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"Por Amarte" (English: To Love You) is the title of the third single released by Spanish singer-songwriter Enrique Iglesias from his eponymous debut studio album (1995), It was released on January 8, 1996 (see 1996 in music).[1]

"Por Amarte"
Single by Enrique Iglesias
from the album Enrique Iglesias
ReleasedJanuary 8, 1996 (1996-01-08)
FormatCD · promo single
GenreLatin pop
Songwriter(s)Enrique Iglesias · Roberto Morales
Producer(s)Rafael Pérez-Botija
Enrique Iglesias singles chronology
"Experiencia Religiosa"
"Por Amarte"
"No Llores Por Mí"


Song informationEdit

The track was written by Enrique Iglesias and Roberto Morales, and became Iglesias’ third consecutive chart topper in U.S. The song also was featured on the Mexican telenovela Marisol (1996), produced by Juan Osorio, Erika Buenfil and Eduardo Santamarina starred protagonists, while Claudia Islas, Enrique Álvarez Félix, Aarón Hernán, Irma Lozano, Germán Robles, Laura Flores, Emma Laura, Renée Varsi, Sergio Basáñez, Pilar Montenegro and David Ostrosky starred as antagonists. Famous and beloved Enrique Álvarez Félix died after he finished his work in Marisol. with a few changes in the lyrics. Instead of Por amarte daría mi vida ("To love you, I’d give my life"), the words were: Por amarte Marisol, moriría ("To love you, Marisol, I’d die"). The singer won an ASCAP award for Por Amarte in 1996 and at the 9th Lo Nuestro Awards received a nomination for "Pop Song of the Year", losing to Iglesias own "Experiencia Religiosa".[2]

Chart performancesEdit

The track debuted in the United States Billboard Hot Latin Tracks chart at number 8 on May 18, 1996, and rise to number 1 in only three weeks (the fastest for the singer) and spent eight weeks at pole position. The single spent twelve weeks in the Top Ten and also peaked at number 1 in Mexico for two weeks. Por Amarte peaked at number-one one week after the album Enrique Iglesias climbed to number-one in the Top Latin Albums chart for the first time.


Chart (1996) Peak
Colombia (ASINCOL)[3] 5
Mexico 1
U.S. Billboard Hot Latin Songs 1
U.S. Billboard Top Latin Pop Tracks 1
U.S. Billboard Latin Pop Airplay[4] 1
U.S. Billboard Latin Regional Mexican Airplay[5] 2
U.S. Billboard Latin Tropical/Salsa Airplay[6] 13

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Nimmervoll, Ed. "Enrique Iglesias - Biography". Allmusic. Retrieved 27 March 2012.
  2. ^ "Premios a Lo Mejor De La Música Latina". El Tiempo (in Spanish). Casa Editorial El Tiempo S.A. 8 April 1997. Retrieved 10 June 2013.
  3. ^ "LO QUE ESTA SONANDO" (in Spanish). El Tiempo. 26 November 1996. Retrieved 10 June 2013.
  4. ^ ""Latin Pop Airplay" on". 15 June 1996. Retrieved 8 January 2008.[dead link]
  5. ^ ""Latin Regional Mexican Airplay" on". 25 May 1996. Retrieved 8 January 2008.[dead link]
  6. ^ ""Latin Tropical/Salsa Airplay" on". 1 June 1996. Retrieved 8 January 2008.[dead link]

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