Radical is the second album by Venezuelan-Spanish singer-songwriter and actress Melany Nova. It was released on May 19, 2015 by the Warner Music Spain and Warner Music Group. The album started to be recorded in November 2014 at Kensaltown Studios placed on Londres, England. Nova long-time friend Marius Montauban served as executive producer alongside her, the album also featured collaborations from Jesus Navarro and Carlos Muñiz. Such as her debut studio album, Nova co-wrote all songs on the album, and the recording sessions was finalized on June 2015. The album contains mainly Latin pop styles, with influences of pop rock, folk, dance and electropop.

Radical received generally favorable reviews from music critics, praising Nova's vocal evolution, and lyric's content. The album debuted at number one in seven countries, incluiding at US Top Latin Albums (Billboard), and US Latin Pop Albums (Billboard), with first-week sales of 73,058 copies, and number seven at US Billboard 200, and was certified Diamond by Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA's Latin), with 941,000 album-equivalent units sold. The album was platinum and multi-platinum certified in Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Hungary, and Switzerland, while was certified Diamond in Argentina, Brazil, where sold more than 700,000 copies, Chile, Mexico and Venezuela. In Spain, the album sold 1,053,000, becoming one of best-selling albums in Spain. As September 2019, the album sold over 8 millions copies worlwide, becoming the most successful Spanish album of the last ten years.

At 15th Annual Latin Grammy Awards, Nova won for Best Contemporary Pop Vocal Album and Album of the Year, Record of the Year and Best Short Form Music Video for "Huyendo de los Tiburones", while "Conmigo" was nominated for Song of the Year, and also won Best Latin Pop Album at 57th Annual Grammy Awards, becoming youngest winner artist of all the time.

The album had six singles, including the hit-songs "Conmigo", "Huyendo de los Tiburones", which topped the "Hot Latin Songs for 25 weeks and peaked at number twenty on the US Billboard Hot 100, and was certified twenty-seven times platinum by Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA's Latin), selling 1,634,000 album-equivalent units, and in Spain, the song was sold 757,000 copies until July 2016, becoming one best-selling single in the country, worlwide the song sold over 9.7 million copies worlwide, the album also contains the hit-singles "Radical", "Rara Casualidad", "La Fruta Prohibida" and "Sinmiraranadie". The album was promoted in severals television shows, festivals and as well on Tour De Verano in 2015 and Radical Tour in 2016.

Track listing[edit | edit source]

Radical – Standard edition

  1. "Radical" – 3:45
  2. "Conmigo" – 3:12
  3. "Huyendo de los Tiburores" – 3:16
  4. "Ilusión" – 3:45
  5. "Rara Casualidad" – 4:01
  6. "Si Supieras" – 4:34
  7. "Gracias Por No Creer en Mí" – 5:19
  8. "Sinmiraranadie" – 3:22
  9. "Cuidarías" – 4:15
  10. "Patético" – 3:09
  11. "La Fruta Prohibida" – 3:19
  12. "Ya Verás"– 3:13
  13. "Sed" – 3:15

Radical – Deluxe edition

  1. "Quien Diría" – 3:19
  2. "En El Medio de La Nada" – 4:12
  3. "Perdón y Adiós" – 3:23

Radical– Germany and U.S edition bonus track

  1. "Rise Up" – 3:19

Radical – South American edition bonus track

  1. "Lo Imperdonable – 2:36

Singles[edit | edit source]

Singles from Radical

1. "Conmigo"

Released: April 21, 2015

3. "Saltando los Tiburores"

Released: May 5, 2015

2. "Radical"

Released: July 7, 2015

4. "Rara Casualidad"

Released: October 1, 2015

5. "La Fruta Prohibida"

Released: January 29, 2016

6. "Sinmiraranadie"

Released: March 8, 2016

7. "Gracias Por No Creer en Mí"

Released: April 19, 2016

Charts[edit | edit source]

