Ricky Martin & Christina Aguilera
Nobody Wants To Be Lonely' was the second single from Ricky Martin's second English album, 'Sound Loaded'. Released in 2001, the single [which is a duet with Christina Aguilera] peaked at No.13 on the Billboard Hot 100 becoming Martin's 4th Top 20 hit and Aguilera's 6th Top 20 hit. The single also peaked at No.4 in the UK and No.6 in Australia. The single is most known for being a leader in showing that high profile singles could still do relatively well without major commercial releases [which helped usher in the social norm of today's singles]. 'Nobody Wants To Be Lonely' was not released in its original form, as the original album version was a soft heartfelt Latin ballad, sung only by Ricky Martin. The version released as a single features vocals obviously from both Martin and Aguilera, but also features a more up-tempo pop oriented production. In 2001, the song earned nomination for a Grammy Award for Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals but lost to Lady Marmalade, another collaboration which includes Aguilera.