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Song Archive | May 19, 2001

Christina's Duet with Ricky Martin Achieves International Chart Success

'Nobody Wants to Be Lonely'world music awards - Hear it now!

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'Nobody wants to be lonely,' sings Ricky Martin in a song of the same name from his latest LP, 'Sound Loaded.' So what's a solo pop star to do?

Team up with another solo pop star for a blockbuster duet.

Ricky and Christina got together to re-record 'Nobody Wants to Be Lonely' - originally a ballad on Ricky's 2001 album 'Sound Loaded' - as a danced-up duet. In the video, which premiered on MTV, Christina and Ricky search for each other through various settings including a maze and a (thanks to CGI) endless pillared hall.

The song - apparently not wanting to be lonely, either - was not be sold separately as a single. Instead, it was added to pressings of 'Sound Loaded,' replacing the current version of the song. Already-pressed versions in stores, were bundled with a separate copy of the new single. Sony Music has said that people already owning copies of 'Sound Loaded' are able to receive the single online or by mailing in a sticker from the album cover.

The song is also included on Ricky Martin's 2001 'Greatest Hits' collection.

Martin performed the song at this year's American Music Awards, and appeared with Christina on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, UK's Top of the Pops, and at the 2001 World Music Awards.

'Nobody Wants To Be Lonely' was the Number 1 single for the 9 consecutive weeks on the World Airplay Chart. The single reached #1 in Brazil. The song also gained Power Play status on the chart and also propelled Ricky's 'Sound Loaded' album to #4 on the Brazilian albums chart. On the World Sales Chart the single reached a peak position of #1.

Christina's duet with Ricky Martin garnered Gold single status in Australia after 9 weeks. Christina had the disctinction of having 2 songs, albeit collaborations including 'Lady Marmalade', in the Australian Top 50 at the same time.

Also in Italy, Christina's debut, 'Christina Aguilera,' album re-entered the chart, obviously due in part to the massive success of 'Nobody Wants To Be Lonely', where it reached #1 on their charts.

'Nobody Wants To Be Lonely' World Airplay Charts

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Ricky and Christina got together to re-record 'Nobody Wants to Be Lonely' - originally a ballad on Ricky's album 'Sound Loaded' - as a danced-up duet.

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