This is the second single from Puerto-Rican singer Ricky Martin's ninth studio and first bilingual album Musica + Alma + Sexo. It was released on December 21, 2010.
A Spanish-language version is also included on the album titled "Te Vas."
Martin told Billboard magazine about the song: "The lyrics to this song changed a lot. And we go back to the same point. I needed to make the lyrics my own. It's a goodbye. You're leaving, but we're still friends."
Two tears roll down Sinead O'Connor's face. toward the end of the video for "Nothing Compares 2 U." They were shed because she associated the song's lyrics of love and loss with her mother, who was killed in a car accident in 1985.