Carlos "Cuto" Soto
Sony Music Latin
| Abriendo Puertas
Cuenta Conmigo, Cara de Niño, Caribe Gardel, Magia, Canto a Mi Idolo Frankie R
Abriendo Puertas (Opening Doors) is the second studio album released by Puerto Rican singer Jerry Rivera in early 1990. The two singles from the album, "Dime" and "Más Que Tú" charted on the Billboard Latin Songs chart. The album was considered responsible a younger audience to the salsa market and reached number-one on the Billboard Tropical Albums.
When Jerry Rivera was fourteen, he sent a demo tape to CBS Discos under the suggestion of his father. This led to Rivera signing a contract with the record label and recorded his first album Empezando a Vivir. The lead single, "De La Cabeza a los Pies" ("From Head to Toe"), received airplay in Puerto Rico and was included in the salsa compilation album, Non-Stop Dancing, Vol. 2.
The album includes eight tracks, most of them being covers of songs previously recorded by several performers. The lead track, "Esa Niña" ("That Girl"), is a cover of Luis Miguel's song from his album, Busca Una Mujer. A music video was made for the song. "Dime" ("Tell Me") was written by Jorge Luis Piloto who also wrote "Como un Milagro" ("Like a Miracle") and "Más Que Tú" ("More Than You"). "Nada Sin Ti" ("Nothing Without You") is a cover of Eros Ramazzotti's song which received airplay. "Para Amarnos Mas" ("To Love Each Other More") is a cover of Manuel Mijares's song. Two singles from the album charted on the Billboard Latin Songs chart. "Dime" peaked at #26 while "Mas Que Tu" peaked at #35.
José Estévez Jr. of Allmusic gave the album a four star rating cite the album as "one of salsa's most commercially successful acts in history." He noted songs such as "Esa Niña", "Dime", and "Nada Sin Ti" as bringing a younger audience to the salsa market. Abriendo Puertas received a nomination for "Tropical Album of the Year" at the Lo Nuestro Awards of 1992.
1Dime4:48Abriendo Puertas (Jerry Rivera album) Wikipedia
3Nada sin ti4:35