Amar es Combatir


Amar es Combatir

Infobox Album |
Name = Amar es Combatir
Type = Album
Artist = Maná



Released = August 22, 2006
Recorded = at The Hit Factory, Miami, Florida
Genre = Latin pop/Rock en Español
Length = 56:30
Label = WEA Latina
Certification = 2x Platino
Producer = Fher Olvera & Alex González
Reviews = * Allmusic Rating|4|5 [http://allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:te5e8qfcbtx4~T1 link]
Last album = ""
(2003)
This album = "Amar es Combatir"
(2006)
Next album = "Arde El Cielo"
(2008)
Misc = Extra album cover 2
Upper caption = Alternate covers
Type = studio


Lower caption = Deluxe Limited Edition CD & DVD cover
Singles
Name = Amar es Combatir
Type = studio
single 1 = Labios Compartidos
single 2 = Bendita Tu Luz
single 3 = Manda Una Señal
single 4 = Ojalá Pudiera Borrarte
single 5 = El Rey Tiburón

"Amar es Combatir" (English: "Loving is Fighting) is the seventh studio album released by the Mexican Latin pop/Rock en Español band Maná. The album, which was released in August 22, 2006, became the band's first release in four years.

On February 11, 2007, the album won a Grammy Award in the category of Best Latin Rock/Alternative Album. [ [http://allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:3xfoxq8dldje~T32 Information about the Grammy Award the album has won.] ] On April 26, 2007 it received two Billboard Latin Music Awards. [ [http://www.billboard.com/bbcom/awards/index.jsp Information about the winners of the 2007 Billboard Latin Music Awards] ]

The band Re-released this album with a Deluxe Limited Edition CD & DVD on March 27, 2007.

Track listing

Personnel

*Francisco Ayon – Assistant
*Miguel Bustamante – Assistant engineer
*Juan Calleros – Bajo sexto, group member
*Juan Luis Guerra – Guest vocals
*Albert Sterling Menendez – Keyboards
*Fher Olvera – Acoustic guitar, harmonica, electric guitar, main vocals, producer, choir, concept design, group member
*Carlos Perez – graphic design, creative director, concept design
*Fernando Quintana – Choir
*Luis Rey – Choir
*Thom Russo – Mixing, recording
*Fabian Serrano – Digital editing, coordination
*Fernando Vallín – Guitar, bajo sexto, digital editing, choir, guitar technician
*Sergio Vallin – Acoustic guitar, electric guitar, choir, group member
*Javier Valverde – Digital editing, assistant engineer

Charts

"Amar Es Combatir" debuted at #4 on the "Billboard" 200 chart and #1 on the Billboard Top Rock Albums chart, selling nearly 87,000 copies in its first week of release in the United States. This marked the highest first-week sales and chart position for a Spanish language album by a duo or group and the first Spanish language album to debut atop the rock albums tally. It is also tied with Shakira's "Fijación Oral Vol. 1" (2005) as the highest debut of a Spanish language album in the history of "Billboard".

The album has produced three "Billboard" Hot Latin Tracks number-one singles: "Labios Compartidos", "Bendita Tu Luz" and "Manda Una Señal".

Album

Awards

Billboard Latin Music Awards
*Latin Rock/Alternative Album of the Year
*Latin Pop Airplay Song of the Year by a Duo or Group – "Labios Compartidos"

Grammy Awards
*Best Latin Rock/Alternative Album

MTV Video Music Awards Latin America
*Video of the Year – "Labios Compartidos"
*Best Rock Artist
*MTV Legend Award

ee also

* Amar es Combatir Tour

References

External links

* [http://www.mana.com.mx/ Official website of the band]
* [http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=11:nt6m96ho3ep1 Review and overview] at Allmusic, has discography


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