El Patrón

El Patrón is the third studio album by Puerto Rican singer-songwriter Tito El Bambino, released on March 3, 2009 by Universal Music Latino. It was produced primarily by Monserrate with other contributions by Nérol, Marioso, Mambo Kingz, among others. El Patron was nominated for a Lo Nuestro Award for Urban Album of the Year.[1] It also received a nomination for the Billboard Latin Music Award for Latin Rhythm Album of the Year in 2010.[2]

El Patrón
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Studio album by
ReleasedMarch 24, 2009
Recorded2008–2009
GenreReggaeton, merengue, bachata
LabelUniversal Music Latino, Siente
ProducerNérol, Monserrate, Mambo Kingz, Robert Cora, Luis O'Neill, Haze, Ronnie Torres, Marioso
Tito El Bambino chronology
It's My Time
(2007)
El Patrón
(2009)
El Patrón: Invencible
(2011)
Singles from El Patrón
  1. "Vamos Pal Agua"
    Released: 2008
  2. "Under"
    Released: 2009
  3. "El Amor"
    Released: 2009
  4. "Mi Cama Huele A Ti"
    Released: 2009
  5. "Te Comencé A Querer"
    Released: 2010
Singles from El Patrón: La Victoria
  1. "Feliz Navidad"
    Released: 2009
  2. "Te Pido Perdón"
    Released: 2010

Critical receptionEdit

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic     [3]

In a mostly positive review, Allmusic writer, Jason Birchmeier says the album "finds him developing as an artist and experimenting with different styles without abandoning his reggaeton roots." He also went on to say that the album is a "solid effort filled with lots of good songs and a few excellent ones." He called "El Amor" the "most obvious stylistic experiment" and the "primary highlight" and said that it "showcases Tito's singing ability."[3]

Track listingEdit

Standard editionEdit

  1. El Amor - 4:07
  2. Sueltate - 3:04
  3. Mata - 2:59
  4. Desnudarte - 2:56
  5. Mi Cama Huele A Ti (feat. Zion & Lennox) - 3:44
  6. Piropo - 3:13
  7. Baila Sexy - 2:44
  8. Perfumate - 2:36
  9. Te Comence A Querer - 3:31
  10. Agarrala (feat. Plan B) - 4:22
  11. Te Extrano - 3:32
  12. Under - 2:43
  13. Se Me Daña La Mente - 3:21
  14. Somos Iguales - 3:31

Special Edition and Re-EditionEdit

El Patrón: La VictoriaEdit

On January 26, 2010, through Siente Music, Tito "El Bambino" released a special re-edition of the album, called El Patron: La Victoria. It included a few new tracks, and new guest appearances by Jenni Rivera and La India.

El Patrón: La Victoria
No.TitleWriter(s){{{extra_column}}}Length
1."Te Pido Perdón"Efraín FinesNérol2:51
2."Feliz Navidad"  3:26
3."El Amor"  4:07
4."Suéltate"  3:04
5."Mata"  4:58
6."Desnudarte"  2:56
7."Mi Cama Huele a Ti" (featuring Zion & Lennox)  3:45
8."Piropo"  3:13
9."Baila Sexy"  2:45
10."Te Comencé a Querer"  3:28
11."Agárrala" (featuring Plan B)  4:22
12."Te Extraño"  3:32
13."Somos Iguales"  3:30
14."El Amor (Salsa Version)"  3:52
15."Mi Cama Huele A Ti (Pop Version)"  4:22
16."El Amor (Regional Version)"Cristian Castro 4:41

El Patrón: InvencibleEdit

In mid-2010, it had been confirmed that Tito "El Bambino" would release a new album, and that it will be a part two or three of his album, El Patrón. It was later released on February 8, 2010 through Siente music, although instead of being a re-edition like La Victoria, it was more of different album with new songs and new guests appearances with new producers.

ChartsEdit

Charts (2009) Peak
position
Mexican Albums Chart[4] 33
US Billboard 200[5] 138
US Billboard Top Rap Albums[6] 18
US Billboard Top Latin Albums[7] 1

Sales and certificationsEdit

Region Certification Certified units/sales
United States (RIAA)[8] 2× Platinum (Latin) 200,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone

See alsoEdit

Release historyEdit

List of release dates, showing country, record label, and catalog number
Region Date Format Label Catalog Edition
United States[9] March 3, 2009 CD, digital download Siente Music B001URKXPY Standard

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Full List of Nominees Announced for 22nd Edition of Univision Prestigious Premio Lo Nuestro Latin Music Awards". Univision. Univision Communications. December 1, 2009. Archived from the original on October 5, 2013. Retrieved September 27, 2013.
  2. ^ "Congratulations to the 2010 Billboard Latin Music Award Winners" (PDF). Billboard Events. Prometheus Global Media. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2014-12-10. Retrieved 22 June 2015.
  3. ^ a b "El Patrón - Tito el Bambino | Allmusic". Rovi Corporation. Retrieved January 16, 2011.
  4. ^ mexicancharts.com - Tito "El Bambino" - El patrón[permanent dead link] Hung Medien. Retrieved January 6, 2011.
  5. ^ "Tito el Bambino Album & Song Chart History". Billboard 200 for Tito el Bambino. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved January 3, 2011.
  6. ^ "Tito el Bambino Album & Song Chart History". Billboard Top Rap Albums for Tito el Bambino. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved January 3, 2011.
  7. ^ "Tito el Bambino Album & Song Chart History". Billboard Top Latin Albums for Tito el Bambino. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved January 3, 2011.
  8. ^ "American album certifications – Tito el Bambino – El Patron". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click Type, then select Latin, then click SEARCH. 
  9. ^ Amazon.com: El Patron: Tito El Bambino: MP3 Downloads Amazon.com, Inc. Retrieved January 15, 2011.