Vida (Luis Fonsi album)

Vida is the tenth studio album by Puerto Rican singer Luis Fonsi, released on February 1, 2019, through Universal Music Latin Entertainment. It is Fonsi's first album in five years,[3] and features the singles "Despacito" (both the original version and remix), "Échame la Culpa", "Calypso" (both the original version and remix), "Imposible" and "Sola".[4]

Vida
Luis Fonsi - Vida.png
Studio album by
ReleasedFebruary 1, 2019 (2019-02-01)
Recorded2016-2018
Genre
Length52:25
Language
  • Spanish
  • English
LabelUniversal Latin
Producer
Luis Fonsi chronology
Despacito & Mis Grandes Éxitos
(2017)
Vida
(2019)
Singles from Vida
  1. "Despacito"
    Released: January 12, 2017
  2. "Despacito (Remix)"
    Released: April 17, 2017
  3. "Échame la Culpa"
    Released: November 17, 2017
  4. "Calypso"
    Released: June 14, 2018
  5. "Imposible"
    Released: October 19, 2018
  6. "Sola"
    Released: January 23, 2019
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[1]
Rolling Stone4/5 stars[2]

MusicEdit

Along with its singles, the primarily Spanish album includes "Sola", which was described as a "mid-tempo, sultry R&B tinged jam over sparse arrangements" by Billboard.[4] It includes a variety of tempos, ranging from the "up-tempo urban/pop fusions" "Despacito" and "Échame la Culpa" to the romantic ballad "Le pido al cielo".[4] Billboard named Vida one of the most anticipated albums of 2019, saying there would be "plenty of new ballads, which Fonsi sings predominantly in Spanish and delivers with an urban touch".[5]

Critical receptionEdit

Vida received a nomination for Best Latin Pop Album at the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards.[6]

Year-end lists
Publication Accolade Ranking Ref.
AllMusic AllMusic Best of 2019 N/A

Commercial performanceEdit

In the United States, Vida debuted at number 18 on the US Billboard 200 with 22,000 equivalent album units and at number one on the Top Latin Albums chart and on the Latin Pop Albums chart.[8]

Track listingEdit

Adapted from iTunes.[9]

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Sola"3:24
2."Apaga la Luz"
  • Rodriguez
  • Paolo Tondo
  • Luis Salazar
  • Jovany Barreto
3:32
3."Le Pido al Cielo"
  • Rodriguez
  • M. Rengifo
  • Torres
  • Johan Arjona
4:07
4."Imposible" (with Ozuna)
2:44
5."Poco a Poco"Johan Arjona2:55
6."Dime Que No Te Irás"
4:21
7."Échame la Culpa" (with Demi Lovato)
  • Rodríguez
  • Alejandro Rengifo
  • M. Rengifo
  • Torres
2:53
8."Tanto para Nada"
  • Rodriguez
  • Johan Arjona
  • Torres
  • Menkarski
3:50
9."Despacito" (featuring Daddy Yankee)3:49
10."Más Fuerte Que Yo"
  • Johan Arjona
  • Rodriguez
  • Torres
  • Ximena Munoz
3:49
11."Calypso" (featuring Stefflon Don)
3:20
12."Ahí Estás Tú"
  • Johan Arjona
  • Rodriguez
  • Torres
3:22
13."Despacito" (Remix) (with Daddy Yankee featuring Justin Bieber)3:50
14."Calypso" (Remix) (featuring Karol G)
  • Rodríguez
  • Olatunji
  • M. Rengifo
  • Torres
  • Allen
3:05
15."Sola" (English version)
3:24
Total length:52:25

ChartsEdit

Chart (2019) Peak
position
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[10] 41
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[11] 64
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[12] 114
Canadian Albums (Billboard)[13] 47
Czech Albums (ČNS IFPI)[14] 83
Dutch Albums (Album Top 100)[15] 91
French Albums (SNEP)[16] 76
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[17] 27
Italian Albums (FIMI)[18] 89
Portuguese Albums (AFP)[19] 29
Spanish Albums (PROMUSICAE)[20] 1
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[21] 6
US Billboard 200[22] 18
US Top Latin Albums (Billboard)[23] 1
US Latin Pop Albums (Billboard)[24] 1

