Utopía Internacional

Utopía

Utopía is the title of Mexican singer Belinda's second solo studio album, released on October 3, 2006, and revised with English tracks to be released in Germany and other parts of Europe on October 22, 2007.

Album

Utopía marks Belinda's first with EMI after leaving Sony BMG for creative differences in Spring of 2006. Belinda is credited as executive producer for the record and recorded the album between May and July 2006 in Miami, Los Angeles, and NYC. Described as a more mature album, inspiration was garnered from books including Thomas Moore's own "Utopia".

Track listing

# Title Length
1. Utopía (Belinda, Nacho Peregrin, Greg Kurstin, Sia Furler) 3:00
2. Ni Freud ni tu mamá (Belinda, Nacho Peregrin, Greg Wells, Shelly Peiken) 3:24
3. See A Little Light (Belinda, Nacho Peregrin, Jimmy Harry) 4:04
4. Bella Traición (Belinda, Nacho Peregrin, Kara DioGuardi, Mitch Allan) 3:45
5. Contigo O Sin Ti (Belinda, Karen Juantorena, Esthero, Daniel McKinney, Krista Gonzales, Kobe Eshun) 4:01
6. Alguien Más (Belinda, Nacho Peregrin, Kara DioGuardi, Mitch Allan) 3:13
7. ¿Quién Es Feliz? (Belinda, Nacho Peregrin, Lester Mendez, Skie) 3:47
8. Pudo Ser Tan Fácil (Belinda, Nacho Peregrin, Robert Habolin, Mack) 3:54
9. Noche Cool (Belinda, Karen Juantorena, Kara DioGuardi, Greg Wells, Nicole Scherzinger) 3:06
10. Amiga Soledad (Belinda, Nacho Peregrin, Lester Mendez, Kay Hanley) 4:24
11. Good...Good (Belinda, Nacho Peregrin, Karen Juantorena, Kandi Burruss, Bloodshy & Avant) 3:23
12. Luz Sin Gravedad (Belinda, Nacho Peregrin, Jimmy Harry) 4:01
13. Never Enough (Belinda, Nacho Peregrin, Greg Kurstin) 3:12

Singles

The first single "Ni Freud Ni Tu Mamá", produced and mixed by Greg Wells, was released internationally on August 28 2006 and peaked at number 3 in Mexico. Second single "Bella Traición" was released internationally on January 31 2007 and rise up to #7 in the Mexican airplay chart. The video for "Bella Traición" was filmed in Mexico and was released on March 5. The video for "Luz Sin Gravedad" has also been filmed and was released on March 13. "Alguien Más" will be the fourth single. The English version of "Ni Freud Ni Tu Mamá", entitled "If We Were," will be released alongside the Spanish original as the promotional single in Europe.

Awards

On August 29, 2007 Belinda received a Latin Grammy nomination for Best Female Pop Album for her work in "Utopía", and also the second single "Bella Traición" was nominated for Song of the Year.

Songs

"Contigo o Sin Ti" is a re-working of Esthero's song, "If Tha Mood," from her album Wikked Lil' Grrrls.

The album will be re-released in English in 2007 in the USA, Europe and Asia according to the Emi Televisa Music website. "If We Were" is the first single from Belinda's upcoming English album, a loose translation of "Ni Freud Ni Tu Mamá". The second single in English, "At the End of the Day" ("Bella Traición"), is being played in Mexican radio stations. "See a Little Light" ("Luz Sin Gravedad") is the third single. In August 29, 2007, the album received two Latin Grammy nominations.

Re-release

Utopía² is the special edition of this album. The material was released in September 25, 2007 in U.S.A., Latin America and Europe in several versions.

The album contains the original 13 songs, more four new English songs and one in Spanish ("Es De Verdad") although only appear in the USA version.

"If We Were", "Ni Freud Ni Tu Mamá" english version, is the first single of the album, was released in August 28, 2007.

Track listing (U.S.A. and Latin America)

The 13 songd of the first edition more:

# Title Length
14. Takes One to Know One (Pudo Ser Tan Fácil english version) 3:55
15. If We Were (Ni Freud Ni Tu Mamá english version) 3:25
16. End Of The Day (Bella Traición english version) 3:45
17. Es De Verdad [U.S.A. only] 3:36
18. Why Wait [From Cheetah Girls] (Matthew Gerrard, Robbie Nevil) 3:01

DVD Track listing:

# Title
1. Ni Freud Ni Tu Mamá
2. Bella Traición
3. Luz Sin Gravedad
4. EPK Utopía
5. Making Of Bella Traición
6. Making Of Luz sin Gravedad

Track listing (European Edition)

# Title Length
1. Utopía (Belinda, Nacho Peregrin, Greg Kurstin, Sia Furler) 3:00
2. If We Were 3:25
3. See A Little Light (Belinda, Nacho Peregrin, Jimmy Harry) 4:04
4. End Of The Day 3:45
5. Contigo O Sin Ti (Belinda, Karen Juantorena, Esthero, Daniel McKinney, Krista Gonzales, Kobe Eshun) 4:01
6. Alguien Más (Belinda, Nacho Peregrin, Kara DioGuardi, Mitch Allan) 3:13
7. ¿Quién Es Feliz? (Belinda, Nacho Peregrin, Lester Mendez, Skie) 3:47
8. Takes One to Know One 3:55
9. Noche Cool (Belinda, Karen Juantorena, Kara DioGuardi, Greg Wells, Nicole Scherzinger) 3:06
10. Amiga Soledad (Belinda, Nacho Peregrin, Lester Mendez, Kay Hanley) 4:24
11. Good...Good (Belinda, Nacho Peregrin, Karen Juantorena, Kandi Burruss, Bloodshy & Avant) 3:23
12. Luz Sin Gravedad (Belinda, Nacho Peregrin, Jimmy Harry) 4:01
13. Never Enough (Belinda, Nacho Peregrin, Greg Kurstin) 3:12
14. Why Wait [From Cheetah Girls] (Matthew Gerrard, Robbie Nevil) 3:01
15. Ni Freud ni tu mamá (Belinda, Nacho Peregrin, Greg Wells, Shelly Peiken) 3:25
16. Bella Traición (Belinda, Nacho Peregrin, Kara DioGuardi, Mitch Allan) 3:45
17. Pudo Ser Tan Fácil (Belinda, Nacho Peregrin, Robert Habolin, Mack) 3:01

Track listing (Italian Special Edition) (Released on February 29, 2008)

The 13 songd of the first edition more:

# Title Length
14. Why Wait [From Cheetah Girls] (Matthew Gerrard, Robbie Nevil) 3:01
15. Your Hero featuring the Finley 4:02

Credits and personnel

  • Belinda: vocals
  • Greg Wells: guitar, drums, programming
  • Jimmy Harry: guitar, programming
  • John Allen: drums
  • James Rudder: Assistant Engineer

References

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