De Líder a Leyenda

De Líder a Leyenda (English: From Leader to Legend) is the second studio album,[2] by Puerto Rican reggaeton artist Yandel, of the duo Wisin & Yandel; it was released on November 5, 2013.[1] "Hablé de Ti" was released as the lead single of the album on June 7, 2013,[3] the second single "Hasta Abajo" was released on October 15, 2013,[4] "Moviendo Caderas" featuring Reggaeton singer Daddy Yankee was released as third single on February 10, 2014.[5] "Déjate Amar" was released as fourth single on June 27, 2014. "Plakito" featuring Gadiel was released as the fifth official single from the album on July 29, 2014,[6] a remix featuring vocals from Puerto Rican singer Farruko was released on September 25, 2014.[7] At the Latin Grammy Awards of 2014, the album received a nomination Best Urban Music Album.[8] It received a nomination for the Billboard Latin Music Award for Latin Rhythm Album of the Year in 2014.[9]

De Líder a Leyenda
Yandel- De Líder a Leyenda (2013) Album cover.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedNovember 5, 2013 (2013-11-05)
Recorded
Genre
Length56:24
LabelSony Music
Producer
Yandel chronology
Quien Contra Mí
(2003)
De Líder a Leyenda
(2013)
Legacy: De Líder a Leyenda Tour (EP)
(2014)
Singles from De Líder a Leyenda
  1. "Hablé de Ti"
    Released: June 7, 2013
  2. "Hasta Abajo"
    Released: October 14, 2013
  3. "Moviendo Caderas"
    Released: February 10, 2014
  4. "Plakito"
    Released: July 29, 2014

Critical responseEdit

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic     [10]

David Jeffries from Allmusic gave the album 4 stars out of 5. Here is an extract of his review:

After the early 2013 announcement that Wisin & Yandel had not broken up but were taking a break, Yandel mentioned he was "anxious" to get back to his solo career, and here is the plentiful proof. As bold and as brash as its title, De Líder a Leyenda lands with only a handful of guest shots (including J Alvarez, Daddy Yankee and Don Omar) and a big, 16-song track list (17 if you count the English version of "Hablé de Ti") but as the Yandel overflows, so do the hooky, slick club numbers, most all of them hitting the target. "Hablé de Ti," "Hasta Abajo," and the skittish wonder dubbed "Fallaron" lead the pack of swag-flashing party numbers, and still, the album rounds itself out well when slower, deeper tracks, like the great "Déjate Amar," offer warm and welcome breaks from the flashing club lights.[10]

Chart performanceEdit

De Líder a Leyenda debuted at number one on the Billboard Top Latin Albums, becoming his highest debut on the U.S. charts as solo artist,[2] the album also debuted at number nine on the Top Rap Albums and at number 76 on the Billboard 200.[11] On the Mexican Albums Chart the album debuted at number four.[12]

SinglesEdit

"Hablé de Ti" served as the lead single from De Líder a Leyenda. The song was released on June 7, 2013.[3] The music video, filmed in Los Ángeles, California, was directed by Carlos Pérez.[13]

"Hasta Abajo", was released as the album's second single on October 15, 2013.[4] The music video was also directed by Carlos Pérez, and filmed in a desert of the South of California.[14]

"Moviendo Caderas" serves as third single, it features Reggaeton singer Daddy Yankee. The song was first released on February 10, 2014.[5] Once again, the video was directed by Carlos Pérez and filmed in his natal Puerto Rico.[15]

"Plakito" featuring his sibling Gadiel was released as the fourth single from the album on July 29, 2014 along with the music video directed by Fernando Lugo.[6] A remix featuring vocals from Puerto Rican singer Farruko was released on September 23, 2014.[7]

Promotional singlesEdit

"Da Show" was released online as promotional single on July 22, 2013.[16] The music video, directed by Luis Carmona, includes visual exclusive, captured through his phone over the time.[17]

"Déjate Amar" was released as promotional single on June 27, 2014.[18] On April 30, a preview of the video, directed by LabTwenty, was released through his Instagram account.[19]

"En La Oscuridad" was released on July 8, 2014 as promotional single from the album with a digital download release, taking form as a salsa version (not included on the album) featuring Puerto Rican recording artist, Gilberto Santa Rosa.[20]

De Líder a Leyenda VIP TourEdit

De Líder a Leyenda VIP Tour is the first concert tour by Yandel. The first leg commenced on June 5, 2014 in San Francisco, and concluded on June 28, 2014 in Miami,[21] the second leg commenced on September 13, 2014 in Concepción, Paraguay, and will conclude on November 19, 2014 in Las Vegas.[22] An extended play, entitled Legacy: De Líder a Leyenda Tour (EP), was released exclusively to digital marketplaces to support the tour.

