Lucero is the tenth album from Mexican pop music singer and actress Lucero. It was released on 1993 and is often cited as Veleta.
This album was the first Lucero album released only in CD and cassette, without being printed on LP. Had two formats: a digipack special edition & and the normal case with the bonus tracks, selling 350,000 copies on the former and reaching half-million status with the later. It is estimated that in total have sold over 1 million copies, certified by two gold albums and one platinum.
The first single (and most successful) was "Veleta" (Vane), and the singer once again face the challenge to remove Luis Miguel's "America, America" from the #1 spot in México. She accomplished that feat. "Veleta" is also her highest peak (along with Cuentame back in 1989) at the Billboard Hot Latin Tracks charts, hitting #2 on May 1, 1993. It was held off from #1 by La Mafia's Me Estoy Enamorando.
The second single "Sobreviviré" (I Will Survive) also hit #1 in Mexico (and #8 in United States) and was dethroned from pole position by the single "Ayer" by Luis Miguel.
The album was nominated for an Eres award in the Best Album category, which was awarded to "Aries" by Luis Miguel.
All track were written and produced by Rafael Pérez Botija, including the bonus tracks written specifically for the soap opera Los Parientes Pobres.
On her second live album Lucero En Vivo Auditorio Nacional the singles "Sobreviviré", "Veleta" and "El Número Uno" are included on the set-list.
The album is composed by ten songs, all of them were arranged and produced by Rafael Pérez Botija, including the bonus tracks.
This was the 4th album of Lucero that entered to the list of Billboard. The album stayed in the chart of the Latin Pop Albums for 7 weeks, 1 of them was in the top ten; peaking #10; and it stayed in the Top Latin Albums for 13 weeks, peaking at #19.Producer, arranger and guitars: Rafael Perez Botija
Recording engineers: J.A. Alvarez Lebrija “Boli”, Jose Antonio Alvarez Alija and Luis Carlos Esteban
Mixing: Oscar Clavel
Guitars: Javier Catala
Backing vocals: Lucero and Doris Cale
Music coordination: “Rubato”, Mary Jamieson and Ingrid Prysbyl
Photography: Adolfo Pérez Butrón
Wardrobe: Alan Simancas
Styling: Mike Salas