CertificationsEdit

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Brazil (Pro-Música Brasil)[25] 2× Diamond 320,000*
United States (RIAA)[26] 22× Platinum (Latin) 1,320,000 

*sales figures based on certification alone
 sales+streaming figures based on certification alone

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Jurek, Thom. "Luis Fonsi - Vida - Album review". allmusic.com. AllMusic. Retrieved February 10, 2020.
  2. ^ Exposito, Suzy (February 1, 2019). "Review: Luis Fonsi Picks Up 'Despacito' Momentum With 'Vida'". rollingstone.com. Rolling Stone. Retrieved February 10, 2020.
  3. ^ Yglesias, Ana (January 11, 2019). "Luis Fonsi To Drop First LP Following "Despacito"". The Recording Academy. Retrieved January 13, 2019.
  4. ^ a b c Cobo, Leila (January 10, 2019). "Luis Fonsi to Release New Album 'Vida' on February 1: Exclusive". Billboard. Retrieved January 13, 2019.
  5. ^ "The 40 Most Anticipated Albums of 2019". Billboard. Retrieved January 17, 2019.
  6. ^ "2019 GRAMMY WINNERS &NOMINEES - 62nd Annual GRAMMY Awards (2019)". grammy.com. The Recording Academy. Retrieved February 10, 2020.
  7. ^ "AllMusic Best of 2019". allmusic.com. AllMusic. Retrieved February 10, 2020.
  8. ^ Bustios, Pamela (February 12, 2019). "Luis Fonsi Celebrates Vida debuting at No.1 on Top Billboard Latin Chart Hits". Billboard. Retrieved February 12, 2019.
  9. ^ "VIDA by Luis Fonsi on iTunes". iTunes Store. Retrieved January 13, 2019.
  10. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Luis Fonsi – Vida" (in German). Hung Medien. Retrieved February 14, 2019.
  11. ^ "Ultratop.be – Luis Fonsi – Vida" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved February 9, 2019.
  12. ^ "Ultratop.be – Luis Fonsi – Vida" (in French). Hung Medien. Retrieved February 9, 2019.
  13. ^ "Luis Fonsi Chart History (Canadian Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved February 12, 2019.
  14. ^ "Czech Albums – Top 100". ČNS IFPI. Note: On the chart page, select 201932 on the field besides the word "Zobrazit", and then click over the word to retrieve the correct chart data. Retrieved August 13, 2019.
  15. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Luis Fonsi – Vida" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved February 9, 2019.
  16. ^ "Le Top de la semaine : Top Albums Fusionnes – SNEP (Week 6, 2019)" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. Retrieved February 11, 2019.
  17. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Luis Fonsi – Vida" (in German). GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved February 8, 2019.
  18. ^ "Album – Classifica settimanale WK 6 (dal 01.02.2019 al 07.02.2019)" (in Italian). Federazione Industria Musicale Italiana. Retrieved February 9, 2019.
  19. ^ "Portuguesecharts.com – Luis Fonsi – Vida". Hung Medien. Retrieved July 9, 2019.
  20. ^ "Top 100 Albumes – Semana 6: del 1.2.2019 al 7.2.2019" (in Spanish). Productores de Música de España. Retrieved February 13, 2019.
  21. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Luis Fonsi – Vida". Hung Medien. Retrieved February 13, 2019.
  22. ^ "Luis Fonsi Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved February 12, 2019.
  23. ^ "Luis Fonsi Chart History (Top Latin Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved February 12, 2019.
  24. ^ "Luis fonsi – Chart history". Billboard Latin Pop Albums. Retrieved February 16, 2019.
  25. ^ "Brazilian album certifications – Luis Fonsi – Vida" (in Portuguese). Associação Brasileira dos Produtores de Discos. Retrieved September 19, 2019.
  26. ^ "American album certifications – Luis Fonsi – Vida". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved March 6, 2019. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click Type, then select Latin, then click SEARCH.