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Escape
Studio album by Enrique Iglesias
Released October 30, 2001
Recorded 2001
Genre Pop
Label Interscope
Producer Enrique Iglesias, Andres Restrepo
Professional reviews
Enrique Iglesias chronology
The Best Hits
(1999)
Escape
(2001)
Quizas
(2002)
Singles from Escape
  1. "Hero"
    Released: November 5, 2001
  2. "Escape"
    Released: April 2002
  3. "Love to See You Cry"
    Released: July 2002
  4. "Don't Turn Off the Lights"
    Released: August 2002
  5. "Maybe"
    Released: November 2002

Escape is an Enrique Iglesias album recorded in English in 2001.

In late 2002, a special edition of the album was released with two extra songs, "Maybe" (Mark Taylor Mix) and "To Love a Woman", a duet with Lionel Richie.

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Release and reception

Escape debuted at #2 on the Billboard 200, his then highest debut on the chart, selling 267,000 copies in its first week. Simultaneously, "Hero" topped the UK charts, making Iglesias the first Latin artist to have a #1 album and #1 single on the charts. It was the second highest seller, in the United Kingdom, beaten only by Robbie Williams's Escapology. It was also the best selling album of 2002 in Australia.

The album also performed well throughout the world, being certified 3x Platinum in the United States, 4x Platinum in the United Kingdom, 5x Platinum in Ireland, 6x Platinum in Canada, 5x Platinum in Australia, 3x Platinum in India, 2x Platinum in Germany, as well as reaching Platinum or Gold certification in numerous other countries around the world.

The album has now sold more than 10 million copies worldwide, becoming Enrique's best-selling album to date.

Writing Escape

Iglesias either wrote or co-wrote every track on the album. Enrique 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 off the album. Enrique also stated that he wrote many songs for the album, but picking the ones he considered to be the very best.

Track listing

# Title Song writer(s) Time
1 "Escape" DioGuardi/Iglesias/Morales/Siegel 3:28
2 "Don't Turn Off the Lights" DioGuardi/Iglesias/Morales/Siegel 3:47
3 "Love to See You Cry" Taylor/Iglesias/Torch/Barry 4:07
4 "Hero" Taylor/Iglesias/Barry 4:24
5 "I Will Survive" DioGuardi/Iglesias/Morales/Siegel/Fishbein 3:43
6 "Love 4 Fun" DioGuardi/Iglesias/Morales/Siegel/Fishbein 3:15
7 "Maybe" DioGuardi/Iglesias/Morales/Siegel/Fishbein 3:14
8 "One Night Stand" Taylor/Iglesias/Barry 4:11
9 "She Be the One" Taylor/Iglesias/Barry 3:36
10 "If the World Crashes Down" Mendez/Iglesias 4:45
11 "Escapar" DioGuardi/Iglesias/Morales/Siegel 3:28
12 "No Apagues la Luz" DioGuardi/Iglesias/Morales/Siegel 3:48
13 "Héroe" Taylor/Iglesias/Barry 4:23
14 "Hero (Metro Mix)"‡ 4:17
15 "Maybe (Mark Taylor Mix)"‡ 3:10
16 "To Love a Woman" - with Lionel Richie 3:53

‡Only included on the 2002 special edition release.

Chart positions

Year Chart Peak position
2002 Australian ARIA Albums Chart 1
2001 UK Albums Chart 1
2001 U.S. Billboard 200 2

External links

Preceded by
Come with Us by The Chemical Brothers
UK number one album
February 16, 2002 – March 1, 2002
Succeeded by
The Very Best of Sting & The Police
by Sting & The Police
Preceded by
Shoot This by Motor Ace
Australian ARIA Albums Chart number-one album
August 26 – September 1, 2002
September 9 – September 22, 2002
Succeeded by
A Rush of Blood to the Head by Coldplay
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