Alma Caribeña

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Alma Caribeña ~ Caribbean Soul
Studio album by Gloria Estefan
Released May 2000 (2000-05)
(see Release history)
Recorded Crescent Moon Studios, Miami
Genre Latin pop
Length 52:32 (U.S. Version)
Label Epic
Producer Emilio Estefan Jr.
Gloria Estefan chronology
Gloria!
(1998)
Alma Caribeña ~ Caribbean Soul
(2000)
Greatest Hits Vol. II
(2001)

Alma Caribeña (English: Caribbean Soul) is the ninth studio solo album and third Spanish album released by American singer Gloria Estefan. It also is the twenty-second overall, released in 2000.

Album history[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
Entertainment Weekly A–[2]

At the 2001 Grammy Awards the album won the Best Tropical Latin Performance field, giving Estefan her third win in this category. Also at the 1st Annual Latin Grammy Awards the video for the first single “No Me Dejes de Querer”, directed by Emilio Estefan Jr. and Gloria Estefan, won Best Music Video. The album became the biggest selling record of the year selling over 5.2 million copies worldwide. It was nominated for Pop Album of the Year at the Lo Nuestro Awards of 2001.[3]

Singles[edit]

# Title Date
1. No Me Dejes De Querer April 2000 (Worldwide) & August 2000 (U.S., CD-Maxi Single.)
2. Como Me Duele Perderte August 2000 (U.S.) & October 2000 (Spain)
3. Tres Gotas De Agua Bendita August 2000 (Europe) & September 2000 (Japan)
4. Dame Otra Oportunidad 2000 (only Spain)
5. Tengo Que Decirte Algo 2000 (only U.S.)
6. Me Voy 2000 (only Mexico)
7. Por Un Beso 2000 (only U.S. & Mexico)

Track listing[edit]

# Title Written by Length
1. Por Un Beso Robert Blades 5:01
2. “Punto De Referencia” Robert Blades, Angie Chirino, Emilio Estefan Jr. 4:51
3. Dame Otra Oportunidad Hernan "Teddy" Mulet, Robert Blades, George Noriega, Emilio Estefan Jr. 4:04
4. Como Me Duele Perderte M. Flores 4:28
5. “Te Tengo A Ti” George Noriega, Robert Blades, Emilio Estefan Jr. 3:56
6. Tres Gotas De Agua Bendita(Featuring Celia Cruz) Rene L. Toledo 4:18
7. “Nuestra Felicidad” Robert Blades, Sal Cuevas 3:00
8. “La Flor y Tu Amor” Rene L. Toledo 4:23
9. Me Voy M. Flores 5:01
10. “Solo Por Tu Amor” Randall Barlow 4:03
11. Tengo Que Decirte Algo(Duet with Jose Feliciano) Robert Blades 3:18
12. No Me Dejes De Querer Gloria M. Estefan, Emilio Estefan Jr., Robert Blades 3:37
13. No Me Dejes De Querer("Flores" del Caribe Mix - Radio Edit) Gloria M. Estefan, Emilio Estefan Jr., Robert Blades 4:43

U.S. Limited Edition (Exclusive Warehouse Music Release) Bonus CD[edit]

# Title Written by Length
2-1. No Me Dejes De Querer(Unplugged) [Bonus Track] Gloria M. Estefan, Emilio Estefan Jr., Robert Blades 3:27

Japan Bonus Track[edit]

# Title Written by Length
14. No Me Dejes de Querer(Acoustic Version) Gloria M. Estefan, Emilio Estefan Jr., Robert Blades 3:27

Release history[edit]

Region Date
Canada May 23, 2000 (2000-05-23)
United States
Europe May 15, 2000 (2000-05-15)
Spain May 11, 2000 (2000-05-11)
France May 9, 2000 (2000-05-09)
Japan May 24, 2000 (2000-05-24)
Australia June 9, 2000 (2000-06-09)

Charts and certifications[edit]

Awards[edit]

Year Award Show Award
2000 Latin Grammy Award Best Music Video, “No Me Dejes de Querer
2001 Grammy Music Award Best Traditional Tropical Latin Album
2001 Billboard Latin Music Award Best Tropical/Salsa Album

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/album/r479669
  2. ^ Entertainment Weekly review (2000)
  3. ^ "Premios Lo Nuestro: Votación 2001". Univision. Univision Communications Inc. 2001. Retrieved August 14, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Gloria Estefan Album & Song Chart History" Billboard 200 for Gloria Estefan. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 2 June 2012.
  5. ^ "Gloria Estefan Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Top Latin Albums for Gloria Estefan. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 2 June 2012.
  6. ^ "Gloria Estefan Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Tropical Albums for Gloria Estefan. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 2 June 2012.
  7. ^ "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. 
  8. ^ "Certificaciones 2000". AMPROFON (in Spanish). Facebook. 2000. Retrieved July 1, 2013. 
  9. ^ "American album certifications – Gloria Estefan – Alma Caribena". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH