El presente

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"El Presente"
Single by Julieta Venegas
from the album MTV Unplugged
Released15 April 2008
GenrePop-rock, alternative, Latin pop
LabelSony International
Songwriter(s)Julieta Venegas
Producer(s)Julieta Venegas
Julieta Venegas singles chronology
"Mi principio"
"El Presente"
"Algún Día"
Music video
"El Presente" on YouTube

"El presente" (English: "The Present") is a song by Julieta Venegas and is the first single from her album MTV Unplugged Julieta Venegas. Released on April 15, 2008. It is categorized as "A Worldwide Hit". The next song was placed in the top of Mexican radio, and Latin America and spent 11 weeks in the first place. The song was nominated for the Latin Grammy Award for Record of the Year and Song of the Year in 2008.

Song information[]

It was written by Julieta Venegas for her MTV Unplugged. "The song is about having only this time with a bit of nostalgia because it is short time, but at the same time enjoying it with someone who makes it worthwhile ... it is both sad and happy" Julieta said this in her Myspace page.

Live performances[]

The singer has taken her hit to several parts of the world. Apart from the acoustic presentation of her tour of the same name (El Presente Tour) include: at Los Premios MTV Latinoamérica 2008 in Guadalajara, Mexico with the collaboration of the group Nortec Collective in a version Electro/ranchera and Mariachi music typical of that state.[1]

At the Latin Grammy Awards in Houston, Texas, after a presentation of various accordions in Latin music that touched it with her song.[2]

In the Nobel Prize in 2008 in Oslo, Norway with American actress Scarlett Johansson and British actor Michael Caineas, well as performing "Algún Día". “It's an occasion to celebrate the good aspects of human beings, the former Finnish president helped negotiate peace in some conflicts in the world, is a very important to me is very exciting to participate” Julieta express. Being a very important presentation by the artist.[3]

Track listing[]

CD Single[4]
  1. "El Presente (Unplugged)" — 3:41


Chart (2010) Peak
Mexico (Monitor Latino)[5] 1
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[6] 3
US Hot Latin Tracks (Billboard)[7] 11
US Latin Pop Airplay (Billboard)[8] 2

Awards and nominations[]

Latin Grammy[9]

Year Title Result
Record of the Year Nominated
Song of the Year Nominated

Latin Billboard Awards[10]

Year Title Result
Song of The Year, Female Nominated
Latin Song of The Year, Female Nominated

See also[]


  1. ^ http://www.eluniversal.com.mx/notas/547743.html
  2. ^ http://www.hitsvideosmusicales.com/2008/11/julieta-venegas-canta-en-el-latin.html
  3. ^ http://www.europafm.com/EuropaFM/mexicana-Julieta-Venegas-actuara-edicion-del-Premio-Nobel-Paz/N_2942337[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ http://www.discogs.com/Julieta-Venegas-El-Presente/release/2915975
  5. ^ "Continúa Julieta Venegas a la cabeza de las preferencias latinas" (in Spanish). Vanguardia. 2008-06-09.
  6. ^ "Spanish Airplay Chart". Los 40 Principales (España) (in Spanish). Hung Medien. 2008. Retrieved 2008. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  7. ^ "El Presente Julieta Venegas Latin Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2008. Retrieved 2008-07-16.
  8. ^ "El Presente Julieta Venegas Latin Pop Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2008. Retrieved 2008-07-16.
  9. ^ http://www.atronao.com/lista-de-nominados-latin-grammy-2008/
  10. ^ 2009 Latin Billboard Music Awards
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