Jennifer Lopez: No Me Ames (1999) HD online
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It is a Spanish cover version of the Italian song "Non Amarmi", written by Giancarlo Bigazzi, Marco Falagiani and Aleandro Baldi and recorded by Baldi and Francesca Alotta for Baldi's album Il Sole (1993).
The song was translated into Spanish by Ignacio Ballesteros at Anthony's request.
The music video was directed by Kevin Bray and received a Latin Grammy nomination for Best Short Form Music Video.
"No Me Ames" speaks of a complicated relationship between two lovers.
The song peaked at number one in the Billboard Hot Latin Songs chart.
It received a Latin Grammy nomination for "Best Pop Performance by a Duo/Group with Vocals".
At the Billboard Latin Music Awards of 2000, the song received an award for Hot Latin Track of the Year by a Vocal Duo and two nominations for Tropical/Salsa Track of the Year and Hot Latin Track of the Year.
The track received an award for Salsa Song of the Year at the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers Awards of 2000.
The first Spanish version of the song was released by Mexican singer Yuri and her husband Rodrigo Espinoza with different lyrics titled "Hoy Que Estamos Juntos".
According to Lopez, Anthony had the idea to translate "Non Amarmi", an "old Italian song", into Spanish.
"No Me Ames" ended 1999 as the third best performing Latin track of the year in the United States.
The song led to the duo receiving a nomination for Pop Group or Duo of the Year at the 12th Lo Nuestro Awards.
At the 1st Latin Grammy Awards, the song received a nomination for "Best Pop Performance by a Duo/Group with Vocals".
In 2000, the song received an award for Salsa Song of the Year at the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers Awards of 2000.
At the inaugural Juventud Awards in 2004, "No Me Ames" was nominated in the category for "La Más Pegajosa" ("Catchiest Tune").
The music video for "No Me Ames" was directed by Kevin Bray in Los Angeles, California.
The song was scheduled to be performed at the first annual Latin Grammy Awards, but Anthony was unable to attend due to complications with his wife's pregnancy.
Lopez and Anthony performed the song at the final show of Lopez's Dance Again World Tour.
Mario Tarradell of the Dallas Morning News remarked "No Me Ames" as an "island flavored" song.
NME listed the ballad version as one of the "potentially offensive slushy ballads" on the album.