Toby Love (album)

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His influential musicians include Michael Jackson and Lauryn Hill (both pictured) which helped combined the mixture of R&B and bachata found on "Tengo Un Amor".

"Tengo Un Amor" was written by Love with additional composition by Edwin Perez who also handled production for the song. [4] The song was written with Spanglish lyrics combining crunk hip hop with bachata. [5] In his review of the parent album, David Jefferies called the song "an incredibly smooth, lush, and glittery ballad", selecting the song as an "Allmusic Pick". [6] Love later called "Tengo Un Amor" the "door-opener" for all of his future success. [7]

His musical influences include Michael Jackson, Lauryn Hill, Juan Luis Guerra and Héctor Lavoe, which helped produce the mixture of R&B and bachata found on "Tengo Un Amor". [8] According to Billboard the original version of the song is a "straightforward bachata song" while the remix with R.K.M & Ken-Y, known then as Rakim & Ken-Y provides "urban street cred". [9] The remix also features a verse by R.K.M where he raps to a rhythm of bachata infused with reggaetón, or bachaton. [10]

Commercial performance

"Tengo Un Amor" was released digitally on November 6, 2006 by Sony BMG Norte. [11] After reaching number three on the Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100, the song debuted and peaked at #100 of the Billboard Hot 100 chart for the week of November 18, 2006. [12] [13] On the Billboard Hot Latin Tracks chart, the song debuted for the issue week of August 5, 2006 and peaked at number two for the week of November 11, 2006. [14] [15] This gave R.K.M & Ken-Y their third Top 10 single following "Down" and "Me Matas". [16] On the Billboard Latin Tropical Airplay chart, the song debuted for the week of August 19, 2006 and peaked at number three for the week of November 11, 2006. [17] [18] On the Billboard Latin Pop Airplay chart, the song debuted for the week of October 7, 2006 and peaked at #25 for the week of October 28, 2006. [19] [20] In Los Angeles, the song became one of the top five most requested tracks on the Rhythmic Top 40 KXOL (96.3), the Senior Vice President of which called the song a "smash" while citing its success as an acceptance of Hispanic audiences and urban tastes. [21]

Critical reception

Toby Love
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Studio album by
ReleasedSeptember 5, 2006
July 17, 2007 (Reloaded)
Genre Bachata, R&B
Label Sony BMG Norte
Toby Love chronology
Toby Love
(2006)
Love Is Back
(2008)
Singles from Toby Love
  1. "Tengo Un Amor"
    Released: July 18, 2006
  2. "Don't Cry (La Niña Que Soñé)"
    Released: 2006
  3. "Amores Como El Tuyo"
    Released: 2007
Professional ratings
Review scores
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"Tengo Un Amor" received three nominations at the 2007 Latin Billboard Music Awards for Best Vocal Duet or Collaboration and Tropical Airplay Song of the Year, Duo or Group for the remix version while winning the award for Tropical Airplay Song of the Year, New Artist category. [16] He was also awarded Best Rap/Hip-Hop Album for Toby Love. [16] [22] The song was award an ASCAP award for Urban Song of the Year from the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers. [23] According to Jon Caramanica of New York Times , "Tengo Un Amor" is Love's "biggest hit". [24]

Track listing

Original
No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Intro - Who Put This Together"Octavio Rivera 0:24
2."Tengo Un Amor"Rivera, Gabriel Padilla, Edwin PerezEZP4:18
3."Playa Fa Sho'"Rivera 3:18
4."Don't Cry (La Niña Que Soñé)"Rivera 4:05
5."Morir Amando"Rivera 3:46
6."Interlude - No Snitchin'"Rivera 0:57
7."We Got It (Cadillac)" (featuring Julio Voltio)Rivera, Julio Ramos  4:38
8."Yo Quiero Saber" (featuring Judy Santos)Rivera, Judy Santos 3:50
9."Celda Fría"Rivera 4:30
10."Stripper Pole" (featuring KP Da Moneymaker)Rivera 3:36
11."Mi Decisión" (featuring Solo 5)A.B. Quintanilla III, Cruz Martínez, Luigi Giraldo 3:54
12."Amores Como El Tuyo"Rivera 4:38
13."Gotta Let You Go"Rivera 3:42
14."Momma's Song"Rivera 3:16
15."Tengo Un Amor" (Remix) (featuring R.K.M & Ken-Y)Rivera, Padilla, Perez, Kenny Vazquez, José NievesEZP4:20
Total length:53:13
Reloaded - CD
No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Tengo Un Amor" (Scarlito R&B Remix) (featuring R.K.M & Ken-Y)Rivera, Padilla, Perez, Kenny Vazquez, José NievesEZP4:16
2."La Mujer Perfecta" (featuring Hector "El Father")  3:17
3."Playa Fa Sho'" (Remix) (featuring Magic Juan)Rivera 3:18
4."Don't Cry (La Niña Que Soñe)" (Scarlito Remix) (featuring Alexis & Fido)Rivera 3:32
5."Morir Amando" (Remix) (featuring Fanny Lú)Rivera 3:46
6."We Got It (Cadillac)" (Remix) (featuring Julio Voltio & Vakero)Rivera, Julio Ramos  4:27
7."Interlude"  0:30
8."Yo Quiero Saber" (featuring Girlz Talk)Rivera, Judy Santos 3:50
9."Stripper Pole" (Remix) (featuring Pitbull)Rivera 3:54
10."Amores Como El Tuyo" (Remix) (featuring Jorge Celedón)Rivera 4:38
11."Gotta Let You Go" (featuring Max Agende P.I.C.)Rivera 3:42
Total length:39:05
Reloaded - DVD
No.TitleLength
1."From Da Barrio To The Billboards" 
2."Mun2 Vivo" 
3."Tengo Un Amor" (Music Video)4:06
4."Don't Cry (La Niña Que Soñe)" (Scarlito Remix) (featuring Alexis & Fido) (Music Video)3:59
5."Amores Como El Tuyo" (Music Video)4:27

Charts

Chart (2006)Peak
Position
US Heatseeker Albums ( Billboard ) [25] 42
US Heatseeker Albums (Middle Atlantic) ( Billboard ) [26] 3
US Latin Rhythm Albums ( Billboard ) [27] 11
US Top Latin Albums (Billboard) [28] 27

Certifications

RegionCertification Certified units/sales
United States (RIAA) [29] Platinum (Latin)60,000

Sales+streaming figures based on certification alone.

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