- Released: September 14, 1999
- Label: Warner Music Latina
- 1.Tu Mirada
- 2.Soy Yo
- 3.Sol, Arena Y Mar
- 4.O Tu O Ninguna
- 6.Dormir Contigo
- 7.Dimelo En Un Beso
- 8.No Me Fio
- 9.Te Propongo Esta Noche
- 10.Tu Solo Tu
- 11.Ese Momento
- 12.Amarte Es Un Placer
Personnel includes: Luis Miguel (vocals); Dean Parks (acoustic guitar); Paul Jackson, Jr., Michael Landau (guitar); David Shamban (violin); Gayle Levant, Amy Wilkins (harp); Jeff Nathanson (saxophone); Chuck Findley, Jerry Hey, Gary Grant, Dan Higgins, Bill Reichenbach (horns); Francisco Loyo (piano, keyboards, synthesizer); Chester Thompson (Hammond B-3 organ); Michel Columbier, Robbie Buchanan (keyboards); Alejandro Carballo (bass synthesizer); Lalo Carrillo (bass); Victor Loyo, Vinnie Colaiuta (drums); Luis Conte, Tom Aros (percussion); Maria Del Rey, Carlos Murguia, Natisse Jones, Kenny O'Brien-Paez, Giselda Vatcky, Will Wheaton, Terry Wood (background vocals).
AMARTE ES UN PLACER was nominated for the 2000 Grammy Award for Best Latin Pop Performance.
AMARTE ES UN PLACER won the 2000 Billboard Latin Music Award for Male Pop Album Of The Year.
AMARTE ES UN PLACER won the 2000 Latin Grammy Award for Album Of The Year and Best Pop Album. "Tu Mirada" won the 2000 Latin Grammy Award for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance.
Personnel: Michael Landau, Paul Jackson, Jr. (guitar); Dean Parks (acoustic guitar); Jeff Nathanson (saxophone); Francisco Loyo (keyboards, synthesizer); Michel Colombier, Robbie Buchanan (keyboards); Alejandro Carballo (synthesizer); Victor Loyo, Vinnie Colaiuta (drums); Luis Conte, Tom Aros (percussion); Giselda Vatchky, Maria del Rey, Natisse Bambi Jones, Terry Wood, Wil Wheaton, Carlos MurguĦa (background vocals).
Audio Mixers: John Sorenson; Rafa Sardina.
Recording information: A & M Studios, Hollywood, CA; Cello Studios, Hollywood, CA; Lion Recording; OceanWay Recording, Hollywood, CA; Record Plant, Hollywood, CA; WaterSound, Studio City, CA.
Photographer: Alberto Tolot.
Arrangers: Luis Miguel; Hex Hector; Francisco Loyo; Jerry Hey; Juan Carlos Calder˘n; William Ross .
Luis Miguel knows how to make his every sojourn into the minefields of romance a fresh, moving experience. AMARTE ES UN PLACER's cover photo depicts Miguel back in his typical black suit and tie flashing his Kennedy-esque looks--it's another collection of uptempo lounge tunes and lush ballads that fill arenas in the U.S. and Latin America. He seems to do his best work with the slow stuff--in tunes like "Soy Yo," and "O Tu O Ninguna," his consistent tenor rolls into subtle climaxes, coaxing the crescendo out of the lyrics.
On the Vegas-style, up-tempo jazz-pop tunes like "Quiero," and "Dimelo un Beso," he's moody and wistful. "Tu Solo Tu," is an uplifting track that will remind listeners of Kool and the Gang's "Get Down on It." The main reason to buy his records is for tunes like "Dormir Contigo," where the words, the strings, and the syrupy sentimentalism come together and Miguel invokes all the drama for which his persona was so carefully constructed.