from his native Puerto Rico, which also applies to Ricardo Arjona, due to his ex-wife and very good friends of the island. In "Asignatura Pendiente" lovelessness, sacrifice and lived rewards are evidenced.[7] The song has reached number five on the Billboard Hot Latin Song and number four on the Latin Pop Songs.

    "Juramento" it was the second international single and the fourth single from the album. It was released on September 15, 2003. The Spanglish version is called "Juramento (The Way to Love)". The song reached number eleven in Spain, number forty-five in Italy, number fifty-seven in Switzerland and number ninety-two in Germany.[8]

    "Y Todo Queda en Nada" is the fifth single from the album. It was released as a promotional single on December 2, 2003 in Latin territories. The song reached number one on the Hot Latin Songs in the United States and stayed at the top for one week. It arrived at peak number nine on the Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100, it also peaked at number two on the Latin Pop Airplay and Tropical Songs. In 2004 the song he stayed with number 4 of Billboard Top Latin Songs Year-End Chart.[5] On February 26, in Miami, Martin performed "Y todo Queda en Nada" along with "Jaleo" at the Premio Lo Nuestro.

    Commercial performanceEdit

    Almas del Silencio released by Sony Discos debuted at number one on the US Top Latin Albums and stayed there for six weeks. The album has also made the highest charting debut on the Billboard 200 (# 12) of any Spanish-language album in the SoundScan era, enjoyed a first-week sales total of more than 65,000 copies.[9] The previous record-holder was Luis Miguel for his album Romances, which opened with 57,000 copies in 1997.[6] In total, he sold 261,000 copies in the US.[10] It was certified 4× Platinum Latin award by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), indicating shipments of over 400,000 copies in the country.[11] Outside the United States, it was certified Platinum in Spain and Argentina, and Gold in Mexico and Switzerland. The album has sold over one million copies worldwide.[12]

    Awards and nominationsEdit

    Year Ceremony Award Result
    2003 Premios Tu Música Best Ballad Album Won
    American Music Awards[13] Favorite Latin Artist Won
    2004 Lo Nuestro Awards[14] Pop Album of the Year Nominated
    Latin Billboard Music Awards[15] Latin Pop Album of the Year, Male Won
    Latin Grammy Awards[16] Best Male Pop Vocal Album Nominated
    Premios Juventud CD To Die For Nominated

    Track listingEdit

    No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
    1."Jaleo"
    Tommy Torres03:41
    2."Tal Vez"Franco De VitaTorres04:39
    3."Jamás"
    Estefan, Jr.03:09
    4."Si Tú Te Vas"JuanesLuis Fernando Ochoa04:20
    5."Nadie Más Que Tú"
    • Torres
    • López
    04:20
    6."Besos de Fuego"
    • Yasmil Marrufo
    • Juan Vicente Zambrano
    • Zambrano
    • López
    04:23
    7."Asignatura Pendiente"Ricardo ArjonaTorres03:56
    8."Juramento"Noriega03:32
    9."Y Todo Queda en Nada"
    Estéfano04:36
    10."Si Ya No Estás Aquí"
    • Estefan Jr.
    • Mardini
    • R. Gaitán
    • A. Gaitán
    • Tovar
    Estefan, Jr.03:04
    11."Raza de Mil Colores"
    • López
    • Marrufo
    • Zambrano
    Zambrano03:33
    12."Las Almas del Silencio"Alejandro SanzTorres03:29
    13."Jaleo" (Spanglish)
    Torres03:41
    14."Exclusive Interview Footage"   

    ChartsEdit

    Certifications and salesEdit

    Region Certification Certified units/sales
    Argentina (CAPIF)[43] Platinum 40,000^
    Mexico (AMPROFON)[44] Gold 75,000^
    South Korea (RIAK) 14,197[45]
    Spain (PROMUSICAE)[46] Platinum 100,000^
    Switzerland (IFPI Switzerland)[47] Gold 20,000^
    United States (RIAA)[48] 4× Platinum (Latin) 400,000^
    Summaries
    Worldwide 1,000,000[12]

    ^shipments figures based on certification alone

    Release historyEdit

    Region Date Label Format Catalog
    Japan June 18, 2003[49] Sony Music Japan CD SICP-363

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