Abriendo Puertas (Gloria Estefan album)

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Abriendo Puertas
Studio album by Gloria Estefan
Released September 1995 (1995-09)
(see Release history)
Recorded Crescent Moon Studios, Miami
Genre Latin pop
Length 39:54
Label Epic
Producer Emilio Estefan Jr.
Gloria Estefan chronology
Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me
(1994)
Abriendo Puertas
(1995)
Destiny
(1996)
Alternative cover
Australia Double Pack Edition
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
Entertainment Weekly B[2]

Abriendo Puertas (Spanish: Opening Doors) is a 1995 album released by Gloria Estefan. It is her sixth studio album as a soloist and second Spanish language album released.

Album history[edit]

Abriendo Puertas was the second Spanish language studio album released by Estefan after her successful Spanish debut album, Mi Tierra.

In contrast to Mi Tierra, an album primarily influenced by Cuban music, Abriendo Puertas draws on a wider variety of Latin American musical styles.[1] For instance, the title track is an example of vallenato, a Colombian music genre. Several of the songs refer to Christmas and the New Year.

Estefan's second Spanish album won Best Tropical Latin Performance at the 1996 Grammy Awards, her second Grammy Award. The album was also awarded "Tropical Album of the Year" at the Lo Nuestro Awards.[3] The album has sold 5 million copies worldwide.

Track listing[edit]

Standard Track Listing
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Abriendo Puertas" (Opening Doors) Kike Santander 3:52
2. "Tres Deseos" (Three Wishes) Kike Santander 3:32
3. "Más Allá" (Beyond) Kike Santander 5:22
4. "Dulce Amor" (Sweet Love) Kike Santander 3:44
5. "Farolito" (Sweet Love) Kike Santander 4:40
6. "Nuevo Día" (New Day) Kike Santander 3:36
7. "La Parranda" (The Big Party) Kike Santander 4:20
8. "Milagro" (Miracle) Kike Santander 3:38
9. "Lejos De Tí" (Far From You) Kike Santander 3:50
10. "Felicidad" (Happiness) Kike Santander 5:20
Japan Track Listing
No. Title Writer(s) Length
11. "Abriendo Puertas (Teri's Gettin' Hard Dub)" (Bonus Track) Gloria Estefan, Emilio Estefan, Jr., Jon Secada 5:13

Singles[edit]

  • "Abriendo Puertas" - Released September 1995 (U.S./Europe) / October 1995 (Japan)
  • "Más Allá" - Released December 1995
  • "Tres Deseos" - Released January 1995
  • "Dulce Amor" - Released Promotionally in U.S. Radio (March 1996); Spain & Mexico
  • "La Parranda" - Released Promotionally December 1996 in U.S. & Spain
  • "Lejos De Ti" - Released Promotionally in Spain in 1996
  • "Felicidad" - Released Promotionally in Spain in 1996

Release history[edit]

Region Date
United States September 26, 1995 (1995-09-26)
Canada October 3, 1995 (1995-10-03)
Europe September 25, 1995 (1995-09-25)
France November 13, 1995 (1995-11-13)
Japan October 19, 1995 (1995-10-19)

Charts and certifications[edit]

Awards[edit]

Year Award Show Award
1996 Grammy Award Best Tropical/Salsa Album

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Abriendo Puertas (Gloria Estefan album) at AllMusic
  2. ^ Sinclair, Tom (1995-10-27). "Abriendo Puertas Review". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 2012-07-04. 
  3. ^ "Lo Nuestro 1996 - Historia de Premio lo Nuestro". Univision. 2001-11-13. Retrieved 2011-09-13. 
  4. ^ "Hits of the World - Spain". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. 2 March 1996. p. 46. Retrieved 25 July 2012. 
  5. ^ "ultratop.be - Gloria Estefan - Abriendo puertas". 
  6. ^ "dutchcharts.nl - Gloria Estefan - Abriendo puertas". 
  7. ^ "Gloria Estefan - Abriendo puertas - swisscharts.com". 
  8. ^ "Gloria Estefan Album & Song Chart History" Billboard 200 for Gloria Estefan. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 2 June 2012.
  9. ^ "Gloria Estefan Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Top Latin Albums for Gloria Estefan. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 2 June 2012.
  10. ^ "Discos de oro y platino" (in Spanish). Cámara Argentina de Productores de Fonogramas y Videogramas. Archived from the original on July 6, 2011. Retrieved July 1, 2013. 
  11. ^ "Dutch album certifications – Gloria Estefan – Abriendo Puertas" (in Dutch). Nederlandse Vereniging van Producenten en Importeurs van beeld- en geluidsdragers. 
  12. ^ "American album certifications – Gloria Estefan – Abriendo Puertas". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click Type, then select Latin, then click SEARCH
  13. ^ "IFPI Platinum Europe Awards – 1997". International Federation of the Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 2011-07-03.