Pop music, Dance-pop
30 October 2001
| October 30, 2001 (2001-10-30)|
February - May 2001
The Hit Factory Critiera
South Point Recording Studios
The Record Plant
(Los Angeles, California)
Enrique Iglesias (also exec.)
Andrés Restrepo (exec.)
Juno Award for International Album of the Year
Cosas del Amor, Quizás, Greatest Hits, Enrique Iglesias, Insomniac
Escape is the fifth studio album and second full-English-language album recorded by Spanish singer-songwriter Enrique Iglesias. This album was released by Interscope Records on October 30, 2001, and was later reissued in late 2002, with the addition of three bonus tracks. To the date the album has sold 3.5 million copies in U.S and over 10 million copies worldwide.
Iglesias either wrote or co-wrote every track on the album, and has said that for many of the tracks on the album he started out simply with titles that he later based the songs on. The first song to use this method was "Don't Turn Off the Lights", which was originally going to be the title of the album and the first single. "Hero", the most popular track from the album, was co-written by Paul Barry and Mark Taylor. Iglesias also stated that he wrote many songs for the album, but picked the ones he considered to be the very best.
Escape debuted at 2 on the Billboard 200, his then highest debut on the chart, selling 267,000 copies in its first week, behind Michael Jackson's Invincible. With "Hero" already at number one on the UK Singles Chart, the album also topped the UK Albums Chart, making Iglesias the only Latin artist to have a number-one album and number-one single on the UK charts simultaneously, as well as the first act of any nationality to do so in five years. Escape was the second best-selling album of 2002 in the United Kingdom, beaten only by Robbie Williams Escapology. It was also the best selling album of 2002 in Australia.
The album also performed well throughout the world, being certified triple-platinum in the United States, quadruple-platinum in the United Kingdom, 5× Platinum in Canada and Australia, and platinum in Germany. as well as reaching Platinum or Gold certification in 35 other countries around the world. Escape is Iglesias' best selling album and was awarded a Diamond certification for ten million copies shipped worldwide.Notes
^[a] signifies a co-producer
^[b] signifies a vocal producer
^[c] signifies an additional producer
1Escape3:28Escape (Enrique Iglesias album) Wikipedia
2Do Not Turn Off the Lights3:48
3Love to See You Cry4:07