Tour datesEdit

Track listingEdit

No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Hablé de Ti"Llandel Veguilla, Marcos MasisTainy3:41
2."Hasta Abajo"Veguilla, MasisTainy3:27
3."Mano Al Aire"Veguilla, Masis 2:50
4."Déjate Amar"Veguilla, Masis 3:39
5."Enamorado De Ti" (featuring Don Omar)Veguilla, Masis 3:51
6."La Cama"Veguilla, Masis, Christian RamosTainy3:20
7."Moviendo Caderas" (featuring Daddy Yankee)Veguilla, Ramón L. Ayala, Victor Delgado, Eliezer Palacios, Gabriel Rodríguez, Francisco Saldaña, Geancarlos Rivera Tapia, Jonathan Rivera Tapia 3:19
8."No Perdamos Tiempo"Veguilla, Masis 3:03
9."En La Oscuridad"Veguilla, Masis, Ramos, Jean Rodriguez, Fabian Worell 3:20
10."Sudor"Veguilla, Alberto "The Legacy" Torres, Roberto "Tito" Vazquez 3:19
11."Fallaron"Veguilla, Masis 2:50
12."Para Irnos (A Fuego)" (featuring J Alvarez & Gadiel)Veguilla, Masis, Nelson Diaz, Gadiel Veguilla, Pedro Santana, Javid Álvarez 3:39
13."Nada Que Perder"Veguilla, Christopher Montalvo 3:52
14."Da Show"Veguilla, MasisTainy2:46
15."Plakito" (featuring Gadiel)Veguilla, Gabriel Veguilla, Josias De La Cruz 3:11
16."Persígueme"Veguilla, MasisTainy2:36
17."Hablé de Ti" (English version)Veguilla, MasisTainy3:41
Total length:56:24

Credits and personnelEdit

Credits adapted from AllMusic.[23]

Charts and salesEdit

Album certificationEdit

Region Certification Certified units/sales
United States (RIAA)[25] Gold (Latin) 30,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Yandel: De Lider a Leyenda: Album Notes | HBDirect
  2. ^ a b c Yandel Debuts at No. 1 on Top Latin Albums Chart, Eyes 2014 Tour Billboard. Accessed February 22, 2014
  3. ^ a b Hable de Ti - Single de Yandel iTunes Store. Accessed February 20, 2014
  4. ^ a b Hasta Abajo - Single de Yandel iTunes Store. Accessed February 20, 2014
  5. ^ a b "Moviendo Caderas (feat. Daddy Yankee) - Yandel". RateYourMusic. Retrieved July 2, 2014.
  6. ^ a b "Yandel premieres new music video "Plakito" on Telemundo, MUN2 this Tuesday". PR NewsChannel. July 28, 2014. Retrieved July 28, 2014.
  7. ^ a b "Yandel: Plakito (Remix) (feat. El General Gadiel & Farruko)". iTunes. Apple. Retrieved 2014-09-24.
  8. ^ "Latin Grammys 2014: Complete list of nominees and winners". Los Angeles Times. Tribune Publishing. August 5, 2015.
  9. ^ "2014 Billboard Latin Music Awards Finalists and Winners" (PDF). Billboard Events. Prometheus Global Media. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2015-06-26. Retrieved 24 June 2015.
  10. ^ a b Jeffries, David. "Review: De Líder a Leyenda". Allmusic. Retrieved Feb 24, 2010.
  11. ^ a b c d De Líder a Leyenda - Yandel - Awards AllMusic. Accessed February 13, 2014
  12. ^ a b "Top 100 México – Semana Del 4 al 10 de Noviembre 2013" (in Spanish). Asociación Mexicana de Productores de Fonogramas y Videogramas. Archived from the original on 11 November 2013. Retrieved 13 February 2014.
  13. ^ "Yandel : Hablé de Ti". CMT.com. Retrieved 2014-06-18.
  14. ^ "Yandel : Hasta Abajo". CMT.com. Retrieved 2014-06-18.
  15. ^ "Yandel : Moviendo Caderas (feat. Daddy Yankee)". CMT.com. Retrieved 2014-06-18.
  16. ^ Da Show - Single de Yandel iTunes Store. Accessed February 25, 2014
  17. ^ "Yandel : Da Show: Must Go On: Special Footage". YouTube. Retrieved 2014-06-18.
  18. ^ "Yandel estrenará video del tema "Déjate amar"". Metro (in Spanish). Metro International. June 24, 2014. Retrieved June 25, 2014.
  19. ^ "COMING SOON!..." Twitter. Google. 2014-04-30. Retrieved 2014-05-02.
  20. ^ "Yandel estrena nuevo tema con Gilberto Santa Rosa". Primera Hora (in Spanish). 2014-07-06.
  21. ^ a b "Yandel – De Líder a Leyenda VIP Tour". wisinyandelpr.com. Retrieved 2014-06-10.
  22. ^ a b "A petición de su fanaticada Yandel lanza Legacy - De Líder a Leyenda Tour EP". Yandellaleyenda.com. Retrieved 2014-08-28.
  23. ^ "De Líder a Leyenda - Yandel - Credits". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved February 24, 2014.
  24. ^ Latin Rhythm Albums: Week of 23/11/13 | Billboard Accessed February 26, 2014
  25. ^ "American album certifications – Yandel – De Lider a Leyenda". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved March 17, 2014. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click Type, then select Latin, then click SEARCH.