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PiesDescalzos
Released October 6, 1995
Length 41:06
Producers Shakira, Luis Fernando Ochoa
Label Columbia
Discography
D2 D3 D4
From Pies Descalzos
  1. "Estoy Aquí"
    Released: August 29, 1995
  2. "¿Dónde Estás Corazón?"
    Released: February 2, 1996
  3. "Pies Descalzos, Sueños Blancos"
    Released: April 15, 1996
  4. "Un Poco de Amor"
    Released: May 16, 1996
  5. "Antología"
    Released: January 8, 1997
  6. "Se Quiere, Se Mata"
    Released: March 10, 1997

Pies Descalzos (English: Bare Feet) is the official debut studio album by Colombian singer-songwriter Shakira, released in 1996. It is widely considered as her breakthrough album, because of the commercial failure of her two previous "promotional" albums. The album features the hit singles "Estoy Aquí" and "¿Dónde Estás Corazón?". Worldwide, the album has sold 5 million copies.

Album informationEdit

Shakira was under a lot of pressure while producing this album. If she had failed to produce a suitably successful record, this would have been her third and last album, most likely ending her singing career. Shakira managed to produce the majority of the album. In the end, her efforts to keep her career alive paid off. Recording for the album began in February, 1995. After the success of her single "¿Dónde Estás Corazón?", Sony gave Shakira $100,000 to produce the album since they predicted that the album would not sell past 100,000 copies, however, the album sold more than 5 million copies, selling 1.2 million in Brazil alone.

Shakira rewrote many of her old songs with new melodies along with her partner Luis F. Ochoa. When promoting the album, Shakira was only given a small auditorium, the guests consisting of people who had heard about the press conference of the album. Shakira explains that the album is basically about her experiences in life and how she views society.

Track listingEdit

All songs written and composed by Shakira and Luis Fernando Ochoa, except "Te Espero Sentada" by Shakira herself. 
Standard edition[1]
No. Title Length
1. "Estoy aquí"   3:52
2. "Antología"   4:14
3. "Un poco de amor"   4:01
4. "Quiero"   4:10
5. "Te necesito"   4:00
6. "Vuelve"   3:53
7. "Te espero sentada"   3:24
8. "Pies descalzos, sueños blancos"   3:25
9. "Pienso en ti"   2:25
10. "¿Dónde estás corazón?"   3:51
11. "Se quiere, se mata"   3:38


PersonnelEdit

  • Shakiraproducer, songwriter, vocals
  • Luis Fernando Ochoa – producer, mixer, songwriter, background vocals, guitar, keyboards, harmonica, percussion
  • Alvaro Farfan – director
  • Victor DiPersia – engineer, mixer
  • Camillo Montilla – engineer, piano
  • Sonido Azulado – engineer
  • Luly Deya – assistant engineer
  • José Martínez – assistant engineer
  • Freddi Niño – assistant engineer
  • Juan Antonio Castillo – mixing
  • Michael Fuller – mastering
  • Sergio Solano – guitar
  • Italo Lamboglia – drums
  • Gonzo Vasquez – programming, drums, percussion, background vocals
  • Jose Gaviria – background vocals
  • Andrea Piñeros – background vocals
  • Jose Garcia – bass guitar
  • Alejandro Gomez – harmonica
  • Eusebio Valderrama – trumpet
  • Samuel Torres – percussion
  • Felipe Dothe – design
  • Javier Hincapie – design
  • Patricia Bonilla – photography
  • Miguel Angel Velandia – photography

ChartsEdit

Chart (1996) Peak
position
German Albums Chart 71
U.S. Billboard Hot Heatseekers Albums 34
U.S. Billboard Latin Albums 5
U.S. Billboard Latin Pop Albums 3

ReferencesEdit

  1. "iTunes - Música - Pies Descalzos de Shakira". Itunes.apple.com. http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?id=193662156&s=143468. Retrieved 2012-03-05. 

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