El Fenómeno is the first commercially released album by Arcángel, due to the unsuccessful attempt of releasing his previous album, La Maravilla. Originally intended to be released on November 25, 2008, it was suddenly pushed back to December 9, 2008. Guests featured on the album are J-King, Don Omar and Tempo. The album also contains six tracks from his previous unreleased album La Maravilla, and also features his first commercially successful single "Chica Virtual," previously released on the DJ Nelson compilation album Flow La Discoteka 2. The lead single from the album, "Por Amar a Ciegas", was released on December 3, 2009.