|Artist: Enrique Iglesias|
Album Notes and Credits
Notes & Personnel Info
|Adapter: Enrique Iglesias.|
|Personnel: Carlos Paucar (vocals); Mikkel Storleer Eriksen, Tor Erik Hermanson (various instruments); Johnta Austin (vocals); Kristian Lundin (keyboards, programming); Anna Nordell (background vocals).|
|Audio Mixers: Kristian Lundin; Mark Taylor ; Mark "Spike" Stent; Phil Tan; Randy Staub ; Ren Swan.|
|Recording information: Battery Studios, New York, NY; Metrophonic Studios, England; Oriole Clubhouse, The Location Studios; South Point Studios (The Crackhouse).|
|Photographers: Alan Silfen; Chapman Baehler.|
|Throughout the early 2000s Enrique Iglesias steadily gained a firm foothold as the biggest-selling Latin pop star on the market. That his father is an international superstar didn't hurt matters, of course, nor did his smoldering good looks, but Iglesias's albums also showed an increasing command of the pop medium with their blend of romantic balladry, radio-ready pop, and adult contemporary fare. INSOMNIAC (2007) pushes the singer's profile even further into the commercial stratosphere with its slick, glossy sound and the newfound presence of urban contemporary grooves designed for the club.|
|Everything about INSOMNIAC is designed for crossover appeal. The album is almost entirely in English, and the inclusion of club-oriented tracks--such as "Push," which features a cameo by rapper Lil Wayne, and "Do You Know? (The Ping Pong Song)"--are a clear appeal to young, hip audiences. Yet Iglesias still plays the sexy crooner without missing a beat ("On Top of You"), and also sings a couple songs in Spanish to keep his Latin listeners in the loop ("Alguien Soy Yo"). In short, Iglesias covers all the bases on this sharp, stylish release, adding even more fuel to his reign as the king of contemporary Latin pop.|
Producer: Sean Garrett; Steve Morales; Brian Kidd; John Shanks; Kristian Lundin; Carlos Paucar; Mark Taylor; Rami Yacoub; Enrique Iglesias; Arnthor Birgisson; Scott Thomas; Sean Garrett; Steve Morales; Brian Kidd; Kristian Lundin; John Shanks; Arnthor; Mark Taylor;
Engineer: Mikkel S. Eriksen; Andy Ellis; Kristian Lundin; Mark Taylor; Ren Swan; Alex E. Smith; Andy Ellis
Enrique Iglesias - Insomniac - CD
By: Michael Fraiman Cinema Blend CD Reviews
Published on: 6/14/2007 11:59 AM
|At first, you think Enrique's latest album will be another one filled with sentimentality--the title, Insomniac, perhaps referring to sleepless nights he's suffered through because his woman isn't by his side, and the first track opening with a few gentle piano notes. Then as the song progresses, you realize he's repeatedly crooning, "ring my bells/ ring my bells" and then the synthesizer kicks in. ...read the full review|
Associated Artists and Works
|Release Date : 06/12/2007|
|Original Release Date : 2007|
|Catalog ID : 0008964|
|Label : Interscope (USA)|
|Number of Discs : 1|
|Studio/Live : Studio|
|Mono/Stereo : Stereo|
|SPAR Code : n/a|
|UPC : 00602517338449|
Born on May 8, 1975, in Madrid, Spain, Enrique Iglesias began his career in 1995, when he was barely 20 years old and made his appearance in the music world with his first album, which he had been secretly planning since he was 16 without anyone, not even his family, knowing. He has been on top ever since.
In the United States alone he has earned two platinum records, as certified by the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America), for sales of over two million copies of his first two records. Nine of his songs have ranked number one on the radio stations of over 19 countries in the Americas, Europe and Asia, proof of how solid his international career is. He has recorded in three languages, including Italian, Portuguese and, of course, Spanish and English.
In 1997 he did his first World Tour, entitled Vivir, which included 78 concerts in 13 countries, which were attended by more than 720,000 people. During his first world tour, Iglesias performed at various stadiums with a capacity of over 50,000 spectators each. In the United States he performed at 19 arenas. For the Latin American part of his tour, two cargo planes were charted to transport all his stage, lighting and sound equipment. When the Vivir World Tour went to Europe, it became necessary to charter a Jumbo cargo jet. This tour, which was well-received by the critics, is considered the biggest one by a Latin performer, making Iglesias not only the best-selling Latin recording artist but also the most successful one on stage.
His talent and looks have also forced Hollywood to pay attention. Enrique recently landed his first feature film role in Robert Rodriguez' Once Upon A Time In Mexico, alongside Antonio Banderas, Salma Hayek and Johnny Depp. The Miramax feature was released in 2002. For this star who admits to being shy in private, music is indeed an escape. "What I want when I listen to music is what everyone wants--that it take me someplace else, make me happy or sad or remember a feeling. Music changes you." And Enrique Iglesias just may change the borders people have put around pop music.