Azul (song)

"Azul" (English: Blue) is a song written by Kike Santander and Gustavo Santander and performed by Mexican singer and songwriter Cristian Castro. It was released as the lead single from his seventh studio album Azul (2001) on April 16, 2001. At the 2002 Billboard Latin Music Awards, the song received a nomination for Latin Pop Airplay of the Year which was awarded to Juan Gabriel for "Abrázame Muy Fuerte".[1] The song also received a Lo Nuestro Award nomination for Pop Song of the Year which was also awarded to "Abrázame Muy Fuerte" by Gabriel.[2]

"Azul"
Cristian Azul single.jpg
Single by Cristian Castro
from the album Azul
ReleasedApril 16, 2001 (2001-04-16)
FormatPromo single
RecordedOctober 2000 – March 2001
Studio
  • Bernie's Studios
  • Moon Red Music Studios
  • MT Studios
  • Ocean VU
  • Outline Studios, Miami
  • The Hit Factory, New York
GenreLatin pop
Length4:24
LabelBMG U.S. Latin
Songwriter(s)Kike Santander, Gustavo Santander
Producer(s)Kike Santander
Cristian Castro singles chronology
"Por Amarte Así"
(2000)
"Azul"
(2001)
"Yo Quería"
(2001)
Music video
"Azul" on YouTube
Audio sample

Track listingEdit

Single

  1. Personal Greeting
  2. "Azul" (Album Version) - 4:24
  3. Screensaver

Remixes

  1. "Azul" (Album Version) - 4:24
  2. "Azul" (Dance Remix) - 4:32
  3. "Azul" (Merengue Version) - 4:14
  4. "Azul" (Merengue Version with Guitar Intro) - 4:20

Chart performanceEdit

Chart (2001) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Hot Latin Tracks[3] 1
U.S. Billboard Latin Pop Airplay[4] 1

Year-end chartsEdit

Chart (2001) Position
US Latin Songs (Billboard)[5] 2
US Latin Pop Songs (Billboard)[5] 4

Music videosEdit

A music video, directed by Pedro Torres, was shot in 2001 in South Beach, Florida. The music video was premiered on Primer Impacto on June 6 and aired on MTV on June 7; and starred two models and some Castro's friends.[6] The music video was included on Nunca Voy a Olvidarte...Los Exitos DVD.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Cobo, Leila (February 23, 2002). "Billboard Latin Music Awards Finalists". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 114 (8): 32. Retrieved August 9, 2012.
  2. ^ "Juan Gabriel Maximo Ganador Premios Billboard" (in Spanish).
  3. ^ http://nyi-www.billboard.com/song/cristian/azul/3354132#/song/cristian/azul/3354132[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ "Latin Songs: Top Latin Pop Songs Chart". Retrieved August 22, 2018.
  5. ^ a b "2001: The Year in Music". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 113 (52): YE-59, 62. December 29, 2001. Retrieved August 10, 2012.
  6. ^ http://www.thefreelibrary.com/Cristian's+New+Album+'Azul'+(Blue)+in+Stores+June+6.-a075253829