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Angel (Jon Secada song)

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"Angel"
Secada-angel-cover.jpg
Cover single of "Angel"
Single by Jon Secada
from the album Jon Secada & Otro Día Más Sin Verte
Released1993
FormatCD single
Recorded1992
GenreLatin pop
Length4:35
LabelEMI Latin, SBK
Songwriter(s)Jon Secada, Miguel A. Morejon
Producer(s)Emilio Estefan Jr.
Jon Secada singles chronology
"Just Another Day"
(1992)
"Angel"
(1993)
"Do You Believe in Us"
(1993)

"Angel" is a song recorded by the Cuban recording artist Jon Secada for his first studio album, Jon Secada, and for his first Spanish-language album Otro Día Más Sin Verte (1992). It was released in 1993 as the second single from Jon Secada and from his Spanish-language album. The English version peaked at number 18 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and at number three on the US Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary chart. The Spanish version peaked at number one on the US Billboard Hot Latin Tracks chart. It was composed by Secada and Miguel A. Morejon, and Emilio Estefan Jr. produced the piece. "Angel" is a pop ballad and was nominated for Pop Song of the Year at the 1993 Premio Lo Nuestro Awards. The song was the ninth best-performing Latin single on the Billboard Hot Latin Tracks chart of 1992.

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Production and success

Secada was the backing vocalist for the Cuban singer Gloria Estefan in 1989.[1] Secada became close friends with Estefan and her husband, Emilio Estefan Jr., who helped to guide Secada into the music business.[1] Secada released his first album, Jon Secada in 1992 with SBK Records.[1] The recording was made up of English-language compositions and two Spanish-language tracks. It was certified triple platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), denoting shipments of three million copies.[2] Secada, with the help of Emilio, decided to release an all Spanish-language album. During the recording sessions, Secada confirmed that Gloria helped to translate his English-language recordings into Spanish.[3] He said that she told him to record songs which he would be comfortably fine with singing throughout his career as a singer. She also told them not to "translate everything literally" but to "keep the same theme of the song in play".[3] "Angel" was written about a woman Secada had met in Amsterdam. He wrote in his autobiography that "writing those songs crystallized for me the fact that I was missing out on a deep emotional connection."[4]

"Angel" was released as the second single from his Spanish album. It peaked at number one on the US Billboard Hot Latin Tracks chart on the week ending October 31, 1992.[5] John Lannert of Billboard called "Angel" a "dramatic love ode".[6] Carlos Bolívar Ramírez described the singles "Otro Día Más Sin Verte" and "Angel" erroneously as rock ballads in his book La balada: mensaje universal (2001).[7] "Angel" was nominated for Pop Song of the Year at the 1993 Premio Lo Nuestro Awards.[8] "Angel" was the ninth best-performing Latin single on the Hot Latin Tracks year-end chart in 1992.[8]

Chart performance

Credits and personnel

Credits are taken from the album's liner notes.[13]

  • Jon Secada — vocals, composer
  • Miguel A. Morejon — composer
  • Emilio Estefan Jr. — producer

References

  1. ^ a b c Novas 2007, p. 297.
  2. ^ "American album  certifications – Secada, Jon – Jon Secada". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH. 
  3. ^ a b Secada 2014, p. 31.
  4. ^ Secada 2014, p. 27.
  5. ^ "Hot Latin Tracks > 14 Nov 1992". Billboard. 104 (46). November 14, 1992. Retrieved February 8, 2015.
  6. ^ Lannert, John (July 18, 1992). "Latin Notas". Billboard. 104 (29). Retrieved February 6, 2015.
  7. ^ Ramírez 2001, p. 258.
  8. ^ a b c Lannert, John (March 30, 1993). "Secada Lead Latin Noms Following Grammy Win". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. 105 (10): 10. Retrieved January 3, 2013.
  9. ^ "Angel: Chart history". Billboard.com. Retrieved July 6, 2010.
  10. ^ "Jon Secada > Hot 100". Billboard. Retrieved February 8, 2015.
  11. ^ "Jon Secada > Hot Adult Contemporary". Billboard. Retrieved February 8, 2015.
  12. ^ "RPM 100 Hit Tracks of 1993". RPM. Archived from the original on August 24, 2017. Retrieved November 23, 2017.
  13. ^ Secada, Jon (1992). Otro Día Más Sin Verte (Compact disc). EMI Latin. 0077778064640.

Sources

  • Secada, Jon (2014). A New Day: A Memoir. Penguin Books. ISBN 0698154487.
  • Ramírez, Carlos Bolívar (2001). La balada: mensaje universal. Lito Cóndor. ISBN 9583326844.

External links

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