9 Lives

9 Lives

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by Kat DeLuna
     
 

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With four years of opera training behind her, it's clear that 19-year-old pop singer Kat DeLuna -- who was born in the Bronx, spent several years in Santo Domingo, and eventually returned to the U.S. -- wasn't signed merely on the basis of her looks and passable ability to carry a tune. Her debut, 9 Lives, features credible streaks of dancehall, Latin pop, Euro

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With four years of opera training behind her, it's clear that 19-year-old pop singer Kat DeLuna -- who was born in the Bronx, spent several years in Santo Domingo, and eventually returned to the U.S. -- wasn't signed merely on the basis of her looks and passable ability to carry a tune. Her debut, 9 Lives, features credible streaks of dancehall, Latin pop, Euro-pop, modern R&B, freestyle, and yes, (albeit to a much lesser extent) opera as well. To DeLuna (who co-wrote everything) and her producer RedOne's credit, the album never quite sounds calculated or unnatural. While appealing multicultural/genre-crossing pop is nothing new, and a few tracks here are boilerplate and lack bite, DeLuna's controlled exuberance, ability to adapt to numerous styles, and considerable vocal ability keep it all afloat. The week the album was released, "Whine Up," the dancehall-flavored lead single featuring Elephant Man, had already been on the Hot 100 chart for two months, and it's the album's definite center, though a handful of potential singles could break the mainstream pop singles chart while approaching the tops of the dance, R&B, and Latin charts. On the surface, it might seem like she's an exceptionally talented singer who happened to strike at the right time with the right sound, but the majority of 9 Lives makes it known that she should be around for some time.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/07/2007
Label:
Epic
UPC:
0886970402323
catalogNumber:
704023

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Kat DeLuna   Primary Artist,Vocals,Background Vocals
Mattias Bylund   Piano
RedOne   Background Vocals
Craig Serani   Rap
Eric Rivera   Guitar
Maher   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Andrea Martin   Composer
Don Omar   Programming,Instrumentation
Anita Marisa Boriboon   Art Direction
Claude Kelly   Composer
Mattias Bylund   String Arrangements
Kat DeLuna   Composer
Sheri Lee   Art Direction
Henry Beaucejour   Assistant Management
Damon DeGraff   Management
Tyrone Edmond   Composer,Executive Producer
RedOne   Producer,Engineer,Audio Production,Vocal Editing
Maria P. Marulanda   Cover Design
William Landron Rivera   Programming,Instrumentation

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9 Lives 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Kat DeLuna is one of the greatest new artists of 2007. Her debut single, "Whine Up" is such a great dancable song. Other songs that are good are the two upbeat dancable songs, "Am I Dreaming" and "Feel What I Feel" and the soulful and slow-ish songs, "Love Me, Leave Me" and "Love Confusion." This album is very good. Check it out!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Kat deluna has made a terrific album most of her songs are great unlike other singers she has more good songs that are not the hit. Animal is great and so is Whine up so are some of the other songs. I will be eagerly waiting for new albums and songs to come.