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Crystal Clear (2000)


Crystal Clear is the fourth studio and third English album by Christian/Latina pop singer Jaci Velasquez, released on September 5, 2000 on Word Records. The album is produced by Mark Heimermann and Rudy Pérez.


The album is a mixture of some Latin, teen pop and ballads. Crystal Clear features two guest vocalists: Michael Tait of DC Talk singing backing vocals on the Christian CHR single "Center of Your Love" and Latin singer Luis Fonsi singing a duet with Jaci on the ballad "Come As You Are." The album featured three number one Christian radio hits: "Imagine Me Without You," "Center of Your Love" and "Every Time I Fall." Christian singer - songwriter Tiffany Arbuckle Lee (known by her stage name Plumb) co-wrote the title track.


Crystal Clear peaked at number 3 on the Billboard Top Christian Albums and number 42 on the Top 200 Albums charts. The album was certified Gold a full year later in 2001. That same year, the album was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Pop/Contemporary Gospel Album and Jaci was nominated in four categories at the Dove Awards including Female Vocalist and Artist of the Year.


Track listing


1. Escúchame (Listen to Me) (Jaci Velasquez, Mark Heimermann) -3:13

2. Crystal Clear (Tiffany Arbuckle, Matt Stanfield) -3:49

3. Every Time I Fall (Jeremy Bose, Paul Evans) -3:27

4. You're Not There (Jaci Velasquez, Mark Heimermann) -4:00

5. Adore (Chris Eaton, Brent Bourgeois) -4:14

6. He's My Savior (Chris Eaton, Paul Fields) -4:16

7. You Don't Miss a Thing (Mark Heimermann, Brad Ford, Shannon Ford, Javier Solís, Nick Gonzales) -4:10

8. Imagine Me Without You (Rudy Pérez) -4:15

9. Come As You Are (duet with Luis Fonsi) (Rudy Pérez, Judith Volz, Judith Volz)

-3:30

10. Center of Your Love (Mark Heimermann, Pete Stewart) -4:21

11. Just a Prayer Away (Rudy Pérez, Elizabeth Pérez, Mark Portman) -4:27


Gold certified in 2001.


Production credits


Mark Heimermann -producer (tracks 1 -7 and 10)

Rudy Pérez -producer (tracks 8, 9 and 11)


Radio singles

2000 "Imagine Me Without You" -#1 Christian AC

2000 "Center of Your Love" -#1 Christian CHR

2001 "Every Time I Fall" -#1 Christian CHR, #1 Christian AC

2001 "Adore" -#4 Christian AC

2001 "You're Not There" -#17 Christian CHR


Previous release: Llegar a Ti (1999)

Next release: Mi Corazón (2001)


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