19 September 1995
K. C. Porter, Draco Rosa
Sony Music Latin
| September 19, 1995 (1995-09-19)|
Pop music, Latin pop, Music of Latin America, Dance-pop
Ricky Martin albums, Latin pop albums
A Medio Vivir (English: Half Living) is the third studio album by the Puerto Rican singer Ricky Martin. It was released on September 19, 1995 (US).
The album has sold over three million copies, worldwide. That number includes 1.3 million copies sold in Europe.
A Medio Vivir was released at first in Latin America in 1995. It peaked at number eleven on the Top Latin Albums in the US. Five songs from this album charted on the Hot Latin Songs, including "María" and "Volverás", which both peaked at number six, "Te Extraño, Te Olvido, Te Amo" which reached number nine, "Nada es Imposible" (number twenty-three) and "A Medio Vivir" (number thirty-six). The album was certified 6× Platinum in Argentina.
In 1996, "María" debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States, and peaked at number eighty-eight. The album has sold 287,000 copies in the US and was certified Gold by the RIAA for shipping 500,000 copies. The same year, "María" charted in Spain and Finland, and A Medio Vivir followed peaking inside top ten in both countries. It was certified 4× Platinum in Spain and Gold in Finland.
However, the real international breakthrough came in 1997, when "María" became a hit all over Europe. A Medio Vivir debuted on the charts in various countries, peaking inside top ten in France and Belgium Wallonia. It was certified Platinum by the IFPI, after selling one million copies in Europe. It was certified Platinum in France and Gold in Belgium and Switzerland.
After the success of "María", "Te Extraño, Te Olvido, Te Amo" was released as the second international single. It peaked inside top ten in France and Belgium Wallonia. "Volverás" was released as the third single and peaked at number forty-eight in France. "Corazón" was released in Finland reaching number twenty.
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