Weekly charts

Chart (2015) Position
Argentine Albums (CAPIF) 1
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria) 2
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders) 14
Belgian Albums Chart (Ultratop Wallonia) 17
Brazilian Albums (ABPD) 1
Czech Albums (IFPI) 3
Danish Albums (Hitlisten) 8
Dutch Albums (MegaCharts) 9
French Albums (SNEP) 3
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100) 12
Hungarian Albums (MAHASZ) 1
Italian Albums (FIMI) 1
Mexican Albums (Top 100 Mexico) 1
Portuguese Albums (AFP) 1
Spanish Albums (PROMUSICAE) 1
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan) 5
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade) 1
US Billboard 200 14
US Latin Albums (Billboard) 1
US Latin Pop Albums (Billboard) 1

Year-end charts[edit | edit source]

Chart (2015) Position
Argentine Albums (CAPIF) 2
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria) 26
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders) 36
Belgian Albums Chart (Ultratop Wallonia) 44
Brazilian Albums (ABPD) 2
Dutch Albums (MegaCharts) 45
French Albums (SNEP) 20
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100) 13
Italian Albums (FIMI) 2
Mexican Albums (Top 100 Mexico) 1
Portuguese Albums (AFP) 4
Spanish Albums (PROMUSICAE) 1
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade) 7
US Billboard 200 89
US Latin Albums (Billboard) 2
US Latin Pop Albums (Billboard) 3
Chart (2016) Position
Argentine Albums (CAPIF) 3
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders) 56
Belgian Albums Chart (Ultratop Wallonia) 156
Brazilian Albums (ABPD) 2
Danish Albums (Hitlisten) 24
Dutch Albums (MegaCharts) 45
French Albums (SNEP) 87
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100) 87
Italian Albums (FIMI) 28
Mexican Albums (Top 100 Mexico) 3
Portuguese Albums (AFP) 18
Spanish Albums (PROMUSICAE) 2
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade) 14
US Latin Albums (Billboard) 2
US Billboard 200 78
US Latin Pop Albums (Billboard) 2
Chart (2017) Position
Argentine Albums (CAPIF) 13
Brazilian Albums (ABPD) 8
Dutch Albums (MegaCharts) 87
French Albums (SNEP) 44
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100) 33
Italian Albums (FIMI) 76
Mexican Albums (Top 100 Mexico) 17
Spanish Albums (PROMUSICAE) 12
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade) 30
US Latin Albums (Billboard) 10
US Billboard 200 122
US Latin Pop Albums (Billboard) 18
Chart (2018) Position
Argentine Albums (CAPIF) 24
Brazilian Albums (ABPD) 18
French Albums (SNEP) 23
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100) 32
Mexican Albums (Top 100 Mexico) 34
Spanish Albums (PROMUSICAE) 26
US Latin Albums (Billboard) 45
US Latin Pop Albums (Billboard) 47

Certifications[edit | edit source]

Country Certification Sales/shipments
Argentina (CAPIF) Diamond 380,000^
Austria (IFPI Austria) Platinum 7,500^
Brazil (Pro-Música Brasil) Diamond 720,000^
Belgium (BEA) Platinum 30,000^
Colombia (ASINCOL) Diamond 200,000^
Chile (IFPI Chile) Diamond 100,000^
Denmark (IFPI Denmark) Platinum 15,000^
France (SNEP) 2× Platinum 245,000^
Germany (BVMI) Platinum 200,000^
Hungary (MAHASZ) Platinum 6,000^
Italy (FIMI) 3× Platinum 150,000^
Mexico (AMPROFON) 4× Platinum+Diamond 550,000^
Portugal (AFP) 4× Platinum 70,000^
Netherlands (NVPI) Platinum 40,000^
Spain (PROMUSICAE) 26× Platinum 1,053,000^
Sweden (GLF) Platinum 15,000^
Switzerland (IFPI Switzerland) 5× Platinum 100,000^
United States (RIAA) Diamond (Latin) 941,000‡
Venezuela (APFV) Diamond 500,000^
Summaries
GCC (IFPI Middle East) Platinum 10,000^
Europe (IFPI) Platinum 1,000,000^
Worlwide 8,000,000^
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