Grandes Éxitos (Shakira album)

Grandes Éxitos (English: 'Greatest Hits') is the first greatest hits album by Colombian singer and songwriter Shakira. It was released on 2 November 2002, by Sony Music International and Columbia Records, one year after her fifth studio album and English-language debut Laundry Service. It is composed of Spanish-language recordings from her third and fourth studio efforts Pies Descalzos (1995) and Dónde Están los Ladrones? (1998), the live album MTV Unplugged (2000), and translations of tracks from Laundry Service (2001). The album only featured Spanish-language tracks and featured no new recordings. It also did not include songs from her first two studio albums, Magia and Peligro.

Grandes Éxitos
Shakira Grandes Exitos.jpg
Greatest hits album by
Released2 November 2002 (2002-11-02)
Recorded1995-2001
GenreLatin pop, dance-pop, rock en español
Length52:38
Label
Producer
Shakira chronology
Laundry Service
(2001)
Grandes Éxitos
(2002)
Live & off the Record
(2004)
Shakira video chronology
MTV Unplugged
(2000)
Grandes Éxitos
(2002)
Live & off the Record
(2004)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4.5/5 stars[1]

Upon its release, Grandes Éxitos achieved moderate commercial success, and it has sold 1 million copies worldwide.[2] it was certified double-platinum (by standards for Latin recordings) for shipments of 200,000 copies by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).

Track listingEdit

All tracks are written by Shakira.

Disc One (CD)
No.TitleWriter(s)AlbumLength
1."Estoy Aquí"Luis Fernando OchoaPies Descalzos3:53
2."Antología"OchoaPies Descalzos4:11
3."Un Poco de Amor"OchoaPies Descalzos4:00
4."¿Dónde Estás Corazón?"OchoaPies Descalzos3:52
5."Que Me Quedes Tú"OchoaLaundry Service4:47
6."Ciega, Sordomuda"Estefano SalgadoDónde Están los Ladrones?4:28
7."Si Te Vas"OchoaDónde Están los Ladrones?3:30
8."No Creo"OchoaMTV Unplugged4:13
9."Inevitable" Dónde Están los Ladrones?3:13
10."Ojos Así"Dónde Están los Ladrones?3:59
11."Suerte"Laundry Service3:14
12."Te Aviso, Te Anuncio (Tango)" Laundry Service3:42
13."" (Live)Dillon O'BrienMTV Unplugged4:52
14."Dónde Están los Ladrones?" (Live)OchoaMTV Unplugged3:29
15."Moscas en la Casa" Dónde Están los Ladrones?3:31

PersonnelEdit

  • Shakira - Producer, vocals, guitar
  • Emilio Estefan Jr. - Executive producer
  • Tim Mitchell — Compilation producer
  • Luis Fernando Ochoa — Producer, songwriter
  • Lester Mendez — Producer
  • Pablo Florez — Producer, songwriter
  • Javier Garza — Producer
  • Ted Jensen — Mastering
  • Leila Cobo — Liner notes
  • Omar Cruz — Photography
  • Ignacio Gurruchaga — Photography
  • Ian Cuttler — Package design

ChartsEdit

Chart[3][4][5] Peak
position
Finnish Album Chart 18
Portuguese Album Chart 14
Spanish Album Chart 36
Swedish Album Chart 22
Swiss Album Chart 49
U.S. Billboard 200 80
U.S. Billboard Latin Pop 1
U.S. Billboard Top Latin Albums 1

CertificationEdit

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Argentina (CAPIF)[6] Platinum 40,000^
Mexico (AMPROFON)[7] Platinum+Gold 225,000^
United States (RIAA)[8] 2× Platinum (Latin) 200,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone

Release historyEdit

Region Date Format Label Catalog
Worldwide 5 November 2002 CD, digital download Sony International 5098749

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ http://www.vh1la.com/musica/artistas/shakira/#bioMoreover
  3. ^ ""Grandes éxitos" Chart Positions and Trajectories". Archived from the original on 10 February 2009. Retrieved 10 August 2008.
  4. ^ ""Grandes éxitos" Chart Positions and Trajectories". Retrieved 10 August 2008.
  5. ^ ""Grandes éxitos" U.S. Billboard Chart Positions and Trajectories". Retrieved 10 August 2008.
  6. ^ "Argentinian album certifications – Shakira – Grandes Exitos". Argentine Chamber of Phonograms and Videograms Producers.
  7. ^ "Certificaciones" (in Spanish). Asociación Mexicana de Productores de Fonogramas y Videogramas. Type Shakira in the box under the ARTISTA column heading and Grandes Exitos in the box under TÍTULO
  8. ^ "American album certifications – Shakira – Grandes Exitos". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click Type, then select Latin, then click SEARCH.