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Quizás (English: Maybe) is the sixth studio album and fourth full-Spanish-language album recorded by Spanish singer-songwriter Enrique Iglesias. The album was released by Universal Music Latino on September 17, 2002. Quizás was Iglesias first album in Spanish in four years, his last being Cosas del Amor back in 1998, this was also his last full-length Spanish album of his career as his next albums would be English and bilingual exclusively. The album has a fragile and delicate sound compared to his previous three Spanish albums, which were based on pop songs with light rock instrumentation and consists mainly of middle of the road Latin pop ballads. It is his most personal release to date as it deals with topics such as the strange relationship with his father singer Julio Iglesias and other personal dilemmas.[2] Enrique Iglesias singer won the Latin Grammy Award for Best Male Pop Vocal Album at the 4th Annual Latin Grammy Awards on September 3, 2003.

Quizás
Quizás (Enrique Iglesias album - cover art).jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedSeptember 17, 2002 (2002-09-17)
RecordedFebruary–May 2002
StudioNadir Studios
(Madrid, Spain)
South Point Studios
(Miami Beach, Florida)
Larrabee Studios
Westlake Studio
Westlake Audio
(Hollywood, California)
Compass Point Studios
(Nassau, Bahamas)
The Hit Factory Critiera
(Miami, Florida)
GenreLatin pop
Length45:40
LabelUniversal Music Latino
ProducerEnrique Iglesias · Léster Méndez · Rafael Pérez-Botija · Andrés Restrepo
Enrique Iglesias chronology
Escape
(2001)
Quizás
(2002)
7
(2003)
Singles from Quizás
  1. "Mentiroso"
    Released: July 22, 2002 (2002-07-22)
  2. "Quizás"
    Released: October 7, 2002 (2002-10-07)
  3. "Para Qué la Vida"
    Released: January 6, 2003 (2003-01-06)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic2.5/5 stars[1]

Contents

Making of QuizásEdit

Enrique Iglesias wrote or co-wrote every track on the album and co-produced several of the tracks with the exception of "Tres Palabras" and the cover version of "La Chica de Ayer" originally recorded by Nacha Pop. Iglesias was the executive producer of the album alongside best friend Andrés Restrepo. The title track of the album talks about Iglesias' strained relationship with his father. The album was released on September 17, 2002.

Commercial performanceEdit

Quizas topped the Billboard Latin Albums Chart, debuting at #1 and shot to #12 on the Billboard 200, the highest position for a Spanish album at the time and fastest-selling Spanish album in five years. All three singles released from the album ("Mentiroso", "Quizás" and "Para Qué La Vida") topped Billboard's Hot Latin Tracks Chart. In Spain however the first single "Mentiroso" was not released. In its place, the song "La Chica de Ayer" was released as promotional single. The album also entered at 200 on the UK album charts, the highest entry for a Spanish album that year as well as performing well across Latin America going platinum in counties like Mexico and Argentina. The album has sold 1 million copies worldwide.[3]

Track listingEdit

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Tres Palabras"
4:23
2."Para Qué la Vida"4:05
3."La Chica de Ayer"Antonio Vega3:58
4."Mentiroso"
  • García-Alonso
  • Iglesias
4:00
5."Quizás"
  • Méndez
  • Iglesias
4:11
6."Pienso en Tí"
  • Rafael Pérez-Botija
  • Iglesias
4:19
7."Marta"
  • Pérez-Botija
  • Iglesias
4:23
8."Suéltame las Riendas"
  • García-Alonso
  • Iglesias
3:55
9."Mamacita"
  • García-Alonso
  • Méndez
  • glesias
4:52
10."Mentiroso" (Mariachi)
  • García-Alonso
  • Iglesias
3:51
11."No Apages La Luz"
3:50
Total length:45:40

ChartsEdit

Chart (2002) Peak
position
Canadian Albums (Billboard)[4] 30
Italian Albums (FIMI) 14
Portuguese Albums (AFP) 26
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[5] 1
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[6] 15
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[7] 41
UK Albums (OCC)[8] 135
US Billboard 200[9] 12
US Top Latin Albums (Billboard)[10] 1
US Latin Pop Albums (Billboard)[11] 1

Sales and certificationsEdit

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[12] Platinum 100,000^
United States (RIAA)[13] 4× Platinum (Latin) 400,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ AMG review
  2. ^ "Quizás El nuevo single;". 19 November 2002. Retrieved 4 April 2019.
  3. ^ "Enrique Iglesias presenta hoy en EE.UU. su último video "Quizás";". 25 November 2002. Retrieved 4 April 2019.
  4. ^ "Enrique Iglesias Chart History (Canadian Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved 22 June 2017.
  5. ^ Salaverri, Fernando (September 2005). Sólo éxitos: año a año, 1959–2002 (1st ed.). Spain: Fundación Autor-SGAE. ISBN 84-8048-639-2.
  6. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Enrique Iglesias – Quizás". Hung Medien. Retrieved 22 June 2017.
  7. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Enrique Iglesias – Quizás". Hung Medien. Retrieved 22 June 2017.
  8. ^ "Enrique Iglesias | Artist | Official Charts". UK Albums Chart. Retrieved May 21, 2016.
  9. ^ "Enrique Iglesias Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved June 12, 2016.
  10. ^ "Enrique Iglesias Chart History (Top Latin Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved June 12, 2016.
  11. ^ "Enrique Iglesias Chart History (Latin Pop Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved June 12, 2016.
  12. ^ Salaverrie, Fernando (September 2005). Sólo éxitos: año a año, 1959–2002 (PDF) (in Spanish) (1st ed.). Madrid: Fundación Autor/SGAE. p. 965. ISBN 84-8048-639-2. Retrieved 20 June 2019.
  13. ^ "American album certifications – Enrique Iglesias – Quizas". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved 17 November 2013. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click Type, then select Latin, then click SEARCH.